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calendar April 7th, 2017

Holy Week Services 

Palm/Passion Sunday                                                                    Sunday,  April 9

10:00 a.m.  A dramatic presentation with choral readers and congregation.

Maundy Thursday                                                                            Thursday, April 13

6:00 p.m.  Simple Supper

7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with the Stripping of the Altar

The Festival of Easter                                                                     Sunday, April 16

10:00 a.m.  A musical and jubilant service celebrating the most important and joyous event in the Christian calendar.

If you are new to St. Paul’s or the Episcopal Church, please watch the “welcome” video below:


Rainbow Girls Visit April 9   On April 9 we will once again have as our guests members of Natick Assembly No. 28, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.  They are celebrating the founding of the Order, which was established on April 6, 1922 by Rev. W. Mark Sexson, who organized and wrote the ritual for this youth organization. Fiona Burke-Scovill is the current Worthy Advisor and chose St. Paul’s for the Assembly’s church attendance this year, because they all enjoyed the service last year and the congregation’s welcoming greetings and brunch afterwards.

April 9 Last Day to Buy Easter Flowers Help beautify the altar on Easter Sunday by purchasing tulips, daffodils, or lilies for $10 apiece.  The flowers, which can be designated as being in memory or thanksgiving for someone special, may be taken home after the Easter service or left for shut-ins.  Please fill out a form and return to Jane Desilets no later than April 9.

Pansies for Pancreatic Cancer Alliance Bob Snyder will deliver pansies to St. Paul’s Chuch on Easter Sunday this year, using the same basic process that we have used in past years.  The pansies are in 5-inch pots, ready to go straight into the ground or into your window planters. (These plants thrive on the cold weather of April by the way.) Each pot is $5.00. Profits from this sale go directly to the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance (PCA). The PCA raises funds to support Pancreatic Cancer Research at UMass Medical in Worcester. This group has zero administrative costs so each $5 donation is split between product cost to the nursery and the PCA research fund. Please let Bob know how many pots you’d like. You can pay him on Easter Sunday or before or after by cash or check. Make checks out to the “Pancreatic Cancer Alliance.”  If you don’t get your order in to Bob, then any surplus in his order will still be available on Easter Sunday. If Easter Sunday doesn’t work for your pick up, other pick up arrangements will be made.  Bob’s email is His home phone is 508-435-4528 where you can leave a message.

Links to Gordon’s Sermons  Gordon’s sermons are now available online!  Thanks to Ken Ramsley for making this possible.  Here’s a link to the April 2 sermon:


Save the Dates:

Last Day to Order Easter Flowers             April 9

Potluck Brunch                                             April 9

Vestry Meeting                                              April 9 11:45 a.m.

Maundy Thursday Simple Supper             April 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Service                          April 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday Service                                April 16 at 10:00 a.m.