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Second Sunday of Lent - February 25, 2018

"Holy Solitude" at St. Paul's

We will begin weekly meetings to discuss the topics in Mother Heidi’s book on Wednesday, February 7th through March 28th at 6:00 PM. There will be dinner followed by discussion led by Mother Heidi. On Ash Wednesday, February 14th, the group will meet after the service.

Rite of Holy Baptism


Avery Xavier and Brienne Elyse Edokpayi, son and daughter of Kemi and Samson Edopayi, are baptized at the 10:30 AM service today. Godparents are Solomon and Bruk Edokpayi and Dele and Facia Adeuja. We welcome all member of Edokpayi family today.



“Holy Solitude “at St. Paul’s


Weekly meetings to discuss the topics in Mother Heidi’s book, Holy Solitude, continue through March 28th at 6:00 PM. There will be dinner followed by discussion led by Mother Heidi.



Chili Cookoff!


After the 10:30 service on March 4 we will have our Annual Chili Cookoff, starring our very own almost world famous chef Rev. Ed Bird. Bring a pot of whatever you consider chili and maybe you will win fame and fortune (or at least a gaudy trinket)! There’s a signup sheet in the parish hall, and we need bread and salad as well as chili. It’s exciting, and it’s lunch! See Jacob Maas with questions.



Rector’s Discretionary Fund Collection Next Week


Donations allow us to assist people in need in our community. Checks can be written to "St. Paul's" with "Rector's Discretionary Fund" in the memo. Thank you for your contributions to this important ministry.


 Heartland Blood Centers

  will be holding a Blood Drive at Grace Place, on Thursday, March 1st, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. You can sign up on line at Appointments are preferred, but Walk Ins are welcome! Grace Place is at the corner of Normal Road and Lucinda Avenue.


World Day of Prayer


The World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement led by Christian women who come together to observe a common day of “informed prayer and prayerful action” on the first Friday of March. In an effort to involve people who can’t attend the first Friday, the service will be held on Saturday, March 3 at 10 AM at The Salvation Army, 830 Grove Street, DeKalb. Women, men and children are welcome.


United Thank Offering Ingathering


Our annual United Thank Offering (UTO) Ingathering (collection) is underway. Please take a blue box, which can be found in both the sanctuary and the parish hall. As you give thanks each day for your many blessings, drop a few coins into the box. Your contributions can be placed in the offering plate any time. Our final ingathering will be March 25th. This gives us about a month to concentrate on giving thanks. Our collection will be forwarded to the larger ECW organization, who will then award grants to groups doing outreach in areas of need.


We are Now Taking Easter Flower Donations!


We are now taking donations for Easter flowers in memoriam or in thanksgiving. Place your check in the flower envelope and please write your name and the dedication that you would like to see in the bulletin on the envelope. Please write checks out to St. Paul’s with “Easter flowers” as the memo and place them in the collection or leave them in the Parish Office. The deadline to send in flower donations for Easter is March 25th.


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