Summer at St. Paul’s

As the weather warms, life at St. Paul’s takes on new routines.  

Service Schedule
Our Sunday service of Holy Eucharist shifts to 9:00am beginning June 26. This earlier start takes advantage of cooler morning temperatures, and gives parishioners more time to enjoy the fullness of the day. We welcome Rev. Frank Fornaro as our guest preacher and celebrant on July 11 and August 21, and Rev. Matt Kruger on August 14.

We will return to our 10:00am Eucharist schedule on September 4. 

Altar Ministers
Lectors and altar ministers will be scheduled throughout June and July. If you are scheduled on a Sunday when you can’t serve, please find a substitute and let the parish office know about the change.

Music
We welcome soloists and guest musicians during the summer. Please contact Michael Monroe, our director of music (music@stpaulsbedford.org) to discuss possibilities. We’d love to have you!

Coffee Hour
We will have coffee hour after the service each Sunday, outdoors when weather permitting. Summer coffee hour is a more casual affair, with lemonade and light snacks on most Sundays.

Office Hours
Beginning the week of June 20, the parish office will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Additional closures may take place occasionally to accommodate some staff vacation. Please check the parish calendar online or call the office if you are unsure whether there is a planned closure on a particular day. 

Morning Prayer/Compline
Morning Prayer will continue to be offered at 8:30am, and Compline at 8:30pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays via Zoom during the summer months. If we have to cancel, we will post a “no morning prayer” calendar update on the Google calendar. Please join us if you are free!

Clergy Sabbatical
Throughout the summer there are always clergy available to respond if you need immediate pastoral care. Rev. Chris will be away from the parish for a few days in July for General Convention, and again in August for vacation. We ask that you call the parish office for any urgent pastoral needs (rather than calling/texting the clergy, who may not be checking their phones while away). The church voicemail will indicate who is on call to respond to your need. 

We look forward to worshipping with you this summer!