Many, many, many thanks to everyone who made our Christmas services a glorious success to the glory of God and in celebration of the Birth of Our Savior! Because of the way Christmas fell this year, there were four services within a 24 hour-period—a more difficult schedule even than Holy Week!—and your Altar Guild, Acolytes Guild, Ushers Guild, Lectors Guild, clergy, music staff and choir all put in untold hours of work to make it all happen. Please take the opportunity to thank those many people involved for their work and commitment. The 11:00 PM Christmas Eve service was down in attendance a bit this year due to the somewhat inclement weather and parishioner travel plans, but the 5:30 service was up considerably, with well over 100 in attendance.
I know that by this time most of you are sick to death of Christmas, but do try to make an effort to remember all 12 days of Christmas, if only to extend the joy, if not the business, of the season for just a bit longer. The work of the Church and the worship of Our Lord does not stop just because modern culture says that Christmas is over.
Your sincerely in Christ,
SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE
Sunday School will not meet this Sunday, December 31. Sunday School will resume on January 7.
Annual Meeting, January 28, 2018
At the Annual Meeting this year, we will be electing 2 vestry members to full three-year terms and a Junior Warden to a full two-year term. If you are interested in serving God and St. Paul’s in this way, please contact any member of the Nominating Committee: Sandy Miller, Keith Edwards, and Doug Munson
Sunday, January 7, 11:00 am—Solemn High Mass, The Feast of the Epiphany (transferred), with Procession to the Creche and the Blessing of the Chalk
Sunday, January 14, 12:30 pm—Special Coffee Hour in honor of our Organist Choirmaster Vince Peterson
Sunday, January 28, 11:00 am—Solemn High Mass, The Conversion of St. Paul and our Patronal Feast, followed by the Annual Meeting.
THIS SUNDAY AT ST. PAUL’S
December 31, 11:00 AM—The First Sunday after Christmas (Low Mass With Hymns)
Old Testament: Isaiah 61:10-62:3
New Testament: Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7
Gospel: John 1-1-18
Angels from the realms of glory, Regent Square, 93
Good Christian friends, rejoice, In dulci jubilo, 107
In the bleak mid-winter, Cranham, 112
Christians, awake, salute the happy morn, Yorkshire, 106
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
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The Rev. Dr. Sean M. Wallace, Interim
Vince Peterson, Music Director