St. Paul's Episcopal Church



301 E. Stuart Street, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970-482-2668
Email: office@stpauls-fc.org - Website: www.stpauls-fc.org
Your Stewardship Team

Your Stewardship Team is so very grateful for the spiritual and financial support that St. Paul’s members have offered up in prayer and Inspired by the Spirit in 2018. Thank you! A letter of invitation to make a pledge for 2019 is now being distributed to Parishioners, offering a time to reflect on the spiritual nourishment and blessings we have received this year. The Holy Spirit’s steadfast presence in and through all that is St. Paul’s has been so manifest in the life of this Parish Community of Faith. How else can we explain both the rest and renewal we have experienced while we have been here at Trinity Lutheran on our journey together this year? Remember: we can turn in our pledge card ahead of time by placing it in the offering plate or mailing it in, giving us a head start!
Contemplative Art

Adult Ed., Sunday, November 25, and Sunday, December 9,
10:30-11:15 am in the Sun Room

Experience Contemplative Art with Elaine Hild, Brianna Van Dyke, Judy Matthews and Laurie Gudim. We will discuss prayerful silence as the ground of contemplative creativity, have a little “how-to” introduction, check in with one another, then invite our creativity into a shared silence. Write, create art, and be in silence with everyone. We will have art supplies and writing materials available, but you can also bring your favorites – knitting, sewing, painting, or any other art form that you love - and, of course, your journal.
St. Paul's Evensong

Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, Evensong, planned for November 28, has been postponed until early in the new year.
Thanksgiving "Dinner Kit" Drive for Homeward Alliance :

This Sunday, November 18 , please help us at 8:30 am to move food from the narthex to the Fellowship Hall. At 10:15 am help us organize the food into separate grocery bags for 19 dinner kits. Then load bags into a vehicle for transport to the Murphy Center.

Tuesday, November 20, at the Murphy Center, are there one or two people to unload bags of food from 3:30-4 pm, and/or, from 4-6 pm, help distribute the bags of food at the Murphy Center (along with turkeys from the Food Bank) and assist with carrying food bags and/or turkeys to recipients vehicles if they request help? Some of the families will be picking up their own food and some will be picked up by a member of their One Village One Family “village”. Sign up with Judy Matthews 970-223-4080 for the Tuesday slots.
FFH November 11-18

Sincere thanks to all who signed up for this next FFH rotation. Check with Marianne Lutton for slots that still need to be filled. This work is a blessing to people who really need us.
St Paul’s Giving Tree

provides much needed supplies to the Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center in Fort Collins. All the needed items can probably be found in the grocery store.

About Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center : We are an inspiring example of a successful public/private partnership. In 1994, a community task force began meeting to find a better way to serve children involved in child abuse investigations and their families. It is our job, as adults, to shine light on the issue of child sexual abuse. When a child is brave enough to tell his or her truth here at the CAC, it is up to us to make sure that this small voice is heard.  As we know, child sexual abuse thrives in secrecy, and Voices Carry signifies the courage necessary to speak up.

On Sunday , November 25, we will have a tree in the narthex. Please take a tag off the tree and return the item  unwrapped  no later than Monday, December 17. If you have any questions ,please contact Joan Stephenson . Thank you for your support!
 
Also if anyone is available to help put the tree together , please come. We are meeting on Saturday , November 24 at noon at Trinity. Come in the side by Rev Lyn’s office.
Sunday Morning Coffee Hour

St. Paul’s and Trinity parishioners have the opportunity to get to know each other a little better by sharing the coffee station and the food table on Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall. Coffee makers are on the west side of the Fellowship hall. Donuts and other snacks are on the tables in front of the white storage cabinets at the south end of the room. We will be using the compostable cups from Trinity - please place them in the blue trash can with the round hole in the lid.

Also - the St. Paul’s bulletin board, with current announcements and sign up sheets is now located in the northeast corner of the Fellowship Hall.
Fort Collins Now Has Its Own
Poor People's Campaign

Come to the Poor People's Hearing - Fort Collins · Hosted by  Colorado Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Rev ival
 
This Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:30–5:30 pm

"No War, No Warming -
Transitioning an Economy of War to an Economy of Peace”

This Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1-3:00 pm

Rev. Shawna Foster, minister at Three Rivers Unitarian in Carbondale, CO, will lead a discussion on the interconnection between militarism, poverty and climate change, and explore ways to promote the Poor People’s Campaign in Northern CO. Rev. Foster is a member of About Face: Veterans Against War, and on the national steering committee of the Poor People’s Campaign.   Free and open to the public.

Fort Collins Unitarian Church, 1815 Yorktown Ave., Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
Celebrate Our Celebrants

Join us Sunday, December 2 at 10 am to celebrate the retirement of Jim Visger as the deacon of St. Paul's. A light breakfast will be hosted.

Join us Sunday, December. 16 at 10 am to celebrate Rev. Lyn Burns and her service to St. Paul's. A light breakfast will be hosted. Any questions? Contact Beth Etter
Christmas Worship Services

Children’s Pageant – Monday, December 24, 1:30 pm
Midnight Mass – 10:30 pm
Christmas Day Service – 10:30 am (followed by a Festive Lunch)
 
Christmas services of all three Faith Communities will be published in the December calendar.
Christmas Day Festive Lunch
 
St. Paul’s is organizing a Festive Lunch at noon on Christmas day after our Christmas Day service. Everyone is invited – whether you wish to come for a cup of eggnog and snacks or to eat a full meal. There will be a variety of Christmas and non-Christmas dishes, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian dishes. Please join us with your friends. If you are able to contribute to the lunch in any way, there will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex this Sunday. Any questions, please contact Rev. Lyn
From Jacki Petrino
We are collecting items for needy children ages 0-14 who live in Loveland's Lago Vista Mobile Home Park through Lago Vista Neighbor project . We seek to collect UNWRAPPED gifts for boys and girls by the first Sunday in December.
1. A fun toy in the $15-20 range
2. An educational item (book, puzzle, game, arts and crafts or science item)
3. A book of any sort
Cash donations are also welcome and someone else will buy items for you! If you have questions, please contact Margaret Wick , 330-224-6305 (cell).

As always, if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me
Trinity Book Group

Members of Mary of Magdala and St. Paul's are invited to join with the Trinity book group on Monday, December 3, at 9:30 am in the Fireside Room for a discussion of Calypso" by David Sedaris. This is a non-fiction book in which the author sets his powers of observation towards middle age and mortality. Questions? Call Nadine Hunt at 970-825-3730.
In Search of Wholeness - An Exploration of Our Mystical Origins

The adult education program of Mary of Magdala will host 2 Advent soup suppers: Sunday, December 2 and Sunday, December 9 after Mass. Speaker Rick Klein will weave together the lives and teachings of four modern mystics to create a fabric upon which we can trace our unique spiritual paths within the common spiritual journey of all humanity. Our journey will glean insights from the Native American mystic Black Elk; contemplative and feminist mystic Beatrice Bruteau; Jewish mystic Etty Hillesum; and priest and environmental advocate Thomas Berry. Please join us for nourishment of both body and soul.
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Three Wonderful Retreats
at Cathedral Ridge

Retreats give us permission to slow down, to listen, to find inspiration, and to recenter ourselves. Consider an Advent Retreat with Rev. Christy Shain-Hendricks, and, in January, a Women and Girls retreat or a Father and Son retreat. Check it out here!
Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers

Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers , under the directorship of Ann Bunyan, will offer a brilliant luminescence of song. Angels, bells, wise men, noels, and Mr. Grinch will be highlighted in the music of Byrd, Philips, Victoria, Warlock, Poulenc, Arvo Pärt, and Pentatonix. Hear the light of song shining in works by Ticheli, Culloton, Runestad, and other composers. A Cuban folk song, Moses Hogan spiritual, and the Appalachian Gospel hymn Will the Circle Be Unbroken continue the glowing celebration.

  • Sunday, December 2 at 3 pm, King of Glory Lutheran Church, 2919 Wilson Ave., Loveland;
  • Sunday, December. 9 at 3 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 531 S. College Ave., Fort Collins.

Admission at the door: $18 adults; $5 students.
Remember These Opportunities:

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY The next Build Dates are November 17 and December 8. For more information and to sign up, contact Gray Currier

PLEASE HELP ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS. Join the Murphy Center in proclaiming December 8th as Homelessness Awareness Day in Fort Collins . P ease consider 1) purchasing tickets to the Mission to Hope Walk (Morning) or the Murphy Center Community Dinner (Evening), 2) sponsoring a guest of the Murphy Center to attend the Walk or Dinner, 3) buying a table at the Dinner, 4) creating a walking team for the Walk, and 5) donating to support the event. For more information go HERE

BETSY PURNA'S HIMALAYAN SINGING BOWLS will be in the Sun Room each first Saturday of the month, 3:30-5 pm, and each third Saturday, 10:30 am-12 pm.

2018 RICHARD HAGEN LECTURE: “Radical Hospitality in a Time of Fear” Monday, November 19, First United Methodist Church, 6:30 pm.
"The Greatest"

"In every one of our moments we have opportunities to serve one another.”

Laurie Gudim at Speaking to the Soul . See full reflection HERE .