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The Week of October 19, 2014
Of Special Note
The Altar Flowers are given by Dr. and Mrs. Paul D. Menzer to the greater glory of God and in thanksgiving and gratitude for his parents, Robert and Sara Lee Menzer, who will be at St. Paul’s on October 19, 2014.
THE EVE OF ALL SAINTS DAY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31!
This year we celebrate the Feast of all Saints on the Eve of the Day with a Procession & Solemn Mass at 6:45 p.m. Bishop Jelinek will be the celebrant, and Fr. Dominique will be the preacher. Music includes the Missa brevis of Jonathan Dove (new to the repertoire of this parish), and Ernest Bullock’s anthem, Give us the wings of faith. Saturday, November 1, Morning Prayer at 9:15 a.m. and Low Mass at 9:30 a.m. are also celebrated for the Feast of All Saints.
MONDAY, ALL SOULS DAY, NOVEMBER 3
Morning Prayer at 6:30 a.m., followed by a Low Requiem Mass 7:00 a.m.; Evening Prayer at 5:45 p.m. and Low Mass with hymns at 6:00 p.m. Please have the names of those whom you would like to be remembered during Mass to the parish office by Thursday, October 30 by completing the forms available at the rear of the church. These can be placed in the offering plate or handed to one of the ushers or clergy.
A Renaissance Feast concert scheduled for Sunday afternoon, November 9 has been canceled.
Upcoming Spiritual Silent Retreat, Sponsored by the Diocesan Retreat Committee:
November 14-16, 2014 at the Bon Secoures Retreat and Conference Center, 1525 Marriottsville Rd, Marriottsville, MD. The theme is "The Voyage of Life” - how our lives are sacred history in art and experience. The retreat director is the Very Rev. Gary Hall, Dean of the National Cathedral of Washington, DC. All the details are available at edow.org/spiritualsilentretreat. Also, registration forms are available on the bulletin board in the Pillsbury Hallway. Please address any questions to CB Wooldridge, chair of the Diocesan Retreat Committee, at 202 338 1597.
“As You Did It to One of the Least of These . . . ."
The Commission on Mission is in need of volunteers to assist with the Winter Shelter hosted by St Paul’s from Sunday, January 4, to Sunday, January 11, 2015. Specifically, please volunteer for one or more of the following needs:
• Provide a meal for 20 people (shelter residents and volunteers) for dinner on any night from Sunday, January 4, to Saturday, January 10, 2015. You can either help cook a meal in the parish kitchen, or bring in a meal from home or a store-bought meal. Meals are served at 7:30 p.m.
• Help serve meals, clean up after meals, and interact with shelter residents during the Winter Shelter (from approximately 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.).
• Spend the night at St. Paul’s so that there is a parishioner on site to assist the professional shelter staff and serve breakfast in the morning (finish by 7:00 a.m.).
• Transport about 15 cots and duffel bags from St. Paul's to St. John's Episcopal Church, Georgetown on January 11, 2015. To help, contact GMC@stpauls-kst.com.
LET US KEEP THE FEAST: On Thursday, Oct 23, we celebrate the life and work of St. James of Jerusalem at the 7:00 am and 6:00 pm Masses. Each of these services will be followed by a festive meal. Come to church to honor this pioneer of our faith, find out about his inspiring witness and enjoy the fellowship of other worshipers. Invite a friend to come, too!
SAVE THE DATE: November 1 is Garden Day at the Bishop Walker School (BWS). The Perennial Garden Club of Washington is announcing its annual BWS garden day on Saturday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the school’s Holy Communion campus. St. Paul’s parishioners have in past years supported this effort, which involves light gardening activities and general sprucing up of the BWS grounds. All you need is a pair of gloves and willing spirit. St. Paul’s Youth Corps plans to be there, so please come join them! For more details or if you are interested in getting a ride from St. Paul’s, contact Pattie Kindsvater at Kindsvater.firstname.lastname@example.org. BWS is an Episcopal School in the Diocese of Washington and currently offers tuition-free education, spiritual nourishment, and opportunity enrichment to low-income boys from Anacostia from junior kindergarten through 5th grade, and plans to grow to include 8th grade. It is one of St. Paul’s Commission on Mission’s official ministries. Please help this worthy cause in our own city!
“I publish the Banns of Marriage between Captain Clarke Cooper and Major Michael Marin of this parish. Clark and Michael are receiving pre-marital counseling here, as our parishioners. I shall officiate at their marriage at St. John’s, Georgetown, in early November, since this is something that has not been fully discerned in this parish. Fr. Peridans will preach. We do this as priests and pastors, ordained to be persons of blessing, and do not do so in this church out of respect for the discernment process here at St. Paul’s. If any of you know just cause why they may not be joined together in Holy Matrimony, you are bidden to declare it. This is the first time of asking.” ~ Bp. Jelinek
Formation Opportunities and Classes
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (CGS)
CGS Level 1 (Ages 3-6) - The goal of Level 1 is to help children develop a sense of wonder about God. We know that it’s difficult for the little ones to sit through the entire Sunday Mass, so Level 1 will be offered during the Ministry of the Word at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. The atrium will open at 8:45 a.m. and your children will be brought to you in the Nave during the peace.
CGS Level 2 (Ages 6-9) - In Level 2, children begin moral formation through parables from the Gospels. Level 2 is offered between the 9:00 and 11:15 Masses, so that children can attend either service with their families. Level 2 begins immediately after the end of the 9:00 Mass and ends at 11:00 a.m.
CGS Level 3 (Ages 9-12) - In Level 3, older children begin to learn the "big picture" of the Bible, such as the timeline of salvation, the world into which Jesus was born, the ministry which He proclaimed and, of course, the meaning of his death, resurrection and ascension. Level 3 also begins immediately after the end of the 9:00 Mass and ends at 11:00 a.m.
RECTOR’S FORUM meets Sunday, October 19 in the Guild Room at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be on “Creating a Parish-Centered Healing Ministry” with Rev. Joanie Delamater & Ms. Diane DelGiorno.
ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP
The Adult Discussion Group meets on Sundays in the Common Room at 10:30 a.m. and concludes about 11 a.m. The group continues its consideration of St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. The Group bases its review on Bishop Tom Wright’s Paul for Everyone, Part 2. Wright, the former Bishop of Durham, England, is one of the Anglican Communion’s major New Testament scholars; he also wrote Paul and the Faithfulness of God, which The Washington Post included among its list of the ten most intriguing religion books of 2013. All are welcome to join us for one or more sessions.
HIC ET NUNC Invites You
Hic et Nunc (our monastic spirituality group) is now discussing Practical Mysticism, by Evelyn Underhill. All are welcome to join us on Monday nights during or after the regular 5:30-6:30 services in the church. We begin at 6:30 p.m. with shared dinner in the Carwithen Parlor, during which we listen to readings from the Rule of St. Benedict and the Rule of the Communities of Jerusalem. After dinner we discuss the current book, and close in the church with 15-30 minutes of silent prayer followed by Compline at 8:30 p.m. Come for any part of these very full evenings. Note: Dial the Carwithen Parlor - 43 - if you arrive after 6:30 p.m. but before 8:00. For more information contact Jo Stelzig at email@example.com or 703-426-0487.
“JESUS TRAIN/AGMEN IESU: a journey to the heart of God”
Join us for the third leg of this six-week experience of direction, of being guided, of destination.
Our “conductor” is, of course, Jesus, full of joy, who leads us to the heart of God.
You have nothing to lose, and only today.
DROP-INS ARE WELCOME.
If you can only come one evening, please come!
This week’s reflection: “WHAT IS FAITH?”, offered by Fr. Dominique.
Date: WEDNESDAY, October 22.
Time: 6:40 p.m., beginning with dinner, to 8:55 p.m.
We look forward to your participation.
If interested, contact Fr. Dominique at 202-337-2020, ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILD-CARE IS PROVIDED.
Service and Outreach
YOU ARE NEEDED – CAN YOU HELP?
St. Paul’s strives to apply our talent, time, and treasure to reach out and uplift those in need both in our neighborhood and across the world. We welcome your involvement in:
Grate Patrol – Delivery of breakfast to Washington’s homeless population
• Food Delivery: 5:30 a.m. each Saturday & Sunday; Contact Glenn Marsh at email@example.com.
• Bag Set-up: Any time before 3:00 p.m. Friday; Contact Tina Mallett at 202-965-9324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOU GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO EAT
Foggy Bottom Food Pantry: Cuts in the federal food stamp program mean those in need are even more reliant on food pantries to meet their families' basic nutritional needs. Won't you share with those who need your help by bringing non-perishable, non-breakable (no glass jars) food items to St. Paul’s and placing them in the Commission on Mission basket at the rear of the church. Canned fruits and vegetables are especially welcome. Your generosity can make a real difference.
This week we pray for
• in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, international human rights and all individuals and organizations that promote peace and justice worldwide; United Nations Day, October 24; and Bishop Mariann.
• in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, for the clergy and people of the Church in the Province of the West Indies; our sister parish, St. Paul’s Knightsbridge, London; our partners in mission in the Episcopal Dioceses of Jerusalem and of Northern Malawi; Matthew and Kyle at General Theological Seminary; Jeff and Fr. Jean our Ministry Residents; Carlos our seminarian.
• the following who are sick or in need: Nancie, Ray, Vera, Dale, Anne, Lauren, Fr. Robert, Joe, Carole, Mary, Arnitta, David, Alice, Elaine, Fr. Lane, Nick, Alyson, Laura, Richard, Dorothy, Jean, Florence, Susan, Merlin, Robin, Helen, Lynne, Vernon, Robert, Anne, Paul, David, Ann, Deborah, Betsy, Sybil, Melvin, Gene, Bp. Tom, Fr. Richard, and Bp. Mark.
• the work of our Search Committee, Stewardship Committee and Vestry.
• the safe and healthy pregnancy for our parishioners Jennifer and Ashley.
• we give thanks for the ordination to the priesthood of Deacon Eric Lobsinger; our visitors and newcomers; for the hospitality, evangelization, pastoral care, and outreach our parishioners daily undertake.
• for those who have died, especially Fr. John Andrew.