Gordon's 24 December 2017 sermon is available. Simply navigate to Rector's Corner-->Sermon Audios (or take this link to 2017 sermons)
Food Pantry Sunday March 4 We will be collecting for the Ashland Food Pantry, and they have requested the following items:
- juice boxes
- school snacks;
- rice mixes but not pasta presently
- Spaghettio's and ravioli, canned
- canned fruit
- baking mixes.
Flu Precautions: Because we are now experiencing an intense influenza season, the parishioners of St. Paul’s will be observing the following health precautions during our worship services:
For the Peace: There will be no physical contact (shaking hands, touching, hugging); we will offer a verbal peace only, and hope to shake hands and hug again soon!
For the Eucharist: Because the sacrament of Communion does not require partaking of the wine, we will be offered the bread alone until this epidemic passes.
Collection for Hurricane Maria Victims The Hopkinton Christian Service Connection (HCSC) -- an affiliation of the mission/service arm of churches in Hopkinton, including St. Paul's -- is now accepting donations to help people in Puerto Rico. To save on shipping costs, the HCSC is looking for cash or gift card donations. Gift cards in the amounts of $5 or $10 are the most helpful, and should be from one of the following stores: TJ Maxx, Walgreens, CVS, Sears, Walmart, or KMart. St. Paul's will ask the HCSC to send some of the gift cards to a church in Puerto Rico known to Tony Martinez and his family. The HCSC will be collecting over the next 3 weeks. If you'd like to donate, please place your donation in the collection plate (gift cards should have the amount written on the card, cash should be placed in an envelope labeled "PR donation," and checks should be made out to St. Paul's with "PR Donation" in the memo line.) You can also give the donations directly to Sue Ramsley. Thanks in advance for your generosity.
Can Tabs Collected Next time you drink a can of soda, pop off the aluminum (not steel) tab and deposit it in the designated container in the church hall. We will be collecting these "pop tops" for the Shriners, which will recycle them to raise money.
Cell Phones and Button Batteries Collected There are now collection containers for used cell phones and button batteries located on the table next to the church office. Both items will be donated to the Hopkinton Senior Center, who uses them to raise funds. Thanks to Barb Beale for organizing this!
Organ Redemption Day, March 24, 2018 St. Paul’s will take the Hopkinton Recycling Center Redeemables Concession on March 24. All proceeds will be donated to the St. Paul’s Organ Fund. Bring your clean redeemable bottles and cans to the Hopkinton Recycling Center on Wood Street during its hours of operation, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please sort your bottles/cans by glass, plastic, and aluminum. Use separate bags or boxes for each. Twenty-four unit glass container boxes would also be welcome. These are otherwise known as “beer boxes”; all glass needs to be in such a container when it is redeemed at the Redemption Center in Milford.
Save the Dates:
Community Pasta Supper February 28
Food Pantry Sunday March 4
Vestry Meeting March 11 11:45 a.m.
Potluck Brunch March 11
Organ Redemption Day March 24