Welcome to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Exton, a community of faith that has served God’s mission in Jesus Christ for over 185 years. We are a worshiping family with open doors and open arms. Through worship, prayer, giving and forgiving, learning, sharing and serving, we proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.
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Christ the King Sunday is a feast that was first established in 1925 by Pope Pius XI and was celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church on the last Sunday of the liturgical year. And now more and more Episcopal Churches are adopting it. It cele-brates Christ’s messianic kingship and sovereign rule over all creation. While it is not mentioned in the Episcopal calendar of the church year, Marion Hatchett (my liturgics professor) notes that the Prayer Book collect for Proper 29, the last Sunday of the church year, is a “somewhat free” translation of the collect of the Feast of Christ the King in the Roman Missal. This collect prays that God, “whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords,” will “Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule” (BCP, p. 236). So on Sunday, November 24, we will be celebrating “Christ as our King” in hopes that our divisions will be healed. The next Sunday, December 1, is not only the first Sunday of Advent, it is the beginning of a brand new Church Year. ~ Pastor Maxine
NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
Saturday, December 14th Wreaths Across America is an organization that provides wreaths to place at veterans’ graves. The wreaths are a symbol of honor, respect and victory for those who served their country. St. Paul’s has approximately 50 graves of veterans laid to rest in our cemetery. At 10am on Saturday, December 14th, the Brandywine Squadron, Delaware Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will once again conduct a short ceremony and place a wreath on each one of the graves here. We are taking donations to cover the cost of the 50 wreaths, which are $15 each, and handmade of balsam fir with a red bow. If you’d like to donate or sponsor a wreath for one of the veteran’s graves in our cemetery, please clearly mark your gift and place it in the alms basins or send it to the Church Office. Donations must be received at the church by December 1st.
8:00 am Rite I, a “said” service
9:00 am Breakfast in Getman Hall
9:45 am Sunday School & Adult Forum
10:30 am Rite II, Music & Choir
10:40 am Children’s Chapel
ALL ARE WELCOME