Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. (BCP, Collect for Epiphany I)
Readings for Sunday – January 7
January 7 – 10:00 - Who’s Who
Verger – Nancy Snyder;
Greeter – Cindy Cameron;
Host – Marge White;
Readers – Peacebother Jimichael and Pete LaPre;
Psalm and Prayers – Bev Barton;
Chalice – Kate Conner and Leslie Black;
Announcements – Holly Hall;
Counters – Karen Smith and Kate Conner;
Altar Guild – St. Paul’s Altar Guild;
Coffee Hour – Ray Miner and Pete LaPre;
Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan
January 8 – Office Hours, 9-12; Bible Study, 7:00 PM
January 9 – Dentist Appointment
January 10 – Office Hours, 9-12; Leadership Meeting 3:30 PM
January 12 – Sabbath Day
January 13 – Sabbath Day
Please send event and prayer updates to firstname.lastname@example.org
January 9 – Caring Ministries Meeting
January 16 – Vestry Meeting
January 27 – St. Paul’s Annual Meeting and potluck
Thank You - Thank you all for your generous Christmas Gift. Your thoughtfulness and generosity completely overwhelmed us. Thank you also for your love, prayers and flexibility during the birth and surgery of our first granddaughter. Thank you! Scott and Beth
January 7 - is that last day for our Advent Table – If you brought items for our Advent Table and would like them back please take them with you after worship on Sunday, January 9. We will be dismantling it before the following Sunday. Thank you - Scott
January 8 – Bible Study – from 7-8:30 in the parish house. We will be focusing on the readings for January 14 - 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20), 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and John 1:43-51. This is a standalone session – no prior experience or involvement is necessary. All are welcome! For more information, please talk to Scott.
January 9 - Caring Ministries - our next meeting will be January 9th, 7pm, at the Parish House.
January 16 – Vestry Meeting – 6:30 in the Parish House
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 email@example.com no later than Monday, Jan. 22.. Feel free to contact Paula if you have any questions.
January 27 – Annual Meeting of the parish with potluck dinner
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, Scott
Help Needed - Collecting Boxes - This week, Mary Corrigan spoke with me about her move from a second floor apartment at Quail Hollow to first floor apartment. That move will happen on January 13th.
Mary has people helping her move, but she has asked for help with collecting boxes for packing kitchen wares, etc. If anyone can help collect boxes for Mary, please give her a call to make arrangements for delivery to Quail Hollow. Thanks, Holly Hall
Listen Community Dinners Schedule is out and here are our dates - Lisa, an employee at Listen, has sent me the 2018 dates for the dinners St. Paul's is to organize and plan. We volunteer to prepare and serve a meal every other month beginning in January. We have been assigned the third Monday of those months. The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday, and Listen is closed that day (and on all other holidays.) Therefore we were asked to provide a meal on Wednesday, January 31st. January 31st is four weeks away and help is needed to plan the meal (main course and a dessert), prepare the food and volunteer in the Listen Kitchen that evening from 3:00-5:45. If you are able to help plan this meal, please contact Holly Hal on or before Sunday, January 7th. Thanks, Holly The remaining dates for 2018 are: March 19th, May 15th, July 16th, September 17th, and
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"
The Haven’s Top 5 Most Needed Items: oatmeal, tuna fish, peanut butter, soap, toothpaste & brushes, and personal care items for women. All items collected at the church are brought to the Haven Food Shelf.
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.
Contemplative Prayer and Meditation- Contemplative Prayer and Meditation is held 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30 pm, in the sanctuary. This is a time of silent prayer and meditation; a way to escape the busyness of our everyday lives and sit with God. All are welcome.
Weston Priory- all are welcome to Weston Priory Services. Please check their web page for service schedules. Holly Hall will be attending services occasionally, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to join her.
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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.
- 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.
- Executive Leadership Group 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.