The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 18, 2016

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; 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, Collect for Proper 20)

Readings for Sunday, September 18:

Amos 8:4-7

Psalm 113

1 Timothy 2:1-7

Luke 16:1-13

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*Sunday, September 18 - Who’s Who *

Greeter – Dick and Jane Davis; Host – Roy Black; Hebrew Scripture – Cindy Cameron; Christian Scripture – David Davison; Psalm and Prayers – Elizabeth Higgins; Chalice – Joan Lawrence-Studebaker and Doug Jenisch; Announcements – Pete LePre; Counters – Carl Hanson and Jill Fischer; Altar Guild – Judi Shank and Colleen Warren; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

Scott’s Schedule Monday, September 19 – Office Hours 9-12

   Tuesday, September 20 – Office Hours 9-12

   Friday, September 23 – Sabbath Day

   Saturday, September 24 - Sabbath Day

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Regular Sunday Worship Schedule

8:00 AM – Rite 1 from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer

Scripture and Holy Communion, quiet and contemplative

10:00 AM - Scripture and Holy Communion with hymns and music

All are Welcome!

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Parish Retreat – Saturday, September 17

Hope you are planning on attending – *We look forward to seeing you all!*

Directions from St. Paul’s. For GPS the name is Camp Coniston-YMCA at 24 Main Camp Road, Croydon, NH: 22 miles, 28 minutes from St. Paul’s. Take I-89 South to Exit 13, Grantham/Eastman. Turn right off the exit ramp, onto Route #10 for 0.6 miles (pass a gas station, Dunkin Donuts and the Grantham Fire Station). Take first left (after Dunbar Hill Rd. on right): Rt. 114 (see small Coniston Sign and Retreat Sign). First right (1.1 miles) onto Stoney Brook Rd. (small Coniston sign and Retreat Sign). 2 miles to Coniston Rd. on right (steeply down). Main Camp Road is the second left. Parking is by the office and out along the entrance road.

Food: Coffee and coffee cakes are provided before 9 in the morning. Lunch sandwich makings (cold cuts, cheese and breads) and drinks are provided. Please bring a salad or cookies for lunch, or snack foods for breaks.

No donation is necessary. The camp and food are within our budget.

Agenda: We will start at 9. Plan to arrive earlier for coffee and settle in. In the morning there will be a story to reflect on, then exercises in tools for spiritual bridge building, then exploration of bridging to other people. There will be a 2 hour break around lunch. There will be a lifeguard and if it is warm enough swimming. Lawn games. Relaxing. There is a trail along the lake. If it rains there is plenty of indoor space for games. In the afternoon we will play some more with attunement. Closing worship will begin at 3 and end at 4.

Youth: Young people will participate with everyone. They will not be separate.

Some possible things to bring for yourself or to share:

· A favorite snack or baked goods to share.

· Two stones that feel comfortable in your hands and are large enough to click together.

· Outdoor or indoor games and/or musical instruments for free choice time.

· Comfort items (pillow, blanket) or free time materials (camera, knitting, book).

· A pen or a device, markers, and journal, if you prefer. Paper is provided.

· Casual, comfortable clothing. Watch the weather for appropriate outdoor wear.

FYI: Camp Coniston is NOT heated.

We look forward to seeing you all!

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Update* - CHoir Begins September 25 at 9 AM *– The choir will begin singing during the 10 AM liturgy starting on September 25. The choir meets at 9 AM in the sanctuary to rehearse on Sunday’s September through June. We are always looking for more singers to join the choir. If you are interested in joining the choir please speak to Cindy Patenaude, Gary Barton or Scott. Thanks!

*men’s group – *John will be at the church every Saturday at 8 AM - come when you can.

Coffee hour Hosts needed* - *If you would like to host coffee hour in the future please sign-up on the sheet on the bulletin board to the left as you leave the parish hall heading toward the church. This is a great opportunity to exercise your ministry of baking without having to eat all you bake. For more information, please speak to Doug Jenisch.

*Bible Study – Monday, September 26 - *Our next gathering is Monday, September 26, at 7 PM in the Parish House. Our discussions last about an hour. Each session is stand-alone so come when you can. All are welcome! Here are the readings we will be discussing: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, and Luke 17:5-10 We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

Attention Singers and Friends Of Music- *Fauré Requiem Open Sing*

Fauré Requiem Open Sing—Sunday, October 16, at 3:00 pm First Congregational Church Lebanon, New Hampshire

With Henry Danaher accompanying on piano, Hal Sheeler will conduct this sing-through of Gabriel Fauré’s beloved Requiem (1890). All are welcome to sing—or just come listen!

Please let me know if you will be attending as singer or listener. If as singer, please let me know voice part. If you have multiple copies of the music that we can borrow for this reading session, please let me know. We will be using the Mack Evans edited edition published by H. T. FitzSimons Company.

September is Hunger Action Month - During the month of September, all Food Shelves and Food Banks are trying to create awareness of hunger nationwide. The color orange is used throughout this month long event to help create awareness. Did you notice the change at the Haven?

        *The haven has donor offering a 100% matching grant for every

dollar donated to the Haven FOOD SHELF in September. This is a great opportunity to double your monetary donation to the Haven. Simply write ‘Food Shelf’ in the memo section of your check. Please be as generous as possible!*

Advanced Care Planning discussion - October 4th, 6-8pm there will be Advanced Care Planning discussion lead by Dr. Weinstein at DHMC Auditorium E and F and is open to the public. For more info see Holly Hall.

Deep Change for Climate Justice*: Coalescing a Transformational Movement – *Our Children, Climate, Faith Symposium and VT Interfaith Power & Light are collaborating on our annual conference, *Deep Change for Climate Justice: Coalescing a Transformational Movement,* Oct. 15 - 16, White River Junction. Join with people from VT, NH, and beyond to connect and draw courage to do the work that's needed, and to engage others to take action on global climate change! Registration is open. Online registration and much more is at: Registration fee goes up on Oct. 1 - register now! Contact: ** 802-434-3397

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Knit and Purl Fellowship - meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at the Parish House, 6:30pm. All handcrafts and all people are welcome. We welcome creative projects to make for Holiday Gathering November 12th. The following are the fall dates we are meeting October 3rd and 17th, November 7th and 21st, December 5th and 19th.

Listen Community Dinner - Our last two Listen Community Dinners will be September 19th organized by the Barwood Family and November 21st organized by Holly and Judi Shank.

Weston Priory Services - Anyone is welcome to services at Weston Priory.

Please check Weston Priory Webpage for service schedules and retreat schedule.

The Brothers are on retreat now and their next service will be5:15 on September 23rd.

Caring Ministry Meeting - This meeting is for all members of Healing, Prayer, and Pastoral Ministries at St. Paul's. The next meeting will be 9/27 at 7pm at Parish House. This meeting is planned four times a year. We welcome and appreciate your participation. Please us if you are planning on attending. Thanks, Scott and Holly

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UVIP Updates:


As we hear news of yet another police shooting with circumstances yet to be clarified, consider joining SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) in their vigil Monday evening, from 5:30 to 6 p.m., on the Dartmouth green, across from the Hanover Inn. This is one simple way to stand in solidarity with people of color in the wake of violence.


Monthly demonstrations for a livable wage continue July 16 and August 17 - check the UVIP bulletin board for details.

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*St. Paul’s Vestry: *Jon Chaffee, Senior Warden; Greg Taylor, Junior Warden; Bev Barton; Cindy Dale; John Monfette; Pete LePre; Rachel McConnell; Holly Hall; Pam Hanson.

Upcoming Events

*Please send event and prayer updates to*

*September 25 – *Choir begins – please note the change

*October 16 *– Quarter Meeting of the Parish

*October 30 – *MICAH Dinner

*November 12 – *Holiday Bazaar

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.
  • *Leadership Team Meeting – *every Wednesday 9:30-11:30am
  • Worship Team meets – 2nd Thursday of the month in the Church Library at 4pm, all are welcome to attend.
  • Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • Brookside Nursing Home Church Services – Please join us! – Second Sunday of each month (Sept-June) from 2-2:30 pm. If you would like more information about this service, please contact Holly.
  • *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!

-- The Rev. Scott B. Neal, Rector 802-295-5415 St. Paul's web site: Facebook: Please send announcements & prayer list updates to: