Christmas I – The Feast of the Holy Name – January 1, 2017
8 AM and 10 AM
Christmas Lessons and Carols at 10 AM
Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. (BCP, Collect for Holy Name)
Readings for January 1, 2017– 10:00 AM:
Isaiah 40:1-11 - - Bruce Lather
Isaiah 7:10-15 - - Barb Lather
Luke 1:5-25 - - Nancy Snyder
Luke 1:26-58 - - Rich Kremer
Luke 2:1-7 - - Judi Shank
Luke 2:8-21 - - Karen Smith
January 1, 2017– 10:00 - Who’s Who
Greeter – Holly Hall
Host – Nancy Snyder
Scripture – See above
Psalm and Prayers – none this day
Chalice – Joyce Mechling and Nancy Snyder
Announcements – Bev Barton
Counters – Karen Smith and Kate Conner
Altar Guild – Everyone
Sunday, January 1 – Feast of the Holy Name
8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Annual Meeting – January 28 – mark your calendars today!!!
The following names were accidently left off the Christmas Flower listing. I apologize for this error, Scott.
In Loving Memory of Charles and Lynda Boehm, Lynda Adams, Joan D’arc Patenaude and Roger Patenaude by the Patenaude Family.
Meals for Anne and Bruce Taylor - we are preparing meals for Anne and Bruce for Tuesdays and Thursdays. The meals can be delivered to the church fridge by noon on those days and Bruce will pick them up. We have volunteers through January 3rd. If you can prepare a meal January 5th, 10th, and 12th, please let Holly know. We will check in with Anne and Bruce on the need for meals into the following weeks. We thank you for your help! Holly
January 1 - Laying on of Hands and Healing Prayers – if you wish to receive laying on our hands you are invited to gather at the Baptismal Font (just as you entered the church) during communion immediately after you have received communion. You may ask for healing prayers for yourself and/or for others.
January 1 - Parish Discretionary Fund Ingathering – This Sunday the loose offering and any checks marked discretionary fund in the memo is given to the Parish Discretionary Fund. This fund is used to help meet the needs of people in our area during difficult times in their lives. The funds are generally used to help with electric bills or car repairs, rent or securing a security deposit for a family. We are finally able to start distributing funds again. The need continues to be extremely high with requests coming in almost every day. Please be as generous as you are able. This is an important ministry of our Parish. Thank you, Scott
January 4 and 18 - Quiet Contemplative Prayer and Meditation - is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:30-6:30 in St. Paul's Sanctuary. The lights will be turned down low and the heat will be on. We begin with ringing of a soft bell, reading a short scripture passage followed by silence. Contemplative prayer gives an opportunity to deepen our relationship with ourselves and with God. All are welcome to join us in prayer, meditation, and walking meditation going clockwise. For more information, please contact Diana or Holly. If you are not able to come, join us in prayer from wherever you are.
January 8 - Brookside Euchrist Service - is held second Sunday of the month September- June. Our next service Brookside will be January, 8th, 2-2:30. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Scott, Holly or Cindy
January 9 – Bible Study – Our next gathering is Monday, January 9, at 7 PM in the Parish House. Our discussions last about an hour. Each session is stand-alone so come when you can. All are welcome! Here are the readings we will be discussing: Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, and John 1:29-42 . We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.
January 10 - Caring Ministries Meeting - Our next meeting will be January 10th, 7pm in the Parish House. meets second Tuesday of every other month at 7PM at Parish House. Anyone who would like to help with Prayers, Healing or Pastoral Comfort are welcome to our next meeting January 10th.
2017 LISTEN COMMUNITY Dinners Dates- St. Paul's will be serving five meals beginning in March 20th. we provide meals every other month. The 2017 dates are: March 20th, May 15th, July 17th, September 18th and November 20th. This outreach ministry in our community is appreciated by those who come to eat at LISTEN. We need people willing to prepare food and bring a dish to church or to the Listen Center, five volunteers to help in the Listen Kitchen day of the meal served, and one person to team with Holly day of the meal 3pm-6pm. We are grateful for all who contribute food or volunteers at the meals in making this outreach possible. We also welcome parishioners to assist with financial support in purchasing food for the meals.
If you are interested in helping with this important ministry, please contact Holly.
Knit and Purl Fellowship - meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month 6:30 at Parish House. All are welcome and all hand projects are welcome. Come and join the fellowship. Our next two gathering will be January 2nd and 16th.
Meals for Anne and Bruce Taylor - while Anne recovers from surgery, we are helping with providing meals to their home twice a week. We are blessed with meals covered through December 29th and are now planning meals for the 1st and 2nd weeks of January, for a total of four meals. Then, we will plan meals for the last two weeks of January and into February. Please let Holly know if you can provide one meal the first two weeks in January. Anne is the primary cook in the household and she will not be able to cook for some time. Please prepare meals with chicken, turkey, or fish. Dairy products are to be eliminated. A complete listing of foods they can eat is available at church. Please contact Diana or Holly with questions about planning a meal. Thank you for help!
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Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sponsors two regularly scheduled events open to the public:
Mondays, 5:30 – 6:00 PM, corner of the green across from Hanover Inn, Vigil for Racial Justice.
Wednesdays, Noon – 2 PM, Having Difficult Conversations About Race. (Wednesdays Nov. 16, Dec. 14,
Jan. 18th at the Howe Library in Hanover.) This series of conversations grew out of an OSHER course, and
is open to everyone. Content sometimes includes speakers, movies, or other offerings. For specific
information about upcoming
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St. Paul’s Vestry: Jon Chaffee, Senior Warden; Greg Taylor, Junior Warden; Bev Barton; Cindy Dale; John Monfette; Pete LePre; Rachel McConnell; Holly Hall; Pam Hanson.
Please send event and prayer updates to email@example.com
January 1 – Holy Name
January 4 - Quiet Contemplative Prayer
January 8 – Concerned about Racial Justice
January 8 – Brookside services
January 9 – Bible Study
January 10 – Caring Ministries Meeting
January 18 - Quiet Contemplative Prayer
January 28 – St. Paul’s Annual Meeting
- Discretionary Fund Reminder – First Sunday of every month. Please be as generous as possible.
- Laying on of Hands – On the first Sunday of every month those wishing to receive laying on our hands are invited to gather at the Baptismal Font (just as you entered the church) immediately after you have received communion.
- Leadership Team Meeting – every Wednesday 9:30-11:30am
- Worship Team meets – 2nd Thursday of the month in the Church Library at 4pm, all are welcome to attend.
- Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
- Brookside Nursing Home Church Services – Please join us! – Second Sunday of each month (Sept-June) from 2-2:30 pm. If you would like more information about this service, please contact Holly.
- Knit and Purl Fellowship – Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the Parish House, 6:30 PM. Contact Holly for info.
- Bible Study – meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the Parish House at 7 PM. We will focus each meeting on the lectionary for the upcoming week. This is a come as you can discussion group, you can do not have to come every meeting. All are welcome!
- St. Paul’s Concerned about Racial Justice group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month, after church (and a little of coffee hour!), for discussion and planning. All are welcome to join us!
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sponsors two regularly scheduled events open to the public: Mondays, 5:30 – 6:00 pm, on the corner of the green across from Hanover Inn, Vigil for Racial Justice.
- Having Difficult Conversations About Race. Wednesdays, Noon – 2 p.m. (Wednesdays Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 18th at the Howe Library in Hanover.) This series of conversations grew out of an OSHER course, and is open to everyone. Content sometimes includes speakers, movies, or other offerings. For specific information about upcoming