What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 12-18

What’s Happening at St. Paul’s
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 20, 2020
10:30 a.m. Spiritual Eucharist
Worship Booklet
Worship Summary
 St. Paul’s Announcements

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16        Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38

The Lectionary Page 

Family Worship

Sunday, December 20, 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.  

Click here to read the Rector’s Christmas Letter

Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 24
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.  Family Service Live with Nativity Video of St. Paul’s people in Costume on Zoom

5:30 – 5:50 p.m. Come to Union Street Parking lot for Christmas Eve Candle Lighting.

7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Spiritual Eucharist on St. Paul’s Facebook live

Christmas Day
Friday, December 25
10:00 a.m. Christmas Day Spiritual Eucharist on St. Paul’s Facebook live

First Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, December 27
9:30 Family Worship on Zoom
10:30 a.m. Diocesan “Spiritual Eucharist” on St. Paul’s Facebook

Parish Announcements

Upcoming Worship & Activities
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.

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, we’re happy to let you know we made $20,500, which was matched by an anonymous donation. All donations go to the Outreach Fund.

The Vestry has accepted with thanks to the Nominating Committee the following slate for annual elections to be held in a Zoom
Annual Meeting, January 24, 2021 at Noon.
Junior Warden (two year term), Jan DeBlieu
Vestry (three year term), Deborah Goodwin, Ellen Hall, Ellen Ranen
Diocesan Delegates: Andree Appel, Charlie Priest, Pat Ryan, Charla Spann
Alternates to Diocesan Convention: John Ott, Lili Ott, Susan Brown
We thank the Nominating Committee: Johanna Wigg, Chair, Bill Edman, Susan Martens, Abigail Manny Patterson.

 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.

Tedford Housing Homeless Memorial Service at St. Paul’s,
Monday, December 21, 5 pm remembers those who are homeless and who have died in the past year.
The outdoor Memorial Service is a Brunswick Community service. Dress warmly and gather in the circle drive on Pleasant Street. We will hear from the new Executive Director of Tedford Housing, Rota Knott, say a prayer, read a special reading and name those who have died in 2020. We will observe CDC precautions.
Please wear a mask, but we will provide one if you don’t have one.

Looking Ahead
Wednesday, January 6, 7 pm – Feast of the Epiphany All-Parish Hymn Sing – Zoom

Friday, January 8 – Annual Reports due

Saturday, January 9 (or January 10 if weather is bad)  Ice Fishing at Pleasant Pond. Email Rev. Katie at katieholicky@stpaulsmaine.org for details and to RSVP.

Sunday, January 17, 4:00 p.m. – Zoom Small Group Soup and Scripture chat. Join us to eat your warm soup and to chat over the Scripture passage: Mark 1:14-20, the call of Simon and Andrew.

Sunday, January 24, 12:00 p.m.—Zoom all-parish Annual Meeting: Presentation of Ministry Reports, Pledging and Financial Reports, 2021 Budget and Parish Election.

Sunday, January 31, 3:30 pm – St. Paul’s parking lot in-person gathering outdoors, candle lighting vigil to renew our baptismal covenant and pray for peace.

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
Maine has not escaped the latest surge of the COVID-19 virus. We pray for those who have lost loved ones and for those who have family members in the hospital. We also pray for those struggling to pay for housing, medicine and to put food on their tables, even more so as government aid has lapsed. The last is something we can help with. MCHPP has to buy some of their food to support their mission. Please send a check in any amount to help them feed those who face a situation they have no control over. Make your check out to MCHPP, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, ME 04011

Prayer Requests

Pray for St. John’s in Brownville JunctionPray for those grieving the loss of a loved one this holiday seasonPray for Anderson, Andrew, Cedric, Jason, Michael, Richard, and all in the military.

We pray for:
Christy, Ryan & family, Ethel, Ray, John, David, Judi, Nick, Bob, Kathy, Skip, the Blackburn family, Willow, Tierra, Ann, Jim, Lollie, Steve, James, Nia, Linda, Dave, Caroline, Jeffrey, Arthur, Tracey, Carol, and Roger W.
Jennifer, John, Reeve, Victor, Travis & family, Ben, Diane, Nate, Elijah, Priscilla, Garrett, Elliot, Marcia, Lynn, Peter, Patricia, Pat-rick, Bill, Bob, Paul, Sue, Julie, Harlan, Nan, Clare, Cameron, Linton, and Barbara
Matthew, Herb, baby Savannah, Gair, baby Thomas, Jason, Annie, Carole, Arline, Franklin, Terry, Mark, Donelda, and Sudie, Pat, Marie, Michael, and Jim, Debbie, Carol, Robbie, Ron, Hope, Shirley, and Therese 

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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