Dear Church Family,
What a beautiful week of fall weather ! The air is so fresh…time to breathe it all in, then give thanks for this beautiful area. Here are your important announcements for this week, including info on an upcoming Advent series led by The Rev. Donna Ross.
Peace to all, -MC
-Parish Office Schedule Next Week: Please note that next week the office will be open Monday the 10th through Wednesday the 12th, rather than Tuesday through Thursday.
-Watering Volunteers: Anyone interested in supporting our watering efforts through volunteering to water, or to haul or sponsor water deliveries for tank refills, please see the sign-up sheet in the parish hall. To donate funds for water supplies, please make checks payable to St. Paul’s, memo line: water fund
-Diocesan Convention will take place November 14 and 15. At this time, we have one possible volunteer who is available to attend on Day 2, but if there is anyone who is passionate about Diocesan issues, and wants to attend, please contact the office ASAP.
-Stewardship Pie Social is November 16th after the 9:30 am single service. (Yum!) Please make sure to read through the “Opportunities for Ministry” brochure when you receive it as part of your Stewardship materials. There are some new opportunities for service, including a fall “scarecrew”. There is also a newly revised phone directory…with all of our new attendees listed.
-Attention Ushers: Sheriff’s Office inspection.
I will be sending a separate email soon regarding this topic. Please read it.
-2015 Episcopal “Kalendar”: We have 3 extra copies of the Kalendar available for $2.75 each. The Kalendar is a great tool to track holy days, seasons, colors and most assigned Sunday readings. To purchase, please see Michelle. Please bring exact change.
-Bayside Calendars: Any calendars for Bayside can be given directly to Helen Allinder or Carol Schutz.
-Daily Advent Reflection sheets will be available next week in the church.
-Advent Series begins December 1, led by The Rev. Donna Ross.
Listening to the Word: The Prophet Isaiah Speaks to His World and Ours, will be held on three Mondays: Dec.1, 8, 15 from 1:30-3:00 pm, here in our Library/Chapel. Here is Donna’s description of the series:
“On these three Monday afternoons, we will 'listen' - that is, open our hearts - to readings from Isaiah. ‘Listening to the Word’ offers a meditative process for understanding the Scriptures: lectio divina, or 'holy listening', in a group setting. First as individuals, and then together as a group, we will listen to the Word – in the reading and in our own hearts - and then share what we are hearing. Everyone is welcomed to these discussions - men and women, church members and non-members, Christians and non-Christians.” -Donna
RSVP’s for the series are very important. It will help ensure that Donna has enough readings for everyone, so please let her know ASAP if you are planning to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please spread the word and let those without email know that they can RSVP by phone: 927-1989.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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