What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 1-22

What’s Happening at St. Paul’s
Sunday, January 24
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

9:30 a.m.  Family Worship
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
Click on the links below on Facebook Live:
To watch
for the Worship Booklet
for the Worship Summary Sheet
for the St. Paul’s Announcements

Jonah 3:1-5, 10        1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20      Psalm 62:6-14
Lectionary Page

Annual Meeting of St. Paul’s on Zoom
Sunday, Noon
Click here to join.

Presentation of Ministry Reports, Pledging and Financial Reports, 2021 Budget and Parish Election.

The Annual Report can be view here by clicking here.
It is also posted on our website stpaulsmaine.org 
Those wanting a hard copy, please contact stpauls@stpaulsmaine.org.

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.

This Sunday—Don’t Forget the Annual Meeting at noon on Zoom!
9:30 a.m. Family Worship
10:30 a.m. Spiritual Eucharist on Facebook
(no Zoom Coffee Hour afterward)
Noon All-Parish Annual Meeting on Zoom
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.
Parishioners who would like giving envelopes
please contact the church office to arrange delivery or pick up.

Looking Ahead

February 17, Ash Wednesday
10:00 a.m.—Parking Lot Liturgy

Blessing of the ashes after which we will be present until 11:30 to distribute your own ashes and the St. Paul’s Lenten Daily Meditations booklet written by St. Paul’s parishioners.
Noon – Ash Wednesday Spiritual Eucharist with music on Facebook

February 20 (back-up date February 21) – Ice Fishing
Drop-in 11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.—Ice Fishing Outing at Pleasant Pond. Contact katieholicky@stpaulsmaine.org for information and to sign up.

Third Sundays from 4:00 -5:00 p.m. – Zoom Soup and Scripture ChatFebruary 21, Mark 8:31-38
March 21, Mark 11:1-11April 18, John 10:12-18

First Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. – Zoom Hymn Sings
February 3  and   March 3

Zoom Lenten Program Offered by the
Society of Saint John the Evangelist

Believed to be the last Gospel written (by whom is a bit of a question, although many believe that John is John the son of Zebedee), the Gospel of John is beloved by many. Because it is not one of the Synoptic Gospels, which tell what Jesus did, John’s Gospel dwells more on who Jesus is, most obviously in his “I am” statements. The author’s self-proclaimed purpose in writing this Gospel is explained in John 20:30-31: “Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
Many people love John’s Gospel for its beautiful poetic language, its “spirituality of love and intimacy,” and its frequent use of symbolic language and metaphors, but those very things that are unique about the Gospel also can make it difficult to understand.
The Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE), an Episcopal monastery in Massachusetts, is offering a Zoom “eight-week retreat and course of study” that “will provide an overview of the Gospel of John and introduce participants to its major themes.” Br. David Vryhof is the presenter. Here are all the details you need to know to sign up.
Dates: Tuesdays
—February 9, 16, 23, March 2 (not March 9), 16, 23, 30, April 6
Time: 7:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
This is such a special opportunity, and it’s free.
I hope many of you will participate.
Pam Nugent
Adult Formation

Participate in an Upcoming Dio-Wide Online Service
The Diocese is looking for volunteer readers for the
upcoming diocesan-wide online worship services!
If you would like to share your gifts with the diocese in this way,
please contact Director of Communications Katie Clark at kclark@episcopalmaine.org.

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
As a child, whenever I would be by a river or pond, I would throw
a stone into the water and watch how far the ripples would go out.
The larger the stone, the further the ripples would go.
The same is true for the amount of the check we write to support MCHPP. The larger the check, the more they can provide to their clients. Any amount you can send is truly appreciated by MCHPP.

I have a couple of figures to relate to you that denote the importance of supporting them. Karen Parker, Director, stated that the amount
of meals that they provided in 2020 grew by 58% over 2019 and
they have spent more this year than last to help feed those in need.
She also predicts that this will increase with
the remaining winter months.
Any amount that you can give will enable them to
continue their mission to help those in need.
Their address is MCHPP, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Prayer Requests
Pray Grace Church in BathPray for the work of United Thank Offering

Pray for Anderson, Andrew, Cedric, Jason, Michael, Richard,
and all in the military.

We give thanks for the ministries of our outgoing vestry members
and junior warden who have served faithfully and honorably, Bill Edman, Susan Martens, Abigail Manny Patterson and Johanna Wigg. 

We ask God’s guidance on our Zoom Annual Meeting today at Noon, that we may do the work of our community joyfully and compassionately.

We pray for:
Christy, Ryan & family, Ray, John, David, Judi, Nick, Bob, Kathy, Skip, the Blackburn family, Willow, Ann, Jim, Lollie, James, Nia, Linda, Dave, Caroline, Jeffrey, Carol, Roger W, Harlan, and Shirley

Jennifer, John, Reeve, Victor, Travis & family, Ben, Diane, Nate, Priscilla, Garrett, Elliot, Marcia, Lynn, Bill, Bob, Paul, Sue, Nan, Clare, Cameron, Barbara, Carol, Chris+, Christy, Michael, Ryan, and Jacob

Matthew, Herb, Gair, baby Thomas, Jason, Annie, Terry, Mark, Donelda, Sudie, Pat, Marie, Michael, Debbie, Carol, Robbie, Ron, Hope, Therese, Lois, Bob, Sally, and Virginia

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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