6464 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75214, USA

Welcome to St. Paul's E&R Church (UCC)

Welcome to St. Paul's E&R Church (UCC)

Welcome to St. Paul's E&R Church (UCC)Welcome to St. Paul's E&R Church (UCC)

About Us

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Celebrating 130 Years of Sharing Christ's Love!

WELCOME 

St. Paul’s Church is celebrating its 130th Anniversary this year, and we invite you to visit us on Sunday to explore the richness of St. Paul’s Church and its history of Dallas.  We have been in our present location since the completion of its new sanctuary and dedication on April 7, 1957.

Our goal continues to be to reach and serve others with the love of Christ and his good news.

The history of St. Paul’s Church is a Journey of Faith that tracks with the social and cultural development of the City of Dallas.

The foundation of St. Paul’s Church was laid by faith and has placed us in a unique location to serve at the geographic heart of Dallas.  

We welcome you to our services today, and we look forward to your continuing presence with us as we pursue St. Paul’s Church’s Journey of Faith in the future.



Sunday Morning 

Church Services 

11:00 A.M.

About Us

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Worship

Christian Education

Worship

Worship Service 11:00 am Sundays

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Music

Christian Education

Worship

Music Program featuring Will Kanute, 

Choir Director/Organist and the

 Range Pipe Organ 

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Christian Education

Christian Education

Christian Education

Sunday School for Adults and Youth 

Each Sunday at 10:00 am

Contact Us

St. Paul's E&R Church (UCC)

6464 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75214, US

(214) 368-7788

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.   e-mail:  stpaulsucc@sbcglobal.net 

Like us on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/StPaulUCCDallas 

Donations

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POSTPONEMENT OF ALL SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES

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TEMPORARY POSTPONEMENT

All church services and activities at St. Paul's Church have been cancelled until April 30th, unless notified otherwise.  We will be following local, state, and national guidelines.


On 03/13/2020  Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency for Texas.   Wash your hands; stay in; use common sense.  Call, text, or email one another while physically separated.

WORSHIP MATERIALS FOR Palm Sunday 04/05/2020

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Worship at Home, Scattered but Gathered

 Prelude: Ride On!  Ride on In Majesty!  setting by Richard Syner  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zh_WlHcu9o  

Gathering Poem and Opening Prayer**

 “Sabbath Poem I - 1986” by Wendell Berry

 

Slowly, slowly, they return

To the small woodland let alone:

Great trees, outspreading and upright,

Apostles of the living light.


Patient as stars, they build in air

Tier after tier a timbered choir,

Stout beams upholding weightless grace

Of song, a blessing on this place.


They stand in waiting all around,

Uprisings of their native ground,

Down comings of the distant light.

They are the advent they await.


Receiving sun and giving shade,

Their life's a benefaction made,

And is a benediction said

Over the living and the dead.


In fall their brightened leaves, released,

Fly down the wind, and we are pleased

To walk on radiance, amazed.

O light come down to earth, be praised!


God of glory, God of grace, help me to praise you today in all I do and say. Amen.

Hymn: All Glory, Laud and Honor

Confession

 Still my heart and my mind and my body, o God so that I might turn toward you again.

Silence

Merciful God, we have sinned in what we have thought and said, in the wrong we have done and in the good we have not done. We have sinned in ignorance: we have sinned in weakness: we have sinned through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry. We repent and turn to you. Forgive us, for our Savior Christ’s sake, and renew our lives to the glory of your name. Amen.

In Jesus Christ, God knows and receives us as we are. Listen, give thanks, and live. 

Gloria Patri and Anthem

 Gloria Patri:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToyMoJyeYDM

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, Amen.

Anthem: The Palms by Jean Baptiste-Faure

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etrgxd6fSvc 

Scripture

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29                Matthew 21:1-11

Reflection**

 +As we shout praises along the way of our Christ, we remember, too, to share joy and appreciation with those we love. Give each member of your family or group of close friends a note of appreciation this week. 

+Several weeks ago, when we met for our Lenten mid-week dinner and discussion, we talked about this passage from Matthew, and how the people were shouting “Hosanna!” which means, “Save us now!” We answered the question: what do we ask Jesus to save us from? It strikes me that our answer this week might be different than our answers several weeks ago as we gathered around one table at the church with far fewer than six feet between us. So, now, read this verse aloud: 

“The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, 

“Hosanna to the Son of David! 

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! 

Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Save us now! From what are we asking Jesus to save us?

+Looking back to Berry’s poem at the beginning of this worship guide, what in the natural world—what landscapes, what creatures, strike you most as praising God? And in turn, what makes your heart sing? Explore these questions in a journal, or call someone to discuss them.  

Prayers of the People*

God of grace and promise,

You gather and scatter your people to the ends of the earth; but wherever we find ourselves, we are never beyond the reach of your love.

Gather me together now with the people of St. Paul E&R UCC as I share in our common prayer:

  • We thank you for your tender care, for soothing the wounds of this life. 
  • We thank you that in the presence of enemies, especially the last enemy of death, you are with us, as Shepherd, Host, Home.
  • We pray for the members of St. Paul’s, as well as our distant friends and family. 
  • We pray for those afflicted with Covid-19, as well as all disease.
  • We pray for the caregivers, the medical teams, the researchers and the public health officials.
  • We pray for our leaders—international, national, state, and local.
  • We pray for the church, now scattered, yet still one body.
  • We pray for those who have lost or will lose their income.
  • We pray for the children without school, provision, or nurture.
  • We pray for the earth, and the creatures therein. 

May they not fail you, nor I fail them. 

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Hymn: Ride On!  Ride On, In Majesty!

Closing Prayer*

Gathered and scattered, God is with us. 

In suffering and hope, God is with us.

Now and always, God is with us. Amen.

Postlude: Fanfarria Imperial by Padre Antonio Soler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHAN7UnPj1M


*Prayer Attribution: Iona Community Prayer Book, 2017.

**Poem and Reflection Questions adapted from: Salt Project’s “Wendell Berry and the Sabbath Poetry of Lent.” www.saltproject.org

Worship Materials for 03/29/2020

Worship at Home, Scattered but Gathered

 Prelude:  Fughetta on Jesus, My Sole Consolation by J. S. Bach BWV 702

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvnUfi4-ON0

Gathering Poem and Opening Prayer**

“Sabbath Poem I - 1980” by Wendell Berry

 

What hard travail God does in death!

He strives in sleep, in our despair,

And all flesh shudders underneath

The nightmare of His sepulcher.


The earth shakes, grinding its deep stone;

All night the cold wind heaves and pries;

Creation strains sinew and bone

Against the dark door where He lies.


The stem bent, pent in seed, grow straight

And stands. Pain breaks in song. Surprising

The merely dead, graves fill with light

Like opened eyes. He rests in rising.


God of new life, help me be a part of your resurrecting work: life in the midst of death, hope in the midst of struggle, and rising in the midst of toil. Amen.

Hymn: In the Bulb There Is a Flower

Confession and Gloria Patri

Still my heart and my mind and my body, o God so that I might turn toward you again.

Silence

Merciful God, we have sinned in what we have thought and said, in the wrong we have done and in the good we have not done. We have sinned in ignorance: we have sinned in weakness: we have sinned through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry. We repent and turn to you. Forgive us, for our Savior Christ’s sake, and renew our lives to the glory of your name. Amen.

In Jesus Christ, God knows and receives us as we are. Listen, give thanks, and live. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyVhCz5XzXI

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, Amen.

Anthem: Lord of the Dance arranged by Don Hart

Scripture

 Ezekiel 37:1-14               Psalm 130               John 11:1-45

Reflection**

 +This week, look for signs of resurrection, new life breaking into the world - not only among flowers and trees and non-human animals, but also in human communities. Where is life breaking forth, even where disease abounds?

+Our goals for this week are toward nurturing life: drink water, eat nutritious foods, exercise and sleep. What will you do to care for yourself while you shelter at home?

+When Lazarus emerges from the tomb, he’s still wrapped in bandages of death - and Jesus commands that he be “unbound and let go.” What resurrection might be in process in your life? What bonds are still holding you back? What does this even look like when we’re under a shelter at home order? Call a friend or family member and explore these ideas of finding resurrection in difficult times. 

Prayers of the People*

 God of grace and promise,

You gather and scatter your people to the ends of the earth; but wherever we find ourselves, we are never beyond the reach of your love.

Gather me together now with the people of St. Paul E&R UCC as I share in our common prayer:

  • We thank you for your tender care, for soothing the wounds of this life. 
  • We thank you that in the presence of enemies, especially the last enemy of death, you are with us, as Shepherd, Host, Home.
  • We pray for the members of St. Paul’s, as well as our distant friends and family. 
  • We pray for those afflicted with Covid-19, as well as all disease.
  • We pray for the caregivers, the medical teams, the researchers and the public health officials.
  • We pray for our leaders—international, national, state, and local.
  • We pray for the church, now scattered, yet still one body.
  • We pray for those who have lost or will lose their income.
  • We pray for the children without school, provision, or nurture.
  • We pray for the earth, and the creatures therein. 

May they not fail you, nor I fail them. 

Lord’s Prayer

 Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Hymn: Breathe on Me, Breath of God

Closing Prayer*

Gathered and scattered, God is with us. 

In suffering and hope, God is with us.

Now and always, God is with us. Amen.

Postlude: We All Believe in One True God. Setting J. S. Bach

Worship Materials for 03/22/2020

Scattered but Gathered

 

Gathering Poem and Opening Prayer

"Remembering that it happened once" by Wendell Berry

Remembering that it happened once,  We cannot turn away the thought,  As we go out, cold, to our barns  Toward the long night’s end, that we  Ourselves are living in the world  It happened in when it first happened,  That we ourselves, opening a stall  (A latch thrown open countless times  Before), might find them breathing there,  Foreknown: the Child bedded in straw,  The mother kneeling over Him,  The husband standing in belief  He scarcely can believe, in light  That lights them from no source we see,  An April morning’s light, the air  Around them joyful as a choir.  We stand with one hand on the door,  Looking into another world  That is this world, the pale daylight  Coming just as before, our chores  To do, the cattle all awake,  Our own white frozen breath hanging  In front of us; and we are here  As we have never been before,  Sighted as not before, our place  Holy, although we knew it not. 


God of wisdom, help me to see your grace more clearly, around us, among us, and within us.  Amen.


Confession

Still my heart and my mind and my body, O God so that I might turn toward you again.


Silence


Merciful God, we have sinned in what we have thought and said, in the wrong we have done and in the god we have not done.  We have sinned in ignorance:  we have sinned in weakness:  we have sinned through our own deliberate fault.  We are truly sorry.  We repent and turn to you.  forgive us, for our Savior Christ's sake, and renew our lives to the glory of your name.  Amen.


In Jesus Christ, God knows and receives us as we are.  Listen, give thanks, and live.


Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, Amen.


Scripture

1 Samuel 16: 1-13          Psalm 23          John 9: 1-41


Reflection**

+Where, in these strange, unordinary days, do you experience God's healing or revealing grace?

+What obstacles obscure your vision?


Prayers of the People*

God of grace and promise,

You gather and scatter your people to the ends of the earth; but whatever we find ourselves, we are never beyond the reach of your love.

Gather me together now with the people of St. Paul E&R UCC as I share in our common prayer:

  • We thank you for your tender care, for soothing the wounds of this life.
  • We thank you that in the presence of enemies, especially the last enemy of death, you are with us, as Shepherd, Host, Home.
  • We pray for the members of St. Paul's, as well as our distant friends and family.
  • We pray for those afflicted with Covid-19, as well as all disease.
  • We prayer for the caregivers, the medical teams, the researchers and the public health officials.
  • We pray for our leaders--international, national, state, and local.
  • We pray for the church, now scattered, yet still one body.
  • We pray for those who have lost or will lose their income.
  • We pray for the children without school, provision, or nurture.
  • We pray for the earth, and the creatures therein.  May they not fail you, nor I fail them.


Lord's Prayer


Closing Prayer*

Gathered and scattered, God is with us.

In suffering and hope, God is with us.

Now and always, God is with us.   Amen.



*Prayer Attribution:  Iona Community Prayer Book, 2017.

**Poem and Reflection Questions Attribution:  Salt Project's "Wendell Berry and the Sabbath Poetry of Lent."  www.saltproject.org

Music

 

Prelude:  Be Thou My Vision setting by Clay Christiansen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bber18Im2G4 


Opening Hymn: Be Thou My vision

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMXAp6LpP-8 


Closing Hymn:  The Lord's My Shepherd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Msh0PAJfPU 


Postlude: The Lord's My Shepherd setting by Alec Rowley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1-x-46eg-w

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February 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

A communion service with ashes.  Open to all.

Lent

Mar 4 - Apr 1, 2020

Wednesdays. Mid-Week Lent

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Fellowship Hall

Event Details

Mar 4 - Apr 1, 2020

Wednesdays. Mid-Week Lent

Dinner followed by a Lenten Study.  Open to all.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Fellowship Hall

Mar 1 - Apr 5, 2020

Sabbath of Lent

11:00 am

Sanctuary

Event Details

Mar 1 - Apr 5, 2020

Sabbath of Lent

Our sermon series on Sundays during Lent will focus on Sabbath as we pause to reflect over the 40 days of Lent.  Open to all.

11:00 am

Sanctuary

Apr 9, 2020

Maundy Thursday

7pm

Sanctuary

Event Details

Apr 9, 2020

Maundy Thursday

A communion service.  Open to all.

7pm

Sanctuary

"Lo, How Voces Intimae Ever Blooming!"

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Musings ... Kay George, Soprano and Voces Intimae's Artistic Director with Heeyoung Choi, Piano

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 2:00 p.m.

 The perfect concert of Art Song in its many forms! The beloved mélodies of Cécile Chaminade are witty and tuneful and in typical French style. Joseph Marx wrote Lieder that are akin to those of Richard Strauß, harmonically lush. Deità silvane is Respighi’s setting of Arturo Rubino’s verses on ancient Greek and Roman deities with a nostalgic feel. The concert also includes songs by one of the most celebrated and prolific composers of American song, Lori Laitman.

 

Get Your Tickets Online at  VocesIntimaeArtSong.org
Or At The Door$Name-Your-Own-Price
Stay for a reception and meet our talented musicians!

HPISD students preparing for UIL competition

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Free Recital at St Paul’s E&R UCC, Thursday, Jan 30, 2020, 6:30 PM

      Canchola Studio of Voice In Song Dr. Amy Canchola and her voice students from Highland Park High School present beloved art songs from the standard vocal repertoire in preparation for their UIL solo and ensemble contest.  The students will be accompanied by Sarah England at the piano.  Please join us and support these talented students! 

Free Admission 

Join Voces Intimae in supporting these talented young singers! 

 

All German Advent Service