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Join Us for All Saints Sunday
November 5th, 2017,  10:30 AM
 
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The Rev. Ed Bird, Presiding

A ssisted By: The St. Paul's Adult/Youth and Children's Choirs, Organ and Piano
  
Children's Choir Leads Hymn: 
I Sing A Song of the Saints of God
 
Offertory Anthem:  Gaudent in coelis animae 
Communion Anthem: God Be In My Head

No Adult or Children's Sunday School Today
9:30 AM Rector Search Survey Results Meeting in the Parish Hall


fall back daylight savings
Don't forget 
to 
mark your calendars!

Turn your clocks back an hour 
before you go to sleep 
Saturday, November 4th, 2017! 
 
Rector Search Committee Update  
  
Join us to share the Survey results, Sunday, November 5th,9:30 AM, Parish Hall.
 
The Church Assessment Survey is complete. Everyone in the congregation, especially Rick Johns who led this effort, deserves a big pat on the back. Our participation rate in the survey was well above the participation rate for the average church. Which means that we are all taking this seriously.
  
Both the Search Committee and the Vestry met with Diocesan staff on Tuesday 10/24 to go over the survey results. We learned that we are a high energy and adaptable congregation. 

We also learned that the top three things we are looking for in a new Rector are: Preaching, Strategic Leadership, and Pastoral Care. We also learned a great deal that we want to share with everyone.  

The members of the Search Committee will go over the results in detail at a meeting at 9:30 AM in Parish Hall on Sunday, November 5 before the service. There are many interesting and positive results that we have to share so please plan to attend.
 
The next task in the search will be the small group discussions each of which will include no more than six parishioners led by two members of the Search Committee. The Search Committee members will be receiving training for this role shortly. Further announcements will be made as to timing and sign up as soon as that is decided.
 
Now we need to maintain the momentum that we have established. We have made a wonderful start. Now we need to keep up the excellent work.
 
Dick Dowen

All Saint's Sunday, Remembrances, Worship Service, 10:30 AM,  November 5th, 2017
  
Join us in celebrating and mindfully mourning the saints in your life!  C reate a note, picture, drawing, poem, etc., as a symbol or expression of the saints in your life!  Additionally, pictures can be placed of those whom we remember as teaching and inspiring us in our faith. You may want to write a short remembrance or share a saintly quality embodied by a loved one.
 
Sunday worship
St. Paul's Adding the 
8:00 AM  Worship Service
to Sunday mornings! 
 
Twice a month, the second and fourth weeks of the month (See schedule below), beginning in November!  Sunday 8 AM Worship Schedule: November 12, 26 and December 10.

For December 24th, we will have two services, one at 10:30 AM, celebrating Advent 4. There will not be an 8:00 AM on 12/24.  The second service is celebrating Christmas Eve, at 6:00 PM.

   
900 Normal Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115 
Parish Office: (815) 756-4888 
Parish Fax: (815) 758-6140
The Rev. Edward T. Bird IV, Rector