The Transfiguration – August 7, 2016
O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (1979 Book of Common Prayer, Collect for The Transfiguration)
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Who’s Who – This week – Sunday, August 7
Greeter – Christine Davison; Host – Nancy Snyder; Hebrew Scripture – PEACEBROTHER Jimichael; Christian Scripture – Karen Smith; Psalm and Prayers – Andrew Pillsbury; Chalice – Kate Conner and Leslie Black; Announcements – Holly Hall; Counters – Kate Conner and Carl Hanson; Altar Guild – The Entire Altar Guild; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan
Scott’s Schedule Monday, August 8 – Office Hours 9-12
Tuesday, August 9; - Office Hours 9-12 Friday, August 12 – Sabbath Day Saturday, August 13 – Sabbath Day
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Readings for Sunday, August 7, The Transfiguration *(transferred):*
- Exodus 34:29-35 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearABC/HolyDays/Transfig.html#ot1
- 2 Peter 1:13-21 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearABC/HolyDays/Transfig.html#nt1
- Luke 9:28-36 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearABC/HolyDays/Transfig.html#gsp1
- Psalm 99 or 99:5-9 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearABC/HolyDays/Transfig.html#ps1
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*Our Summer Worship schedule - * Worship times are 7:45 AM and 9 AM.
Parish Discretionary Fund This week* – August 7* – On the first Sunday of each month 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. The need has been extremely high with requests coming in almost every day and we currently have no funds. Please be as generous as you are able. This is an important ministry of our Parish. Thank you, Scott
Laying on of Hands and Healing Prayers – Sunday, August 7* –* if you wish to receive laying on our hands are invited to gather at the Baptismal Font (just as you entered the church) during communion immediately after you have received communion. You may ask for healing prayers for yourself and/or for others.
Lilly Cadow is singing Sunday, August 7*. *Lilly was our choir director this past year. She is preparing to go off to college at the Manhattan School of Music in the fall. We welcome her back as she shares her beautiful voice.
COFFEE HOUR, SUNDAY AUGUST 7 *– *This week’s coffee hour is a potluck coffee hour so please bring something to share.
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, August 8 *- *Our next gathering is Monday, August 8, 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: Jeremiah 23:23-29 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp15_RCL.html#ot2, Hebrews 11:29-12:2 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp15_RCL.html#nt1, and Luke 12:49-56 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp15_RCL.html#gsp1. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.
ATTENTION - - items on the kitchen counter and by the door as you leave the parish hall that have appeared. These items will be removed on August 14 and given to the Bargain Bin items for next year. If any of these items belong to you (and you want them) please remove them before Sunday, August 14.
*Dinner Church - POTLUCK DINNER– tHURSDAY, august 11 *– Our next Dinner Church will be on Thursday, August 11 at 6:00 PM in the parish Hall. This is an opportunity to come together over and informal Eucharist to worship God and share dinner with our friends and neighbors. In Dinner Church Communion and potluck dinner are interwoven for a different type of worship experience. All are Welcome!
FR. SCOTT’S VACATION – Scott will be on vacation from August 17 – September 3.
The *Concerned About Racial Justice group’s citizen: an American lyric Book Study – UPDATED DATE - August 17 at 7:00PM *- You are invited to share in a small group discussion of Claudia Rankin's, *Citizen: An American Lyric. Published in 2014, *this NY Times bestseller provides an unusual window on racism in our day. St. Paul's began an intentional conversation about racial justice this Lent when we met at the Kilton Library, along with community neighbors, using Ta-Nehisi Coates's book. We will continue that conversation in a more intimate context during two remaining Wednesday evening discussions August 17th, from 7:00 to 8:15 PM.
Come on one or all of these dates as your schedule allows -- and
bring a friend. The Concerned About Racial Justice group will determine location by the interest expressed, so please sign up at church or call/email the church office (802-295-5415). Books are available online or at the Dartmouth Bookstore. If you’d like more detail about the book, Annalee is available to chat.
*Education for Ministry - *Would you like to find out more about EfM?
Join us in the Parish House on Thursday August 18th at 7:00 pm to explore the program.
- Ask questions about EFM and how it works and why you should enroll.
- Experience a small part of what the program entails.
- Explore the EFM Reading Table for the books that augment our studies and enrich our discussions.
- Sign up for the 2016-2017 year. The group will meet Thursday nights 6:00 to 8:30 beginning September 8th. -
For more information and encouragement, contact Leslie Black at 802-272-9664, firstname.lastname@example.org or Katy Chaffee at 602-733-6286, email@example.com
For information about EFM in general see the website. http://efm.sewanee.edu
*St. Paul's Rummage Sale - August 20 - *The Outreach Committee is planning another rummage sale so please plan your summer sorting accordingly!
This event benefits us all -- we can clean out closets and storage tubs for a good cause and customers can buy (most) all items for 25 cents. The hours of the sale are 9--12 AM on the 20th. The items we accept and sell are:
- Clothing, especially children’s school clothes in good condition
· Boots and shoes
· Winter wear: coats, hats, mittens, and scarves
There will also be a Boutique with items for more than 25 cents. Watch for details about drop-off in future Announcements.
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Holiday Bazaar – November 12 - It's time to be thinking about our HOLIDAY BAZAAR coming up on November 12! Are there any women who might be willing the act as Chairman or Co-Chairman? I am willing to help. Please talk to me and ask questions to see if this would be something you would enjoy doing. You are needed!! Thank you for considering this. Jill Devins 802-291-6832
*new verger schedule is available *– the new verger scheduled has been posted on the bulletin board in the hallway and a few printed copies are available on the shelf in the narthex (vestibule).
Rides to and from church for Karen Lyons - Holly and Beth are helping with transporting Karen and they are looking for one more driver to help share Sundays. If you are available and can help with one or two Sundays, please contact Scott or Holly. Thank you.
Listen Community Dinner update* - *we are coming to the last two Listen Community Dinners in 2016.
*September 19th- *Barwood Family will plan and organize the meal.
*November 21st- *the meal will be planned and organized by Holly and Judi. Samantha, Katherine, and Madilynn Bowen will also be helping on November 19th. We will still need three more volunteers to help in the kitchen 3-6pmon November 19th.
Knit and Purl Fellowship* - *meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6:30 in the Parish House. Anyone is welcome and all handcrafts are welcome including coloring.
Our Fifth Annual Micah Awards Ceremony - Sunday, October 30, 2016
IT IS COMING! SAVE THE DATE! Who is our MICAH Hero? Well, you are invited to submit your MICAH Hero Recommendations to any Vestry Member. This must be done by Thursday, September l, 2016. Thanks, Sally
Caring Ministry* - *Our next meeting will be September 27th 7pm at the Parish House
*Weston Priory Services - *anyone is welcome to attend services at Weston Priory. Please check Weston Priory web page to see what days Brothers are on retreat, days they do not hold service. Holly will be going to 5:15 Friday service on August 19th. If you would like to join Holly on the 19th, please contact her.
Church Gardens* - *growth in our gardens is abundant with flowers as well as weeds. Anne and Holly are in need of one or two volunteers to help them keep ahead of the jolly green weeds that flourish in a blink of an eye. If you have some extra time to help us weed August and September, please contact Anne or Holly. Thank you.
*Summer Lunch Thank You! *We had another fantastic summer lunch program thanks to St. Paul's. We served 190 lunches for the week and also delivered 50 snack bags to the Take a Bite Out of Hunger Program in Hartford. Thanks so much for your incredible generosity; donating food, money and your time to prepare the food. It was great to have so many people turn out to prepare the lunches every day. The AmeriCorps volunteer thanked us and said the children really looked forward to our lunches every day!
The Take A Bite Out of Hunger program is running out of the Hartford Middle School every morning and they are still in need of food donations. They are currently feeding 70 adults and 20 children every day. If you would like to donate food items such as, (granola bars, juice boxes, cereal and shelf stable prepared meals) they would gladly accept them at the Middle School cafeteria, which is staffed by a volunteer every morning from 9:00-12:00.
Thank you all so much for meeting the needs of so many in our community and supporting this wonderful outreach program!
The Upper Valley Haven’s Top Five Needs Are - cereal, soup, shelf-stable milk, black beans and cheese.
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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.
*Please send event and prayer updates to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com*
*August 11 – *Dinner Church
*August 17- September 3 *– Scott’s Vacation
September 8 – EFM (Education for Minister) begins
September 17 – Parish Retreat
October 30 – MICAH Dinner
November 12 – Holiday Bazaar
- *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: http://www.stpaulswrj.org/ http://tinyurl.com/lhtuvzz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsWRJVT?fref=ts Please send announcements & prayer list updates to: firstname.lastname@example.org http://tinyurl.com/lhtuvzz