The Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 21, 2017
O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; 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 Sixth Sunday of Easter)
May 21, 2017– 10:00 - Who’s Who
Greeter – Christine Davidson; Host – Roy Black; Scripture – Barb Coulter and Andrew Pillsbury;
Psalm and Prayers – Marge Brenan; Chalice – Pam Hanson and Joan Lawrence Studebaker;
Announcements – Rich Kremer; Counters – Jane Carroll and Cindy Dale; Altar Guild – Bev and
Greg Taylor; Verger – Doug Jenisch; Coffee Hour – The Lather and Hanson Families;
Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan
May 22 – Office Hours, 9-12
May 23 - Office Hours, 9-12
May 26 – Sabbath Day,
May 27 – Sabbath Day
Please send event and prayer updates to firstname.lastname@example.org
May 21 – Concerned about Racial Justice Gathering
May 23 – Valley Terrace Worship
May 24 – Vigil of the Ascension Potluck and Taizé
June 3 -Bargain Bin
June 4 – Pentecost Sunday
June 14 – Small Group Training
June 17 and 18 – 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.
PLEDGE UPDATE –The total pledge amount for 2017 is $118,000. As of April 30, $34,966 toward that amount has come in. This is about 30% of the total amount. April 30 is one third of the way through the year, so our budgeted YTD budget is $39,333. As you can see we are slightly behind in our payments. If you are behind in your pledge payments, we invite you to bring them up to date. Thank you, Dave Davison and the Finance Committee
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.
MAY 21 - We welcome The Lake Sunapee Area Flute Choir this Sunday.
Prelude Amazing Grace...arr. Ervin Monroe
Gradual Badinerie...J.S. Bach
Offertory Anthem Ashokan Farewell...arr. Ricky Lombardo
Communion: How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place...J. Brahms
Postlude: Comedians' Gallop...arr. Ricky Lombardo
May 21 – UTO REMINDER – we are still accepting UTO (United Thank Offering) blue boxes or checks made out to St. Paul’s with UTO in the memo line. Last year well over $1,000,000 was given out as UTO grants for world projects - one to Rock Point here in Vermont.
May 21 - Concern about Racial Justice (CARJ) . . . small group style
CARJ will have it's rescheduled meeting this Sunday, May 21st, at 11:30. After a short time of spiritual reflection, the group will discuss a 22 minute video on whiteness and race, available through this link:
https://vimeo.com/147760743 People are encouraged to watch it before the meeting (as we won't be showing it!), but are also welcome to come and share the conversation if they have not!
May 22 – Bible Study, 7 PM in the Parish House – all are welcome. We will be focusing on Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 and John 17:1-11 . Each meeting is a self-contained unit – all are welcome.
May 24 – The Vigil of the Acsension Potluck and Taizé Worship – 5:30 PM potluck dinner and 7:00 PM worship. This is a beautiful service of music, prayer, scripture and meditation. All are welcome!
June 4 is Pentecost – remember to wear red. Joan Lawrence–Studebaker will be preaching.
June 18 – 8 and 10 AM – The Rt. Rev. Bud Cedarholm will be our preacher and guest musician. This one of the activities of The River of Life Pilgrimage.
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, rice and cereal. Their current wish list items are: waterproof tarps, 1-2 person tents, sleeping mats and bags and laundry detergent.
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, Vigil for Racial Justice.