Week of January 3, 2021

Welcome to 

The Church of St. Paul and Incarnation!

An Episcopal / Anglican Parish
in the Heart of Jersey City

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

We pray for:

All those on our parish prayer list, especially Jean A., Andy, Kit, Anaiayah, Michael N., Linda M., Juliana, Daniel, Blessing and Moses and family, and Karen

Doctors, nurses, and all healthcare workers

Students and teachers, as they try to learn and teach under very difficult circumstances

All those in positions of leadership, especially Donald, our President; Joe, our President-elect; Phil, our Governor; and Steve, our Mayor

Please also remember in your prayers those who have died, and those who grieve their loss:

Joyce Thorpe, former longtime St. Paul’s parishioner

All of those who have died as a result of Covid -19

We give thanks for:

The birthday of Abigail Harwood Hall, and all those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in January.

Calendar Highlights:

Friday, January 1: (The Feast of the Holy Name), Holy Communion at 10:00 AM (Zoom, and live-streamed on our Facebook page)

Sunday, January 3: Monthly Parish Get-Together, 1:00 PM (Zoom, info below)

Thursday, January 14: Stone Soup Community Supper To Go, 6:00 PM

Supporting Our Church:

 We are aware that, unfortunately, some parishioners have been laid off or furloughed and others are in danger of losing their jobs. Please know that you are in our prayers and we are here to help any way we can. In these extremely challenging economic times, we are especially grateful to those of you who have been able to keep up with your pledges. You can still mail checks to the church or you can use online giving. Visit stpaulsjc.org and click on "Online Giving." We also have a Venmo account. Call the office or email me for more information.

Pledge cards have been mailed to you. Please take some time to prayerfully reflect on what our church means to you, and return your completed card as soon as possible. 

You may also complete and return the online pledge form here:


Worship Schedule:

Monday through Friday: "Church By Phone"

Morning Prayer, 7:30

Noonday Prayer, 12:00

Evening Prayer, 5:30

Call: 201-433-4922 for more information.

Sunday at 10:00am

Join us at 10:00 AM for a live-streamed Service of Holy Communion on our church’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/StPaulsJC

Parish Get-Together:

Join us for our monthly parish get-together, Sunday at 1:00, on Zoom.

Contact Fr. Tom for log-in information.


From the Diocese:

Read The Voice Online for all the latest news, including a message from Bishop Hughes on preparing for this Christmas in a way that we’ve never prepared for Christmas before :


The Bishop’s Christmas sermon can be found here:


Upcoming Events:

Bishop’s Study Group: Pursuing Racial Reconciliation through Scripture, Film, Word, and Prayer (Tuesdays, 1/5-2/9, 6:30 PM)

More information and registration form here:


Lay Conversation with the Bishop (Thursday, 1/21, 6:00 PM)

January Gathering for Learning, Renewal, and Refreshment (Friday, 1/29, 7:00 PM & Saturday, 1/30, 9:00 AM to noon)

DJ’s Free Market:

Subscribe to the DJ’s Newsletter to stay informed about this exciting new ministry led by Deacon Jill:


The Arts at St. Paul & Incarnation:

ASPI Mugs and Tote Bags

It's here! Bring the work of local artists into your home this season with a curated mug or tote bag from ASPI!


The Arts at St. Paul and Incarnation (ASPI) is delighted to introduce a line of mugs and tote bags featuring the works of some of our favorite local artists. Unlike many other fundraisers that call for donated work, all profit is split evenly between the artist and ASPI. Proceeds to ASPI will go towards supporting our programming and future improvements to Carr Hall. We hope you enjoy these works as much as we do.

Visit our brand new store on Threadless to order these beautiful items (which make great gifts!)


Visit our virtual gallery to see our latest exhibit:


New Jersey Together:

Join New Jersey Together leaders from across the state for a conversation with Dr. Patricia Whitley-Williams about the safety and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines. We’ll hear a presentation and then have time for questions. We’ll be talking specifically about safety data on the vaccines, the importance of reaching vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups, and more. 

Register at: 


Learn more about New Jersey Together here: www.njtogether.org

Help for Renters and Homeowners:

There is help available for renters and homeowners suffering because of the pandemic. One is the website for the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency: www.njhousing.gov. You can also call 1-800-NJ-HOUSE (1-800-654-6873).

Helpful Resources:


State of New Jersey Covid-19 Information Hub:



The Diocese of Newark posts Covid-19 resources here:



You can subscribe to diocesan newsletters here:



The Episcopal Church has collected Covid-19 resources here:



"Habits of Grace," weekly reflections from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry:



The Church of England has some wonderful prayers and other materials here:



Fr. Tom’s sermons can be found here: