June 20, 2007
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, June 24, 2007
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist I with Homily
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist II with Sermon by Michael Cole
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist II with Hymns
Collect for Sunday - O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Thanks to all who are scheduled to serve this Sunday -
Altar Guild – Mary Wagner, Jil Gomma, and Kay Hollifield
Acolytes and Candle Bearers – Lucy Hale, Cole Blundin, and Ethan Blundin
Lectors – Fannie Louden and Deborah Healey
Flower Guild – Ginny Lee and Anne McGuire
Ushers – Tommy Brannock, Lori Brannock, Cleve Brannock, Mary Struble, Wayne Nolen, and Jay Jennings
Chalice Bearers – Simeon Fitch and Betsy Poist
Lemonade Servers – Nicole and Bill Sherman
Nursery News from Alan – I am pleased to announce that Victoria Fantozzi is our new Nursery Coordinator. Vicki will be meeting with staff and teachers over the summer to ensure that St. Paul's Nursery is meeting everyone's needs and functioning as a safe, attractive and welcoming place where solid beginnings of Christian formation occur. Vicki has been an elementary school teacher for the past four years. She just left her kindergarten class this June to go to UVA and pursue her doctorate at the Curry school. Vicki is originally from Northern Virginia, but she and her husband, Tom Fallace, bought a house in Charlottesville about a year and a half ago. They have been attending St. Paul's ever since, and Vicki is excited about working with the Nursery.
Vestry Meeting Highlights – Treasurer’s Report: Our May financial results are healthy with a small surplus that is important as we begin the summer.
The Vestry approved the hiring of Victoria Fantozzi as our new Nursery Coordinator and approved the distribution of $45,000 to community organizations by the Outreach and Service Committee.
The Vestry received the following reports:
- A Finance Committee has been formed to work with the Treasurer. One of its functions will be to gather data on trends in pledging for the better information of the Vestry and the Stewardship Commission.
- Work continues on the construction of the rear entrance and on the cleaning and refurbishing of Canterbury House. Ceiling fans are to be installed in the parish lounge and Canterbury House.
- The Parish Profile, in the form of a 30 page booklet with numerous illustrations, is in the final stages of preparation; the Search Committee will submit it for approval to the Vestry and the Bishop within the next six weeks.
- The Rector and Personnel Committee are continuing the search for a Parish Administrator. At present, we have excellent temporary help in the office.
- The committee on the fall stewardship campaign plans to communicate their message at 25 dinners (or other social events) to be hosted in September or October by parishioners in their homes, with about twenty people invited to each event. The program will culminate in a parish-wide event featuring an invited speaker on October 27.
- Beginning in September, Janet Legro will be the principal celebrant at a 9:00 a.m. family service in the chapel every Sunday. This service will be designed for young children, but parents and parishioners of all ages will be welcomed.
- The Canterbury Student Ministry had a strong year with 50-60 students attending the Sunday evening service and 35-40 students active in the Wednesday night group. Plans are in place to strengthen and expand our mission to the University next year.
Co-op Vacation Bible School, next week, Monday thru Friday, from 9:30 a.m. until noon, “The Story of Joseph” – All children (ages 3 and up) are welcome! Three year olds must have previous preschool experience and be happy to stay unless accompanied by a caregiver. We use a co-op system. Each participating family must provide one adult or responsible teenager over the age of 15 for one day. This is to assure that we have enough volunteers every day to have a safe, enjoyable, successful environment. The volunteers have no at home preparation, but they must help for the complete day from 9:30 – 12:00. Snack is provided. On Friday at 6:00 p.m., we celebrate with all of the families. We have a potluck supper and a performance of the story. To register or for more information, please contact Iris Potter at 823-2709 and be prepared with the day that suits you best for volunteering.
Children’s Summer Sundays – During the summer, we use a volunteer system. In June, during the 10 a.m. service, we will offer a relaxed story time class for children, preschool through 2nd grade. Children will join their families at the offertory. We hope to get enough volunteers to continue this throughout the summer. Please sign up upstairs or contact Iris Potter at 823-2709 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat for Humanity – This summer the churches of Region 15 are joining to build a duplex at 400 and 402 Valley Road Extended. Work will take place every Saturday from now until completion. St. Paul’s has committed to providing at least 15 workers on Saturday, July 21st, and again on Saturday, August 11th. In addition, we have agreed to provide lunch for approximately 50 people on these same two Saturdays. Pat Punch is coordinating St. Paul’s involvement with this project. If you are able to help, please contact Pat at 293-3079 email@example.com, or you may contact the Church Office at 295-2156.
Emergency Food Bank – Food donations are needed! You may have heard that the Emergency Food Bank received a large donation from a food drive organized by an aspiring Eagle Scout. This young man did an amazing job soliciting staple items for the EFB’s pantry. However, there is still a serious need for items that will supplement the basic non-perishables each client receives. Please consider donating some of the following items which are offered as “extras” and help clients round out their pantry needs for a few days: pasta sauce; snacks for kids, such as boxes of raisins, cereal bars, etc.; bottled or boxed fruit juice; coffee& tea; pancake & cake mix; hearty soups; cooking oil; syrup; mayonnaise; jam or jelly; and flour, sugar, & salt.. Boxes to receive donations are located in the narthex, the Chancellor Street entryway, and the parish hall through the month of June. For further information, please contact Marsha Trimble at 977-3671.
Sample of Profile Pictures Available for Review – The Parish Profile is taking shape and the Search Committee believes it will be a colorful and lucid witness to the St. Paul's we know and love and to the directions our discernment has suggested for our future. The booklet will include pictures of parishioners. We have posted a number of these photographs on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall -- some of them will be selected for the profile. Please review these pictures and, if you or your child is pictured and you would prefer not to have it appear in the profile, kindly let us know before July 1st (call Bruce Carveth at 295-3289). To those of you who are pictured and are willing to have your picture appear in the profile, we offer sincere thanks.
Summer Reading – Books are available in the library. Take a look and check out those that appeal to you.
Shrine Mont – Join us at Shrine Mont July 13th through 15th. Make plans now to attend our annual Parish Retreat in Orkney Springs, Va., at the Diocesan Retreat Center. This year promises relaxing hours, wonderful times of fellowship, and as always, the famed meal times. Bring your book and find a quiet spot by the pond, or bring your bathing suit and spend hours in the water with your family. As in past years, there will be times for spiritual and educational development as well as lots of free time to spend as you like. Kids will have ample space to run around, take a hay ride, go on nature walks, and join an all-parish social event Saturday night. As we bring to an end our first year with Alan Mead, we will spend time discussing our parish transitional year and the next stage of our parish development.
Costs for the weekend include housing as well as all meals Friday night through Sunday noon. The rates are: Adults 13 and up, $125; children 8 to12, $80; children 4 to 7, $30; children 3 and under are free. There will be a family maximum of $350. Sorry, but there are no partial weekend rates, so plan to spend the whole time at Shrine Mont. A $15 per person deposit is required with your reservation. There will be no cancellations after Wednesday, July 4th. New this year is a “scholarship” fund being designated to help defray the costs for parish members who wish to attend but cannot afford to do so. Please contact Alan Mead for information.
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