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October 19, 2014

Godly Play Teacher Training, October 25th

By Sarah Punderson , 1:32 pm

The next Godly Play teacher training will be held on Saturday, October 25th at 8 a.m. To learn more about Godly Play trainings or how to be of help, contact Manny Mercer. 

Organ Recital & Choral Evensong – Sunday October 26th

By Arabella , 1:21 pm

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Open to the public. 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
http://www.stpaulschestnuthill.org/music/concerts-recitals/organ-recitals

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.

October 14, 2014

Faith Forum this Sunday: Jewish Views of the Afterlife

By Sarah Punderson , 12:28 pm

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.

Pumpkins for Halloween at Shady Brook Farm

By Sarah Punderson , 12:11 pm

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.

October 7, 2014

October 2014 ‘Tidings’ Monthly Newsletter Available

By Sarah Punderson , 4:03 pm

The October issue of ‘Tidings’, Saint Paul’s monthly newsletter, is available online. Click here to read it!

Tuesday Evening Series with Richard Rohr DVD

By Sarah Punderson , 11:24 am

Beginning October 14, on three consecutive Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. in Dixon House, Rector Cliff Cutler will lead a discussion of the newly released Richard Rohr DVD series entitled Embracing an Alternative Theology—the Legacy of St. Francis.  Richard Rohr is a Franciscan friar, an ordained Roman Catholic priest, and an ecumenical teacher appreciated globally.  In the first segment, Fr. Rohr examine Atonement theology, traditional and alternative.  Does God’s love need to be purchased or does it come without conditions?

Movie Night, Heaven is for Real, 10/17

By Sarah Punderson , 10:18 am

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church will host the Center for Contemporary Mysticism (CCM) on Friday, 10/17 at 7:30 p.m. for a film screening of Heaven is for Real in the Parish Hall.

The movie is about a young boy who suffers a near-death experience in which he claims to have visited heaven. The boy enters the hospital with a life-threatening illness. An incredible story that seems to confirm the existence of heaven, the boy’s astonished parents seek meaning in the alleged miracle that has turned their once-peaceful lives completely upside down. Come and bring your favorite movie snack. A discussion will follow.

 

 

Parish Supper to be held on October 16th

By Sarah Punderson , 10:08 am

A parish supper will be held on Thursday, October 16th at 6 p.m. in the Saint Paul’s Parish Hall.  Family Suppers are an opportunity for all families to come to St. Paul’s for an evening of fellowship and good food. We welcome all volunteers to help with cooking, set-up and cleaning, and so if you feel called to help out in anyway, please contact Manny.

Bible Study on Wednesday Mornings

By Sarah Punderson , 10:02 am

On Wednesday morning, October 8th  from 10:30-11:45 a.m. bible study will be held on the Book of Leviticus. Leviticus is a book of worship and merits attention as it requires an examination of the nature of sacrifice. It provides the origin of the notion of a “scapegoat.”  It treats of atonement and grace and God’s “holy” people.  It is the Scripture Jesus, Paul, and the Gospelers knew before there was Christian theology and upon which these theologians built.

September 30, 2014

Wednesday Eucharist at the Labyrinth

By Sarah Punderson , 2:40 pm

Every Wednesday at noon parishioners gather for Holy Communion and prayers for healing. Up until now the service has been held in the chapel where steps make it inaccessible for some. Beginning in October, the Wednesday service will 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!

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