At the Faith Forum this Sunday (11/2) David Griffith, Director of Episcopal Community Services, will explore with us how A Generous Life is a Life Worth Living in the Dixon House from 9:15-10:15 a.m.
The first Family Pot-Luck of the new school year has been scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 4:30 p.m., hosted by Chesley Lightsey and Sherri Hamilton. Click here for directions to 110 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave. You are welcome to bring appetizers, snacks, salads, entree, dessert or any beverage of your choice. Family Pot-Lucks are one of the ways we get together as a parish to enjoy each other’s company.
Wednesday morning (10/29) Bible Study in Dixon House from 10:30-11:45 a.m. is engaged in a close reading of the Book of Leviticus. New participants are invited to join in at any time. Discussion is lively as we explore Jewish scripture on its own terms and as the root of our Christian tradition.
This Tuesday evening (10/28) will be the final discussion in a series of three with Rector Cliff Cutler about the newly released Richard Rohr DVD series entitled Embracing an Alternative Theology—the Legacy of St. Francis from 7-8:30 p.m. in Dixon House. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan friar, an ordained Roman Catholic priest, and an ecumenical teacher appreciated globally.
Every Wednesday at noon parishioners gather for Holy Communion and prayers for healing. A recent change, Wednesday service will now take place at the labyrinth upon the altar at the labyrinth’s center. This is a completely accessible location. The labyrinth is also a healing part of the church. Its octagonal shape signifies the eighth day which in the Christian tradition is the day of new creation. Within the eight sides of the labyrinth we are restored “to wholeness and strength” as we pray in the healing portion of the service. You are invited to join in the weekday Eucharist at an accessible and very healing place in our church. You will find yourself renewed!
On Wednesday (10/22) morning from 10:30-11:45 a.m. bible study will be held on the Book of Leviticus. This book of worship requires us to examine the nature of sacrifice and treats of atonement and grace and God’s holy people. It is the Scripture Jesus, Paul, and the Gospelers knew and upon which subsequent theologians built. Knowing the Old Testament grounds and enriches our understanding of the New. All are welcome to begin any week; no previous learning or homework is required.
The next Godly Play teacher training will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. To learn more about Godly Play trainings or how to be of help, contact Manny Mercer.
Open to the public. Come early and stay for the reception. The freewill offering supports the music program at Saint Paul’s.
4:30pm Ann Stookey Memorial Organ Recital
David Ball – The Juilliard School, New York, NY
Program and bio
5:00pm Choral Evensong
Guest conductor: Dale Adelmann, Canon for Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta
Sung by the Adult Choir of Saint Paul’s
Responses – William Smith
Jesus College Service – William Matthias
Let My Prayer Be Set Forth – Hubert Middleton
All Wisdom Cometh From the Lord – Philip Moore
A reception follows in the Parish Hall. All are welcome.
This Sunday (10/19) at 9:15 a.m. at the Adult Faith Forum, Rabbi Simcha Raphael, PhD in psychology and author of Jewish Views of the Afterlife (2009) will explore teachings in scripture, Rabbinic literature, mystical traditions as well as contemporary research to offer an examination of life after death from a Jewish perspective. The group meets in the Dixon House Library.
Excited about Halloween? Please join Saint Paul’s parishioners on a trip to Shady Brook Farm for Pumpkin Fest. This will be an opportunity for the children to take a wagon ride to the patch to pick their own pumpkin for Halloween. Shady Brook Farm is in Morrisville and so we will depart from Saint Paul’s at 10 a.m. on October 18th. Families are welcome to car-pool or drive by themselves. Please note that you will have to carry the pumpkins you pick and they will be weighed at $0.59/lb. For more information, contact Manny.