The Second Sunday of Easter – April 23, 2017
Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (BCP, Collect for The Second Sunday of Easter)
April 23, 2017– 10:00 - Who’s Who
Greeter – Barb Coulter; Host – Stew Wood; Scripture – Doug Jenisch and
Elizabeth Higgins; Psalm and Prayers – Nancy Snyder; Chalice – Pam Hanson
and Joan Studebaker-Lawrence; Announcements – Jon Chaffee; Counters – Dave
Davison and Judy Barwood; Altar Guild – ???; Verger – Doug Jenisch; Coffee
Hour – ????; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan
April 24 – Out of town appointment; Bible Study
April 25 – Office Hours; Valley Terrace
April 28 – Sabbath Day
April 29 – Sabbath Day
April 22 – Parish Spring Clean-up Day - Saturday 10 – 1 --- Saturday 10 – 1 --- Please join us as we work to get our grounds picked up after a long hard winter. Come and go as you are able More work days will follow in the future. All are welcome – hope you can join in!
April 25 – Vestry Meeting- 6:30 in the Parish House
April 27 – Worship Committee – 4:15 PM in the Parish House
May 2 – Caring Ministries Team – 7 PM in the parish House. All are welcome!
May 14 - REMINDER - UTO (United Thank Offering) In-Gathering - The UTO Ingathering is now going to be "gathered in" twice a year. These In-gatherings represent our thanksgiving for the blessing and graces extended to us through God. These coins really add up if we discipline ourselves to practice doing this. Above all it helps keep our minds alert to the blessings going on in our lives and minds everyday. Last year well over $1,000,000 was given out as UTO grants for world projects - one to Rock Point here in Vermont.
Announcing our New St. Paul’s Pledge Secretary - With deep and heartfelt thanks for the many years that Dee Roberts has served as the pledge secretary at St. Paul’s, the Vestry accepted her resignation this year, and has officially appointed David Davison (after asking, and his acceptance, of course!) to serve in that position. Please address any questions about your pledge to David: (802) 359-3078 email@example.com.
Good Neighhbor Health Clinic Dinners – we need your help!
Who: St. Paul’s Church commits to
What: Provide dinner for 8-10 volunteer staff (entrée and side dishes OR soup,
bread & salad OR a 1 dish meal: really whatever you might prepare at home!)
When: On the 4th Monday of each month, delivered by 5pm,
Where: To the Clinic in downtown White River Junction.
How: Please sign up to provide a meal, either on your own, or as a team with others!
Please consider signing up on the sheet on the Parish Hall bulletin board for a month after that. Contact Pam Hanson with any questions: 603-558-1239 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Upper Valley Haven Food Shelf needs your help – Thanks for your generosity last week! The Top 5 needs at the Haven Food Shelf this week are peanut butter, pasta sauce, beans, rice and tuna.
June 17 and 18 River of Life Pilgrimage in White River – Save the dates for fun and educational events near and on the river June 17 and 18. Details are being ironed out but will include presentations and fun at the Montshire Museum, paddling on the river at Kilowatt Park, worship with Bishops from across New England. It should be a great couple of days so plan on partaking! More information to follow. Keep alert!!
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.
Contemplative Quiet Prayer and Meditation - is held in our sanctuary 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. All are welcome!
Listen Community Dinner - The four remaining 2017 dates are: May 15, July 17, September 18, and November 20th. If anyone who would like to assist Holly or a family wanting to plan a meal and help in the Listen Kitchen, please contact Holly. Thank you.
Knit and Purl Fellowship - meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 in our Parish House. All are welcome and all crafts are welcome.
Caring for Our Most Vulnerable Children - Do you want to contribute to the well-being of the children in your community? Consider volunteering as a court-appointed children’s advocate – become a Guardian ad Litem. There are many children in the Family Court system because of abuse, neglect, delinquency or custody disputes.Volunteering to become a Guardian ad Litem means YOU can be a voice for a child and speak to their best interests during the court process - helping get them to a safe, permanent home quickly. Comprehensive training and ongoing support are provided. Next 3 day training is May 3, 10, 17 at the Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction, VT. To inquire about the VT Guardian ad Litem program and/or obtain an application, please email Alicia.email@example.com or visit the website at www.vermontjudiciary.org/gtc/Family/GAL.aspx.
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St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson, Senior Warden; Greg Taylor, Junior Warden; Bev Barton; Jon Chaffee; Cindy Dale; Holly Hall; Stuart Johnson; Rich Kremer; John Monfette.
Please send event and prayer updates to firstname.lastname@example.org
April 24 – Bible Study
April 25 – Vestry Meeting
April 27 - Worship Committee
April 30 – St. Paul’s Quarterly Meeting
May 2 – Caring Ministry Team
May 21 – LISTEN Dinner
June 3 -Bargain Bin
May 31 – July 9 – River of Life: Connecticut River Pilgrimage
- 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