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.
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).
Please send event and prayer updates to firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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.
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 Bazaar – UPDATE - 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.
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, email@example.com. Leslie – 802-272-9664, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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· 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.