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November 27, 2019

Daughters of the King – The DOK is planning to make Christmas gift bags for those in our parish who are sick or homebound. We are inviting anyone who is interested to join in this project. There will be a collection box in the Guild Hall for small gifts of personal items, donations such as lotions, small food treats like candy, gum, cookies, socks, tissues, etc. There will also be a stack of Christmas Cards and note cards available and we are asking you to write a personal note to be included. December 1st – we will be packing the gifts during coffee hour and the bags will be delivered by volunteers.
The  Mitten Tree  is located in the Narthex, waiting for your donations. The scarves are from Carol Duncan. 

Search committee  will meet at 4pm on December 3rd (note change in time).

Save the date for the half-day Parish Advent Retrea t – Saturday, Dec 7, 2019

On December 8th, there will be a staged reading of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol  at 3:00 p.m. in the Guild Hall, followed by a traditional English Tea.

Christmas memorial poinsettia orders  are due by Monday, December 16th. Please place your order in the collection basket or send to the office.

Announcements, cont'd

All are welcome to join our Social Justice Book Club:   Next session is December 10, 2019.  Books provided – snacks provided. Currently we are reading “How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi. We meet at 6:30pm in the Guild Hall. For more information visit 
Mark your calendars today …..  Greening of the Church  will take place after service on December 22nd. We need your help!

Participants in the Liturgy
December 1, 2019
First Sunday of Advent

Celebrant/Preacher: The Rev. Philip F. Kunder+, Long Term Supply Priest
Parish Musician: Mark Peterson
Eucharistic Ministers: Nancy Suba, Linda Heitger
Lectors: Deb Shamlin, M.L. Schultze
Ushers: David Lewis, John Titmas
Greeters & Oblationers: Serena Thurin, Carol Sutek
Acolytes: David Rotthoff (C), Nancy Suba (A), Linda Heitger (T)
Healer: Douglas Colmery
Lay Eucharisitic Visitor:
Altar Guild: Barb Anderson
Weekly Cleaning: Beth Paynter
Closers/Counters: M.L. Schultze, David Rotthoff

Below: Pete Taflan and family celebrate his 98th birthday. Photo by David Rotthoff.

St. Paul's Mission Statement
St. Paul’s Church is a radically welcoming Episcopal community in downtown Canton,
grounded in faith, called by God’s Love to minister to the world.