COVID Update Our Diocese has issued updated COVID guidelines for the fall, which includes encouraging (but not requiring) masks in church, designating a clearly marked location in the sanctuary for social distancing, and discouraging intinction (dipping the host in wine) during Holy Communion. Episcopal members are still encouraged to get vaccinated and stay up-to-date on booster shots. If anyone needs help getting vaccinations or booster shots please contact Mary Rosendale or Beth Washburn.
The full Diocesan guidelines are available here: https://www.diomass.org/news/diocesan-news/fall-2022-covid-19-guidelines
Blessing of the Animals October 1 There will be a Blessing of the Animals on Saturday October 1st at 3:00 p.m. on the lawn outside of St. Stephen’s. Pets, pictures of pets, and stuffed animals are welcome.
Flower Power Fundraiser is Back! Many of us like to plant new flower bulbs in the fall, so why not consider ordering for your needs from the catalog at the website below?
Your purchases will benefit St Paul’s Paint and Property Fund. This year we were able to have the exterior of the church building proper cleaned, repaired, and painted, thanks to your support of the fundraisers. We continue to plan for the same treatment to the badly deteriorated church hall, as soon as we raise the funds. We are halfway there! Please help out the community again this year.
These products are guaranteed to grow by Flower Power, the supplier. The company is easy to deal with and very responsive to customers. Please place your order by October 15 at our special website http://StPaulsChurch.fpfundraising.com Your product will be sent directly to you after Oct 15, at the right time for planting.
Let Laurie LaBrecque know if you have any concerns. Thank you for your consideration!
Women’s Spirituality Retreat Led by Jan White. Jan has her Master of Divinity and is retired from working in the mental health field. She will develop a topic as the focus around which our discussions will be centered and will prepare guided meditations for participants to experience. We will have Bible studies, spiritual activities, sing, pray, meditate, and get to know one another on a deeper, more spiritual level. Once you commit to attending, the fee is non-refundable as there are expenses involved with hosting a retreat.
When: October 15, 2022 (9AM – 4PM)
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Hopkinton, MA
Cost: $50 (includes facility, leader and lunch)
Please make checks payable to Dianne Belamarich and mail to 58 Elm Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
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):
- September 25 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
- September 28 7:00 p.m. Bible Study (St. Stephen’s)
- October 1 3:00 p.m. Blessing of the Animals (St. Stephen’s)
- October 2 11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
- October 5 7:00 p.m. Bible Study (St. Stephen’s)
- October 9 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
- October 15 9:00 a.m. – Women’s Spirituality Retreat