The Forum on December 8, 2019, 9:30-10:20 a.m., at The Grand: The Virtues Project: empowering people to live more meaningful lives The Virtues Project is a global grassroots initiative promoting kindness, social justice, and integrity. OSP member, Courtney Zellmer, is on the Board of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, a nonprofit organization that brings artists and educators together to teach traditional subjects through creative means. Courtney has invited Mama Rashida to present at The Forum since she is a rostered artist who works with churches, communities, and schools in Baltimore, teaching The Virtues Project. Join us to reflect on the virtuous life, enjoy some dramatic play, and learn more about how local artists are working with youth in Baltimore.
The Forum on December 15, 2019, 9:30-10:20 a.m., at The Grand: Our Evolving Ministries. The Rev. Mary Luck Stanley’s transition to Co-Rector of our parish is an opportunity for all of us to think about our evolving ministries. Join Mary and Mark to hear about their ongoing insights into how God is calling them to serve this parish. We’ll also talk about ways to be inspired and discern what God might want each of us to do.
Free Christmas Concert: The St. Paul’s Choir: Sunday, December 15 at 7 p.m. at Old St. Paul’s, Baltimore. All are invited to this festive event!
Christmas Eve Early Service: with Christmas Pageant, brass, and choir, at 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Late Service: with brass, choir, sermon, and Holy Eucharist, at 9:30 p.m.
Christmas Day Service: a contemplative experience with sermon and Holy Eucharist, at 10:30 a.m.
Dear Members and Friends of Old St. Paul’s: I am excited to announce that the Vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has called the Rev. Mary Luck Stanley to be our Co-Rector (along with Mark) effective January 1, 2020. This decision recognizes and celebrates Mary’s evolving role as a priest at our church over the past thirteen years. The Rev. Mark Stanley introduced this change as a way of clarifying the way things are already working, as well as further developing a model of shared leadership. Bishop Sutton has given his enthusiastic blessing to this change. Mary will be the first women Rector in our church’s 328 year history. We will have a Celebration of New Ministry for Mary on Sunday, January 12 at the 10:30 service. In the meantime, please join me and the entire Vestry in congratulating Mary! Sincerely, Carol Sholes, Senior Warden