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“A Glorious Mess” by Jake Street

It’s a strange time to be a choir director. Choral singing is not only one of the riskiest activities in person right now, but it’s also one of the toughest art forms to translate over the internet. Anyone who has tried to sing a round of “Happy Birthday” over Zoom knows it’s a glorious mess. […]

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  November 24, 2020   No comments

Connected Christmas at St. Paul’s

  “The heart of this parish beats strong, and I so look forward to celebrating this upcoming season with you, full of faith, hope, and love. God bless us all with eyes to see Christ coming among us, bringing disruptive and liberating good news for all people, and doing a new thing in our time.” […]

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  November 16, 2020   No comments

“Staying Grounded in this Time of COVID” by Ann Russell

Rituals can be powerfully grounding, inspiring, transformative…when mindfully conceived, authentically communicated, artistically executed. Or they can be repetitive OCD behavior, pretty much devoid of lively, meaningful metaphor and depth, disconnected from the very real challenges of life. At best, perhaps a comforting superstition Since my first experience of Compline at St. Paul’s in 2004, I […]

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  November 15, 2020   No comments

Regathering Update, November 11, 2020

Over the past two months, a St. Paul’s team convened by Fr. Daniel and led by Sandy Bria and Carol Custus, along with Marsha Dunn, Ryan and Elia Kopreski, Barbara McCabe, Terri Polley, Jake Street, and Anne Watkins, has worked to define the conditions and mitigate the risks of our regathering for worship in the […]

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  November 11, 2020   No comments

“Room for that and more” by Terri Polley

I so want to be a better person.  A more Christ-like person.  Every morning when I wake up and drink my coffee, read my morning readings and say my morning prayers, I resolve, again, to be just that.  I will remember today, I tell myself, that in every encounter with another living being, I will […]

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  November 11, 2020   No comments

Financial Update from the Wardens

In early August, we reported to you on the financial health of St. Paul’s and let you know that with the help of government relief through the Payroll Protection Act, through the benefit of volunteer efforts that resulted in cost savings, and with giving projections that remained on track at the time, St. Paul’s was […]

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  November 7, 2020   No comments

“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