The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost – July 30, 2017

Proper 12A


O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  (The Collect for Proper 12, BCP)


Readings for Sunday – July 30


Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33,44-52


July 30 – 9:00 - Who’s Who

Greeter – Penny McClure; Host – Brennan; Readers – Amy Brown and Barb Coulter; Psalm and Prayers- Karen Smith; Chalice – Joyce Mechling and Nancy Snyder; Announcements – Pam Hanson; Counters – Greg Taylor and Jon Chaffee; Altar Guild – Carol Knight, Barb Lather and Colleen Warren; Verger – Holly Hall; Coffee Hour – Beth Neal; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan




The Transfiguration of our Lord – August 6, 2017

O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  (The Collect for The Transfiguration, BCP)


Readings for Sunday – August 6

Exodus 34:29-35

2 Peter 1:13-21

Luke 9:28-36

Psalm 99 or 99:5-9


August 6 – 9:00 - Who’s Who – The Rt. Rev Stewart Wood, presiding

Greeter – Jane and Dick Davis; Host – Roy Black; Readers – Andrew Pillsbury and Jimichael Ximenes-Engels; Psalm and Prayers- Andrew Pillsbury; Chalice – Kate Conner and Leslie Black; Announcements – Greg Taylor; Counters – ??? and John Monfette; Altar Guild – Carol Knight, Barb Lather and Colleen Warren; Verger – Nancy Snyder; Coffee Hour – Colleen Warren and Mary Corrigan; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan



The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 13, 2017

Proper 14A

 Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.   (The Collect for Proper 14, BCP)


Readings for Sunday – August 13

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Psalm 105, 1-6, 16-22, 45b
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33


August 13 – 9:00 - Who’s Who – The Rev Lisa Ransom, presiding

Greeter – Christine Davison; Host – Nancy Snyder; Readers – Pete LePre and Joyce Mechling; Psalm and Prayers – Elizabeth Higgins; Chalice – Pam Hanson and Joan Lawrence-Studebaker ; Announcements – Bev Barton; Counters – ??? and Bev Barton; Altar Guild – Carol Knight, Barb Lather and Colleen Warren; Verger – Leslie Black; Coffee Hour -???; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan



Upcoming Events

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               August 15 – Vestry

              September 10 – Welcome Home Sunday

              September 16 – All Parish Retreat

              November 12 – MICAH Event



Scott’s Schedule – Vacation July 30 following 9 AM worship through August 16


Summer Worship Schedule – July 2 – September 3 – 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.


Update on Geri Williams Geri has requested our prayers during her recovery from a fall. She is currently staying with her son Dan in the Boston area. Cards may be sent to: Geri Williams, c/o Dan Williams, 19 Grove Street, Arlington, MA 02476.


Prayers for August 21 - Holly will be away August 14-21. Please contact Paula Stevens with prayer requests either for Prayer Ministry or for the church bulletin.


Welcome Name Buttons - Currently Paula and Holly are making the Name Buttons for our parishioners. If you have lost your Button or if you are coming to St. Paul's services and do not have a Button, please let Paula or Holly know and they will make one for you. Please let them know something special you enjoy doing and the image will be part of your Name Button.



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 Alleluia Fund 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 Alleluia Fund 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.



August 10 – Worship Meeting is Cancelled due to Scott’s vacation.


August 15 – Vestry Meeting – Vestry will meet on August 15 at 6:30 in the Parish House. All are welcome!


August 28 – Bible Study – Due to Scott’s vacation, our next Bible Study meeting will be August 28 at 7 PM in the Parish House.


September 18 - Listen Community Dinner (LCD) - Our next LCD will be September 18th.  I need a volunteer to assist me. Please let me know if you are interested.  A sign up sheet will be posted four weeks prior to 8/18, week of Aug. 28th. The last Listen Dinner in 2017 will be November 20th.


November 7 - Caring Ministries Meeting - Caring Ministries meets every other month on first Tuesday of the month at 7pm in our Parish House. If you would like to be part of Caring Ministries, please come to our next meeting September 5th. Our last meeting in 2017 will be November 7th.  


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.                                                 


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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.


 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.
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