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Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, November 12, 2017


8:00 A.M. Sunday Service Resumes


Beginning on Sunday, November 12th, the spoken Holy Eucharist Service Rite I will be celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. If you would like to be included as a volunteer to be Lector or Intercessor, please let the Parish Office know.



Search Committee Small Group Meetings


As you know the next next step in the search process is the small groups. It is vitally important that everyone sign up to participate in one of these groups. The groups will be limited to six participants and a facilitator and scribe from the search committee. The small groups will last no more than 90 minutes.; The next meetings will be Sunday 11/19, at 9 to 10:15 AM in the Parish Hall, Sunday 11/19 at 11:30AM to 1:00 PM in the St. Timothy Center. If we need more sessions they will be scheduled.


It is very, very important that you sign up as soon as possible by email to Lori Judkins . Please do not wait to do this. If you try to register in a group that is filled Lori will let you know where there are slots available. Starting next Sunday there will also be sign up sheets in the parish Hall.


Diocesan Convention


The 180th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago will be held Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard. This year’s delgates are Father Ed, Peg Newby, Freyja Rasmussen Johns and Pam Kombrink. Jocelyn Prall is an alternate delegate. Additional information regarding the schedule and volunteer opportunities is available at the Diocese of Chicago website,

Holiday Arts & Crafts Market


Cliff Cleland invites all to the KVALnfp Holiday Arts & Crafts Market on Saturday, November 18, at the Old Train Depot, 475 DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore. Hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Be sure to sample the refreshments served and to stop by Cliff’s display of his photographs.


Thanksgiving Holiday


The Parish Office will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no Adult or Children’s Choir Rehearsals.



Giving in Joy, Hope and Thanks


If you have not filled out your Pledge Certificate, more are available in the Sanctuary. They can be mailed to the Parish Office. Please return your Pledge Certificate by Thursday, November 30th..



Blue Christmas Service, Wednesday December 6th at 6pm


The Blue Christmas Service will be on Wednesday, December 6th at 6pm. This service includes prayers, scripture, and music that focus on the hope and healing that God offers each one of us. Everyone is welcome to stay afterwards for light refreshments and conversation. All parishioners and friends are invited to attend!



Episcopal Relief Services – Hurricane Relief Funds


Those wishing to donate to relief efforts for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria may find a donation page on the Episcopal Relief website,

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.


Ministries Scheduling for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany


December and January are busy times and we often have extra obligations and traveling. Please let the Parish Office and your program areas know of your availability for the upcoming liturgical seasons to help with planning our services and events.

Episcopal Relief Services – Hurricane Relief Funds


Those wishing to donate to relief efforts for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria may find a donation page on the Episcopal Relief website,


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