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January 2 – January 4 notice

by St. Paul's

Schedule Changes January 2-4 Due to spray foam insulation being installed under the Nave there will be no meetings at St. Paul’s Wednesday-Friday next week. ¨ The Men’s group will meet Wednesday at 7:30 am,  (those with sensitivity to the fumes are cautioned, work will  begin that morning) ¨ Caring & Sharing Support Group meeting will move to […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Christmas message 2018

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“Love came down at Christmas, because God so loved the world, that he gave,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said in his Christmas Message 2018. The video of the presiding bishop’s message, recorded at Bryant Park in New York, is here. The text of the presiding bishop’s message follows: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry […]

CHRISTMAS AT ST. PAUL’S Please invite friends & family

by St. Paul's

CHRISTMAS AT ST. PAUL’S Please invite friends and family to St. Paul’s for Christmas worship.   Blue Christmas Eucharist Thursday, December 20, 11:00 a.m.   4th Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 23 8:00 a.m.        Quiet Eucharist 9:30 a.m.        Family Eucharist 10:30 a.m.      Eucharist with Choir   Christmas Eve Family Holy Eucharist Monday, December […]

Work in the Undercroft

by Paul Womer

Work in the Undercroft As explained in the post “Carpentry Planning and Carpeting: Initial Discussion,” there were discussions on how to proceed with the painting in the nave. Moore Painting explained that it would be easier and less expensive for painters and others, such as the electrician upgrading the lighting, if an electric lift were […]

Saint Paul’s Silent Auction – ALL PROFITS TO CHARITY

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Saint Paul’s Silent Auction – ALL PROFITS TO CHARITY Item No. Item Donor Starting bid Description 1 0.53 KARAT DIAMOND RING $2,000 This beautiful ring contains a one half bezel set round brilliant cut 0.53 karat diamond. The configuration is a polished gold “tusker” mount. The diamond and gold were produced in South Africa where […]

Luke 5 Stewardship Story

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Luke 5 Stewardship Story November 4, 2018 There’s a story about fishing in the 5thchapter of Luke. A fisherman myself, it’s one of my favorites. The story is set on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, in what is now northern Israel. The scene begins with Jesus so pressed upon by the crowds listening […]

Carpentry and Painting Move Forward; Boiler Arrival

by Paul Womer

On 17 October 2018, Peter, Dana and Paul met with Fraser Ruwet to discuss his proposed bid for the carpentry contract. This contract concerns the repair of the undercroft superstructure and removal of the pews. We were satisfied with the scope and price of the work. As noted earlier, we received only one bid. G.M. […]

Removal of Old Boiler Begins; Work on the Stained Glass

by Paul Womer

On 23 October, Chuck Greenlaw and his team from Port City Mechanical arrived to begin dismantling and removing the old boiler. As a part of the job, a layer of protective paper was put down between the parking lot entrance and the door to cellar and boiler room.  The following photos show work that begun […]

Lighting and Electrical Issues

by Paul Womer

Lighting in the nave has been a topic of discussion for several years. Changing to LED fixtures would improve the church’s carbon footprint and, by extension, reduce its electricity bill. Following the renovation of the sanctuary and west transept (into a choir area) in 2012, there were requests for increased lighting in the west transept. […]

Carpentry Planning and Carpeting: Initial Discussions

by Paul Womer

One of the most basic skills, carpentry, remained somewhat allusive. Deciding what to have the carpenter do was contingent on several things: flooring support, pews, alterations to make the nave more friendly for the impaired. A fortunate benefit of considering use of a lift in the nave during painting electrical work was the requirement to […]