What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 6-11

What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 

The position for St. Paul’s Parish Administrator is posted on our website, Facebook page and will be announced in the Diocese of Maine “Dio Log.” It will be posted on the Maine Association of Non-Profits where our Sacred Ground Advisory Team has posted the contracted coordinator position with good success. Here is a link to the position description. Please share this with people who might be qualified and interested. It’s a great position and we are a wonderful, dynamic, God-loving community of faith!
Don’t forget that we assemble in-person again outdoors on Sunday, June 20 at 10:30 in the Memorial Garden for “picnic Eucharist.” If you are able, please bring bread to be blessed and broken and your own chair. If you aren’t able to bring your own anything, just bring your self! We will have extra chairs and wafers.
Be sure to let us know who our graduates are because we will offer a blessing for them and a small gift. It will be an exciting day because we also will remember the men in our lives with thanksgiving for Father’s Day.

In hope and faith,


Sunday, June 13
The Third Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 Family Worship
Rev. Katie Holicky and musician Susan Brown will lead us in a time of song, prayer, story, and sharing with our friends! 
Click here to link to the Zoom gathering
Click here for the  Family Worship Booklet

10:30 a.m.  Diocese of Maine pre-recorded Spiritual Eucharist
Click on the links below:
To watch on YouTube
To watch on Facebook
for the Worship Booklet
for the St. Paul’s Announcements

1 Samuel 15:34—16:13
Psalm 20
2 Corinthians 5:6-10,14-17
Mark 4:26-34
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

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.

On June 13 and July 11, St. Paul’s will offer Diocese of Maine pre-recorded Spiritual Eucharist. There will be no outdoor “picnic Eucharist” on these Sundays. 

Summer Sunday outdoor “picnic Eucharist” will be in-person in the Memorial Garden at 10:30 a.m. and Family “picnic Eucharist” at 2:00 p.m. beginning June 20. (see following guidelines for outdoor gatherings).

Graduates to be Celebrated on June 20 at 10:30 and 2:00 In-person Outdoor “Picnic” Eucharist!  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.

Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program Food Drive June 20
School will be over by the time we have our next food drive. MCHPP will conduct a program to feed children in the Brunswick area. They will have remote locations throughout the area. Some of the items that they will need are: peanut butter, jelly, cereal, beans, canned vegetables, pasta and sauce. The big green collection bins will be located outside the doors to the Great Hall. Our last food drive on Holy Saturday was a great success. At that drive we collected 175 lbs. of food—a record. I hope that we can break that record on June 20th! Another great reason to donate in June 20th is also Fathers Day. Honor your father by donating food items in his name. You may also donate by writing a check in any amount and sending it to MCHPP, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, ME 04011.
Summer Choir Schedule—In July and August a member or members of the choir will lead the hymns at outdoor worship, sometimes as a solo cantor, other times as a quartet.
Tuesdays at 9:30 am—Holy Stitchers have begun meeting in the Memorial Garden, but will also connect through Zoom with those not able to meet in person.

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).

St. Paul’s Guidance for Outdoor and Indoor Gatherings*
Masks are not required for fully vaccinated people, but they are recommended for the sake of children who are not yet eligible for the vaccine and those who are immunocompromised.
Physical distancing is not required.
There is no limit to the number of people gathered.
Masks are not required for congregational or choir singing.
for contact tracing is required.
Community groups such as the 12-step groups may meet outdoors.
If possible, it is recommended to bring a chair to use.
Limited entry to the closed building for restroom use one at a time.
Food and drink are served by servers who are masked. Food is served on individual plates.

Due to work on the building, the building will remain closed until mid-August. Please note advisory below regarding restrooms.
Masks are not required for fully vaccinated people, but they are recommended for the sake of children who are not yet eligible for the vaccine and those who are immunocompromised.
The building will remain closed with the posted office hours schedule.
There is no limit to the number of people in the building or parish office.
There is no physical distancing required.
for contact tracing is required.

Summer Sunday outdoor “picnic Eucharist” will be in-person in the memorial garden at 10:30 a.m. and Family “picnic Eucharist” at 2:00 p.m. beginning June 20. (see above guidelines for outdoor gatherings)
On June 13 and July 8, St. Paul’s will offer Diocese of Maine pre-recorded Spiritual Eucharist. There will be no outdoor “picnic Eucharist” on these Sundays.
When heavy rain is forecast, Spiritual Eucharist from the Nave at 10:30 a.m. will be offered on Facebook Live instead of outdoor in-person Eucharist. The Saturday email and a Facebook announcement will be the vehicles to inform the parish of this change.
In-person indoor gatherings including Sunday worship will begin mid-August depending on the flooring installation in the building. New guidelines will be introduced at that time.*See guidance by the governor of Maine as of May 24th, 2021 located on the website of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. 
**Thanks to a generous gift given by Caroline Russell, contractors will be painting and replacing flooring in the restrooms, kitchen, Great Hall, sacristy, hallways, and parish office during July and the first weeks of August. The building will not be open until mid-August. Because of June-July renovations, downstairs restrooms will either have a reduced number of toilets or even none. Upstairs restrooms will be unaffected.

Parish Office Hours
Monday: Building Closed except to Counters
Tuesday: 9 am — 1:00 pm Carolyn Farr & Nancy Whitehouse
Wednesday: 10 am – 2 pm The Rev. Carolyn Eklund & Nancy Whitehouse
Thursday: 10 am – 2 pm The Rev. Katie Holicky, The Rev. Carolyn Eklund & Nancy Whitehouse
Friday: 10 am – Noon Carolyn Farr      Noon -2 pm The Rev. Carolyn Eklund
Saturday & Sunday: Building Closed (ministers of the liturgy only)

Prayer Requests

Pray for St. Martin’s in Palmyra and St. Martin in the Field in Biddeford Pool.
For the victims of human trafficking and those working to combat it. Pray for Anderson, Andrew, Cedric, Jason, Michael, Richard, and all in the military.
Pray for those who have died, remembering especially Glenn, friend of Jane Knox, who died last week.
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, Harlan, Shirley, Rob, Rick+,  Elizabeth, Courtenay, Larry,  Courtenay, Patsy, Ward, and Mary Ann
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, all essential workers, Sandy, and Carolyn D.
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, Barbara, and Ronald

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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