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Announcements – April 28, 2019

 

Easter II  April 28, 2019

Morning Prayer-Paula Baines- leader

Our next luncheon at Columbia Street will be May 5. The Sign-up is in the Common Room.  There are still many spaces empty for food donations. Please consider sharing your bounty with this worthy ministry.

 

 Are you looking for a fun to get creative? Artful Spirit Connection is hosting Art N’ Play this Saturday, May 4 from 10 am to noon.  Please join us as we experiment with watercolor paints and learn a few beginner techniques: basic washes, wax resist, splattering, salt texture and alcohol spritzing. Paula Baines will facilitate the session. Come learn, play and experiment. Supplies will be provided. Cash donations towards kids’ art kits are welcome. Space is limited to 12.

Faith Linking in Action Convening: Our Faith and Public Policy

May 2nd, 2019 at  Hammond Street Congregational Church

•Potluck Dinner and socializing from 5:30 to 6:15 pm
Meeting from 6:15-8:00 pm

Please RSVP! To maryann_perry@hotmail.com or jack@foodandmedicine.org

Faith Linking in Action (FLIA) invites you to our spring convening on May 2nd which will focus on Faith and Public Policy. We will discuss questions such as:

            How to be true to our faith tradition when talking public policy or politics?

            How does our faith strengthen, energize, ground and give clarity to how we address    public policy questions of the day?

            How does your faith tradition inform your response to poverty?

We will have four faith leaders discuss these issues, followed by small group conversations. In addition, we will also have updates from areas that FLIA focuses on including affordable childcare, food justice and transportation equity.

Interested in attending or wondering what FLIA up to?  Pick up a flyer in the Commons Room or check out our website for more information or speak to our FLIA reps: Rev. Peggy Day, Mary Ann Perry, and Rev. Lev Sherman who represent St. Patrick’s on the Board of Faith Linking in Action

Spring Cleanup is today!  Please stay and help.

Saying Good Bye to the Lanes

The Farewell Gathering North will be held Saturday, May 11th at the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center in Orono, with a Holy Eucharist beginning at 2 p.m. A Farewell Reception, with music and a brief program will follow.

All are welcome to attend the Holy Eucharist. It is a free event but registration in advance is required. As well, advance purchase tickets at $20 each are required to attend the Farewell Reception following the service. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Registration for the reception closes on April 26th .  To register go to https://bishopquest.episcopalmaine.org/farewell-to-the-lanes/   If you would like to attend the reception but the $20 ticket is out of your budget range, speak to Father Rick who has a couple of extra tickets.

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A message from Mildred and her family:

Hi Peggy,

     Wanted to thank everyone for signing the huge Easter card for Mum and getting it over to her.  We spent the morning with her and found it the next day … she loved the signatures from Max and Charlie!!  Would love to get her to church but she keeps falling and ending up at the ER so the staff doesn’t think it’s a very good idea.

      Please keep her in your prayers as I know you have all along.

With love from Mildred, Barb & Sue

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Prayer list updates: Larry and Bonnie Puls are the new contact people for creating the prayer list.  If you would like to add or delete someone from the prayer list you can add your request in the Common Room or contact the Puls’ at bonniepuls@aol.com or 942-1321 or find their contact information in the new green directory.

by Paula Baines