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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 22, 2017

We are having a Pumpkin Decorating Party Today, October 22nd!


After the morning worship service, Jackie and Terry Dickow are looking for kids and adults to join in pumpkin decorating. Pumpkins to decorate, either carve or paint, and some cookies to decorate and eat.

November Newsletter articles due this week! Deadline October 26

Please send all November Mars Hill Proclaimer Newsletter Articles and Announcements to the Parish Office,, by the end of this week. Thanks!

Keeping God’s People Safe Training 10/31


Keeping God’s People Safe (KGPS) is an online training for lay ministers required by the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.  Many of us have taken this course in the past and need to renew. The renewal period is 5 years.  There are several new lay ministers who need to take their initial course.  If either of these categories applies to you, please watch your email for notification of what is needed and how to link to the website to complete the course.  Please complete the KGPS training by October 31, 2017, and turn your completion certificate into the Parish Office.  If you have questions, please see Peg Newby.


Fall Back, time to turn your clocks back an hour, Saturday 11/04

All Saints Sunday worship service, November 5th, 10:30 A.M.

All Saint’s Sunday Remembrance 11/05


Join us in celebrating and mindfully mourning the saints in your life! You may be thinking of; a lost family member or friend or pet, a lost job or career. You may be thinking of the losses that you and others at the parish of St. Paul’s have experienced over the last year, or several years. All of these experiences mater to you, to us!


Join the kids in the parish hall during coffee hour (or any other time you might like) throughout the month of October, to create a note, picture, drawing, poem, etc., as a symbol or expression of the saints in your life! Additionally, pictures can be placed of those whom we remember as teaching and inspiring us in our faith. You may want to write a short remembrance or share a saintly quality embodied by a loved one. You can put the names of those you’d like to remember on All Saints Sunday on the list in the Parish Hall, too.


Episcopal Relief Services – Hurricane Relief Funds


Those wishing to donate to relief efforts for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria may find a donation page on the Episcopal Relief website,


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.

Prayer Requests

We will keep prayer requests in the bulletin for six weeks from the date of the request. Please feel free to renew a request.

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