St. Paul’s Family Worship Weekly Postcard 8-12-21

Blessings to St. Paul’s Beloved Family Eucharist Congregation!
Join us for Worship

Join us this Sunday, August 15
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

10:30   Picnic Eucharist in the Garden & on Facebook
11:30 Town Hall Meeting in the Garden
1:00    NO Middle and High Schoolers gathering (meets 2nd & 4th Sundays)
2:00    Family Picnic Eucharist in the Garden
Click here for the Family Worship Booklet
2:30    Family Group in the Garden

Please bring your own bread and chair for picnic Eucharist.
Ushers will provide both a wafer and chair if it’s not possible for you to bring these.

This Sunday following 10:30 worship, please join the Town Hall meeting.
The purpose is to review updated guidelines for safe gathering, voice concerns we have about the COVID Delta variant surge in Maine and address questions about sabbatical


Family Ministries Sunday Schedule

1:00-2:00 pm on 2nd & 4th Sundays: Middle & High School Youth Group in the Garden
2:00 pm In-person Family Worship Picnic Eucharist
the Memorial Garden! BYO chairs and bread!*We will offer a digital connection for Family Worship later in the Fall when we move back into the building for this service. 
2:30-3:30 pm: Family Group in the Garden

Mask up St. Paul’s!

Mask up St. Paul’s!
Please don’t forget to wear your mask while at church.
Let’s do all we can to keep one another safe!

Schedule for Upcoming Sundays

August 29th for Summer Finale! See info for registration below.  
Note: There will be no Family Worship or Family Group 8/29.
Sunday 9/5: No worship or Family Group due to holiday weekend 

Sunday 9/12: The Move to Morning Worship and Family Group!: 
Family Worship moves to 9 am followed by Family Group!
Family programming will end by 10:15.
Youth Group will move to 12-1pm the 2nd and 4th Sundays

Summer Finale Day
Sunday, August 29 at Camp Bishopswood

Summer Finale Day for Youth, Individuals and Families
Sunday, August 29 at 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.
Click here to register for Summer Finale, and for the optional camping. 
Questions? Contact Cn. Sara D’Angio White,, or The Rev. Katie Holicky,

Family Groups

Family Group continues to meet in the Garden at 2:30 – 3:30 pm each Sunday.
If you are interested in joining a Family Group please reach out to Rev. Katie.
Please wear a mask, practice physical distance

All Things Youth

Hello St. Paul’s Middle & High School Youth!
2nd & 4th Sundays from 1-2 p.m. in the Garden. 
Please wear a mask, practice physical distance, and bring your own water and snack should you need them.

 Faith at Home

Here are some helpful resources to keep you and your family faithfully connecting.  
Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints. An illustrated children’s storybook about people of diverse faiths who rocked the religious boat on behalf of love and justice.
Common Prayer for Children and Families. Whimsical, simple illustrations and prayers drawn from Episcopal prayer resources Common Prayer for Children and Families is a collection of prayers and liturgies written for kids and the adults or communities who pray with them. 
Faith at Home, lectionary based family devotions.
Enjoy some Bible Stories brought us by Godly Play. Well suited for the youngest among us.

Justice Resources

Check out the new children’s book Netflix show:  Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices
The Center for Racial Justice in Education has some great resources to help families in the work of racial justice.
 Family Sermon by Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones about the sin of racism.
 A list of resources from some Episcopal friends in North Carolina.
short family guide to supporting racial justice now.
Book Lists: (various social justice topics, including racial justice)
Social Justice Books; A Teaching for Change Project
Act for Social Justice
Embrace Race: “Diverse” Books for Children
Anti-Racism Books for Elementary Students
Indigo Arts Alliance Book list
21 Anti-Racism Videos To Share With Kids: These helpful videos cover a variety of topics to help us talk together about race and racial justice.
They’re Not Too Young to Talk About Race: This helpful chart breaks down concepts of race that children can engage with based upon age. 

Sunday Junior Paper – Click to Read!

Harvest Fair – Help Needed

The Annual St. Paul’s (Christmas) Harvest Fair will be Saturday, October 2nd, outside in the garden (rain date October 9th). Please volunteer to help with this yearly signature event! This is St. Paul’s biggest push. All proceeds will go into our Outreach Fund and be distributed to nonprofit organizations.

The Fair will feature:
· Jewelry and household Treasures
· Fiber Arts
· Country Store
· Baked Goods
· Silent Auction—back by popular demand!
We need volunteers to:
· Staff various tables
· Serve as ambassadors and greeters
· Cashier
· Set up for the fair and clean up afterward
To volunteer, please contact Jeff DeBlieu at or 252-548-0001.
· Have some household items for our Treasures Table? Please contact Nancy Johnson at (978) 387-6058.
· Have an idea for a service or item for our Silent Auction? Please contact Nancy Whitehouse at
· Is your garden overflowing? Please save some of your canned creations for our Country Store. Contact Carol Martin at
Many thanks!  
Jan and Jeff DeBlieu

We welcome our new part-time Parish Administrator, Karen Tucker and our new Sacred Ground Coordinator, Andrea Lauerman, who joined us on August 3rd. More information was shared in the August Messenger.

Office Volunteers Needed
Parish Office volunteers needed: If you’d like to help with reception / answering phones on Fridays from 10-12, please contact the Rector. Thank you!!

MCHPP Program Support
On August 30th Brunswick schools will open for the 2021-2022 school year. The good news is that children will be able to receive free lunches; however, it does not solve the entire problem of food insecurity. MCHPP will again start up their Backpack Program. providing nutritious food to the children to help them get through the weekend when school is not in session. The children can pick up a bag of food anonymously. The food is the type that will not spoil. MCHPP will have to purchase most of the food used in this program. Please consider writing a check in any amount to MCHPP, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, ME 04011. Put Backpack Program on the memo line.

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