Entries by Joan Carney

What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 11-12-2021

A few weeks ago, several of us involved in the Sacred Ground program attended a conference of people working for racial justice in Maine. It was a powerful opportunity to learn about the work that is going on in every corner of the state, as well as to hear from community leaders about how to do this work most effectively.

One of the most moving sessions of the conference for me was a panel discussion between Maine Representative Rachel Talbot Ross and Penobscot Tribal Ambassador Maulian Dana. In their own ways, each of these women articulated the need for more “truth-telling” when it comes to our collective past and the reality that we now occupy.

November 7, 2021: Sermon Preached by The Rev. Katie Holicky, Asst. Rector

Last Sunday we celebrated the Vigil for the Eve of All Saints’. This week, as my heart swelled on All Souls Day, the day we remember those we love who now rest in God’s eternal love, I found myself dwelling on my ancestors. I reflected on the ways in which my ancestors, especially my grandparents, still come to me in mystical ways. Reminding me they love me, or that there is beauty in every morning, that I am formed time and time again by them as I remember them.

What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 11-05-2021

I don’t remember what prompted that question and it sounds, on some level, very naïve. But much to my surprise, I am finding that my formation has inclined my heart toward kindness in a way that I never expected but had always prayed was possible. And although I can’t say that I have become kinder, I think much more about kindness as a manifestation of the love and grace of God.

What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 10-29-2021

The Bishop is Coming!

Friends, we find ourselves in the midst of another season of vibrant life together as the body of Christ at St. Paul’s, Brunswick. As I write this, painters are busy at work in various places on the first floor. The Yuletide Magic Marketplace, which is raising funds for outreach, has been replenished for this Sunday. We are looking towards celebrating All Saints’ Day next Sunday 11/7, and we are working to prepare our indoor space to welcome you all back inside for worship on 11/14. While we still find ourselves in the midst of pandemic and some uncertainty, we rejoice at the ways in which God is so clearly moving in our midst.

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St. Paul’s Family Worship Weekly Postcard 10-28-21

With joy and gratitude, we want to let you know that our parish will reopen for indoor worship on Sunday, November 14th. Since this is the week after the tent is to be taken down in the Memorial Garden, there will be no interruption in our in-person worship services. The 9:00 service will be held in the Great Hall, and the 10:30 service in the Nave. In both locations, windows and doors will be open for ventilation, so please dress warmly.

What’s Happening at St. Paul’s 10-22-2021

With joy and gratitude, we want to let you know that our parish will reopen for indoor worship on Sunday, November 14th. Since this is the week after the tent is to be taken down in the Memorial Garden, there will be no interruption in our in-person worship services. The 9:00 service will be held in the Great Hall, and the 10:30 service in the Nave. In both locations, windows and doors will be open for ventilation, so please dress warmly.

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St. Paul’s Family Worship Weekly Postcard 10-21-21

We have made this decision after speaking with many parishioners and weighing many factors. The high vaccination rate among us is a key reason that we feel safe in moving back inside. So, also, is the strong desire of many (perhaps nearly all) of us not to return to a strictly online worship format for the winter. Because so many people want this so badly, we believe we will all act with the caution required. We have so enjoyed being able to gather in the garden after a year of worshipping apart! With care we can continue indoors.