What‘s Happening at St. Paul’s 01-28-2022

Beloved Community,

With the blizzard forecasted for this weekend you are invited to stay safe at home and join us for worship digitally! We will not open the church and look forward to worshiping with you online.

9am: Family Worship, Zoom only
Click here to join via Zoom ID: 96617111762,  Passcode: church

10:30am: Morning Prayer with sermon lead by Rev. Katie Holicky, Facebook Live only
View the service from St. Paul’s Facebook
Click here for the order of worship from the Book of Common Prayer

11:50 Exploring the Sermon via Zoom
Click here to join via Zoom ID: 96617111762,  Passcode: church

The February 2022 Messenger is now available and it is chock full of reflections, joyous announcements, and important information. Here are just a few highlights:
1. Rev. Katie shares musings while “Walking In Winter”.
2. Randy discusses the joys of his dual role at Saint Paul’s.
3. Rev. Carolyn reminds us Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)…
To read the entire Messenger Click Here.

From the Rector:
Long-time member of St. Paul’s and ardent advocate for Indigenous people’s rights, Nick Smith recently wrote an Op Ed in support of the Maine Legislature’s upcoming bill, LD1626, the tribal sovereignty bill. His life-long advocacy and vocation as an ethnographer, historian and author is recognized, not only in Maine, but in the United States and Canada. St. Paul’s is proud of our righteous brother in Christ who fights for justice.
Commentary in The Times Record Here.

Wednesday, February 2, 1:00 p.m. Sharing and Caring Support Group, which offers support to caregivers and those living with grief, will meet inside in the Great Hall at St. Paul’s Church with masks and 6 ft. social/physical distancing. Please join us as we take time to share stories and conversation with each other.

Congratulations to the newly elected Vestry:
Senior Warden: Cliff Ruprecht, 2-year term
Vestry: Susan Brown, Karen Rienert, Meghan Williams, 3- year term
Convention Delegates: Linda Ashe-Ford, Moriah Freeman, Theo Lucas-Wallace, Pat Ryan
Alternates:  Andree Appel, Charlie Priest

Healing Prayer Box.  The Healing Prayer Team has placed a decorative box (with paper and writing implement provided) on a table in the vestibule.  Please take the opportunity to request healing prayer for yourself or for someone else, just as you would if we could anoint and lay hands on you in person.  Our commitment is to pray for whatever needs you share with us.  As has always been true, we abide by a policy of strict confidentiality.  A member of the Healing Prayer Team will check the box every Sunday.

Sunday, February 6th we will formally reopen the St. Paul’s nursery! Families with small children are invited to utilize this ministry for care of young ones during worship. Care will be provided by our trained and vaccinated nursery staff.
The room and toys will be sanitized regularly. Children two and up should wear a mask. 

Sunday, February 6th, 10:30 am is First Sundays Life Together Modified Eucharist in the Nave & on Face-book https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsBrunswick/live

Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program
In the past, this article has provided many facts, figures, and percentages about why to donate to MCHPP. Here are some examples of real people who have been helped.
A grandmother whose three grandchildren just moved in.
A single parent who was unexpectantly laid off from her job due to the pandemic.
A man whose rent went up.
An expecting couple working to pay off their debt so their child can have a better future.
These are a few examples of clients of MCHPP. They come from all ages and situations. There is only one consideration: everyone is welcome. There is no measure of need that has to be met. They do not ask why you are there. These examples were given voluntarily.
If you can send any amount whether it is $10 or $100, your donation will help MCHHP toward their goal of seeing that no one goes hungry. Send your check to MCHPP, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Save the Date Ash Wednesday 2022, March 2nd
7:30 am to 8:15 am – Ashes and Lenten bags will be distributed to all who come to the parking lot. We will give each person instructions for individual imposition of ashes, a lenten prayer and the Lenten Meditation book.
Noon – Ash Wednesday Liturgy with modified imposition of ashes and Eucharist in-person in the nave and on Facebook Live.

Parish Office Hours: 8:30 – 1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday

Sunday, January 30th The Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany

Annual Meeting

With the blizzard forecasted for this weekend you are invited to stay safe at home and join us for worship digitally! We will not open the church and look forward to worshiping with you online. 

Family Ministries Sunday Schedule 

9 a.m. Modified Eucharist  on Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 966 1711 1762          Passcode: church
Family Worship Bulletin Here

Family Group following worship, ending by 10:15

12-1 pm, 2nd & 4th Sundays Middle & High School Youth Group

10:30 a.m. Modified Eucharist in the Nave and on Facebook
Click on the link below to view from home:
To watch on Facebook
for the St. Paul’s Announcements


Parish Announcements

With the blizzard forecasted for this weekend you are invited to stay safe at home and join us for worship digitally! We will not open the church and look forward to worshiping with you online. 

St. Paul’s Schedule

9:00 a.m. Family Modified Eucharist on Zoom
(ID: 96617111762,  Passcode: church)

9:30 a.m. Family Group

10:30 a.m. Modified Eucharist on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsBrunswick/live

12:00 p.m. Middle & High School Youth (2nd & 4th Sundays)

St. Paul’s Zoom Exploring the Sermon after 10:30 a.m. Modified Eucharist approximately 11:50 a.m. 

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

Tuesday 12:30 pm Women’s Bible Study on ZOOM, ID: 814 5988 6763 Passcode: 032484)

Wednesday 1:00 p.m. Sharing & Caring in the Great Hall (Contacts Susan McCracken and
Sandy Meyer)

Wednesday 1:00 pm Bible Study in the Great Hall except 1st Wednesdays on
Zoom (ID: 881 3208 5376 , Passcode: 326628)

Prayer Requests

St. Philips’, Wiscasset
For St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center and Essentials Pantry in Portland
Pray for Anderson, Cedric, Jason, Michael, Richard, Peter, and all in the military.
Pray for those who have died.

We give thanks and ask God’s blessing for Mike Linkovich, beloved former athletic trainer for Bowdoin college as he celebrates his 100th birthday this Wednesday

Thanksgiving for the birth of Eleanor Alix Case (Ellie), granddaughter of Fred & Carolyn Case.

We pray for:
Christy, Ryan & family, Ray, John, David, Nick, Bob, Kathy, Skip, the Blackburn family, Willow, Ann, Lollie, Carol, Harlan, Rick+, Elizabeth, Lyn and family, Sam and Michael, Chip
Patsy, Ward, Robert G., Donna, Alan, Victor, Travis & family, Diane, Nate, Priscilla, Garrett, Elliot, Barbara, Alice, baby Isla, Cyndie and Bob, Ed Barker family, Nancy and Dave

Matthew, Ron, Hope, Darah, Ronald, Patricia, Steven F, Diane, Therese, Sallie, Julie, Jacob, Carolyn B, Caroline, Kimberly B. Jane and family, Julia, Sue and Andrea, Judy, Sam P., Ashley and Linda

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.