1116 23rd Avenue

Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.2502

stpaulsmeridian@gmail.com

Hours

Monday thru Thursday • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Friday • 8 a.m. to noon

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Mission Statement
St. Paul’s mission is to support and encourage one another in living out our baptismal vows and to share God’s unconditional love with the broader community.

Statement of Inclusion
“This is the Lord’s house, home of all his people, school for the faithful, refuge for the sinner, rest for the pilgrim, haven for the weary; all find a welcome.” (Hymn 51; Verse 4)

Core Values
• Worship
• Serve Christ and neighbors
• Celebrate the blessings of life
• Grow in the knowledge and love of Christ

© 2018 St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Principal Photography: Mark Davis, St. Paul's Member

Design: Kim Gianakos, St. Paul's Member

St. Paul’s is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.

Baptism

The Sacraments of the Episcopal church are “outward and visible signs of an inward and spiritual grace.” Baptism and Eucharist are the two great sacraments given by Christ to his church. The Episcopal church recognizes five others: Confirmation, Ordination, Holy Matrimony, Reconciliation of a Penitent and Unction (the anointing of the sick with oil or the laying on of hands.) You can find these listed in the Book of Common Prayer, pp 860-861.

About Baptism

Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.

— The Book of Common Prayer, 1979

It is appropriately administered within the Eucharist as the chief service on a Sunday or other feast. Infants, youth, and adults may be baptized. Baptism into the church involves a commitment by all members of the congregation to educate and nurture the newly baptized in faith. The aim of that process is two-fold: to celebrate and support the person in the life of the church at every stage of his or her development and in the case of children, to nurture the child into mature adult participation in the worship, service, and witness that mark the life of the Eucharistic community.