St. Paul’s Family Worship Weekly Postcard 10-29-20

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

Join us this Sunday, November 1st9:30 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.

 Join us as we celebrate All Saints Day!

Daylight Savings – Fall Back!
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before bed this Saturday night.

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  
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.  

St. Paul’s Future Planning Survey 
Please Participate in our Survey
Your feedback is needed and appreciated to assist us as we plan for the winter months ahead.  Please click below to share your thoughts.
Go to Survey

Katie’s Corner

Introducing 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, November 1
1-2 p.m. Youth Group in the Garden

This Sunday
Join us for All Saints Day!

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:,
or email Sara to ask for the call-in info.Questions? 
Feel free to reach out to Sara at 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.
November’s theme is… Gratitude!
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 for further information. 

Fun Things For Families


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

Harvest / Christmas Fair Order Forms
While our Fair is over, it’s not too late to place orders…
Freezer Gourmet Meals
Are available for preorder through November 13th with pickup on December 5th.
Choose from delicious offerings! We are still charging only $15.00 for a two-person meal, and $30.00 for four servings.
Click here for an order form you can mail back or order online.

Wreaths & Sprays
Are available for preorder through November 13th with pickup on December 5th.
Wreaths may be ordered plain, bow only, decorated only, or with bow and decorations. Each wreath is unique; our wreath decorators are artists and bring their own creative talents to the task.
Click here for an order form you can mail back or order online.
Anniversary Christmas Ornaments
In this time apart, wouldn’t you like to be reminded of the 175th anniversary of our church?
We have a perfect reminder for you: a lovely anniversary ornament to hang throughout the holiday season.  $20 apiece.  Please let Carol Martin, Nancy Whitehouse, or Anne Banks know if you would like us to get one to you.  Payment can be sent to the church, earmarked for the 175th anniversary committee.


Support MHPP
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
In case you missed it, here is the headline from Monday’s Times Record: “Hunger Program Braces for Tough Months Ahead”. Feeding America estimated that there are 173,080 people in Maine who are struggling with hunger, including 47,460 children. MCHPP is not able to host their annual fund raising dinner due to the Covid-19 virus. With the loss of jobs and the hybrid school schedule, they expect increased stress their resources. We are able to help by sending them a check. If everyone in the Parish could send a check for $10.00, it would enable then to help provide food to those in need. Please send your check to: MCHPP, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, ME 04011.

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