A message from the Interim Rector:
The Third Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 7th, 2o21

9 AM: Holy Eucharist in the sanctuary with organ and choir. The Rev. Daniel Kline is preaching and The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle 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: Hidden Figures in The Episcopal Church - a lecture given by Livi Stites, Louella Whitaker, and The Rev. Dan Kline on important Black Episcopalians from history. More information available below. 11 a.m. on Sunday, 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.

As we are going to print, I just heard from parishioner, Wendy Bolas that her father passed away last night. Don Jr. and Wendy were by Donald's bedside at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Don had a challenging year of debilitating illness. We are making funeral and memorial plans this weekend and can announce something on Sunday. Please remember him and his dear family as they mourn and celebrate a life well-lived.

O God of grace and glory, we remember before you this day
our brother Donald. We thank you for giving him to us, his
family and friends, to know and to love as a companion on
our earthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compassion,
console us who mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate
of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue
our course on earth, until, by your call, we are reunited with
those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Albert Ogle
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. 
-Covid 19 Clergy Conversations with a distinguished health care panel. Excellent information as we prepare for part 2 on singing and the virus planned for April 25th at 10 am.
Missed last week's service?

Albert Ogle explores how we look at scripture as Episcopalians
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!
Cooking for Outreach: Supplies Needed!

Please consider donating any of the following non-perishable food items as we package together meals in March and April!

  • Turkey gravy in a jar or powdered mix
  • Cream of mushroom soup 
  • French’s fried onions
  • Chicken broth
  • Stovetop stuffing 
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Canned mushrooms, carrots, peas, corn
  • Brownie mix and/or cookie mix

Please bring any of these items to the church, and drop off in the church narthex: just to the right of the door into the sanctuary. There is a bin marked "Cooking for Outreach Supplies." Many thanks for supporting this effort!

Congratulations to Andre Saunders, who recently became poet-in-residence at the Writers Matter Program at LaSalle University. Andre is a longtime member of our community, along with his family Van Williams and Stephen Stone. We are so proud of you! Read the full story here.
Parishioner Anna Marley gives a Zoom talk on Henry Ossawa Tanner, African-American art pioneer, this Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Hidden Figures in The Episcopal Church: Join two choristers and graduates from our recent confirmation class, Livi Stites and Louella Whitaker, and our Assistant Rector, Dan Kline. We will be discussing important Black Episcopalians from history: Pauli Murray, Barbara Harris, and Alexander Crummell. 11 a.m. on Sunday, with a Q&A to follow. -- Zoom link
Marisa Curcio is available to help you get connected, and she can be reached by e-mail at mcurcio@stpaulschestnuthill.org.
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