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February 7, 2010: A Good Miracle Helps Jesus’ Recruiting Program

Fr. Steve Teague, Rector

Sermon
The Rev. Dr. C. Steven Teague, Rector
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

People who claim to do miracles have attracted crowds in the past. You don’t hear of miracle workers today – in the mainstream, anyway. Many of them have been debunked, or disappeared, or gone on to have their own religious TV show. I followed with interest one who came through Virginia some years ago. He took faith healing to a new level – Rev. Denny, who did Creative Dental Miracles. I think he did fillings, straightened teeth, bridges, root canals, crowns, who knows. I was able to curb my enthusiasm. I didn’t attend a show. Don’t know what became of him.

African-Heritage Month at St. Paul’s

  During the month of February the Adult Christian Education sessions and a festive luncheon are planned to celebrate African-Heritage Month at St. Paul’s Church.  The Christian Education sessions will begin each Sunday at 9AM. On February 14, Marie Newby-Randle and Kathy Thome will do a presentation on The Heritage of African-American Music; February 21, […]

January 31, 2010: Going Home Again – But Not to Stay

Fr. Steve Teague, Rector

Sermon
The Rev. Dr. C. Steven Teague, Rector
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Thomas Wolfe years ago wrote a novel: You Can’t Go Home Again.  You may have read it, or experienced its inescapable truth. If you go home again, you’d better not stay. Too bad Jesus didn’t get the message before he ventured home to Nazareth one day.

e2 XC Ski & Snowshoe Outing

Join e2 (Episcopal Energy) for a Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing outing at Whitnall Park on Saturday, February 13th! (Weather permitting, of course.) We’ll meet at the Clubhouse at 11 am. Ski rentals available there at $25/day. If you’d prefer to snowshoe, bring your own or rent elsewhere. Whitnall Park is located at 6751 S. […]

January 24, 2010: Bearers of Good News

Fr. Steve Teague, Rector

Sermon
The Rev. Dr. C. Steven Teague, Rector
Third Sunday after the Epiphany

I wonder how many different answers we’d get to the question, “What is the church’s purpose? Why are we here? Why are you here?”

Maybe parents dragged you to church as a child – whether you wanted to be there or not. The church’s purpose was to provide basic training for moral warfare – give you guilt for telling dirty jokes, cussin’, and making inappropriate hand gestures. Some people never grow beyond thinking the church exists to make you good and keep you out of trouble.

January 17, 2010: How Can You Party in Such a World As This?

Fr. Steve Teague, Rector

Sermon
The Rev. Dr. C. Steven Teague, Rector
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

This week I had started the sermon and was well down the road when I realized I needed to go back to the starting line. How can we be at a wedding party with Jesus, clinking glasses of miraculously made, finest of fine wine, when God’s children of Haiti already so bad off, are devastated by a massive earthquake. Somehow a bridal couple that failed to have enough wine delivered for their party doesn’t seem so pressing and important.

Epiphany at St. Paul’s

On Wednesday, January 6, we celebrated Epiphany at St. Paul’s. Tim Benson, Cathy Simpson, Jen Pennington and Eric Padget planned the evening. The children decorated a pre-cut star, wrote their name on the back, and before the Eucharist they gave the star to an adult they didn’t know.  The adult was asked to pray for […]

Come and Celebrate Epiphany

On Wednesday, January 6, we will celebrate Epiphany at St. Paul’s. Cathy Simpson, Jen Pennington and Eric Padget are planning the evening. Participants are asked to arrive at the Great Hall by 5:30PM for an intergenerational activity. The children will have a pre-cut gold star to decorate, write their name on the back, and at […]

Adult Christian Education Sessions

January 3, 9:00 a.m., the Adult Christian Education guest will be Tony Busalacchi, well-known Milwaukee artist and cultural historian, will give a presentation on The Nativity In Art. Parishioner Ugo Okoro has proposed an outreach project for St. Paul’s to form a partner/sister church connection with Christ Church, Oforola, Nigeria.  In the past, our church […]