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Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost - November 11, 2018

Father Ed’s Last Sunday


              Next Sunday, November 18, will be Father Ed’s and Beth Lee’s last Sunday with us at St. Paul’s. Father Ed begins his new assignment in Ohio on December 3rd. Please come celebrate his ministry to us.


              Mother Heidi Haverkamp will Be Our Interim Supply Priest until our new permanent rector, Mother Barbara Wilson, arrives on Sunday, January 20. Mother Heidi will serve us as part-time interim, working Sundays, and usually Tuesdays and Thursdays. Her email is


Adult Christian Formation


              Continuing today, November 11th at 9 AM, we will discuss TED Talks as part of our adult formation program. The program will be repeated on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM. We will watch a video of approximately 15 minutes or less, then have a discussion of the topic. Bring a notebook to jot down anything that speaks to you and that you would like to raise during our discussion time.


              November 11 & 14, we will listen to Richard Rohr talk about “The Change That Changes Everything” and on November 18 & 28, the talk will be “A Process of Self-Emptying” with Richard Rohr.



Movie Nights


            Friday, November 16th, will be a Movie Night at 7:00 PM showing the classic Hitchcock movie, “Rear Window”. Family Movie night for November will be on Friday, Nov. 30th, with the showing of “Lilo and Stitch” at 5:00 PM and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at 7:00 PM.


A Happy Announcement


            Gail Piper is delighted to share with St Paul's that her son, Sean Sitzes, and his fiancee, Laurie Smith, will marry on Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178.  Congratulations may be directed to Gail, Laurie, & Sean at 815-995-3435, by email at, and by mail at 833 Ridge Drive, #403; DeKalb, IL; 60115.


Diocesan Convention


      The 181st Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago will be held Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard. This year’s delegates are Fr. Ed, Freyja Rasmussen Johns, Marv Kombrink, and Jennie Cummings. Bill Cummings is an alternate delegate. Additional information regarding the schedule and volunteer opportunities is available at the Diocese of Chicago website,




There are a lot of things happening at St. Paul’s! A new form has been developed so that the office can keep up with events and programs and be sure information is communicated to all who should know. In addition, the new Audio Video System in the Parish Hall has many capabilities for streaming, playing DVD’s, slide shows, music, etc. To both ends, we are asking that you fill out a Communication and Tech Request Form for your events and email or turn it in to the office. Copies of the form will be available in the Parish Office and on the table in the Parish Hall. If you need help putting an announcement together, Susan is happy to assist.



Travel, Craft and Hobby Show on December 2nd


All are invited to display their home- made crafts and/or hobbies at this yearly show. In the years when this show has been at event at St. Paul's displays from post card exchangers to home baked goods have joined knitters, wood workers and ceramic artists in sharing their work with the parish. Please join us. Ask Betsy Pool 815-895-8271 or to save a place for you. This is an opportunity to raise funds for your favorite charity as well as showing off your particular hobbies and crafts.

Got an event?


PLEASE notify the office in writing if you need to use space in the building. We have a lot of wonderful groups and people who use lots of our building for many things, like Vacuuming, Music lessons, Search Committee, Budget Committee, etc. There are some things that just can't share the space with another group. If we know you are planning to be here, we can through the office head off any space use problems.

Got an announcement?


For the Constant Contact, the Proclaimer , the bulletin or the Chronicle? PLEASE send your written blurb AS CLOSE TO PRINT READY AS POSSIBLE to the parish office. Be mindful that our office staff are part time. Susan is delighted to be helpful as we know, but the time she can spend on drafting blurbs, editing, etc is very limited and those extra steps can present a hardship and delay printing.


Prayer List


If you would like to add someone to be prayed for in The Prayers of the People, you can fill out one of the blue sheets available on the table near the Narthex and give it to the ushers. Or call or email the Parish Office. Names will appear for six weeks, but can be continued if the need continues.

Talking to the Community

We are hoping to send out press releases on the activities at St. Paul’s on a regular basis. Please let the Parish Office know of any ideas you have to speak about the parish activities and members.

St. Paul's is an affirming and inclusive Christian communityAll are welcome, no exceptions!

Striving through worship, love and service to welcome all people just as God created you. No matter where you are on your journey of faith, and whether you are single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered, our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender expression, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability. We believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we!

Adult/Youth and Children’s Choirs Resume