Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 
Readings
 

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
Psalm 111
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51-58


 

Scott’s Schedule

August 20 - Office Hours, 9-12; Vestry Meeting, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

August 21 - Office Hours, 9-12

August 22 – Executive Group meeting 3:30 – 5 pm

August 24 - Sabbath Day

August 25 – Sabbath Day


Who’s Who at 10 AM
         Verger – Doug Jenisch

            Greeter – Dick & Jane Davis

            Host – Marge White

            Readers – Louise Pietsch and Bruce Lather

            Psalms and Prayers – Judi Shank

            Chalice Bearers – Pam Hanson and Joan Lawrence- Studebaker                                             

            Assisting Clergy – Bambi Koeniger

            Nursery Care –  Judy Barwood

            Announcements – Holly Hall

            Coffee Hour – Virginia Umland

            Counters – Dick Davis and Jane Carroll

            Altar Guild – St. Paul’s Altar Guild

            Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan, Doug Jenisch

 

             Prayer Requests

For the Church:  Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Thomas our bishop, and Rob his NH colleague; Scott our Priest and Diana our Deacon; Trinity Church, Sheldon; Church of the Province of South East Asia.

 

 FOR THE NATION AND WORLD

For us as a people, that we may uproot all forms of violence, discrimination and injustice, especially those based in racism, religious intolerance, gender and sexual bias and promote mutual understanding and trust. For our community partners who serve neighbors in need, and for the United Nations and all who work for peace.

For those bearing the responsibility of leadership, especially Donald our president, Phil and Chris our governors, our legislators and judges, and all who do the work of governance.

For those who serve in the Armed Forces: Alden; Ryan, Isaac, Eric, Tom, Terry, Jesse, Mick, Grant.

For refugees; for exploiters and the exploited; for those committing acts of terror,

      that their hearts may be turned to peace.

For the sick: _____

For those asking our prayers: Janet Belding; Kathy Belding; Mary Davis and her daughter; Muriel Fish; Fred, Patsy, Marge, Alex and Isaac White and families; Diana; Bishop Michael Curry; Mary Benton, Benny Benton, Joan, Joyce and her family; Robert Cameron and family; Chris Howard; Jerry; Dan and Carol Leon; Eric, Amy and their new born baby; Lincoln Thomas; EJ; Samantha, James and Lexi; Mary Corrigan; Goel;  Isaac and Carrol; Jay Burzak; Mary B.; Duffy; Nick; Michael T.; Sekula Duffy; Jim Sires;; Edwin and Eduardo; Geri; Candy; Betsy Townsend; Nate; Jon; Akash, Akhila; Nived, Jecin, Renjith, and Navathej, our godchildren in India; Jocelyn, our godchild in Honduras and the entire LAMB community; the poor and the oppressed, for the unemployed; for the homeless and the destitute; for refugees; for prisoners and captives; for those affected by the violence and natural disasters around the world, hurricanes, fires and floods.

For those who have died:  Glenda Perkins; Robert E. Vogele; Dot Grout;  Roger Vaughan; Aidan Nagle; Jack Belding.

In thanksgiving:; For this parish family; for vestry and their hard work; for all good gifts around us; for children and grandchildren; for the gift of faith; for the hope of peace.

Please contact Holly Hall with your prayer requests.

 

St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson (’19), Senior Warden; Greg Taylor (’19), Junior Warden; Holly Hall (’19); Rich Kremer (’20); Molly Castaldo (’20); Andrew Pillsbury (’20); Bev Barton (’21); Dick Davis (’21) and Geri Williams (’21).
 


Upcoming Events
Please send event and prayer updates to announcements.spc@gmail.com
                     
                       August 21 – Vestry Meeting
                       September 9 – Welcome Back Sunday
                       September 23 – Quarterly Meeting of the Parish  
                       October 6 – Parish Retreat

                       October 26 & 27 – Diocesan Convention

                       October 28 – Micah Event, Claremont Senior Center

                       November 3 – Holiday Bazaar

 Parish Announcements - I would like to remind you that all announcements for the parish ‘announcements’ are to be sent to announcements.spc@gmail.com by Wednesday at 5PM. Please include full names and contact information. Jenny Thomas, our new office help person, will be the one collecting and editing the announcements on a weekly basis and it will be helpful to have everything in one place, not spread over multiple email accounts. Thanks, Scott.

Season of Creation - Beginning September, we will step outside of the normal readings for the Sundays after Pentecost. We will follow a special set of readings for the Season of Creation. The season begins September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of ecology in many traditions. The theme of this year’s celebration is “walking together.” As siblings in Christ, we are on a pilgrimage to better care of creation.

Mark your calendar - Bishop’s Homecoming and Visitation is Sunday, February 10, 2019

A reminder - We as a vestry and a parish are continuing to listen to you and to the Spirit concerning the potential change and further exploration and further exploration of the future use of our buildings and grounds. As good stewards of the gifts God has given us, we understand that this is an ongoing conversation. If you have ideas or concerns about this subject, please feel free to speak to a vestry member or Scott. All thoughts and ideas are welcome. We really do want to hear from you.  Thank you, Scott

 Call for Retreat Planning Team:  St. Paul's annual parish retreat will be held on October 6th at Camp Farnsworth in Thetford (13 minutes from St. Paul's!)  Please contact Bev Barton or Geri Williams if you would like to be part of a collaborative leadership team.  Please also pass on your thoughts--old favorites or new ideas.    

Education for Ministry – EFM - We invite you to give consideration to your spiritual journey by exploring the EFM (Education for Ministry) program. EFM is a four year program that enables one to dig deeper into the Christian faith. the program of study includes the Bible, church history and theological study.  What makes EFM unique is the time spent on reflection and how the ideas and insights revealed connect the traditional faith with one’s life experience. The most dynamic groups engage a variety of religions background, denominations and beliefs. The curriculum was developed by the Episcopal School of Theology in Sewanee TN It has been used for many years and in many countries.  Sewanee provides annual facilitator training. If this intrigues you or if you have questions, call Leslie Black or Katy Chaffee who are facilitating a group that meets at St. Paul’s in White River Junction on Thursday nights 5:30-8:00pm beginning September 13th.  Katy – 603-298-7623, katy.chaffee@gmail.com.  Leslie – 802-272-9664, lblack117@comcast.net.
 

Listen Community Dinner -
September 17th will be our next Listen Community Dinner.  A sign up sheet will be posted 8/18.  We will plan on serving 110 meals with Tuna Noodle Casserole, (one casserole equals ten servings) and Chocolate Chip Cookies for dessert. Judi Shank, Holly Hall and two more volunteers are needed to help in the Listen kitchen 3pm-5:45pm.Our last Listen Community Dinner will be November 19th. The meal will be planned and organize by the Barwood family.

Scheduling Meeting Rooms – as we begin to move forward with the looking for and hiring of office help it is important that our parish meetings get on our calendar of events. This will be more critical as we move forward, but now is the time to get in the habit of requesting meeting space through the office. Our buildings get used by outside groups it is important that we avoid as many conflicts over space as possible.
 


Calendar Events

 August 21 - Vestry Meeting - 6:30 - 8:30 in the Parish House. All are welcome to attend.

 August 26 - Backpack Blessing - This is the day we will bless those everyday items, our calendars, keys, backpacks, etc., that help us live and ministry to the world beyond the church doors.  When you arrive on the 26th, please place your items on the table in front of the altar.

August 27 – Bible Study - 7-8:30 PM in the parish house. We will be focusing on the readings for September 2, Genesis 1:1-25, Romans 1:18-23, John 1:1-14. This is a standalone session – no prior experience or involvement is necessary. All are welcome!  For more information, please talk to Scott.

September 11 - Caring Ministries meeting – Caring Ministries is umbrella name that includes Prayer, Healing Prayer and Pastoral Ministries. If you would like to learn more information or would like to join either ministries, please come to our next meeting Sept. 11th..
 
September 17 – Listen Dinner - September 17th will be our next Listen Community Dinner.  A sign up sheet will be posted 8/18.  We will plan on serving 110 meals with Tuna Noodle Casserole, (one casserole equals ten servings) and Chocolate Chip Cookies for dessert. Judi Shank, Holly Hall and two more volunteers are needed to help in the Listen kitchen 3pm-5:45pm. Our last Listen Community Dinner will be November 19th. The meal will be planned and organize by the Barwood family.


September 23 – Quarterly Meeting of the Parish
 
October 6 – Parish Retreat – Mark Your Calendars today - All Parish Retreat date is Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at Camp Farnsworth in Thetford.

October 28 - Micah Celebration - United Valley  Interfaith Project will sponsor the 2018 Micah Event  October 28th at the Claremont Senior Center. The doors will open at 2:00 and the event will begin at 3pm.  All organizations that are with UVIP members pick a 2018 Micah Hero, one who ' does justice, loves kindness, and walks humbly with God'. Please take time to consider a person you see every Sunday or a Parishioner who comes to church when they can, a person who fulfills these qualities.  Names will be collected August 19th- September 16th. Names can be submitted to Scott and Vestry members.  Our St. Paul's Micah Hero will be announced September 23rd.  Holly needs help with selling tickets and collecting money to Micah Event. Please contact her if you can help.  More information about  tickets, sales etc  will be shared in weeks ahead.

November 3 - Holiday Bazaar - Mark Your Calendar


 
General Announcements

 UPDATE: Acolyte, Chalice Administrator and reader sign-up and training/Refresher - If you are interested in serving on a Sunday morning as and acolyte, chalice administrator or readers please sign-up on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board near the narthex and speak to Scott. If you are currently serving in any of the 3 ministries above please plan to attend the Training/Refresher on the following dates. Acolytes – TBA. Chalice bearers – September 9. Readers – September 23. If you are unable to attend on the scheduled ministry training date, please contact Scott to schedule an alternative time.

Extreme Weather Survey - The Bugbee Center, Town of Hartford Community Resilience Organization and Antioch University are working jointly to determine the needs of older folks in the town of Hartford in extreme weather conditions. A short survey is located in the narthex concerning what and how you will or do contend with extreme weather conditions where you are currently living.

Help Wanted for the Retreat Planning Committee - Our all Parish Retreat is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at Camp Farnsworth in Thetford. If you have retreat theme ideas, activity ideas, and would like to a part of the planning team please contact Bev Barton. This is a great day of fellowship, relaxation and worship together. 


Ride Ministry –  If you have extra time and can help transport  Parishioners to and from Sunday service and to church events, please contact Holly. We are looking for 6-8 people who can help with the our St. Paul's  Church Ride Ministry.


Contemplative Prayer and Meditation - We welcome everyone including our neighbors to our Sanctuary for Contemplative Prayer and Meditation 5:30 to 6:30 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month; we will gather on August 15th, September 5th and 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Holly Hall.

Caring Ministries - our next meeting will be September 11th, 7pm at Parish House. Caring Ministries includes Prayer, Healing and Pastoral Ministry.  If you have an interest in any of these ministries, you are welcome to join our meeting September 11th.

 Weston Priory Services - All are welcome to attend the Weston Priory services throughout the week and weekend. Please check their web page for Sabbath Days and Retreat Days when the Brothers do not hold services.


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St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson (’19), Senior Warden; Greg Taylor (’19), Junior Warden; Holly Hall (’19); Rich Kremer (’20); Molly Castaldo (’20); Andrew Pillsbury (’20); Bev Barton (’21); Dick Davis (’21) and Geri Williams (’21).
 

Ongoing Reminders

·  Discretionary Fund Reminder – First Sunday of every month. Please be as generous as possible. 

·  Executive Group Meeting – every Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm -- Everyone is welcome to attend. 

·  Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend. 

·  Valley Terrace Church Service – Please join us! – The fourth Tuesday of every month at 3 PM.

·         Knit and Purl Fellowship  - meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 in Parish Hall. Anyone who likes hand crafts are welcome to join in!.

·         Bible Study – meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the Parish House at 7 PM. We will focus each meeting on the lectionary for the upcoming week. This is a come as you can discussion group, you can do not have to come every meeting. All are welcome!

·  St. Paul’s Concerned about Racial Justice group meets the 2ndTuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00.  We meet in parish house. All are welcome to join us!

·  Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sponsors two regularly scheduled events open to the public: Mondays, 5:30 – 6:00 pm, on the corner of the green across from Hanover Inn, Vigil for Racial Justice.

 

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O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (1979 Book of Common Prayer, Proper 12)

 

Readings

2 Samuel 11:1-15
Psalm 14
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21

 

Scott’s Schedule

July 30 – Office Hours 9-12

July 31 – Office Hours 9-12

Aug 1 – Comp. Day

Aug 2 – Comp Day

Aug 3 – Sabbath Day

Aug 4 – Sabbath Day

 

Who’s Who at 10 AM

                              Presider and Preacher – The Rev. Diane Root

                              Verger – Doug Jenisch

                              Greeter – Holly Hall

                              Host – Marge White

                              Readers – Kate Conner and Rich Kremer

                              Psalms and Prayers – Karen Smith

                              Chalice Bearers – Judi Shank and Joan Lawrence-Studebaker

                              Assisting Clergy – Bambi

                              Nursery Care –  Beth

                              Announcements – Geri Williams

                              Coffee Hour – ???

                              Counters – Andrew Pillsbury and Harry Kendrick

                              Altar Guild – St. Paul’s Altar Guild

                              Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan, Doug Jenisch

                             

 

St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson (’19), Senior Warden; Greg Taylor (’19), Junior Warden; Holly Hall (’19); Rich Kremer (’20); Molly Castaldo (’20); Andrew Pillsbury (’20); Bev Barton (’21); Dick Davis (’21) and Geri Williams (’21).

 

Upcoming Events

Please send event and prayer updates to announcements.spc@gmail.com

 

                       August 21 – Vestry Meeting

                       September 9 – Welcome Back Sunday

                       September 23 – Quarterly Meeting of the Parish 

                       September 29 – Special Diocesan Convention       

                       October 6 – Parish Retreat

 

 

Prayer Requests

 

For the Church:  Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Thomas our bishop, and Rob his NH colleague; Scott our Priest and Diana our Deacon; for St. Luke’s Church, St. Albans; for L’Englise Anglicane au Rwanda

 

FOR THE NATION AND WORLD

 

For us as a people, that we may uproot all forms of violence, discrimination and injustice, especially those based in racism, religious intolerance, gender and sexual bias and promote mutual understanding and trust. For our community partners who serve neighbors in need, and for the United Nations and all who work for peace.

 

For those bearing the responsibility of leadership, especially Donald our president, Phil and Chris our governors, our legislators and judges, and all who do the work of governance.

 

For those who serve in the Armed Forces: Alden; Ryan, Isaac, Eric, Tom, Terry, Jesse, Niki, Simon, Mick, Grant.

 

For refugees; for exploiters and the exploited; for those committing acts of terror,

      that their hearts may be turned to peace.

 

For the sick: _____

 

For those asking our prayers: Joan; Joyce and her family; Robert Cameron and family; Chris Howard; Margery; Jerry; Dan and Carol Leon; Eric, Amy and their new born baby; Lincoln Thomas; EJ; Samantha, James and Lexi; Mary Corrigan; Goel;  Isaac and Carrol; Jay Burzak; Mary Ellen; Mary B.; Jack Belding; Duffy; Nick; Michael T.; Sekula Duffy; Jim Sires; Fred and Patsy White; Alex, Laurie and family; Edwin and Eduardo; Geri; Candy; Betsy Townsend; Nate; Jon; Akash, Akhila; Nived, Jecin, Renjith, and Navathej, our godchildren in India; Jocelyn, our godchild in Honduras and the entire LAMB community; the poor and the oppressed, for the unemployed; for the homeless and the destitute; for refugees; for prisoners and captives; for those affected by the violence and natural disasters around the world, hurricanes, fires and floods.

 

For those who have died: Roger Vaughan; Aidan Nagle; Joe Goebel;__________.

 

In thanksgiving:; For the addition of Jenny Thomas to our staff as the office assistant, thiis parish family; for vestry and their hard work; for all good gifts around us; for children and grandchildren; for the gift of faith; for the hope of peace.

 

 

Please contact Holly Hall with your prayer requests.

 

 

New Office Assistant - We are pleased to announce that we have hired, Jenny Thomas, as our new part-time office assistant. Jenny is a parishioner at St. Barnabas in Norwich. She started on July 24 and is learning our process for creating our bulletins, lectionary inserts, lectern readings and more. More and more administrative tasks will be moved to Jenny as she learns our systems.

 

Parish Announcements - I would like to remind you that all announcements for the parish ‘announcements’ are to be sent to announcements.spc@gmail.com Jenny will be the one collecting and editing the announcements on a weekly basis and it will be helpful to have everything in one place, not spread over multiple email accounts. Thanks, Scott.

 

Sad News - I am sad to let folks know that former church member, Roger Vaughan has died.  Roger and Martha used to donate maple syrup to St. Paul's meals and enormous wreaths for our stained-glass windows at Christmas.  Martha sometimes brought a calf to church for the Blessing of the Animals.  Bev Barton                   May Roger’s soul and the soul of all the departed rest in peace.

 

 

Vestry News - Your Vestry met on 17 July with everyone present except Molly Castaldo.  Diana Collins briefly reported on how the Outreach Committee (Susan Pillsbury, Marg Brennen, Dede Mackie and Barbara Rector) allocates our outreach contributions each quarter and we discussed how to make more transparent our donations to various local, national and international needs.  We spent the remainder of the meeting discussing notes from the June 9th quarterly meeting, when the parish met to discuss the long-term future mission of St. Paul’s, its long-term financial base and potentially new ways to use our land and property (the ‘air rights’ question).  Vestry members felt that many parishioners at the quarterly meeting had expressed a willingness to consider alternate uses of our land, had urged us to cautiously and prayerfully gather information about various options, had emphasized a desire to focus on mission before bricks and mortar, and had realized that we will need more time to listen to each other and to make space for everyone in the parish to express their opinions.  We decided to schedule the next quarterly meeting for Sunday, 23 September.  Topics for discussion will include the state of our finances in the intermediate future and the calling of a working group to start exploring various options for a long-term, sustainable use of our property.  Our meeting ended with prayer led by Pam. Reported by Rich Kremer, Clerk of the Vestry

 

 

Stuart & Annalee Johnson visiting our area for Concerts!  "Just wanted to let you know my band actually got booked for a couple shows July 26th and 27th in and near the upper valley. So Annalee and I decided to make a vacation out of it. Sadly, due to traveling and vacation days, we are not able to come on a Sunday to visit everyone. So, I wanted to extend the invitation to the shows, please pass along to the "fun group" at St Paul's, or whoever is interested."
July 26th
Warner NH Main Street Stage
16 E Main St, Warner, NH 03278
7 PM-9 PM
This one is special because there is a full PA system, sound person and it is an outdoor concert. Blankets and camping chairs recommended! 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2085187348366992/
July 27th
Salt Hill Pub Lebanon Downtown
8-11 PM
This one is later in the day, and we are running our own sound. Closer but later 😉
https://www.facebook.com/events/173201336627102/?ref=br_rs
 

 

 

Education for Ministry – EFM - We invite you to give consideration to your spiritual journey by exploring the EFM (Education for Ministry) program. EFM is a four year program that enables one to dig deeper into the Christian faith. the program of study includes the Bible, church history and theological study.  What makes EFM unique is the time spent on reflection and how the ideas and insights revealed connect the traditional faith with one’s life experience. The most dynamic groups engage a variety of religions background, denominations and beliefs. The curriculum was developed by the Episcopal School of Theology in Sewanee TN It has been used for many years and in many countries.  Sewanee provides annual facilitator training. If this intrigues you or if you have questions, call Leslie Black or Katy Chaffee who are facilitating a group that meets at St. Paul’s in White River Junction on Thursday nights 5:30-8:00pm beginning September 13th.  Katy – 603-298-7623, katy.chaffee@gmail.com.  Leslie – 802-272-9664, lblack117@comcast.net.

 

 


Summer Lunch Program- Please Save the Dates August 13-17 - This year St. Paul’s will participate in the Summer Lunch Program in August.  This program delivers lunches throughout the summer to the children living at Northwoods and Hollow Drives, two low income housing developments in White River Junction.  I will be away till the first Sunday in August but can be reached by email if you have questions. There have been some changes to how the program will be done this year, so I thought the easiest way to inform everyone is to share the email information I received.  [The email is printed at the bottom of the email announcements.]  We will not be packing individual brown bags.  We will meet daily to make the sandwiches and gather the other donations for delivery. I have hung signup sheets in the Parish Hall for food, and volunteering.  As always if you find it easier to make a monetary donation those are greatly appreciated as well.  Thank you, St. Paul’s, for your continued support of this important program, this makes a real difference to the children in our community. Barb Coulter

 

 

Ministry of the Lawn - Summer Lawn Care - There is a need for volunteers to take on the task of mowing the lawn on the Church property. This takes approximately 2 hours per week using the riding mower and the push mower for trimming. Test drives are available! If you are able to help with this there is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall on the bulletin board. Please feel free to contact Greg Taylor at 603-667-1464.

 

 

Listen Community Dinner - Thank you to everyone who prepared food, bought food and helped in the Listen Kitchen Monday evening preparing food and serving. The Summer Dinner was a big success thanks to all of you!  Our next dinner will be September 17th and our last 2018 Listen Community Dinner will be November 19th and the meal will be planned by Justin, Becky, Morgan, Joseph, and Madison Barwood.

 

 

Scheduling Meeting Roomsas we begin to move forward with the looking for and hiring of office help it is important that our parish meetings get on our calendar of events. This will be more critical as we move forward, but now is the time to get in the habit of requesting meeting space through the office. Our buildings get used by outside groups it is important that we avoid as many conflicts over space as possible.

 

 

The Mountain - - - Do you receive ‘The Mountain’, the Episcopal Church in Vermont twice a month newsletter? Do you want to know what the Bishop’s Discernment and Nominating Committee (BDNC) is up to? When trainings are being offered? What’s happening in Bennington? And so much more, register to receive an online version of the newsletter here.

 

 

Reading the Mountain - Questions arose at our June 27 Meeting regarding The Mountain. The Mountain can be read either online, with embedded links to more information, through your email. Or you can choose to read or print a PDF version that expands all the articles.

 

 

Calendar Events

 

August 14 – Concerned about Racial Justice - On Tuesday evening, August 14th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM the Concerned About Racial Justice group will meet to discuss TEARS WE CANNOT STOP by Michael Eric Dyson.  This best-selling non-fiction book is subtitled "A Sermon to White America" and addresses the crisis in race relations in the United States. The meeting will be held in the Parish House. Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a signup sheet posted in the Parish Hall if you'd like the group to obtain a copy for you at cost.

 

September 11 - Caring Ministries meeting – Caring Ministries is umbrella name that includes Prayer, Healing Prayer and Pastoral Ministries. If you would like to learn more information or would like to join either ministries, please come to our next meeting Sept. 11th..

 

September 17 – Listen Dinner - Our next Listen Dinner is on September 17 – watch for more details

 

September 23 – Quarterly Meeting of the Parish

 

October 6 – Parish Retreat – Mark Your Calendars today - All Parish Retreat date is Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at Camp Farnsworth in Thetford.

 

October 28 - Micah Celebration - Micah Celebration Event will be Sunday, October 28th in the afternoon. Please begin to think about who you recommend for our Micah Hero who ‘does justice, loves kindness and walks humbly with God’.  More information will be in August announcements.

 

 

 

General Announcements

 

Ride MinistryThe need for the Ride Ministry at St. Paul's is growing.  We need Parishioners who can help give rides to and from church on Sunday Mornings.  If you are interested in helping with this important ministry, please email or call Holly Hall - hchall50@gmail.com/ 802 295 9095) If you are in need of a ride to our church services day or evening, please contact Holly as well. 

 

Contemplative Prayer and Meditation - Is held in St. Paul’s Sanctuary the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:30pm. All are welcome as we take time for ourselves in time of silent prayer and meditation. This can also be experienced from home or from work. We will not gather July 4th but will gather July 18th, August 1st and 15th, September 5th and 19th. Holly Hall.

 

Prouty Team, Rollers and Strollers- A big thank you to everyone who gave a donation to the Prouty team, 'Rollers and Strollers'. I signed up with the team two weeks before the Prouty and I did a Wooded 5K walk with Robin, a patient I work with at 2k in Norris Cotton Cancer Center Thursday afternoons. We had a good time talking and sharing and meeting other 'strollers'. I plan to be on team, Rollers and Strollers at the next Prouty in 2019 and anyone is welcome to join in. Holly Hall.

 

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St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson (’19), Senior Warden; Greg Taylor (’19), Junior Warden; Holly Hall (’19); Rich Kremer (’20); Molly Castaldo (’20); Andrew Pillsbury (’20); Bev Barton (’21); Dick Davis (’21) and Geri Williams (’21).

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Announcements for Sunday, December 17, 2017

Advent IIIB

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.   (BCP, Collect for Advent III)

Readings for Sunday – December 17

 

 

December 17 – 10:00 - Who’s Who

     Verger – Holly Hall; Greeter – Christine Davidson; Host – Holly Hall;

     Readers – Carl Hanson and David Davison; Psalm and Prayers – Nancy

     Snyder; Chalice – Jane Carroll and Joyce Mechling; Announcements –

     Cindy Dale; Counters – Judy Barwood and Harry Kendrick; Altar Guild –

     Greg and Bev Taylor; Coffee Hour – TBA; Acolytes – Jonathan and

     Kathryn Brennan

 

Scott’s Schedule

     December 18 – Office Hours, 9-12

     December 19 – Office Hours, 9-12

     December 20 – Taizé, 5:30 PM

     December 22 – Sabbath Day

     December 23 – Sabbath Day

    

 

Upcoming Events

Please send event and prayer updates to announcements.spc@gmail.com

 

              December 17 – Advent III

              December 18 – Knit and Purl Fellowship

              December 20 – Advent Taizé

              December 21 – Advent Study and Discussion series

              December 24 – Advent IV

              December 24 – Christmas Eve

              December 25 – Christmas Day

              December 31 – Christmas 1

              January 27 – St. Paul’s Annual Meeting and potluck

 

 

    

Calendar Events

 

December 17 – Advent III – remember to bring in animals to add to our Advent “Wreath”. A word about our Advent “wreath”… The wreath this year is not a traditional wreath of evergreens and purple and pink candles Instead, we are using a “Celtic” style display with four candles and items from nature. Each week we bring things in from home as we progress through the creation story. We began with rocks and stone, seashells and bones. Week two we introduced plant materials. This week is animals and next is people. I invite you to add your items to the display when you arrive for worship. Scott

 

December 19 – Valley Terrace Worship –  2 PM - Join Holly and me as we go to Valley Terrace for Holy Communion and fellowship with some of their residents. The month we will sing Christmas Carols as part of our worship time together. Thanks, Scott   

 

December 19 – Vestry meeting – 6:30 PM in the Parish House – everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. Nomination forms are available in the narthex if you’d like to submit your name or the name of someone else (please verify that they are willing) to serve on vestry. Please make your nominations as soon as possible. Thank you, Scott.

 

December 20 – Advent Taizé – 5:30 PM in the sanctuary. Taizé is an ecumenical form of prayer modeled after the Taizé community (an ecumenical Christian monastic community of brothers) founded in the 1940's by Br. Roger in Taizé, France. The purpose of the prayer is to foster reconciliation and peace among all people.

 

December 20 – Advent Study and Discussion Group – 6:30 PM in the parish house. This four-week group studies the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday and discusses it’s meaning for us today. For more information please contact Pete Lapré.

 

 

December 24 – Advent IV Services – There will be both 8 and 10 AM worship on the morning of Sunday, December 24.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIMES HAVE BEEN UPDATED

 

Sunday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Service Schedule

5:30 PM – Scripture, Children’s Story and Setting of the Crèche, Holy Communion and Carols

9:00 PM – Scripture, Holy Communion and Carols

 

Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day

10:00 AM – Scripture, Holy Communion and Carols

 

 

December 26 – 31 – Scott and Beth will be in Boston with Allison, Dale and Zoey following Zoey’s surgery. Our oldest daughter gave birth to her first baby, Zoey, on December 2 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Zoey’s surgery is currently scheduled for December 22 at Boston Children’s Hospital. We request your prayers during this time of waiting, surgery and recovery.  Thank you, Scott and Beth.

 

January 8 – Bible Study – from 7-8:30 in the parish house. We will be focusing on the readings for January 14 - 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20), 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and John 1:43-51. This is a standalone session – no prior experience or involvement is necessary. All are welcome!  For more information, please talk to Scott.

 

January 9 - Caring Ministries - our next meeting will be January 9th, 7pm, at the Parish House.

 

January 27 – Annual Meeting of the parish with potluck dinner

 

 

 

 

General Announcements

 

Pledge Updates - After recording last Sunday's offerings I prepared a Jan 1 - Dec 3 pledge report for your individual review. They are sealed in window envelopes so that your name and address show.

I will place them alphabetically in a napkin holder on the Narthex wall shelf next Saturday evening (Dec 9).  Please find your envelope and take it home. Look it over and if you have a question or comment leave a message at (802) 359-3078 or davech.davison@gmail.com as you prefer. We'll then have four weeks to complete any unpaid pledged offerings for 2017. Individual offering reports will then be prepared, printed, and set on the Narthex wall shelf on January 6, 2018, for your records. Please get your next year's pledge to me as soon as is possible so the Vestry can complete its next year's budgeting and I can prepare new pledge records for 2018. Thanks all and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 

Aging with Dignity Course – Facilitator Training - There was interest at St. Paul's from some, to be trained as a facilitator for conducting the UVIP course entitled "Useful Tools for Aging with Dignity"

There will be another training session in January. So if anyone is interested, please contact Dick Davis (603-640-6009) or email ra214davis@gmail.com

 

 

Vestry Nomination – It’s that time of year again when we need nominations for vestry members. Jon Chaffee, Cindy Dale and Bev Barton are retiring this year. Bev has agreed to serve another three-year term. That leaves us with two three-year terms to fill as well as a two-year term left vacant with Stuart Johnson’s move to Indianapolis last summer. If you would like to nominate someone to serve on vestry or are interested in serving on vestry yourself, please complete the nomination form in your service leaflet or on the parish hall piano. Please confirm your nomination with the person you are nominating to make sure they are willing to serve.

 

Micah Celebration-  Thank you to everyone who contributed toward the Micah ad or purchased a ticket.  Micah is an opportunity to celebrate Micah Heroes from sixteen faith groups who are members of United Valley Interfaith Project. It is also a fund raiser for UVIP.  St. Paul's Church raised a total of $610 in ticket and ad sales. Monies were submitted December 10th at a UVIP Executive Council meeting.

 

Gift Boxes for Deployed Service Members - I have a Blue Star Mothers’ group that is preparing boxes for deployed service members.   If anyone knows/has a deployed service member who they would like to receive a “gift box”, please send their Rank Name and mailing address to Judi Shank at nanajudi03751@gmail.com. Thank you, Judi Shank.

 

 

The Haven’s Top 5 Most Needed Items:  oatmeal, holiday baking supplies, tuna fish, peanut butter, soap, toothpaste & brushes, and personal care items for women. All items collected at the church are brought to the Haven Food Shelf.

 

 

Bible Study - meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 PM in the Parish house. Each gathering is totally independent of previous gatherings. No experience necessary. Come and explore the readings for the following Sunday.  All are Welcome.

 

Knit and Purl Fellowship -meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in Parish House, 6:30 pm. All are welcome and all handcrafts are welcome. If you have questions, please contact Holly Hall or Susan Pillsbury.

 

Contemplative Prayer and Meditation- Contemplative Prayer and Meditation will be replaced with a Taizé worship service on Wednesdays throughout the Advent Season. Contemplative Prayer and Meditation will start again first Wednesday of January.  All are welcome- neighbors, friends, relatives, and people we have not met yet. From January on, Contemplative Prayer and Meditation is held 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30.

 

Weston Prioryall are welcome to Weston Priory Services. Please check their web page for service schedules.  Holly Hall will be attending services Saturday, December 16th and 23rd, weather permit. Anyone is welcome to join her.

 

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St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson, Senior Warden; Greg Taylor, Junior Warden; Bev Barton; Jon Chaffee; Cindy Dale; Holly Hall; Rich Kremer; John Monfette.

 

Ongoing Reminders
 

  • Discretionary Fund Reminder – First Sunday of every month. Please be as generous as possible.
  • Laying on of Hands – On the first Sunday of every month those wishing to receive laying on our hands are invited to gather at the Baptismal Font (just as you entered the church) immediately after you have received communion.
  • Executive Leadership Group Meeting – every Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm -- Anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • Valley Terrace Church Service – Please join us! – Generally the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 PM.
  • Knit and Purl Fellowship – Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the Parish House, 6:30 PM. Contact Holly for info.
  • Bible Study – meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the Parish House at 7 PM. We will focus each meeting on the lectionary for the upcoming week. This is a come as you can discussion group, you can do not have to come every meeting. All are welcome!
  • St. Paul’s Concerned about Racial Justice group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month, after church (and a little of coffee hour!), for discussion and planning.  All are welcome to join us!
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sponsors two regularly scheduled events open to the public: Mondays, 5:30 – 6:00 pm, on the corner of the green across from Hanover Inn, Vigil for Racial Justice.
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Announcements for December 3 - Advent I

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.  (BCP, Collect for Advent I)

Readings for Sunday – December 3

 

 

December 3 – 10:00 - Who’s Who

Verger – Doug Jenisch; Greeter – Penny McClure; Host – Brennan; Readers – Barb Lather and Bev Barton; Psalm and Prayers – Kristin Wood; Chalice – Pam Hanson and Joan Lawrence-Studebaker; Announcements – Bev Barton; Counters – Holly Hall and Andrew Pillsbury; Altar Guild – Greg and Bev Taylor; Coffee Hour – Barbara Rector; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

 

 

Scott’s Schedule

 

     December 4 – Office Hours, 9-12

     December 5 – Office Hours, 9-12

     December 8 – Sabbath Day

     December 9 – Sabbath Day

 

Upcoming Events

Please send event and prayer updates to announcements.spc@gmail.com

                                                                                                      

          December 3 – Advent I

              December 3 – Quarterly Meeting

              December 5 – Ladies Christmas Potluck

              December 6 – Advent Taizé

              December 6 – Advent Study and Discussion series

              December 10 – Advent II

              December 10 – Concerned about Racial Justice Group Meeting

              December 11 – Bible Study

 

 

    

Calendar Events

 

 

 

December 3 - Quarterly Meeting of the Parish – December 3

The Vestry invites you to join us for our next quarterly all-parish meeting:

after the 10am service on Sunday December 3rd

 

            Our quarterly meetings are a time for us to “take our temperature” and talk about any joys or concerns we may have about our life together.  We would especially like to focus our attention this time on our large fund-raising activities, as preparation for establishing next year’s budget.  How can we think “outside the box” about these events, which build connections among us and which extend those connections to the wider community?  How can we shape our fundraisers to address the community needs God brings to our attention while also taking into account the changing demographic of our parish?  We are a smaller parish that at some points in St. Paul’s history.  We are older and less able to physically do what we have been doing at Bargain Bin for the past few years. 

            Please put on your thinking caps, your prayer shawls, and seek Wisdom about our participation in the furtherance of God’s Kindom.  [‘Kindom’, rather than ‘kingdom’ is one of Pam’s favorite changes suggested in The Inclusive Bible.]

 

 

 

December 3 – Parish Discretionary Fund - On Sunday, December 3, the loose offering and any checks marked Discretionary Fund in the memo is given to the Parish Discretionary Fund. This fund is used to help meet the needs of people in our area during difficult times in their lives. The funds are generally used to help with electric bills or car repairs, rent or securing a security deposit for a family. We are finally able to start distributing funds again. The need continues to be extremely high with requests coming in almost every day. Please be as generous as you are able. This is an important ministry of our Parish. Thank you, Scott

 

December 3Ordination Anniversary Observance of the Scott’s 10th Anniversary to the Sacred Order of Priests (December 1 is the actual date).

 

December 5 – Women’s Potluck - There will be a Women’s Christmas pot luck dinner at Judy Barwood's on Tuesday, December 5 starting at 5:30 pm for all women of St. Paul's.  Guests are welcome.  Please let Judy know if you plan to attend at 802-295-2435 or jbarwood@together.net

 

December 6 – Advent Taizé – 5:30 PM in the sanctuary. Taizé is an ecumenical form of prayer modeled after the Taizé community (an ecumenical Christian monastic community of brothers) founded in the 1940's by Br. Roger in Taizé, France. The purpose of the prayer is to foster reconciliation and peace among all people.

 

December 6 – Advent Study and Discussion Group – 6:30 PM in the parish house. This four-week group studies the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday and discusses it’s meaning for us today. For more information please contact Pete Lapré.

 

December 11 – Bible Study – from 7 -8:30 in the parish house. We will be focusing on the readings for December 17 - Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, and John 1:6-8,19-28. This is a standalone session – no prior experience or involvement is necessary. All are welcome! 

 

 

December 13 – Deadline for Christmas Flowers – The deadline for submitting names for memorials and thanksgivings for our Christmas Bulletins is on Wednesday, December 13. Forms are in

 

 

December 13 – Advent Study and Discussion Group – 6:30 PM in the parish house. This four-week group studies the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday and discusses it’s meaning for us today. For more information please contact Pete Lapré.

 

December 13 – Advent Taizé – 5:30 PM in the sanctuary. Taizé is an ecumenical form of prayer modeled after the Taizé community (an ecumenical Christian monastic community of brothers) founded in the 1940's by Br. Roger in Taizé, France. The purpose of the prayer is to foster reconciliation and peace among all people.

 

 

December 24 – Advent IV Services – There will be both 8 and 10 AM worship on Sunday, December 24.

 

 

Sunday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Service Schedule

 

5:30 PM – Scripture, Children’s Story and Setting of the Crèche, Holy Communion and Carols

9:00 PM – Scripture, Holy Communion and Carols

 

Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day

4:30 PM – Scripture, Holy Communion and Carols

 

 

January 9 - Caring Ministries - our next meeting will be January 9th, 7pm, at the Parish House.

 

 

General Announcements

 

Vestry Nomination – It’s that time of year again when we need nominations for vestry members. Jon Chaffee, Cindy Dale and Bev Barton are retiring this year. Bev has agreed to serve another three-year term. That leaves us with two three-year terms to fill as well as a two-year term left vacant with Stuart Johnson’s move to Indianapolis last summer. If you would like to nominate someone to serve on vestry or are interested in serving on vestry yourself, please complete the nomination form in your service leaflet or on the parish hall piano. Please confirm your nomination with the person you are nominating to make sure they are willing to serve.

 

Gift Boxes for Deployed Service Members - I have a Blue Star Mothers’ group that is preparing boxes for deployed service members.   If anyone knows/has a deployed service member who they would like to receive a “gift box”, please send their Rank Name and mailing address to Judi Shank at nanajudi03751@gmail.com. Thank you, Judi Shank.

 

 

The Haven’s Top 5 Most Needed Items:  oatmeal, holiday baking supplies, tuna fish, peanut butter, soap, toothpaste & brushes, and personal care items for women. All items collected at the church are brought to the Haven Food Shelf.

 

 

Bible Study - meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 PM in the Parish house. Each gathering is totally independent of previous gatherings. No experience necessary. Come and explore the readings for the following Sunday.  All are Welcome.

 

Knit and Purl Fellowship -meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in Parish House, 6:30 pm. All are welcome and all handcrafts are welcome. If you have questions, please contact Holly Hall or Susan Pillsbury.

 

Contemplative Prayer and Meditation- Contemplative Prayer and Meditation will be replaced with a Taizé worship service on Wednesdays throughout the Advent Season. Contemplative Prayer and Meditation will start again first Wednesday of January.  All are welcome- neighbors, friends, relatives, and people we have not met yet. From January on, Contemplative Prayer and Meditation is held 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30.

 

Weston PrioryAnyone can attend services at Weston Priory during the week or weekend. Best to check their web page for times of services and days Brothers are on monthly Sabbath or retreat.  Holly Hall will be going once or twice a month through the summer and you are welcome to join her.                                                 

 

Volunteers needed to “man the kettles’ - The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to supervise their annual fundraising efforts in West Lebanon from now through Christmas.

There will be 3 collection "Kettles" outside of popular retailers that will be manned, from approximately 10-6 on Friday and Saturday (Tues., Wed., and Thurs. also if there are enough volunteers).   This can be a group effort as a church outreach project, a family or  individual effort.   This provides funding for Salvation Army projects such as their Christian based, free, 6 month Drug/Alcohol Rehabilitation programs, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and disaster relief.  People can volunteer for as many or as few days as they want.  There may be a stipend of $10/hr. available and lunch vouchers.  Please call Captain DeAnna at 802-476-5301 for details, scheduling and locations.  

 

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St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson, Senior Warden; Greg Taylor, Junior Warden; Bev Barton; Jon Chaffee; Cindy Dale; Holly Hall; Rich Kremer; John Monfette.

 

Ongoing Reminders
 

  • Discretionary Fund Reminder – First Sunday of every month. Please be as generous as possible.
  • Laying on of Hands – On the first Sunday of every month those wishing to receive laying on our hands are invited to gather at the Baptismal Font (just as you entered the church) immediately after you have received communion.
  • Executive Leadership Group Meeting – every Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm -- Anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • Valley Terrace Church Service – Please join us! - Fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 PM.
  • Knit and Purl Fellowship – Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the Parish House, 6:30 PM. Contact Holly for info.
  • Bible Study – meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the Parish House at 7 PM. We will focus each meeting on the lectionary for the upcoming week. This is a come as you can discussion group, you can do not have to come every meeting. All are welcome!
  • St. Paul’s Concerned about Racial Justice group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month, after church (and a little of coffee hour!), for discussion and planning.  All are welcome to join us!
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sponsors two regularly scheduled events open to the public: Mondays, 5:30 – 6:00 pm, on the corner of the green across from Hanover Inn, Vigil for Racial Justice.

 

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This Week at St. Paul’s

November 27-December 3, 2017

 

Link to the Diocesan Mountain E-News

Link to our Facebook page

Link to our Website

 

 

Monday, November 27

           9:00-12:00 - Office Hours

           7:00-8:30 PM – Bible Study – parish house

 

Tuesday, November 28

           9:00-12:00 - Office Hours

           2:00 PM – Valley Terrace Worship Service – Valley Terrace

                 

Wednesday, November 29

           3:30-5:00 PM – Leadership Meeting – parish house

           5:30 PM – Advent Taizé – sanctuary

           6:30 PM – Advent Study and Discussion Group – parish house

          

Thursday, November 30

          5:30-8:00 PM – EFM – parish house

 

Friday, December 1

          Sabbath Day for Scott

       

Saturday, December 2

          Sabbath Day for Scott

    

Sunday, December 3 – The First Sunday of Advent

            8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist

          10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist with hymns

                        10:00 - Who’s Who

Verger – Doug Jenisch; Greeter – Penny McClure; Host – Brennan; Readers – Barb Lather and Bev Barton; Psalm and Prayers – Kristin Wood; Chalice – Pam Hanson and Joan Lawrence-Studebaker; Announcements – Bev Barton; Counters – Holly Hall and Andrew Pillsbury; Altar Guild – Greg and Bev Taylor; Coffee Hour – Barbara Rector; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

 

          11:15 AM – Coffee Hour and Fellowship

 

 

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O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  (BCP, Collect for Proper 27A)

Readings for Sunday – November 12

 

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Psalm 78:1-7
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13

 

November 12– 10:00 - Who’s Who

     Verger – Doug Jenisch; Greeter – Davis; Host – Roy Black; Readers – Joyce Mechling and Rich

     Kremer; Psalm and Prayers – Kristin Wood; Chalice – Pam Hanson and Joan Lawrence-Studebaker;

     Announcements – Rich Kremer; Counters – Carl Hanson and Pete Lepre; Altar Guild – Greg and Bev

     Taylor; Coffee Hour – Tom McCleary; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

 

 

Scott’s Schedule

 

     November 13 – Office Hours, 9-12; Bible Study, 7-8:30

     November 14 – Office Hours, 9-12

     November 15 – Leadership Group, 1:30 – 3

     November 17 – Sabbath Day

     November 18 – Sabbath Day

 

Upcoming Events

Please send event and prayer updates to announcements.spc@gmail.com

                                                                                                      

              November 12 – MICAH Event

              November 13 – Bible Study

              November 21 – Vestry Meeting

              November 23 – Thanksgiving Day

              November 29 – Advent Taizé

              December 3 – Advent I

              December 3 – Quarterly Meeting

              December 5 – Ladies Christmas Potluck

    

Calendar Events

 

November 11 – St. Paul’s Holiday Bazaar

For more information please speak to Kate Townsend.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR SCHEDULE

 

Friday, November 10 - Holiday Bazaar Setup 

     Please sign up to help us prepare for the Holiday Bazaar. Any time you have between 9 am and

     7pm will be appreciated. Contact Dede Mackie at dmackie671@gmail.com or sign up at St. Paul's

     after October 21st.

 

Saturday, November 11 - Holiday Bazaar 9:00 am to 2:00 pm 

     Please come to volunteer, shop for your own family and be part of an uplifting church community

     event! Clean up help is needed after the closing time.

 

November 12 – United Thank Offering Ingathering (UTO) – We are still taking donations to the UTO. Please remember your blue box of change, or a check made out to St, Paul’s (UTO in memo) anytime in November so we can make a joyful noise with our coins. For more information visit: www.episcopalchurch.org/uto For more information about our collection, please contact Jane Davis. Thank you.

 

November 12 – UVIP Micah Hero Event - We will be honoring and celebrating Jonathan Brennan, our 2017 St. Paul's Micah Hero November 12th. Thank you for supporting Jonathan and UVIP.

 

November 13 – Bible Study from 7 -8:30 in the parish house. We will be focusing on the readings for November 19 - Judges 4:1-7, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, and Matthew 25:14-30 This is a stand-alone session – no prior experience or involvement is necessary. All are welcome! 

 

November 20 - Listen Community Dinner - Our next Listen Dinner will be November 20th and meal will be planned and organized by Justin, Becky, Joseph, Morgan, and Madison Barwood.

 

 

December 3 - Quarterly Meeting of the Parish – December 3

The Vestry invites you to join us for our next quarterly all-parish meeting:

after the 10am service on Sunday December 3rd

 

            Our quarterly meetings are a time for us to “take our temperature” and talk about any joys or concerns we may have about our life together.  We would especially like to focus our attention this time on our large fund-raising activities, as preparation for establishing next year’s budget.  How can we think “outside the box” about these events, which build connections among us and which extend those connections to the wider community?  How can we shape our fundraisers to address the community needs God brings to our attention while also taking into account the changing demographic of our parish?  We are a smaller parish that at some points in St. Paul’s history.  We are older and less able to physically do what we have been doing at Bargain Bin for the past few years. 

            Please put on your thinking caps, your prayer shawls, and seek Wisdom about our participation in the furtherance of God’s Kindom.  [‘Kindom’, rather than ‘kingdom’ is one of Pam’s favorite changes suggested in The Inclusive Bible.]

 

 

December 5 – Women’s Potluck - There will be a Women’s Christmas pot luck dinner at Judy Barwood's on Tuesday, December 5 starting at 5:30 pm for all women of St. Paul's.  Guests are welcome.  Please let Judy know if you plan to attend at 802-295-2435 or jbarwood@together.net

 

January 9 - Caring Ministries - our next meeting will be January 9th, 7pm, at the Parish House.

 

General Announcements

 

When does worship begin – Worship begins with the Prelude. My understanding of the prelude is that it is a musical offering to God and is part of our morning’s worship. It is not intended to be gathering music but an offering to God. To help us center on this offering, the bell calling us to worship will be rung before the prelude begins. This shift will begin on Sunday, October 22. I am also asking the choir and others to gather for conversation in the parish hall before worship to reduce the noise level in the narthex and sanctuary for those wishing to arrive early and pray in the silence in the sanctuary. Thank you, Scott

 

Help Wanted - We need a New verger – is it you? – Cindy Patenaude is stepping down from the verger position. At St. Paul’s the verger puts together the schedule of everyone who serves on a Sunday morning, readers, chalice people, etc. If you are detail oriented and like puzzles this is the ministry for you. Please contact Scott if you would like more information or are interested in this vital ministry.  Thanks Cindy for your ministry in this area.

 

Gift Boxes for Deployed Service Members - I have a Blue Star Mothers’ group that is preparing boxes for deployed service members.   If anyone knows/has a deployed service member who they would like to receive a “gift box”, please send their Rank Name and mailing address to Judi Shank at nanajudi03751@gmail.com. Thank you, Judi Shank.

 

 

Episcopal Relief and Development continues to collect donations to hurricane victims and their family. To donate got to www.er-d.org

 

 

The Haven’s Top 5 Most Needed Items:  Pasta sauce, cereal, tuna, brown rice, and peanut butter. All items collected at the church are brought to the Haven Food Shelf.

 

 

Bible Study - meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 PM in the Parish house. Each gathering is totally independent of previous gatherings. No experience necessary. Come and explore the readings for the following Sunday.  All are Welcome.

 

Knit and Purl Fellowship -meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in Parish House, 6:30 pm. All are welcome and all handcrafts are welcome. If you have questions, please contact Holly Hall or Susan Pillsbury.

 

Contemplative Prayer and Meditation- Our next prayer time will be November 15th, 5:30 in St. Paul's Sanctuary.  We will not have Wednesday prayer in December because we will have Taizé Wednesday services throughout Advent. Contemplative Prayer will meet again 1st and 3rd Wednesday in January. Parishioners, friends, family, neighbors and others are welcome! For more information, please contact Diana Collins or Holly Hall.

 

Weston PrioryAnyone can attend services at Weston Priory during the week or weekend. Best to check their web page for times of services and days Brothers are on monthly Sabbath or retreat.  Holly Hall will be going once or twice a month through the summer and you are welcome to join her.                                                 

 

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St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson, Senior Warden; Greg Taylor, Junior Warden; Bev Barton; Jon Chaffee; Cindy Dale; Holly Hall; Rich Kremer; John Monfette.

 

Ongoing Reminders
 

  • Discretionary Fund Reminder – First Sunday of every month. Please be as generous as possible.
  • Laying on of Hands – On the first Sunday of every month those wishing to receive laying on our hands are invited to gather at the Baptismal Font (just as you entered the church) immediately after you have received communion.
  • Wednesday Morning Group Meeting – every Wednesday 9:30-11:00am -- Anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Worship Team meets – 2nd Thursday of the month in the Parish House at 4pm, all are welcome to attend.
  • Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • Brookside Nursing Home Church Services – We are currently on summer leave - - Second Sunday of each month (Sept-June) from 2-2:30 pm. If you would like more information about this service, please contact Holly.
  • Valley Terrace Church Service – Please join us! - Fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 PM.
  • Knit and Purl Fellowship – Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the Parish House, 6:30 PM. Contact Holly for info.
  • Bible Study – meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the Parish House at 7 PM. We will focus each meeting on the lectionary for the upcoming week. This is a come as you can discussion group, you can do not have to come every meeting. All are welcome!
  • St. Paul’s Concerned about Racial Justice group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month, after church (and a little of coffee hour!), for discussion and planning.  All are welcome to join us!
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sponsors two regularly scheduled events open to the public: Mondays, 5:30 – 6:00 pm, on the corner of the green across from Hanover Inn, Vigil for Racial Justice.

 

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Our Next Quarterly Meeting

The Vestry invites you to join us for our next quarterly all-parish meeting:

after the 10am service on Sunday November 5th       

(Remember to turn your clocks back one hour!) 

            Our quarterly meetings are a time for us to “take our temperature” and talk about any joys or concerns we may have about our life together.  We would especially like to focus our attention this time on our large fund-raising activities, as preparation for establishing next year’s budget.  How can we think “outside the box” about these events, which build connections among us and which extend those connections to the wider community?  How can we shape our fundraisers to address the community needs God brings to our attention while also taking into account the changing demographic of our parish?  We are a smaller parish that at some points in St. Paul’s history.  We are older and less able to physically do what we have been doing at Bargain Bin for the past few years. 

            Please put on your thinking caps, your prayer shawls, and seek Wisdom about our participation in the furtherance of God’s Kindom.  [‘Kindom’, rather than ‘kingdom’ is one of Pam’s favorite changes suggested in The Inclusive Bible.]

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Announcements for Sunday, October 22

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

A Celebration of the Gift of Creation

 

God, whose Spirit moved over the deep at its creation, and whose Son Jesus entered the waters of baptism and hallowed them forever: We thank you for the gift of water, the waters on the surface of the earth, the waters beneath the ground, the water in our atmosphere, and the water in our bodies, and for all that dwells in the waters. Make us mindful of the care of all the

planet’s waters, that they may richly sustain life for us and for those who will come after us; through Jesus Christ, who is the source of living water. Amen.[1]

 

Readings for Sunday – October 22

 

Genesis 1:26-31

Matthew 22:15-22

 

October 22 – 10:00 - Who’s Who

Verger – Holly Hall; Greeter – Penny McClure; Host – David and Christine Davison; Readers – Barb Coulter and Andrew Pillsbury; Psalm and Prayers- Karen Smith; Chalice – Jane Carroll and Joyce Mechling; Announcements – Cindy Dale; Counters – Pete Lepre and Harry Kendrick; Altar Guild – Greg and Bev Taylor; Coffee Hour – Marry Corrigan and Monfettes; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

 

 

 

Scott’s Schedule

 

     October 23 – Monday - Office Hours, 9-10; Bible Study, 7-8:30

     October 24 - Tuesday – Office Hours, 9-12, Vestry, 6:30-8:30

     October 25 – Wednesday Morning Meeting    

     October 27 – Friday – Sabbath Day

     October 28 – Saturday – Sabbath Day

 

Upcoming Events

Please send event and prayer updates to announcements.spc@gmail.com

 

              October 21 – The Big Clean

              October 22 – Discovering your Personal Ministry

              October 22 – “Eyes on the Prize”

              October 23 – Bible Study

              October 24 – Vestry Meeting

               October 26 – Aging with Dignity

              November 3-4 – Diocesan Convention

              November 11 – Holiday Bazaar

              November 12 – MICAH Event

 

 

When does worhip begin – Worship begins with the Prelude. My understanding of the prelude is that it is a musical offering to God and is part of our morning’s worship. It is not intended to be gathering music but an offering to God. To help us center on this offering, the bell calling us to worship will be rung before the prelude begins. This shift will begin on Sunday, October 22. I am also asking the choir and others to gather for conversation in the parish hall before worship to reduce the noise level in the narthex and sanctuary for those wishing to arrive early and pray in the silence in the sanctuary. Thank you, Scott

 

MICAH- St. Paul's Church will have an ad in Micah Booklet congratulating Jonathan and all the Micah heroes. We are collecting money toward the cost of the ad. We still need to collect an additional $180. Any amount helps us meet this goal. Ad donations can be given to Holly on Sunday.

 

Episcopal Relief and Development continues to collect donations to hurricane victims and their family. To donate got to www.er-d.org

 

Transportation Help Needed

Sylvia French, Pam Hanson’s Mom, has a medical appointment on Friday Nov. 10th at 9:30am in Lebanon.  Pam and Carl will be in Wisconsin for the birth of their 2nd grandchild.  Sylvia can be transported from Harvest Hill to her appointment and back, but it would be great if someone from the parish would be willing to accompany her or meet her at the doctor’s office to be a second pair of ears for her and us, perhaps taking notes.  If you are able to help out, please contact Pam at 603-558-1239 or pamela.r.hanson@comcast.net

 

 

 

October 21 – Let’s Make a Clean Sweep! - Saturday, October 21, 9am-3pm is our day to clean up, spruce up, and beautify St. Paul’s buildings and grounds in preparation for the Holiday Bazaar and the approach of Advent.  There will be something for everyone!  The Vestry hopes you will come and join in for whatever amount of the day you are able.

 

Rake leaves, prune shrubbery, work in the gardens, wash windows, sweep cobwebs, paint, and help out with a list of minor maintenance chores which Greg Taylor, our Junior Warden, has collected.

 

We’ll provide chili for lunch.  Please bring a salad, chips or cornbread, or fruit to share if you are able.   Don’t stay away because you don’t have time or energy to make something, or you forget!  St. Paul’s ALWAYS has enough food!

 

Look for a poster this Sunday with more details on Clean Sweep Tasks and Tools to bring from home.

 

 

October 22 – Bud Cedarhom will be at St. Paul’s – Bud will be joining us, preaching, singing and playing his guitar. He is happy to be well on the mend after his early June fall. Mark your calendars today!!

 

 

October 22 and beyond - The Concerned About Racial Justice group is presenting a screening of six episodes of the TV series “Eyes on the Prize,” a history of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.  The screenings will be in the Parish Hall from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on the following Sundays: Oct 22, Oct. 29, and Nov. 5.  They are free and open to the public so please spread the word and invite your friends.  For more information contact anyone in the group or email concernedaboutracialjustice@gmail.com

 

 

October 22 is the Next meeting of the "Discovering Your Personal Mission" group  - They will hold three foundational meetings on Oct. 22, and 29 at 11:30 am at the Parish House.  These sessions will present essential information about how to discover, develop, focus and expand the mission that God is calling you to engage in, Additional sessions will be scheduled at the convenience of group members who wish to continue working with the material presented in these three sessions.  The size of the group will be limited to 12 people.  There are still a few spaces available for those that may be interested.  Those who have not yet spoken with Duane Brown about this should contact him by email at revdrb@gmail.com or by phone at 802-369-9961 prior to Oct. 15 to ensure that space and materials are still available.  If interest exceeds 12, another series will be offered at a later date.

 

 

October 26 – “Aging With Dignity” Seminars St. Paul’s - LAST CALL TO SIGN-UP BY OCT- 9 - Parish Hall - Thursdays, Oct.12 thru Nov. 16, 4:00 to 5:30pm

 

Course Outline: (3 remaining sessions)

1.      “Calendar of Seasonal Living”: A fun session to explore some of “life’s opportunities” by season of the year. You’ll be surprised on how much better it is to “live” rather than just surviving!!.

2.      Honoring Care Decisions: A step-by-step planning approach by a DHMC trained facilitator to assist in preparing an Advance Directive, MPOA and important conversations with your family, doctor and providers.

3.      Considering your Family and your Spiritual wishes. An opportunity to discuss with clergy your end of life desires. AND Summary and Wrap-Up: An opportunity to answer questions about any materials and make decisions for future small group meeting.

           

Refreshments will be available. Please sign up & email to or phone Dick Davis: (603) 640-6009, Email: ra214davis@gmail.com  A cost of $15.00 is for course materials. Cash or checks made out to St. Paul’s

 

 

October 26 – Bible Study – from 7 -8:30 in the parish house. We will be focusing on the readings for October 29 - Deuteronomy 34:1-12, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, and Matthew 22:34-46 This is a stnd alone session – no prior experience or involvement is necessary. All are welcome! 

 

 

OCTOBER 29 – DOUG JENISH will be our preacher at both 8 and 10 AM.

 

 

November 3 and 4 – Convention of the Episcopal Church in Vermont

 

November 7 - Caring Ministries Meeting - 7pm at our Parish House

 

November 11 – St. Paul’s Holiday Bazaar – Look for sing-up sheets in the parish hall. For more information please speak to Kate Townsend.

                                              HOLIDAY BAZAAR SCHEDULE    

 

Donations for the Holiday Bazaar 

Please drop off any gently used gift items or Christmas decorations by Nov. 4th.

 

November 4th Help Needed!

After the 10:00 am service help is needed to set up tables and transport Holiday Bazaar items from the Parish House basement to the narthex and Parish Hall. Please join us!

 

November 8,9,10 Holiday Bazaar Setup 

Please sign up to help us prepare for the Holiday Bazaar. Any time you have between 9 am and 7pm will be appreciated. Contact Dede Mackie at dmackie671@gmail.com or sign up at St. Paul's after October 21st.

 

November 11  Holiday Bazaar 9:00 am to 2:00 pm 

Please come to volunteer, shop for your own family and be part of an uplifting church community event!

Clean up help is needed after the closing time.

 

 

November 12 – UVIP Micah Hero Event - We will be honoring and celebrating Jonathan Brennan, our 2017 St. Paul's Micah Hero November 12th. We are collecting money to pay for an ad that will be printed under Jonathan's bio in Micah booklet everyone gets who comes to the event.  Thank you for supporting UVIP.

 

November 20 - Listen Community Dinner - Our next Listen Dinner will be November 20th and meal will be planned and organized by Justin, Becky, Joseph, Morgan, and Madison Barwood.

 

 

 

The Haven’s TOP 5 MOST NEEDED iTEM:  Pasta sauce, cereal, tuna, brown rice, and peanut butter. All items collected at the church are brought to the Haven Food Shelf.

 

 

Bible Study - meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 PM in the Parish house. Each gathering is totally independent of previous gatherings. No experience necessary. Come and explore the readings for the following Sunday.  All are Welcome.

 

Knit and Purl Fellowship -meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in Parish House, 6:30 pm. All are welcome and all handcrafts are welcome. If you have questions, please contact Holly Hall or Susan Pillsbury.

 

Contemplative Prayer and Meditation - is a quiet hour of peace to connect with self and with God as you are filled with inner peace and strength for the days ahead. Contemplative Prayer is the 1st and 3rd

 Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30. Parishioners, friends, family, neighbors and others are welcome! For more information, please contact Diana Collins or Holly Hall.

 

Weston PrioryAnyone can attend services at Weston Priory during the week or weekend. Best to check their web page for times of services and days Brothers are on monthly Sabbath or retreat.  Holly Hall will be going once or twice a month through the summer and you are welcome to join her.                                                  

 

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St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson, Senior Warden; Greg Taylor, Junior Warden; Bev Barton; Jon Chaffee; Cindy Dale; Holly Hall; Rich Kremer; John Monfette.

 

Ongoing Reminders
 

  • Discretionary Fund Reminder – First Sunday of every month. Please be as generous as possible.
  • Laying on of Hands – On the first Sunday of every month those wishing to receive laying on our hands are invited to gather at the Baptismal Font (just as you entered the church) immediately after you have received communion.
  • Wednesday Morning Group Meeting – every Wednesday 9:30-11:00am -- Anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Worship Team meets – 2nd Thursday of the month in the Parish House at 4pm, all are welcome to attend.
  • Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • Brookside Nursing Home Church Services – We are currently on summer leave - - Second Sunday of each month (Sept-June) from 2-2:30 pm. If you would like more information about this service, please contact Holly.
  • Valley Terrace Church Service – Please join us! - Fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 PM.
  • Knit and Purl Fellowship – Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the Parish House, 6:30 PM. Contact Holly for info.
  • Bible Study – meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the Parish House at 7 PM. We will focus each meeting on the lectionary for the upcoming week. This is a come as you can discussion group, you can do not have to come every meeting. All are welcome!
  • St. Paul’s Concerned about Racial Justice group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month, after church (and a little of coffee hour!), for discussion and planning.  All are welcome to join us!
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sponsors two regularly scheduled events open to the public: Mondays, 5:30 – 6:00 pm, on the corner of the green across from Hanover Inn, Vigil for Racial Justice.

 

[1] Taken from, “A Rogation Day Procession and Liturgy,” Report of the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, July 5-12, 2012, Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music, Liturgical Materials Honoring God in Creation and Various Rites and Prayers for Animals, Propers Honoring God in Creation, p. 333. Adapted.

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The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 24, 2017

Proper 20A

 

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (The Collect for Proper 20, BCP)

 

Readings for Sunday – September 24

 

Exodus 16:2-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45
Philippians 1:21-30
Matthew 20:1-16

 

September 24– 10:00 - Who’s Who

Verger – Holly Hall; Greeter – Davis; Host – Stew Wood; Readers – Carl Hanson and Elizabeth Higgins; Psalm and Prayers- Andrew Pillsbury; Chalice – Jane Carroll and Joyce Mechling; Announcements – Pam Hanson; Counters – Pam Hanson and Greg Taylor; Altar Guild – Barb Coulter, Christine Davison, Barb Lather and Colleen Warren; Coffee Hour – Barwoods; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

 

 

 

 

 

Scott’s Schedule

 

     September 25 - Monday – Office Hours, 9-10, Bible Study, 7 PM

     September 26 - Tuesday – Office Hours, 9-12, Valley Terrace Worship, 2 PM

     September 27 – Clergy Training – Veterans – all day

     September 29 – Friday – Sabbath Day

     September 30 – Saturday

 

Upcoming Events

Please send event and prayer updates to announcements.spc@gmail.com

 

              

              September 24 – ‘Eye on the Prize’ Discussion

              October 12 – Ageing with Dignity Seminar

              October 15 - "Discovering Your Personal Mission" group

              October 21 – The Big Clean Out

              November 11 – Holiday Bazaar

              November 12 – MICAH Event

 

 

You are all invited to a non-denominational service for Jill Fischer's mother, Dorothy Fischer, on Saturday, September 23rd, at 3:00 pm in the Dwinell Room of Harvest Hill Assisted Living (23 Alice Peck Day Drive, Lebanon, NH).

 

Your comforting presence would be appreciated by Jill and Jeff!

 

 

 

Vestry Summary from 8.15.17 meeting

- Members of the Vestry present were Pam Hanson, Cindy Dale, Beverly Barton and Greg Taylor.  As there was not a quorum this writing is a summary of the discussions held.  No motions or votes were made.

 

Office Computer Purchase – We were going to ask Chuck Nagle to made recommendations and a cost estimate for

     a new office computer.  

Further work was to be done to define the tasks of the Office Assistant.

Parish retreat planning was reviewed.

Welcome Back Sunday was discussed.   Small Group leaders are to provide information for their particular groups.   Invitations will go out inviting parishioners to put forth ideas for other small groups and if they meet the criteria we

     can assist in getting them started.

 

 

Transportation Help Needed

Sylvia French, Pam Hanson’s Mom, has a medical appointment on Friday Nov. 10th at 9:30am in Lebanon.  Pam and Carl will be in Wisconsin for the birth of their 2nd grandchild.  Sylvia can be transported from Harvest Hill to her appointment and back, but it would be great if someone from the parish would be willing to accompany her or meet her at the doctor’s office to be a second pair of ears for her and us, perhaps taking notes.  If you are able to help out, please contact Pam at603-558-1239 or pamela.r.hanson@comcast.net

 

September 24 and beyond - The Concerned About Racial Justice group is presenting a screening of six episodes of the TV series “Eyes on the Prize,” a history of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.  The screenings will be in the Parish Hall from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on the following Sundays: Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct. 29, and Nov. 5.  They are free and open to the public so please spread the word and invite your friends.  For more information contact anyone in the group or email concernedaboutracialjustice@gmail.com

 

October 12 – Tools for “Aging With Dignity” Seminars -  “Living Thankfully” - THURSDAYS at 4:00PM – 5:50PM, October 12 -November 16. The classes are limited to approximately 18 with a minimum of 8. Couples are encouraged to attend. To REGISTER: email or phone Dick Davis: (603) 640-6009, Email: ra214davis@gmail.com  Cost for materials is $15.00/participant. Couples registered may wish to share one set of materials.  Checks made out to St. Paul’s Church, with “Aging with Dignity Class” in memo line.

 

October 15 is the first meeting of the "Discovering Your Personal Mission" group  - They will hold three foundational meetings on Oct. 15, 22, and 29 at 11:30 am at the Parish House.  These sessions will present essential information about how to discover, develop, focus and expand the mission that God is calling you to engage in, Additional sessions will be scheduled at the convenience of group members who wish to continue working with the material presented in these three sessions.  The size of the group will be limited to 12 people.  There are still a few spaces available for those that may be interested.  Those who have not yet spoken with Duane Brown about this should contact him by email at revdrb@gmail.com or by phone at 802-369-9961 prior to Oct. 15 to ensure that space and materials are still available.  If interest exceeds 12, another series will be offered at a later date.

 

October 21 – The Big Clean Out - a day set aside to do a fall cleanup in and around our buildings. Mark your calendar today. More details to follow.

 

Listen Community Dinner - A big thank you to everyone who prepared food and volunteered at the September 18th Listen Community Dinner. We served 87 people who had opportunity to have 1st, 2nd and take-home meals. All the food was eaten and thoroughly enjoyed! Our last Listen Community Dinner of 2017 will be November 20th.  Thanks again, Holly Hall

 

Jonathan Brennan Named St. Paul’s 2017 Micah Hero. After collecting nominations from the parish, the vestry voted to name Jonathan Brennan St. Paul’s Micah Hero. Congratulations Jonathan!

 

Micah Tickets for the November 12, 2017 UVIP Micah Event in Claremont are now available - Tickets to UVIP’s (United Valley Interfaith Project) Micah Event on November 12th are available for sale from September 16th through the end of October. St. Paul's has 16 tickets to sell and each ticket is $30. Holly Hall will be selling the tickets. The Micah Event is an opportunity to congratulate Jonathan Brennen and to celebrate with him and all the other Micah Hero in our area. 

 

 

We are finally ready to hire office help – At our Annual Meeting in January, we voted to hire a part-time office person. If you know anyone, outside the parish, looking for part-time work (about 10 hours per week,) please let Pam Hanson or Scott Neal know. Thank you.017

 

Haven News

 

September is Hunger Action Month at the Upper Valley Haven – Any monetary gifts to the Haven during the month of September will be matched 100% so you effectively double your money and benefit the Haven. For more information about Hunger Action Month go to https://uppervalleyhaven.org/hunger-action-month-sept-2017/

 

The Haven’s TOP 5 MOST NEEDED iTEM: Peanut butter, pasta, cooking oil, sliced bread and oatmeal. All items collected at the church are brought to the Haven Food Shelf.

 

 

Knit and Purl Fellowship -meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in Parish House, 6:30 pm. All are welcome and all handcrafts are welcome. If you have questions, please contact Holly Hall or Susan Pillsbury.

 

Contemplative Prayer and Meditation - is a quiet hour of peace to connect with self and with God as you are filled with inner peace and strength for the days ahead. Contemplative Prayer is the 1st and 3rd

 Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30. Parishioners, friends, family, neighbors and others are welcome! For more information, please contact Diana Collins or Holly Hall.

 

Welcome Name Buttons - Currently Paula Stevens and Holly Hall are making the Name Buttons for our parishioners. If you have lost your Button or if you are coming to St. Paul's services and do not have a Button, please let Paula or Holly know and they will make one for you. Please let them know something special you enjoy doing and the image will be part of your Name Button.

 

Weston PrioryAnyone can attend services at Weston Priory during the week or weekend. Best to check their web page for times of services and days Brothers are on monthly Sabbath or retreat.  Holly Hall will be going once or twice a month through the summer and you are welcome to join her.                                                  

 

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St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson, Senior Warden; Greg Taylor, Junior Warden; Bev Barton; Jon Chaffee; Cindy Dale; Holly Hall; Rich Kremer; John Monfette.

 

 

Ongoing Reminders
 

  • Discretionary Fund Reminder – First Sunday of every month. Please be as generous as possible.
  • Laying on of Hands – On the first Sunday of every month those wishing to receive laying on our hands are invited to gather at the Baptismal Font (just as you entered the church) immediately after you have received communion.
  • Wednesday Morning Group Meeting – every Wednesday 9:30-11:00am -- Anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Worship Team meets – 2nd Thursday of the month in the Parish House at 4pm, all are welcome to attend.
  • Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • Brookside Nursing Home Church Services – We are currently on summer leave - - Second Sunday of each month (Sept-June) from 2-2:30 pm. If you would like more information about this service, please contact Holly.
  • Valley Terrace Church Service – Please join us! - Fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 PM.
  • Knit and Purl Fellowship – Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the Parish House, 6:30 PM. Contact Holly for info.
  • Bible Study – meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the Parish House at 7 PM. We will focus each meeting on the lectionary for the upcoming week. This is a come as you can discussion group, you can do not have to come every meeting. All are welcome!
  • St. Paul’s Concerned about Racial Justice group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month, after church (and a little of coffee hour!), for discussion and planning.  All are welcome to join us!
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sponsors two regularly scheduled events open to the public: Mondays, 5:30 – 6:00 pm, on the corner of the green across from Hanover Inn, Vigil for Racial Justice.
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September 10 we return to our regular worship schedule of 8 AM and 10 AM. Also this week we will have breakfast together at 9. At the 10 AM we will be blessing backpacks and other items we need to do ministry in the world. All are welcome to attend all or part of Sunday at St. Paul's.

 

 

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 10, 2017

Proper 18A

 

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.  (The Collect for Proper 18, BCP)

 

Readings for Sunday – September 10

 

Exodus 12:1-14
Psalm 149
Romans 13:8-14
Matthew 18:15-20

 

 

September 10 – 9:00 - Who’s Who

Greeter – Penny McClure; Host – The Brennans; Readers – Bruce and Barbara Lather; Psalm and Prayers- Bev Barton; Chalice – Doug Jenisch and Joan Lawrence-Studebaker; Announcements –John Monfette; Counters – Kate Conner and Carl Hanson; Altar Guild – Barb Coulter, Christine Davison, Barb Lather and Colleen Warren; Verger – Doug Jenisch; Coffee Hour – Welcome Back Breakfast; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

 

Scott’s Schedule

 

     September 11 - Monday – Office Hours, 9-12, Bible Study, 7-8:30 pm

     September 12 - Tuesday – Office Hours, 9-12

     September 13 – Wednesday Morning Group, 9:30-11 am

     September 14 – Thursday – Worship Committee Meeting – 4-5:30 pm

     September 15 – Friday – Sabbath Day

     September 16 – Saturday – Sabbath Day

 

Upcoming Events

Please send event and prayer updates to announcements.spc@gmail.com

 

              September 10 – Return to regular worship schedule 8 and 10 AM

              September 10 – Welcome Home Sunday

              September 10 – Concerned about Racial Justice Meeting

              September 11 – Bible Study

              September 14 – Worship Committee Meeting

              September 16 – All Parish Retreat at Camp Coniston

              September 19 – Vestry Meeting

              September 24 – Eye on the Prize Discussion

              November 12 – MICAH Event

 

 Sunday - September 10

 8:00 AM - Scripture and Holy Communion, quiet and contemplative

9:00 AM - Our Annual Welcome Back Breakfast

10:00 AM - Scripture and Holy Communion with hymns and music

 

 

There is a lot of information contained within this email – There are many additions and updates. Please read these announcements carefully!  Thanks, Scott

  

September 10 - Backpack and symbols of our daily living Blessing– Remember to bring your backpack, calendars, keys, Prayer Books, Bible etc. to receive a blessing as we begin another year of life and ministry in our community.

 

September 10 – Commissioning of the new Small Group Facilitators at the 10 AM worship.

 

September 10 – Concerned about Racial Justice Meeting in the Parish House following the 10 AM worship. All are invited.

 

September 10 – Brookside Worship resumes - 2-2:30. Worship at Brookside Nursing Home is held on the second Sunday of the Month, 2-2:30pm. Volunteers are invited to come at 1:45 to assist residents to the service.  David Thron plays the piano and supports our hymn singing. We welcome anyone interested in this ministry. More Information - speak with Scott, Cindy Cameron or Holly Hall.

 

September 11 – Bible Study, 7 – 8:30 PM in the Parish House – all are welcome. This is a fun group filled with sharing of personal stories and lots of laughter. We will be focusing on Exodus 14:19-31,  Romans 14:1-12, and Matthew 18:21-35. Each meeting is a self-contained unit and everyone is welcome!

 

September 14 – Worship committee meeting – 4 - 5:30 PM in the Parish House – all are welcome!!

 

September 16 – All Parish Retreat - Our parish retreat is just around the corner.  Please set aside Saturday, September 16th for a day of fellowship, fun, and renewal.  This year’s theme is “Beloved Community: Generous Presence.” There is a sign-up sheet for the retreat on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. For more information, please speak with Bev Barton. More information can be found on a bulletin insert.

 

September 18 - Listen Community Dinner (LCD) - Thank you to all those who have signed up to help serve 110 meals on 9/18.  We still need 8 more casseroles, (one casserole equals ten servings), and 5 more pans of homemade brownies, (one pan equals ten brownies).  The sign-up sheet is on Parish Hall bulletin. My hope is that the Listen Community Dinner sign-up sheet is completed at our September 10th Welcome Back Sunday services and breakfast.  If you have questions about the dinner, please contact Holly Hall. Our last Listen Community Dinner in 2017 will be on November 20th.

 

 

We are finally ready to hire office help – At our Annual Meeting in January, we voted to hire a part-time office person. If you know anyone, outside the parish, looking for part-time work (about 10 hours per week,) please let Pam Hanson or Scott Neal know. Thank you.

 

Haven News

 September is Hunger Action Month at the Upper Valley Haven – Any monetary gifts to the Haven during the month of September will be matched 100% so you effectively double your money and benefit the Haven. For more information about Hunger Action Month go to https://uppervalleyhaven.org/hunger-action-month-sept-2017/

 THE HAVEN'S TOP 5 MOST NEEDED ITEMS: Soup, Canned beans, Tuna, Cereal and Pasta Sauce. All items collected at the church are brought to the Haven Food Shelf.

 

 

AGING WITH DIGNITY – Facilitators Training - UVIP (United Valley Interfaith Project) is scheduling a set of (5) Facilitator Training classes for "AGING WITH DIGNITY" beginning on Thursdays, October 19 at 10AM to Noon at the Upper Valley Senior Center. If you might be interested and want more information please contact Dick Davis (ra214davis@gmail.com) or call (603) 640-6009.

 

Our beautiful parking lot – thank you to Greg Taylor our Junior Warden for arranging to have our parking lot resurfaced and lined. Thanks also to the Haven for paying half the cost as they share our lot.

 

Outreach Committee Distributions for the 1st and 2nd Quarters of 2017: The amount disbursed is based on 10% of the income for that quarter. The 1st Quarter – LAMB $240.00; India $$240.00; Camp Agape $500.00; Advance Transit $500.00; GNHC $200.00 and UVIP $750.00. The 2nd Quarter – LAMB - $240.00; India - $240.00; Rock Point Partnership $ 1500.00; Dismas House $500.00; and COVER $400.00. For a grand total of $5,310.00. The Outreach Committee is committed to giving to the local community, the state and the world.

 

which email should I use - stpaulsvt or spcrector – You may use either email to reach me. ‘stpaulsvt’ is a more public email account and can be accessed by people other than me in the parish, and when we have office help they will be checking this account regularly. The ‘spcrector’ account is my personal St. Paul’s account and is monitored only by me.  Hope this helps - Scott

 

Knit and Purl Fellowship -meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in Parish House, 6:30 pm. All are welcome and all handcrafts are welcome. If you have questions, please contact Holly Hall or Susan Pillsbury.

 

Contemplative Prayer and Meditation - is a quiet hour of peace to connect with self and with God as you are filled with inner peace and strength for the days ahead. Contemplative Prayer is the 1st and 3rd

 Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30. Parishioners, friends, family, neighbors and others are welcome! For more information, please contact Diana Collins or Holly Hall.

 

Welcome Name Buttons - Currently Paula Stevens and Holly Hall are making the Name Buttons for our parishioners. If you have lost your Button or if you are coming to St. Paul's services and do not have a Button, please let Paula or Holly know and they will make one for you. Please let them know something special you enjoy doing and the image will be part of your Name Button.

 

Geri Williams’ Mailing address I’ve been asked to include Geri’s address as she continues to recover from her fall at her son Dan’s home. Cards may be sent to: Geri Williams, c/o Dan Williams, 19 Grove Street, Arlington, MA 02476.

 

Weston PrioryAnyone can attend services at Weston Priory during the week or weekend. Best to check their web page for times of services and days Brothers are on monthly Sabbath or retreat.  Holly Hall will be going once or twice a month through the summer and you are welcome to join her.                                                  

 

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St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson, Senior Warden; Greg Taylor, Junior Warden; Bev Barton; Jon Chaffee; Cindy Dale; Holly Hall; Rich Kremer; John Monfette.

 

Ongoing Reminders

  • Discretionary Fund Reminder – First Sunday of every month. Please be as generous as possible.
  • Laying on of Hands – On the first Sunday of every month those wishing to receive laying on our hands are invited to gather at the Baptismal Font (just as you entered the church) immediately after you have received communion.
  • Wednesday Morning Group Meeting – every Wednesday 9:30-11:00am -- Anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Worship Team meets – 2nd Thursday of the month in the Parish House at 4pm, all are welcome to attend.
  • Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • Brookside Nursing Home Church Services – We are currently on summer leave - - Second Sunday of each month (Sept-June) from 2-2:30 pm. If you would like more information about this service, please contact Holly.
  • Valley Terrace Church Service – Please join us! - Fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 PM.
  • Knit and Purl Fellowship – Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the Parish House, 6:30 PM. Contact Holly for info.
  • Bible Study – meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the Parish House at 7 PM. We will focus each meeting on the lectionary for the upcoming week. This is a come as you can discussion group, you can do not have to come every meeting. All are welcome!
  • St. Paul’s Concerned about Racial Justice group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month, after church (and a little of coffee hour!), for discussion and planning.  All are welcome to join us!
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sponsors two regularly scheduled events open to the public: Mondays, 5:30 – 6:00 pm, on the corner of the green across from Hanover Inn, Vigil for Racial Justice.
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The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – August 27, 2017

Proper 16A

 

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (The Collect for Proper 16, BCP)

 

Readings for Sunday – August 27

 

Exodus 1:8-2:10
Psalm 124
Romans 12:1-8
Matthew 16:13-20

 

August 27 – 9:00 - Who’s Who

Greeter – Cindy Cameron; Host – Stew Wood; Readers – Dede Mackie and Dave Davison; Psalm and Prayers- Nancy Snyder; Chalice – Joyce Mechling and Nancy Snyder; Announcements – Cindy Dale; Counters – Dave Davison and Judy Barwood; Altar Guild – Carol Knight, Barb Lather and Colleen Warren; Verger – Holly Hall; Coffee Hour – Jane and Dick Davis and Penny McClure; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

 

Upcoming Events

Please send event and prayer updates to announcements.spc@gmail.com

 

 

              August 27 – Concerned about Racial Justice Meeting

              September 5 – Caring Ministries Meeting

              September 10 – Return to regular worship schedule

                                         8 and 10 AM

              September 10 – Welcome Home Sunday

              September 10 – Concerned about Racial Justice Meeting

              September 16 – All Parish Retreat

              November 12 – MICAH Event

Summer Worship Schedule continues September 3 – 7:30 and 9 AM.

 

 

 

Normal Worship Schedule (8 AM and 10 AM) begins on Welcome Back Sunday, September 10.

 

 

There is a lot of information contained within this email – There are many additions and updates. Please read these announcements carefully!  Thanks, Scott

 

 

 

Welcome Name Buttons - Currently Paula Stevens and Holly Hall are making the Name Buttons for our parishioners. If you have lost your Button or if you are coming to St. Paul's services and do not have a Button, please let Paula or Holly know and they will make one for you. Please let them know something special you enjoy doing and the image will be part of your Name Button.

 

 

 

 

Alleluia! Open Golf Tournament - As we approach our 6th Alleluia! Open Golf Tournament on September 9 at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vermont, we are grateful for the generosity of so many people and organizations who have made this tournament a huge success.  Thanks to you we have raised over $49,000 for children, those in need, the environment, and educational opportunities for youth and adults around our state and world.  Last year over $11,000 was given thanks to many businesses, parishes, and individuals.

     Every dollar from sponsors and gifts and prizes goes directly to the Alleluia Fund ministries of the Episcopal Church in Vermont.  The gifts support The Rock Point Camp for youth and children, Global and Domestic outreach of many kinds, St. Paul’s Cathedral ministries of arts and education, and the care of our Rock Point property as a sanctuary of natural beauty, renewal, and education for thousands. Additional information about these various ministries can be found on our website at http://www.diovermont.org/alleluia-fund.php .

     This year our goal for the Open is to raise $12,000 to support the overall goal of the Alleluia Fund of $40,000.  Please help us with a monetary gift or raffle items or prizes to help support these ministries in their service and witness.  Also, please join us on September 9 at the Basin Harbor Club for a fun golf outing with great food. To register to play in the Alleluia Open either as a team of four or as an individual who will be paired with others to form a team. http://www.jotformpro.com/71654955609973

 

 

 

 

 

August 27 – Choir meeting ­ - immediately follow the 9 AM worship.

 

August 28 – Bible Study – Our next Bible Study meeting will be August 28 at 7 PM in the Parish House. We will focus on Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21 and Matthew 16:21-28. Each of our times together are free standing – no prior experience or attendance is needed. All are welcome! Questions, please speak with Scott.

 

September 5 – Caring Minstries Meeting – 7 pm in the parish house. If you would like to be part of Caring Ministries, please come to our next meeting September 5th. Our last meeting in 2017 will be November 7th.  All are welcome!

 

September 10 – Welcome Back Sunday – We will return to our regular worship schedule of 8 and 10. Following the 10 AM we will celebrate our life together with brunch at 9:00. Also, that day we will Bless Backpacks and other items we need to do ministry throughout the week. We will also bless the launch of small groups and/or ministries, both existing and new.  If you have been thinking about a small group you might like to lead, please contact Pam Hanson by Wed. Aug 30. 

 

September 10 – Brookside Worship resumes - 2-2:30. Worship at Brookside Nursing Home is held on the second Sunday of the Month, 2-2:30pm. Volunteers are invited to come at 1:45 to assist residents to the service.  David Thron plays the piano and supports our hymn singing. We welcome anyone interested in this ministry. More Information - speak with Scott, Cindy Cameron or Holly Hall.

 

September 10 – Concerned about Racial Justice Meeting in the Parish House following the 10 AM worship. All are invited.

 

September 16 – All Parish Retreat - Our parish retreat is just around the corner.  Please set aside Saturday, September 16th for a day of fellowship, fun, and renewal.  There is a sign-up sheet for the retreat on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. For more information, please speak with Bev Barton.

 

September 18 - Listen Community Dinner (LCD) - Monday, September 18th will be our next Listen Community Dinner. Sign-up sheet will be posted on Parish Hall Bulletin. We will be serving 100-110 meals. Our menu is chicken vegetable casserole with brownies for dessert. We need volunteers to help prepare food and volunteers to help in the Listen Kitchen Sept. 18th, 3-5:45. St. Paul's last community dinner will be November 20th.

If you have questions, please contact Holly Hall.  

 

 

Knit and Purl Fellowship -meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in Parish House, 6:30 pm. All are welcome and all handcrafts are welcome. If you have questions, please contact Holly Hall or Susan Pillsbury.

 

Contemplative Prayer and Meditation - is a quiet hour of peace to connect with self and with God as you are filled with inner peace and strength for the days ahead. Contemplative Prayer is the 1st and 3rd

 Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30. Parishioners, friends, family, neighbors and others are welcome! For more information, please contact Diana Collins or Holly Hall.

 

 

Weston PrioryAnyone can attend services at Weston Priory during the week or weekend. Best to check their web page for times of services and days Brothers are on monthly Sabbath or retreat.  Holly Hall will be going once or twice a month through the summer and you are welcome to join her.                                                  

 

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St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson, Senior Warden; Greg Taylor, Junior Warden; Bev Barton; Jon Chaffee; Cindy Dale; Holly Hall; Stuart Johnson; Rich Kremer; John Monfette.

 

 

Ongoing Reminders
 

  • Discretionary Fund Reminder – First Sunday of every month. Please be as generous as possible.
  • Laying on of Hands – On the first Sunday of every month those wishing to receive laying on our hands are invited to gather at the Baptismal Font (just as you entered the church) immediately after you have received communion.
  • Wednesday Morning Group Meeting – every Wednesday 9:30-11:00am -- Anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Worship Team meets – 2nd Thursday of the month in the Parish House at 4pm, all are welcome to attend.
  • Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • Brookside Nursing Home Church Services – We are currently on summer leave - - Second Sunday of each month (Sept-June) from 2-2:30 pm. If you would like more information about this service, please contact Holly.
  • Valley Terrace Church Service – Please join us! - Fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 PM.
  • Knit and Purl Fellowship – Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the Parish House, 6:30 PM. Contact Holly for info.
  • Bible Study – meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the Parish House at 7 PM. We will focus each meeting on the lectionary for the upcoming week. This is a come as you can discussion group, you can do not have to come every meeting. All are welcome!
  • St. Paul’s Concerned about Racial Justice group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month, after church (and a little of coffee hour!), for discussion and planning.  All are welcome to join us!
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sponsors two regularly scheduled events open to the public: Mondays, 5:30 – 6:00 pm, on the corner of the green across from Hanover Inn, Vigil for Racial Justice.
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The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – August 20, 2017

Proper 15A

 

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (The Collect for Proper 15, BCP)

 

Readings for Sunday – August 20

 

Genesis 45:1-15
Psalm 133
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28

 

August 20 – 9:00 - Who’s Who

Greeter – Barb Coulter; Host – Stew Wood; Readers – Nancy Snyder and Karen Smith; Psalm and Prayers- Marge Brennan; Chalice – Doug Jenisch and Karen Smith; Announcements – Jon Chaffee; Counters – John Monfette and Andrew Murphy; Altar Guild – Carol Knight, Barb Lather and Colleen Warren; Verger – Doug Jenisch; Coffee Hour – The Barwoods; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

 

 

Upcoming Events

Please send event and prayer updates to announcements.spc@gmail.com

 

 

              September 5 – Caring Ministries Meeting

              September 10 – Welcome Home Sunday

              September 10 – Return to regular worship schedule 8 and 10 AM

              September 16 – All Parish Retreat

              November 12 – MICAH Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Worship Schedule – July 2 – September 3 – 7:30 and 9 AM.

 

 

 

There is a lot of information contained within this email – There are many additions and updates. Please read these announcements carefully!  Thanks, Scott

 

 

2017 UVIP Micah Heroes – November 12th - Mark your calendar today -  - St. Paul's is on the process of accepting names to be the Micah Hero from our parish. We are looking for a person who exemplifies living by 'doing justice, loving kindness, walking humbly with God'. There are Micah nomination forms in the Narthax. All nominations need to be handed in to Scott or a Vestry member by August 20th.

 

Welcome Name Buttons - Currently Paula and Holly are making the Name Buttons for our parishioners. If you have lost your Button or if you are coming to St. Paul's services and do not have a Button, please let Paula or Holly know and they will make one for you. Please let them know something special you enjoy doing and the image will be part of your Name Button.

 

New Verger List Underway - I will be working on a new verger schedule for the fall in the next few weeks.  If anyone knows if the will be away, would the please let me know ASAP. We are always looking for folks to cover the "ministries" that need to be undertaken to make Sunday morning run smoothly. If you would like to be added or dropped from the list please let me know. Please contact me at dbcpiccolo@gmail.com  --Thanks-  Cindy

 

 

 

Alleluia! Open Golf Tournament - As we approach our 6th Alleluia! Open Golf Tournament on September 9 at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vermont, we are grateful for the generosity of so many people and organizations who have made this tournament a huge success.  Thanks to you we have raised over $49,000 for children, those in need, the environment, and educational opportunities for youth and adults around our state and world.  Last year over $11,000 was given thanks to many businesses, parishes, and individuals.

 

Every dollar from sponsors and gifts and prizes goes directly to the Alleluia Fund ministries of the Episcopal Church in Vermont.  The gifts support The Rock Point Camp for youth and children, Global and Domestic outreach of many kinds, St. Paul’s Cathedral ministries of arts and education, and the care of our Rock Point property as a sanctuary of natural beauty, renewal, and education for thousands. Additional information about these various ministries can be found on our website at http://www.diovermont.org/alleluia-fund.php .

 

This year our goal for the Open is to raise $12,000 to support the overall goal of the Alleluia Fund of $40,000.  Please help us with a monetary gift or raffle items or prizes to help support these ministries in their service and witness.  Also, please join us on September 9 at the Basin Harbor Club for a fun golf outing with great food. To register to play in the Alleluia Open either as a team of four or as an individual who will be paired with others to form a team. http://www.jotformpro.com/71654955609973

 

 

 

 

August 22 – Take a Bite out of Hunger - On August 22n St. Paul’s will be participating for a second year in the initiative called Take a Bite Out of Hunger program. We will be making 60 snack bags that will be distributed to needy area families out of the Hartford Middle School. It has been requested that in the bags we have two items for breakfast and two for lunch or dinner, as well as juice boxes and snacks. Below I have listed some ideas for donations that can be dropped off at the church by August 20th, there will be a box in the kitchen for the donations. We will be packing the bags on Tuesday August 22nd nd delivering them on the 24t.

 

     Items needed:

         40 Cans of tuna fish

         40 cans of easy open soup or stew

         40 boxes of microwaveable macaroni and cheese

         60 small cereal boxes/bowl packs

         60 oatmeal packets

         10 boxes of granola bars

       120 small snack sized goldfish packets

         60- 100%juice, juice boxes  

         60-small shelf stable chocolate milks

 

This program provided food for over 90 families in our community throughout the entire summer last year. Thank you so much for considering helping once again with a community program that is meeting the needs of our neighbors. St. Paul’s is such a special place, I appreciate all the support for the community outreach! Any questions please feel free to contact me by email or phone. Thank you, Barb Coulter (srccow@aol.com ) or 603-643-1452

 

 

August 28 – Bible Study – Our next Bible Study meeting will be August 28 at 7 PM in the Parish House. We will focus on Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21 and Matthew 16:21-28. Each of our times together are free standing – no prior experience or attendance is needed. All are welcome!

 

September 5 – Caring Minstries Meeting – 7 pm in the parish house. If you would like to be part of Caring Ministries, please come to our next meeting September 5th. Our last meeting in 2017 will be November 7th.  All are welcome!

 

September 10 – Welcome Back Sunday – We will return to our regular worship schedule of 8 and 10. Following the 10 AM we will celebrate our life together with brunch. Also, that day we will Bless Backpacks and other items we need to do ministry throughout the week. We will also bless the launch of small groups and/or ministries, both existing and new.  If you have been thinking about a small group you might like to lead, please contact Pam by Wed. Aug 30. 

 

September 10 – Brookside Worship resumes - 2-2:30. Everyone is welcome to join in this important ministry to the Brookside Community.

 

September 16 – All Parish Retreat - Our parish retreat is only a month away.  Please set aside Saturday, September 16th for a day of fellowship, fun, and renewal.  Planners are needed.  Please see Bev Barton ASAP if you want to be part of the planning.

 

September 18 - Listen Community Dinner (LCD) - Monday, September 18th will be our next Listen Community Dinner. Our menu will be chicken vegetable casserole with brownies for dessert. A sign up sheet will be posted in Parish Hall posted after August 22nd. Volunteers are needed to prepare the food and to work in the kitchen from 3:00-5:45pm on Sept. 18th. If you have questions, please contact Holly. The last Listen Dinner in 2017 will be November 20th.

 

 

Knit and Purl Fellowship -meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in Parish House, 6:30 pm. All are welcome and all handcrafts are welcome. 

 

Contemplative Prayer and Meditation - is a quiet hour of peace to connect with self and with God as you are filled with inner peace and strength for the days ahead. Contemplative Prayer is the 1st and 3rd

 Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30. Parishioners, friends, family, neighbors and others are welcome!

 

Weston PrioryAnyone can attend services at Weston Priory during the week or weekend. Best to check their web page for times of services and days Brothers are on monthly Sabbath or retreat.  Holly will be going once or twice a month through the summer and you are welcome to join her.                                                  

 

+ + + + +

 

St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson, Senior Warden; Greg Taylor, Junior Warden; Bev Barton; Jon Chaffee; Cindy Dale; Holly Hall; Stuart Johnson; Rich Kremer; John Monfette.

 

 

Ongoing Reminders
 

  • Discretionary Fund Reminder – First Sunday of every month. Please be as generous as possible.
  • Laying on of Hands – On the first Sunday of every month those wishing to receive laying on our hands are invited to gather at the Baptismal Font (just as you entered the church) immediately after you have received communion.
  • Wednesday Morning Group Meeting – every Wednesday 9:30-11:00am -- Anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Worship Team meets – 2nd Thursday of the month in the Parish House at 4pm, all are welcome to attend.
  • Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • Brookside Nursing Home Church Services – We are currently on summer leave - - Second Sunday of each month (Sept-June) from 2-2:30 pm. If you would like more information about this service, please contact Holly.
  • Valley Terrace Church Service – Please join us! - Fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 PM.
  • Knit and Purl Fellowship – Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the Parish House, 6:30 PM. Contact Holly for info.
  • Bible Study – meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the Parish House at 7 PM. We will focus each meeting on the lectionary for the upcoming week. This is a come as you can discussion group, you can do not have to come every meeting. All are welcome!
  • St. Paul’s Concerned about Racial Justice group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month, after church (and a little of coffee hour!), for discussion and planning.  All are welcome to join us!
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sponsors two regularly scheduled events open to the public: Mondays, 5:30 – 6:00 pm, on the corner of the green across from Hanover Inn, Vigil for Racial Justice.
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