The Fifth Sunday of Easter – May 14, 2017
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (BCP, Collect for The Fifth Sunday of Easter)
May 14, 2017– 10:00 - Who’s Who
Greeter – Davis; Host – Davison; Scripture – Louise Pietsch and Amy Brown;
Psalm and Prayers – Elizabeth Higgins; Chalice – Kate Conner and Leslie Black;
Announcements – Stuart Johnson; Counters – Jill Fisher and Pete Lepre;
Altar Guild – Bev and Greg Taylor; Verger – Holly Hall; Coffee Hour – The Men
of St. Paul’s; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan
May 15 – Office Hours, 9-12
May 16 - Office Hours, 9-12
May 19 – Sabbath Day,
May 20 – Sabbath Day
Please send event and prayer updates to firstname.lastname@example.org
May 14 – Mother’s Day, UTO In-gathering and Brookside Worship
May 15 – LISTEN Dinner
May 21 – Concerned about Racism Meeting
May 24 – Vigil of the Ascension Potluck and Taizé
June 3 -Bargain Bin
June 4 – Pentecost Sunday
June 14 – Small Group Training
May 31 – July 9 – River of Life: Connecticut River Pilgrimage
Nursery Room – From now until Bargain Bin the Nursery Room will be used to store books for Bargain Bin. Nursery care will be provided in the main Parish Hall throughout this time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this time of preparation.
A Card Shower for Dorothy Pillsbury - Send words of encouragement and support to Dorothy as she heals from a leg fracture. At this time, the family has requested that we don’t visit Dorothy, but send her cards.
Cedar Hill Rehabilitation
49 Cedar Hill Dr.
Windsor, VT 05089
Bike Drive to Benefit Migrant Farmworkers in the Upper Valley - Most of these farmworkers don't drive or have a car, they could really use a bike to get around. With access to bikes, migrant farmworkers will have increased mobility and independence, as they won't have to depend on others for transportation to the grocery store or to visit family and friends at nearby farms. Ultimately, we aim to tackle the isolation prevalent in migrant farmworker communities, and we think bikes will tackle this problem two-fold, both in a practical and recreational way. Our goal is to collect 15 bikes by the end of May. If you are interested in donating a bike, or connecting us with someone who might be interested, please e-mail me directly at Josefina.A.Ruiz.email@example.com.
Help Needed May 13, 14, or 15 - Pam’s Mom will be moving from PA to Harvest Hill. We need to pick up a dresser which was purchased and move it from the Wilder Commerce Park to Harvest Hill on one of the above listed dates. The dresser is 62L x 33H x 19D with a mirror that comes off. If you have a pickup truck or a large vehicle and can help, please contact Pam at 603-558-1239 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details and contact info for the seller. Thank you all so much for your support of my family and me.
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.
May 14 – Brookside Worship Service – Our next Eucharist Service at Brookside is Sunday, May 14th, 2-2:30. Volunteers should arrive at 1:45 to help set up the dining room and welcome residents to our service. Our last Brookside service this spring will be June 11th with no services in July and August. Brookside services will resume on the second Sunday in September at 2-2:30.
May 15 - Listen Community Dinner - We still need two more volunteers to help in the kitchen 3pm-5:45. We also still need two more pans of brownies, one pan makes ten brownies. Please contact Holly if you can help. July 17th will be our next Listen Community Dinner. If two people or a family are interested in planning and organizing the July 17th Listen dinner, please contact Holly who is willing to assist or answer questions. The last two Listen Dinner dates in 2017 are September 18th and November 20th.
May 21 - Concern about Racism - After church on Sunday, May 21st you’re invited to discuss the video on White Privilege. The link for that video is: https://vimeo.com/147760743
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, tuna, soup and canned tomatoes (diced/whole/stewed).
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 Prayer and Meditation - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:30-6:30 in our sanctuary. This is a quiet time to center and ground yourself. You are welcome to come for a time that is best for you or, stay the whole hour. All are welcome!
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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.
- 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, Vig