A Message from the Associate Rector:
This week, our LGBTQ+, Asian American, and Pacific Islander American siblings faced devastating news from Vatican City and Atlanta. In solidarity with these communities, we offer the following resources as sources of healing and expressions of our desire to continue to be a church that “strives for justice and peace among all people, respecting the dignity of every human being” (paraphrased, Book of Common Prayer, p. 305).
The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 21st, 2o21

9 AM: Traditional Rite I Holy Eucharist in the sanctuary with organ and choir. The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle is preaching and 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: Godly Play Storytime: Click here to join.

11 AM: Adult Education Forum on Journeying with Jesus through Holy Week - with Dr. Kyle Schiefelbein-Guerrero. More information available below. 11 a.m. lecture with a Q&A to follow. Join this Zoom call.

5 PM: FINAL 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.

5 PM: Choral Evensong: Live-streamed only with Dr. Andrew Kotylo, Emily Amos, and 8 staff singers performing works of Gabriel Jackson, John Sheppard, J. S. Bach, and more. Click here for live-streaming information, as it becomes available.
Rest in peace, Rev. Rob Davidson
St. Paul's mourns the passing of a beloved former member of staff

Rev. Rob Davidson passed away this week after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Rob had served faithfully as our Deacon and retired just over a year ago.

O Almighty God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, who by a voice from heaven didst proclaim, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord: Multiply, we beseech thee, to those who rest in Jesus (especially thy faithful servant Rob) the manifold blessings of thy love, that the good work which thou didst begin in them may be made perfect
unto the day of Jesus Christ.

And of thy mercy, O heavenly Father, grant that we, who now serve thee on earth, may at last, together with them, be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 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. Please fill out this form to send us the names of your loved ones, and then follow this link to donate $50 to help replenish the flower fund for 2021.
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. 
All essential staff of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church were offered the opportunity to be vaccinated at the Diocesan Clinic for Clergy and Church workers at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Germantown (one of our outreach partners). Click here to watch FOX 29's coverage of the event.
Missed last week's service?
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!

Journeying with Jesus through Holy Week
Soon we will encounter the holiest week of the liturgical year, moving from the joy of Palm Sunday to the sorrow of Good Friday and then again to joy in the Resurrection. Particular ritual practices developed early in the history of the Church to mark this special week, including the Easter Vigil. Join liturgical scholar Dr. Kyle Schiefelbein-Guerrero, Steck-Miller Assistant Professor of Worship and Liturgy at United Lutheran Seminary (down the street on Germantown Avenue), to participate in this journey through time and practice. 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.