Our Worship at St. Paul's is:

  • Biblical - Each service contains four scripture readings, one each from the Old Testament, Psalms, Epistles and Gospels.  Much of the rest of the service is taken directly from the   Bible.
  • Sacramental - We believe that God is actively present in the world and in us.  In the sacraments we realize God’s presence and favour towards us.  Through the sacraments our sins are forgiven, our minds are enlightened, our hearts stirred and our wills strengthened.  The two primary sacraments are Baptism and Eucharist.  Other sacraments are Confirmation, Ordination, Holy Matrimony, Reconciliation of a Penitent, and Unction or anointing of the sick.
  • A Celebration of God's Love bringing to remembrance the mighty acts of God on our behalf throughout history; make God’s presence an immediate and personal reality; foster unity and community with all God’s people and equip us to serve God in the world.
  • Highly participatory - The clergy and congregation share together actively in prayer and response throughout the service.  Participation in our Eucharist is open to all who are baptized.
  • Poetic in Nature - Words, music and actions produce reverence and beauty as well as relevance and community.
  • Both Ancient and Modern - The basic forms of our services were in place by the third century.  Although they have undergone many revisions since then to meet the needs of different times and places, we value tradition and our connection with those who preceded us in faith. Our worship is thus both Catholic and Reformed.