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Weekend of September 9, 2022

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Let Us Break Bread Together

On Sunday, September 18, the Right Reverend Morris Thompson, Jr. will visit St. Paul's for the last time as our diocesan bishop. During his visit, Bishop Thompson will confirm and receive new members of our church, and he will lead all of us in renewing our own baptismal vows. In our baptismal vows, we will recommit ourselves to continuing in the apostle's teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers. By committing to and living out these acts of faith, we cement ourselves in the community of the faithful and we do our part to grow that community. This not only refers to our worship in church, but to how we live our lives as well.

And before Bishop Thompson comes to visit, we have the opportunity to live out this commitment. This Sunday, September 11, we will partake in the breaking of the bread with one another in a really wonderful and and fun way. After almost two years, we will gather in O'Ferrall Hall for one of our beloved potlucks. We'll play the Saints game (don't forget to wear your favorite team jersey!) and enjoy each other's company as we break bread together. You can read more below and sign up to bring something here.

This act of celebration is not only fun, but it is an important part of our work of discipleship. Gathering and eating with others was an important part of Jesus's ministry in our world and we strive to follow in his example of love and faith. So come and eat, break bread with us and grow in relationship with God and our community.

Keep the faith St. Paul's,

We invite you to join us this Sunday, September 11, 2022.

  • 7:45 AM Sunday: Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
  • Childcare Provided in Nursery
  • 8:45 AM Sunday: Coffee Hour in the Courtyard
  • 9:00 AM Sunday: Adult Sunday School, The Wired Word, in the Parlor (see what we'll be discussing here)
  • 10:15 AM Sunday: Holy Eucharist in the Church
  • Childcare Provided in Nursery
  • 11:30 AM Sunday: Homecoming Potluck in O'Ferrall Hall (sign up to bring a dish here)
  • Servers: Want to know if you're scheduled to serve in worship this week? Click Here to See the Schedule
  • Masks are optional at in-person worship and learning opportunities. You will notice that the clergy are wearing masks due to a high number of COVID cases in our school and community. Make the choice that works best for you and your family.
  • If you need an alternative to in-person worship, you can view the live stream on our YouTube channel HERE and on Facebook HERE
  • We encourage you to spend some time beforehand with the readings and Collect of the Day. Don't have a Book of Common Prayer for Sunday? Find it online HERE.
Click to See the Sunday Readings

THIS Sunday, September 11, we will host our annual blessing of the backpacks and brains as we celebrate the beginning of a new school year! Bring your backpack or a symbol of your work (phone, planner, keys, etc.) Come to the 10:15 AM service THIS Sunday, September 11. We’ll even have special backpack buttons to distribute.

The Wednesday service is currently on pause. We will notify you here when the Wednesday service is scheduled to return.

Questions? Contact Mtr. Liz here.

"Having access to online worship available has been such a comfort to me. Thank you so much!"
"We watched last week when we were on vacation--it was so cool that we could do that!"
"Yes, it's our first Sunday here, but we watched online a few times before coming in person."

These are the kinds of comments we hear from people regularly about our online worship. Having stream producers available each week has an impact on members and newcomers alike, and we are inviting you to be a part of it.

Each Sunday, a volunteer runs our virtual stream so people around our neighborhood, city, and even country can join us for worship. You do not need previous experience in videography, or an Oscar for directing--just a comfort with computers, a working knowledge of the worship service, and a desire to serve others. The software and equipment is very user-friendly, and actually a lot of fun to use. All volunteers will receive one-to-one training to get you ready. Please contact Mtr. Liz here for more information and to sign up!

Fr. Rob returns THIS Sunday, September 11! Help us celebrate his homecoming by wearing your favorite home team jersey. We will play the Saints game, enjoy delicious food, and share some exciting news about the upcoming events. 

You can help by signing up to bring a dish here.

Questions? Email Mtr. Liz here or Betsy Stoner here.

International Food Festival

Sunday October 16th Historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church International Food Festival.

Travel around the world from 11am-1pm in Gaudet Hall as you sample the foods from the many countries represented at St. Luke's. Tickets for food vendors available at the door. Cash or check preferred. St. Luke's is located at 1222 N. Dorgenois Street New Orleans, LA 70119.

This event is fun for the whole family!

Questions? Contact Mtr. Jane-Allison Wiggin here.

Join us for New Beginnings!

A retreat for youth in grades 6-8

When: October 14-16, 2022, 6PM Friday to 11AM Sunday

Who: New Beginnings #1 for Grades 6-8 to attend and Grades 9-12 to staff

Where: Trinity Episcopal Church 3552 Morning Glory Ave Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Fees: Cost is $100 per person before September 30th

      Cost is $150 October 1st or later

New Beginnings is a weekend specifically for youth in grades 6th-8th that centers around Friends, Family, and Faith. During the weekend, participants meet peers from across the state, enjoy skits, listen to talks, and participate in small group activities and discussions. These activities focus on friendships, parents, siblings, school, God’s love, and prayer. Free time is built in for fellowship with newfound friends. High school youth serve on staff, sharing short talks, and participating in small groups. 


Email Mtr. Jane-Allison Wiggin, Diocesan Youth Coordinator, here

Click Here for Registration for Grades 6-8
Click Here for Youth Staff Application Grades 9-12

This is NOT your usual Bible study, although we will be reading from the Bible, we will be reading for answers to put into action in our lives now.

-Wednesday, September 14, 2022

-6am - 7am Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits & Coffee

-Parlor, St. Paul's Episcopal Church (enter at Canal Blvd. door by Chapel)

an article by Dr. Jeanne Robertson

“Tell me the weight of a snowflake,” a wren asked a wild dove.

“Nothing more than nothing,” was the answer.

“In that case I must tell you a marvelous story,” said the wren.

“I sat on the branch of a fir tree close to the trunk, when it began to snow – not heavily, not in a raging blizzard – no, just like a dream, without a sound and without any violence. Since I did not have anything better to do, I counted the snowflakes settling on the twigs and needles of my branch. The number was exactly... Read the rest of her article at our website.

Dr. Jeanne is the Director of the St. Paul's Center for Counseling & Education and is a valuable resource in our community. Whether you need to talk through a specific problem or discuss issues in general, Dr. Jeanne is ready and able to help. You can meet with her by phone, Zoom, and in her office, if you are fully vaccinated. If you would like to set up a meeting with Dr. Jeanne, please call or text her at (504) 330-2549 or email her at jrobertson@stpauls-lakeview.org.

The Messina and Alford FStephanie and The Uddo Family, The Calatayud Family, Shannon, Ruth, Anderson, Donna, Sharon and The Holder Family, Bruce and The Edrington Family, Samuel, Denny, Joan, Sara, Dave, James, Tim, Rick, The Henry Family, Steve and The Harris Family, Kathy and Charlie and The Richardson Family, The Eggleston Family, The Merrick Family, The Segal Family, Paula, Helen, Steve, Susan, Gail, Michele, Barbara, Sally, Lee, Justin, George & Barbara, Cindy, Alice, Ozzie, Bill, The Williams Family, Mark & Joy, Tino & Lupe Navarro, Deborah & Ian Gage, Corey & family, Mallory, The Guerra and The Alfortish families, Henry, Jodee, Charlie, Matthew, Robert, Betty, Pat, Joseph, Phil, Noah, Stephen, Ann, Gerald, Tom, Earlyn, Bryson, Clyde, Zina, Christina, Harlon, Jack, Jane, Mike, Kylie, Kay, Judy, Ruth, Helen, Devin, Phillip, Anna, Pam, Mary, Vic, Claire, Paul, Sue, Delores, Jean, Shelly, Judson, Chris, Robert, Ted, Stephanie, Audrey, Harvey, Jan & Ralph, Eugene, Nan, August, Patti, Nathaniel, Rosemary, Larry & Carl, Bonnie, Erin, all those who are ill with COVID-19, the people of Haiti in the recovery efforts, the people of Ukraine, Afghanistan, and those in harms way, and all victims of natural disasters.


Are there others? Please let us know by emailing Lori at spchurch@stpauls-lakeview.org


We pray for all those in the healthcare profession, especially Ranjit Chima, Lindsey Hill, Rob Ramirez, Laura Beth Ramirez, Bob Vieth, Stephanie Palmisano, Kelley Morel, Tommy Morel, Jasmine Bahd, Jeanne Robertson, Doug Bostick, Vicki Kennedy, Gene Antenucci, Melissa Fauci, Betty Lo, Chris Blaise, Jennifer Chamberlain, Michael Napoli, Alison Napoli, Jane Clayton, Alison Quayle, Ian Townley, Mike Santone, Mark Thomas, Jean Thomas, Nikki Wilder, Riley Sibley, Catie Brown, Catherine Courtney, Julie Rose, Amelia Martin, Jamie Fineran, and all others who care for those who are suffering in body, mind, or spirit.


Are there others? Please let us know by emailing Lori at spchurch@stpauls-lakeview.org

St. Paul's Episcopal Church


In person worship

Sundays at 7:45 & 10:15 AM

Virtual Services:

Sundays at 10:15 AM

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