October 15, 2020
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
No local service this Sunday, but a special service indeed

We will NOT conduct services on Facebook or in person this Sunday, October 18. Instead, the entire Diocese of Southeast Florida will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the diocese, and the start of the diocesan convention, with a special online Eucharist featuring both our own bishop, the Right Reverend Peter Eaton, and our Presiding Bishop, the Most Reverend Michael Curry.

The service will be at 10:00 AM. Join in by clicking on the St. Stephen's, Coconut Grove YouTube channel (at 10:00 on Sunday). https://youtube.com/c/StStephensChurchCoconutGrove
 

Musical worship this Sunday from St. Paul's

For those devoted to our 8:30 service and who still want to check in on Sunday, Tim and Dean have recorded a beautiful music offering. Go to the church Facebook page at 8:30 AM and click on the video that will appear at that time.

Did you know you DO NOT need to have a Facebook account to view the service or visit our Facebook page? Simply use the Facebook Page link to go directly to our Facebook page.

No word on the parish profile

We are still awaiting word from the diocese in Miami about our parish profile.
Sunday's Service

There is no service in the church this Sunday, but please join in the Eucharist celebrated by our bishop and presiding bishop at 10:00 AM. See the link above.

Covid-19 case trends permitting, Sunday services at St. Paul's will resume on October 25th.


Junior Warden's Report

By Greta Philips-Ford
Ken Bagge continues to work on filling the cracks around the church to help postpone the much needed structural repair to the main sanctuary. Our hope was that we would be able to have a priest in place to spearhead the capital campaign to repair the church. However, time continues to march forward and we cannot wait another year before we start the process.

Last week’s photo showed an issue that must be addressed before someone is hurt. We have received some bids for the work, all ranging in the $25,000 to $30,000 range - though as we know with construction projects, they may encounter other issues once they get into the project.

Please stay tuned for how YOU can help save and preserve the historic landmark that is our spiritual home.

In the meantime, thanks to the volunteers who have painted, scraped and used their carpentry skills for the benefit of us all.
I am re-running the photo of the “missing piece of wood” on one of the pews with the hope that someone may remember where this piece has been safely stored. 

The Saturday Volunteer work group has cleaned out several closets/sheds and has yet to come across it. If anyone knows where or who may know where the piece is please let us know so we can make the necessary repair to the pew.

This Saturday’s project for the Volunteer group will be to clean/organize the kitchen in the Parish Hall. All are welcome to help! Please join us at the church at 8:30 AM on Saturday.
Senior Warden Notes
By Ray Warren
If you have never heard our presiding bishop, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, speak, you must tune into the Eucharist noted above this Sunday at 10:00AM.

I first heard Bishop Curry when he was the Bishop of North Carolina at St. Peter's Church in Charlotte. Let's just say, it was an experience. At one point he paused (didn't finish, just paused) and, without prompting, the normally formal Episcopal congregation spontaneously shouted amen. You will too.
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I want to encourage you to submit your prayer requests to Tim for anybody who is ill, having a celebratory event or might otherwise want to be mentioned in the weekly bulletin and in this newsletter. We are giving out Tim's email because he is currently the editor of the weekly order of worship and the keeper of the master list. But you can also call the church office, write the church office or even write to me.

People will drop off the list after four weeks unless renewed and I want to make sure we're taking note of our fellow community members who need our prayers and with whom we can share moments of joy.
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One of the favorite holiday traditions at St. Paul's is the annual Christmas light Conch Train tour. The event is organized by volunteers. This year, Michelle Garcia, who has organized the tour before (thank you from the bottom of our collective hearts, Michelle) will not be able to do so.

Assuming that conditions allow (Conch Trains are outdoor spaces and masks are required) this won't happen without an organizer. If you are ready and willing to spearhead this event, please contact the office. (305-296-514 or by email.)
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Our prayers (and thanks) are with Susanne Woods and Don Curry who will be representing us at the Diocesan convention next week.
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A special shout out to Lisa Laskow who has helped organize the readers of morning and evening prayer to cover next week while Bruce Hagemann is away. All of the readers perform an amazing and dedicated service for the parish every week. Thank you Samantha Hall, Bruce Hagemann, Sarah Hall, Mary Simmons, and, of course, Lisa for being faithful in that ministry.
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Thank you for your continued financial support of St. Paul's. This is our leanest time of the year and your faithfulness is more important than ever. Please remember that we don't have a service this week and that will have fiscal impact.

Church mailing address: 401 Duval Street, Key West FL 33040. Pledges and offerings can be mailed here or made electronically at the church giving page.

Contacts:

Sr. Warden Ray Warrenseniorwarden@stpaulskeywest.org

Jr. Warden Greta Philips-Fordjuniorwarden@stpaulskeywest.org

Epistle Editoreditor@stpaulskeywest.org

Church office (and administrator Lisa McCarthy): info@stpaulskeywest.org

Church office phone: 305-296-514

Tim is Taking A Well Deserved Break, But the Magic is Available

Our amazing music director, Tim Peterson, has ended his popular weekly music program to work on other projects. Look for more musical offerings from Tim in the coming months. In the interim, you can find prior weeks recordings of Tim’s concerts on St Paul’s Facebook page, or on YouTube.

We Pray Each Day

Daily Morning and Evening Prayer is being offered on Facebook Live at 730 AM and 5 PM on weekdays.

To join in the prayers via Facebook, go to the church Facebook page at the appropriate time and look for the window showing that "St. Paul's Key West is now live." Then click on the window.

"Like" us and turn on live notifications to get a reminder whenever we are offering prayers.

Please pray this week for healing for

Freddy Varela
Betty Curry
Sherri Hodies' daughter, Brittanny
Beth and Jon Peterson

We pray for the departed and their loved ones:

David Ford, Sheila Taylor, Dink Bruce and Ena Haughton.

"Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servants"

(Send your prayer requests to Tim@stpaulskeywest.org for future publication and to be included in the Sunday service. By default, requests will be listed for four (4) weeks. But if the need continues, please let us know.)

We celebrate these October birthdays

Danielle Marsical 10/01
Peter Graniela 10/02 
Betty Topino   10/03 
Edward Cabrera 10/04
Richard Pischke   10/08
Fr. Lenworth Haughton 10/08
Aleida Alexander  10/10
Denise Grahamn   10/11
Tiffany Hendry 10/13
David Horan   10/14
Kim Grizzle-Malgrat 10/15 
Katherine Ward  10/17
Tom Bond  10/19 
Martin Hindsley 10/20
Julie Wallace 10/20
Ross Neagley 10/21
Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat 10/22
Eric Whiteside 10/23
Terry Garcia 10/25
CloeAnn Garrison 10/25
Shirley Sweeting 10/27
Stanley Kuzmech 10/28
Mary Simmons  10/28
Jan Malpass 10/29
Angela Richardson 10/30

(If your name is missing from this month's birthday list please send a note to info@stpaulskeywest.org so we can add it.)

We Celebrate October Anniversaries

Walter & Joanna Schmida 10/17, Tony & Barbara Tirman-Marcussen 10/25 
Reminders
Sunday school is canceled during the virus emergency.
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These communications are currently edited by Senior Warden Ray Warren. Send questions and comments to the editor here.