Tue, 12 Dec 2017

Next Events:

17 Dec 2017, 10:00AM
Worship & Eucharist
19 Dec 2017, 10:30AM
Prayer Group
24 Dec 2017, 10:00AM
Worship & Eucharist
26 Dec 2017, 10:30AM
No prayer group meeting today
31 Dec 2017, 10:00AM
Morning Prayer Service
02 Jan 2018, 10:30AM
Prayer Group
07 Jan 2018, 10:00AM
Worship & Eucharist
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Gordon's  22 October 2017 sermon is available. Simply navigate to Rector's Corner-->Sermon Audios (or take this link to 2017 sermons)


Collection for Serenity House December 10  

The collection for Serenity House will take continue on December 10.  The following is a list of items the women's shelter can use:


soaps - liquid and bars


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 December 3rd and 10th.

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 17,  2017. Sign up forms are available in the bulletin; see Jane Desilets if you have any questions or call508 435 6477.

Project Just Because Gift Collection December 17 

On December 17 we will be collecting the children’s gifts for Project Just Because.  Please remember that gifts are not to be wrapped, though they can be placed in gift bags and/or wrapping paper can be donated with the gift.  Gift cards should be in sealed envelopes and “gift card inside” noted on the gift bag.   Suggested value for each gift offering is $40 or more.  Thanks to all who generously donate to this important cause.

December and Christmas Services 

Blue Christmas Service, December 17 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.

Holy Eucharist Service, December 24 at 10:00 a.m.   We will hold our regular Sunday Holy Eucharist service at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 24.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, December 24 at 6:00 p.m.  Candlelight, music, Holy Eucharist, and the Christmas liturgy will be the highlights of this service celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Please note that there will not be a service on Monday, December 25.  

New Year’s Eve, Morning Prayer, December 31 at 10:00 a.m.  The 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, December 31 will be Morning Prayer instead of the Holy Eucharist.

Don’t Forget to Submit Your Pledge Sheet 

If you were not able to offer your pledge sheet on Stewardship Sunday, it is not too late!  Please put the sheet in the offering plate, email the information to our treasurer, Pam Main at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR  ground mail to:  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church    61 Wood St.    Hopkinton, MA 01748.  If you need a pledge sheet please see Sue Ramsley.  Thanks to all who have already submitted their pledge sheets. 

Save the Dates:

Serenity House Collection                     December 10

Vestry Meeting                                       December 10, 11:45 p.m.

Potluck Brunch                                       December 10

Giving Tree Collection                            December 17

Last Day to Order Christmas Flowers    December 17

Greening of the Church                          December 17

Blue Christmas                                       December 17  5:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist                December 24 10:00 a.m.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service        December 24  6:00 p.m

Morning Prayer                                        ecember 31 10:00 a.m.