This Weekend with

St. Paul’s

September 03, 2023

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The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday Morning 9 am*

In the Sanctuary & streamed live online here & here.

* Note: our Sunday Morning Service moves to 10 AM starting next Sunday, September 10.

Followed by a Coffee Hour in the Pearson Room

Sunday Evening 5 pm

Celtic Evening Eucharist in the Pearson Room

Our Sunday Evening service remains at 5 PM all year

Celtic Eucharist reusable leaflet + this week's insert

New Schedule Beginning NEXT Week:

• The News from St. Paul's •

A Prayer for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

“We pray for a successful surgery and speedy recovery for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, and we pray for Bishop Curry’s medical team in his upcoming procedure.”

Our Sunday Morning Eucharist is at 9 AM tomorrow.

Next week on Sept. 10, Sunday morning worship starts at 10 AM and will remain at 10 AM until next summer. Also on Sept. 10, Rector's Forum resumes at 9 AM. Coffee Hour continues to take place directly after the morning Eucharist. Sunday School and our Homecoming BBQ will be the following Sunday, Sept. 17, further details below.

Our Evening Celtic Eucharist takes place Sundays at 5:00 PM. This will not change seasonally.

NEW items for our Little Free Pantry...

THANK YOU for your kindness (and the pasta!!) ❤ See below for a few new items to meet the needs of our community. We welcome donations of the below items, especially the bold ones, and any unexpired, unopened, shelf stable food items. As always we are heartened to spread Jesus' love to friends, known & unknown

Specific Items for our Neighbors

Antiperspirant for women (not deodorant)

Dry dog food (we are set on wet food thanks!)

Overnight diapers: size 5 T

PB and Jelly

Applesauce, canned fruit, fruit cups

Granola Bars, Breakfast Bars


Dried fruit and nuts

Canned meat, chicken, tuna, etc

Hand soap

Meals-in-a-box or bag, shelf stable

Mashed potatoes, instant or canned

Canned soups, stews, chili, ravioli

Canned beans, vegetables, low salt


Again and again,

Let us align ourselves,

With Love,

With the sweetness,

Of compassion, kinship, and community.

Let us align ourselves with God’s purpose

For ourselves, for humanity, and for our earth.

Betty Lou Bowles 4/4/23

September 17th at St. Paul's

Sunday School, Back to School Blessings, Homecoming BBQ!

After our 10 AM Sunday Morning service 9/17:

Homecoming Celebration!

We'll supply the grillables and buns; bring a side, dessert, or drink. Let's bid farewell to summer with a St. Paul's BBQ Potluck!

🚸 Sunday School for all ages is back Sept 17 during our 10 AM service! ⬆ Our Sunday School classroom is being refreshed for the new program year – and look who is waiting to greet you 💕

🎒 We loved last year's Backpack Tags! Get your new design on Sunday morning, Sept 17. Join us for Back to School Blessings and the first All-Ages Sunday School of the fall! Check out the 2023 design below ⬇

Something for every music lover . . .

We have CD's in the Pearson Room sorted by genre: take one or a bunch, and leave a free will offering in the cash box, donations go to the Rector's Discretionary Fund. Thank you! pictures below

Marty Taylor, faithful & beloved

We pray for the repose of the soul of our beloved friend Marty Taylor. Marty died after a short illness on August 1st, surrounded by his loving family. Please hold Sue and their family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Memorial Service at St. Paul’s on Saturday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m., a reception will follow.

While our Traditional Music Director & Organist, Kristin is on her summer vacation, a variety of musicians have shared their talents with us.

Tomorrow morning, Irina Georgieva joins us again as this week's guest organist.

Next week, Kristin returns to our 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist for the new program year. We missed you Kristin!

Coming up . . .

Seekers returns September 14th, meets weekly on Thursdays at 9:30 in the Pearson Room

Rev. Tuesday's Autumn Sacred Book Series begins September 19th, join the conversation via Zoom Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. - details and link to follow. No registration necessary.

Camp Washington Youth Fest!

Sept 16-17

for grades 8-12

Find out more and register HERE!

New Start Ministry has welcomed a wonderful new refugee family of 6 — What now?

Give a little of your time and make a big difference!

New Start Ministry is looking to fill SMALL roles in helping us support this family on their road to independence. These low commitment, flexible volunteer positions include providing a ride when public transit may not be available, or keeping the kids company while the adults are busy, and similar acts of kindness that individually are small but together make a big difference for this family and our volunteers!

Contact Susan Suhr to find out more by phone at 203-231-2992 or email at See how these opportunities to spread kindness can fit into your life. No commitments required and no pressure! Don't be afraid to ask questions, Susan is happy to answer 😊

'Busy Bags' at St. Paul's

Did you know 'Busy Bags' are available in the narthex? Busy Bags are individual bags of activities assembled with love by our volunteers for children to use during service. They offer quiet play options for those who might find it hard to sit quietly, and allow our kids to learn and entertain themselves without anyone missing out on worship! After worship, the bags are returned to their hooks. You can find the tote bags hanging beside the name tag area in the narthex.

Our Busy Bags have been refreshed ahead of the new program year! We have quiet activities for pre-k and up through grades 1-3. Pictured above: Arthur Fraioli looks over the new Christian activity books for the Busy Bags being assembled by his Babci, Kathy Baird, while visiting from DC this summer. Thank you, Kathy!

THANK YOU St. Paul's for a well-stocked cereal shelf!

The Woodbury Food Bank thanks St. Paul's for an AWESOME first month!

We will continue stocking the cereal shelf for three months so sometime later this month or in October, drop by the narthex with a couple boxes. And of course check the list below for other food bank needs. We're in great shape at present!

Woodbury Food Bank Adopt-a-Shelf: For three months, St. Paul's will 'adopt' the cereal shelf at the Food Bank! (Other donations are still greatly appreciated.) The Woodbury Food Bank serves about 100 families weekly. See below for the current list of most needed items. ❤

Extra veggies in your garden? The Food Bank will gladly accept fresh produce. Keep them in mind as you work in your garden and make your grocery list.

Donations for the Food Bank can be dropped off at St. Paul's Church in the narthex (church entry area) or at LaBonne's on Main Street

Day by Day – August - October

'Forward Day by Day' prayer booklets for August through October are now available in the narthex and by the parish hall entrance. Large print copies now available! Forward Day by Day is a booklet of daily inspirational meditations reflecting on specific Bible passages. The meditations are rich in substance and offer a wide range of witnesses and experiences. They are available in pocket size & large print versions, while supplies last!

• Become • Belong • Serve

See below for recent photos, community news, & our latest line up of weekly events!

We are happy to share your news of parish life here in E-Connections! New babies, anniversaries, pets, graduations, volunteer projects and more are welcome! Please send pictures and details to to be included. 

St. Paul's Prayer Circle

For confidential prayers or to participate in the Prayer Circle, contact Bev Deickler via email at

Names remain on the Circle's prayer list for one month, unless requests are renewed

In Faith & Gratitude . . .

Questions about your pledge or statement? Kindly email Amy with any questions at

Questions for our Treasurer? Nancy welcomes your questions, either at Coffee Hour or via a text or phone call (203-228-0474).

Have you picked up your box of Giving Envelopes?

You may have already noticed the boxed sets of Giving Envelopes on the bench in the narthex. For those who have not yet picked up their boxes, please do so this week before we bring them back upstairs. Thank you! If you would like a box but do not have one, have a box but do not need it, or have any other questions: contact our bookkeeper Amy Burton at

Al-Anon meets

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

St. Paul's is proud to be the meeting place for a very active Al-Anon group. Al-Anon Family Groups is a spiritual fellowship, not a religious one. People of any beliefs are welcome.

Meetings in the Pearson Room Wednesdays at 10:00 AM.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meets Monday Nights at 8 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. The purpose of AA is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics stay sober.

Need to talk? Call the local district of AA CT Answering Service at 203-755-2124 or call the national line 1-866-STEPS12. Click here to visit Alcoholics Anonymous CT online.

Rector's Blog Posts

Rev. Tuesday's blog posts are always available on our website including her monthly reports to the St. Paul's vestry. You'll also find her reflections on spiritual experiences and momentous events.

You can read them here!

Weekday morning Prayer

and evening Compline on Zoom

Join us on Zoom Monday through Friday for

  • Daily Morning Prayer at 7:30 AM
  • Daily Compline 8:30 PM

Click HERE to connect to Zoom!

Link to Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 489 161 8328

Passcode: 317Main294

Or you can call:

  +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 489 161 8328

Passcode: 6808513670

Leadership at St. Paul's — Vestry Members

Our current Vestry Members and Officers were elected at our Annual Meeting on Jan. 22, 2023 and commissioned at a ceremony during worship on January 29. Thank you all for your service.

2023 Parish Leadership:

  • People’s Warden: Julie Calkins
  • Property Warden: Russ Depace
  • Treasurer: Nancy Twinem
  • Clerk: Ron Hurt
  • Vestry: Wendy Brazauskas; Nancy Twinem; Russ Depace; Jack Barlow; Ron Hurt; Jock Lawrason; Heidi Szobota
  • Delegates to Convention: Marianne Daly; Julie Calkins. Alternate Delegate: Karen Nash

St. Paul's Parish Office Hours 2023


Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Appointments Recommended

Closed on Fridays, Saturdays, & Holidays

During office hours, appointments are recommended, but not required: hours may vary as needed (off-site meetings, lunch, etc)

For appointments and inquiries, contact Hannah Berg, our Office Admin via email at or by phone at (203) 263-3541. Note: replies may take one to two business days; emails generally receive quicker response than voicemails to the office.

For pastoral emergencies & urgent matters, call/text Rev. Tuesday directly at (503) 267-3028.

Please check the weekly calendar in your leaflet or the calendar on our website for the most up to date information.

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