Thanks be to God.
Although there was extensive property damage to our city from the tornado that came through Newnan Thursday evening, everyone we've heard from is safe. The St. Paul's building and campus did not suffer any damage. Please stay safe and contact me if you need anything. Parishes from the diocese are offering assistance as well. Blessings and love,
Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist: March 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Our Palm Sunday service will be in person and broadcast LIVE at 10:30 a.m. via our Facebook page and on our website. If you are unable to watch the live broadcast, the service will be available online for viewing afterwards. This Sunday will be Holy Eucharist, Rite Two with hymns and music, with the Rev. Hazel Smith Glover as Celebrant and Preacher. A PDF of the bulletin for the service will also be posted on our website and shared on our Facebook page. Registration for in person services is required, and the Palm Sunday service is at maximum capacity.
Virtual Compline: March 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Led by parishioners, compline will be held virtually on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Click here to launch the Zoom meeting at that time. On March 14, Compline will be led by Gina Watkiss. If you experience issues accessing the meeting via the hyperlink, open Zoom on your browser or app and enter Meeting ID: 836 0894 1943 / Passcode: 442688

The service of Compline may be found beginning on page 127 of the Book of Common Prayer. Click here for an online version.
Holy Week and Easter Season Services
We are excited to share with you that new diocesan protocols have been announced, which allow us to gather and worship indoors. Read Bishop Wright’s letter here.

We know that many are eager to gather in our nave and return to corporate worship. We also realize that many are not yet comfortable with gathering indoors. Rest assured that services will continue to be live streamed online. 
Holy Week and Easter Day indoor services will be held with COVID-19 restrictions in place, such as the requirement of masks, no congregational singing, and communion in one kind only. In addition, the number of people in the congregation will be limited and preregistration will be required. Here is the schedule and service formats for Holy Week and Easter Day:

March 28, Palm Sunday
  • 10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite Two: in-person and live-stream (online)

April 1, Maundy Thursday
  • 7:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite Two: live-stream (online)

April 2, Good Friday
  • 7:00 p.m. - Good Friday Liturgy: live-stream (online)

April 4, 2020: Easter Day
  • 8:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite Two: in-person
  • 10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite Two: in-person and live-stream (online)

After Easter Day, we will gradually move toward in-person inside worship on a regular basis. The Sunday schedule for the next several weeks, outlining virtual as well as hybrid in-person/virtual services, may be found here. These will also be added to the church calendar online and be included in our weekly emails.
Formation and Fellowship
Godly Play
Godly Play: March 28 at 9:30 a.m.
Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum that includes storytelling, interaction, exploration, and creativity to teach and enliven Bible stories. In Godly Play, for ages 4 through 5th grade, marvelous things happen as children "work, play and wonder together at the awesomeness of God." Email Elisabeth Copeland for the Zoom meeting link.
EYC: March 28 at 12:30 p.m.
The youth of St. Paul's are invited to meet Hazel+ and Mary Margaret at Ashley Park on Sunday afternoon to walk around the area and then convene at Newk's afterward to eat lunch together!

During lunch, we'll be planning our service project that's scheduled for early May. Please park and meet outside of Newk's Eatery at 12:30 p.m. (368 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan, GA 30265). Contact Mary Margaret Stewart with any questions.
Virtual Children's Choir: March 31 at 5:00 p.m.
Children in grades 2 and up are invited to join our St. Paul's Virtual Children's Choir. There is no upper grade/age limit. The rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. To register your child or if you have questions, email Dawn Harrison.
Bible Stories for Children: March 31 at 6:00 p.m.
During Lent, the Children's Ministry is offering "Wednesday Night Bible Stories" via ZOOM at 6:00 p.m. Come gather around, hear Bible stories, and participate in an optional craft or activity to go along with the story. Craft bags will be distributed at a to-be-determined date, along with the weekly schedule. Offerings will alternate weeks based on Children's ages. Reach out to Elisabeth Copeland or Whitney Lowe for more information.
Men’s “Early Risers” Virtual Coffee Meetup: April 2 at 9:00 a.m.
All men of St. Paul’s are invited to attend a virtual “Early Risers” Coffee Meetup via Zoom on Friday, March 19 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Click here to join at that time. If you are having trouble accessing this link (certain Android devices may have issues), please open up Zoom on your browser or app, enter meeting ID 847 1398 9213 and passcode 902854. We ask you to put yourself on mute when not speaking to help cut down on feedback. Questions? Contact Mark LeVan.
Lent Family Devotional
During this Lent season, the Children's Ministry is providing a calendar with daily devotionals, readings, and suggested donations and fasts to get children of all ages involved with this holy season. While each day lists a full set of suggestions, families should feel free to mix and match, and should do what works best for their family. Email Elisabeth Copeland or Whitney Lowe for more information and for a copy of the calendar.
youth and children formation
Youth Lenten Bible Study
Youth are invited to participate in a virtual Bible Study for the duration of Lent. The course is six weeks, and focuses on John, chapters 4-6. Through the free app WordGo, you'll spend about 10 minutes of your own time, reading passages, asking questions and taking notes to share with the group each week. Download the app today! Email Mary Margaret Stewart if you have any questions.
Self-Directed Lenten Practice: Exploring the Gospel of Mark
Most scholars believe The Gospel According to Mark was the first gospel to have been written. Some date it as early as A.D.55, within twenty five years of Jesus' ministry. Mark acted as Peter's assistant and translator, and on many occasions and would have heard Peter telling the story of Jesus. Peter's first hand accounts were likely the source of Mark's Gospel. We encourage you to watch a theatrical reading of Mark by Max McLean presented in 16 videos. Access all 16 videos here. Or watch this full length version by David Suchet here.
Self-Directed Lenten Practice: 40 Days and 40 Miles
If you enjoy a morning walk or an evening stroll, this is an offering for you! We invite you to set a goal of walking 40 miles during the 40 days of Lent. This is a spiritual discipline that engages our full body. The 40 days does not include Sundays and concludes on Holy Saturday, the day immediately prior to Easter Sunday. The 40-day time frame represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. You can log your miles via this form, which will track individual responses and give us a total tally of miles at the conclusion of Lent. You can log daily, weekly, or whatever makes sense to you.
Flowering of the Cross Festival: April 3
On Saturday, April 3 from 2:00-3:00 p.m., the Children's Ministry, with help from our youth, is excited to host our first ever Flowering of the Cross Festival!

This outdoor, socially-distanced event is open to the entire parish of St. Paul's and will include activities, games, prizes, and crafts to bring us together in fellowship during this Easter season. Activities to include: paper flower making and flowering of the cross, corn hole, guess the jelly beans, sidewalk chalk, egg and spoon races, and more! Please sign up here so that we know how many supplies to provide. Note: masks are required at all times, even when outdoors, and no food or beverages will be provided. 
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Easter Day Bulletin Dedications
Easter brings members and friends of St. Paul's the opportunity to thank God for the blessings and special people in their lives and to remember loved ones at this holy time of year, by making a special donation to the Music and Flower ministries. A dedication from the donor will be included in the Easter Day bulletins. To submit a donation and dedication, please email Lesley Williams by March 28.
Red Cross Spring Blood Drive: May 3
St. Paul's is proud to support the American Red Cross in its lifesaving efforts. We've had several successful blood drives, and the Red Cross depends on organizations like us to continuously heed the call. Please go online to make your appointment today! (Click "load more results" until you see the listing for St. Paul's.) Contact Virginia Williams or Wendy Llosa with any questions.
Prayer Requests
Prayer requests for the parish prayer list or the confidential Daughters of the King prayer list may be submitted online by clicking here. You may also contact either of the clergy directly.
Financial Gifts
To contribute financially to St. Paul's (including the rector's discretionary fund and Peace and Purpose campaign) during this time, you may mail a check to the church, set up one-time or regular payments via your bank, or make an online payment via credit card.

Please visit our website for detailed instructions.
"All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well."
Julian of Norwich