St. Paul’s Family Worship Weekly Postcard 8-26-21

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

Dates to Remember:  
Sunday 8/29: There will be no Family Worship or Family Group 8/29, as folks from around the Diocese gather at Camp Bishopswood. (registration deadline was 8/20)  
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 be 12-1pm the 2nd and 4th Sundays.

Family Ministries Sunday Schedule Starting Sunday 9/12 9am
Family Worship Family Group following worship, ending by 10:1512-1pm,
2nd & 4th Sundays Middle & High School Youth Group New Schedule starting Sunday 9/12 

 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!

Updated Gathering Guidelines here.

Schedule for Upcoming Sundays
August 29th for Summer Finale!   Because there is a summer finale in Camden 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

Family Groups

Family Group will resume meeting 9/12 and take place after 9am worship.
If you are interested in joining a Family Group please reach out to Rev. Katie.
Please wear a mask, practice physical distance Starting 9/12 Family Group will meet following 9am Family worship

All Things Youth

Hello St. Paul’s Middle & High School Youth!
2nd & 4th Sundays
12-1pm in the Garden.

Please wear a mask, practice physical distance, and bring your own water and snack should you need them.
 *9/12 We will switch to 12-1pm*

 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 afterwards
To volunteer, please contact Jeff DeBlieu at jeff.deblieu@icloud.com 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 nancyw797@gmail.com.
· Is your garden overflowing? Please save some of your canned creations for our Country Store. Contact Carol Martin at cmartin@northpark.edu.
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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