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July 2019

From Mother Barbara


I have a huge request to make of everyone at the Episcopal Church of St. Paul, at least for the next year or so, while I am acclimating myself to St. Paul's culture and how you do things, as I hope to learn how best to support you all in your various endeavors as God's people.  Please run all announcements, ideas for projects to enhance the life of the congregation, past me before sharing them generally with the congregation.  This will help me to understand how things generically flow from your ministries and the overall ministry of St. Paul's into the community.  I welcome everyone's observations regarding this and your feedback!  Thank you. In Christ, Barbara+


The St. Paul’s Choirs Schedule 


Will be singing with our worship services up through Pentecost. The choirs will be singing for Pentecost Sunday, June 9th and will then be off for the summer, returning for rehearsals Thursday, September 5th and Sunday worship services starting September 9th.

Garden Blessings

Have you checked out the Garden in back? The rain finally stopped long enough to plant!  Produce from the garden is brought to three of our area food pantries. The front beds have been planted with flowers and it's hoped that they can be used for altar flowers this summer. Flowers planted by sign by the road in front should be blooming through the summer.

Book Club

       Currently, the Book Club is reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book, Life Together. In June, there will be a meeting on             Sunday, 7/21, at 3:00 PM. The Book Club meets in the Conference Room. All are welcome to join.

Summer Programming

Movie Night will resume on Friday, July 26th with the movie, "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World".

    From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure. Entertaining for kids but also relevant and entertaining to adults.

Domino's basic Pepperoni or all cheese pizza provided once everyone arrives for a "head count."  Some soft drinks provided or BYO.  Let's assemble in the Parish Hall at 6 PM.  The movie runs about an hour and a half--should be fun!


Adult Formation will study The Book of Revelation through a series of discussions and video presentations of the work of two prominent scholars: Elaine Pagels, author of "Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation," and the Rev. Michael Battle's, "Heaven on Earth: God's Call to Community in the Book of Revelation," from 9 AM to 10 AM, beginning June 16th,in the conference room. It would be helpful though not required, if participants get a copy of Elaine Pagel's book to read along with discussion.The course will run about 8 sessions.




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.


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St. Paul's is an affirming and inclusive Christian community!


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!  All are welcome, no exceptions! 

Adult/Youth and Children’s Choirs Resume