We hope your visit to this website helps you better understand St. Paul's, and the Episcopal church. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you individually -- in person or by phone -- to answer any questions you may have about the life and worship practices of this church.
Nationally recognized for its contemporary architecture, St. Paul's is a local landmark along Peoria's War Memorial Drive. Our liturgy is traditional and comforting. It is the perfect middle, some would say, between Catholic and mainline Protestant worship. Our congregation is diverse, devoted to our faith and proud of our 100 plus year history in Peoria.
When this church says "all are welcome" we mean it. So please accept our invitation to visit us on Sunday. We have multiple worship times to accommodate busy schedules.
"The mission of St. Paul's is to nurture, love, teach, and grow a loving community in Jesus Christ and to make Him known to others."
What is an Episcopalian?
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Your Are Invited
Prayer Shawl Ministry - Prayer Shawl Knitting each Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the Library. Any level of knitter is invited to participate. Please e-mail Rev. Susan Pinkerton with any questions.
Friday Morning Breakfast and Bible Study - The 6:30 a.m. Breakfast and Bible Study meets each Friday at 6:30 a.m. in the Hedberg Room. Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday Morning Bible Study - Each Wednesday from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. Clergy led study of the the Sunday Lectionary - meets in the Library.
Food Pantry Sundays - The 3rd Sunday of each month is designated as Food Pantry Sunday. Bring non-perishable food to church. It will later be distributed to needy families.
Loaves and Fishes
Rector Search Process; Congregation Input Needed
A Message From Your Search Committee
We thank the congregation for completing the Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT) survey. We are pleased so many of you participated in this first phase of the search process. Now we are asking for some additional input, this time in a different format: small group discussions. The CAT survey has established a good baseline, and these small, informal group conversations are an opportunity for you to expand on your CAT input. Please mark you calendars and plan to participate in small group discussions on one of these dates:
Choose the date that works best for you, then sign up on the Search Committee bulletin board before or after one of the services. Alternatively, you can call or email the church office to reserve a space for one of those dates. Thanks so much for your help!
Please Join Us This Sunday
Summer Service Schedule
St. Paul’s has pledged to provide from 5 to 10 parishioners on the fourth Saturday of each month to assist with the serving at the Loaves and Fish program at First United Methodist Church in downtown Peoria. More volunteers are needed to serve during the Loaves and Fishes outreach program on the last Saturday of the month. Sign up on the sheet at the North end of the Nave.