Blessings to St. Paul’s Beloved Family Eucharist Congregation!
Join us for Worship
Join us this Sunday, October 18, the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
9:30 a.m. Rev. Katie Holicky and musician Susan Brown will lead us in a time of song, prayer, story, and sharing with our friends! 
Here is the link for the Zoom gathering
Click here for the 9:30 Family Worship Booklet 
10:30 a.m. Pre-recorded “Spiritual Eucharist”
offered by the Diocese of Maine. 
View on St. Paul’s Facebook
11:30 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour on Zoom  The St. Paul’s delegates will join in to tell us about the Diocesan Convention. 
Here is the Zoom link.

Faith-Filled Generosity

Join us as we discern how to share our time, talents, and treasures with one another. For more on giving and to fill out your pledge card please click here. stpaulsmaine.org/giving/

 Katie’s Corner
Introducing Katie’s Corner! 
Check in periodically for children’s books
read by our own Rev. Katie!Enjoy Many Hands, a Penobscot Indian Story here.

Family Groups
Our summer Family Group has continued to meet in the garden,
and will be doing so through the fall and winter!

If you are interested in joining a Family Group
please reach out to Rev. Katie.

All Things Youth

Hello St. Paul’s Middle & High School Youth!
While the weather is in our favor, the youth have decided to gather for weekly Youth Group from 1-2 p.m. in the Garden. 
Please wear a mask, practice physical distance,
and bring your own water and snack should you need them. 
This Sunday, October 18
1-2 p.m. Youth Group in the Garden

Save the Date: October 25th
Carving Pumpkins!


Maine Episcopal Youth Meetings

Let’s Pray, Play, and Connect with one another. 
Next meeting is Monday, October 19 at 7PM. 
All 6th-12th graders invited. 

We’ll check-in, play some games, and pray Compline with music.  First time?  Feeling nervous?  Come on in! 
We’ve ALL been there.
Click here to join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81625716888,
or email Sara to ask for the call-in info.Questions? 
Feel free to reach out to Sara at sdangiowhite@gmail.com 
or call or text (585) 749-9125.

Coming Up…Something New

This school year, in addition to other offerings,
we will try on “take home formation”.
Stop by church and grab your family’s monthly bag with simple activities.
October’s theme is… Giving!
Contact Katie to schedule a time to pick up your bag.
(September bags are still availabile)



Fun Things For Families

 

Here are some helpful resources to keep you and your family faithfully connecting during this season at home.  
The Way of Love For Families.
Check out this resource brought to us by the wider church. 
Sharing Faith Cards 
– Open up some conversation with these helpful cards.
Try out this set of Sharing Faith Youth Cards as well! 
Prayer Sticks are a fun and simple  at home prayer practice.
Enjoy some Bible Stories brought us by Godly Play.
Well suited for the youngest among us.Parents and teens, are you looking for a way to deepen your daily prayer practice? 
365 Daily Devotions 
Enjoy this thoughtful daily practice that invites a moment of pause to be steeped in prayer.
Mission of Saint Clare Daily Office 
Another great daily office offering!


Justice Resources

Check out the new children’s book Netflix show: 
Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices

The Center for Racial Justice in Education has some great resources to help families in the work of racial justice.
 Family Sermon by Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones about the sin of racism.
 A list of resources from some Episcopal friends in North Carolina.
short family guide to supporting racial justice now.
Book Lists: (various social justice topics, including racial justice)
Social Justice Books; A Teaching for Change Project
Act for Social Justice
Embrace Race: “Diverse” Books for Children
Anti-Racism Books for Elementary Students
Indigo Arts Alliance Book list
Justice Book Bags! 
We have a beautiful collection of justice-oriented and inclusive books for children. If you would like to borrow a justice book bag, please reach out to Rev. Katie Holicky to schedule a time to pick up books.
Sunday Junior Paper – Click to Read!


Parish Office Hours

Precautions to Observe While you are in the building of St. Paul’s
We want parishioners and guests to be able to contact staff members in person while at the same time we take the Maine CDC recommended precautions.
The hallway off the Union Street parking lot to the office and the office itself are the only areas open.
Call or email the staff member working that day to alert them you’ll be coming and use the intercom at the parking lot door to call them to open the door when you arrive.
Wear a mouth and nose covering when in the building.
We have a mask to give you.
Use hand sanitizer to wash hands. (Restrooms and kitchen will be closed.)
We will provide hand sanitizer stations along the hallway off the Union Street parking lot.
Please be sure to sign in.
Observe distancing precautions: 6 feet apart.
No more than four will be in the building at a time.

Click for Parish Office Hours

Why Wait Until Christmas?
Announcing the St. Paul’s Harvest Fair October 24th!

St. Paul’s is turning the Christmas Fair into an October Harvest Fair, to be held in the church garden on Saturday, October 24 (rain date October 31). 

This fair will include Baked Goods, the Country Store, Fiber Arts, Jewelry, Knives, and possibly more—in other words, many of the components for which our traditional Christmas Fair is known.  The Gourmet Freezer (frozen meals, ready to eat) and the Wreaths and Greenery table will be taking orders for meals and Christmas decorations as usual, with delivery in early December.
 
We need volunteers for fair set-up, cleanup, and to greet people and help staff tables. The fair will be open from 10 to 2. We are asking for volunteers to work only 90-minute shifts to lessen potential exposure to germs. That means we’ll need more people. We are taking every precaution to ensure volunteer safety. All activities will be outdoors. We will have face shields available if you would like to wear one over your mask and plenty of hand sanitizer. You will not need to fill out or touch sale tally sheets. Based on the Attic Treasures Sale last month, this will be plenty of fun!  
Please contact Jan DeBlieu at jdeblieu@mindspring.com to volunteer.  

Used jewelry is also needed. Please contact Bonny Labonte at bd.labonte@comcast.net to arrange a drop-off time.
 
Fiber Arts are needed.  Please contact Charla Spann at chaspann13@gmail.com  or 844-8220 to arrange a drop-off time.  Someone from Holy Stitchers will meet you at the church to receive fiber arts donations, record the name/address of who made each item, and help set an appropriate price.
 
The Bake and Candy Table needs your homemade items
Do not wait this year for your personal phone call from me requesting you donate as in past years.
 
Simply bring your donations to the double doors at the rear of the Great Hall on Friday, October 23rd from 10am to 4pm, or at 9am on Saturday, October 24th. Our best-selling items are pies, candy, specialty cakes, and yeast breads.
 Because of Covid-19, we are having to be extraordinarily careful this year. Bakers must use safe kitchen techniques.
Click here for the details

Freezer Gourmet meals are available for preorder– with pickup on Dec. 5th.  Choose from delicious offerings! We are still charging only $15.00 for a two-person meal, and $30.00 for four servings. See your St. Paul’s Fair email for an order form or click here to order online

Wreaths & Sprays are available for preorder– with pickup on Dec. 5th. Wreaths may be ordered plain, bow only, decorated only, or with bow and decorations. Each wreath is unique; our wreath decorators are artists and bring their own creative talents to the task. See your St. Paul’s Fair email for an order form or click here to order online.
 
Please also consider a donation to the Outreach Fund to help offset a potential decrease in fair profits because of Covid-19 restrictions. Donations can be sent to the church office or made online at St. Paul’s website. Click here to make a donation online.
Many thanks!  
Jan DeBlieu
jdeblieu@mindspring.com

Support MHPP
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
The Census Bureau just announced that 65,000 Mainers say they do not have enough to eat. With winter coming soon that number will go up. Families with children, senior citizens, and those who are unemployed will be deciding what to spend given what resources they have. Will it be for food, heating oil, or medicine? Since we can’t donate food items, the way to support MCHPP will be to write a check in any amount so that they can purchase food to supply to their clients.
Mail your check to MCHPP, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, ME 04011.
Your help is urgently needed.


St. Paul’s Weekly Calendar