Advent is the beginning of New Year in the Church, a time of anticipation and a time of preparation. It is also a time to look back, and reconnect with where we have been and where we are. It is also a season where we have Wednesday Supper Programs. This year the Formation Committee has planned a different type of Advent series. It will be a series based on our Renewal Works Program undertaken last year. You remember Renewal works! We came away from Renewal works with five areas of Attention:
- An Instructed Eucharist (we had this April 30th)
- Musical Diversity: Most easily experienced with the Caribbean Hallelujah
- Embedding the Bible in Church activity and everyday life. Our new Tuesday Bible Study group is one example of this.
- The Daily Office Our committee meetings start or finish with one of the Daily Offices: Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer or Compline.
- An Anglican Tutorial We have had the program on Tradition, and this season we will discuss Reason and Scripture.
OUR ADVENT SUPPER SERIES 2017:
When: Wednesdays: December 6th, 13th and 20th
How it Works: Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex, and people sign up to attend, some bring soup, some bread and others juice.
We meet at 5:30 for food and fellowship followed by the topic for the evening (see below). We conclude the evening with Compline.
December 6th: Renewal Works Reviewed and Renewed: Aleen Josephs Clarke, our Renewal Works facilitator will take us back through the process that resulted in our five topics and we will see where we are and where we want to go with these areas of focus
December 13th: Anglican Reason The thinking behind our Church from its beginnings to today, presented by Warden Mark Debald
December 20th: Anglican Scripture Father Tyler will talk about Anglican handling of scripture and the “via media” or middle road chosen by Anglican theologians and philosophers over our denomination’s 500 year history.
I hope to see you there!
Formation Committee Chair
Saturday, October 22
Concert at 4pm by the Recorder Ensemble from St. John’s Lutheran Church (freewill offering)
Dinner at 5:30pm prepared by CIA students
Spiced Parsnip soup
Chicken Breast with an apple sauce paired with potatoes & seasonal vegetables
Rice pudding with apple/berry compote
Hot Spiced Apple Cider
Children 5-12: $8
Children under 5 – Free
St. Paul’s photo directory
The dates have been set with Life Touch for a new St. Paul’s photo directory.
Thursday July 21: 2pm-9pm
Friday July 22: 2pm – 9pm
Saturday July 23, 10am – 5pm
The plan is to get us a new directory by late September/October 2016.
You’ll be hearing more about making appointments to have your pictures taken over the next few weeks
We have an updated page on Facebook.
Visit us there
Support St. Paul’s Food Pantry
Help Needed Now More than Ever
At this stressful time, with more people out of work as a result of the corona virus business closures, more people are coming to St. Paul’s Food Pantry in need of food for themselves and their children. So it logically follows that more donations are needed for the pantry to keep up with supplies to meet the demand.
The safest way for you to provide food essentials during these “stay at home” days is to send a check to St. Paul’s with a note that the money is to be used to buy food. Your donation will help pay for what the pantry buys from the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, the coop with the lowest prices to be found. Plus every week a volunteer buys 40 or more loaves of sandwich bread. Freihofer’s Bakery Outlet is now closed, and the cost of bread at the grocery stores is double what we were paying before.
Also, our volunteers need supplies to help keep them safe as they prepare bags of food for our clients. As I write this, there is a need for hand sanitizers.
Please do what you can to help our neighbors in need, now more than ever.
Thanks to all who are remembering to send in their weekly or monthly pledge payments to St. Paul’s. We were able to deposit $2100 this past Monday.
We count on Mondays so please remember to either mail or drop your pledge in the mail slot so that it will be there for counting. Most importantly please stay well. Blessings to all.
–St. Paul’s Treasury Team
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