The Third Sunday after the Epiphany – January 22
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. (BCP, Collect for The Third Sunday after the Epiphany)
January 22, 2017– 10:00 - Who’s Who
Greeter – TBA; Host – Holly Hall; Scripture – Katy Chaffee and
Kate Conner; Psalm and Prayers – Kristin Wood; Chalice – Joan Lawrence-
Studebacker and Doug Jenisch; Announcements – John Monfette; Counters –
John Monfette and Cindy Dale; Altar Guild – Greg and Bev Taylor
Monday, January 23 – Office Hours
Tuesday, January 24 – Office Hours
Friday, January 25 – Sabbath Day
Saturday, January 26 – Annual Meeting of the Parish
Annual Meeting – Saturday, January 28, 5:30 PM - Potluck followed by the Annual meeting –
mark your calendars today!!!
Annual Reports Due by January 21 - The Annual Report is an important record of our life together at St. Paul's, and also serves as a guide to our ministries and fellowship events. Everyone who has chaired a committee or a ministry is responsible for submitting an annual report. Paula Stevens has (again) agreed to compile the reports into a master document that will be distributed electronically before the Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 28. Please send reports to Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday, January 21. If you have any questions, email or call Paula at 802 296-3123.
I have received no photos for ‘Our Life Together’ (part of our Annual Meeting) – please send them to me as soon as possible – thanks, Scott
Vestry Nominations – It’s not too late! If you would like to nominate someone to serve a three-year term on the vestry, please ask that person if they would like to serve on the vestry and fill out the vestry Nomination Form found on the radiator in the narthex. Please note you may nominate yourself also. Thanks Scott
January 22 – MLK Multifaith Celebration: the urgency of now– Rollins Chapel 3 PM - Keynote Speaker: Joshua DuBois, author of “The President’s Devotional” . ---The Gospel Choir ~ M.I.C. ` Student Performers More info at: email@example.com
January 23 – Bible Study – Our next gathering is Monday, January 23, at 7 PM in the Parish House. Our discussions last about an hour and a half. Each session is stand-alone so come when you can. All are welcome! Here are the readings we will be discussing: Micah 6:1-8, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, and Matthew 5:1-12. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month..
January 25 - Next meeting of the group exploring ‘How We Care for Each Other’ - The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 25th, at 6:30 in the Parish House. This group is not meeting tomorrow, January 10th. Anyone interested is welcome to join the conversation.
January 28 – Saturday, Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner – 5:30
February 11 – Knit and Purl Retreat Day - Knit and Purl Fellowship will hold our annual Retreat on February 11th, 10-5pm at our Parish House. Beading, knitting, sewing, coloring, cross stitch or any other hand craft is welcome. Come enjoy a day of fellowship. We will have hot drinks, lunch, and munchies throughout the day as we visit and share for a short visit or all day. Neighbors, friends and family are welcome.
March 17-18 - Save the Date – Women’s RetreAT
march 20 LISTEN COMMUNITY Dinner - Our first Listen Community Dinner will be Monday, March 20th. Holly needs someone to help planning the meal and also a few people to help with last minute preparing and serving of the meal from 3-6pm at the Listen Center. If you have the interest and the time, please contact Holly. St. Paul's will be serving five meals beginning in March 20th. we provide meals every other month. The 2017 dates are: March 20th, May 15th, July 17th, September 18th and November 20th. This outreach ministry in our community is appreciated by those who come to eat at LISTEN. Contact Holly Hall for more information.
May 31- July 9 – River of Life: Connecticut River Pilgrimage - …join us for a day, several days, a week, or the entire journey! Rejoice in and give thanks for the miracle of all life that is made possible by the grace of God through water. Come on a spiritual journey of renewal, restoration, and reconciliation, shaped by the Christian tradition around a series of activities along the Connecticut River, from the Source to the Sea. For more info: http://kairosearth.org/ Sponsored by Kairos Earth and Dioceses of Province One (New England) of the Episcopal Church.
Knit and Purl Fellowship - meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month 6:30 at Parish House. All are welcome and all hand projects are welcome. Come and join the fellowship. Our next two gathering will be January 2nd and 16th.
Contemplative Quiet Prayer and Meditation- is held in St. Paul's Sanctuary the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:30 to 6:30. Come when you can and stay as long as you want. If you are not able to get to the sanctuary, take what time you have from wherever you are for prayer and meditation. For more information about Contemplative Quiet Prayer and Meditation, please contact Diana or Holly
FREE 8’ wide wooden hand-quilting frame in good condition. Given to St. Paul’s but not sold at the Bargain Bin. Please contact Judy Barwood, 295-2435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EFM and Noah’s Ark - As I proceeded through the curriculum of year one in my Education for Ministry studies I was fascinated with its mythology. Pete LaPre's discussions of the Exodus were very enlightening and spurred on my curiosity into things biblical that weren't quite like lore, myths, and mysticism portrayed it. For example, in my early days I was a competitive sailor and, quite naturally, I was attracted to Noah's ark. You know the traditional story and icon. Try an hour with PBS' "Secrets of Noah's Ark" at http://video.vermontpbs.org/video/2365577423/ to be entertained, learn another point of learned view, and ask more in-depth EFM questions. For more information see David Davison.
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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 email@example.com
January 8 – Concerned about Racial Justice
January 8 – Brookside services
January 9 – Bible Study
January 10 – Caring Ministries Meeting
January 18 - Quiet Contemplative Prayer
January 28 – St. Paul’s Annual Meeting
March 7-8 – Women’s Retreat
- 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!
- 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.
- Having Difficult Conversations About Race. Wednesdays, Noon – 2 p.m. (Wednesdays Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 18th at the Howe Library in Hanover.) This series of conversations grew out of an OSHER course, and is open to everyone. Content sometimes includes speakers, movies, or other offerings. For specific information about upcoming