What’s Happening at St. Paul’s July 1, 2022

The July/August 2022 Messenger Is Here

This week!
First Sunday Life Together Worship
Sunday, July 3rd wewill worship together for
First Sundays Life Together Worship!
Join us at 10:30 am in the Nave
and on Facebook Live.SUNDAY, July 3rd
Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
In 2 weeks 
For 9 am Worship

July 10thComing up… This Sunday, July 3rd
 Join us for First Sundays Life Together worship on July 3rd at 10:30 am in the Nave and on Facebook Live! We will celebrate the Feast of Saint Paul!Family Ministries Sunday Schedule 
9 am Modified Eucharist
in the Great Hall & on Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 966 1711 1762
Passcode: church

Please note starting 6/12 there is no Family Group or Youth Group this summer. Outside toys will be available for folks to enjoy in the garden after 9am worship. See our summer schedule below!
      Family Ministries Summer GatheringsJoin us for various activities and outings throughout the summer!Waivers are required for every participant.Summer Schedule Click Here Our Next gatherings are: Sunday 7/17 Waterfront Day at the home of the Wigg-Golek family in Harpswell Wednesday 7/27 Concert on the Mall, 6-7:30pm Meet in St. Paul’s parking lot at 5:30pm, walk over together. Entire Parish is invited to join us!We will carry on this summer with 9am Family Worship. We will not have a formal Family Group lesson, though the outside toys will be available for you to stay and enjoy playing in the Garden. While we will not be having Family Group, we WILL BE enjoying some fun outdoor activities together over the course of the summer. REGISTER TODAY
Please fill out this updated registration form for children participating in Family Ministry offerings.

Safe Church Training                    

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/safe-church-training/The Diocese of Maine (“the Diocese”) is committed to the prevention of child abuse of all forms. The purpose of this policy is to help the church to be a safe place for all who worship, or minister, or come in any sort of need, including children, youth, and those who work with them. We believe that this policy is one aspect of honoring our baptismal vows to “respect the dignity of every human being.”SUNDAY WORSHIPFirst Sunday Life Together
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

Lectionary PageSave the date: Saturday, July 16th
Vestry-Hosted Newcomer’s Brunch at St. Paul’s from 10:00 a.m. to
noon. You are invited if you’ve visited or joined St. Paul’s in the last two years!Tuesday, July 12th: Blood Drive. St. Paul’s will sponsor a blood drive from noon to 5:00 p.m. on July 12th.  All blood types are needed. The Covid19 pandemic severely affected the ability of the Red Cross to provide blood to hospitals. Except for emergencies, the blood that you donate will stay in Maine. Check the Red Cross web page to make your reservation to donate. Don’t forget to use Rapid Pass the day you donate. It saves time when you check in.  Volunteers are needed to help check in donors and provide refreshments. Any amount of time you can spare will help. Please contact Bill Edman at 406-2403 or wedman4@comcast.net.
 Updated Changes
in our Guidelines
Worship & Gatherings
in the Building
Sacred Ground Taking New Registrations
You may have heard about the honest conversations on race that are happening in the Sacred Ground program. Maybe you’ve even considered enrolling but stopped short for one reason or another. Now you have another chance! We are currently taking registrations for circles beginning this summer and fall. We offer groups on Zoom and in-person, and we make the schedule based on participant availability. We also hope to offer a “no-tech” circle for participants who are not comfortable using email or accessing course materials online (hard-copy registration forms are available outside Randy’s office and can be put in Andrea Lauerman’s box when completed). Sacred Ground is for anyone who wants to understand racism more clearly and envision how we might move forward in a different way. No matter where you are in your understanding of these issues, you are welcome here!
Learn more by visiting our website at https://stpaulsmaine.org/learning-sacred-ground-new/ or by contacting our Program Coordinator at SacredGroundME@gmail.com / (207)295-7856.
 PRAYER REQUESTSMidcoast Hunger Prevention Program
Now that school is out, MCHPP has started their summer lunch program. They have established seven sites that will provide free lunches for children 18 and under. All children are eligible for this program, no questions asked. Please visit their web site to find the locations and times. https://www.mchpp.org
 Staff Vacations: June 30—July 13 Rev. Katie Holicky will be on vacation.
July 2—July 9 Randy Day will be on vacation.
The office will be closed Monday, July 4th.
Please contact Rev. Carolyn Eklund for any pastoral emergencies.
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