Welcome to St. Paul's. Please join us at our 9:00 AM service on Sundays! Be sure to stay for Coffee Hour after the service, not only is the company great - but our coffee is also wonderful... we serve Fair Trade Coffee! Take some time to look around and please call or email us with any questions you may have.
Introducing The Sherrill Hall Art Gallery
Starting immediately, Sherrill Hall will have artists' 2 dimensional work rotating to brighten the walls while supporting local artists. First up is our own Watercolor Connection, the women who paint in Sherrill Hall on Tuesdays and host Natick Artist Open Studios here too. If you would like to exhibit in Sherrill Hall at anytime, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Report is now available Click here to download the Annual Report for 2017
From the Interim The Rev. Dr. Gale Davis
From the Interim
One of the things I love about my office is that it overlooks the fire station and each time the trucks go out to serve the community, lights blazing, sirens blaring, I say a small prayer for their safe return and for the health and well-being of the people they will serve. It's a small thing, but it has become an important thing to me. I am not brave enough, or trained, or even strong enough to do what these men and women do daily - sometimes so many times a day that I lose count. So I am grateful for their service to all of us.
Small things, like a prayer spoken silently, in haste or at leisure, can make a big difference to the one who is the recipient of that small thing. I do not believe the firefighters even know that they are prayed for each day I am in my office, but that is not the point. I know that those prayers connect me and them to God and also to each other. Most importantly, God knows and honors that connection. I will not ever be able to point directly to a time when those prayers made a difference to those serving, but I still know they matter because of the invisible connection we have because of the prayers.
I am one who believes that it is not enough to pray for people in peril or in ill health or even in times of great joy. One needs to sometimes do things that make a difference, enter into the challenges with those who are suffering or are in danger or to celebrate with those in great joy. However, I have come to realize that actions alone are ever enough either. “Prayer changes things” a sign in my office says. I have found that to be true, even without scientific proof. Prayer changes things for the recipient of that prayer and for the one who prays, and for God who comes to knows us differently each time we pray. So as I sit looking out my window at the fire station - with two trucks currently out on a mission - I encourage you to pray; pray for little things, my friends, and you can follow your prayers with action.
A Look Ahead - Save the Date – Mark Your Calendar
B-SAFE Week July 30 to August 3, 2018
Vacation Bible School “A Wrinkle in Time”
August 20 – August 24
Rummage Sale Saturday. September 15,
3 Services Resume and Church School Begins
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Holiday Fair November17, 2018 10:00AM to 2:00 PM
Financial Planning Speaker Series
This series, moderated by Karen Van Voorhis, will take place during coffee hour over three Sundays. This is part of St. Paul's ongoing educational efforts in the area of wellness for its parishioners, and an attempt to answer some of the many specific follow-up questions received after the four-part financial wellness series offered last spring. Topics and guest speakers will include: • January 28: Estate Planning: Essential Documents and Preserving Assets, with Natick resident Tricia D'Agostino (http://www.margolis.com/patricia-c-dagostino) • February 4: Senior Housing and Health Care: What's What? (Navigating Options and Costs), with Joan Harris (https://www.symphonycaremanagement.com/) The presenters are all seasoned experts in their fields, and we are lucky that they have generously volunteered their time for our benefit. Please grab a coffee and a snack at coffee hour on these three Sundays and join us for an invaluable education on these topics. See Karen Van Voorhis if you have any questions.
View the presentation from January 21, 2018 - Long Term Care Insurance
View the presentation from January 28, 2018 - Essential Estate Planning Tools
View the presentation from February 4, 2018 - Navagating Elder Care Resources.