What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 7-16

What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 17 at 1:00 p.m. I have the privilege of serving as the thurifer and deacon for the Rev. Canon Linton Studdiford’s memorial service being held “in the garden he loved so much” at his home, 164 Bunganuc Road. Bishop Brown will be celebrating the Eucharist and Brother Jonathan Maury, Linton’s close friend and member of the community of SSJE, will preach. Bonnie Studdiford has been surrounded by family and many friends who have contributed of their love to making this beautiful celebration happen. Our love is with her on this poignant occasion. Thank you, Bonnie for inviting us to share this important offering of love to Linton with you and your family.

I give thanks for so many people of St. Paul’s who are giving of themselves to create a beautiful gathering. Thank you to Tim and Anne Banks, Bonny Labonte, Nancy Whitehouse, and all who are contributing food to the reception. Thank you to Dana Baer who is driving the shuttle from parking places up the driveway to the outdoor worship site.
1. Please note the address, 164 Bunganuc Road.
2. Parking will be on the street of Bunganuc Road.
3. Dana Baer will be part of a team of shuttle drivers who will be driving shuttle service from parking on Bunganuc Road up the driveway to the site.
4. After you arrive, be sure to pick up a map of the garden and take a tour of Linton and Bonnie’s gardens either before or after the service.
One of the important duties of the body of Christ, the Church, is to be present to the dying and their families in grief. We are to remember God’s promise that “…nothing, not even death shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” In these many months of the pandemic when gathering at the bedside of a dying loved one and in worship and at the grave have not been possible, the people of St. Paul’s have found ways to creatively share our faith and our grief in community. As the rector of this fine parish, I am witnessing the ways in which the families of the departed loved ones are engaging the body of Christ and our clergy to lovingly, faithfully, and patiently to celebrate a life and say, “good-bye.”

At the grave, this is one of my favorite prayers to say, “Almighty, God, with whom still live the spirits of those who die in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful are in joy and felicity: (I LOVE “joy and felicity!”) We give you heartfelt thanks for the good examples of all your servants, who, having finished their course in faith, now find rest and refreshment. May we, with all who have died in the true faith of your holy Name, have perfect fulfillment and bliss in your eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen”. (BCP, p. 503)

In resurrection hope,

Sunday, July 18
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

10:30 a.m. Outdoor Picnic Eucharist in the Memorial Garden & on Facebook

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

Readings2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Psalm 89:20-37
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
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.

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 outdoor Eucharist celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Brown with Brother Jonathan Maury of the Society of St. John the Evangelist preaching.

Rev. Katie Holicky is away July 25 —August 1.  For pastoral emergencies, please contact Rev. Carolyn Eklund.

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.
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)
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. Andrew’s in Newcastle and St. James’ Chapel in Prouts Neck
Pray for the people and clergy of our Companion Diocese of Haiti.
Pray for Anderson, Andrew, Cedric, Jason, Michael, Richard, and all in the military.
Thanksgiving for the birth of Braxton Smith, nephew of Eugene Smith and Randy Day.
 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.

Pastoral word from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to the people of Cuba
Click here to read Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s message.

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