What‘s happening at Saint Paul’s: March 4, 2022
Lenten Blessings, Friends,
Welcome! I’m excited to introduce to you today, the new Friday email format. It includes the Family Worship information that was once a separate mailing on Thursday. We would love to hear your feedback!
Our Junior Warden, Jan DeBlieu and our assistant rector the Rev. Katie Holicky led the Vestry in a visioning exercise at the end of January. They helped us create a silent space (this was all done on Zoom as the blizzard raged outside!) to consider our future as we live in hope that the pandemic fades.
I’d like to share with you the questions they asked us to imagine. I invite you to consider for yourself how much has changed for the better (believe it or not!). And to consider your own longings for our life together as you read these questions in a time of quiet. You could record these questions on your device and play them as you sit quietly.
“As you arrive into the stillness with your eyes closed, you are invited to imagine…
- It is some unknown time in the future, things have shifted and we have moved away from the time of pandemic precautions into whatever comes next.
- You are at church.
- Take a moment to notice where you are in our beloved building…What space are you in? What are you surrounded by? What do you see around you?
- What does the air feel like? What do you taste or smell?
- What are you doing? Are you chatting, eating, worshiping, working on a project, in a particular group or ministry team?
- What does it feel like for your mind, body, and spirit to be doing the thing you are doing as you let your mind dream?”
Thank you, Katie and Jan for this exercise. You helped the Vestry imagine a vision for our community. The questions help us imagine our future and are such a good personal exercise for Lent. What do you imagine our life together will be like spiritually and physically? And then, please do email anything that you’d like me and our leadership to know. email@example.com
It does seem that the severity and infectiousness of COVID once again is in decline. That gives us hope. But it also reminds us of how far we’ve come, how resilient we are and how our imaginations have been opened to dream for our future at St. Paul’s. The Future Planning Committee is helping our leadership consider changes in our precautions, and we are planning to invest in a more reliable, better quality of digital live stream worship. I’m eager to share with you more details soon.
Your friend in Christ,
SUNDAY, MARCH 6TH THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
This Sunday, March 6th will worship together for
First Sundays Life Together Worship! Join us
at 10:30 am in the Nave and on Facebook Live.
Join Us For Worship
( 9:00 am service will resume next week March 13)
Family Ministries Sunday Schedule
9 a.m. Modified Eucharist in the Great Hall & on Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 966 1711 1762
Family Group following worship,
ending by 10:15
12-1 pm, 2nd & 4th Sundays Middle & High School Youth Group
A Lenten Prayer from Common Prayer for Children and Families
The Lord God formed humans from the topsoil of the fertile land and blew life’s breath into their nostrils. The human came to life. – Genesis 2:7
Almighty God, you created us out of the dust of the earth, and breathed life into us: may the ashes of Ash Wednesday be a sign that we are human and will someday return to dust; and may we always remember that even though we will die, you have promised us the gift of everlasting life. Amen.
9:30 am Sundays
Family Group follows 9 am
worship on Sundays.
Join as we pray, play, and
spend time in story!
Please note: Wear a mask
and practice physical distance
Hello St. Paul’s Middle &
High School Youth
2nd & 4th Sundays, 12-1pm.
Please wear a mask, practice
physical distance, and
bring your own water and snack
should you need them.
First Sundays Life Together
Worship! 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 Worship Booklet
for the St. Paul’s Announcements
11:50 a.m. Sunday
Explore the Sermon over Coffee on Zoom
On March 1st the Diocese of Maine rolled out an updated version of Safe Church Training. We give thanks for this updated resource that helps us to live more deeply into our Baptislam Vows as the Body of Christ at St. Paul’s, Brunswick.
What it is “Safe Church”? “The purpose of this policy is to help the church to be a safe …. click below to read more important information.
Tuesdays in Lent
The Evil Done on Our Behalf (exploring this important phrase we say in the corporate confession during Eucharist)
Speakers: Chick Carroll, Macauley Lord, Deborah Goodwin, Pat Ryan
The Zoom link will be included in Friday emails and will be sent separately the day
before each meeting.
Mar 8, 2022 07:00 PM
Mar 15, 2022 07:00 PM
Mar 22, 2022 07:00 PM
Mar 29, 2022 07:00 PM
Meeting ID: 810 7755 4118
A Sacred Ground Affinity Group will meet on the 2nd Monday of the month to further discuss the lessons learned in the Sacred Ground study. Those attending will explore Stephanie Speller’s most recent book The Church Cracked Open: Disruption,
Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community. The first meeting will be held in the Great Hall on Monday March 14 at 1:30 p.m. Contact the parish office to pick up your copy. Those wishing to offset the purchase of a book and shipping cost are invited to
make a donation of $16.