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
Dear St. Paul’s Community,
I am so happy and excited to be starting as your priest! Some of you have already met me, and some may have read about me in earlier newsletters. But I still have yet to meet many of you, and so I thought I would introduce myself here.
I am a recent graduate of Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) at Union Theological Seminary in NYC and a brand new priest (Sept 18!). I did the first one and a half years of my seminary education as a residential student in the city, and the second half of the three years post-pandemic from my home in Newburgh.
I am a psychiatrist with a career serving people in public institutions and writing and teaching about LGBTQ mental health. Before entering seminary I was the clinical director of Rockland Psychiatric Center, the state hospital serving the Hudson Valley.
My wife, Alleyne Fraser, and I have been members of St. George’s in Newburgh for twenty years. St. George’s raised me up and was my sponsoring church. Our daughters, Kennedy and Trinity, grew up in the church. Kennedy is in law school in Boston, and Trinity is in college at SUNY Purchase.
I am serving half-time at St. Paul’s and half-time at St. George’s in Newburgh. I will generally be seen physically in the office or around the neighborhood at St. Paul’s on the week leading up to a Sunday when I am leading the Eucharist. But you can reach out to me no matter which location I am in. My contact information is below.
We have an updated page on Facebook.
Visit us there