St. Paul's Episcopal Church
65 North Main Street
Wallingford, CT 06492

(203) 269-5050



Welcome guest organist Kyle Brazauski.  Kyle is a music student at the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford.  We’re delighted to have him with us this summer. 

Newsletter deadline is next Sunday, August 24. Please get your articles in on time. 

New staff!  The calling of Jay Lindsay as our new Music Director was announced in church earlier this summer.  We're delighted that Jay's starts NEXT Sunday, August 24.  Don't miss it!  We're also happy to announce that Steven Lockman has joined us as our new Sexton.  If the name sounds familiar, that's because he's the son of our former sexton Timothy Lockman.  We'll be hiring a new Nursery Coordinator and hope to announce this position later this summer.  Thank you for welcoming these good folks into the St. Paul's community.  They're here to support and enhance YOUR ministry! 

Summer Book Group This year’s title, Learning to Walk in the Dark by New York Times best-selling author Barbara Brown Taylor.  The final meeting of the evening group is Tuesday, August 19 at 7:00 PM at the home of Amy Foster (301 North Main Street). 

Sunday, September 14 at 9:30 AMSave this date and invite friends! It’s Ingathering Sunday – and lots more!  One service followed by a parish pot-luck picnic on the north lawn. 

Summer coffee … or iced tea or lemonade … hour Help us enjoy visiting together over light refreshments after the 9:30 service in air conditioned Wilkinson Hall this summer.  Making coffee and baking are optional; cool drinks and cut fruit/cheese are in! Do what works for you on these lazy hazy days of summer.  To participate, please see Jackie Iverson or Nancy Jermine.   

Beautiful Note Cards on Sale Now!!  The Memorial Garden Committee is selling boxes of six note cards for eight dollars.  Each card has a beautiful rendition of St. Paul’s church and memorial garden drawn by our resident artist, Dan Lyon.  Robin Hunter and Leigh Barnes may be contacted after the 8:00 service and Wendy Oestreicher and Lois Olesen after the 9:30, or contact Deb Page at the church office.  All profits from the sale will be given to the Nicaragua service trip.  

Wednesday Noon Eucharist will take a break for the summer.  The Wednesday service will return after Labor Day. 

Summer Office Hours The parish office will be open from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday, until after Labor Day. 

Building Overseas Mission RelationshipsThe Central Connecticut Deanery will be hosting a discussion on building overseas mission relationships Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:00 pm. This event will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Southington, CT.

We will discuss current overseas partnerships, building new overseas relationships, and sharing an interest in fulfilling God’s mission in communities throughout the world.

Featured speakers are: Bishop Jim Curry, Bishop Suffragan, The Episcopal Church in Connecticut; Roger LeCompte, St. John’s Church, Essex, Partnership with the Diocese of Lebombo, Mozambique; Alan McCollum, St. Saviour’s Church, Old Greenwich,  Partnership with the Dominican Republic/Youth from CT lead VBS in DR; Elaine Chagnon, Trinity Church, Tariffville, Partnership with Diocese of Kaduna, Nigeria (Medical) and Diocese of Gusau, Nigeria (School); Hope Lennartz, St. James’s,West Hartford, Founder of Friends of St Vincent’s Hospital and School, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Please contact Matt Handi via email ( or phone (203-639-3501, ext. 107) if you have any questions. 

Gardeners’ Market Volunteers are needed to help at St. Paul’s booth at the Wallingford Gardiners’ Market, near the railroad station, on Saturday, September 6.  We will be handing out tote bags and church brochures from 9 AM to noon.  Set up starts at 8 AM.  Any time you are available to give is appreciated.  Please contact Carole Ireland.   Thank you! 

The Annual Bishops’ Open Golf Tournament to benefit Camp Washington will be held on Thursday, October 9 at Tunxis Plantation Golf Course in Farmington. Professional golf skills not required to participate in this tournament. Build a foursome or come alone and staff will build one for you…remember this event raises funds for the campers! Visit for more information. Earlybird registration fee of $100 until September 1, 2014 

Wallingford Homeless Shelter We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate the St Paul’s meal servers working at the Shelter on Sunday’s.  This involves: church announcements, keeping the schedule and emailing it to Peggy May (who keeps the entire week’s schedule), asking for volunteers to make the meals during the time Choate has vacation.  The Shelter opens in November and closes in April. Please contact Robin Hunter. 

UCONN Students! St. Mark’s is the Episcopal Church on campus and we hope you will make it your spiritual home during the school year.  Choir, outreach opportunities for community service; study rooms, yoga, martial arts, campus singing groups, Rainbow Center, building open for prayer, study or meditation 24 hors a day, Evensong, Taize & drumming. Contact us with questions at or 860-429-2647.


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