Advent Gospel Study We will be meeting on Wednesday nights (Nov. 30, Dec. 7,14) at 6:30 for a potluck and lectio divina style study and then at 7-8 we will be studying the upcoming Advent Gospel reading. This will be held at St. Stephens.
Giving Tree On Sunday November 20, 10 Giving Tree tags were claimed at St Paul’s, from the 10 that St Stephen’s shared with us from their giving tree. Each tag lists a needy child, their age, their holiday gift wish. Peggy Yankee their junior warden is going to bring us more tags, so you still have an opportunity on Sunday, November 27, to choose a child to support this Christmas. Each tag has a stub for your name and phone to leave at church, so that we know who is bringing gifts. The wrapped gifts with tags attached are due Dec 11 at St Paul’s or to St Luke’s Catholic Church (70 W Main Street) in Westborough who is coordinating the donations and delivery. Hope you find it in your heart to make a wish come true this Christmas.
Blue Christmas December 21 It’s not unusual to feel “blue” during the holidays, and the Blue Christmas service acknowledges this. The service will be held on December 21 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s. You can request a Zoom link to the service in advance by going to https://stpaulhopkinton.org/index.php/events/calendar/eventdetail/19913/14%7C17%7C18/st-stephens-service-holy-eucharist.
Diocesan Advent Online Retreat, Saturday December 3, 9:30 a.m. – noon. This morning retreat, led by the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, “will seek to create a space of prayer big enough to encompass both what disturbs and shakes us, and what brings comfort and hope.’ The retreat will include presentations, silence, singing, solitude, and small group conversation. The retreat is free and open to all and is sponsored by both Episcopal dioceses in Massachusetts and the Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ. For more information and to register, please go to https://www.diomass.org/event/advent-2022-retreat
St. Paul's Cycle of Prayer This week we ask prayers for:
Save the Dates (All events are at St. Paul’s unless otherwise noted):
- November 27 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
- November 30 6:30 p.m. Advent Gospel Study (St. Stephen’s)
- December 4 11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
- December 21 6:30 p.m. Blue Christmas (St. Stephen’s)