The Forum – November 2: Christians Reflecting on Racism and Privilege in America

Join The Rev. Mary Luck Stanley and Mr. John Henderson, Sr. Warden and Attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, for a conversation about how a variety of basic privileges are given to certain groups in America, while other groups are denied those same privileges. We will also consider how Episcopalians might join together to respond, seeking to create a more just society.

The Forum is held on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. at the Grand Historic Venue, next door to the Church on North Charles Street.


Something New at Old St. Paul’s

New Sunday Service Schedule, New Choir, New Program Year


8:00 a.m.         Holy Eucharist, quiet, contemplative


9:00-Noon      Nursery Care: for infants and toddlers


9:00 a.m.         Breakfast & Mingling

*for Sunday School, Youth Group, & Nursery Families, Undercroft

*for Forum participants, at the Grand Historic Venue


9:30 a.m.         Education Hour: for all ages and stages

*The Forum at the  Historic Grand Venue, next door to the church

*Youth Group led by Jessica Sexton in the Upper Room

*Sunday School in the Undercroft


10:30 a.m.       Holy Eucharist, with Choir and Children’s Worship

*featuring our fabulous new choir led by Mr. John Smedstad

*Children’s Worship in the Undercroft


11:30 a.m.       Fellowship in the Church

*stay to enjoy a cup of coffee and to visit with old and new friends


Awarding Winning Restoration

On October 10, Old St. Paul’s Church Interior Sanctuary Renovation Project received a Design Award of Honorable Mention at the American Institute of Architects Baltimore Design Excellence Awards. We celebrate this honor with our architectural firm of Murphy & Dittenhafer.


Early Pledging

We’ve just begun our annual stewardship campaign for financial commitments to our church. For early pledgers, we want to celebrate you with a special Cocktail Party on November 16. Thank you for your generosity.


Light Breakfast

We are not above bribing people with food so that they will gather early. From 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., come enjoy food and fellowship. For families who are attending Sunday School and Youth Group, this breakfast will take place in the Undercroft. For those attending the Forum, this breakfast will be in the Historic Grand next door to the church.


Education Sign-Ups

In order to have a strong start to this year, we are inviting people to make a two-month commitment to attend as many of the Education Hour programs as they can. Sign-up sheets are at the back of the church.



Our church could use a few more volunteers to help set up the holy things needed for worship. Please see The Rev. Mary Stanley if you would be able to help with this important ministry.


Feeding the Hungry

The Our Daily Bread Ministry feeds lunch to over 700 people in downtown Baltimore each day. This ministry is located close to our church at 725 Fallsway, 21202. We are now able to offer both weekday and Saturday volunteering opportunities. All shifts run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will include an orientation session. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. The weekday shifts are Thursday, October 30, and Wednesday, November 19. If you are interested in weekdays contact Mark Stanley (mark@osp1692.org, 410-685-3404). The Saturdays are: November 29, December 13, and January 17. For Saturdays contact Kelly Zellers (410-258-0888 or kelly.zellers@yahoo.com) or Doug Barrington (dbarrington@gmail.com). Jesus said, “Whatever you do to the least of these, you do to me.”


Electronic Giving

Have you ever forgotten to bring your check to church on Sunday?  Did you know that there is an easy, worry-free way to make your contribution?  With Electronic Giving, you can decide what you want to give on a weekly or monthly basis, and have it automatically deducted from your checking account or charged to your credit card.  Once you set the amount and schedule, your work is done.  If you are interested, please contact Chuck Calvarese at chuck@osp1692.org.


Bishop’s Blend

Did you know that we use a special coffee here at St. Paul’s called Bishop’s Blend? Organic, shade-grown and certified fair trade (slavery free!), Bishop’s Blend protects the earth while ensuring that coffee growers are paid a living wage and have access to affordable credit. Not only do all Bishop’s Blend products guarantee fair wages to coffee producers, the proceeds from sales support Episcopal Relief & Development’s mission of responding to poverty, hunger and disease around the world. Their motto is: Enjoy one of life’s everyday pleasures while making a difference — one cup at a time.



Making Casseroles

Another way for people to help their hungry neighbors is by making casseroles for Our Daily Bread.  You can pick up a lid with the tin in the back of the church; remember to label your casserole with type and date and put it in the freezer in our kitchen (downstairs at the far end of the building) on any Sunday. Thank you so much for helping with this vital service to the displaced and hungry in Baltimore.