Archive for 2020

“The Day After, and Beyond” by Fr. Daniel

The day after the General Election has been less decisive than the parties had hoped. What IS clear is that the results so far confirm how deeply divided our country is. While robust differences are healthy for a democracy, no one would argue that this is a healthy time in ours. This goes beyond any […]

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  November 4, 2020   No comments

Donna’s Story

Sometimes you are given exactly what you need but you are not aware of it. I was an occasional participant in the Wednesday mid-week service at St. Paul’s before COVID. An older parishioner who routinely attended this service was invited to try the service again as protocols were in place for a limited group to […]

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  October 26, 2020   No comments

Vestry news: October 28, 2020

Last week we gave you a quick rundown of what a Vestry is, and how members are chosen. If you missed reading our rundown, here is a repeat! We are also including the link to our description of the position of vestry person. Current vestry members: Carol Custus, Wally Frey, Mirella Gonzalez, Diane Jellerette, Ryan […]

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  October 26, 2020   No comments

St. Paul’s Virtual Silent Auction

Thanks to the many, many people who donated items, sponsored our efforts, made cash gifts, and bid on items in St. Paul’s first Virtual Auction. Congratulations to all successful bidders! The preliminary estimate is that we’ve netted just over $12,000 for the support of St. Paul’s mission. But, it doesn’t have to be over quite yet! […]

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  October 20, 2020   No comments

Vestry news: October 21, 2020

Your Vestry is working to remove any mystery about what a Vestry is, what it does, and how Vestry members are chosen. In the Episcopal Church the governing body of a parish has several parts: the Rector/Provisional Priest in Charge; the four officers; and the nine vestry members. The four officers are: two Wardens (Terri […]

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  October 19, 2020   No comments

A Note from Steve McCay

New beginnings are bittersweet, as a beginning usually means there is an ending first.  I am excited about the chance to live full time in the town Luke and I love so much, as well as the prospect of a slower, less stressful existence where we two can pay more attention to one another.  All […]

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  October 19, 2020   No comments

“One Person at a Time” by Ginny Balser

When I joined the Race and Social Coalition after retiring from teaching two years ago, I had no idea how important that group would become in my life, particularly in the last six months and particularly in the days of Covid. It has been sustaining to meet with the Coalition every Wednesday to discuss the […]

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  October 11, 2020   No comments

“Letting the Anchor Down” by Fr. Daniel

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been part of several conversations across the range of the political spectrum. The sides have convictions that run deep, sometimes even hot. In one conversation my friends remarked that they were fine with political differences, but that politics did not belong in church. I am deeply familiar with this […]

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  October 7, 2020   No comments

Mask Ministry at St. Paul’s

This week, Lucas and Gavin Kopreski (pictured) spoke with Ryan (their dad) and St. Paul’s parishioner Brian McGunagle over Zoom. The topic: the ongoing community ministry of mask-making and distribution at St. Paul’s. Ryan: My first question, and I’ll start with Lucas, is: what is the goal of the mask ministry? Lucas: To spread masks around […]

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  October 6, 2020   No comments