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St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Modesto, CA
Current service schedule is 9:30 a.m. on Sundays (Rite II) followed by Bible study at 11:00. Healing Service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church is on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.


First VISITATION by our new Bishop David Rice and his wife Tracy
It was a great success!  Four people were confirmed, nine received, and four reaffirmed their faith.  The Bishop preached an inspiring sermon--God is to be glorified no matter what, in everything.  God is IN IT. 
We had a lovely time of lunch and fellowship after the service.  We were glad to have Bishop David's brother Larry there too!  He has been visiting Bishop David and Tracy in Fresno and environs (including fishing expeditions) and has a couple more days in CA before returning to his home.  And, lest we forget, Bishop David and Tracy's dog Lexi also made a visitation today. (April 6, 2014)


st pauls street view

stained glass
Verse of the Day


St. Paul's



What does the name "Episcopal Church" mean?  
 
"The Episcopal Church" is one branch of the world-wide Anglican Communion numbering 60 million members in over 100 countries.  
 
It is often described as the "bridge church" because it includes both the Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions. It preserves the ancient Catholic faith and sacraments and the historic ministry with Bishops as its chief pastors. ("Episcopal" comes from the Greek word for "bishop.") It is, at the same time, Protestant, focusing on the basic authority of Holy Scripture and the proclamation of the Word of God. 

Welcoming newcomers 

 

St. Paulís Episcopal Church is a member of the worldwide Anglican communion of churches, and welcomes all those who are drawn to worship with us, regardless of race or sexual orientation.  All are welcome here.

 

An excerpt from the sermon by Pastoral Associate Nick Lorenzetti on the 3rd Sunday of Lent regarding the Samaritan woman by the well: "The woman demonstrated what can happen when we actually engage in conversation and questions about our faith. She showed us that faith is about dialogue, about growth, and about change. It is not about having all the answers."

Welcome to St. Paul's Episcopal Church!