About St. Paul's
St. Paul’s is a place where the Anglican tradition of worship, as guided by the Book of Common Prayer, is celebrated and pursued with great devotion. The first Book of Common Prayer was created for the Church of England in 1549. No longer Roman Catholics, the English Church embraced the best of the Protestant Reformation (faith alone, grace alone, the priority of Scripture over tradition, understandable worship, etc.) while keeping many of the worship practices that had sustained the church for over 1,000 years. At St. Paul’s, we engage with the Scriptures in real and life changing ways. Though you will not find a “worship band,” projection screens or a casually dressed preacher here, you will find the power of the Gospel, genuine Christian love, and worship that is deep and meaningful.
Our service is at 5:00pm on Sunday evenings. Why so late? That’s when our priest, who also serves at All Saints, can be with us. But there are also certain advantages to an early evening service! If you are slow to get moving on Sunday mornings, you can now sleep in without guilt. Or if you’re an early morning riser, you can get out and do some gardening before the sun gets too hot. You can even go out of town every weekend and still find a loving community of Christians to be a part of. And, if you enjoy going out to dinner, the service is perfectly timed for an early evening out.
Our chapel is beautiful with its peaked ceiling, stained glass windows, wooden pews and traditional altar. For many of us, church buildings are not really church buildings without these things. We want the place where we worship to look different than a theater or auditorium. The beauty of our sanctuary opens your heart to praise God and to love the people who worship alongside you.
We are part of the Anglican Diocese of the Southwest (anglicansw.org), a fellowship of congregations in West Texas, New Mexico, Mexico and Southern Colorado. Our diocese is part of the Anglican Church in North America (anglicanchurch.net), a communion of nearly 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.