- Monday-Thursday: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
- Rector - Rev. Wendy Abrahamson
- Deacon - Rev. Kevin Emge
- Church Secretary - Gailanne Dill
- Organist - Carolyn Bosse
Holy Eucharist/Morning Prayer
- Sundays @ 10:30 a.m.
- Children (through 4th Grade) - Godly Play®
Sundays @ 9:15 a.m.
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- Youth (Ages 10+) - Life Choices
Sundays @ 9:30 a.m.
Sundays @ 9:30 a.m.
Afterschool Program for K-5th Graders
- 1st Wednesday of each month
Support Group Contacts
- Alcoholics Anonymous – (641) 990-5505
- Al-Anon – email@example.com
Greetings, and welcome to our website. Hopefully your visit to the site will provide you with both general and specific information.
A quick summary of the Episcopal Church: The Episcopal Church in the United States came into being after the American Revolution when members of the Church of England in the thirteen colonies took steps to form their own identity as a separate church. The church is divided into dioceses around the U.S. Some dioceses cover a whole state. Some cover part of a state. Over each diocese is one or more Bishops who oversee the function of the church in that diocese. The Bishop in Iowa is the Right Rev. Alan Scarfe, whose office is in Des Moines.
The typical Sunday service in an Episcopal church is called "The Holy Eucharist." This service, based on longstanding traditions from the earliest churches, is a combination of "the liturgy of the Word," including prayers, scriptures, hymns, and sermon, and the communion, or "liturgy of the table". All worship services used in the Episcopal Church are found in the Book of Common Prayer.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Grinnell is a good example of a "typical" Episcopal church. There is a strong emphasis on worship and use of the scripture in worship. Within the worship there is a deep rooted appreciation of the Holy Communion. St. Paulians love to sing together. There is organ and piano. But occasionally the only accompaniment is with guitars.
We strive to create a hospitable and open atmosphere. All visitors are welcome. Most often there is a time of refreshments after the service for conversation. Episcopalians realize that newcomers may feel somewhat overwhelmed in a worship service that may seem unfamiliar or even complicated. It is our fervent desire to include you in this worship. One of our deep joys at this church is coming together to listen, to pray, to speak, and to sing. This deep joy is made deeper and more joyful as we reach out and welcome newcomers into the worship.
There are many programs and activities that are ongoing at St. Paul's including: our Campus Ministry, Social Concerns, and Christian Education. Your inquiries about all that we do are welcome.
Please note the church information for address, phone, and email. Phone and email are checked regularly for messages.
Bless you for taking the time to visit our site. As we say in our worship service every Sunday, The peace of the Lord be always with you.
The People of St. Paul's