Welcome to St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s is a welcoming and inclusive community of about 280 members who come from all over the greater Milwaukee area.

We treasure the richness and diversity God has given our community, as it enhances our understanding of God.

CHORAL EVENSONG for the Easter Season

• 4:30pm on Sunday, 26 April 2015

• Featuring the voices of the Milwaukee Children’s Choir

There really is no better way to finish a spring Sunday in Eastertide than praying Choral Evensong with the St. Paul’s family.

Bring the day to a quiet, prayerful close with beautiful music and peaceful contemplation.

He is risen!

God’s redeeming work is done!

Spread the word!

Bring your family. Bring your neighbors.

The Love that is our salvation is no secret! Share the glory!

April 12, 2015: Should he be called Doubting Thomas?

Sermon
Deacon Sheila M. Scott
Second Sunday of Easter

You most likely grew up hearing about “Doubting Thomas” and were told that if you doubt, you lack faith.  If any of you are like me, this caused a lot of anguish growing up.  Doubting meant that somehow you were not good enough, you did not pray hard enough or often enough to God to give you unquestioning faith.

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Our German connection

Read about our connection to a German gentleman in the April Apostle…click on NEWS…then on the Apostle icon.

April 5, 2015: They Said Nothing

Sermon
The Rev. Dr. C. Steven Teague, Rector
Easter Sunday

On March 20th this year spring arrived. I know because the TV weather guy tells me, and they’re always right. A few days later, I awaken – sun shining, warm breeze, birds singing, trees and flowers budding – yes, it’s spring. Then I open my eyes, look out the window. “It’s snowing. Dang” – well, somewhat close to what I said. And that is like the first Easter – shock and fear. The nightmare continues.

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April 3, 2015: Were you there?

Sermon
Deacon Sheila M. Scott
Good Friday

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

Were you there when they pierced him in the side?

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

I am pretty sure, you are familiar with this soul stirring Afro-American spiritual.  You will hear it later on in this service.

Twelve years ago, on Good Friday, I was asked by my then rector, Fr. Mann, to carry a large wooden cross into St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Amarillo, TX, while the choir was singing this hymn. It was a life changing experience for me, and each time I hear it, I am transported back to that powerful moment in my life when it finally occurred to me:  I am also responsible for what happened to Jesus more than 2000 years ago! I placed the cross in front of the altar, and with tears streaming down my face, I returned to my seat, a changed person.  By the grace of God, that was my “moment closest to Christ.”

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Holy Week and Easter services at St. Paul’s

Join us at St. Paul’s services in Holy Week and on Easter Sunday…

  • Palm Sunday is March 29 (reading of the Passion According Mark)
  • Maundy Thursday, 7pm (Stripping of the Altar and Meditations at the Chapel of Repose
  • ;Good Friday, (reading of St. John’s Passion) at Noon, a 5pm Family Service, and 7pm service (with choral music)
  • Easter Sunday we will flower the cross (bring fresh flowers to help) at both 8am and 10:15am services. Easter Breakfast is at 9am in the Great Hall, for 10:15 the Children will process in the Alleluia’s, people can flower the cross as part of the procession (or place their flowers during the Prelude) and Children’s Easter Egg hunt after the 10:15 service.

 

March 29, 2015: Palm/Passion Sunday Meditation

Sermon
The Rev. Dr. C. Steven Teague, Rector
Palm Sunday

“Truly this man was God’s Son.” A Roman soldier, a peace enforcer, not a peacemaker, says these words. Does he know what he’s saying? Does he mean it? He could be next up on a cross if someone reports him to Rome. Caesar and, NO OTHER, is God’s Son for him. Jesus is not his people. Is he changing sides?

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Sermon
The Rev. Dr. C. Steven Teague, Rector
Fifth Sunday in Lent

If you believe in a divine being surely you’d want to know:  “what is that being like? How do I relate to this being?” Warning: scripture won’t give you clear, direct answers. Trying to figure you’ll get a clear bead on the divine plan will be tough. Things start okay in Genesis, when God creates – earth, sky, seas, animals, and finally people who, unlike the rest of creation come with free wills, which they immediately test – you remember, that tree thing. For trying it out, the first couple gets evicted. Things quickly deteriorate. Heard of the big flood? God sends it to wipe out and restart creation. Does God really kill Egyptian boys – drowns the army, to help out His chosen, and then commands them destroy a people and take their country? God sounds more like tribal warrior gods who lead Israel’s neighbors. Israel’s God tries to keep the Chosen, chosen. To straighten folks out God sends prophets, who get few positive results. Isaiah cries out for God to rip open the heavens and get down here and fix this mess. Finally God does, once and for all – Jesus – Incarnation, which says this all powerful Almighty Creator stoops to become like us, to relate to us – and clear up some bad rumors about him.

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March 15, 2015: John 3:16 – So What?

Sermon
The Rev. Dr. C. Steven Teague, Rector
Fourth Sunday in Lent

I suspect everyone here today is familiar with John 3:16: “God so loved the world, he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” You may have learned the verse in Children’s Sunday School, at Vacation Bible School, or memorized it from NFL end zones when some religiously inclined fans held up the citation. You get it.

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March 8, 2015: Terribly Wrong at the Temple

Sermon
The Rev. Dr. C. Steven Teague, Rector
Third Sunday in Lent

In spite of strong attendance and robust revenues something is seriously wrong at the Temple. It’s Pentecost – family reunion feast, when Jews from all over pour in – sort of like Christmas or Easter for us. Hotel rooms get booked a year ahead. Now no rooms – no dinner reservations. Commerce even booms in the Temple narthex: buying sacrificial animals; exchanging local coins for Temple-approved ones to pay off pledges. That’s the system. Jesus bursts in – bypassing priests, vestry wardens, and Temple treasurer. He immediately overturns tables, frees animals, tips over the ATMs – nothing meek and mild here. “Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” Something is terribly wrong with the Temple and Jesus aims to change that.

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