A message from the Interim Rector:

Being Jewish on Good Friday - where to hide?
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 14th, 2o21

9 AM: Traditional Rite I Holy Eucharist in the sanctuary with organ and choir. Dr. Carroll Anne Sheppard is preaching and The Rev. Daniel Kline is celebrating. Music is led by Dr. Andrew Kotylo, Emily Amos, and St. Paul’s staff singers.  Bulletin and service link will come in a Saturday evening email and will be posted on Facebook on Sunday morning.

10 AM: Zoom Coffee Hour: Click here to join.

10 AM: Parents' Exchange: Click here to join.

10:30 AM: New! Godly Play Storytime: Click here to join.

11 AM: Adult Education Forum on Antisemitism: Medieval and Modern - Dr. Kara McShane is an expert on how medieval English Christian literature presents non-Christian religious belief and practice, especially medieval antisemitism. She is the Assistant Professor of English at Ursinus College, is a member of our Adult Choir, and leads St. Paul's Anti-Racism Book & Action Club. 11 a.m. lecture with a Q&A to follow. Join this Zoom call.

5-5:30 PM: Digital Lenten Retreat for Families and Friends with The Rev. LaClaire Atkins. Join us as we explore indigenous spiritual practices during Lent! Join this Zoom call.
Rest in peace, Ken Milner

What a lovely man Ken was! He loved St Paul’s and all his new friends at St Paul’s who compensated for the loss he felt at 101.

All my old friends are dead” he told me about two years ago. We all want to live as long a possible, but Ken was expressing that downside to living so long, but he never complained and was a smiling shining example of a generation who had given and sacrificed so much to create our modern age. His daughter Maureen spoke to me about what her father meant to her and the light and love he brought into so many lives. A fond memory is when we shared in celebration his 100th birthday as the Covid 19 lockdown forced us to be more creative with drive-by tributes, waves and kisses from our cars. We are still working out plans for celebration of Ken’s life, but here is prayer for him:

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of thy servant Ken, and grant him an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of thy saints; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Memorial Flowers for Easter

As we plan to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord on Easter Eve and Easter Day, we would like to offer the congregation an opportunity to remember and celebrate loved ones through our Easter flowers. We will be decorating the altar, choir stalls and the tent where we will celebrate the Great Fire of Easter and Palm Sunday. Please send us the names of your loved ones with your donation of $50 to help replenish the flower fund for 2021. These lilies and other flowers we use at Christmas end up as gifts to our homebound and members of the parish on our prayer list, so they are a triple blessing.

Please fill out the form with the names of those you would like to remember, and then follow this link (also below the form) to donate. There is also an opportunity for parishioners to join the Flower Guild and learn how to make simple yet beautiful flower arrangements (intergenerational experience for parents and kids!), and have fun preparing the church for worship. Everyone is welcome to join this important ministry, so please contact the clergy if you want to know more.
Nominating Committee:
Receiving Names For Positions

The Nominating Committee is open to receiving names for consideration for one vestry member and one delegate to the Diocesan Convention.

The vestry is the governing body for St. Paul’s Church responsible for developing policies and procedures according to canons and by-laws; ensuring that financial and organizational systems are in place; developing and managing the annual budget and communicating with the parish on a regular basis. The vestry term is for 3 years with an opportunity serve for a second term if elected.

The Delegate to the Diocesan convention represents the parish at the annual Diocesan convention by voting on the diocesan budget and other issues presented. The term is for 3 years.

If you know of a fellow parishioner that you feel is well-suited for vestry service or delegate or if you yourself feel called to this leadership role, please click here to email any nominating committee member. 
Missed last week's service?

Dan Kline reflects on the Lenten journey to wholeness.
During this time when most of us are not attending church services in person, we are offering a Virtual Collection Plate. Please contribute what you would normally have given each Sunday and help Saint Paul's continue its important work!
See what our sister parish is up to! St. Luke's Germantown began a faith-based gardening ministry last year called Good News Gardens. Read the Episcopal News Service's article about their ministry.
Barrett Arthur Brock Coleman was born on January 28th just after midnight to Beth (Starrantino) and Brock Coleman. Beth is one of our Godly Play Storytellers. Mom, Dad, and Baby are doing well. We look forward to his baptism and having another little member of our St. Paul's community! Please feel free to send them cards.

Antisemitism: Medieval and Modern
Please join us as we listen to Dr. Kara McShane on the topic: “Antisemitism: Medieval and Modern." Dr. McShane is an expert on how medieval English Christian literature presents non-Christian religious belief and practice, especially medieval antisemitism. She is the Assistant Professor of English at Ursinus College, is a member of our choir, and leads St. Paul's Anti-Racism Book & Action Club. Lecture at 11 a.m. followed by a Q&A. -- Join the Zoom call.
Marisa Curcio is available to help you get connected, and she can be reached by e-mail at mcurcio@stpaulschestnuthill.org.
Stay connected.