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.
Readings for Sunday – October 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
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
Please send event and prayer updates to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 Priory- Anyone 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.
- 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.
 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.