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St. Paul's Episcopal church was founded in the city of Salinas on August 10, 1873, and for many years it has been a pioneer, supporter and has been at the forefront of the changes that have been promoted by communities in this country and throughout the world. Here in the United States of America evolved at the time of independence in 1776, important personalities such as Jorge Washington, Hamilton, Madison, among other founding patriots of this new nation, joined our Episcopal Church.

Even at this time we continue to be infected with this libertarian and democratic spirit throughout our structure, maintaining our own rich heritage, strongly committed to faith and mission as a Christian church and Anglican. We pray and work for the unity and well-being of the community. The Episcopal Church teaches fundamental values ​​such as morality in the world in which we live, grounded in the teachings of Jesus Christ. Upholding the commandments to love God, with all our hearts, minds and souls, and love our neighbor as ourselves.

Since 2013, the Church of St. Paul, begins the process to integrate the Hispanic Mission of San Pablo that is consolidated in a single multicultural congregation in 2018. In this line, challenges with languages and cultural traditions were overcome in a truly Pentecost experience.

To seal this beautiful fusion between brothers and sisters opening their hearts and vision to diversity, the Reverend Alejandra Trillos was selected as the new Rector. With this milestone the relationship of cultures and faith is possible, her Episcopal training in the United States and her bi-cultural and bilingual skills facilitate the mission and vision of this church as one body and church of Christ.

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La iglesia de St. Paul's Episcopal se fundó en la ciudad de Salinas el 10 de Agosto de 1873, y desde muchos años antes ha sido precursora, solidaria y ha estado a la vanguardia de los cambios que han promovido las comunidades en este pais y en todo el mundo. Aqui en los Estados Unidos de America evoluciono en el momento de la independencia en 1776, sumandose a nuestra Iglesia Episcopal importantes personalidades como Jorge Washington, Hamilton, Madison entre otros patriotas fundadores de esta nueva nación.

Aún en este tiempo continuamos contagiados de ese espíritu de libertad y de democracia en nuestra estructura, política y administrativa, manteniendo nuestro propia y rica herencia, fuertemente comprometidos en la fe y en la misión como iglesia cristiana y anglicana. Oramos y trabajamos por la unidad y el bienestar de las diversas comunidades. La Iglesia Episcopal enseña de modo positivo los valores fundamentales en el mundo en que vivimos, basándose en las enseñanzas de Jesucristo de amar a Dios, con todo el corazón, la mente y el alma, y amar al prójimo como a nosotros mismos.

Desde el año 2013 la Iglesia de St. Paul, comienza el proceso para integra la Mision Hispana de San Pablo que se consolida en una sola congregación multicultural en el 2018. Al ser superados los obtáculos propios del idioma y tradiciones culturales se hizo posible que el amor de Dios este presente en una experiencia pentecostal.

Para sellar esta hermosa fusión entre hermanos y hermanas abriendo sus corozones a la diversidad fue seleccionada como nueva Rectora la Reverenda Alejandra Trillos que marca un comienzo de la unidad entre las dos culturas. Su formación episcopal aqui en los Estados Unidos, y su experiencia bilingue y bicultural hace posible que esta iglesia funcione como un solo cuerpo e iglesia de Cristo en misión y visión.

Steinbeck's Church

John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was an American author. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception."

John Steibeck attended St. Paul's Episcopal Church as a boy. It was originally located several blocks fron his house which is now downtown Salinas. He served as an acolyte, or altar boy, and choir member. There is a story about Steinbeck dropping a cross onto a visiting bishop's head and losing his head acolyte privilages.



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