St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a community of loving Christians guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit, in communion with the Diocese of Maryland, seeks to know Christ, to imitate Christ, and to make Christ known to all people. Our community pursues this mission through prayer, worship, music, and the study of God’s Word; through the celebration of the sacraments, outreach, and the proclamation of the Gospel; and through mutual love, care, and encouragement.
Join us for
Holy Communion every Sunday at 10 a.m.
209 West Main Street
P.O. Box 364
Sharpsburg, MD 21876
On September of 1862 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church stood between two armies in what became one of the deadliest days in American history. As the cannon balls landed on the church, our edifice stood as a witness to a greater cause—the way of peace and life. Our building did not survive the conflict, but we persisted in that witness, rising from the rubble in the years to come.
We stood then, as we do today, in the middle ground. We are diverse lot, coming from widely ranging experiences and points of view. In a world in which civil conversations are becoming increasingly difficult, we focus our efforts on finding common ground, civility, grace, and love for one another. We are not all the same—and we kind of like it that way. It is entirely possible to be in community without conformity, and that is what St. Paul’s is all about.
Sunday morning worship is the heartbeat of our community. We sing heartily and listen intently to scripture and proclamation. We pray together and share our lives with one another. We also reach out to the world around us in lots of different ways, trying to bear witness to the way of love taught us by Jesus of Nazareth. Join us for worship on Sunday morning at 10:00. You may find yourself challenged, comforted, or maybe even changed. One thing we can guarantee is that you will be welcomed.
During Lent Fr. Pierce is leading Evening Prayer with Prayers of Healing Wednesdays at 6pm-6:30pm. We will observe the saint of the day, do Centering Prayer, and then end with the Litany of Healing. Fr. Pierce’s office hours are Wednesdays 2pm-7:30pm during Lent.
If you like to read a part in the Passion Narrative on Palm Sunday please see Fr. Pierce.
Canon Mary Sulured, Canon for Discernment and Congregational Vitality, will be with our guest preacher on Sunday, March 31.
Easter Flowers: if you would like to make a donation towards floral decorations for Easter Sunday, please complete the form in Sunday’s bulletin and place in the alms basin. The deadline for donations is April 14th.
Fr. Pierce’s March 10 sermon on baseball cards, temptation and God’s grace in the season of Lent can now be heard online.
The ECW is taking orders for homemade Easter candy during March, before and after the service. The finished product, taste samples and an order sheet are available in the parish hall, hosted by a member of the ECW. Delivery Sunday, April 14th. There will be a limited amount, so please order early!
Easter Candy Workshop: All are welcome to join us on Saturday, April 6th at 9am in the Parish Hall. Please bring a set of measuring spoons if you plan to attend. Everything else will be supplied.
Thank you all for your generous cereal donations and meeting the challenge of over 40 boxes! We will be delivering them to the REACH Cold Weather Shelter on Sunday afternoon. They are so grateful!
A Youth Mission Experience in Central Appalachia with Appalachia Service Project (ASP), for youth age 14 and up, June 23-29. Become the hands, feet, hammers and heart of Jesus making homes warmer, safer, drier in central Appalachia. Adult leaders are also needed. Contact the Rev. Matthew Hanisian email@example.com or www.asphome.org.