St. Paul’s Family Worship Weekly Postcard 9-24-20

Blessings to St. Paul’s Beloved Family Eucharist Congregation!
Join us for Worship
Join us this Sunday, September 27,
the Seventeenth 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. Diocesan “Spiritual Eucharist”, offered by the Diocese of Maine. View on St. Paul’s Facebook
11:30 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour on Zoom. 
Here is the Zoom link.

St. Francis Day

Join us as we celebrate St. Francis, Sunday 10/4!
We will honor the beloved saint with prayers during worship and with a blessing of the animals at 12:30 pm in the Garden. 
Please bring your pet leashed or in a carrier, a picture of your pet, or a stuffed animal.
Wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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, September 27
Please note: We will no longer be gathering at 9 a.m. for check-in and prayers. However, please do join us for Family Worship at 9:30 a.m.
1-2 p.m. Youth Group in the Garden

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.
October’s theme is… Giving!
Contact Katie to schedule a time to pick up your bag.
(September bags are still available)

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
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