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.

 
 

St. Paul's Annual Fall Rummage Sale

September 15, 2018  9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

All proceeds benefit our Outreach Ministries

 

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 info@stpaulsnatick.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

Good People

Thank you to all who helped move the platforms last Sunday! What a crew you all are! If you were not here for the move, you will no doubt notice when you walk in that we have moved the platforms forward in order to give us a better sense of the altar being in the center, with God's people gathered together around God's table. Also, you will likely notice that the Bishop’s chair is in the center, behind the altar. This is especially appropriate during at interim time because, in the absence of a rector, he is even closer to us, caring and pastoring us as we move forward toward finding our new rector. Remember most of all that we are trying this out, and that we can change everything back to the way it was - or even change it to a completely different formation. The installation of the platforms has always been intended to provide us with flexibility in our worship space.

 To provide a more significant presence among us, the Bishop has appointed Martha Hubbard as our Regional Canon. Martha will be supporting us in our transition process - overseeing the work of both the Vestry and the Search Committee, providing assistance, suggestions and encouragement as we go forward. This is a new position for our Diocese and it will take some experimenting to see how we can best use the many skills and talents that Martha has to offer us. Martha brings to her new role 25 years of parish leadership experience and a dedication to education and formation as central to congregational development.  She has been the Dean of the Merrimack Valley Deanery since 2016 and has been active in Deanery leadership as a co-convener of the deanery assembly.  She is a founding member of the Lower Merrimack Valley Collaborative of six Episcopal churches seeking congregational vitality and development together.  She is also a past president of the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center Board of Directors and has been a mentor in the Making Excellent Disciples Program. I hope we will have an opportunity to welcome Martha, as a parish, soon.

As always, I invite your comments and most of all appreciate your flexibility and willingness to try out new things! Blessings, Gale+

 

A Look Ahead - Save the Date – Mark Your Calendar

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.

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!