Announcements From Sunday, November 26

Welcome to St. Paul’s!  We hope you enjoyed worshiping with us this morning.  Take a moment to say “hello” to Father. Shawn, sign our guest book if you would, and please join us for Hospitality Hour next door!

Please join us for Coffee & Hospitality Hour in the Common Room after the 10am service. Today we are having a Potluck Coffee hour.  Thank you to everyone for bringing a small donation of holiday left0vers.  If you are with us for the first time please join us and partake in our hospitality.

Next Sunday, December 3 we will have coffee hour instead of a Parish Breakfast.  If you can host hospitality next Sunday please put your name on the Sign-up sheet.

St. Paul’s  signed up for the Adopt a Family program .  Thank you to the Stone Family for spearheading our participation.  Please take a gingerbread man from the Christmas tree in the back of the church.  Deadline for unwrapped gifts is December 3.

The Holiday Boutique is this week!  Donations of gently used items, new items and handcrafted items are needed for the tables. Baked goods for sale are also needed (with labels – contains nuts, gluten-free etc.)  Volunteers are needed to setup on Wednesday, 11/29 starting at 5pm.  A light supper will be provided.  The setup continues on Thursday 11/30 and Friday 12/1.  Your help is greatly appreciated.  Sign up sheets are in the Narthex.  If you have card tables we could borrow please bring them to the church byWednesday, November 29.  Please put your name on it or on tape so we can get it back to you.      Thanks, Lorraine Ritchie and Tracie Wyatt – Co-Chairs.

There will not be a Mid-Week Eucharist on November 29 as Fr. Shawn won’t be available.   The Healing Service will resume on December 6.

St. Paul’s has a Downtown Holiday tree at the corner of Highland Road and School Street.  Thank you to everyone who came out on Friday to decorate the tree and to the Nursery School teachers and children for making the decorations.

Holiday Boutique Saturday!

Join us this Saturday, December 2, from 9:00am to 2:00pm for our Annual Holiday Boutique.   Come have breakfast with Santa and then shop for Christmas gifts!  We’ll have new items, gently used items, hand-crafted items, and baked goods for sale.  The funds raised from our Holiday Boutique and 50/50 Raffle go to support St Paul’s outreach programs.

 

City Tree Lighting and Merry Tree Festival

This Saturday, the 25th, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, the City of Glen Cove will be kicking off the Holiday Season with horse and carriage rides, pictures with Santa, and free hot cocoa in the Village Square.  Saturday also marks the beginning of the Merry Tree Festival.  Our downtown streets will be lined with trees decorated by local businesses and organizations.  St Paul’s has a tree this year too!  Look for ours at the corner of Highland and School Street. The decorations on the tree were made by our Nursery School students. To wrap up the festivities, at 4:45pm is the City Tree Lighting  (also in the Village Square).  Father Shawn will be again offering up the prayer during the lighting ceremony.

 

 

Announcements From Sunday, November 19

The Flowers on the Altar are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Jane Rosemary Holzkamp given by Fred Holzkamp.  May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Please join us for our hospitality in the Common Room after the 10am service. Thank you to Fellowship Café Committee for hosting coffee hour today.  On November 26 we will have a Potluck Coffee hour.  When you come to church that day please bring a small donation of pie, cake, cheese or fruit, and leave on the table in the Common Room.

The Holiday Boutique is two weeks away.  Donations of gently used items, new items and handcrafted items are needed for the tables. Baked goods for sale are also needed (with labels – contains nuts, gluten-free etc.)  Volunteers are needed to setup on Wednesday, 11/29  starting at 5pm.  A light supper will be provided.  The setup continues on Thursday 11/30 and Friday 12/1.  Your help is greatly appreciated. Sign up sheets are in the Narthex. If you have  card tables we could borrow please bring them to the church by Wednesday, November 29. Please put your name on it or on tape so we can get it back to you. Thanks, Lorraine Ritchie and Tracie Wyatt – Co-Chairs.

There will be a Mid-Week Service this week.  There will not be a Mid-Week Eucharist on November 29.  The Healing Service will resume on December 6.

The Parish Office is closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.

You will have noticed the votive candle “box” in the front of the church.  This is a traditional Eastern Orthodox Christian style as opposed to what you might be used to in many Western churches.  A votive candle or prayer candle is lit as a votive offering in an act of Christian prayer, especially within the Anglican and Roman Catholic Christian denominations, among others. In Christianity, votive candles are commonplace in many churches, as well as home altars, and symbolize the “prayers the worshipper is offering for him or herself, or for other people.”