Brad Jones Is Sunday's Guest Speaker At St. Paul's Episcopal

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Rev. Brad Jones, executive director of Grace Point Camp and Retreat Center, will be the guest speaker this Sunday, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 805 West 7th St., for education class Kickoff Day at 9:15 a.m. There are classes for all ages beginning this day. The Sacrament of Holy Baptism will be observed at the worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. 

The annual Feast of Lights program at 6 p.m. will include Presentation of the Christmas Story, Celebration of the Saints, Take the Light Into the World and Feast on King Cake.


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Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

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