St. Paul’s Family Worship Weekly Postcard 11-26-20

Blessings to St. Paul’s Beloved Family Eucharist Congregation!
Join us for Worship
Join us this Sunday, November 29th
The First Sunday of Advent
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. Pre-recorded 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.

Pageant Pictures

Are you interested in being in this year’s
St. Paul’s Christmas video pageant? 
Well, here are your options: 
Get your pageant picture taken during Advent Drive-through
on 11/29, 1-2pm
Email Rev. Katie a picture of yourself/ family as….
Animals, the Holy Family (Mary, Joseph and Jesus),
Shepherds (with or without sheep),
Magi (The Kings/Queens/ Wise People), or Angels. 
Please send pictures by 12/7

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

For more on giving and to fill out your pledge card please go 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-Through

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

Katie’s Corner
The latest from….Katie’s Corner! 
Check in periodically for story and conversation
by our own Rev. Katie!
Join Katie as she shares in gratitude here.
Enjoy “Many Hands, a Penobscot Indian Story” here.

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
December’s theme is… Advent!

 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.

Family Groups

Come spend some time with folks from the Lay Pastoral Visitor team.
We will learn more about caring for one another in community,
and will be making cards for our community members who are sick
or healing and those in need of some thoughtful connection.

Please Note: There will be no Family Group 11/29
as we will have the Advent Drive-through from 1-2 pm and Stewardship End Gathering via Zoom at 4 pm.

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 on Sundays 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 week!

Episcopal Youth MaineThird Mondays: Pray, Play, Connect
This 6th-12th grade gathering continues the third Monday of each month, from 7-8:30 pm. Youth play silly games, connect with one another and end with prayer and song. 
 Second and Fourth Sundays: High School Compline
Join in a time of check in and prayer. Compline runs from 7-8:30 pm.
Connect on Instagram
Follow us @maineyouth_episcopals!

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 
New Message Effective November 23, 2020

We love you.
We do not wish to spread the virus to those we love.
That’s why…
1. Masks are required at all times.
2. Sign in for contact tracing
3. No more than six people at a time in entire building.
4. Stay six feet or more apart.
5. Only one person at a time in parish office.
(Please make arrangements with staff
if you need to meet one-on-one in person.)
 Click for Parish Office Hours

Harvest / Christmas Fair Orders
While our Fair is over, it’s not too late to give.
Please also 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.

 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.

Thank you!

St. Paul’s Hymn Sing
Wednesday, December 2—
First Wednesday All-Parish Hymn Sing

You are invited to the first of what will become monthly
St. Paul’s hymn sings. 
Send your hymn requests to Randy Day at or to the Parish office at
Then join us on Zoom!

Support MHPP
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
 We all know about the terrible figures of deaths and contractions of Covid-19. What is not covered as much is the “collateral damage”. In war, collateral damage is about innocent victims who are killed or wounded. In our war on this virus, we forget about those who are left behind – an elderly person whose spouse had died, the main wage earner who has lost their job or small business, the parent who left their job to stay at home to help with their child do schoolwork.  These people will have to make some difficult choices. Do they buy food, or pay the rent or mortgage, or buy needed medicine? Any one of these can greatly affect their physical health and mental health. This is the collateral damage.
We can help with the food portion of this problem. MCHPP is under increasing pressure in providing food to the people of this area. Though they get donations of produce, they are not getting non- perishable goods from churches and organizations in this area. We can help by writing a check in any amount so that they can buy the food they need to support their mission.
Please send your check to Mid Coast Hunger Prevention, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, ME 04011.

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