St. Paul’s Family Worship Weekly Postcard 9-17-20

Blessings to St. Paul’s Beloved Family Eucharist Congregation!
Join us for Worship

Join us this Sunday, September 20, the Sixteenth 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. Spiritual Eucharist from the Nave, on St. Paul’s Facebook Live
11:30 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour on Zoom. 
Here is the Zoom link.

All Things Youth

Hello St. Paul’s Middle & High School Youth!
Middle and High School Youth Gatherings
At the request of our youth we will be gathering twice on Sundays. Join us for prayers at 9 a.m. and stay for family worship. Youth group will be later in the afternoon. Please note we will use the same Zoom for both gatherings.

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, September 20
9:00 a.m. Check in and Prayer via Zoom
Click Link to join
Meeting ID: 966 1711 1762
Password: church
1-2 p.m. Youth Group in the Garden – 
Games and Check-in!

Maine Episcopal Youth Meetings

Maine Episcopal Youth will be meeting the third Monday of each month from 7-8:30 PM starting September 21.

Youth grades 6-12 are welcome to join as we check-in and get to know one another and Christ.

Join via Zoom here.
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.

September’s theme is… Creation!
Contact Katie to schedule a time to pick up your bag.

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? 
Enjoy this thoughtful daily practice that invites a moment of pause to be steeped in prayer. 
365 Daily Devotions
Mission of Saint Clare Daily Office 
Another great daily office offering!

Justice Resources

NEW: 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
They’re here….. Justice Book Bags! 
We now 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

Invitation to Sing!

You are invited to sing in a virtual choir presenting music during the 201st Convention of the Diocese of Maine (October 17-18)!
 The Diocese would welcome singers of any age, especially children, to participate. They also welcome singers who are not members of Episcopal churches, so please feel free to pass along this invitation to musical friends. Four hymns are being produced, and participants may submit videos for just one or two or all of them.
 Click here to register 
Instructions will follow!
Next week, those who register will be emailed detailed instructions, scores and a guide track with someone singing your part, as well as links for submitting your videos. 
All recordings will need to be submitted by September 25 at the latest.

Attic Treasures Sale Saturday

It’s almost here! 
The Attic Treasures sale is this Saturday, the 19th, from 9 to 2
 in the Memorial Garden.
All proceeds from the sale will go to support the St. Paul’s Outreach Fund. 

Live Streaming from the Nave

The bandwidth in the Nave has been upgraded and we invested in new video cameras… 
Join us this Sunday, September 20th,
for our first Spiritual Eucharist
live-streamed at 10:30 a.m. from the Nave!

Future Christmas Fair Events

Following up on the Attic Treasures sale in September,
we are planning a second in-person event for late November or early December.
This will be a simplified version of our famous Christmas Fair, with limited access to the church and controlled numbers of shoppers allowed inside at once. 
More details will follow!
Rest assured that if the incidence of Covid-19 in Maine increases, 3or if events conspire to make it unwise to hold the fair events, they will be canceled or perhaps moved entirely online.
What can you contribute to this major annual effort to help people in need?
Please write to Jan at if you can help.
There are lots of tasks, for instance:
Help photograph items for a possible online sale, and for advance publicity.
Help build plastic shields to be used between volunteers and shoppers.
Donate to help offset expenses for safety supplies and face shields (mail checks to church with memo “Christmas Fair”)
Help with set up, clean up, and staffing tables.
Please volunteer!

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