We are a fellowship of ordinary people, from all walks of life, who are united through faith in Jesus Christ. We are learning to share the love of Jesus and be ministers of the Gospel with those we come in contact with each day. As a community, we support each other, pray for one another, and most of all, desire to show the love of Christ to a hurting world.
We invite you to experience the love and reality of God, and the care of our church community at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.
We believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.
We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.
We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions or concerns please contact us.
What should I wear?
Come as you are. On any given Sunday you will find everything from jeans and t-shirts, to polos and khakis, to suits and ties.
How do I know what to do during the service?
Service booklets guide you through the entire service. We sit, we stand, and we kneel as we are able. All baptized Christians are welcome to come forward to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion (the bread and wine). If you are not receiving communion, you are invited to come forward for a blessing, indicated by crossing your arms across your chest. If you desire to receive communion but are unable to come forward, tell an usher and communion will be brought to you.
What do I do with my kids?
All children are invited to join us at any service. Additionally, our 8:00 a.m. service provides a more relaxed environment that promotes participation with and by small children. Parents need not worry that their child's activity will be seen as a disruption but rather interaction welcomed. The service also includes a sermon with a message for young and old.
How long does the service last?
Our 8:00 a.m. service lasts 30-45 minutes. Our 10:00 a.m. service lasts about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Coffee and time for fellowship follow the 10:00 a. m. service in the fellowship area at the rear of the church.
What about accessiblity?
All areas of St. Paul's are wheelchair accessible.
Where is St. Paul's located?
St Paul's is located on Flintville Road just north of the Calavera Springs Park in the Village of Suamico, Wisconsin (see the map in the footer below). Parking is available, including handicap parking.
St. Paul's was started in 1874 by families who emigrated from England. They held services in their homes until a church building could be built. In 1878, the first Bishop's committee was organized and at approximately the same time, the Women's Guild was started for the purpose of raising funds to build a church and provide money for people in need. The congregation erected a small building on Velp Avenue in 1879 on land donated by a parishioner and materials, labor, and love provided by all members.
St. Paul's has been an active part of the community throughout its history. In 1917, parishioners built a Guild Hall a short distance from the church and it became the center for religious and social activities, not only for St. Paul's but the entire community. Wedding receptions, funeral dinners, variety shows, dances, card parties, and Bible school were all part of the joyous noise made in the community landmark. The hall became too much for the little parish to maintain and was sold in 1973.
In 2001, Ken Nelson, a member of the church, donated land on Flintville Road for a new church site with the stipulation that it be built upon within 5 years. With a great leap of faith, the small parish decided to accept the offer and developed a plan to build the church in two phases to avoid incurring any debt. Phase one included the construction of the fellowship hall with its dual purpose as worship space, a kitchen, classroom, offices, and bathrooms. Phase two is for the sanctuary and narthex.
Ground was broken for phase one on June 11, 2005 at the new site and the first service was held in the new building on December 11, 2005. Bishop Russell Jacobus consecrated the new building on January 19, 2006. The former church building on Velp Avenue was sold and is currently a restaurant. The dream to complete phase two still exists for the building on Flintville Road. However, in 2016, the congregation made the decision to update the fellowship hall section
Today, in its new location on Flintville Road, Suamico, we continue our mission to be and make Christ present and known, by word and deed to our neighbors. We are excited about the journey we are on and look forward to the opportunities God provides for learning and growth. If you do not have a faith community of your own or are visiting in the area, we invite you to join us. All are welcome!