Announcements for Sunday, January 21, 2018
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (BCP, Collect for Epiphany 3)
Readings for Sunday – January 21
January 21 – 10:00 - Who’s Who
Verger – Leslie Black;
Greeter – Christine Davison;
Host – Holly Hall;
Readers – Karen Smith and Dede Mackie;
Psalm and Prayers – Nancy Snyder;
Chalice – Doug Jenisch and Jane Carroll;
Nursery – Beth Neal
Announcements – John Monfette;
Counters – Jane Carroll and Cindy Dale;
Altar Guild – St. Paul’s Altar Guild;
Coffee Hour – ???;
Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan
January 22 – Office Hours, 9-12; Bible Study, 7:00 PM
January 23 – Office Hours, 9-12; Vestry, 6:30-8:30 PM
January 27 – Sabbath Day – Annual Meeting
January 28 – Sabbath Day
Please send event and prayer updates to firstname.lastname@example.org
January 27 – St. Paul’s Annual Meeting and potluck
February 13 – Shrove Tuesday Dinner
February 14 – Ash Wednesday
April 1 - Easter Sunday
Photos Wanted - If you have pictures from 2017 showing our life together in worship, fellowship or serving the community, please send them to me at email@example.com. Thanks, Scott
January 22 – Bible Study – from 7-8:30 in the parish house. We will be focusing on the readings for January 14 - Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, and Mark 1:21-28. This is a standalone session – no prior experience or involvement is necessary. All are welcome! For more information, please talk to Scott.
January 22 – Annual Report Reports are due to Paula Stevens – - It's that time again! If you are the point person for a ministry, activity, or committee at St. Paul's, this is the time to start drafting your report for 2017. Everything we do at St. Paul's should have some mention in the Annual Report which serves as our parish history and as a guide to anyone interested in who and what we are. Please email your reports to Paula Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, Jan. 22. Feel free to contact Paula, if you have any questions.
January 27 – Annual Meeting of the Parish - Hope you will attend!
5:30 PM – Potluck Dinner
6:15 PM our Annual Meeting
Rides to Annual Meeting - January 27th, St. Paul's will have our annual meeting and we hope many or all of you will attend. We will have pot luck dinner at 5:30pm followed with annual meeting at 6:15. If you like a ride to our Annual Meeting or if you could be a driver, please contact Holly Hall before the January 25th. Thank you.
February 2-3 – Trinity Institute 2018: Values in Action - St. James’, Woodstock is a host site for viewing the Trinity Institute again this year. All are invited to view this important seminar. To register to attend at the host site or for more information about this seminar click on the link above.
February 3 – April 12 - Interested in Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation of Faith – The Rev. Lis Ransom, interim at St. James’ Woodstock, The Rev. Jennie Anderson, Priest in Partnership, St. Barnabas, Norwich and I, are working together to hold a series of seminars, workshops and worship events to prepare anyone interested in Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation of Faith this spring. We were thinking this is a great way for the Episcopal Churches in the area to pool resources and people interested in this part of their spiritual journey. We will come together in a larger group setting and focus on what it means to be an Episcopalian today. The first meeting of the group will be to attend some portion of the Trinity Institute seminar on February 3 at St. James’ Woodstock.
February 4 – Parish Discretionary Fund Ingathering –On Sunday, February 4 the loose offering and any checks marked Discretionary Fund in the memo are 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. 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 outreach ministry of our Parish. Thank you, Scott
Are you Interested in serving on Sunday Morning? Are you feeling called to read or serve chalice? Greet people at the door or leader the prayers? If so, speak to our new server schedulers, Amy Brown and Weezie Pietsch and/or sign-up. They are about to create our next schedule. Scott will be holding training sessions for each of server roles in the next few weeks.
Good Neighbor Health Clinic Dinners
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 1 st Tuesday of each month, delivered by 4pm,
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!
There will be a sign up-sheet posted in the Parish Hall this coming Sunday.
Contact Pam Hanson with any questions: 603-558- 1239 or email@example.com
2018 Listen Community Dinners – Our first Listen dinner is on Wednesday, January 31. Thank you to everyone who signed up last week to prepare and serve food for the January 31st Listen Dinner – we are all set! The remaining Listen Dinner are all Mondays: March 19th, May 15th, July 16th, September 17th (meal will be planned by Barwood Family), and November 19th.
Contemplative Prayer and Meditation- is 1st and 3rd Wednesday 5:30-6:30. With cold nights, we can take time wherever we are to Pray and Meditate. Time to speak to God and listen to God in silence or out loud.
Weston Priory Services - Brothers at Weston Priory welcome everyone at their services. Please check their web site to see when Brothers are on Sabbatical or on Retreat.
We are still accepting nominations for new vestry members – we have two and three-year terms available. We need at least one more nomination to fill the vestry (9 members). Please prayerfully consider joining our vestry. Details can be found on the yellow nomination form on the shelf outside the sanctuary doors by the window. If you have questions regarding vestry, please contact Pam Hanson or Scott.
Aging with Dignity Course – Facilitator Training - There was interest at St. Paul's from some, to be trained as a facilitator for conducting the UVIP course entitled "Useful Tools for Aging with Dignity"
Bible Study - meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 PM in the Parish house. Each gathering is totally independent of previous gatherings. No experience necessary. Come and explore the readings for the following Sunday. All are Welcome.
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. If you have questions, please contact Holly Hall or Susan Pillsbury.
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St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson (’19), Senior Warden; Greg Taylor (’19), Junior Warden; Bev Barton (’18); Jon Chaffee (’18); Cindy Dale (’18); Holly Hall (’19); Rich Kremer (’20); John Monfette (’20).
- Discretionary Fund Reminder – First Sunday of every month. Please be as generous as possible.
- Rector’s Council Meeting – every Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm -- Anyone is welcome to attend.
- Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
- Valley Terrace Church Service – Please join us! – The fourth Tuesday of every month at 3 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.