Rector’s Blog 10.15.17

This past week, Rev. Kathleen and I joined Bishop Eaton and clergy from across our Diocese of Southeast Florida at our annual Clergy Conference.  We engaged in lively discussions about the mission and vision of our diocese, and considered new, emergent patterns of ministry.  Our many ministries here at St.

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Rector’s Blog 10.8.17

I’m happy to share with you that the final, complete version of our Vision 2020 St. Paul’s Strategic Plan is now available!  As you may recall, we “rolled out” the Plan in May with discussions after each service.  Since then, we have begun the implementation process.  The implementation of the Plan is a call that we all share.

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Off the Ave Book Group

Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm
Our next book is:  Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. All are welcome!

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Rector’s Fall Bible Study

“The Bible’s Song Book: A Study of the Psalms

Thursdays October 5 – November 30,
10:30 am and 7:00 pm, led by Fr. Paul

Join us for an 8-session journey through this inspiring biblical book of song and poetry.
Sign-up sheet in the courtyard!

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The Bible’s Jesus

Sunday, October 1, 11:30am-12:30pm
Led by Rev. Helen Trainor
This five-week course will explore the New Testament writers’ understanding of Jesus’ teaching about our relationship with God; the meaning of salvation; the idea of kingdom and kingship; the imperative of justice, and the imminence of end times. 

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Annual Pet Blessing

Saturday, October 7,  4-4:30pm, on the Cottage lawn (west side of our campus)

We invite you and your furry, feathered, or scaly friends to join Fr. David Angelica for our annual Pet Blessing to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis, patron saint of animals.  To help needy and abandoned pets,

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Rector’s Blog 10.1.17

I want to thank everyone for your generous response to last week’s Hurricane Irma relief appeal.  To date, we have collected $4,622 in cash donations, $675 worth of Home Depot gift cards, and lots of critically needed items.  As we continue to collect cash donations (checks may be made out to St.

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Rector’s Blog 9.24.17

After a couple of very stressful, and often chaotic, weeks, things seem to be coming back to some semblance of normalcy for us here in south Palm Beach County.  As we know, that is not the case with many other communities, including communities in our own diocese.  

One area that was particularly hard hit by Hurricane Irma is the Keys. 

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Rector’s Blog 9.17.17

With the coming of Hurricane Irma this past week, we once again were reminded of how powerful nature can be and of how vulnerable we are.  Some of us chose to stay here in south Florida to ride the storm out, some of chose to evacuate to a safer place,

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Rector’s Blog 9.3.17

As we witness the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to the people of Texas and Louisiana, we are called to respond with generosity and compassion.  Any natural disaster like this has three stages: rescue, relief, and recovery.  First responders and military personnel have been focused on saving lives and getting people out of harm’s way. 

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