Welcome to “Tower Talk” !

Tower Talk is a periodic electronic communication tool, intended to keep our parishioners and friends informed.

If you have a story, poem, picture or news item that you would like to share, send it to Father Don Davidson.

We hope that this extra publication will remind folks that your church is just that –  “yours.”
Churches are not just buildings, the church is the people. Your participation in whatever
way you are able is precious.

To download a copy of “Tower Talk’, click on one of the links below for the date that you would like to view.  If you are not receiving Tower Talk by email, please look in your spam folder.  If you cannot find Tower Talk there, make sure that your current email address is on file with Father Don, by contacting him at rector@stpaulschurchflint.com.

MOST RECENT EDITION OF TOWER TALK:

St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – May 13, 2022

Contents in the issue of May 13, 2022:

The Rector Search Committee is Announced
150th Celebration Schedule – May 2022
St. Paul’s Directory, Vestry Directory, Parish office hours
Volunteers Needed – Live-streaming technicians, lectors, ushers, greeters, acolytes/servers, eucharistic ministers, and vestry members (one vacant seat)
WOW!

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EARLIER EDITIONS OF TOWER TALK 

St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – April 22, 2022

Contents in the issue of April 22, 2022:

Music In the Heart of the City – Featuring Matthew Benkert
New Century Chorale Concert – May 1, 2022
150th Celebration Schedule – May 21 and May 22
Community Asset Mapping – June 2, 2022
Be In the Know
When to Call the Priest
St. Paul’s Directory, Vestry Directory, Parish office hours
Volunteers Needed – Ushers, lectors, eucharistic ministers, and acolytes
Only You!

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St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – April 15, 2022

Contents in the issue of April 15, 2022:

Message from Father Don – Easter Season
Community Asset Mapping – June 2, 2022
Easter Message from Bishop Singh
St. Paul’s Directory, Vestry Directory, Parish office hours
Volunteers Needed – Ushers, lectors, eucharistic ministers, and acolytes

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St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – March 25, 2022

Contents in the issue of March 25, 2022:

Music in the Heart of the City Program update
Serving on a Committee – ARE YOU KIDDING?
Ministry Opportunity – Live Streaming
Confirmation?
St. Paul’s and Downtown Cleanup – May 14, 2022
May 21 and May 22, 2022 – Visit from the Right Reverend Prince Singh, Laying of the Cornerstone
St. Paul’s Directory, Vestry Directory, Parish office hours
Big Provincial Gathering
Little Blue Box – UTO
You are needed – Ushers, lectors, eucharistic ministers, and acolytes

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St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – March 16, 2022

Contents in the issue of March 16, 2022:

“22 %”

Message from Father Don:  We Need You.  Our doors and hearts are open.  We have love to spare
Stewardship Committee – Mark your Calendar for Cornerstone Day – May 14, 2022
Serving on a Committee – ARE YOU KIDDING?
May 22, 2022 – Visit from the Right Reverend Prince Singh
Lector Support Training Invitation
Outreach Update
Lenten Wilderness
St. Paul’s Directory, Vestry Directory, Parish office hours

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St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – March 10, 2022

Contents in the issue of March 10, 2022:

“TOGETHER WE SERVE, MAKING THE LITURGY POSSIBLE”

Message from Father Don:  Worship Leadership
It’s Spring, and Art Walk is Back
‘Out and About’
Remembrance of those lovingly buried from our parish in the last month. “May their souls and the souls of all the departed by the mercies of Almighty God, Rest in Peace.”
Lector Support Invitation:  Tim – ” I’ve had the good fortune to hear some amazing readers proclaim the scriptures at the Eucharist!”
Reminder of Dialogue with Don after the Sunday services during Lent.  This Sunday:  ‘Personal Devotions with the Book of Common Prayer’
Episcopal Church study released – “Jesus in America”  –  Including a link to the report
St. Paul’s Directory, Vestry Directory, Parish office hours

Web Editor Note:  The link in Tower Talk to the full narrative by Tim Grant is not working.  It is below:

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St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – January 27, 2022

Contents in the issue of January 27, 2022:

Message from Father Don:  Report on the Annual Meeting of January 23, 2022
Introduction of New Vestry Members:  Joel Arnold, Celeste Lord, Tina Morrison
2022 Vestry Assignments
Episcopal Church Message – Russia and Ukraine
Music in the Heart of the City Spring Schedule
Vestry and Staff Directory
Welcome Bishop Singh
Master Calendar is on the Website

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St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – January 7, 2022

Contents in the issue of January 7, 2022:

Message from Father Don:  Epiphany
Covid Update – Diocesan Guidelines
About the Annual Meeting – January 23, 2022
Vestry and Staff Directory
Parish Events, January 2022
‘Wake from the Nightmare of January 6’

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St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – December 22, 2021

Contents in the issue of December 22, 2021:

Message from Father Don:  When Should You Not Go To Church
New Wi-Fi
The Master Calendar is Available on the Church Website
NEW!  A New Year’s Eve Service
Schedule of All of the Christmas Services
Answers to Last Week’s “Christmas Quiz Time”
Christmas Message from Right Reverand Prince Singh
About the Annual Meeting – January 23, 2022
Vestry and Staff Notes – New Parish Office Hours
Martin Luther:  “Whether One Should Flee From a Plague?”

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St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – December 15, 2021

Contents in the issue of December 15, 2021:

Message from Father Don:  Annual Meeting in January 2022
New Wi-Fi
American Red Cross Blood Drive December 28
Advent Season – What’s New?
Schedule of Christmas Services
Christmas Quiz Time
American Red Cross Blood Drive December 28
Vestry and Staff Notes – Welcome to the new Administrative Assistant – Megan

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St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – December 08, 2021

Contents in the issue of December 8, 2021:

Message from Father Don:  The Third Sunday of Advent
It’s the season for the Angel Giving Tree – Last day is December 12
New Century Chorale Performance – December 12 at 4:00 PM – “What Sweet Memories”
American Red Cross Blood Drive December 28
Art Walk is December 10, 2021, Featuring Margrit Schlatter
Schedule of Christmas services
St. Paul’s Annual Meeting – January 23, 2022, Following the 9:00 AM service
Dr. Elizabeth Jordan was featured in the Diocesan newsletter
Vestry and Staff Notes

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St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – December 03, 2021

Contents in the issue of December 3, 2021:

Message from Father Don:  The Sacrament of Healing
The master calendar is now available on line
Is your email up to date with St. Paul’s?
Update on the new wi-fi
It’s the season for the Angel Giving Tree – There are still names on the tree
New Century Chorale Performance – December 12 at 4:00 PM – “What Sweet Memories”
St. Paul’s Annual Meeting – January 23, 2022, Following the 9:00 AM service
Vestry and Staff Notes
The Order of St. Luke’s

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St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – November 23, 2021

Contents in the issue of November 23, 2021:

Message from Father Don:  The Colors of Advent
Celebrating Year C in the Episcopal Calendar – Happy New Year
The master calendar is now available on line
Is your email up to date with St. Paul’s?
Update on the new wi-fi
It’s the season for the Angel Giving Tree – There are still names on the tree
Notes on the Transgender Day of Remembrance
New Century Chorale Performance – December 12 at 4:00 PM
American Red Cross Blood Drive December 28
St. Paul’s Annual Meeting – January 23, 2022, Following the 9:00 AM service
Vestry and Staff Notes

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St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – November 15, 2021

Contents in the issue of November 15, 2021:

Thanksgiving message from Father Don
Celebrating Year C
1st Sunday of Advent
Advent traditions
Reflections on George Herbert’s ‘Aaron’
The church is seeking an administrative assistant
The master calendar is now available on line
Is your email up to date with St. Paul’s?
Update on the new wi-fi
Website update
It’s the season for the Angel Giving Tree
American Red Cross Blood Drive December 28
Vestry and Staff
Episcopal church memes

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St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – November 9, 2021

St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – October 26 2021

St. Paul’s – Tower Talk – October 20 2021