Church Pledge Envelopes are ready for pick up
Whether you’ve ordered pledge envelopes, or usually receive them please check in the Narthex for your envelopes. You will find them in alphabetical order. Thank you.
Adult Education Forum
Today, Sunday, December 1st, 10:15 am, Walker Room
The Adult Education Forum topic will be The Relationship between Afro-Americans & the Episcopal Church,
presented by Deacon Kim Greene.
Children’s Sunday School at St. Paul’s: Godly Play
Today, December 1st, Godly Play Room
Children and Youth Godly Play will be in recess. Classes will resume on Sunday, December 8th
(Free) Wednesday Recital: Abigail Rockwood, Cathedral Assistant Organist-Choirmaster, organ
Wednesday, December 4th, 12:30pm, St. Paul’s Cathedral, 128 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Wednesday Recitals at the Cathedral begin at 12:30pm ending by 1:00 pm. The concerts are free and the atmosphere is informal; come and go as your lunch schedule permits.
St. Paul’s Chorister Poinsettia Fundraiser: Pick up Day & Time
Saturday, December 7th, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Parish House, 128 Pearl Street
Your ordered poinsettias may be picked up on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Parish House, 128 Pearl Street and between services on Sunday, December 8th.
Doll’s Christmas Tea Party
Saturday, December 7th, 12:30 to 2:00 pm, Walker Room
Girls’ Chorister Gwen O’Connor will be hosting a Dolls’ Christmas Tea Party in the Walker Room on Saturday, December 7th, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. If you are looking for something special to do with your daughter of doll-playing age this holiday season, plan to come for games, crafts, and of course, a special girl-and-doll-sized tea party. Tickets are $10 for one girl, doll and parent and $15 for two girls and dolls and parent, and can be obtained from Gwen after the 9 a.m. service on November 17th and the 11:15 a.m. service on November 24th, or by emailing her at email@example.com
. Proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots.
Hunger Outreach Committee Meeting
Sunday, December 8th, 12:30 pm, First Floor in the Parish House
The Hunger Outreach Committee will meeting following the 11:15 am Eucharist on the first floor of the Parish House. Agenda items include end of the year reports and grant requests. A new chair or co-chairs will be nominated. Please mark your calendars and attend. Any grant request questions can be directed to Judy Metzger at firstname.lastname@example.org
. The thankfully need your input.
St. Nicholas Eucharist with a Visit from St. Nicholas
Saturday, December 14th, 11:00 am, St. Paul’s Cathedral
Bishop Franklin invites the children of the diocese and their friends on Saturday, December 14th
at 11:00 am to the Cathedral’s seventh annual St. Nicholas Celebration. In addition to Bishop Franklin, Bishop Nicholas of Myra (St. Nicholas) will also visit.
The festive Eucharist will include a Godly Play
story and St. Nicholas Day hymns. There will be pizza following the service.
The offering that day will be designated for Episcopal Relief and Development which brings health and hope to children across the globe. Children of all ages are invited to join us on December 14th
Christmas Tree Lighting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Sunday, December 15th, 3:00 pm, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Sculpture Court
The Choir of Men & Boys will sing at 3:00 pm in the Sculpture Court.
The Albright-Knox has put out the following advertisement:
“Please join us for the official lighting of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s traditional Christmas Tree, which features our eighteenth-century Neapolitan Crèche, given in memory of Helen Northrup Knox by her close friend the late Mrs. Howell H. Howard. This set of Crèche figurines is one of only three in the United States, with the other two in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the White House. Visitors will hear the St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys sing carols for the season, and have the opportunity to join in singing some holiday favorites.
Free for Members/Free with Gallery admission for non-members.”
Tour of the Cathedral & Reception at Guaranty Building
Sunday, December 15th, 4:00 pm
Grab this rare opportunity to visit two of Buffalo’s architectural gems at one time. St. Paul’s Cathedral designed by the famed Richard Upjohn (and later Robert Gibson), and the Guaranty Building. The Guaranty Building is said to be the best example of Louis Sullivan’s genius. Register today for your ticket at www.episcopalwny.org.
Sunday, December 22nd, 12:30 pm, Godly Play Room & Cathedral
Do you love the Nativity Story? Would you like to see it live - even with a real baby?
This year’s Christmas Pageant will be a production of a Godly Play
Story by the children in the Godly Play
Rehearsals for the Pageant will be held during Godly Play
and after the 11:15 service on December 22, 2013. For more information, please see Deacon Kim.
Waterfall: Message from Deacon Kim Greene
You have been gifted in ways you may not even realize. Are you successful in your career? Have you overcome a great difficulty? Do you have a wonderful family? As Christians we are called to share God’s gifts. Have you ever, for example, considered the effect your life experiences and education could have on a child? Would you consider entering into a relationship with a child that could enhance that child’s educational and life experiences? Maybe your influence could even change the direction of that child’s life for the better.
The Waterfall Committee is the outreach committee working on our partnership with the Waterfront Elementary School. We wish to express our appreciation, as well as the School’s great appreciation, for all of your school supply donations.
We are very excited to enter into the next phase of our relationship with the School: mentoring. The school will be hosting an afterschool program Monday thru Friday. We need adults interested in volunteering to be mentors. Mentoring will involve meeting with students at the school in a somewhat structured environment on a weekday between 2:30 and 4:30 pm. If you are interested, please email the Parish Office at email@example.com
. Please include your name, contact information, occupation, education and subject interest. For more information and/or questions, please contact Deacon Kim.
Friends of Night People Update by Judy Elliott
Sunday, January 5th, 4:30 to 7:00 pm, 394 Hudson Street, Buffalo 14201
Our monthly involvement in this outreach ministry is crucial. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the Walker Room to help us on January 5th, 2014, beginning at 4:30 pm.
Thank you all who have so generously given to the Friends of Night People since last May. Items needed continue to be winter scarves, hats and gloves (for children, too), as well as soap, shampoo and deodorant. Toothbrushes/toothpaste, and socks are in big demand, and people are grateful when we have them. Please give donations to me at 9:00 am Eucharist, or to Michael Bonilla at 11:15 am Eucharist.
Friends of Music
Annual Fundraiser: Dinner & Wine Pairing
Saturday, February 15th, 6:00 to 10:00 pm, Westwood Country Club, North Forest Road, Williamsville
The Dinner & Wine Pairing will consist of a Four Course Dinner. Silent and Basket auctions will be available. Tickets are $75.00 per person with Limited Availability! Tables of 8 and 10 are available for group reservations. Music will be provided by the Kipler Brothers Quartet.
Tickets may be purchased on-line at musicatstpauls.org or by contacting Kathie Hartmans at 883-5185 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Us on Twitter!
St. Paul's is now on Twitter @stpaulsbuffalo. This is a chance for us to reach out in different ways to different audiences. For starters, we will send out a series of #spiritwhispers, spiritual thoughts to start your day. From there, we will update you on services and in general strive to reach out to the community at large. If you have suggestions or ideas, feel free to respond on Twitter or email stpaulsepiscopalcathedral@ gmail.com.
Vestry Contact Information
Cheryl Fisher, Sr. Warden: email@example.com
Michael Bonilla, Warden: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Casto: email@example.com
Diane Cumbo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Elliott: email@example.com
Kelly Giordano: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Ogilvie: email@example.com
Anne Simet: (Day) 848-1421 or (Evening) 627-9803
Sarah Steinmetz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Stoddard: email@example.com
Recycling Bin Available on the Lower Level
We now have a recycling bin that is located downstairs near the kitchen. Items which can be placed in the bin are paper, newspapers, cardboard, glass bottles (clear, brown or green), metal cans, plastic, milk and juice cartons and drink boxes. Your use of the bin for these items is appreciated.
And thank you for recycling pop cans, cartridges, and old cell phones which will offset some of the cost for tours, provide meals for special service days, and pay for vestments and music. Please bring items with you on Sundays and leave them in the Walker Room.
Network Food Pantry Request
Your canned and dry food offerings are blessed at the Eucharist and distributed to the needy
The Pantry at 1272 Delaware Avenue will have new hours: Tuesdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and on Wednesdays 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. St. Paul’s parishioners are needed to help replenish the pantry. Needed items include: canned soups, tuna, peanut butter, canned vegetables, pasta and sauce, and canned fruit, along with the continued need of beans, rice, noodles, and canned meats. Please leave your gifts in the basket in the Narthex prior to the service. Your gifts will be presented at the Altar at the Eucharist. And thank you to all who contribute items each week.