FYI–November 10

Dear Readers, I sent this out as an FYI to the congregational mailing list, but thought I would post it here as well.

Dear Friends,

The glorious autumn days with warm temperatures seem like late summer. November, though, is here, and we are heading towards the end of the church year, and the new Advent season. May these beautiful fall days be filled with blessing for you and your friends and families.

This Sunday, November 13th: PROVISIONING SUNDAY!! We’ll celebrate the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost with our Stewardship theme of OUR FAITH VOYAGE. We’ve heard wonderful testimonies from members during worship these last several weeks. Our thanks to all the speakers, Kathy Eckles, Rachel Merchant, and Chris Larson, and our great thanks to Laurie Jamieson, our Stewardship captain, and her stewardship crew, who have made this campaign so moving and inspiring. Thank you to all of you, for your profound care of the good ship St. Paul Lutheran. Bring your pledge cards for Provisioning Sunday!

Choir: Thursday Evening, 7:00 p.m. New members welcome. Come and sing! Location: the sanctuary.

Concert: Saturday Evening, 7:30 p.m Sound Temple: Music for an Inner Journey. Presented by visiting musicians Christine Tulis, Kem Stralka, and Stan Strickland. Advanced prices: $18; $25 at the door. For advanced tickets, please go to Ms. Tulis’ website:

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, Nov. 20th at 2:00 p.m. Riverdale Methodist Church. Please come and celebrate this holiday with our ecumenical and interfaith neighbors on Cape Ann at the Methodist church.

Christmas Fair news: Deb Coull and Suzanne Maki have offered to organize the Christmas Fair. If you wish to help with the Christmas Fair, please let them know, or call or email the church office, and we’ll pass your names along.

Thanks to those who have been bringing offerings of food for the Cape Ann Food Pantry. Please keep food gifts coming; there’s lots of hungry people on Cape Ann, especially during the holiday season.

Kissing Ball Workshop: Tuesday, Nov. 29th, 6:30–9:00 p.m. Undercroft. Sandi Misuraca’s annual workshop is most enjoyable. Please join us to make festive greens for the Christmas Fair.

If you have information you’d like to get out to our community, please email us at, or

Thanks, Pastor Anne

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