June 13, 2007
The Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 17, 2007
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist I with Homily
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist II with Sermon by David McIlhiney
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist II with Hymns
Collect for Sunday - Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Thanks to all who are scheduled to serve this Sunday -
Altar Guild – Fannie Louden, Leslie Ashamu, and Beth Evans
Acolytes and Candle Bearers – Steve Corey, Rob Corey, and Richard Potter
Lectors – Sterling Alexander and Jarrett Millard
Flower Guild – Bobbie Buxton, Joan Burchell, and Shelah Scott
Ushers – David Cooke, Speedy Larsen, Chris Lee, Arlene Lee, Liz Courain, and David Lee Chalice Bearers – Peter Dennison and Vickie Gottlob
Lemonade Servers – Peggy Galloway and Katherine Bouchard
Transition tracks from Alan Mead – One of my joys each morning is an early three mile walk that Pat and I do nearly every day. We have a route that goes through our neighborhood, which is wooded with often narrow, winding streets with lots of hills. It is beautiful and has a wonderful array of color in the changing seasons. It is amazing to me that after nearly a year of walking this route I still notice something new almost every day! This morning I noticed some flowers in someone's yard beside the sidewalk. I pointed them out to Pat, asking if she knew what they were. She responded that they were a kind of marigold, but she had never seen any as tall as these before. As I looked at the flowers I noticed that there was a string circling each bunch of flowers about two-thirds of the way up their long stems. As we continued walking I noticed that the string was attached to a small pole which was inconspicuously inserted toward the back of the stalks. As we walked on I reflected first that life at times can be fragile and, just as the pole gave strength to the flowers, so God strengthens us with grace to thrive even when storms approach. And then I thought how at different times each of us is strong and together, with God’s presence, we can support each other in ways that help each of us to continue our growth into the full stature of Christ.
Pastoral Notes – Congratulations to Danielle and George Fitz-Hugh, big sister Mercedes and big brother Alex,
and grandmother Ellen Schuman on the birth of William Isaac Fitz-Hugh, born on June 5th. Congratulations, also to Porter Wilkinson and Christian Cook on the occasion of their marriage at St. Paul’s this past Saturday.
Mid week worship opportunities continue during the summer:
Tuesday Eucharist in the Chapel at 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday Taizé in the Chapel at 5:30 p.m.
Co-op Vacation Bible School, June 25th – 29th, 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 and be prepared with the day that suits you best for volunteering.
Back Door Project – The back door project has begun. There will be no parking in the back alley and limited access to the back door while we are improving our back entrance.
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. We are looking for someone to coordinate St. Paul’s involvement with this project. If you are interested, please contact Alan Mead at 295-2156 at the Church Office or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curriculum Task-force – A committee is exploring new curricula for pre-K through 5th grade Christian education at St. Paul’s. The Curriculum Task-force has met twice to divide up some of the research efforts. If you have ideas or questions, please contact Jenny Gladding at Jennygladding@aol.com.
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.
Friends in Deed welcomes volunteers to aid fellow parishioners who need help with food, transportation, visits, errands, etc. If you would like to participate, please contact Sue Rainey 293-4979; Brenda Peterson, 823-1710; or Alice MacInnis, 977-8666. We communicate primarily by e-mail. If you know of someone who could use our assistance, please call one of the coordinators, one of the clergy, or the church office.
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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