Announcements for Sunday, October 13, 2019
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost– Proper 23
O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
A link to the Diocesan Newsletter:
Readings from the Lectionary
October 14 – No Office Hours; Bible Study 7-8:30 PM
October 15 - Weekly Council - 2:30 - 4 PM; Vestry Meeting 6:30-8:30 PM
October 16 – Out of Town lunch meeting
October 17 – Office Hours 9-12
October 19 – David Munroe Committal – Randolph Veterans’ Cemetery
October 20 – Sabbath Day
Who’s Who at 10 AM
Verger – Doug Jensich
Greeter – Holly Hall
Host – Roy Black
Readers – Nancy Snyder, Stew Wood
Psalms and Prayers – Kristin Wood
Chalice Bearers – Leslie Black, Karen Smith
Assisting Clergy – Louise Pietsch
Nursery Care – Pam Hanson
Announcements – Bev Barton
Coffee Hour - ???
Counters – Bev Barton, Harry Kendrick
Altar Guild – Bev and Greg Taylor
Acolytes –Kathryn Brennan, 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
October 13 – St. Paul’s Second Day of Remembrance
October 15 – Vestry Meeting
October 26 – Diocesan Convention
October 27 – Micah Awards Ceremony
November 9 – Holiday Bazaar
November 10 – CARJ Book discussion
November 18 – Listen Community Dinner
For the Church: Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Shannon, Our newly-consecrated Bishop; Scott our Priest; St, Paul’s, Wells; The Church in Wales.
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 those asking for our prayers: Amy B.; Christine A.; Karen, a friend of Geri’s;
Elani P. and family; Avery and family; Paul and Susan; Tom and Sheree; Joanna Taylor and family; The Larsen family; Susan Hatfield; Mary Corrigan; Amy; Bambi; Lois; Nancy; Richard Royce; David Tobin; Brenda; Rachel C., Aaron; Marge; Fred; Patsy; Kathryn; Jonathan; Isaac; Alex; Sheila; Suzi M. and family; LAMB family; Linda S.’s husband and two sons; Walt; Pam K; Diane S.; Airton; Carole B; Carol Lane and family; Bob C.; Victoria Thomas; Lynn; Michael and Kate; Paige; John Strosnider; Janet Belding; Kathy Belding; Fred, Patsy, Marge; 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: Jean; Rodney Throne; Tom Taylor; Fred and Maureen Larsen; Gerald McDermott; Sallie M., Linda S.
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.
October 11 and 12 –Reflections and Memories – October 11th and 12th are Rememberance Days for Malcolm McFarlin, who was devoted active Parishioner who loved being on the water.On these two days, we can remember Malcolm and our friends, relatives and pets, our loved ones, who have died. Friday, October 11th, we will gather 12:15 at Grafton Pond in Enfield, forty-five minutes from Wilder. (You can get directions from Michael and Kate Townsend or from Holly Hall). Bring a lunch, water or a snack for yourself. Saturday, 12th, we will gather at Pompanoosuc, River, 13 min, (6.7 miles) north from Ledyard Bridge, off Rt 5. (Cross bridge, take first left, drive short distance take next left turn) We will gather at 11:30 and at 11:50, we will read a Prayer written by Fr. Scott followed by time for sharing stories and reflections about our loved ones. We will feel cycles of life's energy and will have fall leaves and sticks to toss on the water. We can stay at water’s edge or canoe and kayak. Water sustains our lives at many levels and heals our hearts and minds. All are welcome!
October 11 –Sharing Our Stories at St. Barnabas –As part of their “Sharing Our Stories” series, St. Barnabas will host Lori Wick, Food Shelf Coordinator for the Upper Valley Haven. Beginning at 5:30, Lori will talk about her work and the needs of the food shelf, followed by a potluck supper. All are welcome!
October 14 - Bible Study - 7 PM in the parish house. We will focus on the readings for September 29, Proper 24. The readings are Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, and Luke 18:1-8. These are stand alone Bible Studies and no prior attendance is necessary. We always welcome newcomers. All are welcome!
October 16 - "Bringing Our Values to the Public Square" - 7 pm at the Norwich Congregational Church. The 3rd annual lecture of our series featuring Dr. Juliet Schor, speaker. Her presentation is entitled "Seeds of Transformation: New Economies of Cooperation." Complete information can be found on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.
Sunday, October 20 - Caring for Our Homeless Neighbors through the winter months - at 11:45.
We will have a planning meeting to prepare ourselves for our guests from the Haven’s Overnight Shelter. Please plan to attend if you are interested in being a part of this important ministry to our neighbors or to share your thoughts and concerns around this ministry. If you are unable to attend, but would like to be involved or have concerns, please contact, Geri Williams, email@example.com or Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome!
October 27 - UNITED VALLEY INTERFAITH PROJECT (UVIP) – St. Paul’s Micah Honoree, Nancy Snyder, is being honored at our 8th Annual Micah Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 27, 2019. The event is being held at the Claremont Senior Center, Claremont, NH. Fifteen churches, from the Upper Valley, are participating in this event, this year...so, come and support your friends, your colleagues and our own special Honoree. Tickets are $25.00 each and beginning Sunday, September 29th, I will have a table set up in the parish hall for conversation and for the sale of tickets. Your UVIP Representative Sally
November 3 – All Saint’s Sunday
November 3 - United Thank Offering Ingathering
November 18 – Our last Listen community dinner for 2019.
Vestry Nominations – It’s that time of year again when we will be needing nominations for next year’s Vestry. Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting of the Parish on January 25. 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 by January 6, 2020. Thank you, Scott.
All Saints’ Day Remembrance – forms “In Loving Memory of ---“ back to the office by October 28.
Micah Award Program Ad - We have placed an ad in the Micah Award Program again this year in support of our Micah hero, Nancy Snyder. For the last few years donations toward that ad have been invited from the congregation. If you’d like to contribute to this ad, please make your check payable to St. Paul’s with Micah Ad in the memo. Thank you, Scott
Listen Community Dinner - Our last 2019 dinner will be November 18th. Holly welcomes a volunteer to help plan the menu and help at Listen Kitchen November 18th, 3:00 to 5:45. A sign-up sheet with menu, food needed and volunteers needed to help on the 18th. Sign-up sheet will be posted on bulletin before end of October.
Holiday Bazaar Lunches -
Karen Smith has organized lunches of delicious soups and Gingerbread over many years. We sincerely thank Karen for her commitment and dedication to the Holiday Bazaar. This year, Karen will step down as organizer and Holly Hall will step up to work with three other people to plan a nourishing delicious lunch for everyone. Holly is looking for three people who enjoy cooking, have energy, and are creatively enthusiastic. If you have the time to team with Holly, please contact her this week.
Button Names - It is time to make new Name Buttons for anyone who does not have one or needs an upgrade. November 3rd will be last date to receive requests for name buttons. A sign-up sheet will be left on the Greeters Table for people to sign up for a new name buttons or an upgrade. Please sign your name and a hobby you enjoy and we will find the icon. If you want an upgrade on your name button, please do the same. We will make buttons next in the spring.
From the Outreach Committee: “Thank you for choosing the LAMB Institute for your generous donation. Every gift we receive is precious to us just as every child we care for is precious to us and to Jesus.”
2nd Day of Remembrance - St. Paul’s second Day of Remembrance will be Sunday, Oct. 13th, part of Vermont’s first observance of Indigenous Peoples Day. We especially wish to be mindful of the Abenaki people who settled the area in which we live and worship, and who are still very much a part of our communities. If any of St. Paul’s people have a special interest or connection with this observance and wish to share in the planning, please contact Amy Brown, Katy Chaffee or Diane Root. And a heads up that the third “Day of Remembrance” will be Veteran’s Day weekend. Anyone wishing to share in the planning is encouraged to let us know of that as well.
Deep Change 2019 - Creative Action for Social Transformation is a two-day action event (November 8-9) for anyone looking for answers about how to respond to the ecological and social emergency we currently face. This Event is designed to produce creative elements that can be used in future social action. It includes: seven Workshop Tracks (of two 90-minute workshops each), plenty of time for networking, a power-packed Panel Discussion, three meals, and a Closing Celebration. Event attendees will be encouraged to perform the products of their workshops at the Closing. Parents needing childcare during the workshops can reserve spots for their children in the Harmony of the Hive Workshop. Sponsored by the Center for Transformational Practice in collaboration with community partners.
CARJ book discussion for October is cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for November 10th. We’ll be reading How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.
Hurricane Dorian Relief - Episcopal Relief & Development is working closely with dioceses in the path of Hurricane Dorian. You can help provide affected communities with immediate and long-term support. Please contribute to our Hurricane Relief Fund at support.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief.
Top 5 Food Shelf Needs at Upper Valley Haven: Our top 5 needs in the Food Shelf this week include tuna, soup, cereal, brown rice and green beans. Other needs include: women's underwear in sizes M-XL, gloves and mittens for all.
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.
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.
· Weekly Meeting – Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4 pm.
· Valley Terrace Eucharist and Ministry is held the fourth Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM. Our next visit is: Thursday, October 24th. Come and join us for this special time with the residents of Valley Terrace.
· 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 the Side Chapel in the Sanctuary. 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.