Reach Out

Reaching out to our community and neighbors is grounded in the Sacred, we believe we each have unique and heartfelt gifts that we are called to share with others.

In serving others shoulder to shoulder and through individual relationship, we serve ourselves, developing our compassion, and while providing hope and support to others in need as a way to fuel change. It is both an honor and a privilege to be able to do so. The blessing of Jesus always comes to us through the poor; the most remarkable experience is that, in the end, the poor give us more than they receive.

The list below describes St. Paul’s yearly events.  All of the events are open to the public.

Annual Events

Soup-To-Go & Wine Tasting – Saturday, February 11, 2023

Our famous “Soup-to–Go” is back again as a part of our fundraisers. These delicious soups will be at the church for pick-up on Friday February 10th, and Saturday February 11th. Many of our all-time favorites will be included along with new soups for only $10.00 a quart. We will also be selling St. Paul’s cookbooks – “Just Soup and a little Chili!” along “Just Desserts and a little Bread!” for $15.00 each!
The Annual Wine Tasting event will feature amazing wine and food that will complement your favorite white or red wine. Also included will be an art auction featuring our very own St. Paul’s artist. More information to follow!

 

Blessing of the Animals  – Sunday, October 2 ~ 2:00 pm

Pets are special to us. They can become members of our families, and they themselves are a special blessing in our lives. God first created animals and called them good, and then created humanity to live with wildlife. We were meant to live together in harmony!  On  Sunday October 2 at 2:00 pm we will have a ceremony in honor of St. Francis giving thanks to God for the Blessing of our Animals – each animal will receive an individual blessing plus a “Blessing Certificate.” Please call the office in advance with your pet’s name. There will also be special treats for all of our special pets.

Halloween Drive-in Movie – Saturday, October 29 ~ 6:15 pm

All are invited to a free drive-in movie night in the rear parking lot at St. Paul’s! At 6:15 pm we start off with “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” One or two movies for a more mature audience will follow. The drive-in is free, and the Youth Group will be selling popcorn, candy and drinks to benefit our Youth program. Enjoy this Halloween fun as a family
or with friends!

Our Chili Cook-Off is Back! Friday, November 11 ~ 6:15 pm

Our annual way to celebrate the crisp Fall weather – a yummy Chili Cook-off! Everyone will have the opportunity to sample what you dare … and vote for your favorites. The categories are Beef chili, Non-beef (turkey or chicken) chili, White chili (no tomatoes), HOT chili, Veggie chili (no meat), and The ever-scary “Other” chili (examples might include
seafood chili or an extra hot chili) – participants in this category must clearly label to warn tasters! Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy and share.

Five categories of competition:

  1. Best overall
  2. Hottest
  3. Non – Tomato
  4. Healthiest
  5. Most Unusual

Remembrance Day Bell Ceremony – Friday, November 11 ~ 5:30 pm

At the end of World War I, citizens of the valley where St. Paul’s is located raised $595 and purchased a bell cast in Baltimore. The names of 48 individuals in the Valley were inscribed on the bell, which arrived at the Church on March 29, 1919. We ring the bell to call people together to remember, to pay homage to what has gone before, and to move into the future together.  We celebrate the leadership and sacrifice of the people of this valley. There is a flag ceremony, a reading of the names inscribed on the bell, bagpipes playing and the ringing of the bell. Any descendants of the 48 persons whose names are on the bell will also be recognized. Everyone is invited!

Christmas Pageant – Saturday, December 24 ~ 4:30 pm

Once again, we will present the story of the birth of the baby Jesus. This pageant is an intergenerational event featuring our youth as well as our adult members. This year’s Pageant will include music under the direction of Rege McAden. You will hear the story you know by heart and experience it again for the first time. The pageant begins with the singing of favorite Christmas Carols

Chrissy’s Run For Hope

5K Run/Walk – Saturday, June 3, 2023
The 6th Annual Chrissy’s Run 4 Hope is a community 5K run in Exton, PA dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer, raising money to support cancer research, and raising the spirits of anyone whose life has been affected by cancer.
8:00 am – Race Day Registration & Check – in 10:00 am – 5K Run Starts followed by 1 mile Walk/Fun Run
LOCATION: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1105 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341 ROUTE: The route will begin/end in the church parking lot and include Valley Creek Boulevard, Chester Valley Trail and Exton Park.
REGISTRATION FEE: $35
Children under 12 are FREE ~ Dogs are invited to join!

 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Tuesday, February 21 ~ 6:00 pm

Our Annual Pancake Supper – also known as Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras. The Choc Brothers will once again be preparing pancakes to suit every palate – plain, chocolate chip, banana, blueberry and even more delectable flavors.

A Race For All Ages – Sunday, August 6 ~ 2023

St. Paul’s annual Great Zucchini Race is part of our summer celebration.  We start the day with “Mass on the Grass” followed by the Zucchini race. Whether you enter as a contestant or to cheer on your favorite wacky racer, you’ll discover that vegetables are fun! Race cars are easy to make and just need your unique creativity!

Sunset Socials in the Community Garden are held on second Fridays through summer. Bring your own chair, snack and beverage and join us at the garden for an evening of camaraderie, fellowship and a gorgeous sunset.

Check out our upcoming events!