Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church

A safe place to connect your spirit without disconnecting your mind! Tucson, AZ
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Plan Your Visit

Services

Address
2331 E Adams St
Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone
(520) 327-6857

Website

Directions
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Who We Are

Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church is an inclusive and progressive Christian community.

We hold services on:

Sunday at 8:00am & 10:00am
Tuesday at 6:00pm (Evening Prayer)
Wednesday at 7:00am
Thursday at 5:30pm (Spirit Now Interactive Service)

We seek God's reconciling and transforming presence in our lives. Grace St. Paul's is a safe place to connect your spirit without disconnecting your mind.

We are a diverse congregation that celebrates individual gifts. We participate in liturgies that are both innovative and steeped in our Anglican tradition. We offer spiritual formation for all ages. And we seek to reach out to the world and act for social justice.

We invite you to share this joyful journey!

Contact us at 520-327-6857 or at [email protected]

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Creative, Down to Earth, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Multigenerational

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Yoga/Meditation, Nursery, Adult Education, Food Pantry, Daycare, Preschool, Disability, Seniors Ministry, Hospice Ministry

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ, Chanting

Denomination
Episcopal

Networks

Size
Medium

Language
English, Spanish

Contact

Address
2331 E Adams St
Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone
(520) 327-6857

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Our services vary wildly, depending on which service you will attend. Some of our services are more traditional and intimate, straight out of the Book of Common Prayer, while others are totally out-of-the-box, featuring interfaith dialog, Native American spirituality, healing services, and all types of music. Our liturgical vision is to create worship that honors ancient traditions, but does so in 21st Century language and culture.

What is the community like?
Our community is very diverse, reflecting a broad spectrum of beliefs, ages, incomes, cultures...everyone is welcome here!

What if I'm not a Christian?
We have plenty of congregants that don't label themselves as Christians, and quite a few who consider themselves Atheist or Agnostic in their faith, but Christian in their ethical or cultural identity. We host multiple interfaith services and partner with congregations from many other faiths. We encourage questions and exploration, and our Eucharist is open to everyone regardless of where you may be on your faith journey.

Leadership

Steve Keplinger

Steve Keplinger

Steve's spiritual journey led him to the Episcopal Church in 1986. After growing up in the Roman Catholic tradition, it became obvious to him through a series of experiences at the Episcopal Church in St. George, that this was his home. After years of discernment, he entered Church Divinity School of the Pacific in the fall of 1997. He then spent two years of seminary commuting to the Episcopal Theological School in Claremont, Calif., before returning to CDSP to finish his studies. He completed his Master of Divinity program at the end of 2000 and was ordained in August 2001. He and his wife, Jean, began serving at St. David's in Page, AZ, in January 2001 and came to Grace St Paul's in 2010. Steve has a passion for creative liturgy, social justice and outreach and church growth and development. Jean has many years of lay leadership experience in children and youth ministry. Together, they offer many gifts to our congregation and community.

What Members Say

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  • Been going there for over half a century. BUT, this isn't a 1965 traditional place. Sure, the music is often traditional. Yes, we sing - boy does this congregation sing! - with a pipe organ. And all the parts of the service are traditional liturgy. But, the rector, staff and members are fully invested in non-traditional language, gender-neutral, inclusive, modern, but still beautiful. During the week, the place is abuzz with social ministries, alternatives to a Sunday-morning service, and courses for thinking people. If you miss affiliation with a church, but wish Christianity were more inclusive, loving, caring, question affirming, ministry/outreach affirming, and less dogmatic - you might find this to be a great place to explore.
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