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Cooper Legler, Rite of Passage on November 5
On Sunday, November 5, at 10:15 we’ll celebrate a Rite of Passage for Cooper Legler. The liturgy will be either in the Labyrinth (weather permitting) or the Parish Hall. Please stay after the 9:00am service or come early to the 11:15am service to join us in this important community celebration of Cooper’s transition from childhood to adolescence and of God’s presence in his life, his family, and our common life as a community.
Intentional Welcoming: Holding Healthy Boundaries as a Spiritual Practice
A conversation and book signing with Paul Schroeder
October 29 after the 9 and 11:15 masses
Join us for a special guest forum with Paul Schroeder on the spiritual practices engaged in his new book Practice Makes Purpose. We have been taught to associate spirituality with saying “yes.” We are supposed to say yes to God, to our neighbor, to the church or pastor, to just about everyone. But saying “no” is also a spiritual act. This conversation with Paul will focus on holding healthy boundaries in order to preserve precious resources–our time, energy, and attention–so they can be devoted to the best possible use. Paul’s book is available as a Kindle or paperback on Amazon. A limited number of books will be available for purchase on site.
Join us for an evening exploration of our eucharistic practices and ways to gain a deeper understanding of the tradition of liturgical worship. Together, we will explore ways to engage the Word being read and preached, the use of the body in worship, and the three elements of participation: being present, participation, engagement. You’ll be invited to try out devotional behaviors often used as part of the Liturgy. Along the way, time is provided to reflect on what you are experiencing, how it feels, what thoughts it sets off in you, and how you might better deepen your own participation. The hope is that this time will assist both newcomers and longer-term members alike with becoming more proficient and at-ease in our participation in worship. Contact Michelle Heyne with questions.
All Souls’ Mass
In remembrance of those who have died, write the names of the faithfully departed in one of the binders (outside the chapel, in the narthex, or parish hall) to be read aloud at the All Souls’ mass on November 2 or send them via email to email@example.com.
Composer & pianist Haskell Small visits St. Paul’s for “Journeys in Silence” concert
Friday, November 10 at 7:30pm
Pianist and composer Haskell Small has long been fascinated with music that is primarily quiet, spacious and mystical. As part of his ongoing concert series, “Journeys in Silence”, Small has performed solo and chamber programs around the world. Small’s composition features the sounds of chant and bells as it explores the various moods of the monastic day. On November 10, 2017 he brings his ‘penchant for quietude’ to St. Paul’s for a 7:30pm performance. The evening also features a reading of poetry by our very own local poet and parishioner Sharon Cumberland.
Is Vestry Calling You?
It’s not too soon to consider whether you might like to be part of St. Paul’s Vestry. The Vestry seeks nominees for election at the parish’s February 4 Annual Meeting to fill three spots, each with three-year terms. The vestry meets for 2-3 hours on the second Tuesday of each month of the year. Vestry members are expected to:
- Attend meetings faithfully, including occasional special sessions
- Attend an annual retreat in March
- Regularly pray for one another and for the whole parish
- Make an annual pledge
- Lead or serve on occasional task forces
- Actively lead, with others, annual stewardship efforts
If you are interested or would like more information, please speak with Mother Sara or a vestry member.
If you want to stand for vestry election, please send the following to Mark Taylor, Senior Warden, no later than December 8:
- Approximately 150-200 words describing your church background. Include any volunteer experience, especially in areas of leadership and small group functioning.
- A description of skills and/or qualities you bring to the vestry which you believe will assist it in its work of governing the parish, stewarding its property, and supporting its Rector.
- A brief statement describing your motivation in seeking vestry election.
- A recent photo.
Your vestry looks forward to hearing from you!
Karin Stevens Dance Presents: Saci & the Greater Trumps, December 1 & 2
Two fixtures of the Seattle arts scene, Karin Stevens Dance and the Universal Language Project, join forces for: The Saci — A Brazilian Folktale, composed by three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos-Neto, and The Greater Trumps, Libretto by Doug Thorpe and music by Igor Stravinsky.
By commission from the Universal Language Project, Mr. Santos-Neto has composed music using the same instrumentation as Stravinsky’s original production, but written in the style of his native Brazil and utilizing Brazilian folklore as subject material. The Saci (sah-see) has been a mythological character of Brazilian folklore since the early 1800s, combining elements from Native Brazilian tribes, African Slaves, and Portuguese colonizers. With Stravinksy’s music and an exciting new libretto by Doug Thorpe, The Greater Trumps will create a re-imagined and politically charged work tackling concerns of our time, and celebrating nearly 100 years since the original music’s premiere. Performances are December 1 & 2 at Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. Find out more and purchase tickets.
Stay tuned for more information about a talk-back session following the Dec. 2 performance hosted by St. Paul’s!