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. (1979 Book of Common Prayer, Proper 12)



2 Samuel 11:1-15
Psalm 14
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21


Scott’s Schedule

July 30 – Office Hours 9-12

July 31 – Office Hours 9-12

Aug 1 – Comp. Day

Aug 2 – Comp Day

Aug 3 – Sabbath Day

Aug 4 – Sabbath Day


Who’s Who at 10 AM

                              Presider and Preacher – The Rev. Diane Root

                              Verger – Doug Jenisch

                              Greeter – Holly Hall

                              Host – Marge White

                              Readers – Kate Conner and Rich Kremer

                              Psalms and Prayers – Karen Smith

                              Chalice Bearers – Judi Shank and Joan Lawrence-Studebaker

                              Assisting Clergy – Bambi

                              Nursery Care –  Beth

                              Announcements – Geri Williams

                              Coffee Hour – ???

                              Counters – Andrew Pillsbury and Harry Kendrick

                              Altar Guild – St. Paul’s Altar Guild

                              Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan, Doug Jenisch



St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson (’19), Senior Warden; Greg Taylor (’19), Junior Warden; Holly Hall (’19); Rich Kremer (’20); Molly Castaldo (’20); Andrew Pillsbury (’20); Bev Barton (’21); Dick Davis (’21) and Geri Williams (’21).


Upcoming Events

Please send event and prayer updates to announcements.spc@gmail.com


                       August 21 – Vestry Meeting

                       September 9 – Welcome Back Sunday

                       September 23 – Quarterly Meeting of the Parish 

                       September 29 – Special Diocesan Convention       

                       October 6 – Parish Retreat



Prayer Requests


For the Church:  Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Thomas our bishop, and Rob his NH colleague; Scott our Priest and Diana our Deacon; for St. Luke’s Church, St. Albans; for L’Englise Anglicane au Rwanda




For us as a people, that we may uproot all forms of violence, discrimination and injustice, especially those based in racism, religious intolerance, gender and sexual bias and promote mutual understanding and trust. For our community partners who serve neighbors in need, and for the United Nations and all who work for peace.


For those bearing the responsibility of leadership, especially Donald our president, Phil and Chris our governors, our legislators and judges, and all who do the work of governance.


For those who serve in the Armed Forces: Alden; Ryan, Isaac, Eric, Tom, Terry, Jesse, Niki, Simon, Mick, Grant.


For refugees; for exploiters and the exploited; for those committing acts of terror,

      that their hearts may be turned to peace.


For the sick: _____


For those asking our prayers: Joan; Joyce and her family; Robert Cameron and family; Chris Howard; Margery; Jerry; Dan and Carol Leon; Eric, Amy and their new born baby; Lincoln Thomas; EJ; Samantha, James and Lexi; Mary Corrigan; Goel;  Isaac and Carrol; Jay Burzak; Mary Ellen; Mary B.; Jack Belding; Duffy; Nick; Michael T.; Sekula Duffy; Jim Sires; Fred and Patsy White; Alex, Laurie and family; Edwin and Eduardo; Geri; Candy; Betsy Townsend; Nate; Jon; Akash, Akhila; Nived, Jecin, Renjith, and Navathej, our godchildren in India; Jocelyn, our godchild in Honduras and the entire LAMB community; the poor and the oppressed, for the unemployed; for the homeless and the destitute; for refugees; for prisoners and captives; for those affected by the violence and natural disasters around the world, hurricanes, fires and floods.


For those who have died: Roger Vaughan; Aidan Nagle; Joe Goebel;__________.


In thanksgiving:; For the addition of Jenny Thomas to our staff as the office assistant, thiis parish family; for vestry and their hard work; for all good gifts around us; for children and grandchildren; for the gift of faith; for the hope of peace.



Please contact Holly Hall with your prayer requests.



New Office Assistant - We are pleased to announce that we have hired, Jenny Thomas, as our new part-time office assistant. Jenny is a parishioner at St. Barnabas in Norwich. She started on July 24 and is learning our process for creating our bulletins, lectionary inserts, lectern readings and more. More and more administrative tasks will be moved to Jenny as she learns our systems.


Parish Announcements - I would like to remind you that all announcements for the parish ‘announcements’ are to be sent to announcements.spc@gmail.com Jenny will be the one collecting and editing the announcements on a weekly basis and it will be helpful to have everything in one place, not spread over multiple email accounts. Thanks, Scott.


Sad News - I am sad to let folks know that former church member, Roger Vaughan has died.  Roger and Martha used to donate maple syrup to St. Paul's meals and enormous wreaths for our stained-glass windows at Christmas.  Martha sometimes brought a calf to church for the Blessing of the Animals.  Bev Barton                   May Roger’s soul and the soul of all the departed rest in peace.



Vestry News - Your Vestry met on 17 July with everyone present except Molly Castaldo.  Diana Collins briefly reported on how the Outreach Committee (Susan Pillsbury, Marg Brennen, Dede Mackie and Barbara Rector) allocates our outreach contributions each quarter and we discussed how to make more transparent our donations to various local, national and international needs.  We spent the remainder of the meeting discussing notes from the June 9th quarterly meeting, when the parish met to discuss the long-term future mission of St. Paul’s, its long-term financial base and potentially new ways to use our land and property (the ‘air rights’ question).  Vestry members felt that many parishioners at the quarterly meeting had expressed a willingness to consider alternate uses of our land, had urged us to cautiously and prayerfully gather information about various options, had emphasized a desire to focus on mission before bricks and mortar, and had realized that we will need more time to listen to each other and to make space for everyone in the parish to express their opinions.  We decided to schedule the next quarterly meeting for Sunday, 23 September.  Topics for discussion will include the state of our finances in the intermediate future and the calling of a working group to start exploring various options for a long-term, sustainable use of our property.  Our meeting ended with prayer led by Pam. Reported by Rich Kremer, Clerk of the Vestry



Stuart & Annalee Johnson visiting our area for Concerts!  "Just wanted to let you know my band actually got booked for a couple shows July 26th and 27th in and near the upper valley. So Annalee and I decided to make a vacation out of it. Sadly, due to traveling and vacation days, we are not able to come on a Sunday to visit everyone. So, I wanted to extend the invitation to the shows, please pass along to the "fun group" at St Paul's, or whoever is interested."
July 26th
Warner NH Main Street Stage
16 E Main St, Warner, NH 03278
7 PM-9 PM
This one is special because there is a full PA system, sound person and it is an outdoor concert. Blankets and camping chairs recommended! 
July 27th
Salt Hill Pub Lebanon Downtown
8-11 PM
This one is later in the day, and we are running our own sound. Closer but later 😉



Education for Ministry – EFM - We invite you to give consideration to your spiritual journey by exploring the EFM (Education for Ministry) program. EFM is a four year program that enables one to dig deeper into the Christian faith. the program of study includes the Bible, church history and theological study.  What makes EFM unique is the time spent on reflection and how the ideas and insights revealed connect the traditional faith with one’s life experience. The most dynamic groups engage a variety of religions background, denominations and beliefs. The curriculum was developed by the Episcopal School of Theology in Sewanee TN It has been used for many years and in many countries.  Sewanee provides annual facilitator training. If this intrigues you or if you have questions, call Leslie Black or Katy Chaffee who are facilitating a group that meets at St. Paul’s in White River Junction on Thursday nights 5:30-8:00pm beginning September 13th.  Katy – 603-298-7623, katy.chaffee@gmail.com.  Leslie – 802-272-9664, lblack117@comcast.net.



Summer Lunch Program- Please Save the Dates August 13-17 - This year St. Paul’s will participate in the Summer Lunch Program in August.  This program delivers lunches throughout the summer to the children living at Northwoods and Hollow Drives, two low income housing developments in White River Junction.  I will be away till the first Sunday in August but can be reached by email if you have questions. There have been some changes to how the program will be done this year, so I thought the easiest way to inform everyone is to share the email information I received.  [The email is printed at the bottom of the email announcements.]  We will not be packing individual brown bags.  We will meet daily to make the sandwiches and gather the other donations for delivery. I have hung signup sheets in the Parish Hall for food, and volunteering.  As always if you find it easier to make a monetary donation those are greatly appreciated as well.  Thank you, St. Paul’s, for your continued support of this important program, this makes a real difference to the children in our community. Barb Coulter



Ministry of the Lawn - Summer Lawn Care - There is a need for volunteers to take on the task of mowing the lawn on the Church property. This takes approximately 2 hours per week using the riding mower and the push mower for trimming. Test drives are available! If you are able to help with this there is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall on the bulletin board. Please feel free to contact Greg Taylor at 603-667-1464.



Listen Community Dinner - Thank you to everyone who prepared food, bought food and helped in the Listen Kitchen Monday evening preparing food and serving. The Summer Dinner was a big success thanks to all of you!  Our next dinner will be September 17th and our last 2018 Listen Community Dinner will be November 19th and the meal will be planned by Justin, Becky, Morgan, Joseph, and Madison Barwood.



Scheduling Meeting Roomsas we begin to move forward with the looking for and hiring of office help it is important that our parish meetings get on our calendar of events. This will be more critical as we move forward, but now is the time to get in the habit of requesting meeting space through the office. Our buildings get used by outside groups it is important that we avoid as many conflicts over space as possible.



The Mountain - - - Do you receive ‘The Mountain’, the Episcopal Church in Vermont twice a month newsletter? Do you want to know what the Bishop’s Discernment and Nominating Committee (BDNC) is up to? When trainings are being offered? What’s happening in Bennington? And so much more, register to receive an online version of the newsletter here.



Reading the Mountain - Questions arose at our June 27 Meeting regarding The Mountain. The Mountain can be read either online, with embedded links to more information, through your email. Or you can choose to read or print a PDF version that expands all the articles.



Calendar Events


August 14 – Concerned about Racial Justice - On Tuesday evening, August 14th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM the Concerned About Racial Justice group will meet to discuss TEARS WE CANNOT STOP by Michael Eric Dyson.  This best-selling non-fiction book is subtitled "A Sermon to White America" and addresses the crisis in race relations in the United States. The meeting will be held in the Parish House. Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a signup sheet posted in the Parish Hall if you'd like the group to obtain a copy for you at cost.


September 11 - Caring Ministries meeting – Caring Ministries is umbrella name that includes Prayer, Healing Prayer and Pastoral Ministries. If you would like to learn more information or would like to join either ministries, please come to our next meeting Sept. 11th..


September 17 – Listen Dinner - Our next Listen Dinner is on September 17 – watch for more details


September 23 – Quarterly Meeting of the Parish


October 6 – Parish Retreat – Mark Your Calendars today - All Parish Retreat date is Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at Camp Farnsworth in Thetford.


October 28 - Micah Celebration - Micah Celebration Event will be Sunday, October 28th in the afternoon. Please begin to think about who you recommend for our Micah Hero who ‘does justice, loves kindness and walks humbly with God’.  More information will be in August announcements.




General Announcements


Ride MinistryThe need for the Ride Ministry at St. Paul's is growing.  We need Parishioners who can help give rides to and from church on Sunday Mornings.  If you are interested in helping with this important ministry, please email or call Holly Hall - hchall50@gmail.com/ 802 295 9095) If you are in need of a ride to our church services day or evening, please contact Holly as well. 


Contemplative Prayer and Meditation - Is held in St. Paul’s Sanctuary the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:30pm. All are welcome as we take time for ourselves in time of silent prayer and meditation. This can also be experienced from home or from work. We will not gather July 4th but will gather July 18th, August 1st and 15th, September 5th and 19th. Holly Hall.


Prouty Team, Rollers and Strollers- A big thank you to everyone who gave a donation to the Prouty team, 'Rollers and Strollers'. I signed up with the team two weeks before the Prouty and I did a Wooded 5K walk with Robin, a patient I work with at 2k in Norris Cotton Cancer Center Thursday afternoons. We had a good time talking and sharing and meeting other 'strollers'. I plan to be on team, Rollers and Strollers at the next Prouty in 2019 and anyone is welcome to join in. Holly Hall.


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St. Paul’s Vestry: Pam Hanson (’19), Senior Warden; Greg Taylor (’19), Junior Warden; Holly Hall (’19); Rich Kremer (’20); Molly Castaldo (’20); Andrew Pillsbury (’20); Bev Barton (’21); Dick Davis (’21) and Geri Williams (’21).

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