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November 2, 2017


·        The Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7pm . You are welcome to join us.
·       The Prayer Office of Evensong is offered every Friday at 5:30 p.m.
·        Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown date for distribution is November 18.
We need volunteers, food and money. If you can help sort, bag, or work sign-up on the web site )
or see Linda Kendrick. If you can help register on the 18 th call Marilyn Dickinson. For food donations please see grocery list on bulletin board, we especially need baked beans and apple sauce (not glass containers). For cash donations, make checks payable to Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown.
·        DOK will meet November 12 in the Library at Noon (after service).
·        Wednesday Morning Book Study will be starting a new DVD Series, “Embracing a Life of Meaning,” by Kathleen Norris. This is a five-series program presented at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. All are welcome.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church 226 3 rd St SE, Massillon, OH
Advent Brown-Bag Recitals & Holy Eucharist
Wednesdays in Advent
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
“Music for the Season”

December 6: Loren Veigel, Artistic Director, VOCI,
at The Univ of Akron
December 13: Jay Spencer, Organist
at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
December 20: W. Robert Morrison, Organist/Director at
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Canton
The recitals are free, but please bring canned or dry food for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

Christian Formation Opportunities:

·        Adult Bible Study continues at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays

November                      GRIEF & THE HOLIDAYS
                                          November 5, 12 & 19
Today is the first session of our Christian Formation Series “Grief & the Holidays.”   This three-week series is an excellent opportunity to learn about the grief process. Facing the holiday season can be one of the most challenging and difficult experiences following the death of a loved one. Come join your St. Paul’s friends today after Holy Eucharist for an hour of conversation and information of hope and healing. Today the focus is on how and why we grieve, the stages of grief and preparing for the approaching holidays by creating “My Personal Holiday Plan.” During the second session next week, we will explore the importance of taking care of ourselves while we grieve, accepting our personal limitations and re-defining our holiday expectations. This class will continue through November 19 th and will be taught by Jon Coventry, a licensed clinical counselor and member of St. Paul’s. Class is free and open to the public – bring a friend!
Participants in the Liturgy

Celebrant:  Rev. Erwin Smuda, Ph.D.
Parish Musician : David Carnell
Eucharistic Ministers:  Olivia Johnson, Nancy Suba
Lectors :  Teresa Dixon, Elizabeth Mapp
Ushers : Karl K. Roshong, Beth Paynter
Greeters : Rick & Barb Anderson
Acolytes : Greg Johanning (C), Deb Shamliln (A), Nancy Suba (T)
Oblationers : Rick & Barb Anderson
Healer:  Carol Sutek
Altar Guild : Tom Johanning
Weekly Cleaning : Marcia Enslen
Closers/Counters : Nicole Marcum, Teresa Dixon

Readings for November 5, 2017
The Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost

Joshua 3:7-17
1 Thessalonians 2:9-13
Matthew 23:1-12
Psalm 107:1-7,33-37

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed,
it's the only thing that ever has."

​- Margaret Mead