The First Sunday after Pentecost– Pentecost 1
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Readings from the Lectionary
June 17 – Office Hours, 9 – 12
June 18 – Wisdom Council, 2:30 – 4
June 19 – Vacation
June 20 – Vacation
June 21 – Vacation
June 22 – Vacation
Who’s Who at 10 AM - June 16
Verger – Bev Barton
Greeter – Holly Hall
Host – Roy Black
Readers – Karen Smith, Tom McCleary
Psalms and Prayers – Judi Shank
Chalice Bearers – Nancy Snyder, Joan Lawrence-Studebaker
Assisting Clergy – Diane Root
Nursery Care – Beth Neal
Announcements – Andrew Pillsbury
Coffee Hour – Ann Churchill
Counters – Rich Kremer, Nancy Snyder
Altar Guild – Bev and Greg Taylor
Acolytes –Kathryn Brennan, Nancy Snyder, Doug Jenisch
St. Paul’s Vestry: Bev Barton (’21), Senior Warden; Greg Taylor (’22), Junior Warden; Rich Kremer (’20); Molly Castaldo (’20); Andrew Pillsbury (’20); Dick Davis (’21); Geri Williams (’21); Holly Hall (’22) and Virginia Umland (’22)
Please send event and prayer updates to firstname.lastname@example.org
June 14 – Personal Mission Discovery (Fridays through August 30; see below); 7 – 8:30 in the Parish House
St. Paul’s Movie Night
June 17 – Knit and Purl Fellowship
June 19 - 29 – Scott on vacation
June 26 – SURJ Community Meeting
July 14 – CARJ Book Discussion
July 15 – Listen Community Dinner
For the Church: Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Thomas our bishop, and Rob his NH colleague; Shannon, Bishop Elect; Scott our Priest; St. Mark’s Church, Newport; The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
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: Cody O’Dell; 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: Sheila; Chelsea; Dawn Williams; Suzi M. and family; LAMB family; Linda S.’s husband and two sons; The family of Paul Roche; Gloria; Walt; Pam K; Amy; Bambi; Diane S.; Airton; Carole B; Carol Lane and family; Bob C.; Ashley, Mason and family; Victoria Thomas; Lynn; Michael and Kate; Steve Burke and family; Chris Collins; Diana Collins; Paige; John Strosnider; Janet Belding; Kathy Belding; Fred, Patsy, Marge; Mary Corrigan; Edwin and Eduardo; 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: Sallie M., Linda S., Paul Roche; Betsy Townsend.
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.
June 14 - St. Paul’s Movie Night, Friday, 6:30 p.m.“Cast Away” (2000), starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, and Nick Searcy. 2.5 hours
June 14 - Personal Mission Discovery (and continuing Fridays for 12 weeks through August 30; see fuller description below in General Announcements).
June 17 – Knit and Purl Fellowship will meet 6:30 – 8:30 in the Parish House. All are welcome!
Bishop Search Process details - Complete details can and will be found in The Mountain or on the Bishop Search Website: https://www.bishopsearchvt.org/.
June 29 - Farewell Party for Bishop Ely - at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Brattleboro. Evensong at 5:30 PM followed by reception 6-8 PM.
September 28 - Consecration of the 11th Bishop of Vermont - Ira Allen Chapel on the UVM campus, Burlington. Reception to follow in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Davis Campus Center.
TEST DRIVES AVAILABLE-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 603-667-1464
Listen Community Dinner - Our next dinner will be July 15th. Menu will be Three Summer Salads with popsicles for dessert. Holly needs one other Parishioner to plan the menu and help bring food to Listen kitchen. Four Volunteers will be needed 3:00-5:45 at Listen Kitchen July 15th. Sign-up sheet will be posted in Parish Hall last week of June. Thank you for your help.
Name Buttons - We have five Parishioners who asked for name buttons. Is there anyone else who would like a St. Paul's name button? If yes, please contact Paula or Holly by now through noon Sunday, June 16th. Next time name buttons will be made will be in October.
Personal Mission Discovery is a twelve-week process that I have developed to help people discover the unique contribution God is empowering them to make in the world today. I call it a “process” rather than a “program” or a “course” because it is not designed to give you preconceived answers or just convey information, but to help you to develop the kind of relationship with God through which Divine love and guidance become more clear, direct, and personal. This process will unfold as we focus on three key questions: 1) Who am I?, 2) Who are THEY? and 3) Who are WE?
These three questions are all central to any form of ministry that we might carry out as people of faith. We will spend four weeks exploring each question. The first week will introduce the theme. The second week will explore how we think about the theme. The third week will explore how we feel about the theme. And on the fourth week, we will explore how we want toexpress that theme in our lives. In other words, we will explore these questions not only with our Heads, but also with ourHearts and our Hands - how we think, feel and act as Jesus’ disciples. We will explore some of the unique (and sometimes hidden) gifts God has given us for ministry, as well as some of the resistance that keeps us from using them more effectively. This twelve-week experience is open to anyone who is seeking a deeper connection to God and to those with whom we share God’s Creation. Sessions will meet at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish House beginning on Friday, June 14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Those wishing to participate are asked to register in advance by contacting me at email@example.com or by phone at 802-369-9961. (Registration is essential in order to ensure that enough materials will be available for everyone planning to attend.) A free-will offering will be taken at the initial session to offset the costs of materials and leadership. I look forward to hearing from you. Duane R. Brown
UVIP Newletter – with June action dates is posted on the UVIP bulletin board.
CARJ Book Discussion Group Continues! Just in time for your summer reading. At our July 14 meeting we’ll talk about the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead. And on September 8, we’ll discuss the powerful New York Times bestseller, JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION by Bryan Stevenson. We hope you’ll join us.
Black Lives Matter Vigil in White River Jct. - Black Lives Matter Vigil is held Wednesdays 5:30-6:00 at the street corner near Town Hall. If you have questions, contact Bruce Lather.
Good Neighbor Health Clinic Dinners - St. Paul’s Church commits to provide dinner for 8-10 volunteer staff at the Clinic in downtown White River Junction on the 1st Wednesday of each month, delivered by 4:00pm. Please sign up on the sheet in the parish hall to provide a meal, either on your own, or as a team with others! Contact Pam Hanson if you have questions or need directions. Please note the change of day from 1st Tuesday to 1st Wednesday, at least for the winter.
Top Five Needs at the Haven - Soups, Cereal/oatmeal, Black beans, Canned Tuna/chicken, Pasta.
Wish List: shampoo, Women’s feminine care products, soap, toothpaste.
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) - meets monthly for education and planning. They also offer monthly Difficult Conversations about Race gatherings at Howe Library, and sponsor three weekly vigils. All are open to everyone! Weekly Vigils, as of March 2018: Hanover: Mon 5:30-6 PM, Hanover Green Lebanon: Tues 5-5:30 PM, corner W. Park & S. Park Sts. at Colburn Park Meriden: Weds 5-5:30 PM, SW corner Rte 120 & Main St .
Caring Ministries - The meeting is for all those in Prayer Ministry, Healing Prayer Ministry and Pastoral Care and for anyone else who would like to be part of this important Ministry at St. Paul's.
Knit and Purl Fellowship – meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the parish house at 6:30. All are welcome!
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· Discretionary Fund Reminder – First Sunday of every month. Please be as generous as possible.
· 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 second Monday of the month at 2 PM.
· Knit and Purl Fellowship - meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 in Parish House. 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 2nd Sunday of each month beginning at 11:45 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.