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Vestry Discussions; Funding

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After discussion between rector, wardens, and Peter, decision was made to outline the entire scope of the project for the vestry, the legal ruling entity of the church. Peter did an excellent job of breaking down the various components of the project. Each component included a range of estimates and order of completion. Information on […]

Initial Discussions

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We should have started this blog much earlier. So, this post and parts of the others will be from memory and provide an abbreviated summary of events. Two years ago, more or less, Peter McCracken approached Paul Womer, senior warden, about the need to have the stained glass windows in St. Paul’s nave cleaned. He […]

Pihcintu Chorus Concert

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The Pihcintu Chorus is a multi-national refugee and immigrant girls’ chorus based in Portland, Maine.  It was started by songwriter Con Fullam as a way to help restart the young lives of kids who had seen too much of war, famine, and refugee camps.   These amazing young people have performed all over the United States, […]

“Who Do You Say That I Am?” (Luke 9:20): October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13

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“Who Do You Say That I Am?” (Luke 9:20)             Inspired by the conversation groups the Rev. Carolyn Eklund has occasionally held on Sundays, this conversation group will focus on five topics that challenge our faith.  Each week participants will receive in advance excerpts from relevant Scripture passages and a few well-regarded Christian authors.  Those […]

Redemptive Listening : September 25 and October 9

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Redemptive Listening   “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger” (James 1:19). Listening is hard work.  It’s too easy to fall into planning our next response, instead of listening to what’s actually being said. This two-part workshop will look at listening as a ministry.  […]

Quiet Morning: Saturday, December 8

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Quiet Morning   “The Still Point of the Turning World”   (T. S. Eliot)     This Quiet Morning in early Advent will offer participants a chance to be still amid the busyness of the season, space to quiet the clamor of news and noise, time to offer the prayer For Quiet Confidence (The Book of […]