SAINT PAUL EPISCOPAL CHURCH
A Jubilee Ministry Center
340 Locust Street
"TOGETHER BUILDING THE KINGDOM OF GOD"
ECUMENICAL ACTITVIES OF THE PARISH
As we continue to implement our
With Lutherans (Saint John Lutheran, Saint John Herr Estates Retirement Community, and Saint James Lutheran) began May / October 2006
Three joint Eucharists - Ascension Thursday – May – at Saint John Herr Estates Retirement Community
Feast of the Holy Cross – September 14 – at
Saint Paul Day – January 25 – at
With Lutherans (Saint John Lutheran) – 2013 is our ninth year
Joint Good Friday Service with Communion (alternate between churches and preachers)
With Presbyterians (
Joint Ash Wednesday Eucharist Service with ashes – at
Joint Thanksgiving Eve Eucharistic Service – at Columbia Presbyterian – alternate preachers
Joint Palm / Passion Sunday Breakfast and Blessing / Procession of Palms – at
Joint Maundy Thursday Service - at Saint Paul - alternate preachers
With Roman Catholics (Saint Peter) – 2013 is our seventh year
Joint Stations of the Cross (twice during Lent) – once at
With Roman Catholics (Saint Peter and Holy Trinity) - 2013 is our fourth year
Joint Week of Christian Unity Solemn Sung Evensong - alternate churches and preachers
With United Methodists
Weekly Lenten Study Program with dinner - 2009
Joint Maundy Thursday Eucharist and foot washing ceremony - 2009
Community-wide Service of Healing - Lent 2010
Stations of the Cross - Good Friday - 2013 will be the third year
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (2004)
Lutheran pastor presided and preached at all Sunday Eucharists at
Prayers of the People
Included in the Prayer of the People a prayer for the Bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg
Father Patrick is currently President of the Columbia Ministerium which sponsors a number of ecumenical outreach programs: bus vouchers; emergency winter shelter; homeless day center; motel vouchers; Homes of Hope; Community Life Network; etc. The Ministerium provides a forum for a number of programs sponsored by member churches.
In addition to its 9 year monthly Free Community Breakfast Program (and Christmas Day), Saint Paul’s provides space for two other churches (Impact Christian Center and Columbia Christian Fellowship) so that they can provide free breakfast programs (one is monthly while the other is quarterly).
In 2013, Saint Paul began a monthly Free Community Dinner Program on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
For over 30 years, Saint Paul has had a food bank that feeds the hungry of our community. We have over 40 volunteers and hundreds of donors who represent many different religious traditions.
We continue to explore additional ways that we can work with other churches in prayer, worship, and outreach. While our national churches work on sharing and communion agreements, we at