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What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 

Daylight Saving Time Begins this Weekend
Set Clocks forward one hour Saturday night

Earlier this week, Tuesday to be exact, the Future Planning Committee met to review our current status as a parish and how we should plan for the months ahead. As can be imagined, the times are fluid with guidance from the bishop, the governor, the CDC, inter alia coming in at a steady pace and often changing as more is learned about COVID-19, the vaccines, and how to best confront the challenges that face us. That being said, you will be pleased to know that St. Paul’s is looked upon as a diocesan leader in these times. Indeed, the depth of St. Paul’s is strong. All the metrics point to such. Our protocols regarding safety, services, meetings, etc. are cited in the diocese as models to follow. Looking ahead, we are dealing with many factors: who has received the vaccine; younger children and adults under 40 (key foundations of our church) cannot yet receive the vaccine, masking, distancing are all at play. We expect that return to the parish for community worship will be a very gradual process with outside worship considered the safest and probably our first step. No decisions have yet been made. Please stay tuned for further updates as warmer weather returns and the picture becomes clearer.
Pat Ryan and Paul Womer, Co-chairs.

Sunday, March 25
The Fourth Sunday in Lent

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. Diocese of Maine 
Prerecorded Spiritual Eucharist

Click on the links below:
To watch 
for the Worship Booklet
for the St. Paul’s Announcements

Numbers 21:4-9         Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21        Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Lectionary Page

Explore the Sermon over coffee on Zoom
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 join.

 Parish Announcements

Easter Flowers: donations can be mailed to St. Paul’s or can be made online through your Breeze account or at St. Paul’s website http://stpaulsmaine.org/.  Please include the
name(s) along with your donation.  Names received by March 30 will be printed in the Easter program booklet.

 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.
Next  Sunday, March 21   
4:00 -5:00 p.m. – Zoom Soup and Scripture Chat 
We’ll discuss Mark 11:1-11—Jesus rides into Jerusalem. What do you find most significant about this story? How did he ride into your life? How is he helping you prepare for his Passion?
Lenten Meditation Booklets  
You may pick up a copy during Parish Office Hours or if you’d like a book mailed or delivered, please contact the church office (email stpauls@stpaulsmaine.org).
Sacred Ground 
Have you been wondering about how you might learn more about the history of racism in our nation and how you might consider your own call to anti-racism learning and formation? Have you been wondering about joining a Sacred Ground Circle? This Spring St. Paul’s will begin a second round of Sacred Ground Circles!
If you are interested in joining please email Rev. Katie Holicky (katieholicky@stpaulsmaine.org).  For more information on Sacred Ground visit https://www.episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground/
Zoom Lenten Program Offered by
the Society of Saint John the Evangelist 
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.
Registration:  https://www.ssje.org/prayingjohn/
Remaining Dates of program:  Tuesdays—March 16, 23, 30, April 6
Time:  7:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program 
Several years ago I moved to Brunswick from Florida. Some people down there have the perception that New Englanders are a little cold and aloof. Since I’ve been here I’ve found that is definitely not true. I have heard this phrase many times that we are “neighbors helping neighbors”. That is definitely true. The people of St. Paul’s have supported our food drive for the past 7 years. Since the pandemic started, we have been supporting them with our checks. Unfortunately, we will have to do this for a little while longer. Please send them a check in any amount to help MCHPP. They have had to buy more of their food because they are not getting the non-perishable food we were donating. Any amount will go a long way in doing this. Address:
MCHPP, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, ME 04011. 
Thank you, Bill Edman.
Help Needed with St. Paul’s Research 
Charla A. Spann is researching and documenting information on all the different types of Fiber/Fabric used at St. Paul’s.  Currently, she is focusing on to the Altar Hangings and other Fabrics used at the services – Chasubles, Stoles, Banners, etc.  Anyone who can share information on the history of any of these items, please contact Charla at chaspann13@gmail.com.

Prayer Requests

Pray for St. Peter’s in Rockland.

Pray for our World Too Beautiful ministry, offering meaningful sacred ritual to help us face the climate crisis.

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

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

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, Ron, Hope, Therese, Lois, Bob, Virginia, Sally, Steve, Luke, Catarina, Jen, Richelle, and all essential workers
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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