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Weekly Update January 28, 2022: A Letter from the Rector
Despite last weekend’s icy weather, which certainly affected last week’s in-person attendance, it was great gathering again and seeing you all. You will find below a reminder about COVID-19 protocols regarding gathering at church this Sunday. You are invited to the Parish Update Meeting this Sunday as well, with options provided for attendance. I’m also including a reminder about stewardship and encouraging you to do what you can to help us reach about $100,000 more in pledges. Read George’s Letter
In this week’s Hope for the Journey, Fr. Javier reflects on the prayer practice known as lectio divina: “Practicing this kind of attention is counter-cultural. In a world of endless news cycles and constant distraction, I’ve found it to be an enriching and grounding endeavor.”Continue reading
Weekly Update January 21, 2022: A Letter from the Rector
At the writing of this letter there is some winter weather predicted for Friday. I hope you all stay safe and warm. We will be returning to in-person worship this Sunday. Below you will find the protocols to be followed. I also want to offer you the opportunity to hear a message I shared at our Annual Meeting. Join us as well for Adult Formation this Sunday either in person or virtually. Read George’s Letter
Hope For The Journey – A Conversation on Religion and Democracy
So an historian and a bishop walk into a room. Sounds like the beginning of a joke doesn’t it? But it’s not. Just a few days ago the historian Jon Meacham and Bishop Michael Curry sat down for a conversation on Religion and Democracy. I recommend it to you all. It is just under an hour in length, but well worth the time. As we look for Hope for the Journey in our time this will offer you a hopeful way forward. This link will lead you to an article from the Episcopal News Service. Scroll down through the article and you will find the video.
– Father George
“I’m trying to convey a feeling that’s true.”
In this week’s Hope for the Journey, Fr. Javier reflects on songwriting and the art of reading Scripture: “Sometimes, it is easier to find answers about how things work than to discover why things are the way they are… [Scripture] doesn’t always provide us clear answers, but it does help us ask better questions.”Continue reading
The Way Forward in 2022
On the day of our Annual Meeting in November, Fr. George delivered a message of resilience and gratitude, reflecting on how people stepped up in a time of change and uncertainty to carry on the mission of St. Paul’s. Listen again to who we are as a community and what we are poised to do in 2022 as we worship, serve, and grow together. https://youtu.be/y6kkgPNhyjw
Weekly Update January 14, 2022: A Letter from the Rector
Belated Happy New Year to you all. My family had the joy of spending the week after Christmas on Cape Cod and celebrating New Year’s Eve in Provincetown, Massachusetts with festive fireworks.
This week I’d like to give you an update on our COVID-19 protocols and also invite you to Adult Formation. For updates on Children’s and Youth Formation, I refer the families of our children and youth to the email updates you’ll receive from each of those ministries.
Weekly Update January 7, 2022: A Letter from the Associate Rector
As Fr. George mentioned last week, we will continue to worship virtually on January 9 and 16. In line with diocesan guidance regarding the surge of COVID-19 cases and the high transmissibility of the Omicron variant, we feel that it is best to press pause on indoor church gatherings for now. Read more about how this impacts Sunday worship and formation activities.
Start Date Changed: Adult Formation – Experiencing Grief and Loss and Exploring Our Mortality
This winter Adult Formation offering will be led by Holly Menard, an End-of-Life Doula now starting Wednesday January 12, 2022.Continue reading