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Initial Work in the Nave

by Paul Womer

On Sunday, 6 January 2019, the unified service concluded with a ceremonial exit from the nave. This is the last service in the nave until Palm Sunday when the newly restored nave will again be ready to receive its congregation. As the congregation exited, they were asked to pick up a hymnal or hymnals, a […]

Insulation Update

by Paul Womer

On 2 January 2019, I&S Insulation (known as “Itchy and Scratchy”) began the process of adding insulation to the undercroft, and in the ceiling and walls spaces of the nave. Because the insulation in the undercroft is a foam that briefly emanated fumes during its curing, the installation team’s work was preceded by efforts of […]

What to Expect: Prep for the Final Phase!

by St. Paul's

In preparation for the work to begin in January 2019, the Construction Committee discussed overall planning with Moore Painting. As the major contractor renting the lift, we suggested that Brian of Moore Painting act as a “Clerk of Works” to coordinate the players. It was a logical recommendation and a good choice. On 18 December, […]

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

by St. Paul's

“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

by St. Paul's

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

by St. Paul's

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. […]