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A Letter From The Rector

St. Paul's Weekly Update

January 27, 2023

Dear Friends,

     During last weekend’s vestry retreat Tom Fransen was elected Senior Warden, and Barb Magee Junior Warden.  I look forward to working with them and the entire vestry of Gerri Batchelor, Oliver Gatchalian, Guy Vitaglione, Heather Gates, Sally Moller, Cathryn Lamb, Brad Hirschy, Vickie Johnson, John Armstrong, and Karen Smith, as well as John Goehrke, Treasurer, and Lanny Wase, Clerk of the Vestry.  
     Join us for Adult Formation this Sunday as we explore the gospel of Matthew. Communion class begins on February 5.  Javier and I will lead the sessions, something we look forward to each year.  Come on by to St. Paul’s for a Blood Drive on February 11.  
     The Pancake Supper makes it return. If you are new to St. Paul’s, you do not want to miss this event.  
     See you at church this Sunday.
Adult Formation
     On Sundays from 10:15-11:00 a.m. in the St. Paul’s chapel, join the clergy for a conversation about our lectionary year as we navigate through the Gospel of Matthew.  How does this particular gospel shed light on our understanding of who Jesus is?  What does this have to tell us about who we are called to be today?  See below for the forum schedule.
     As we head back to the chapel for our forums, the sessions will no longer be available live via Zoom.  Instead, they will be recorded and posted to the St. Paul’s YouTube page afterward.  We appreciate your patience and understanding; the recordings should be available within a few days of when the particular forum takes place. 
Communion Class
     The spring communion class is a three-session class designed to enrich a child's understanding of the Holy Eucharist.  The class is designed for 1st through 3rd graders.  The completion of this class is not a prerequisite for receiving communion, but designed to deepen a child's experience of it. 
     The structure of the classes will reflect the Eucharist itself:  We will gather, hear the Word of God, respond to the Word, offer our gifts, we celebrate, and we are sent out.  Children will have an opportunity to examine closely the furnishing and layout of the Church.  Within this context, children are able to ask questions, and understand God's invitation to everyone into sacred spaces.  
     Communion classes will meet three times during Lent, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., on the following dates:
          Sunday, February 5
          Sunday, February 12
          Sunday, February 19. 
     We will culminate the class with a celebration at the 9:00 a.m. service on Sunday, February 26th
Blood Drive Saturday, February 11, 2023 !
     For Valentines Day, why not give the ultimate gift of love and donate blood!  
     St. Paul’s is sponsoring a blood drive on Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Please consider donating!  This will be held in the St. Paul’s parking lot. 
Click on the image below to sign up. 
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Tuesday Feb 21st
     St. Paul’s Men’s Group will be cooking pancakes and sausage this year on Shrove Tuesday, February 21st, 2023. from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.  Looking forward to having this wonderful fellowship event back.  All the pancakes you can eat.  $8 for adults and $5 for children (under 5 free). 
Sunday Worship Services
     Sunday services are held at 7:30, 9:00, and 11:15 a.m.  You may attend in-person or online at 9:00 a.m.  If you cannot attend in person, please join us this Sunday for worship at 9:00 a.m. on Facebook Live.  You do not need a Facebook account to participate!  Simply click here at 9:00 a.m. Sunday for the livestream, or click here to see videos of previous services.  
    You may also go to the following web page for the parish prayer list.  Click the “Continue Reading” button to see the names.
Join us in the parish hall from 10:10-11:00 a.m. for coffee and casual conversation.
Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars

January 27-29 -- Bishops' Ball

February 11 -- Blood Drive Saturday

February 21 -- Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

February 22 -- Ash Wednesday Services

March 10 -- ASP Spaghetti Dinner

Details about these events can be found at
Join us Sunday Mornings at 9:00 a.m.
for a live stream of the Holy Eucharistic service at

You do NOT need a Facebook account to join us on Sunday morning or for Morning Prayer.

And join us M-F at 8:00 a.m. for Morning Prayer on Facebook Live.

See past services and other videos anytime HERE.

Get more information at our website
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at 7:30, 9:00, and 11:15 a.m.

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