The St. Paul’s Search Committee would like to invite everyone to participate in Neighborhood Prayer Walks. These are recommended by the Diocese as part of the discernment process during the transition period. Dates and times are listed below. It’s not just walking around; it’s not just praying. It’s walking through our neighborhood praying with your eyes and your ears wide open. It’s noticing signs of hope and signs of need, asking how God calls St. Paul’s to be present to both, and noticing what God is up to. An important part of the parish’s discernment process is asking “Who is St. Paul’s to Carroll Gardens” and “What might God be calling St. Paul’s to do?” The Neighborhood Prayer Walks is one method of gathering answers to these questions. All the instructions will be provided by the group leaders. I encourage one to take part.
See you at Mass.
NEIGHBORHOOD PRAYER WALKS
The Search Committee would like to invite the you to participate in a neighborhood prayer walk. This is a way of gathering God’s guidance for St. Paul’s during this discernment period. We will gather as a group in the church, say a prayer, and then go out in small groups to prayerfully observe our neighborhood. We’ll reconvene back at the church and record our observations. All are welcome to attend.
Organized prayer walks will be held on:
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30pm (That’s tonight!)
Sunday, October 14 following coffee hour.
Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 pm
Or you may do your own prayer walk at your leisure—we will provide you all the needed instructions. Just make sure to submit your observations to the Search Committee. Contact us for more information: email@example.com.
Your Search Committee
STEWARDSHIP MONTH AT ST. PAUL’S
Now is the time to let us know what you can contribute to our 2019 stewardship campaign. Please return your pledge card. To pledge electronically or if you have any questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS SUCCESS!
St. Paul’s had a very successful and well-attended Blessing of the Animals this past Sunday. Many thanks to the Hospitality Guild crew for all the extra works setting up Coffee Hour in the back of the church. A short article with a few pictures were posted on the “Pardon Me For Asking” blogspot and can be seen here. Also, thanks to Drew, one picture appeared on the national church’s Facebook page. We’ll have more pictures uploaded to the St. Paul’s website soon.
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: BIBLE BASICS CLASS
Fr. Wallace will be teaching an 8-session Bible Basics/Bible 101 class this fall, 1:00 after Coffee Hour, beginning Sunday, October 21 (Please note new start date). Ever wanted to know more about the Bible but were intimidating by the whole “Word of God” thing? Now’s your chance to find out and ask questions. Please let Fr. Wallace know, email@example.com, if you are interested.
Sunday, October 21
St. Paul’s welcomes as our guest preacher The Rev’d Claire Woodley, Canon for Ministry Support for the Diocese of Long Island on Sunday, October 21.
MARK YOUR FALL CALENDARS
Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am, Annual Requiem of the Guild of All Souls
Sunday, November 11, 11:00 am, Remembrance Sunday
Sunday, November 11, 12:30 pm, All-Parish Meeting, about the transition and rector search, at Coffee Hour
PRAYERS FOR ST. PAUL’S DURING THE TRANSITION AND RECTOR SEARCH
As you read the Eblast each week, it is a good opportunity to take 30 seconds and offer a prayer for St. Paul’s during its transition and for the members of the Search Committee. Prayers to that effect will be included each week in the Eblast.
For St. Paul’s:
O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, we beseech thee, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see light,, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Search Committee:
Eternal God, the foundation of all wisdom and the source of all courage: enlighten with your grace the Search Committee of this congregation, and so rule their minds, and guide their counsel that in all things they may seek your glory and promote the mission of your Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THIS COMING SUNDAY: The 21st Sunday after Pentecost
October 7, 2018
Sunday's Appointed Readings and Homily
The First Reading—Job 23:1-9, 16-17
The Gospel—Mark 10:17-31
Hymn at the Entrance: “Father all loving, who rulest in majesty,” Hymnal, 568
Anthem: “The Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee”─Jean Berger
Hymn at Communion: “O for a closer walk with God” Hymnal, 683
Hymn at the Dismissal: “Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven,” Hymnal, 410
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
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The Rev. Dr. Sean M. Wallace, Interim
Alex Canovas, Music Director
Nathan Taylor, Organist