Clergy and Staff

The Reverend Anne Deneen is the Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Carol Gray┬áis our Parish Administrator. William (Bill) Maki is our Sexton. Theodore Stoddard is our Music Director. Eva DiLascio is our Children’s Choir and Bell Choir Director.

Posts from the Pastor’s Desk Blog

  • Easter III April 29, 2017 Easter arrived April 16th, and as usual, some of us went to Good Harbor Beach for the ecumenical Easter sunrise service. It was a balmy peaceful dawn, and none of us could remember a warmer one. We didn’t even need jackets. The peace of the morning stayed with us for our festive Eucharist at 10:00 ...
  • Lent V–Questions from Working Preacher April 2, 2017 Tomorrow is the Fifth Sunday in Lent. The Sunday scripture readings are powerful affirmations of life in the midst of death: the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37:1-14; a heart-searching song in Psalm 130; a consideration of life in the Spirit in Romans 8:6-8, and finally the raising of Lazarus in John 11:1-45. Working ...
  • Refugee Sunday Sermon–The Rev. Alice Erickson March 5, 2017 On February 19th, 2017–we held a Refugee Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The Rev. Alice Erickson, a local pastor with long experience in refugee and immigration work preached a marvelous sermon. Here it is! Refugee Sunday Rev Erickson Sermon During the weeks since, we have sponsored a collection of needed items for NuDay Syria, along ...
  • Epiphany and the Baptism of Our Lord January 8, 2017 Sunrise glitters after a snowstorm; every crystal of snow reflects the light. The world shimmers with it. On Epiphany, we celebrate the Light of Christ, that shone for the Magi, that shines in Jesus’ baptism, that shines on us, brighter than a sunrise after a snowstorm. Come and celebrate the great “manifestation” of our Lord ...
  • 4th Sunday in Advent December 20, 2016 We had our Christmas pageant at church this week. I have to say, it was wonderful to celebrate the Nativity, an act of joyful resistance and a declaration of hope into a world in need of goodness. The Nativity: Good news for everyone. A child is born. Hope emerges from a womb of darkness, ...
  • Advent Week 1 December 1, 2016 We were blessed, as we began the First Week of Advent, to receive three new members to St. Paul Lutheran Church. During the sermon, the three of them offered their reasons for wanting to be a part of this community. The homily addresses the theme of “arriving” in Advent. We give thanks for those who ...
  • Thanksgiving Prayers–Gratitude for Creation November 19, 2016 The following Thanksgiving prayer is adapted from an Iona resource called Celtic Prayers from Iona. It seemed particularly beautiful for this year, because of its compassion for creation, and our stewardship of this island earth we call home. O Sun behind all suns I give you greeting this new day. Let all Creation praise you, Let the daylight ...
  • “All the Verses II” October 30, 2016 Last Sunday, October 23rd, the Pastor was ill. The congregation experienced the priesthood of all believers as all came together to help lead worship service. Laurie Jamieson was willing to preach, again, and on short notice. Below is her sermon–the audio, and the printed version. All the Verses II The Gospel today tells the story of ...
  • “All The Verses” Stewardship Theme for 2016 October 22, 2016 On Sunday, October 16th, we were blessed to hear the preaching of Laurie Jamieson, one of our gifted lay preachers at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Laurie is also our very gifted Stewardship Director, inspiring us each year to consider the blessings of this church and our ministry together. Each year, when we open our Stewardship ...
  • Of Mustard Seeds and Mulberry Trees. October 3, 2016 This morning’s sermon was a communal sermon, focusing on Mustard Seed faith at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The congregation helped tell the story. The painting below is The Mulberry Tree by Vincent Van Gogh–a mulberry tree appeared in Jesus’ parable this morning from Luke.

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