The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday – April 9, 2017
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; 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 Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday)
The Liturgy of the Palms
The Liturgy of the Word
April 9, 2017– 10:00 - Who’s Who
Greeter – Barb Coulter; Host – Holly Hall; Scripture – Carl Hanson and David
Davison ; Psalm and Prayers – Karen Smith; Chalice – Judi Shank and
Kate Conner; Announcements – Greg Hanson; Counters – Stuart Johnson and
Andrew Pillsbury; Altar Guild – Altar Guild; Verger – Nancy Snyder; Coffee
Hour – Pete Lepre and Ray Miner; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan
April 10 – Holy Eucharist 7PM
April 11 – Holy Eucharist 7PM
April 12 – Holy Eucharist 7PM
April 13 – Maundy Thursday - Holy Eucharist 7PM
April 14 – Good Friday Liturgy - 7PM
April 15 – Holy Saturday – 9 AM The Great Vigil – 8 PM
April 16 – Easter Day 8 and 10 AM – Holy Eucharist
Holy Week and Easter Schedule
Sunday, April 9 – Palm Sunday 8 and 10 AM – Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist
Monday, April 10 – Monday in Holy Week – 7 PM Holy Eucharist
Tuesday, April 11 – Tuesday in Holy Week – 7 PM Holy Eucharist
Wednesday, April 12 – Wednesday in Holy Week – 7 PM Holy Eucharist
Thursday, April 13 – Maundy Thursday – 7 PM – Holy Eucharist, Setting of the Altar of Repose, Stripping of
Friday, April 14 – Good Friday – 7 PM – Reading of Passion, Prayer, Communion from the Reserve
Saturday, April 15 – Holy Saturday – 9 AM – Prayer and scripture
Saturday, April 15 – The Great Vigil of Easter – 8 PM – Lighting of the Paschal Candle, scripture, The Frist
Holy Communion of Easter
Sunday, April 16 – Easter Day – 8 and 10 AM Holy Eucharist
APRIL 1 - Altar Guild Spring Cleaning is Saturday April 1 starting at 9:00 AM. Coffee and Munchkins will be available. NOTE - we will be changing the Altar after church on the Second.
April 2 - Parish Discretionary Fund – On Sunday, April 2, 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. We are finally able to start distributing funds again. The need continues to be extremely high with requests coming in almost every day. Please be as generous as you are able. This is an important ministry of our Parish. Thank you, Scott
April 4 - Lenten Series – Having Conversations that Matter – Tuesday, April 4th our Lenten Series will continue – Having Conversations that Matter from 6:30-8:00 in the Parish Hall. We will gather for discussion and conversation. Each session is independent of the others. Hope you will join us!
April 8 - Pysanky – Ukranian Easter Eggs - A workshop for making pysanky – wax-resist dyed eggs – will be offered 2-5pm Saturday April 8th in the Parish House, upstairs. Please RSVP to Pam Hanson firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can purchase enough eggs. You don’t need to bring anything, but wear older clothes in case of any spills or splatters. Children may attend if an adult is present to assist them. A small donation to cover the cost of materials would be appreciated.
April 9 - Brookside Nursing Home Eucharist Service- Our April service will be April 9th, 2-2:30. Volunteers come at 1:45 to help set up the room. We will also have Service on May 14th and June 11th. We will continue services at Brookside Nursing Home in September.
April 24 – Bible Study – Due to Holy Week and Easter we will skip our normal April 10 gathering. We will meet next on Monday April 24 at 7 PM in the parish House. The readings for the week are Acts 2:14a,36-41, 1 Peter 1:17-23, and Luke 24:13-35 . 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.
Wood Needed - Kathryn's Girls Scout troop is looking for pile wood (1/2 inch to 3/4 inch) and 2x4’s for a project for their Silver award. They are making collection boxes for the Plainfield food shelve. They are trying to make it a green project by using leftovers from other projects. Please contact Marge Brennan if you have any leftovers.
Maundy Thursday Soup and Bread Dinner??? – Are you interested in having a simple soup and bread dinner (6 PM) on Thursday, April 13, before the Maundy Thursday service at 7 PM. If so, please gather with Pam Hanson at coffee hour to coordinate the event. This dinner will only happen if you come together and organize it. (set-up, clean-up, organize the food etc.)
From the Altar Guild -
- The envelopes for Easter Flowers are in the pews. If you are writing names for Memorial or Thanksgiving, please PRINT clearly. If you use one of the larger forms, please give it to Fr. Scott or a member of the Altar Guild.
- Memorial Communion Linens - Poster is hanging in the Parish Hall, please be sure to check it out. Donations may be made toward the project by making your check out to St. Paul's, with Memorial Linens in the memorandum line.
Thanks, Judi and Barb.
Good Friday Offering – now through Good Friday – We will be collecting toward the Good Friday Offering from Sunday, March 26 until Good Friday, April 14. This offering is collected across the Episcopal Church to support the four dioceses in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. The money collected is used to promote peace and mutual understanding through pastoral care, health care, and educational programs throughout the region. Please make checks payable to St. Paul’s with Good Friday Offering in the memo. To learn more about the Church’s work in the Middle East please visit www.episcopalchurch.org/goodfridayoffering . Thank you for generosity, Scott
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.
This Lenten season, we will also have Contemplative Prayer time April 19th. In May, we will return to 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, May 3rd and 17th.
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 9 – Palm Sunday
April 9 – Concert by Hanover High School Chorus
April 9 – 15 – Holy Week
April 16 – Easter Day
April 30 – St. Paul’s Quarterly Meeting
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 Justice.