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Third Sunday after Epiphany - January 21, 2018


 

 


 

Offering Envelopes

 

The books of offering envelopes for 2018 will be available in the Parish Hall for the next few weeks. Please stop by to pick yours up.


 

2018 Annual Meetings,

Sunday January 21st  and Sunday January 28th

 

We will conduct the business of our Annual Meeting in two parts again this year in between the 8 and 10:30AM services. The first congregational meeting will be on January 21st, 2018 at 9AM and will be a question and answer session regarding the 2018 budget. Copies of the proposed 2018 budget are available.

 

On January 28th, 2018 at 9AM will be the second half of our Annual Meeting. The budget will be voted on at this meeting. Also on the agenda for the annual meeting will be by-laws revisions and election of vestry members, endowment fund committee members, and delegates to diocesan convention.


Please plan to attend both meetings. Continental breakfast will be served at the January 21st meeting and a catered breakfast at the January 28th meeting. Childcare will be provided.


“Holy Solitude” - A Lenten Retreat

 

You are invited to spend an overnight with St. Paul's own Mother Heidi for a time of "solitude together" as Lent begins, with a focus on both time alone and time together in conversation on February 18-19 or February 22-23, 2018.

 

The training will take place at the Nicholas Center, an overnight leadership training center, at Saint James Commons, 65 East Huron Street, Chicago IL 60611. The cost is $140 for overnight participants, $55 for commuter participants. Registration is capped at 13 overnight participants and 25 commuter participants per workshop session. 

Registration forms are in the Parish Hall. The book, “Holy Solitude” can be purchased in the Parish Office for $14.00 or can be found on amazon.com.

 

Got an event?

 

PLEASE notify the office in writing if you need to use space in the building. We have a lot of wonderful groups and people who use lots of our building for many things, like Vacuuming, Music lessons, Search Committee, Budget Committee, etc. There are some things that just can't share the space with another group. If we know you are planning to be here, we can through the office head off any space use problems.

Got an announcement?

 

For the Constant Contact, the Proclaimer , the bulletin or the Chronicle? PLEASE send your written blurb AS CLOSE TO PRINT READY AS POSSIBLE to the parish office. Be mindful that our office staff are part time. Susan is delighted to be helpful as we know, but the time she can spend on drafting blurbs, editing, etc is very limited and those extra steps can present a hardship and delay printing.

 

Prayer List

 

If you would like to add someone to be prayed for in The Prayers of the People, you can fill out one of the blue sheets available on the table near the Narthex and give it to the ushers. Or call or email the Parish Office. Names will appear for six weeks, but can be continued if the need continues.


Talking to the Community


We are hoping to send out press releases on the activities at St. Paul’s on a regular basis. Please let the Parish Office know of any ideas you have to speak about the parish activities and members.


St. Paul's is an affirming and inclusive Christian communityAll are welcome, no exceptions!


Striving through worship, love and service to welcome all people just as God created you. No matter where you are on your journey of faith, and whether you are single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered, our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender expression, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability. We believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we!

Adult/Youth and Children’s Choirs Resume