Come, the door is open...
St. Paul’s reaches out to share the Light of Christ. Our hands are open to help and our hearts open to love. We are an inter-generational church working to make a difference through compassion as we share God's love and grace with our community.
Collect for Secon Sunday of Advent
MERCIFUL GOD, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentence and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
The DHouse communication office has set up a series of daily Advent postings. Below is an outline of the program which will run from Sunday, November 30 through Wednesday, December 24
Sundays - A word which you are encouraged to meditate on for the week
Mondays - An advent activity to participate in with chhildren in your life
Tuesdays - A look at an Advent or Christmas tradition
Wednesdays - A holiday recipe from a member of our diosesan staff
Thursdays - A Creche
Fridays - A bit of Christmas trivia
Saturdays - A suggestion for a random act of Advent kindness
Sign up fpr these daily Advent postings at http://bit.ly/advent-tidings
Greening of the Church
Why is it called Greening? When the practice of decorating sacred spaces first
started, most items used where from nature. Items like pine branches and cones,
holly, ribbons left over from old clothing and hand made candles. There was no
electricity, so there were no blinking or colored christmas lights we know of today.
Popcorn and cranberries were strung together for decorations indoors.
After Christmas, the strings of popcorn and cranberries were hung outside on trees for birds and other animals to eat. The practice of "greening the church" continues today. All of us in the Anglican Communion will particiapte in this festive activity on about the same day. At St. Paul's, the greening will be on the 4th Sunday in Advent, December 21 following the 10:30 am service. We'll have seasonal music and our Vestry will provide a light lunch. Stop in!
Blankets, Blankets & More Blankets
Last month, a group of people from St. Paul's (Lewiston, NY) came
together to make no-sew fleece blankets and scarves for the Magalene
Project in Niagara Falls (NY-USA). The blankets will be given out as
gifts at Christmas. Pictured here are some of the 30 blankets ready to
be donated. And my God will supply every need of yours according to
his riches in glory in Jesus Christ. Philippians 4:19