Welcome to St. Paul's. Please join us at either the 8am, 10am or 5:15pm service on Sundays!  Be sure to stay for Coffee Hour after the 10am 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.

 
 

Annual Report is now available  Click here to download the Annual Report for 2017

From the Interim  The Rev. Dr. Gale Davis

Good People!

It is with great joy and anticipation of what we can do together that I accepted the invitation from our Bishop, Wardens and Vestry to serve as your Interim Priest. This is not a call I was expecting or sought, but it is one that brings me great happiness, as I will be able to use my training and experience to serve the community of St. Paul's, which I have grown to love, in a unique way. I am hoping you will also think about what unique gifts and experiences you might like to bring to this community in this Interim time and talk with me or the Wardens about them. Together “We are St. Paul’s” and we are going forward!

Interim times are times when a community can truly take stock of itself, applaud its successes and build on that which is in progress. It is also a time to examine what might need to be changed to better serve the whole congregation, to look at ministries that are flagging or not getting the support they once did, to try new things and see how they fit, and to think about who we are apart from Jon and his wonderful leadership.

Its also time to move things around - from files to offices to furniture in the church - just to see how it works. It is a time set apart from “how we always do things” to be instead a time to dream about ”what might God be asking us to do?”

I think of Interim time as a time to make mistakes as much as a time to discover the next best thing about ourselves and what we can offer to the greater community. I personally hope to facilitate the organization of systems and processes to make it easier for people to know how to be involved and to feel welcomed to join groups that might, to the outsider, feel closed. I am excited about working with the Vestry, the Wardens, the chairs and co-chairs of committees, and the staff to serve you all week - not just on Sundays! So stop on by and say hello. I am on the first floor of Gale House with a wonderful view of the fire trucks - every 4-year-old's dream (and mine!) 

Blessings and Love, Gale+

 

"The Path" During the course of the year, we will be reading and discussing "The Path" in order to more fully understand the main stories in the Jude-Christian tradition. Path 18 Reading (click here to download)

 

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.

Frank White has written an excellent article detailing Albert Carlson's bequest to St. Paul's and its use in helping to fulfill the financial needs of the parish.  Click here to read the article.

Read about our recent outreach trip to Tanzania!