The First Sunday after Pentecost– Pentecost 1

Trinity Sunday


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.

 

A link to the Diocesan Newsletter:

The Mountain

 

Readings from the Lectionary

 

Scott’s Schedule     

  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)

 

Upcoming Events

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

   

     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

                    

Prayer Requests

 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.

 

Calendar Events

 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.

 

General Announcements

 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 THEYand 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 revdrb@gmail.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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Ongoing Reminders

·         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.


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The Fifth Sunday in Lent– Lent 5

A link to the Diocesan Newsletter:

The Mountain

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Readings from the Lectionary for the Fifth  Sunday in Lent

Scott’s Schedule

 April 8 – Office  Hours, 9-12; Valley Terrace 2-3 pm; Bible Study 7 –  8:30 pm          

 April 9 – Wisdom  Council - 2:30-4 PM, Caring Ministries – 7 – 8:30 pm

 April 10 – Office Hours, 9 – 12

 April 11 – Day-long Retreat

 April 12 – Sabbath  Day  

 April 13 – Sabbath Day

  

Who’s Who at 10 AM                        

                             Verger – Doug Jenisch

      Greeter – TBA

                              Host – Holly Hall

                              Readers – Cindy Cameron, Rich Kremer

                              Psalms and Prayers – Nancy Snyder

                              Chalice Bearers – Karen Smith, Pam Hanson

                              Assisting Clergy – Bambi Koeniger

                              Nursery Care – Michael Townsend

                              Announcements – Andrew Pillsbury

                              Coffee Hour – Doug Jenisch and friends

                              Counters – Harry Kendrick, Nancy Snyder

                              Altar Guild – Judi Shank and Barb Coulter

                              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)

 

Upcoming Events

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

        April 6 – Toward Racial Healing

     April 7 – Discretionary Ingathering and March Birthday and Anniversary Blessings

     April 7 – Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent

     April 9 – Caring Ministries, 7 pm at the Parish House

     April 13 – Altar Guild Meeting

     April 14 - Palm/Passion Sunday

     April 14 – Hartford Dismas House 5th Anniversary Celebration 

     April 14-20 - Holy Week

     April 21 - Easter Sunday

     April 28 – UVIP 10th Anniversary Celebration

     April 28-30 - Bishop Candidates’ Walkabouts

     May 4 – Understanding Power Dynamics, Session 2 – Concerned About Racial Justice

      May 5 - Parish Quarterly Meeting

     May 18 – Special Convention for the Election of the 11th Bishop

     June 1 – Bargain Bin

                    

Prayer Requests

 For the Church:  Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Thomas our bishop, and Rob his NH colleague; Shannon, Hillary and Hilary our finalists for 11th Bishop of Vermont; Scott our Priest. St. James’ Church, Essex Junction; The Church of Ireland.

 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: 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: Lyle Favreau’s family; 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: Betsy Townsend; Merrilee Burke; Lyle Favreau; Edward Lane.

 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.

Calendar Events

 April 6 – The first session of the Toward Racial Healing workshop (see general announcements, below).  Please note that registration for this first session is now full; if you are still interested in attending you will be placed on a waiting list.

 April 7 - Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent - This week will focus on the tile BLESS. These are standalone sessions, so no prior sessions are required to attend. We will gather in the Parish House at approximately 11:45. All are welcome!

 April 8 - Bible Study - 7:00 PM in the Parish House. This week we will focus on the readings for Sunday, April 14. The readings are: Isaiah 50:4-9aPhilippians 2:5-11, and  Luke 23:1-49.  These are standalone sessions - no prior experience is required to attend. All are welcome!

 April 13 – Altar Guild Meeting and preparation for Holy Week, 9:30 am in the Parish Hall.

 April 14 – Hartford Dismas House 5th Anniversary Celebration at the Hilton Garden Inn, Lebanon, from 5 – 8 pm.  The featured speaker will be William Moyers, who will share his life changing story of addiction, giving hope to the community.  William, the son of Bill Moyers, the Press Secretary for President Johnson, is the author of Broken, a compelling story of his addiction, recovery and redemption. Dinner, music, and silent auction are included. Parishioners are invited to attend and to purchase a ticket online for $75.  (Dismasofvt.org/hartford).

 

April 15 – 21 – Holy Week:

  SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK

Monday, April 15, 7:00PM

 Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, April 16 7:00PM

Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00PM

Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

 

Maundy Thursday, April 18, 7:00PM

Foot Washing, Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar

The Watch at the Altar of Repose, 8:30PM-9AM

 

Good Friday, April 19, 7:00PM

Mass of the Pre-Sanctified

 

Saturday, April 20

Holy Saturday Liturgy, 9:00 AM

The Great Vigil of Easter, 8:00 PM

 

Easter Sunday, April 21

8:00 AM  Rite One (quiet and contemplative)

10:00 AM  Rite Two (with piano and choral music)

 April 28 – Sunday afternoon from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. UVIP 10th anniversary birthday party at St. Paul's Church. Guest Speaker:  Willem Lange.

May 12 - Untied Thank Offering (UTO) Ingathering. - please remember your ‘blue boxes’ for UTO. Checks may be made out to St. Paul’s with UTO in the memo line. The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. More information is available at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/united-thank-offering

Bishop Search Process details - Complete details can and will be found in The Mountain or on the Bishop Search Website:  https://www.bishopsearchvt.org/.   You can meet the candidates by going directly to

https://bishopsearchvt.org/finalists

April 28-30 - Bishop Candidates’ Walkabouts - This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates in person and ask them questions.

            Complete Info at https://diovermont.org/2019/04/01/details-about-the-walkabout-events-at-which-   you-can-meet-the-nominees-for-the-eleventh-bishop-of-vermont/

 

     Sunday, April 28 - Springfield (5:30-8:30 PM)

     Monday, April 29 - Manchester (9:30 AM -12:30 PM)

     Monday, April 29 - Burlington (5:30-8:30 PM)

                 Tuesday, April 30 - Newport (5:30-8:30 PM)

 May 18 - Special Electing Convention to elect the 11th Bishop of Vermont - The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington. Seating for guest is very limited but will be broadcast live.

 June 2 - Farewell Party for Bishop Ely - at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington. Evensong at 5:30 PM followed by reception 6-8 PM.

 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.

 

General Announcements

 

Holy Listening – We’ve just learned that someone did not receive a call during Advent. Please let Scott or one of the Vestry know if you were not called and would like to have this conversation.  We apologize for any oversight!

 From the Upper Valley Haven:  The Outreach Committee shares this note of thanks from the Haven: “First, let me say thank you for your recent donation of 180 pounds of food to support the Food Shelf. We thank you for giving the gift of hope.  Through food, shelter programs, education and problem solving, the Upper Valley Haven offers the promise of possibility to those in need.”

  The Concerned About Racial Justice Group is relaunching our popular book discussion series.  Our next book will be Michelle Obama's memoir, BECOMING, which we'll discuss in May (date to be determined.). 

 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 – peanut butter, rice, black beans, oatmeal, and tuna. Other Needs: shampoo, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, facial tissues (Kleenex).

  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!

Silent Prayer and Meditation – On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, St. Paul's Sanctuary is open 5:30 to 6:30pm. Come to pray and meditate part of the hour or the whole hour. All are welcome!

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The Fifth Sunday in Lent– Lent 5

A link to the Diocesan Newsletter:

The Mountain

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Readings from the Lectionary for the Fifth  Sunday in Lent

Scott’s Schedule

 April 8 – Office  Hours, 9-12; Valley Terrace 2-3 pm; Bible Study 7 –  8:30 pm          

 April 9 – Wisdom  Council - 2:30-4 PM, Caring Ministries – 7 – 8:30 pm

 April 10 – Office Hours, 9 – 12

 April 11 – Day-long Retreat

 April 12 – Sabbath  Day  

 April 13 – Sabbath Day

 

Who’s Who at 10 AM                        

                             Verger – Doug Jenisch

      Greeter – TBA

                              Host – Holly Hall

                              Readers – Cindy Cameron, Rich Kremer

                              Psalms and Prayers – Nancy Snyder

                              Chalice Bearers – Karen Smith, Pam Hanson

                              Assisting Clergy – Bambi Koeniger

                              Nursery Care – Michael Townsend

                              Announcements – Andrew Pillsbury

                              Coffee Hour – Doug Jenisch and friends

                              Counters – Harry Kendrick, Nancy Snyder

                              Altar Guild – Judi Shank and Barb Coulter

                              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)

 

Upcoming Events -  

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

      April 6 – Toward Racial Healing

     April 7 – Discretionary Ingathering and March Birthday and Anniversary Blessings

     April 7 – Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent

     April 9 – Caring Ministries, 7 pm at the Parish House

     April 13 – Altar Guild Meeting

     April 14 - Palm/Passion Sunday

     April 14 – Hartford Dismas House 5th Anniversary Celebration 

     April 14-20 - Holy Week

     April 21 - Easter Sunday

     April 28 – UVIP 10th Anniversary Celebration

     April 28-30 - Bishop Candidates’ Walkabouts

     May 4 – Understanding Power Dynamics, Session 2 – Concerned About Racial Justice

      May 5 - Parish Quarterly Meeting

     May 18 – Special Convention for the Election of the 11th Bishop

     June 1 – Bargain Bin

                    

Prayer Requests

 For the Church:  Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Thomas our bishop, and Rob his NH colleague; Shannon, Hillary and Hilary our finalists for 11th Bishop of Vermont; Scott our Priest. St. James’ Church, Essex Junction; The Church of Ireland.

 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: 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: Lyle Favreau’s family; 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: Betsy Townsend; Merrilee Burke; Lyle Favreau; Edward Lane.

 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.

Calendar Events

 April 6 – The first session of the Toward Racial Healing workshop (see general announcements, below).  Please note that registration for this first session is now full; if you are still interested in attending you will be placed on a waiting list.

 April 7 - Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent - This week will focus on the tile BLESS. These are standalone sessions, so no prior sessions are required to attend. We will gather in the Parish House at approximately 11:45. All are welcome!

 April 8 - Bible Study - 7:00 PM in the Parish House. This week we will focus on the readings for Sunday, April 14. The readings are: Isaiah 50:4-9aPhilippians 2:5-11, and  Luke 23:1-49.  These are standalone sessions - no prior experience is required to attend. All are welcome!

 April 13 – Altar Guild Meeting and preparation for Holy Week, 9:30 am in the Parish Hall.

 April 14 – Hartford Dismas House 5th Anniversary Celebration at the Hilton Garden Inn, Lebanon, from 5 – 8 pm.  The featured speaker will be William Moyers, who will share his life changing story of addiction, giving hope to the community.  William, the son of Bill Moyers, the Press Secretary for President Johnson, is the author of Broken, a compelling story of his addiction, recovery and redemption. Dinner, music, and silent auction are included. Parishioners are invited to attend and to purchase a ticket online for $75.  (Dismasofvt.org/hartford).

 

April 15 – 21 – Holy Week:

  SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK

 Monday, April 15, 7:00PM

 Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, April 16 7:00PM

Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00PM

Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

 Maundy Thursday, April 18, 7:00PM

Foot Washing, Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar

The Watch at the Altar of Repose, 8:30PM-9AM

 

Good Friday, April 19, 7:00PM

Mass of the Pre-Sanctified

Saturday, April 20

Holy Saturday Liturgy, 9:00 AM

The Great Vigil of Easter, 8:00 PM

 Easter Sunday, April 21

8:00 AM  Rite One (quiet and contemplative)

10:00 AM  Rite Two (with piano and choral music)

 

April 28 – Sunday afternoon from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. UVIP 10th anniversary birthday party at St. Paul's Church. Guest Speaker:  Willem Lange.

May 12 - Untied Thank Offering (UTO) Ingathering. - please remember your ‘blue boxes’ for UTO. Checks may be made out to St. Paul’s with UTO in the memo line. The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. More information is available at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/united-thank-offering

Bishop Search Process details - Complete details can and will be found in The Mountain or on the Bishop Search Website:  https://www.bishopsearchvt.org/.   You can meet the candidates by going directly to

https://bishopsearchvt.org/finalists

 

April 28-30 - Bishop Candidates’ Walkabouts - This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates in person and ask them questions.

            Complete Info at https://diovermont.org/2019/04/01/details-about-the-walkabout-events-at-which-   you-can-meet-the-nominees-for-the-eleventh-bishop-of-vermont/

 

     Sunday, April 28 - Springfield (5:30-8:30 PM)

     Monday, April 29 - Manchester (9:30 AM -12:30 PM)

     Monday, April 29 - Burlington (5:30-8:30 PM)

                 Tuesday, April 30 - Newport (5:30-8:30 PM)

 May 18 - Special Electing Convention to elect the 11th Bishop of Vermont - The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington. Seating for guest is very limited but will be broadcast live.

 June 2 - Farewell Party for Bishop Ely - at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington. Evensong at 5:30 PM followed by reception 6-8 PM.

 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.

 

General Announcements

 Holy Listening – We’ve just learned that someone did not receive a call during Advent. Please let Scott or one of the Vestry know if you were not called and would like to have this conversation.  We apologize for any oversight!

 From the Upper Valley Haven:  The Outreach Committee shares this note of thanks from the Haven: “First, let me say thank you for your recent donation of 180 pounds of food to support the Food Shelf. We thank you for giving the gift of hope.  Through food, shelter programs, education and problem solving, the Upper Valley Haven offers the promise of possibility to those in need.”

 Life Transformed: The Way of the Cross in Lent - Adult formation for Lent. - 11:30 -12:30 Sunday in the Parish House. March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, and May 5. The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, we are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings. Together, we will walk through the depths of salvation history into the fullness of redemption. This set of seven Adult Forums ties the Easter Vigil readings to the seven practices of the Way of Love. All are welcome!

 The Concerned About Racial Justice Group is relaunching our popular book discussion series.  Our next book will be Michelle Obama's memoir, BECOMING, which we'll discuss in May (date to be determined.). 

 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 – peanut butter, rice, black beans, oatmeal, and tuna. Other Needs: shampoo, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, facial tissues (Kleenex).

  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!

Silent Prayer and Meditation – On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, St. Paul's Sanctuary is open 5:30 to 6:30pm. Come to pray and meditate part of the hour or the whole hour. All are welcome!

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The Fourth Sunday in Lent– Lent 4

A link to the Diocesan Newsletter:

The Mountain

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Readings from the Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

  

Scott’s Schedule

 April 1 – Office  Hours, 9-12

 April 2 – Wisdom  Council - 2:30-4 PM; Vestry Meeting – 6:30 – 8:30

 April 4 – Office Hours, 9 - 12

 April 5 – Sabbath  Day  

 April 6 – Sabbath Day

 

 Who’s Who at 10 AM                        

                              Verger – Holly Hall

      Greeter – Cindy Cameron

                              Host – Davisons

                              Readers – Doug Jenisch, Judi Shank

                              Psalms and Prayers – Judi Shank

                              Chalice Bearers – Leslie Black, Doug Jenisch

                              Assisting Clergy – Stew Wood

                              Nursery Care – Greg Taylor

                              Announcements – Molly Castaldo

                              Coffee Hour – Elizabeth Higgins

                              Counters – Pam Hanson, Bev Barton

                              Altar Guild – St. Paul’s Altar Guild

                              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)

  

Upcoming Events

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

        

     March 30 – Pysanky: Ukranian Easter Eggs

     April 6 – Toward Racial Healing

     April 14 - Palm/Passion Sunday

     April 14 – Hartford Dismas House 5th Anniversary Celebration 

     April 14-20 - Holy Week

     April 21 - Easter Sunday

     April 28 – UVIP 10th Anniversary Celebration

     April 28-30 - Bishop Candidates’ Walkabouts

      May 5 - Parish Quarterly Meeting

                         

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. St. Matthew’s Church, Enosburg Falls; The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean.

 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: 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: Lyle Favreau’s family; 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: Betsy Townsend; Merrilee Burke; Lyle Favreau; Edward Lane.

 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.

  

Calendar Events

 March 30 – Pysanky: Ukranian Easter Eggs  A workshop for making pysanky – wax-resist dyed eggs – will be offered2:00pm-4:30pm Saturday March 30th in the Parish HALL. Please RSVP to Pam Hanson pamela.r.hanson@comcast.net so that we can purchase enough eggs. No experience is necessary, and you don’t need to bring anything.  However, wear older clothes in case of any spills or splatters. Children over the age of 8 may attend if an adult accompanies them to assist them (lit candles are used). A small donation to cover the cost of materials would be appreciated.

 

April 6 – The first session of the Toward Racial Healing workshop (see general announcements, below).  Please note that registration for this first session is now full; if you are still interested in attending you will be placed on a waiting list.

 

April 14 – Hartford Dismas House 5th Anniversary Celebration at the Hilton Garden Inn, Lebanon, from 5 – 8 pm.  The featured speaker will be William Moyers, who will share his life changing story of addiction, giving hope to the community.  William, the son of Bill Moyers, the Press Secretary for President Johnson, is the author of Broken, a compelling story of his addiction, recovery and redemption. Dinner, music, and silent auction are included. Parishioners are invited to attend and to purchase a ticket online for $75.  (Dismasofvt.org/hartford). Outreach Committee will partner with anyone who wishes to attend and is willing to pay $25. per ticket.  Outreach will pay the remaining $50.  See Nancy Snyder for these tickets.

 

April 28 – Sunday afternoon from  3:00 - 5:00 pm. UVIP 10th anniversary birthday party at St. Paul's Church. Guest Speaker:  Willem Lange.

Bishop Search Process details - Complete details can and will be found in The Mountain or on the Bishop Search Website:  https://www.bishopsearchvt.org/.   You can meet the candidates by going directly to

https://bishopsearchvt.org/finalists

 

April 28-30 - Bishop Candidates’ Walkabouts - This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates in person and ask them questions.

      Sunday, April 28 - Springfield (evening event)

     Monday, April 29 - Manchester (afternoon event)

     Monday, April 29 - Burlington (evening event)

     Tuesday, April 30 - Newport (evening event)

 

May 18 - Special Electing Convention to elect the 11th Bishop of Vermont - The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington. Seating for guest is very limited but will be broadcast live.

 

June 2 - Farewell Party for Bishop Ely - at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington. Evensong at 5:30 PM followed by reception 6-8 PM.

 

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.

 General Announcements

 Holy Listening – We’ve just learned that someone did not receive a call during Advent. Please let Scott or one of the Vestry know if you were not called and would like to have this conversation.  We apologize for any oversight!

 From the Upper Valley Haven:  The Outreach Committee shares this note of thanks from the Haven: “First, let me say thank you for your recent donation of 180 pounds of food to support the Food Shelf. We thank you for giving the gift of hope.  Through food, shelter programs, education and problem solving, the Upper Valley Haven offers the promise of possibility to those in need.”

 Life Transformed: The Way of the Cross in Lent - Adult formation for Lent. - 11:30 -12:30 Sunday in the Parish House. March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, and May 5. The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, we are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings. Together, we will walk through the depths of salvation history into the fullness of redemption. This set of seven Adult Forums ties the Easter Vigil readings to the seven practices of the Way of Love. All are welcome!

 The Concerned About Racial Justice Group (CARJ) – St. Paul’s Concerned About Racial Justice Group (CARJ) is hosting a two-session workshop titled TOWARD RACIAL HEALING.  The sessions are cosponsored by SURJ and UVIP and funded by a generous grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, as well as financial backing from St. Paul’s and UVIP.  The sessions will be held from 10 AM to 12 Noon on April 6thand May 4that the Kilton Library in Lebanon.  

 The purpose of this workshop is to gain a better understanding of our actions in the national and local context of diversity awareness and inclusive practice. Participants will engage in interactive exercises about identity, culture, and difference that will raise sensitivity to implicit bias, mico-aggressions and other behaviors that reduce credibility and impact community members.   

 The sessions are linked so the greatest benefit will be gained from attending both, though it’s not required.  The workshop is free of charge to anyone high school age and older.  Registration is recommended because but the number of participants is limited and spaces are filling up fast. 

 TO REGISTER ONLINE:

Session One:(April 6). Discovering Your Best Self,: https://tinyurl.com/y6k94nv4   

Session Two:(May 4) Understanding Power Dynamics,: http://tinyurl.com/yyh69hlq

Registration can also be accessed through the Events section of St. Paul's Facebook page.

OR CALL the church office at (802) 295-5415

 For questions, email concernedaboutracialjustice@gmail.comor ask one of the members of CARJ

 DONATIONS APPRECIATED

  

The Concerned About Racial Justice Group is relaunching our popular book discussion series.  Our next book will be Michelle Obama's memoir, BECOMING, which we'll discuss in May (date to be determined.). 

 

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.

 Greeters- We need three more Greeters to help with rotation of Greeters throughout a month. Greeters arrive close to 9:30 Sunday morning and welcome anyone coming through the door. If you have time to help with this ministry, please be in touch with Scott or Holly

 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 – peanut butter, rice, black beans, oatmeal, and tuna. Other Needs: shampoo, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, facial tissues (Kleenex).

 Rides to Church - We have  three Parishioners  giving rides and we are looking for  three more volunteers to help with rides. If you are interested in  this ministry, please contact our church office.

  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!

Silent Prayer and Meditation – On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, St. Paul's Sanctuary is open 5:30 to 6:30pm. Come to pray and meditate part of the hour or the whole hour. All are welcome!

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 Ongoing Reminders

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

·         Wisdom Council Meeting – every Tuesday 2:30-4:00pm -- 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 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 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 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.

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The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany– Epiphany 5

 A link to the Diocesan Newsletter:

The Mountain

 

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Readings from the Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Scott’s Schedule

 February 11 - Office Hours 9-12; Valley Terrace Service, 2 pm; Bible                         

                        Study, 7 – 8:30 pm.

 February 12 – Doctors’ appointments (all day)

 February 13 - Wisdom Council 3:30-5 PM

 February 14 - Office Hours 9-12

 February 15 - Sabbath Day; Vestry Retreat beginning 4:30

 February 16 - Vestry Retreat

 

Who’s Who at 10 AM   

                              Verger – Doug Jenisch

      Greeter – TBA

                              Host –Holly Hall

                              Readers – Nancy Snyder, Peter Lapré

                              Psalms and Prayers – Kristen Wood

                              Chalice Bearers – Leslie Black, Doug Jenisch

                              Assisting Clergy – Diane Root

                              Nursery Care – Pam Hanson

                              Announcements – Molly Castaldo

                              Coffee Hour – Ray Miner, Peter Lapré

                              Counters – Bev Barton, Harry Kendrick

                              Altar Guild – Barb Coulter

                              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)

 

Upcoming Events

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

    February 8 - Movie Night

    February 9 - Diocesan Council in the Parish Hall until 3

    February 10 - Bishop’s Visitation

   February 14-15 - Vestry Retreat - Mission Farm

   February 18 - Presidents’ Day – Scott will not have office hours but Jenny will be in the office, 9 – 4.

    March 18 – Listen Community Dinner

   

                        

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. Christ Church, Bethel; The Anglican Church of Canada.

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:  Victoria Thomas; Lynn; Perry; Bayard; Clare; Paige; Sam; Michael Townsend; a woman with breast cancer; Jim S. and Merrellee B; Chris Collins; Diana Collins; Paige; Kate Conner; John Strosnider; Janet Belding; Kathy Belding; Fred, Patsy, Marge, Diana; Mary Corrigan; Edwin and Eduardo; Betsy Townsend; 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:

 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.

 

Calendar Events

February 8 – Movie Night - 7pm, Friday night at the Parish Hall. We decided we will show the movie, Contact, w/ Jodie Foster a 1997 science fiction drama.

February 8 - Separated Migrant Families talk at St. Barnabas Episcopal - On Friday evening, February 8, we will focus on the “Rights of Children” at our community potluck at St. Barnabas.  Our speaker is Peter Holman, a local attorney with the law firm of Ropes & Gray, who advocates for families that have been separated at the border of Mexico and Texas. The evening will stimulate captivating conversation about his advocacy for immigrant children seeking legal status.  Peter’s work was the subject of a Valley News article this past summer. Come join us and share spiritual energy and support for this quiet, kind father. This special event of St. Barnabas is presented in collaboration with the Arts ala Carte program—a series for parents and art families of the Children’s Art Studio in Norwich. Peter is the father of a young artist at the Studio. He will be introduced by Lani Carney, of the Children’s Art Studio. We’ll gather for this “Sharing our Stories” potluck at 5:30 in the Parish Hall behind the church; after the talk we will share our meal. All are welcome. St. Barnabas is located at 262 Main Street, Norwich.  www.stbvt.org  (802) 649-1923

The talk will be from 5:30 – 6:30. You can still make the movie night is you don’t stay for the potluck.

 

February 10 – Bishop Ely will be making his final visit to us.  Please join with us to share in this special time.

 February 11 – Church service at Valley Terrace, 2 pm, and every 2nd Monday of the month.

 February 11 - Bible Study -  readings Jeremiah 17:5-101 Corinthians 15:12-20, and

                               Luke 6:17-26

 February 15 and 16 – Vestry Retreat at Mission Farm, Killington, VT.

March 18 – Listen Community Dinner

 

General Announcements

Greeters- We need three more Greeters to help with rotation of Greeters throughout a month. Greeters arrive close to 9:30 Sunday morning and welcome anyone coming through the door. If you have time to help with this ministry, please be in touch with Scott or Holly

 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 4:00 pm. 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 – Soup, Cereal, Beans (Black, red, or white), Canned tomatoes, Canned tuna/chicken. Other Needs: shampoo, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, facial tissues (Kleenex).

 John and Tabitha Monfette- John would like to attend 10:00 service twice a month and he has asked for someone to be with Tabitha 9:30 to 12:00 while he is away.  We are looking for 4-5 volunteers    who could help  John and Tabitha  any two Sundays   January- May.   If you can help, please contact Holly for more information. 

Rides to Services - Anyone available to help with rides? We have three drivers and we need three more people to volunteer. 

  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 .

 Listen Community Dinners- Our first meal in 2019 is March 18th. Holly needs someone to team with her and plan a menu which needs to be submitted by next week. We will need help cooking the main course and the dessert as well as four volunteers to help in Listen Kitchen March 18th, 3pm-5:45. A sign-up sheet will be posted on Parish Hall Bulletin Board by 2/17. St. Paul's 2019 Listen Community Dinners are on five Mondays:March 18th; May 20th; July 15th; September 16th and November 18th.

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!


Silent Prayer and Meditation – On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, St. Paul's Sanctuary is open 5:30 to 6:30pm. Come to pray and meditate part of the hour or the whole hour. All are welcome!

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 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 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 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 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.

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Announcements for Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany– Epiphany 3

 

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A link to the Diocesan Newsletter:

The Mountain

 

Readings from the Lectionary

  Scott’s Schedule  


    January 28 - Dental Appointment 9-11 AM; BDNC 2-5 PM; Bible                                                     Study 7-8:30 PM

     January 29 - BDNC 10-12 AM

     January 30 - Wisdom Council 3:30-5 PM

     January 31 - Office Hours 9-12

     February 1 - Sabbath Day

     February 2 - BDNC 9-12  

 

 

 


Who’s Who at 10 AM 

 

                            Verger – Doug Jenisch

    Greeter – Holly Hall

                              Host – Stew Wood

                              Readers – Carol Lane, Dave Davison

                              Psalms and Prayers – Bev Barton

                              Chalice Bearers – Doug Jenisch, Karen Smith

                              Assisting Clergy – Weezie Pietsch

                              Nursery Care – Pam Hanson

                              Announcements – Greg Taylor

                              Coffee Hour – TBA

                              Counters – Andrew Pillsbury, Nancy Snyder

                              Altar Guild – Barb Coulter

                              Acolytes –Kathryn Brennan, Nancy Snyder, 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                                      

                       

                        January 26 – Annual Meeting and Potluck

                        February 5 – Caring Ministries Meeting

                        February 10 – Bishop’s Visit                                           

                        February 15-16 - Vestry 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. Immanuel Church, Bellows Falls; Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil.

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: a woman with breast cancer; Jim S. and Merrellee B; Chris Collins; Diana Collins; Paige; Nora, Eli, and baby;  Kate Conner; John Strosnider; Janet Belding; Kathy Belding; Fred, Patsy, Marge, Alex and Isaac White and families; Diana; Mary Corrigan; Edwin and Eduardo; Betsy Townsend; 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: Billy Jennings; Andrew Black; Joan Bomhower.

 

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.

 

 

Just a reminder about the Noise in the Narthex before  Worship - the talking in the narthex is distracting for those in the sanctuary praying and preparing themselves for worship. It is also distracting during the prelude. In an effort to reduce the noise level we have moved the greeter station to the end of the hall in the Narthex. If you are planning on chatting with fellow members of the congregation before worship, please do so in the Parish Hall. Thank you, Scott

 


Calendar Events

 

Month of January- To Support UVIPIf you shop the Co-op Food Stores (Hanover, Lebanon, WRJ), here is an easy, easy way to support the United Valley Interfaith Project (UVIP). We applied and were granted 10% of the Pennies for Change donations at the Co-op Foods Stores for the month of January, 2019. When you check out, simply round your bill up to the next whole dollar amount. It has never been easier to support the United Valley Interfaith Project!  (Upper Valley Food Co-op also collects Pennies for Change, and the round-up program has different titles in different venues; for example, Dan and Whit’s also donates rounded up change for worthy causes)

 


January 26 – Annual Meeting of the parish with potluck dinner at 5:30, meeting to follow.

 

January 27 - Honoring MLK - please join the Dartmouth Community for the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Multifaith Celebration on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 3:00pm in Rollins Chapel.  Kevin Young, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, poetry editor of The New Yorker, author and literary critic.  The service will also include prayers, readings, and offerings by the Dartmouth Gospel Choir and other student artists and musicians.

 

February 5 – Caring Ministries Meeting, 7 pm in the Parish House. The meeting includes all members of Healing Prayers, Prayers, and Pastoral Ministry. If you would like to be part of any of these ministries, please join us at the meeting.

 

February 10 – Bishop Ely will be making his final visit to us.  If anyone is interested in reception or confirmation at this time, please let Scott know as soon as possible.

 

March 18 – Listen Community Dinner

 


General Announcements

 

Top Five Needs at the Haven – Soup, Cereal, Beans (Black, red, or white), Canned tomatoes, Canned tuna/chicken.

 

 

Virginia Umland’s address for cards post-surgery is:  PO Box 957, Wilder, VT   05088.

 

John and Tabitha Monfette- John would like to attend 10:00 service twice a month and he has asked for someone to be with Tabitha 9:30 to 12:00 while he is away.  We are looking for 4-5 volunteers    who could help  John and Tabitha  any two Sundays   January- May.   If you can help, please contact Holly for more information. 

 

Rides to Services - Anyone available to help with rides? We have three drivers and we need three more people to volunteer. 

 

St. Paul’s Mission Study and Prayer Groups – These two groups are being formed as a result of our September 23rd Quarterly meeting of the parish. If you are interested in being a part of one of these groups or would like more information regarding these groups, please contact a Vestry member.

 

 

 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 .

 

 

 

Listen Community Dinners- St. Paul's 2019 Listen Community Dinners are on five Mondays:

March 18th; May 20th; July 15th; September 16th and November 18th. If anyone or a family would like to plan and organize a meal for one of these dates, please let Holly know by January 26th, at our annual meeting. The menu for March 18th will be emailed to Listen by the end of February and will be posted on their electronic March Meal calendar. Holly is looking for four people to help plan the meal and help in the kitchen on Monday, March 18th, 3:00pm-5:45pm. If you can help, please let Holly know. 

Thank you.

 

Caring Ministries - our next meeting will be February 5th, 7pm at Parish House. 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!
Silent Prayer and Meditation – On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, St. Paul's Sanctuary is open 5:30 to 6:30pm. Come to pray and meditate part of the hour or the whole hour. All are welcome!

 

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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 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 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 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.

Announcements for Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 23B

 

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Readings

           

            Job 23:1-9, 16-17
            Psalm 22:1-15
            Hebrews 4:12-16
            Mark 10:17-31

 

Scott’s Schedule

October 15 –office hours, 9 – 12

October 16 – Office Hours, 9 – 12; Vestry Meeting, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

October 17 – Executive Group Meeting, 3:30 – 5 pm.

October 19 – Sabbath Day

October 20 – Sabbath Day; Committal Service beyond the parish

           

           

Who’s Who at 10 AM   

 

                              Verger – Doug Jenisch

      Greeter – Holly Hall

                              Host – Stew Wood

                              Readers – Carol Lane, Stew Wood

                              Psalms and Prayers –Nancy Snyder

                              Chalice Bearers – Pam Hanson, Nancy Snyder

                              Assisting Clergy – Stew Wood

                              Nursery Care – Kate Townsend

                              Announcements –Andrew Pillsbury

                              Coffee Hour – Dick and Jane Davis

                              Counters – Molly Castaldo, Pete Lapré

                              Altar Guild – Barbara Coulter

                              Acolytes –Kathryn Brennan, Doug Jenisch

 

Altar Flowers and Candles are given today by Mary Corrigan to the glory of God and to honor Phoebe and Margaret Corrigan.

 

 

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

                    

                       October 14 - book discussion of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

                       October 14 – AED Training

                       October 15 – Knit and Purl Fellowship

                       October 16 – Vestry Meeting

                       October 17 – Contemplative Prayer

                       October 21 – Outreach Committee Meeting

                       October 26 & 27 – Diocesan Convention

                       October 28 – A Celebration of Life for Sylvia French

                       October 28 – Micah Event, Claremont Senior Center

                       November 3 – Holiday Bazaar

                       November 19 – Listen Community Dinner (the last one for 2018).

 

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; St. Paul’s Church, Wells; The Church in Wales.

 

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: Kate Conner; Marge Burke; John Strosnider; Mary Davis; Joan Bomhower; Pam and Carl Hanson and family; Janet Belding; Kathy Belding; Mary Davis and her daughter; Muriel Fish; Fred, Patsy, Marge, Alex and Isaac White and families; Diana; Joyce and her family; Eric, Amy and their new born baby; Lincoln Thomas; EJ; Joan; Mary Corrigan; Isaac and Carrol; Jay Burzak;  Jim Sires;; Edwin and Eduardo; Betsy Townsend; 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: Donald Burke; Robert Roy Skinner; Sylvia French; Lynn Taylor; Glenda Perkins.

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.

 

 

 

Calendar Events

 

Church Calendar – The church calendar on our website is regularly updated. If you need additional information about when the church facilities are being used, please check the calendar.

 

October 14 - Concerned about Racial Justice Book discussion of Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gysai

 

October 14 – AED Training - St. Paul's Church has a new AED in the Parish Hall. October 14th, at 12:30, there will be a 20 to 45 min. training to use the AED with Hartford Fire Department. Up to 15 people are welcome to the training.  If more people are interested, another training will be scheduled. 

 

October 21 – Outreach Committee Meeting – 11:30 AM – after worship in the parish house. Grab a cup of coffee and treat and head on up to the parish house.  All are welcome!

 

October 28 -  A Celebration of Life for Sylvia French, Pam Hanson’s Mom, will be held at 1:30pm on Sunday October 28th in St. Paul’s Church. All are welcome to attend.

 

October 28 - Micah Celebration - Many thanks to Parishioners who contributed  and paid for the Micah ad in  full and for purchasing seventeen tickets. There are three tickets left to sell. If anyone would still like to buy a ticket and attend and the Micah Celebration October 28th at the Claremont Senior Center, please contact Holly Hall. Tickets we do not sell will be given to another Parish.

 

November 3 – Holiday BazaarUPDATE - The membership of the Leadership Team for the Holiday Bazaar for 2018 include: Ashley Dimanbro, Beverly Barton, Anne Jenisch, Kathy Detzer, Joan Lawrence, Kate Townsend and Geri Williams. Penny McClure is coordinating the organizing and pricing of items in the basement, so speak to her if you have an hour or two to help.

 

Jill Devins and Candy Cote have joined the Leadership Team – Thank you! Karen Smith has once again volunteered to lead the delicious luncheon team. Volunteers needed for slicing and dicing on Friday, November 2nd, at 4 pm. Volunteers also needed for Saturday morning and lunch time.
The Holiday Bazaar will be November 3, 9am-2pm.

 

Please start saving bags and newspapers. The sorting and pricing is moving along well.

Save the Dates:
Sunday, October 28, Moving and Muscle Day, moving items from church basement to parish hall
Wednesday,-Friday, October 31, November 1,2- Set up and prep days at parish hall
Friday, November 2, 4 pm, Kitchen prep for luncheon
Saturday, November 3, The Big Day!

Watch for new developments, each week.  The Bazaar Leadership Team will meet on the following Wednesdays: September 26, October 3, October 17, October 24 at 6:30-8:30pm in the church library.

 

 

 

General Announcements

 

UVIP on a Just and Livable Wage – Both Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament call for workers to be paid both justly and promptly.  Given what it costs to live in the Upper Valley the Federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is a poverty wage, and yet this applies in New Hampshire, which does not set a minimum.  UVIP and its partners are again asking people of faith to call on legislators to change this and establish a just wage for all our workers.  If you are live in New Hampshire, a petition will be available for signing on the UVIP bulletin board.  Thank you!

 

St. Paul’s Mission Study and Prayer Groups – These two groups are being formed as a result of our September 23rd Quarterly meeting of the parish. If you are interested in being a part of one of these groups or would like more information regarding these groups, please contact a Vestry member.

 

Listen Community Dinner - Our last 2018 dinner will be  November 19th. Our 2019   Listen Community Dinners  dates will be posted in December or early January.

 

Submitting Reimbursements - In order to simplify the work of our Treasurer, whose work is greatly appreciated:

When a parishioner is entitled to a reimbursement for the purchase of a product or service resulting from a St. Paul's activity or event, the parishioner MUST submit the receipt(s) with a COMPLETED ST. PAUL'S PAYMENT VOUCHER to a VESTRY member, NOT to Scott our rector.  The vestry member will check for completeness, sign the form, and transmit it to the church office for processing by the Treasurer.  St. Paul's PAYMENT VOUCHERS can be found in the parish hall on top of the piano or in the church office. Thank you, the Vestry and the Treasurer.

 

Concerned About Racial Justice Fall Reading List  - St. Paul’s Concerned About Racial Justice Group is hosting a Sunday book discussion group this fall.  Each month we’ll read and discuss a different book.  Each discussion will start at 11:45 AM in the Parish Hall and will last about 45 minutes.  Please join us for these interesting conversations.  The scheduled books are:

 

October 14 – Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi. (A powerful, best-selling novel tracing generations of a family through two continents and 300 years of history.)        

November 11 – Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out by Ruth King  (A compassionate, practical look at ways to grow our inner capacity to face racial issues with a wise and caring heart).

December 9 – Americanah: A Novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (The story of two Nigerian immigrants facing questions of race and belonging.)

 

 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 .

 

 

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 5:30-8:00 pm beginning September 13th.  Katy – 603-298-7623, katy.chaffee@gmail.com.  Leslie – 802-272-9664, lblack117@comcast.net.
 

Scheduling Meeting Rooms – since we have hired Jenny Thomas as 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.

 

Ride Share Ministry -The Ride Ministry is an important part of life together as a congregation. It is about keeping us all connected through opportunities to gather together for worship, fellowship etc. When a part of our family is unable to go to our events it leaves a large whole in the fabric of our lives together. If you are interested and able to offer a helping hand in this ministry, please speak to Holly Hall or any other member of the Caring Ministries team. Your help needed and is welcome whether you are available for ongoing rides or just an occasional ride. We are currently looking for three more ‘ongoing ride givers’ volunteers to add to our current list. We are also looking for anyone interested in helping out on a ‘as needed’ basis. Thanks for considering this vital ministry to our parish,  Scott


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


Contemplative Prayer and Meditation – On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, St. Paul's Sanctuary is open 5:30 to 6:30pm. Come to pray and meditate part of the hour or the whole hour. All are welcome!

 

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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 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.

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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.                                                 

 

+ + + + +

 

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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