St. Paul’s is a rich, holy, and beautiful place to worship inside the church and with our community during the Christmas Season
Did you know your Advent Colors?
Advent the season of preparation as we wait for the arrival of the Christ Child is filled with many wonderful Church traditions including the Advent Wreath, The Jesse Tree, Greenery and rich colors including Green, Blue and Purple.
Purple was and is used in many churches as a symbol of the royalty of Jesus who came to us as a child of immigrant and homeless parents and yet was the King of all. We may be poor in resources or of spirit, but we are always rich in our relationship with Jesus who loves us and knows us each by name. Blue or Sarum Blue is related to the love and sacrifice of a young woman named Mary. When Mary was asked to serve she gave of herself in a truly marvelous way by being the earthly mother of Jesus. The risk for her was great as she was not married during a time when such distinction meant societal pain. Yet, she put aside her own wishes and said “YES” and changed the world. Blue symbolizes her love.
Christmas is approaching quickly and our Angel Tree outreach to children in need is ready-to-go. Our Crossover partners provided us with the names, ages, and gift suggestions for 20 children. Each child will receive two gifts, one of clothing and one of a toy, game or gift-card. Monetary guideline is approximately $50.00 per gift. Our “Angel Tree” will be set up in the church parlor beginning Sunday, November 14, where you can select a child’s name on a special ornament.