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

  • Please sign-up to help at our Shrove Tuesday’s Pancake Supper on March 5th. The sheet is posted on the bulletin board in McKinley Hall.
  • Our Ash Wednesday Service will be March 6th at 7:00pm.
  • Reminder: Next Sunday is first of the month, Food Bank Sunday. Please place your donations in the kitchen.
  • Soup Sunday is March 10th. Please come after the service and enjoy a variety of homemade soups, breads and desserts provided by the ECW. Donations will support Brooke’s House.
  • 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 mhanisian@stmartinsinthefield.org or www.asphome.org.
  • Bible Study continues at noon on Wednesdays offered by Fr. Pierce. Fr. Pierce’s office hours are Wednesdays 10am-3pm.
  • Note: If there is a snow emergency in effect in Washington County we will not have church service. Check www.chart.maryland.gov, our website or Facebook for updates.
 
Some of us at the the 2019 Annual Meeting