Preparing for Advent
Poinsettia order forms are located in the Narthex. You may also email your order to Jennifer (email@example.com) and make sure to include the dedication. “In memory of ________” or “In thanksgiving of ______”. Poinsettia donations are $10/each.
Coats for Christmas
Cooler weather is finally here. Along with the cooler weather comes children without coats. For the fourth year in a row, your Outreach Commission has requested the Christmas Outreach Project be to buy coats, hats, gloves and even socks for needy children at Katy and Hutsell Elementary. I hope you choose a good coat for this area. Please bring coats and accessories on or before Sunday, December 4th. I will deliver the coats on December 5th. The schools need time to distribute the coats to the children before the Holidays begin.
This year’s Advent Study – Living Well Through Advent 2022: Practicing Simplicity with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind from Living Compass is available to pickup on the Narthex counter. It’s also available for download—please see the Epistle for links to download.
Advent 2022 Schedule and Activities
The season of Advent is on the way! See all of the activities below:
November 27th—The First Sunday of Advent
Advent Wreath Making during Formation Hour
Join your friends from St. Paul’s on Sunday, Nov. 27th by signing up for a wreath making kit and seating for your family. We will make the wreaths in the Parish Hall. A donations basket will be available in that day to help offset the cost of supplies. Please sign up in the Narthex, on the signup genius or email the office.
St. Paul’s will be hosting another blood drive with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center on Saturday, Nov. 27th from 12-4:30pm. One of St. Paul’s core values is giving back to the community and with a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be in the parish, a coworker, loved one or neighbor. Please reserve your time slot by visiting:
December 4th—The Second Sunday of Advent
St. Nick Sunday during Formation Hour
We hope you can join us along with a very special guest – Saint Nicholas! St. Nick will join us in the Parish Hall at 9:30am and tell the children a story, then be available for pictures with St. Nick. We will also have an ornament craft and cookies to decorate! Invite your friends and family – we want everyone to be able to see and hear St. Nicholas and maybe he will even leave us some treats!
December 10th—Advent Quiet Day
Revs. Mark and Wendy Wilkinson will be hosting an Advent Quiet Day in the church from 9am-12pm on Saturday.
December 11th—The Third Sunday of Advent
Parish Christmas Dinner and Pageant
We will gather for one of our great traditions on December 11th with the St. Paul’s Christmas Pageant at 5:00pm followed by dinner at 5:30pm. Pageant participants are asked to arrive at 4:30 to get ready. The Christmas Dinner will be a potluck dinner – please bring a side or salad! Meat, bread and desserts will be provided.
December 18th—The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Blue Christmas Service at 5pm
We will be offering the Blue Christmas Service again this year on December 18th at 5:00 p.m. This is a service designed for people who have suffered a loss in the past year. The loss can be a death, loss of a job or any of the other losses that we experience. Come join us for a quiet time of prayer and communion.
December 24th—Christmas Eve
Please join us Christmas Eve for a very special Service at 5pm (Rite II) and 8pm (Rite I). There will be a short concert before each service beginning 30 minutes prior at 4:30pm and 7:30pm.
December 25th—The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
Single service at 9:30am