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Next Events:

23 Dec 2018, 10:00AM
Worship & Eucharist
23 Dec 2018, 05:00PM
Blue Christmas
25 Dec 2018, 10:30AM
Prayer Group
26 Dec 2018, 04:00PM
Community Pasta Supper
30 Dec 2018, 10:00AM
Worship & Eucharist
01 Jan 2019, 10:30AM
Prayer Group
06 Jan 2019, 10:00AM
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Weekly sermons are available. Simply navigate to Rector's Corner-->Sermon Audios (or take this link to 2018 sermons). Prior year sermons are also available.

Project Just Because Gift Collection December 16  Sunday, December 16th is the deadline for donations to Project Just Because Christmas "WishLists".  Please bring your gifts to the vestibule unwrapped (can be in the store bag) with the red paper heart inside the bag.  Gift cards should be in sealed envelopes with “gift card inside” noted and placed in a gift bag.  The gifts will be taken to the altar and blessed during the service.  A sincere thank-you to all who are generously donating to this important cause.

Collection for Serenity House through December 16  In December St. Paul's will be collecting personal care items for Serenity House instead of a food pantry. The following is a list of items the women's shelter can use:


shampoos/conditioners

soaps - liquid and bars

lotions/powder

deodorants
razors/shaving cream

feminine hygiene products

warm, fuzzy socks

soft throws (blankets).

There will be a drop-off box for these items to be
collected through December 16th.

Christmas Flower Sign Up  Now is the time to submit orders for poinsettias that will be on the altar during the Candlelight Christmas service.  You can select a white, pink or red poinsettia and give them in remembrance or thanksgiving for someone, or to honor or celebrate something/someone.  The cost for each poinsettia is $10 and you can opt to take the plant home with you after the Christmas Eve service or leave them for shut-ins.  Last day to order is December 16, 2018. Sign up forms are available in the bulletin; see Jane Desilets if you have any questions or call508 435 6477.

Greening of the Church December 16 Please help us deck the halls with boughs and wreaths after the service on December 16.

Red Cross Blood Drive December 21  This holiday season  give the gift of life.  The  American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Friday, December 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  It is estimated that one pint of donated blood can save as many as three people's lives, so new and returning eligible donors are encouraged to come, roll up their sleeves, and help ensure that lifesaving blood products are available for hospital patients.  Although walk-ins are invited, donors can save time by scheduling an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visiting redcrossblood.org and entering 3972a.   To streamline the process even further, donors can visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass to compete pre-donation reading and health history questions. 

 

December and Christmas Services 

 

Lessons and Carols December 23  The 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, December 23 will include Lessons and Carols. 

Blue Christmas Service, December 23 at 5:00 p.m.  For many people, Christmas can be a difficult time and a painful reminder of what has been lost.  For those dealing with financial strain, depression, grief, or illness, the holidays can be anything but happy.   To acknowledge this sadness and loneliness, we are once again having a special non-denominational “Blue Christmas” Service.   This service will include readings, candle lighting and silence and will focus on the hope and healing God offers to each one of us.   All are welcome, so please share this with anyone you think might benefit from such a service.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, December 24 at 7:00 p.m.  Candlelight, music, and the Christmas liturgy will be the highlights of this service celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Single Again Latin Jazz  The Single Again group will be holding an afternoon of Jazz at the Hopkinton Public Library January 5 from 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.   All are welcome to attend this event, which will feature a two hour program donated by Jim Benitez, the celebrity disc jockey for LATIN JAZZ NOW! on WICN Radio, a national public radio station.  New members are especially welcome and can sign up for email alerts to Single Again programs.

Save the Dates:

Serenity House Collection                     December 16

Project Just Because Collection              December 16

Last Day to Order Poinsettias                December 16

Greening of the Church                        December 16

Blood Drive                                        December 21, 10:00 -3:00

Lessons and Carols                              December 23, 10:00 a.m.

Blue Christmas Service                         December 23, 5:00 p.m.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service          December 24, 7:00 p.m.

Single Again Latin Jazz                         January 5, 1:15 - 3:30 p.m.