December 2020 Gazette

December Gazette – St. Paul’s News

Christmas at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s will offer two Christmas Eve services at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Those who wish to attend one of these should call the church office and sign up. There is room for up to 18 people upstairs and another dozen downstairs. If all the seats are reserved St. Paul’s will add a third service. Don’t wait to call! The 3:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service is the only one that will be livestreamed.

There will also be a Christmas Day service at 10:30 a.m. Seats need to be reserved for this service as well.

The Annual Tradition of “Chalking the Doors” will take place January 3rd following the morning worship service. Call in to have your home placed on the list for individual house blessings (outside) on January 3rd. Ice shanties are also eligible for the “house” blessing.

Food Pantry Re-Opens with Limited Hours

St. Paul’s Food Pantry Annex (outdoors) served our island population throughout the summer. The outdoor annex helped us limit building use as a COVID precaution. As we enter the winter months, the outdoor cart will not be used. The food pantry door will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in December.

We ask anyone making a drop off or pick up to be sure to close the door completely when you depart. Inside there will be a larger variety of food. There are also plastic gloves and disinfectant wipes available for use. Please wear a mask when entering the food pantry area.

St. Paul’s offers a big THANK YOU to all the people who have donated canned foods and checks to the food pantry this fall. We also appreciate the hard work of our outreach committee and others who stock the shelves for us.

St. Paul’s Fall Clean-Up

There are many things to do as we prepare for the winter months. Thanks to Billy Market and members of the MBL crew for escorting our leaves to the curb. Thanks to Chip Duggan for putting up the storm windows. We appreciate others who helped winterize the watering system and all the winter systems were working properly.


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