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Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Beginning 4-10, we will be studying the Parables of Jesus. Bring a Bible and your questions for these curious passages, and let's look at what God has to teach us in the parables.

  

Thursday Morning Book Study

We have been studying the book The Romance of Orthodoxy, by Homer Rogers,  a priest who is held in very high regard in the diocese even though he passed away in 1980.  

Here is a biography of Fr. Homer Rogers from a website his family set up (which is also a site to order the book) http://www.romanceoforthodoxy.com/bio.html

Fr. Homer F. Rogers was born in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1915. Shortly after his birth the family moved to Dallas, where he was raised in the Baptist Church, graduating from Baylor University in 1939 with a degree in Sociology and Greek. He discovered the Episcopal Church, graduated from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and, in 1942 was ordained a priest.

His bishop sent him as rector to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Denton, Texas, where he stayed until 1953, when he became professor of Pastoral Theology at Nashotah House Seminary in Wisconsin.

From 1956 until his death in 1980 he was rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Dallas, Texas. During that time he was on the faculty of the School for Spiritual Directors, the School for Spirituality, and the Anglican School of Theology in the Diocese of Dallas.

Fr. Rogers was married to Dorothy Rae Jones Rogers in 1943, and had six children and twelve grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time in Mexico, raising pigeons and dogs, painting, and good conversation.

The lectures that later became his book The Romance of Orthodoxy arose out of his confirmation classes for adults, which were a lengthy ten-month course of instruction in theology and apologetics. Fr. Rogers began by giving individual instruction, but then organized a class which met one evening a week in the rectory. When this class grew too large, he moved into the parish hall, and added another weekly class. The Romance of Orthodoxy consists of edited transcripts of tapes made of his classes over the last few years of his life.

The book was edited by his daughter, Dr. Mary P. Tuck, who received her Ph.D. in English from North Texas State University. She is married to an Episcopal priest and has four children and two grandchildren.

- See more at: http://stpaulsgainesville.com/index.cfm?active=1#sthash.AVgQPjDW.dpufWe have been studying the book The Romance of Orthodoxy, by Homer Rogers, a priest who is held in very high regard in the diocese even though he passed away in 1980.

We have been studying the book The Romance of Orthodoxy, by Homer Rogers, a priest who is held in very high regard in the diocese even though he passed away in 1980.

 

Here is a biography of Fr. Homer Rogers from a website his family set up (which is also a site to order the book) http://www.romanceoforthodoxy.com/bio.html

 

Fr. Homer F. Rogers was born in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1915. Shortly after his birth the family moved to Dallas, where he was raised in the Baptist Church, graduating from Baylor University in 1939 with a degree in Sociology and Greek. He discovered the Episcopal Church, graduated from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and, in 1942 was ordained a priest.

 

His bishop sent him as rector to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Denton, Texas, where he stayed until 1953, when he became professor of Pastoral Theology at Nashotah House Seminary in Wisconsin.

 

From 1956 until his death in 1980 he was rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Dallas, Texas. During that time he was on the faculty of the School for Spiritual Directors, the School for Spirituality, and the Anglican School of Theology in the Diocese of Dallas.

 

Fr. Rogers was married to Dorothy Rae Jones Rogers in 1943, and had six children and twelve grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time in Mexico, raising pigeons and dogs, painting, and good conversation.

 

The lectures that later became his book The Romance of Orthodoxy arose out of his confirmation classes for adults, which were a lengthy ten-month course of instruction in theology and apologetics. Fr. Rogers began by giving individual instruction, but then organized a class which met one evening a week in the rectory. When this class grew too large, he moved into the parish hall, and added another weekly class. The Romance of Orthodoxy consists of edited transcripts of tapes made of his classes over the last few years of his life.

 

The book was edited by his daughter, Dr. Mary P. Tuck, who received her Ph.D. in English from North Texas State University. She is married to an Episcopal priest and has four children and two grandchildren.

  

Monthly Work Day

The third Sunday of every month we will come together at 9 to work on making our building as beautiful without as it is within. All are welcome to come. Many hands make light work.

   

HUGS

The H.U.G.S. ministry stands for: Hostess/Host, Ushers, Greeters, and Service.

 

Hostess/Host: These persons serve after each service to ensure that there are drinks and snacks or food, as required, for that day. The leader would need to set up a schedule of persons who would like to assist by providing drinks, hot food, salads, snacks, desserts, etc. This would make it easier to ensure we have enough for the services each week. I would include Wednesday and Thursday, even though it is mostly the same group each week, yet we do hope to get bigger.

 

If you would like to be a part of this ministry, contact Susan Nelson.

 

Ushers: These are persons who help bring order to our worship service. Again, there should be a leader who will guide those men as mentioned above. Their job is basically to ensure people find a seat and help with church service, assist with the gathering of the collection, making sure the churches offerings are brought to the altar for blessing, and making sure that the church is left in a clean and ordered fashion after the service ends.

 

If you would like to be a part of this ministry, contact George Pitzinger.

 

Greeters: These persons are at the front door who greet the people as they arrive. If they need to be seated or whatever, the ushers are available to do this. Not only is a greeter present in the Church to welcome visitors, but one is also in the Parish Hall to greet those who don't go to the main church first, but come for Sunday school between services. This way every person, parishioner or visitor, will not be missed upon coming to a service.

 

If you would like to take part in this ministry please contact Homer Still:

 

Service: These are the persons that contact the membership weekly to make sure they are okay or to pray for them if they are sick, while reminding them about the service for the coming week. They can also set up transportation for people unable to drive to the church from volunteers that live close to the person. This is an outreach type of job. These are people who find joy in assisting others and allowing them to participate more fully in the life of the church even if their bodies are beginning to fail them. Some of the duties of this group would be assisting the older parishioners up and down stairs, carrying food or snacks to a table, re-supplying them with their drink, or basically just to make it easier to enjoy the time talking to their church family.

 

If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please contact Dottie Jarvis:

  

Prayer Shawls

We have a lovely group of ladies who knit shawls for those who are in the hospital. As they knit, they pray for the healing of the recipient (even if the recipient is unknown at the time). Upon their completion, the shawls are brought to Church where they are blessed (usually in the context of the Mass) before they are delivered to the recipient.

 

If you know of someone who could benefit from a Prayer Shawl, please contact the office and let us know.

 

If you are interested in participating in this ministry, please contact the office and we will get back to you. (Note: The ability to knit/crochet is not a prerequisite for participation, because this skill is easily taught.)

  

Office Hours and Worship Schedule

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Worship Schedule:
Sunday
8:00 am - Mass - Rite I - Spoken
9:15 am - Christian Education (in the Parish Hall on Jefferson St.)
10:30 am - Mass - Rite I - Sung
6:00 pm  - "A New Beginning" (A New Service)

Weekday Schedule
Monday
9:30 am - Morning Prayer -  (Parish Hall)

Tuesday
9:30 am - Morning Prayer - (Parish Hall)

Wednesday
9:30 am - Morning Prayer - (Parish Hall)
6:00 pm - Rosary - (Parish Hall)
6:30 pm - Mass and Bible Study - (same)

Thursday
9:30 am -Mass and Book Study - (Parish Hall)

Friday
9:30 am - Morning Prayer - (Parish Hall)
4:30-6:00 pm - Confession Hours - (in the Sanctuary) - See more at: http://stpaulsgainesville.com/index.cfm?active=1#sthash.AVgQPjDW.dpufOffice Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Worship Schedule:
Sunday
8:00 am - Mass - Rite I - Spoken
9:15 am - Christian Education (in the Parish Hall on Jefferson St.)
10:30 am - Mass - Rite I - Sung
6:00 pm - "A New Beginning" (A New Service)

 

Weekday Schedule
Monday
9:30 am - Morning Prayer - (Parish Hall)

 

Tuesday
9:30 am - Morning Prayer - (Parish Hall)

 

Wednesday
9:30 am - Morning Prayer - (Parish Hall)
6:00 pm - Rosary - (Parish Hall)
6:30 pm - Mass and Bible Study - (same)

 

Thursday
9:30 am -Mass and Book Study - (Parish Hall)

Friday
9:30 am - Morning Prayer - (Parish Hall)
4:30-6:00 pm - Confession Hours - (in the Sanctuary)

Contact Us

St Paul's Episcopal Church

411-415 E California St

Gainesville, TX 76240

 

Phone: 940 665-4705

 

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