1940 Hymnal

FAQ: What sort of music does St. Paul’s use in its services?

Frequently Asked Question

What sort of music does St. Paul’s use in its services?

Music at St. Paul’s is carefully selected for each service. We employ The Hymnal (1940) of the Protestant Episcopal Church. While this hymnal is imperfect–as all hymnals are–it provides a rich selection of traditional hymns appropriate for liturgical worship. Occasionally, selections from other sources are used.

The purpose of music in the church is to aid in the worship of God, and our hymns are chosen because they affirm orthodox Christian doctrine, focus the congregation on the work of Christ, give glory to God, and are otherwise suitable for reverent worship of the Almighty. Church authority requires the pastor to suppress irreverent music in the services.

Most often, our congregational singing is accompanied by the organ. On some occasions, orchestral or ensemble accompaniment is used.

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January 2017 schedule change

The last Tuesday evening study in 2016 will be held at St. Paul’s on December 13th at 7 p.m.

Beginning January 11, 2017, the church’s weeknight meeting will be moved to Wednesdays. In addition to the study, the weekly event will sometimes include outreach and fellowship activities and occasional special services.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols began at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England in 1918. It was an adaptation by the dean of King’s College from a service first arranged in 1880 by the bishop of Truro. Since 1919, the service at King’s has opened with the hymn “Once in royal David’s city”. Other churches began using the service soon after it appeared in Cambridge, and its use has spread around the world.

A live broadcast of the 2016 Cambridge service is scheduled for Christmas Eve at 10 a.m. (Eastern), with a repeat at 9:32 p.m. on the BBC World Service. Some public radio stations in the United States carry the live broadcast with a repeat on Christmas Day, and listings for online streaming are below.

Live streaming is also available on the TuneIn smart phone app at 10 a.m. on December 24.

Select U.S. public radio streaming of the
2016 King’s College service

All times are Eastern Standard Time
Day
Time
Streaming
Provider
Christmas Eve
(live)
10 a.m. Listen Colorado Public Radio
Listen Classic 89
Listen Iowa Public Radio
Listen Kansas Public Radio
Listen Minnesota Public Radio
Listen Northern Public Radio
Listen Wisconsin Public Radio
Listen WITF Pennsylvania
Christmas Eve
(repeat)
5 p.m. Listen WETA Washington
8 p.m. Listen Minnesota Public Radio
10 p.m. Listen Kansas Public Radio
Christmas Day
(repeat)
6 a.m. Listen WITF Pennsylvania
3 p.m. Listen Aspen Public Radio
6 p.m. Listen Classical 89

If you find errors or experience problems with the links, please leave a comment below.

Thirty-nine Articles of Religion

Resources: Introduction to the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion

The resources below are helpful in connection with the adult class “Introduction to the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion” held September-December 2016.

 

Garden Chapel

St. Paul’s is moving

St. Paul’s is moving!

On Sunday, July 3rd, we’ll hold our first service at 226 W. North Street, Greenfield, Indiana, in the historic Garden Chapel.

The chapel was built in 1898 and has been home to several congregations since. It has been restored in recent years and serves primarily as a wedding chapel. We are happy to bring our services to this beautiful building, a suitable place for our Anglican worship.

Please join us at this new location for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday service at 10:30 a.m., and Tuesday study at 7:00 p.m.

There is plenty of on-street parking and the facility is comfortable inside. If you need assistance with anything, let the greeter know upon your arrival.

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REC BCP

FAQ: What edition of the Prayer Book does St. Paul’s use?

Frequently Asked Question

What edition of the Prayer Book does St. Paul’s use?

St. Paul’s uses the 2003 edition of the Book of Common Prayer of the Reformed Episcopal Church (REC). The REC’s book is a lightly-edited arrangement of the classic 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

This liturgy is used for all regular services of the church including Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Holy Communion. We are careful to follow the rubrics of the Prayer Book, as they help channel our worship in the proper theological direction.

Each Sunday at St. Paul’s, we worship in this ancient and Reformed liturgy of the catholic Church, and we are grateful that we have this heritage of reverent worship of the one true God.