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Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost - October 14, 2018

Adult Christian Formation


              Adult Formation will begin on October 3rd with Fr. Ed leading Episcopal 101 (this is your chance to ask any questions) on Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:00 PM and again on Sunday mornings 9:00-10:00 AM. The Sunday sessions will begin on October 14th. In November we will keep the same times for Adult Formation and feature some awesome and fun TedTalks.


              The first Book Club meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 18th, from 5:30-7:00 P.M. Please contact Marilyn Cleland if you have questions or ideas.

St. Paul’s Community Garden


We have weekly garden work times for anyone interested in weeding, planting, watering, harvesting and fellowship. These will be on Tuesdays at 8:00 AM for about an hour. We will continue harvest until the garden naturally is frosted out, probably until Oct 20th or so. We have just planted some fall greens and we will have brussels sprouts, broccoli, collards, kale and winter squash to harvest through the end of October at least. 




The Children’s Choir rehearsals: September, Thursdays 6 PM

The Adult/Youth Choir rehearsals: Thursdays 7-9 PM.

Sunday morning warm up and anthem rehearsal: 10:15 AM.


Episcopal Relief Services – Hurricane Relief Funds


Those wishing to donate to relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Florence may find a donation page on the Episcopal Relief website,


Grace Place Meals


              NIU Grace Place campus ministry will be holding their worship night which includes a meal on Tuesday nights at 6pm for the fall semester. St. Paul's has been providing one or two meals most semesters for several years. If you are interested in helping provide a meal this semester in the latter half of October, please contact Jocelyn Prall at church or for more details.


Crop Walk


            The Sondra King Memorial CROP Hunger Walk to help those in need of food will be held on Sunday, October 14th. The walk will step off from the First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeKalb at 3:00 P.M. St. Paul’s will be a rest stop halfway through the longer walk and volunteers will be needed to distribute water and give directions. Please contact Henry Leonard or Rick Johns for more information. To make a donation or to register to walk, go to http://www.crophungerwalk/dekalbil

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