What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 12-24

What’s Happening at St. Paul’s

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
Click here to join the Zoom gathering.
Click here for the 4pm Worship Booklet

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 
Click to view the service on St. Paul’s Facebook
Click here for the 7:30 Worship Booklet

Christmas Day
Friday, December 25
10:00 a.m. Christmas Day Spiritual Eucharist on St. Paul’s Facebook live
Click to view the service on St. Paul’s Facebook
Click here for the Worship Booklet

Sunday, December 27
The First Sunday after Christmas
10:30 a.m. Diocesan Spiritual Eucharist
or here on the Diocesan YouTube channel

Worship Booklet
St. Paul’s Announcements
Isaiah 61:10-62:3      Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7
John 1:1-18       Psalm 147 
The Lectionary Page 

Family Worship

Sunday, December 27, 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.

Parish Office will be closed on New Year’s Day.

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.

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. Drop-in 11 am—3 pm for 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. Peter’s in Portland
Pray for our Commission on Ministry
Pray for our lawmakers heading back to session in January
Pray for Anderson, Andrew, Cedric, Jason, Michael, Richard, and all in the military.
Thanksgiving for the health of baby Savannah, now thriving.
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, Gair, baby Thomas, Jason, Annie, Carole, Arline, Franklin, Terry, Mark, Donelda, and Sudie, Pat, Marie, Michael, and Jim, Debbie, Carol, Robbie, Ron, Hope, Shirley, Lois, 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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