What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 7-9

What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 

The flooring project has begun! I shared with the project team, Peter McCracken, Hugh Savage, Paul Womer, Dana Baer and Nancy Whitehouse that the work we do, even in the restrooms is holy work. That makes the items depicted in the photo, “holy toilets!” I didn’t study removal of toilets in seminary. But this work is to the glory of God and the good of the people! It IS holy, after all! Thank you all. 

“Bless, we pray, this water for the service of your Holy Church; and grant that it may be a sign of the cleansing and refreshment of your grace, O God.” 

Your friend in Christ,
Carolyn +

Sunday, July 11
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

10:30 a.m. Diocese of Maine pre-recorded Spiritual Eucharist on YouTube & Facebook

Click on the link below to view from home:
To watch on YouTube
To watch on Facebook
for the Worship Booklet
for the St. Paul’s Announcements

2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Psalm 24
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29
Lectionary Page

2:00 p.m. Outdoor Family Picnic Eucharist in the Memorial Garden
Rev. Katie Holicky and musician Susan Brown will lead us in a time of song, prayer, story, and sharing with our friends! 
Click here for the Family Worship Booklet

Parish Announcements
St. Paul’s Summer Schedule Changes
 Sunday “Picnic Eucharist” 10:30 a.m.; Family “Picnic Eucharist” 2:00 p.m. in the Memorial Garden. Bring your own bread and chairs if able.  If storms predicted, Facebook Live.  

Sunday “Zoom Exploring the Sermon” at 11:30 a.m. will not meet over the summer.

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.

Daily Morning Prayer and Compline starting July 6:
             Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Facebook Live.

Wednesday afternoon Bible Study, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. will not meet over the summer. It will resume in September. Those interested in joining in the fall please contact Pam Nugent.

Newcomers Brunch—Saturday, July 10th at 10:00 a.m.
Announcing St. Paul’s Newcomers Brunch, Saturday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the Memorial Garden to meet the Vestry. All newcomers, even if you’ve been with us for a couple of years are invited!
On July 11, St. Paul’s will offer Diocese of Maine pre-recorded Spiritual Eucharist. There will be no outdoor “picnic Eucharist” on these Sundays.

Mid-year Giving Statements have been emailed and are in the mail for those without email. Anyone with questions upon review, please contact Nancy Whitehouse, Treasurer.

The Rector is away July 11—13th.  For pastoral emergencies, please contact Rev. Katie Holicky.

Ethel Grasmuck’s cremains will be interred in St. Paul’s Memorial Garden at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 15. Parishioners are invited.

A memorial service in celebration of the Rev. Canon Linton H. Studdiford’s life will held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 17 “…in his gardens he so loved,” 124 Bunganuc Road, Brunswick, Maine. The people of St. Paul’s are invited to this celebration which includes an outdoor Eucharist celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Brown with Brother Jonathan Maury of the Society of St. John the Evangelist preaching.
Reserving the Memorial Garden: Please contact the church office if you’d like to schedule a meeting in the Memorial Garden to ensure you’re on our calendar and we avoid double-booking. Thank you!

Camp Bishopswood -Summer Finale is a program for whole households. Households can gather at Camp Bishopswood for free diocese-wide programming during the day on Sunday, August 29, and optional camping is available on both Friday and Saturday nights.  Swim, boat, hike, rest, lunch and worship on scenic Lake Megunticook.

We will gather on August 29 in the morning and late afternoon for worship, and in the afternoon for a free Bishopswood lunch. Stations will be set up across camp throughout the day, where individuals and households can experience the liturgy on their own terms, at their own pace. Youth completing grades 5-12 will have Pray, Play, Connect LIVE programming available in the afternoon.  Want to camp overnight? Come up on Friday or Saturday, and enjoy Camp Bishopswood’s lodging, food and hospitality. Diocesan programming is only provided on Sunday, but everything Camp has to offer is available all weekend long.
Scholarships are available – we want this to be accessible to all families. To register visit https://episcopalmaine.formstack.com/forms/summer_finale.
Questions? Contact Cn. Sara D’Angio White, sdangiowhite@episcopalmaine.org, or The Rev. Katie Holicky, kholicky@gmail.com.
Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program
Curtis Memorial Library is a host site for the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program’s Summer Meal program. FREE grab and go summer meals for children and teens (and accompanying caregivers) on a first come, first served basis. Monday through Friday from Noon to 1:00 pm near the Nancy Bouchard Laffely Children’s Garden and the Morrell Meeting Room entrance. PLEASE SHARE and SPREAD THE WORD. This is one of the many critical ways MCHPP supports our community. You may support them by writing a check in any amount and sending it to MCHPP, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, ME 04011. Thank you.

Pleasant Street Corridor Study
The Town of Brunswick will host a public hearing on the Pleasant Street Corridor Study live and zia Zoom on July 29th at 6:30 pm. Here is a letter from the town with more information. 

The draft information is expected to be available on the Town Webpage a week before the public meeting.  The links to the two previous meetings can be found at:

Click here to watch the meeting on Brunswick TV14 (public access station).

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. https://www.episcopalmaine.org/resource/forcongregations/maine-guidelines 

**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. Margaret’s, in Belfast and St. Christopher’s by the Sea, Winter Harbor

Pray for those who suffer persecution, oppression, and denial of human rights.

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

Pray for those who died, especially the cousin of Susan McCracken, Jackie Morse, 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, Mary Ann, Steve, and the grandson of Greg and Linda Millert

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, Carolyn D., Jennifer, Thelma, Joann, Bob, and Caroline

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, Ronald, Ray, Philip, Patricia, and Steven F.

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.

Thank you from a Graduate
This thank you note was sent to the church from Helen Hornor, who is graduating from Waynflete and attending Skidmore College this fall.

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