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A WORD FROM CRISTINA FLORES, CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTER
We had a wonderful time this Sunday with the celebration of the blessing of the animals and our first Messy Sunday. I want to thank you all for participating and enjoying a fun and creative morning with the children. The children enjoyed their balloon animals and making seed feeders along with painting birdhouses.
PRAYERS FOR CREATION
Canticle of Creation II
In the beginning, Lord my God,
You alone existed: eternally one
Yet pregnant in the fullness of unity.
Full to overflowing,
You, Father of All Life, exploded outward
In a billion bits and pieces.
Your word became flesh,
Whirling in shining stars, shimmering suns
And in genesis glimmering galaxies.
You, my God, spoke
And Your Words became flesh:
In sun and moon, earth and seas,
Mountains and gentle hills,
Rolling rivers and silent streams.
You, my God, spoke
And Your Words became flesh: in winged bird, in deer and elephant,
In grazing cow, racing horse, and fish of the deep.
Your Words, so unique and so varied,
Filled the earth also with rabbit, squirrel and ant.
And all Your Words were beautiful,
And all were good.
From each of these Holy Words
Arose a prayer of praise and adoration
To You, their Creator
And Wondrous Womb.
'Praise You," rang out the redwood,
"Blessed be You," chimed in the cedar,
"Holy are You," prayed the prairie grasses.
From all four corners of this earth,
Rose up a chorus of perpetual adoration.
O Sacred Spirit, O Divine Breath of Life,
Unseal my ears that they may ever listen
To Your continuous canticle of creation;
Open my heart and my whole self,
To sing in harmony with all its many voices.
Teach me to commune with Your first Word made flesh,
That I may be able to unravel the wondrous words
Of Your second Word made flesh,
Through whom, with whom, and in whom,
I may see myself as another Word of Yours made flesh,
To Your glory and honor. - Unattributed; found on faithandworship.com
This week, we remember those in need of God's healing presence, in illness, grief, and challenging times: especially Sylvia, Royce, Doriel, Holland, Mary, Bob, Ralph, Kathryn, Jean, Kathy, the Penn family, Judi, Dennis, Freyja, Richard, Anna Maria, Gilbert, Lyle, Kathy, and Joanne. Give them courage and strength during the days ahead; may they know your love and grace.
We remember your servant Bob Reese who passed away this past week. May he rest in your everlasting joy and light.
Gracious God, we entrust all who are dear to us to your never-failing care and love. Guide us so that we may reflect your love and grace to the world.
This week we remember the following members of our parish:
Dawn Bonker-Thursby & Keith Thursby
Jami Brackin & her daughter Nova Rose
Kathy Brainerd & Kegan Frederick
Christian Brennan & Juan Penaloza
This week we give thanks for the St. Paul’s Preschool.
THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL'S LINKS ARE SHOWN FOR ONLINE PROGRAMS Wednesday – October 6, 2021 8:00 amMorning Prayer - Facebook Live HERE 5:00 pm Evening Prayer - Facebook Live HERE
Thursday – October 7, 2021 7:30 pmAdult Education - Embracing Change HERE (Password: change) Saturday – October 9, 2021 9:30 amCoffee Hour with Connie Ash HERE (Password; coffee)
6:00 pm Taste of St. Paul's
Sunday – October 10, 2021
9:30 am Worship on the Patio
9:30 am Church School - In the Garden
11:00 am Shower Ministry
2:30 pm Sunday Supper - Sack dinner and food distribution
Monday – October 11, 2021
8:00 amMorning Prayer - Facebook Live HERE
Tuesday – October 12, 2021
8:00 amMorning Prayer - Facebook Live HERE 7:00 pm Teen Cafe - Contact David Milligan Wednesday – October 13, 2021 8:00 amMorning Prayer - Facebook Live HERE 5:00 pm Evening Prayer - Facebook Live HERE
Thursday – October 14, 2021 7:30 pmAdult Education - Embracing Change HERE (Password: change) Saturday – October 16, 2021 9:30 amCoffee Hour with Connie Ash HERE (Password; coffee)
St. Paul’s Staff
The Rev. Kay Sylvester,Rector
The Rev. David Milligan,Associate Pastor
The Rev. Valerie Hart,Assisting Priest
The Venerable Laura Siriani, Welcome andCommunications
The Rev. Bonnie Brandon,Parish Administrator
Cristina Flores,Children and Family Minister
Gail Forbes,Preschool Director
Debbie Middlebrooks,Music Associate
Sue Martin,Music Associate
Hilda Hernandez, Sexton
St. Paul’s Vestry
Sr. Warden: George Turner, 714-241-1227 Jr. Warden: Rhonda Matini, 949-813-6697
Joe Bedell,315-576-7111 Pam Brooks,949-5520748 Patty Hicks,714-538-7829 Rhonda Matini, 949-813-6697 John Middlebrooks,949-910-0333 Janet Miles, 714-544-7093 Steve Plesh,714-283-3671 Linda Shearman,914-830-8849 Kitsy Smith,209-608-1218 Adam Tapias, 206-849-6706 Adelle Yeaton, 714-349-7628