Welcome to St. Paul's. Please join us at one of our three services on Sundays!  Be sure to stay for Coffee Hour after the 10:00 A.M. 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.

Join us at the Outreach Holiday Fair Saturday

Please come to our Outreach Holiday Fair this Saturday, November 17th from 10AM - 2PM and bring a friend! There are crafters, face painting and kids’ activities, a bake sale, a white elephant sale, a delicious lunch and a Silent Auction with gift baskets, restaurant gift cards, cultural events, sports opportunities and more. Proceeds from the Holiday Fair  support outreach ministries - join us!

 

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

From the Interim  The Rev. Dr. Gale Davis

Good People,

 A Holy and Blessed Advent to you!

Yes its already Advent! As we have done for the past two years, we are celebrating the ancient tradition of a Seven Week Advent. You can read more about the history of this longer Advent season and its resurrection in the modern church at theadventproject.org.  This year we are changing up the blue lighting in the sanctuary a bit, so you will encounter the same soft blue tinge to our space, but in new ways.

You will find blue candlesticks on the altar, blue chalices and patens and, at the front of the altar, a Jesse tree that will have the Jesse tree symbols added to it each week by our church school children (see Beth’s article following!)

 We will be making all these “blueing” changes on Saturday, November 10, at 9:00. All are welcome to come join us to make it all happen.

My hope is that you will find the sanctuary calmer and that it will be a place apart from the frenzy of the ”Christmas Season” and the merchandising culture that surrounds us at this time of year. Advent is the time we should be anticipating the coming of Jesus again. It is a time to think about what it means to be one of Christ’s own. It is a season of anticipation and hope, reflection and self-correction. My prayer is that your Advent will be all this and more, so that when Christmas really does come, we will all be ready to embrace God’s presence in our lives in new and life-giving ways! May we truly be born again at Christmas.   Gale+

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!