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
The Forum on November 10 at 9:30 a.m.at The Grand: The Basics of the Four Gospels. Join Mark Stanley to examine the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John so that you can better understand and engage them. How were they written? Why do they have differences? What is their main message about Jesus? What do they have to say to us today?
The Forum on November 17 at 9:30-10:20 am at The Grand: Building Trust through Better Communication. Whether you want to have more effective communication with your loved ones, or you hope to have more fulfilling conversations with colleagues and friends, you can develop key skills that will help you influence the sense of trust in any group. In meetings, gatherings, and parties, you can be a positive influencer in conversations by exercising certain skills, thereby helping people to feel listened to, respected, and better understood. This is what loving your neighbor as yourself looks like!
November 24 Greening of the Church: On this date there is NO EDUCATION HOUR so that all ages can stay after the 10:30 service for the Greening of the Church, which will include decorating the church and crafts for children. There will not be Youth Group, Sunday School, or The Forum on this date. But there will still be Children’s Worship and Nursery Care.