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 Service and Fellowship! 

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 23, 10:30 AM


Adult Sunday School, 9:15 AM


      Childcare Provided 10:15-11:45 AM


The Reverend Ed Bird, Presiding

Come join us!

Sunday Readings Online for 

Weekly Worship 

& Service Schedule  

We are wheel chair accessible




  9:15 A.M.  Adult Bible Study

  9:30 A.M.  Children's Sunday School (Sept -  May)

10:15 A.M.  Child Care Available through 11:45 Am

10:30 A.M.  The Holy Eucharist Rite II (Music)

11:30 A.M.  After Worship Fellowship

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  



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900 Normal Road
DeKalb Illinois 60115


The monthly Beloved Community Dinner will be hosted by the Islamic Society of NIU at St. Paul’s on Sunday, July 23rd.

Preceeding the dinner, you are invited to a tour of the Islamic Center at 801 Normal Road at 4:00 P.M. Following the tour, participants will gather at St. Paul’s for the meal at 5:30 P.M. 

“The Beloved Community encompasses people of different faiths, different colors of skin, different nationalities, different political beliefs, different sexual orientations. The purposes of these dinners and conversations is to offer multiple opportunities for folks from all different walks of life to get to know and appreciate one another, to commit ourselves to ‘seek first to understand and then be understood’, and to work together to move forward for the common good of our community.”


Here are Some Pictures of Our Services &

Fellowship - Sharing in Your Community


The Lobster Boil at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 
has been a DeKalb tradition for nearly 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 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.


We Welcome 

The Reverend Edward Bird!


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in DeKalb is happy to announce that The Rev. Ed Bird is here now to serve as Interim Rector.  Father Ed most recently served in Chicago at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and St. Leonard’s Ministries.  He also serves as a director at Summer in the City, a camp for urban youth run through St. James Cathedral in Chicago.  Father Ed and his wife Beth have relocated to DeKalb.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a member of the: Episcopal Church & Worldwide Anglican Communion & Episcopal Diocese of Chicago