July 7 , 2024

Arnold Friberg, The Prayer at Valley Forge (1975), oil painting.



By Julie Cadwallader Staub

 The air vibrated

 with the sound of cicadas

 on those hot Missouri nights after sundown

 when the grown-ups gathered on the wide back lawn,

 sank into their slung-back canvas chairs

 tall glasses of iced tea beading in the heat

 and we sisters chased fireflies

 reaching for them in the dark

 admiring their compact black bodies

 their orange stripes and seeking antennas

 as they crawled to our fingertips

 and clicked open into the night air.

 In all the days and years that have followed,

 I don’t know that I’ve ever experienced

 that same utter certainty of the goodness of life

 that was as palpable

 as the sound of the cicadas on those nights:

 my sisters running around with me in the dark,

 the murmur of the grown-ups’ voices,

 the way reverence mixes with amazement

 to see such a small body

 emit so much light.

Sunday's: 9:30-10:15am

Adult Catechesis in the Christian Church

Fellowship Hall. Join Laura Funk on the adventure as we learn church history, the creeds, councils, and confessions, the major theological debates, heroes, doctrines, lots of fun stuff in our long, long history as followers of Jesus Christ as the world wide church. Thousands of years of hundreds of major and minor characters, councils, state rulers, infighting, struggles, compromises, theology, structure, political maneuvering, grace, and truth.

Grow in your knowledge, exercise your mind, learn together on this grand adventure of faith in following our Lord Jesus Christ.-----

"Coffee on the burner. No homework. Just come and stay a while."


The Liturgy of the Word



July Calendar


10:30 a.m. Live Stream

Sunday Services

on Youtube and Facebook

Repeat of Sunday services can be seen on GEUS Channel 34


8 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Weekday Worship &

Bible Study


7:30 a.m.

Morning Prayer 1

located in the Side Chapel in the south transept of the church.


10:00 a.m.

Children's Chapel

10:30 a.m.

Morning Prayer 2

in the Church

7:00p.m. - Bible Study

St. Paul's Fellowship Hall

(pizza provided)


July 8, Mon. 6:30pm - Ladies Night Out - Tony's Kitchen

July 9, Tues. 6:00pm - School Board Meeting

July 13, Sat. -

  • NO Sons of the American Revolution Meeting.
  • Windy Hill Birthday Party for Rosa G.

July 16, Tues. 7:00pm - Vestry Meeting

July 20, Sat.

8:00am - St. Joseph's Guild

9:00am - Daughters of the King

St. Paul's Young Adult Fellowship

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Follow on Facebook for info on time and location. We focus on deep dives into scripture, discovering enriching pathways through God's Word and fellowship with one another.

The group studies one book at a time and meets on a weekly basis whenever possible at a rotating set of locations. In order to get involved, shoot us a message!

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Prayers For The Church

The Daughters of the King - DOK are dedicated to supporting the prayer needs of St Paul's. They are available in the the Side Chapel in the south transept of the church every Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. worship service for private prayer.

You can also submit intentions in the prayer box in the narthex, or to add names to the prayer list, please contact the church office.

(Names will remain on prayer list for one month unless renewed)

Patty Schofield, Rita Woods


Bishop's Blog: Independence Day

Diary of a Theologian: Flight Delay, Canon Victor Austin

Discernment Retreat, Registration:

Sun., Aug 4, 4pm - Tues., Aug. 3, 3pm

Deadline to Register: BEFORE July 24

Stanton Institute Fall Courses

Deadline: July 15 to apply.


Call for Nominations to Diocesan Committees

Deadline for nomination 4:00pm, August 9

Clergy and Lay Openings

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