What’s happening at St. Paul’s 11.13

What’s Happening at St. Paul’s
Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
November 15, 2020
10:30 a.m. Spiritual Eucharist
Facebook Live
To view please click on the links below. 
Worship Booklet
Summary Worship Sheet

Judges 4:1-7          Psalm 123
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11          Matthew 25:14-30
The Lectionary Page 

Family Worship

Sunday, November 8, 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
Sunday Parish Fellowship Time
Click here to join the Sunday Parish Fellowship Time
Sunday, 11:30 am
Join in for a facilitated virtual gathering to check in with each other and explore the morning’s sermon. 

Parish Announcements

Daily Morning Prayer and Compline —
Join us every morning and evening on St. Paul’s Facebook Live for Morning Prayer and Compline, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming Worship & Activities in November
Sunday, November 22
9:30 Family worship Zoom is meeting as usual—please join us!10:30 a.m. The pre-recorded “Spiritual Eucharist” will be our St. Paul’s worship, offered by the Diocese of Maine. This worship service will be viewable on St. Paul’s Facebook page.
Thursday, November 26
10:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Day Spiritual Eucharist from the Nave on St. Paul’s Facebook Note: There will be no healing service at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, November 29
1-2 p.m. for this year’s Advent Drive-Through! Stop by the Union Street parking lot for St. Paul’s Advent Drive-Through. Come collect your materials for Advent wreath making and at-home learning and fun, and make a stop by the Giving Tree. Come by and make it home in time for our 4pm Stewardship Pledge Dedication gathering via Zoom.4 p.m. All-Parish Stewardship Dedication on Zoom In lieu of potluck supper, consider recipes from St. Paul’s Cookbook for soup making! See some suggested recipes later in this email. 

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. Enjoy!

While the Fair is over, it’s not too late to give. Please consider a donation to the Outreach Fund to help offset a potential decrease in fair profits because of Covid-19 restrictions. Donations can be sent to the church office or made online at https://stpaulsmaine.breezechms.com/give/online 

Christmas Giving Tree 

Look for the Giving tree starting November 29 at the Advent Drive-Through. This year our Giving Tree will ask for gift cards that families can use for not only small gifts but also for essentials. We will have tags with a name and type of gift card that will help fulfill a child, teen, or family’s wish. We will sort the cards and make sure that every child, teen, and family on our list receives something. This year we are adding gift cards to area food stores as well as gas cards to be given to many of the kinship families that are in the most need. We would like all gift cards sent to the church by December 13th. (Note—we will offer a way to participate online as well.)

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
Where does MCHPP get their food from? The two big supermarkets donate a lot of their produce that they deem not “pretty” enough to put on display, but still good to eat. They also get much of their non-perishable food from the Good Shephard Food Bank in Lewiston. This food is not donated—they buy it. The final source is from cash donations from members of the community and organizations.

During this pandemic, they have unfortunately incurred a greater demand for their services. They would be thankful for any donations that we can make. A check in any amount will help them provide their clients of all ages with food that will help sustain them during these perilous times. To contribute please send your check to MCHPP, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Faith Filled Generosity —

If you haven’t already made your pledge, there are two easy ways to complete the form. Just go to St. Paul’s website, there you can download and print out a form or chose a link below. 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. Thank you!

Find a pledge form here:
Online pledge form here.
Click here to download and print a pledge form, then complete and mail to St. Paul’s PO Box 195 Brunswick, ME 04011. 
Sunday, November 29—4 p.m. All-Parish Stewardship Dedication on Zoom

In lieu of potluck supper, consider recipes from St. Paul’s Cookbook
for soup making! Here are a few ideas…

Prayer Requests
Pray for the congregations of St. Mary & St. Jude in Northeast Harbor, for Trinity in Castine and for St. Brendan the Navigator in Deer Isle
Pray for all victims of war
Pray for Anderson, Andrew, Cedric, Jason, Michael, Richard, and all in the military.
We pray for:
Christy, Ryan & family, Ethel, Ray, John, David, Judi, Carolyn B., Nick, Bob, Kathy, Skip, the Blackburn family, Willow, Tierra, Ann, Jim, Lollie, Steve, James, Nia, Linda, Dave, Timothy, Beth, Caroline, and JeffreyJennifer, John, Reeve, Victor, Travis & family, Ben, Diane, Nate, Elijah, Priscilla, Garrett, Elliot, Marcia, Lynn, Peter, Patricia, Patrick, Bill, Bob, Paul, Sue, Julie, Harlan, Nan, Cameron, Clare, and LintonMatthew, Herb, baby Savannah, Gair, baby Thomas, Jason, Annie, Carole,  Arline, Franklin, Terry, Mark, Ronda, Donelda, Sudie, Marie, Michael, Pat, Dave, Debbie, Carol, and Robbie

Call or email the parish office if you would like a name to be placed on the prayer list. The names will be removed after three months unless otherwise notified.

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