St. Paul’s Family Worship Weekly Postcard 10-22-20

Blessings to St. Paul’s Beloved Family Eucharist Congregation!
Join us for WorshipJoin us this Sunday, October 25,
the Twenty-First 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” live streamed from the Nave. 
View on St. Paul’s Facebook
11:30 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour on Zoom  
Here is the Zoom link.

Faith-Filled Generosity

Join us as we discern how to share our time, talents, and treasures with one another. 

Please complete your pledge form by November 8 by going to St. Paul’s website stpaulsmaine.org/giving/  There you can download and print out a form, then just fill it out and mail it back to the church at St. Paul’s  PO Box 195 Brunswick, ME 04011. If you prefer you can fill out the online form also found on the Giving page of our website.  

Katie’s CornerIntroducing Katie’s Corner! Check in periodically for children’s books read by our own Rev. Katie!Enjoy Many Hands, a Penobscot Indian Story here.

Family Groups
Family Group continues to meet in the Garden
at 2:30 pm on Sundays.
We will be doing so through the fall and winter!
If you are interested in joining a Family Group please reach out to Rev. Katie.
If you can, please let Katie know you plan on attending so we can account for numbers as we set up the space. 
Please note: Wear a mask and practice physical distance. 

All Things Youth

Hello St. Paul’s Middle & High School Youth!
Youth Group gathers 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, October 25
1-2 p.m. Youth Group in the Garden

This Sunday – 
Carving Pumpkins!

Maine Episcopal Youth Meetings

Let’s Pray, Play, and Connect with one another. 
Next meeting is Monday, October 19 at 7PM. 
All 6th-12th graders invited. 
We’ll check-in, play some games, and pray Compline with music.  
First time?  Feeling nervous? 
Come on in!  We’ve ALL been there.
Click here to join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81625716888,
or email Sara to ask for the call-in info.
Feel free to reach out to Sara at sdangiowhite@gmail.com 
or call or text (585) 749-9125.

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 or let her know if you’d like it dropped off at your home.

Calling All Writers!
Calling all writers for the 2021 Lenten Meditations booklet. 
We need your help to make it work (yes, a hard copy) for Lent 2021.  You will have until November 29 to write something and turn it in, and anyone who can get it in earlier gets a gold star.  To volunteer today, please phone Pam Nugent at 207-737-2369 or
e-mail momperson458@roadrunner.com for further information.

Fun Things For Families


NEW! Here is a list of some exciting resources
to add to your at home collection! 
Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints.
An illustrated children’s storybook about people of diverse faiths who rocked the religious boat on behalf of love and justice.
Common Prayer for Children and Families.
Whimsical, simple illustrations and prayers drawn from Episcopal prayer resources Common Prayer for Children and Families is a collection of prayers and liturgies written for kids and the adults or communities who pray with them. 
Celebrate Wonder Bible Storybook.
A colorfully illustrated children’s Bible storybook that will engage the children through simple storytelling and open-ended questions that encourage the children to wonder about the Bible story and make connections between the Bible and their lives. Includes 150 stories!
Parents and teens, are you looking for a way
to deepen your daily prayer practice? 
365 Daily Devotions 
Enjoy this thoughtful daily practice that invites a moment
of pause to be steeped in prayer.
Mission of Saint Clare Daily Office 
Another great daily office offering!

Justice Resources

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


The goodies you love from the annual Christmas Fair will be on sale from 10:00 until 2:00 Baked GoodsCountry StoreFiber ArtsJewelry175th Anniversary Christmas OrnamentsGourmet Freezer and Greens & Wreaths by OrderAnd More

All proceeds will support our Outreach Fund.
Tell your neighbors and friends!
See you there!

Support MHPP
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
The Census Bureau just announced that 65,000 Mainers say they do not have enough to eat. With winter coming soon that number will go up. Families with children, senior citizens, and those who are unemployed will be deciding what to spend given what resources they have. Will it be for food, heating oil, or medicine? Since we can’t donate food items, the way to support MCHPP will be to write a check in any amount so that they can purchase food to supply to their clients. Mail your check to MCHPP, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, ME 04011. Your help is urgently needed.

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