Welcome to St. Paul’s as we Celebrate

We invite you to celebrate with us as we usher in Christmas!

December

22                          Fourth Sunday in Advent:
              8:00 a.m.   Holy Eucharist, Rite I
           10:00 a.m.    Holy Eucharist, Rite II with music
                                 Greening of the church following the 10:00 service.
  Many hands needed!

   24                          Christmas Eve:
             5:00 p.m.    Harp Prelude
             5:30 p.m.    Candle-lit Family Service
           10:30 p.m.    Candle-lit “Midnight” Service

   29      9:00 a.m.    Christmas Lessons & Carols with Eucharist

January                   

      5                           The Feast of the Epiphany:
              8:00 a.m.    Holy Eucharist, Rite I
           10:00 a.m.    Holy Eucharist, Rite II with music

      5     6:30 p.m.    Three Kings Community Celebration
on the porch of the Red Lion Inn


Collect

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Help us Complete our Food Tree: We’re building a Christmas “tree” of items for the Lee Food Pantry. Please bring any of the following items: 

  • non-perishable foods like cereal, oatmeal, pasta, hearty soup, tuna and canned fruits & vegetables 
  • personal care items like tissues, deodorant, razors, toothpaste, individual toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, lotion, shampoo, toilet paper, and diapers 
  • laundry and cleaning products 

Feel free to stack them in the front of the church and help grow the tree or leave them in the rear of the church and a food pantry volunteer will do the stacking. 

Church Office Closed December 24-January 1. Email (stpaulsstockbridge@gmail.com) & phone (413-298-4913) messages will be checked daily.


Worship Teams (If you exchange shifts with someone, please notify the Church Office by Thursday morning at stpaulsstockbridge@gmail.com.)

This Sunday, December 22

Celebrant/Preacher: The Rev. Sam Smith

8am: Pam Drumm

10am: Don Temples, Greeter

           Carl Sprague, Usher

           Natalie Boyce, Lector

           Sebastian Bonner, Intercessor

           Tracy Johnson, Altar Guild

           Ginny Willcox, Hospitality

           Nancy King, Organist

Next Sunday, December 29

Celebrant: The Rev. Sam Smith

9am:   Tom Skakel, Greeter

           Chris Johnson, Usher

           Martha Bodine, Darryl Lafferty, Diana French & Kendra MacLeod, Lectors

           Ginny Willcox, Altar Guild

           Hospitality – POTLUCK

           Nancy King, Organist

Parish Prayer List

  • People we pray for on Sundays: Cecilia, Jeremiah, Patricia and David
  • Prayers of repose for the soul of Rene Auberjonois
  • Long-term prayer list: George, Jeff, David, Doug, Barbara, Charles, ZsuZsa, Tom, Rich, Ronnie, Karen, Michael, Christy, John, George, Khali
  • Our partners at Grace Church, Great Barrington and the Rev. Janet Zimmerman; Trinity Episcopal/Christ Lutheran, Sheffield and the Rev. Erik Karas; the Austen Riggs community and the Riverbrook Residence; victims of violence, abuse, persecution and disaster at home and abroad
  • Outreach Ministries of the Week: Gideon’s Garden and Construct
  • Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Matthew’s, Worcester
  • Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Christians in other denominations and the work of the ecumenical movement
  • Birthdays: Bill Drumm (21st), Christopher Sherwood (22nd)