Nursery Care-Infant through Pre-K Sunday 9:45am -11:45am
Children of all ages are welcome to participate in our worship, but we do have childcare available each Sunday for our youngest parishioners.
Kids’ Program – Kindergarten – 6th Grade – Sunday 9:50am
Our mission at St. Paul’s is succinct and clear, following Jesus together in worship, prayer, and service. Our mission for our children’s ministry is to allow our children to grow into this as we walk alongside them on this journey.
Each Sunday we will gather as a whole congregation for announcements and the opening hymn. For our family service on the second Sunday of each month we would like the children to stay for the entire service. There will be heavy youth participation and Jim Ward will deliver a youth focused sermon. On the remaining Sundays children will gather in the Narthex as the congregation sings “Glory to God in the highest” and follow the youth leader of the day to the scheduled activity. Children will return to their parents in time to receive communion together.
Our mixed age program is focused on children in grades K-6. Over the course of each month children will participate in Godly Play, worship, fellowship, singing, and a simple service project.
The basic structure of each month will be like this:
1st Sunday-Godly Play
2nd Sunday-Family service with heavy youth participation
3rd Sunday-Service project
4th Sunday-Worship and singing lead by the Wards
5th Sunday-Assorted religious education, fellowship, or service opportunity
While there is variation week to week, you don’t have to worry about keeping track of it. Just start in the church each morning and the kids will stay or go as appropriate.
Older children are encouraged to be in church and to check out Marin Episcopal Youth Group. Contact Daniel London at email@example.com for more information on that.
How you can help:
-Be here on Sunday mornings. Having friends at church that are there regularly makes it better for adults and kids alike. Your presence matters.
-Encourage your older children to become readers and acolytes as they mature into these responsibilities.
-Help on a service project Sunday.
-Bring additional snacks and treats for coffee hour.
Youth Group – Sun 5pm, ages 11-18, Church of The Nativity, San Rafael
St. Paul’s participates in a collaborative youth ministry with four other Episcopal churches in Marin – Nativity, Redeemer, St. Francis and Christ Church. Junior High and Senior High Youth Group meet in the upper rooms of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Sunday evenings at 333 Ellen Drive in San Rafael.
Mission: To encounter Christ in Scripture, prayer and service to the poor. We will pursue this mission by wrestling with lectionary-based lessons, practicing Compline prayer, and serving the poor in creative ways.
Hello – On Thursday evening 25 guests from 11 states arrive in Marin to stay at the Rahlston-White Retreat Center in Mill Valley. They will be here for our first ever PrayWorshipServe Retreat. The next morning, by 9am, they will take a bus to St. Paul’s where they will be joined by over a dozen […]
Dear Families, This is President’s Day weekend and there won’t be Sunday School. However, there WILL be child care in the nursery. It’s also very nice to have the kids experience a full service every now and again. They are always welcome in church – with their restlessness and whining and giggling alike. It’s what […]
Hello – My most heartfelt prayer right now is that as many of you as possible become involved in next week’s Retreat. Why? Because I believe that the PrayWorshipServe Retreat is the beginning of the next chapter of our life together. I believe this for a variety of reasons. One of the most important is that everyone […]
Hello – Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. Lent is 40 days where we prepare ourselves for Holy Week and Easter. In imitation of Jesus, who went to the desert for 40 days before he began his public ministry, we are each invited to take on a practice for […]
Hello – Three things in the next three weeks: 1. Jay’s Funeral is this Saturday, the 10th, at 11am. Katie has requested that you wear a Hawaiian shirt. Lunch and a party to follow in Duncan Hall. 2. Ash Wednesday is this coming Wednesday, the 14th. Services are at 7:30am, Noon and 6:30pm. It’s also Valentine’s […]
Dear Families, This Sunday we’ll be making Valentine’s for the residents at 5th Ave, as well as coloring picture for the men at San Quentin. We’ll read some Bible stories and finish a book we started awhile ago. It will be a simple, but sweet Sunday. Also, following the service on Sunday is our Annual […]
Hello, Wow! What a great weekend to celebrate our 150th Anniversary! Well done, everyone! Now, take one deep breath and please shift your attention to the national Retreat we are hosting at St. Paul’s starting on Thursday, February 22nd, just over 3 weeks away. Please picture this: • John will have a team of you […]
Leading up to St. Paul’s 150th anniversary, let’s take a look at some of the former church members. Looking around the church we see many plaques that name former members of the congregation who are memorialized by their gifts to the glory of God and in remembrance of loved ones. Rev. William H. Stoy was […]
Hello – Tomorrow morning at 9am Bishop Marc and I will host a special Spiritual Forum in Duncan Hall, dedicated to our Outreach. I’ve asked representatives of all five of our major Outreach efforts to come ready to share a little story of what they do and why they love it. We’ll then open up the […]