November 8, 2019
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
St. Paul's at Fantasy Fest
Thanks to the heroic efforts of parishioners Ray Warren, Patrick Mobley, Sarah Kindinger and Kip Colligan, St Paul’s carried on the tradition of hosting its annual Fantasy Fest fund-raiser. Mouth watering treats and beverages fed the hungry crowds and seating gave ticket holders the best parade view in town. Thanks to all for stepping in at the last minute and making this event a success. As in years past, all pr oceeds will go to support church operations.
Blessing of the Animals
On Sunday Oct 6th, we celebrated the Feast of Saint Francis with the Blessing of the Animals. Parishioners and friends brought in a variety of God's creatures, all were welcomed - and all blessed! View photos here
Music Notes xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Tim Peterson
Good news! The organ chimes, in serious need of repair, are instead all being replaced with a newer set. They look beautiful and are in much better shape than the ones we had. We also gratefully received another parishioner donation to help offset the cost of shipping, installation, and electrical upgrades for the blower.

New chests will be installed during this month (HOPEFULLY!). However, not all of the pipe work will be ready for installation. We will get back all of the pipes removed from the old chests. They have been revoiced, cleaned, and "racked" for the new chests.

The parish choir has returned in fine voice. New members are welcome. Rehearsals are Saturdays 10 - 11:30 AM in the choir room. We also meet Sundays at 8:45 AM to practice for the 9:30 service. Join us!
Southernmost Chamber Music Society
A New Season Begins
Operating under the umbrella of St. Paul's, SCMS is launching its 3rd season on Nov. 21st at 7 PM with, A Fall Potpourri, featuring all 10 Southernmost artists with voices, piano, flute, violin, viola, cello - we’ve even got a harpsichord! From Schubert to Chaminade and Handel to Sondheim, this will be a delightful fall musical potpourri. Join us in the freshly painted Parish Hall (thanks to volunteer painters Tim Peterson and John Baird) with our new stage and expanded seating. The concert will be followed by conversation with the artists and complimentary wine and light fare. Tickets available here
Centennial Celebration
Save The Date & Watch for More News!
The afternoon of February 1, 2020 has been set for the Centennial Celebration, marking the 100th anniversary of the fourth church on our campus. (The first and third were taken by hurricanes and the second by fire.) This will be a family event open to church members and the community. We are looking for volunteers. If you would like to participate in the planning and execution of the event please contact the office 305-296-5142 or email sakindinger@gmail.com
Memorial Bricks
Deadline Approaching
To memorialize your loved ones, you are invited to purchase personalized bricks, similar to the sample in the photo below as a legacy for a family member, friend, pet, or even to honor a business. The deadline for orders is Nov. 30, 2019. Sales to date have been encouraging - Here's a touching inscription ordered this past week:

IN MEMORY OF JAMES & ANNA H. BAILLOU  
M. 13 MAY 1880  

The brick was purchased by their great granddaughter, in memory of their marriage at St. Paul's in 1880.

Proceeds will be used to fund the Centennial Celebration commemorating 100 years of our current church building, the 4th on this site.
The 4" X 8" bricks are similar to the current bricks in the Memorial Garden. Each may contain up to 3 lines and up to 18 characters per line. The cost for each is $100. In addition, you have the option of ordering Donor Tiles, 1" ½ x 3" replicas of your donation, for $25 each, as well as Donor Certificates for your home or office for $12.
 
Place your order here and complete the information form. You will then have the option of paying by credit card or check. Any unused proceeds will go to the Memorial Fund.
For questions, contact Sarah Kindinger  sakindinger@gmail.com
Know Your History
Centennial Committee History Q & A
Building on last month's history question about our tile floors:
Where and when was the St Paul’s Cuban Tile made, who designed it, and who laid it?
Reminders
Sunday school, 9:30 AM, Holy Innocents Hall, Upstairs
Adult Forum - On hiatus until Advent
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