St. Paul's Episcopal           All are welcome, no exceptions!


An affirming and inclusive Christian community striving through worship,

love and service to welcome all people just as God created you.


Join Us for Services and Fellowship


Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018

10:30 AM Service

Meet in the Parish Hall


Childcare Provided 9:15-11:45 AM

Adult Sunday School, 9:15 AM


The Reverend Edward Bird, Presiding

Come join us!
 We are wheel chair accessible

 8:00 A.M.    The Holy Eucharist Service
                   Spoken Service Rite I
                   2nd and 4th Sundays
 9:15 A.M.    Childcare until 11:45 A.M
 9:15 A.M.    Adult Sunday School
 9:30 A.M.    Children's Sunday School    
10:15 A.M.   Choir Practice
10:30 A.M.   The Holy Eucharist Service
                   With Music Rite II
11:30 A.M.   Coffee and Fellowship
Sunday Readings Online for 

Contact Information

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
900 Normal Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Rev. Ed Bird, Interim Rector

Rev. Ed's Email:
Church Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 AM-2 PM

Parish Office Phone: (815) 756‐4888  



March 11, 2018

Audio Link Above


We Welcome The Reverend Edward Bird and Beth Lee!


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in DeKalb is happy to announce that The Rev. Ed Bird is here now to serve as Interim Rector.

 MARCH 25-APRIL 1, 2018
March 25    Palm Sunday Service - 10:30 AM
March 28    Holy Solitude Group - 6:00 PM
March 29    Maundy Thursday Service - 7:00 PM
March 30    Stations of the Cross - 12:00 PM
March 30    Good Friday Service - 7:00 PM
March 31    Great Vigil of Easter - 7:00 PM
April 1         Easter Festival Service - 10:30 AM
April 1         Easter Egg Hunt - 11:30 AM

Childcare provided for all services
"Our faith is full of heroes who experienced God powerfully in solitude. From Hagar and the Hebrew prophets to Jesus in the wilderness to Francis of Assisi and Catherine of Siena, we see how escape from the toil and temptations of daily life can open our eyes, ears, minds, and hearts to the still, small voice of God. In the vast desert or a tiny room, solitude―frightening for some and a welcome reprieve for others―is far from an antisocial self-indulgence but rather is an opportunity for transformation and empowerment to serve God’s people ever more deeply."

A series of Lenten Meetings discussing topics from the Reverend Heidi Haverkamp's book, Holy Solitude will continue through each Wednesday evening of Lent from 6:00-7:30 PM, dinner is included. Copies of the book Holy Solitude are available on

Lobster Boil May 19, 2018


50th Anniversary Order Now!


Here are Some Pictures of Our Services &

Fellowship - Sharing in Your Community


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& see large view option at bottom

Get Directions To:
900 Normal Road
DeKalb Illinois 60115

Lobster Boil-May 19, 2018  Order Now!

The Lobster Boil at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 

has been a DeKalb tradition for five decades. 

This fundraiser supports both church activities 

and social service agencies in the community.

As part of the tradition, half of the proceeds from the Lobster Boil are donated to local charities that directly help people in need. The Episcopal Church Women and the people of St. Paul's distributed checks to five local charities and agencies including: Safe Passage, Children’s Waiting Room in the Courthouse, Family Service Agency, Voluntary Action Center, and Hope Haven. These organizations address diverse issues the community faces including domestic abuse and crisis, poverty, hunger, and homelessness, and they provide counseling, senior services and advocacy services for children.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church gave 50 percent of last year’s 
Lobster Boil profits to local organizations that help people in need. 

Pictured (from left) in back row are Freyja Rasmussen-Johns, Pat  McMahon of Children’s Waiting Room, Jocelyn Prall, Peg Newby, the Rev. Ed Bird, and Maureen Gerrity.  Seated in the front row are Karen Mantz of Hope Haven, Becky Versluys of Safe Passage, Henry Leonard, Colleen Bredeson of Voluntary Action Center, and David Smith of Family Service Agency.