A Very Special Guest Speaker at this Sunday’s Forum

9:30-10:20 a.m. at The Grand Historic Venue


Presented by local author, Rafael Alvarez

The forum will use the book “The Republic of Imagination” by Azar Nafisi – a professor at Johns Hopkins University – as a jumping off point for a discussion of a peculiarly American malady: loneliness. Those in attendance need not read the book but it would be especially helpful if they have read “Huckleberry Finn.” The discussion will be led by author and screenwriter Rafael Alvarez, who recently interviewed Nafisi – whose previous book “Reading Lolita in Tehran” was a best-seller – on the subject of loneliness.

In 2015, Alvarez will publish a book on the LOVE mural project co-founded by OSP parishioner Scott Burkholder and his friend Michael Owen. Alvarez’s current collection of short fiction is titled, “Tales from the Holy Land.”

Kids & Families from Old St. Paul’s are Invited to go ice Skating


Families, children, and youth from Old St. Paul’s are all invited to join us to have some fun together, building friendships outside of church.

On February 8th come join your Sunday School friends for an ice skating event. The event will take place at Patterson Park Ice Rink from 3-5 pm. Admission is $4. Skate rental is $2.  Please contact Angela Kozlowski angelasail@aol.com or Rebecca Giordano Dreisbach rebeccagiordano1@gmail.com with any questions.  This is a public session so there is no need to RSVP. Just show up and have fun!!! Hope to see lots of Sunday School friends and family there!!!

Upcoming Music

Christmas Eve – Wednesday, December 24

5:00 p.m. Early Service
Brass and Choir will add to the joy of this Celebration of Holy Eucharist and Christmas Pageant. All your favorite Christmas hymns will be sung in this service for all ages. Arrive early for a prelude by the brass ensemble.

9:30 p.m. Late Service
Come early for a brass prelude. The service opens with the choir singing “Once in Royal David’s City” followed by our opening hymn “O Come all ye faithful” with Brass and Choir. The great Christmas hymns are interspersed throughout a festive celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Feeding the Hungry

Feeding the Hungry: The Our Daily Bread Ministry feeds lunch to over 700 people in downtown Baltimore each day. This ministry is located close to our church at 725 Fallsway, 21202. We are now able to offer both weekday and Saturday volunteering opportunities. All shifts run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will include an orientation session. If you are interested in Wednesday, January 28 contact Mark Stanley (mark@osp1692.org, 410-685-3404). If you are interested in January 17 contact Kelly Zellers (410-258-0888 or kelly.zellers@yahoo.com) or Doug Barrington (dbarrington@gmail.com). “Jesus said, ‘Whatever you do to the least of these, you do to me.’”