Weekly Postings
The Daughters of the King  packaged a "care package" last weekend for our college students.
December 1- December 10, 2017
In This Issue

TUES. 11:45 AM

Advent begins this Sunday
Make an Advent Wreath
for your Home
Sunday, December 3, 
Drop-in  9 - 10:50 AM
Advent begins this Sunday, December 3. Join us in Tyler Hall from 9 - 10:50 AM to make an Advent Wreath for your home. All supplies will be provided, including wreathes, live greens, and candles. $10 donation.  YES, we will have Christian Formation Classes on the 3rd as well. We've designed this drop-in time to allow time for both activities.  We have supplies for 40 wreathes. Please RSVP to the parish office so that we can ensure we have supplies for all.

Advent Prayer Trees
Daughters of the King, an Episcopal Prayer Ministry, invite prayers for yourself and others. Attach your prayer request to the Advent Prayer Tree located in Tyler Hall or in the Narthex. For more information, contact Suzanne Pursley-Crotteau.
Celtic Services During Advent
Amid the busyness that leads us to our Christmas celebration, Saint Paul's offers an opportunity to approach this celebration in a more contemplative and meaningful manner. While our Sunday morning worship through scripture, song, and prayer is instrumental in our procession to Christmas, our Celtic Evening Prayer and Communion service will offer a more focused and quiet counterbalance to the frenetic and harried world about us. Each Sunday evening there will be a singular focus on the themes of the Advent season. Themes of Creation, Light and Darkness, Obedience, and Birth and Re-birth will be offered through quiet reflection, focused prayer, calming music, all the antithesis of what we find in the hustle and bustle around us.
Our Schedule This Sunday December 3

8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite I (no music)
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Continental Breakfast Tyler Hall

9:00 - 10:50 AM
Make an Advent Wreathe for your Home
Tyler Hall 

9:30 - 10:30 AM 
Christian Formation for all ages
10:30 - 10:45 AM 
Coffee & Conversation
Tyler Hall
11:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite II with the Saint Paul's and Canterbury Choirs 
Following 11  AM  Service 
Lemonade on the Lawn

5:30 - 6:15 PM
Celtic Evening Prayer and Communion
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Trolley Caroling
Lessons for This Sunday  are Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18;  1 Corinthians 1:3-9; & Mark 13:24-37.
This Sunday December 3
Rector's Discretionary Account
Your generous non-pledged offerings (cash and designated checks) on the first Sunday each month support our clergy's Discretionary Account. Frs. Muir and Jenkins use these funds to meet urgent needs within our community, to further the ministries of the church when other funds are not available, and to support community programs and institutions that serve those in need.

Adult Formation - Praying Over the News
Sundays, 9:30 -10:30 AM, Berlin Room 
Come join your clergy as we discuss our Christian response to current news stories.  
Christmas Pageant Children's Christmas Play
We are excited about our Godly Play Christmas Play at the 11 AM service on December 17, and we encourage all of our parish's younger children, ages 4 thru 10, to participate! Parents and grandparents, PLEASE CONFIRM with Fr. Jenkins by Sunday Dec. 3, if your child will participate. 

Please have your children attend the Godly Play formation program on Dec. 3 and 10, 9:30 AM -10:30 AM as they learn the Christmas story and explore its mystery and meaning. The children will rehearse the play in the church during the 9:30 AM formation hour on Dec. 17; meet the baptismal font. Call or email Fr. Jenkins today, please! 
Angel Tree 2

This Sunday, we will bless our Angel Tree gifts at our 11 AM service.   For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Kim Butler  at or (706) 833-8541. 

Celtic Evening Prayer & Communion
with Prayers for Healing 
Sundays, 5:30 PM

Keith Shafer, piano & Kathleen Chandler, vocals are our musicians this Sunday. 
Next Week December 4 - December 10
Tuesday's Music Live 
Tuesday, December 5, 11 AM and 12 noon

Tuesday's Music Live, 30th season continues Tuesday, December 5, with two free concerts by perennial favorites, The University of Georgia Accidentals at 11 AM and 12 noon. Lunch following the concert is sold out. 
Festival of Lessons and Carols
Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 PM, Sacred Heart
This year's Festival of Lessons and Carols is at 7:30 PM  on Tuesday, December 5, at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center. Under the direction of Keith Shafer, this year's musical guests include the Davidson Fine Arts Chorale, the Augusta University Singers, and a brass quintet and percussion. For further information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.sacredheartaugusta.org or call (706) 826-4700.
Angel Tree Shopping Adventure
Wednesday, December 6, 10 AM
Join us for the "Angel Tree Shopping Adventure" Wednesday, December 6, 10 AM . Volunteers will meet at Target on Robert C. Daniel Pkwy to shop for gifts and needed items for the party, and then enjoy lunch together at Atlanta Bread Company.  Please contact Kim Butler for more information on how you can get involved.
Poinsettias, Wreathes, and Christmas Brass

Wreaths and red poinsettias in the church are enjoyed throughout the Christmas season and additional professional musicians enhance our Christmas Eve services. If you would like to contribute toward the cost of Christmas Eve music, or give a poinsettia or wreath, please return the form found in Sunday's bulletin to the Parish Office. Requests may also be made on-line here or by e-mail the parish office , or on the website no later than Friday, December 15.
Angel Tree Breakfast & Party
Saturday, December 9, 9:30 AM, Tyler Hall
Make plans to join us for the annual Angel Tree Christmas Breakfast Party, Saturday, December 9 at 9:30 AM in Tyler Hall. We will enjoy a delicious home-cooked breakfast and celebrate with cookie decorating, story time, live music, and lots of fun and fellowship. There are many ways to get involved, and we welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities!  Click here for more information on how you can get involved in this beloved Saint Paul's tradition.  Please  contact Kim Butler  for more information or to volunteer. 
Augusta Choral Society Messiah Concert 
Saturday, December 9, 7:30 PM
The Augusta Choral Society will present selections from Handel's "Messiah" on Saturday, December 9, 7:30 PM at Saint Paul's Church. Joining the ACS will be Melissa Schultz, soprano; Sawyer Branham, alto; Richard Cook, tenor; The Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra and Keith Shafer, organist. Tickets are Adults/$35, Seniors/$30, Students & Military/$15. Tickets may be purchased online at  augustacs.org or by calling 706-826-4713.  Friends of ACS will host a reception in Tyler Hall after the concert. All are invited.
The Saint Paul's Choir needs basses
The Saint Paul's Choir needs basses. Could this be your contribution to our worship? Please contact Director of Music, Keith Shafer, and let him know of your interest. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 PM and Sunday mornings at 10 AM.
Looking Ahead 
Cornerstone Christmas Party
Sunday, December 10, 5-6:30 PM
EYC (grades 6-12) meets at Cornerstone next Sunday, 5-6:30 PM, for a Christmas Party hosted by Saint Augustine's, located at 3321 Wheeler Rd, Augusta. Festive threads encouraged! Contact Ranie Neislar for more information. 
Second Sunday Birthday Celebration
Sunday, December 10, 10:30 AM, Tyler Hall
Next Sunday is Birthday Sunday. Join us during "Coffee and Conversation" (10:30 - 10:45 AM) in Tyler Hall. ALL are invited to our brief but joyful celebration for all whose birthdays fall in December.

Welcome to Saint Paul's For Newcomers and Visitors
Sunday, December 10, 10  AM , The Parlor OR
Wednesday, December 13, 5:30 PM, The Parlor
New to the Saint Paul's community? Get your questions answered and meet some of our staff and parish leaders in an informal gathering in the parlor 10 AM, Sunday, December 10, or join us prior to our next fellowship dinner, Wednesday, December 13, 5:30 PM.
RSVP to Elisabeth in the Parish Office
Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner
Wednesday, December 13, 6-7 PM, Tyler Hall
Join us for our monthly fellowship dinner, Wednesday, December 13, 6-7 PM, in Tyler Hall. On the menu: turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls and dessert. $5 per person; $15 max per family. A reservation is not required; however, if you know you plan to attend, please RSVP to Todd Shafer.
News from the Diocese

 Click here to read this week's Diocese of GA Newsletter: From the Field 
December 2017
Are we missing your birthday?
Please contact the Parish Office to update our files.

Our "Second Sunday"  Birthday Celebration  will be December 10.  Please Join us. 


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