What’s Happening at St. Paul’s May 7, 2021

What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 

      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!
         For more information on Sacred Ground visit https://www.episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground/ If you are interested in joining please email Rev. Katie Holicky (katieholicky@stpaulsmaine.org). The deadline for signing up for this next round is May 10.

Sunday, May 9
The Sixth Sunday of Easter

9:30 a.m.  Family Worship
Rev. Katie Holicky, along with 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. Diocesan prerecorded Spiritual Eucharist           
Click on the links below:
To watch
for the Worship Booklet
for the St. Paul’s Announcements

Acts 10:44-48         1 John 5:1-6
John 15:9-17         Psalm 98
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

Mother’s Day Greeting — The community of St. Paul’s offers our love and affection to all who are worshiping with us this morning. To celebrate Mother’s Day today we invite you to offer your gift of love to the people that have nurtured you, cared for you, and cherished you, for Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you.”

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.

Important Feasts of the Church in May

Thursday, May 13, Ascension Day:  11:00 a.m. Join us for a Celebration of Healing and Prayer on Zoom
Sunday, May 23, Pentecost
9:30 a.m. Family Worship Zoom Celebration: Lots of red for the Holy Spirit!
10:30 a.m. In-person Outdoor Spiritual Eucharist under a canopy in the Memorial Garden
11:30 a.m. Wear your red clothes for Zoom Coffee Hour

St. Paul’s Ministry Meetings Moving Outside
As the weather improves, meetings are starting up again in the Memorial Garden. Here are some upcoming dates to note. Please wear masks and stay distanced.

Wednesday 1:00 pm Bible Study is now meeting weekly in the Memorial Garden (on Zoom if it rains)

Lay Pastoral Visitors will meet Wednesday, May 19 at 12:30 in the Memorial Garden.

On Thursday, May 20, in partnership with Upstander Project, BTS (Bangor Theological Seminary Center) is offering a public online film screening of the Emmy Award-winning documentary Dawnland, followed by live Q&A. This event will spotlight the first government-sanctioned Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the United States, exposing the disturbing truth about the impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities.

On Monday, May 24, in partnership with Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, BTS will feature Bill Middlecamp leading “Reimagining The Future: a Climate Reality Presentation and En-ROADS Interactive Solutions Simulation.” Here’s a unique opportunity to consider the environmental-destruction impacts we are experiencing today, how we got to this point, and what the future may hold.

Graduates to be Celebrated! Please email us (katieholicky@stpaulsmaine.org or stpauls@stpaulsmaine.org) with the name of a loved one who is graduating from high school, college, or graduate school. It will be important for our parish to recognize them, particularly again this year as remote and hybrid schooling continues.

World Too Beautiful – An Online Contemplative Gathering First & Third Wednesdays of Each Month @ 5:45 pm
World Too Beautiful, a collaboration between St. Luke’s Cathedral and the Diocese of Maine, is a twice-monthly musical and meditative gathering that focuses on beauty, interconnection, harmony, mutual encouragement, and healing. Bring a candle to light during our prayer time. For more information and the Zoom link visit https://www.episcopalmaine.org/ministry/world-too-beautiful

Camp Bishopswood
Located in the beautiful woods of mid-coast Maine, Bishopswood is an Episcopal coed overnight camp affordable and open to all youths ages 6-16. The camp is open again and accepting registrations now at https://www.bishopswood.org/. Scholarships are available through St. Paul’s. Please email the office if you are interested (stpauls@stpaulsmaine.org).

 Prayer Requests

Pray for St. Mark’s in Waterville and St. George’s in Sanford.

Pray for the priests of the Diocese of Maine and our Bishop Thomas Brown.

Thanksgiving for the birth of Easton Rivers Holicky, Rev. Katie and Phil’s nephew. 

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+,  Elizabeth, Courtenay, and Larry

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

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, Richelle, Darah, Chick, Linda, and Barbara

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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