1116 23rd Avenue

Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.2502

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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

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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.

Sermons

Sermon Proper 21

 

It is still about the “little ones.” 

 

Last week at Okatibbee Lake, I had one of those rare moments when I wanted to use a prop during my sermon.  It was outside, and two years in a row we had a gentle breeze coming from the lake to make a lingering summer day a beautiful one.  So much so that my son slept through it all and I didn’t want to move him.  But, it was last week when Jesus took a little one, a child in his arms as the disciples argued over who was the greatest.  

Sermon Proper 25

 

“Son of David, have mercy on me!”

 

I have said these words a great deal over the past few weeks.  I’ve had to actually. Since Clergy Conference this has become my homework.

 

One thing I like taking advantage of every year at Clergy Conference is seeking the Rite of Reconciliation.  Now don’t get concerned for your priest. 

Sermon Proper 23

 

We have three baptisms today from three awesome kids, I am biased of course but speaking for Harriet we can’t wait.  I just want to say I love them.  Baptisms.  I love them because they are so surprising you have no idea what’s going to happen or how the Holy Spirit might just interject herself into the whole situation. 

 

Sometimes we can see it in the godparents, parents and grandparents and sponsors, everyone gathering around the baby, and the children sitting on the floor.  We all wait to see the spark of something.  There is something that happens. 

Sermon Proper All Saints' 2018

 

“Unbind him and let him go.”

 

All Saints’ Sunday is always one of those days where you know you will have a conversation about it in the coming days.  Whether it’s at lunch or at school, there will be someone coming who will say, “How was Church?”  Let’s sort it out together before it happens so we’ll all be ready.