Weekly up date!

December 13, 2021

Here are a few updates about what is happening at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church:

Angel Tree. Today (Monday December 13th) Ruth Anne will be at the church between 3:30-5:00 pm if you’d like to stop by the narthex to get a tag off of the Angel Tree. Gifts must be returned, unwrapped, with their tags by Friday December 17th. Kathy will collect your gifts between 3-5 pm on Friday. You can find her in the narthex or in the basement. The Angel Tree gifts support a family through SAFE. 

Poinsettias for Christmas Eve. If you would like to contribute funds to the purchase of poinsettias in honor or memory of a loved one, please let the office know by Sunday December 19th. Your loved one’s name will be in the Christmas Eve bulletin. Leave a message on the office phone (363-3025) or email Rev Gretchen at revggstroh@gmail.com.

Christmas Eve Service. Plan now to join us on Christmas Eve at 4:00 pm for a hymn sing and other holiday music. The service begins at 4:30 and will include a special children’s sermon time to recall the Christmas story, music from the Christmas choir (organized by Jennifer Hammond), and a candle lit singing of Silent Night. Please plan to wear a mask. The service will also be recorded live on Facebook if you are not able to join us in person. If you are interested in contributing special music to the service or hymn sing please contact Rev. Gretchen. We are also looking for greeters and acolytes to participate in this service, if you are able to help please call 529-5581.

Stewardship Letters. A huge thank you to everyone who has returned their estimate of giving for 2022. If you have not yet done that, please prayerfully consider how you might contribute your time, treasure and talent at St. Paul’s in 2022 and return your giving estimates either through the mail or in the offering plate. This really helps us to create a realistic budget for next year. Thank you!

Warming Shelter. Please be in prayer about the need for a warming shelter in Hamilton. We are currently learning more about this need and we are consulting other churches, elected officials, Gary Locke and the Salvation Army about the possibility of offering our basement space for those who need a warm place to sleep during the winter months.

PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays) meets at St. Paul’s on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7 – 9 pm in the basement. All allies are also welcome and needed. The  next meeting is Thursday, August 19th. To find out more contact Terry Moran at 361-8242 or Saundra at PflagHamiltonBitterroot@yahoo.com or to stay updated on events join the PFlag Hamilton Bitterroot Facebook group. Visit www.pflag.org for resources.

Centering Prayer is offered every Wednesday by Jocelyn Snider at 12:10 Live on Facebook and in-person in the sanctuary.

Morning Prayer happens at 8:00 am on Mondays in the sanctuary and every other Sunday morning at 9:30. Sunday Morning Prayer Schedule: December 26. January 9
Healing Prayer will be offered on Sundays during Communion in the baptistry area at the back of the church.

Rev. Gretchen’s Schedule: Rev Gretchen is in Hamilton EVERY Monday and every other Sunday.

Rev. Gretchen will be at St. Paul’s to celebrate Holy Eucharist on: December 19, 24. January 2.

She’ll be at the Guild House on Mondays: December 20, January 3.

If you have a need contact her directly at: 406-529-5581 or revggstroh@gmail.com.