The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – July 23, 2017

Proper 11A


Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (The Collect for Proper 11, BCP)


Readings for Sunday


Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23
Romans 8:12-25
Matthew 13:24-30,36-43

Upcoming Events

Please send event and prayer updates to


              July 24 – Bible Study

              September 10 – Welcome Home Sunday

              September 16 – All Parish Retreat

              November 12 – MICAH Event



July 23 – 9:00 - Who’s Who

Greeter – Holly Hall; Host – David and Christine Davison; Readers – Cindy Cameron and Louise Pietsch; Psalm and Prayers- Bev Barton; Chalice – Doug Jenisch and Karen Smith; Announcements – John Monfette; Counters – Cindy Dale and Pam Hanson; Altar Guild – Carol Knight, Barb Lather and Colleen Warren; Verger – Doug Jenisch; Coffee Hour -Doug Jenisch; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan



Scott’s Schedule

      July 24 - Office Hours, 9-12

      July 25 - Office Hours, 9-12

      July 28 – Sabbath Day

      July 29 – Sabbath Day

     July 30 following worship - August 2 – brief vacation



Summer Worship Schedule begins this week – July 2 – 7:30 and 9 am.



2017 UVIP Micah Heroes – November 12th - Mark your calendar today -  - In July and August, think of parishioners who exemplify living by doing justice, loving kindness and walk humbly with God. Please submit names in writing to a Vestry member through August. In September, the Vestry will announce St. Paul's Micah Hero/Heroes.  More information will follow in the weeks ahead.



Summer Lunch Thank You! - We had a great week at St. Paul's preparing the summer lunches. We served a total of 150 lunches for the week.  I would like to thank you for all your support.  We had a full kitchen everyday, sharing stories and laughter while we prepared the lunches.  It wouldn't have been possible without all the food and money donations, thank you so much for your generosity.  The lunches were gratefully received each day by the Americorps volunteer and several of the children.  It was a great week and continues to be an important outreach to our community. Barb Coulter


Update from Geri Williams is recovering quite well from her fall. She visited her doctor on Monday and they found that screws had moved slightly. They told her this happens but take it a little easy for the next few days. They will check her shoulder again next Monday. She has requested our prayers during her recovery. Cards may be sent to: Geri Williams, c/o Dan Williams, 19 Grove Street, Arlington, MA 02476.


Update on Bud Cederholm – Bud is happy to report that he is driving and walking with a cane! We are trying to find a date in September/October for him to come to St. Paul’s and preach. Watch for more details.



Alleluia! Open Golf Tournament - As we approach our 6th Alleluia! Open Golf Tournament on September 9 at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vermont, we are grateful for the generosity of so many people and organizations who have made this tournament a huge success.  Thanks to you we have raised over $49,000 for children, those in need, the environment, and educational opportunities for youth and adults around our state and world.  Last year over $11,000 was given thanks to many businesses, parishes, and individuals.


Every dollar from sponsors and gifts and prizes goes directly to the AlleluiaFund ministries of the Episcopal Church in Vermont.  The gifts support The Rock Point Camp for youth and children, Global and Domestic outreach of many kinds, St. Paul’s Cathedral ministries of arts and education, and the care of our Rock Point property as a sanctuary of natural beauty, renewal, and education for thousands. Additional information about these various ministries can be found on our website at .


This year our goal for the Open is to raise $12,000 to support the overall goal of the AlleluiaFund of $40,000.  Please help us with a monetary gift or raffle items or prizes to help support these ministries in their service and witness.  Also, please join us on September 9 at the Basin Harbor Club for a fun golf outing with great food. To register to play in the Alleluia Open either as a team of four or as an individual who will be paired with others to form a team.




July 24 – Bible Study, 7 PM in the Parish House – all are welcome. This is a fun group filled with sharing of personal stories and lots of laughter. We will be focusing on Genesis 29:15-28, Romans 8:26-39, and
Matthew 13:31-33,44-52. Each meeting is a self-contained unit and everyone is welcome!


July 25 – Valley Terrace Worship Service – at 2 PM. Please join Sally and I as we bring communion to the residents of Valley Terrace. We have a great time worshiping, singing and sharing fellowship together. All are welcome! Interested? – speak to Scott


July 30 - Jonathan Brennan - will share his time at the Episcopal Youth Event 2017 in Oklahoma on Sunday, July 30, at the sermon time.




Hartford Dismiss House Block Party - Come celebrate with us! You are invited to Hartford Dismas House's 3rd Annual Block Party and BBQ on Monday, July 24th from 4:30-6:30pm.  Free food thanks to Mascoma Bank, entertainment, raffles of various Upper Valley establishments and more.  PLUS, music provided by DJ MEGA.  RSVP to Renée DePalo: or on facebook at: or just show up!



Knit and Purl Fellowship -meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in Parish House, 6:30 pm. All are welcome and all handcrafts are welcome. 


Contemplative Prayer and Meditation - is a quiet hour of peace to connect with self and with God as you are  filled with  inner peace and strength for the days ahead. Contemplative Prayer is the 1st and 3rd

 Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30. Parishioners, friends, family, neighbors and others are welcome!


Weston PrioryAnyone can attend services at Weston Priory during the week or weekend. Best to check their web page for times of services and days Brothers are on monthly Sabbath or retreat.  Holly will be going once or twice a month through the summer and you are welcome to join her.                                                 


+ + + + +


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.



Ongoing Reminders

  • 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.
  • Wednesday Morning Group Meeting – every Wednesday 9:30-11:00am -- Anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Worship Team meets – 2nd Thursday of the month in the Parish House at 4pm, all are welcome to attend.
  • Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • Brookside Nursing Home Church Services – We are currently on summer leave - - Second Sunday of each month (Sept-June) from 2-2:30 pm. If you would like more information about this service, please contact Holly.
  • Valley Terrace Church Service – Please join us! - Fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 PM.
  • 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.
AuthorSaint Pauls