This Week at St. Paul's
December 4, 2016
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, December 4, 2016
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
8:00 a.m. The Rev. Melanie McCarley
The Rev. Melanie McCarley
"God is working his purpose out"
67 "Comfort, comfort ye my people"
61 "Sleepers, wake! A voice astounds us"
542 "Christ is the world's true light"
Mary Jane Devins; Polly Pierce
Marmee Taylor and Nancy Randall
Carlotta Taylor, Mark Taylor;
Joe Barbercheck, Chelsea Barbercheck
Lay Eucharistic Ministers:
8 a.m. - Peter Michelson;
10 a.m. - Tom Palmer
Acolytes: Alex Spyropoulos, Chris Spyropoulos
; Ellie Pearrow
Bell Ringer: Susie Jackson
Jen Jordan; Ashley Linell
Lizzie Cochran; Kyle MacKenzie
|CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS
Children will have church school this Sunday.
Block 2 church school dates are: 12/4,12/11, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, and 2/12.
K-2 teachers are Noelle Hendrixson and Rachel Miller. Grades 3-5 teacher is Chelsea Barbercheck.
Middle School teacher is JoeLavalley.
If you have questions, please contact St. Paul's church school coordinator, Amy Christie, at email@example.com.
CALLING ALL BAKERS, CHEFS, AND COOKS!
needs your delicious creations for our "gourmet goodies" sale at St. Paul's
on Saturday, December 3rd!
This year our Christmas Elves will be soliciting
yummy soups, hors d'oeuvres and casseroles to pop into the freezer. This will make the holiday season even easier for harried shoppers and hostesses. As always we count on your fabulous pies, cakes, cookies, honey, jams, jellies and other sweet treats.
All dishes should list ingredients clearly.
Please contact Jane Cheever (
or 781-329-0077) or Denise Beaudoin (
or 781-320-9690) to let us know what you can bring.
Please drop off your goodies on Friday 12/2 from 4-6 p.m. at St. Paul's kitchen. (
OR call Denise of Jane if you need to arrange a different drop off time)
St. Paul's Christmas Market and Greens Sale
Saturday, December 3
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Handmade wreaths and festive decorations
Santa's Pantry - home cooked and baked goods
Bells and Whistles - gently used costume jewelry for sale
All things bright and beautiful - gently loved ornaments
The Dedham Exchange
There will also be supervised children's activities
from 9 am-11 am
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE EPIPHANY SCHOOL AND THE DEDHAM YOUTH COMMISSION
ST. PAUL'S BOOK GROUP
7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 7th at The Rectory
The November selection for St. Paul's Book Group is
The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke.
During the time of the birth of Jesus, a fourth Wise Man,
Artaban, sells all his possessions to buy three precious jewels which he hopes to present to the newborn Christ Child. Although he planned to journey with the other three Magi to Bethlehem, he is delayed and fails to rendezvous with them. Artaban spends his whole life searching for the Christ, and in his search he gives away one, then two, and finally all three of his jewels to help others, but in the end his quest is fulfilled in unexpected ways. Although written more than a century ago, this is still a topical Christmas story for young and old that captures the true spirit of Christmas.
We will have a Yankee Swap of books that night. We encourage everyone to bring a new or gently used, wrapped book to be a part of the swap. In addition, we will discuss your favorite Christmas themed book and enjoy some seasonal games. The discussion of
The Story of the Other Wise Man
will be brief, so please come for the other activities in the festively decorated rectory even if you don't read the book. We look
forward to seeing you there.
CAROLS & CANDLELIGHT
| Sunday, December 11th at 3:00 p.m.
A Special Program for Carols, Readings,
and Music for Christmas
Carols and Candlelight will combine the choral and instrumental resources of St. Paul's to create a program that features many of the season's favorite Christmas Carols for everyone to sing. The carols will be interspersed with anthems from the adult and children's choir and both sacred and secular Christmas readings. The event is free and is open to everyone of all denominations.
CHRISTMAS OFFERING 2016
Envelopes for the 2016 offering will be available in the church throughout December. All proceeds will benefit the
Episcopal Relief & Development Fund.
Please make out checks to
and note "ERDF" or "Christmas offering" in the memo.
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18
Dear St. Paul's Church School Families,
It's Pageant time again!
Please mark your December calendars now -
The Christmas Pageant will be held on
the 10:00am service.
For those of you who are new to St. Paul's and Church School, all children are invited to participate in the pageant. The older classes of 5
, and 6
graders have the main roles; the 3rd and 4th graders are shepherds; the 1st and 2nd graders are angels and the Nursery School/Kindergarten classes are the sheep.
We encourage all the children to participate because it is such a fun way to learn the Christmas story, but of course, participation is never mandatory!
will be provided; please have your child wear:
(grade Pre-K & K) - White turtlenecks with dark pants, socks or tights
(grade 1 & 2) - White turtlenecks, white socks or tights
(grade 3 & 4) - Dark shirts and dark pants, socks or tights and hockey sticks
will be as follows:
Sunday, November 27
Upper grades grade speaking parts only
. We will begin to assign speaking parts during church school. No official rehearsal on this day.
Upper grades speaking parts only
- After Church from 11:15 AM to 1:30 PM (Choir kids join after choir rehearsal).
All Pageant Kids
- After Church from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM (Choir kids join after choir rehearsal).
- Dress Rehearsal:
meets for a run-through before the 10 am service.
Grades 3 and up - arrive at
8:30am for dress rehearsal
PreK/K, grades 1,2 - arrive at
9:00am for dress rehearsal
Pageant at the 10am service
Please let us know if you can help! We always need help on the morningof the pageant to outfit and encourage our cast. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or if you would like to help.
Noelle Hendrixson 617.388.9228
cell or n
|CHRISTMAS FLOWER MEMORIALS
are in the
of putting together the leaflets for Christ
as and planning the decoration of the church. Flowers used to beautify the church will be ordered for Christmas, and are paid for by Christmas Flower donations made by our members. A special list will be printed to acknowledge that flowers were given in memory or thanksgiving of a loved one. The customary donation is $10.00 per name. Flower forms (look for Green!) are located at the back of the church and under the bulletin board in the library. Please include your payment with your completed form. This will help facilitate the process by having both the form and payment together.
Checks should be made out to St. Paul's Church.
The deadline for submission of names is
Friday, December 16, 2016
| MOVIE REFLECTION GROUP
Movie Reflection Group
If you enjoy the movies....this is the group for you. Once a month (late
Sunday afternoon) we will venture to the Dedham Community Theater at 580 High Street to see a movie. No need to RSVP, simply arrive for the movie and look for Reverend McCarley. Following the movie we will adjourn to a local eating establishment to reflect on the themes, acting, directing of the movie. Join us for lively discussion and entertainment that supports our local community.
Concert and Champagne
Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 pm
Please come celebrate the completion of our organ renovation project! The
Casavant pipe organ is back home, fully restored and installation of our
Marshall & Ogletree digital organ is complete.
David Tierney, St. Paul's Minister of Music, promises a marvelous musical tour of our exciting new instrument.
Haiti Donation Update
Noble and Greenough School thanks St Paul's very much for the donations a number of parishioners added to the efforts to fill a container with supplies for Haitians hit by Hurricane Matthew.
If you missed it, there are 2 more opportunities to drop off donations on Friday and Saturday of this week.
Bring them to:
Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI-USA)
c/o Tabernacle Baptist Congregation
575 American Legion Highway
Roslindale, MA 02131
* gently used clothes (children & adults), shoes/sneakers (children & adults), sheets & sleeping bags, backpacks
* school supplies
* mosquito repellent
* Immodium (for diarrhea)
* 1% hydrocortisone cream (for skin rashes)
* Aquatabs water purification tabs (available on Amazon)
St. Paul's Church Fellowship Calendar of Events
Sat Dec 3:
Greens Sale and
Christmas Fair, 9:00 - 2:00
Sun Dec 11: Carols & Candlelight, 3:00 PM (reception follows)
Sun Dec 18: Pageant, during the 10:00 AM service
Sun Jan 29: Organ Celebration, 3:00 PM
Tues Feb 28: Shrove Tuesday pancake supper
Sat April 15: Egg hunt, 3:00 PM
Fri May 5: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, 6:00 PM
Sun June 11: Church School Picnic, 3:00 PM
Mary Lee Culver
Nellie HooePutty McDowell
Friends and family of parishioners:
Hildegarde Baird, Friend of the Parish
Ben Bardeen, Friend of Sarah & Bill Ducas
Olivia Bruce, Mother of Olivia Hurlock
Jerri Chestnut, Friend of Andrea O'Connell
Nancy Crowell, Friend of Pen & Sally Jones
Michelle Curly, Friend of those at Fox Hill
Janet Dolan, Sister of Tim Duncan
Scott Foster, Brother of Nini Colmore
Jonathan Gengras, Friend of Jennifer Breslin
Carol Golubock, Relative of Nancy Blackett & Rosita Watson
Karen Gray, Sister of Andrea O'Connell
Amy Hanson, Niece of Andrea O'Connell
Steve Herrick, Friend of Ernie & Barbie Greppin
Ella Johnson, Mother of Sheila Johnson
Elnora Johnson, Sister of Sheila Johnson
Pamela Kalt, Friend of Andrea O'Connell
Lee Ladd, Friend of Linda Fuller
Bill Landers, Brother of Lucy Fowler
Michael Lasell, Friend of Andrea O'Connell
Elaine Leblanc, Friend of Barry & Gillian Burlingham
Gladys Njubi, Sister of Amy Ranji
Timmy Palthey, Grandson of John & Regina Adams
Clare Pritchett, Cousin of Andrea O'Connell
Belinda Rankins-Swire, Friend of Julie Tittler
Deirdre Spada, Niece of Nick Spada
Frank and Betty Stern, Friends of Mike & Karen Gorton
Lee Culver Wallace, Daughter of Mary Lee Culver
Maria Ware-McGuiness, Sister of Nanette Diaute
Mark Williams, Friend of Sharyn Duncan
Kayla Whitlock, Niece of Charles & Nancy Eliot
Donna Wick, Friend of Nancy Randall
We pray for those serving in our Armed Forces especially Luke Heier, nephew of Barbara Millen, who is serving in the Special Forces in the Philippines
We remember today, O Lord, all those who have served in our Armed Forces and commend them to you for their bravery, their patriotism, and their honor. We ask that those who serve our country today may be kept in your everlasting love and that comfort and encouragement might be given to their families. We pray for peace and ask that your holy will might prevail among all people, and your name be exalted forever.
We pray for our Bishops Alan Gates and Gayle Harris.
Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.