St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Bakersfield welcomes you to worship.
We invite you to join our inclusive community as we deepen our awareness of the presence of Jesus Christ in us through the Episcopal tradition of inclusivity, worship, and service. We welcome all to share His joy and love with us, rejoicing in the transforming power of the Spirit.
Welcome to St. Paul's, Bakersfield
The present health crisis is challenging the way we do things, but also revealing opportunities for fellowship and connection we had not ever imagined. While public services in our historic building have been suspended, we continue to gather, to pray, to study, to worship - online!
On the right you you will find a list of events and ways to connect with us. Below is our latest online service.
What is Zoom? And How Do I Get There?
Zoom is an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. St . Paul's is using Zoom extensively to present much of its "real time" online services and social events. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom follow this link to a presentation by Brian Whitfield our Bishop's Warden to learn how to use this great resource.
Lent at St. Paul's
During Lent the Church calls us to set aside particular times for prayer and study. Wednesdays during Lent (beginning tonight) St. Paul's is offering an opportunity for fellowship, formation, and reflection centered on Henri Nouwenʻs book, The Return of the Prodigal (again, via Zoom). Our time of fellowship begins at 6pm and the course begins at 6.30pm. The evening ends with Compline.
At 5pm on Fridays during Lent we "walk" the Way of the Cross via Zoom. This is an ancient practice of the Church which finds its origin in Jesus' own journey through the streets of Jerusalem and to his crucifixion.
Full details of our Lenten program can be found here.
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Church Office Hours:
Due to the present health crisis
office is currently closed.
at St. Paul's This Week?
Sunday, February 28
The Second Sunday in Lent
10.00am Morning Prayer
Monday, March 1
David of Wales, c. 544
10.30am Coffee (or Tea) Morning
Tuesday, March 2
Chad of Lichfield, Bishop, 672
1.00pm St. Paul's Book Group
Wednesday, March 3
John and Charles Wesley, Priests,
1791 and 1788
6.00pm Fellowship and Formation
Friday, March 5
5.00pm Way of the Cross
Sunday, March 7
The Third Sunday in Lent
10.00am Morning Prayer
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
2216 17th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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