9:00 am Adult Bible Study 10:30 am Holy Eucharistic Rite II
11:45 am Coffee & Conversation
Thought for the Week:
“Politicians compete for the highest offices. Business tycoons scramble for a bigger and bigger piece of the pie. Armies march and scientists study and philosophers philosophise and preachers preach and labourers sweat. But in that silent baby, lying in that humble manger, there pulses more potential power and wisdom and grace and aliveness than all the rest of us can imagine.”
― Brian D. McLaren
ST. PAUL'S PATTER
Thanks to everyone who participated in our joyous Elizabethan Frolic. Special kudos to Elizabeth Mapp for her writing and direction, to Matthew Johnson for excellent cuisine, and to the musicians, Michael Curtis, Joanne Fox and Erin Byrne. Many fine role characterizations and lovely costumes. It was truly beautiful! The best yet. Old Queen Bess (Rev Barbara) hands over the role to Young Bess (Maureen).
Next Sunday, Dec.11, Advent 3, our preacher will be Jon Coventry. Also that day: the St. Nicholas Bake Sale after the service. Donations of baked goods and crafts are welcome! Proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity.
Poinsettias for Christmas: Please let the office know if you wish to purchase poinsettias in memory of, or in honor of a loved one. Forms will be available as bulletin inserts the next two Sundays. The poinsettias are $10 each. We need to know your name and your loved one’s name, whether it is In Memory or In Honor. Deadline is Dec. 18.
Saturday, Dec. 10, all are invited to an Advent Quiet Day, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Come and refresh your spirituality! Bring your own brown bag lunch. Continental breakfast will be provided.
Also on Saturday, Dec. 10, the next session of “Revitalize Ohio” will be held at St, Mark’s Episcopal Church.
Also on Dec. 10, the Metropolitan Opera broadcast will begin at 1 p.m. at Tinseltown (renovations are over, so the opera broadcasts are there again). This is a new one: “L’amour de Lion” by Saaiaho. Barbara will discuss it at 12 noon at Einstein Brothers Bagels on the Strip.
In two weeks, Dec. 18, we will have a busy day. Our service will be the beloved Lessons and Carols, with Eucharist. Thereafter our Coffee Hour will be a “thank you” reception honoring Rev Barbara for her 11 years of ministry at St. Paul’s. Simultaneously, some of you may wish to start Greening the church of Christmas (which can also be done on Saturday morning, Dec. 24). In the afternoon at 3 p.m., will be a reprise of the Readers’ Theatre presentation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
Wednesday morning class will complete “The Courage to Grow Old” by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, chapters 11 & 12, at 10 a.m. in the Guild Hall Dec. 7. Their next book is by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
Choir rehearsals Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
Evensong this Friday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 in the Lady Chapel, observing Saint Nicholas.