June 7, 2019
Join us this Sunday for Pentecost, 50 days after Easter, when Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. And be sure to wear red!
Don't Just Do Something,
Stand There!
Clear back on March 6, we began our Pascal journey from Ash Wednesday, through Lent, through Holy Week, Easter, and this week, the Feast of the Ascension. This past Sunday was a strange in between Sunday, between Ascension and Pentecost, during which time we wait for the promise of the Holy Spirit. We are betwixt and between. 
In the same period of time since Ash Wednesday, St. Paul’s as well as Jen and I have entered in between times during this Lent to Pentecost cycle.
ASDD
I left Christ Church Cathedral to serve as your Interim Rector. During this time, I am actively discerning how I am called to spend the last third of my paid ministry. I left behind people I love, ministry I loved, knowing that my call there had ended. Jen and I left Indianapolis and moved to Key West. All our stuff is still there, waiting for our condo to sell. We are very much in between. 
Rector’s Forum
"The Way of Love"
This past Sunday, Father Steve led the first in a series of discussions titled, “The Way of Love”. Developed by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, the series will continue each Sunday after the 9:30 service in the parish house.  

"The Way of Love" is a way of life. More than a program or curriculum, it is a return to the ancient pathways and Rules of Life that followers of Jesus have observed for centuries. They knew the power of commitment to a core set of practices: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest - and the power of gathering in a small group where you find love and support for living into these commitments. If we hope to not only worship Jesus but to grow more like him and bear his redeeming love in the world, we can adopt a rule of life like the Way of Love and find a community
with which to practice it. Please join us - all are welcome!

See a video about the series here
Spotlight on
" The King of Instruments " *
By Tim Peterson
We are making much needed upgrades to St. Paul’s pipe organ. This summer, we will be replacing the old pipe chests and mounting new ones high up in the back of the sanctuary to replace the termite riddled plywood chests. Unbelievably, our organ builders have donated these new chests made of Brazilian Cherry which is resistant to termites.  

* As famously praised by Mozart
A recent donation will allow us to replace the blower motor for the organ. With the repairs made to get old pipes back up and running, and adding some new pipe work, our old blower motor was not able to keep up with the wind demands. We have also received a pledge to repair and rebuild the chimes, which are directly above where the organist plays. We also soon hope to put an additional 10...
Little Pink Houses of Hope
June 15 - 22
In support of this organization's mission, St. Paul's will host 8 volunteers in The Historic Rectory . The charity provides free weeklong retreats for breast cancer patients and their families to help them relax, reconnect and rejuvenate during their cancer journey. The volunteers will organize activities for 10 retreat families who will stay at donated homes around Key West during their visit. The entire group will also share a few dinners together in the parish house. The meals will be prepared by the "Team Pink" and volunteers. All the food is donated by local restaurants and businesses. X See more
Know Your History
Q: Where did the largely Roman Catholic Cuban cigar making families of the 1880-1905 era worship? They were one of the largest ethnic groups of the city then as are their descendants today. X Answer
EDITOR'S NOTES & REMINDERS
  • Summer hours: M - Th: 8 - 3; Closed 12 - 1 and Fridays.
  • Rector's Forum, Sundays after the 9:30 Service.
  • Sunday Bulletin here and always on our website.
  • The Epistle is monthly May - Oct, weekly Nov - Apr.
  • Back issues of The Epistle available here.
  • Submit questions and comments to the editor here.