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

Welcome

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.

Announcements

If you’re attending the Sharpsburg Memorial Day Parade and feel in need of nourishment, our ECW (Episcopal Church Women) will be running a food stand outside the church to support our newly launched “Love of Children” program. You might also consider dropping off some non-perishable food items.

Fr. Pierce’s office hours are Wednesdays 10:00am – 3:00pm with Bible Study at noon.

Fr. Pierce has started a video series about the Episcopal Church. They will be Sundays at 9:00am in McKinley Hall.

The Craig Bryan Wibberley Annual Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on  Friday, June 7, 2019 at Black Rock Golf Course. Craig died in the October 12, 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen. This event in his memory is in its 19th year and benefits the Craig Bryan Wibberley Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Exchange Club of Antietam Foundation, Inc. Craig’s parents, Tom and Patty Wibberley, are part of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church family. Please keep them and Craig’s memory in your prayers. Tournament details and sign-up sheet here.

The ECW is in need of plastic grocery bags to make crochet mats to be donated to the homeless at the REACH Cold Weather Shelter. Please leave them in the kitchen or see Liz Partlow.

Tom Settle wants to start a Seniors Group for anyone 50 and older to meet monthly for breakfast with a speaker. Please see Tom for more information and to express your interest.

SAVE THE DATE!  St. Paul’s 3rd Annual Fall Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21st .  More information will be coming soon!

Some of us at the the 2019 Annual Meeting