St. Paul’s Family Worship Weekly Postcard 11-5-20

Blessings to St. Paul’s Beloved Family Eucharist Congregation!
Join us for Worship
Join us this Sunday, November 8th9:30 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  

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 Church,  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. 

Advent Drive-ThroughMaterials for Wreath making & additional take home activities
for a fun and formative Advent season. 
The Giving Tree will also be available!

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. 
See you this Sunday at 1 pm!

Maine Episcopal Youth Meetings

Let’s Pray, Play, and Connect with one another. 
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.
Feel free to reach out to Sara at 
or call or text (585) 749-9125.

Take-Home Bags

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.

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 Orders
While our Fair is over, it’s not too late to place orders…
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 1937, President Roosevelt spoke about “freedom from want”.  In 2020 were are facing a freedom from want peril.
With millions of Americans out of work and no relief in sight, many families are facing a situation where they are wondering how to feed their family.
The COVID-19 virus looks as if it will continue well into 2021.
MCHPP is faced with an increasing demand for their services and it will continue to increase the longer this persists.
We can help our friends and neighbors in need by sending a check in any amount to MCHPP, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, ME 04011.
One dollar will provide four meals to a family.
It will also help provide food to children
who are only able to go to school two days a week.

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