St. Paul’s regular schedule of Sunday services resume on Sunday, September 8 at 9:30. Please join us.
St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, Ossining, NY
"It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!"
WELCOME TO ST. PAUL'S-ON-THE-HILL
St. Paul's is an Episcopal (Christian) Church on Torbank Hill.
Although our church is more than 180 year's old, it is a very contemporary place. We have teachers, business folks, security personnel, nurses, chefs, lawyers, firefighters, costume designers and retirees (among others).
We like a casual service with singable music and we love children. Every Sunday we gather to enjoy conversation and coffee after our service in our sunny & open parish hall.
If you find yourself in the neighborhood (Westchester County, NY) some Sunday, please drop by.
THE BEAUTY OF ST. PAUL'S MAY SURPRISE YOU.
A couple of weeks ago, as we began our journey through Ordinary Time, I said that a distinct characteristic of Ordinary Time is that we are journeying with Jesus and his early followers through their experiences beforethe events of Easter and Pentecost and Ascension. So we do well to try to suspend some of what we know happens later in order to be able to enter our gospel stories – this year from the Gospel of Luke – and engage them from the vantage point of the moment in the process that is being described in the story at hand. When we do this, the richness of each story opens up more fully…
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I have shared a number of times from this pulpit that while I felt called to ordained ministry quite early in my life, I was also quite resistant to the idea. It really was for me an experience of being pursued by the “hound of heaven.” For a lot of my life, my sense has been that what I was resisting most was what I pictured as the lifestyle of the clergyperson. But it was really much deeper than that. “I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they … will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
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In the summer our schedule of services changes and services alternate between St. Paul’s and Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Ossining. Note that services at St. Paul’s are at 9:30 AM on Sundays, while Trinity’s Services start at 10:00 AM. The first July services is at Trinity Church in Ossining at 10 AM on July 7. For the full schedule for July and August, please click the title above.