The BIG Picture St. Paul's
November 29, 2018
Above: On Sunday, November 25th, at St. Paul's, Mrs. Judy Hall performed the Suite in A minor by G.P. Telemann Air 'a l' Italien and Come Worship God this Holy Day by M. Bedford (Music Director Bill Kendrick in foreground). Photo courtesy of David Rotthoff.


Christmas memorial poinsettia orders are due by Monday, December 17 th .
Please place your order in the collection basket or send to the office.

Remember to sign up for the Study Groups, beginning today (after Worship Service in the Guild Room) and Wednesday evening 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
A gentle reminder:  Cash is collected the first Sunday of every month for St. Paul’s discretionary fund.

Upcoming events:  Mark your calendar!

Sundays: 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Inwardly Digest Study Group
​Wednesdays:  10 am Book Club
                        6:30 – 7:30 pm The Way of Love Study Group (6 pm meal)
Thursdays: Choir practices at 7 pm 
Fridays: At 6 pm join us for Evensong.  
November 30: 4th Friday Family Fun – “Incredibles 2” movie
December 1: Parish Advent Retreat 9am – 3pm
December 2: First Sunday of Advent (Advent Carols & Lessons)
December 4: Search Committee meets 6pm
December 5: Concert & Compline 7pm
December 9: DOK meets after worship
December 11: Christian Formation meets 5pm
December 15th is our H.O.T. meal for December. See the needs list in the hall.
December 17th: Vestry meets at 6 pm

Scriptures for December 2, 2018
First Sunday of Advent

Jeremiah 33:14-16
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Luke 21:25-36
Psalm 25:1-9

Participants in Sunday's Liturgy

Celebrant/Preacher: The Rev. Philip F. Kunder+, Long Term Supply Priest
Parish Musicians: William Kendrick, David Carnell
Eucharistic Ministers: Karl K. Roshong, Douglas Colmery
Lectors: David Lewis, Elizabeth Mapp, M.L. Schultze
Ushers: Serena Thurin, John Titmas
Greeters & Oblationers: Janet Cassler, Nancy Suba
Acolytes:  Deb Shamlin (C), Greg Johanning (A), Karl K. Roshong (T)
Healer: Beth Paynter
Lay Eucharisitic Visitor: Carol Sutek
Altar Guild: Susan Phillips
Weekly Cleaning:  Beth Paynter
Closers/Counters: M.L. Schultze, Teresa Dixon

A Message from Father Phil

Greetings in Christ!

Sunday, December 2 nd begins a new liturgical year!

On Tuesday, January 1 st , we begin a new calendar year!

Our lives can be filled…actually “over-filled” with things to do, with not enough time, nor energy.

Nevertheless, I would like to invite and challenge ALL the members and friends of the parish to be actively engaged in two very inter-related opportunities for Spiritual formation. This is the time when we can go back to the basics and discover (or re-discover) the importance of being centered in Christ. When this occurs, everything we do flows from the Book of Common Prayer and the Way of Love practices of Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go and Rest!! And as that old commercial goes it is hoped that you might say….Mikey…he likes it! (no connection to the PB!!).

Taking the lead of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, inviting US to engage in the Way of Love, comes to build upon Bishop Curry’s previous emphasis on US, as Episcopalians, being part of the Jesus Movement!

The two opportunities are reading together Inwardly Digest…the Prayer Book as a Guide to a Spiritual Life (BOCP). This is THE opportunity for a refresher or first time journey into the foundational piece of Episcopal/Anglican Spirituality and Ethos!  

This class begins on SUNDAY, December 2 nd following Mass in the Guild Hall (other side of Choir area). We have 15 copies of this book. They cost $18.00 each. Scholarships are available to cover the full cost, if needed. Please see Fr. Phil+. If more time is needed, that will be negotiated by the group, in addition to the group extending the time period on each Sunday, by mutual agreement.
On WEDNESDAY’S, BEGINNING December 5 th , we start our journey in the WAY OF LOVE-Practices for Jesus-Centered Life—Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. Our Wednesday opportunity will begin at 6pm with a BYOD (Bring your own dinner), with the classes beginning at 6:30-7:30pm If more time is needed that will be negotiated by the group, in addition to the group extending the time period on each Wednesday, by mutual agreement.

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR EACH CLASS, so we have enough books (and more can be easily ordered) and to know how many other printed materials are needed---thanks for your cooperation. More details will be forth coming in the immediate future.

Let’s begin the 150 th Year of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church by renewing our faith, lives and mission!!


                                                                  In Christ,
                                                                                    Fr. Phil Kunder+