The Forum – November 23: The Liturgy of the Word

maryJoin The Rev. Mary Luck Stanley for an exploration of the first half of our Sunday worship service. Your own experience will be enriched by learning the historical background, origins, and purpose of the prayers, readings, creed, and sermon. You will be invited to write “Prayers of the People” that will be used at a future worship service.

The Forum is held on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. at the Grand Historic Venue, next door to the Church on North Charles Street.

The Angel Tree

AngelTreebannerThis year Old St. Paul’s has chosen Paul’s Place in Washington Village/Pig Town to be the recipient of our Angel Tree Giving Program. As part of their Holiday Program, Paul’s Place organizes a Gift Shop where parents can come and shop for their children free of charge. Please stop by the Angel Tree (located at the North Tower) and select a card with a gift idea. Then bring your unwrapped item and place it under the tree on any Sunday up to and including December 14 so that we can make the delivery to Paul’s Place.  You can also keep the Angel Pin that is on the cards. Any questions may be directed to Teri Bickford at Thank You!

Seafarers’ Christmas Box Outreach Project:  It’s Christmas Time again, and it came before Halloween this year! 

Are you shopping for Christmas, yet?  I have never seen Christmas items out as early as this, but it helps us remember that now is the time to consider the many men and women who work on the ships that bring consumer goods into our port.  Our ambassador to the seafarers, Allene Taylor, says the men and women so look forward to these small tokens of our concern for their well-being and spirituality. To get a jump on the collecting, (we always try to fill at least 100 boxes) please consider bringing one or two small items each Sunday.  Anyone who would like to bring multiples of the same item earns a special place in heaven.  Items can go into the basket in the North Tower, and there is also a list of the things we need for you to take while shopping.  If you would like to donate money so that the committee can shop for you, put a check in the collection plate labeled Seafarers.  See Lynn or Allene for more information.  Save the date:  December 7 – The Seafarers’ Wrap Party and Luncheon in the Undercroft after Church.