The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany– Epiphany 5

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The Mountain


Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Readings from the Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Scott’s Schedule

 February 11 - Office Hours 9-12; Valley Terrace Service, 2 pm; Bible                         

                        Study, 7 – 8:30 pm.

 February 12 – Doctors’ appointments (all day)

 February 13 - Wisdom Council 3:30-5 PM

 February 14 - Office Hours 9-12

 February 15 - Sabbath Day; Vestry Retreat beginning 4:30

 February 16 - Vestry Retreat


Who’s Who at 10 AM   

                              Verger – Doug Jenisch

      Greeter – TBA

                              Host –Holly Hall

                              Readers – Nancy Snyder, Peter Lapré

                              Psalms and Prayers – Kristen Wood

                              Chalice Bearers – Leslie Black, Doug Jenisch

                              Assisting Clergy – Diane Root

                              Nursery Care – Pam Hanson

                              Announcements – Molly Castaldo

                              Coffee Hour – Ray Miner, Peter Lapré

                              Counters – Bev Barton, Harry Kendrick

                              Altar Guild – Barb Coulter

                              Acolytes –Kathryn Brennan, Nancy Snyder, Doug Jenisch


       St. Paul’s Vestry: Bev Barton (’21), Senior Warden; Greg Taylor (’22), Junior Warden; Rich Kremer (’20); Molly Castaldo (’20); Andrew Pillsbury (’20); Dick Davis (’21); Geri Williams (’21); Holly Hall (’22)  and Virginia Umland (’22)


Upcoming Events

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    February 8 - Movie Night

    February 9 - Diocesan Council in the Parish Hall until 3

    February 10 - Bishop’s Visitation

   February 14-15 - Vestry Retreat - Mission Farm

   February 18 - Presidents’ Day – Scott will not have office hours but Jenny will be in the office, 9 – 4.

    March 18 – Listen Community Dinner



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. Christ Church, Bethel; The Anglican Church of Canada.


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, 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:  Victoria Thomas; Lynn; Perry; Bayard; Clare; Paige; Sam; Michael Townsend; a woman with breast cancer; Jim S. and Merrellee B; Chris Collins; Diana Collins; Paige; Kate Conner; John Strosnider; Janet Belding; Kathy Belding; Fred, Patsy, Marge, Diana; Mary Corrigan; Edwin and Eduardo; Betsy Townsend; 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:

 In thanksgiving: For this 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.


Calendar Events

February 8 – Movie Night - 7pm, Friday night at the Parish Hall. We decided we will show the movie, Contact, w/ Jodie Foster a 1997 science fiction drama.

February 8 - Separated Migrant Families talk at St. Barnabas Episcopal - On Friday evening, February 8, we will focus on the “Rights of Children” at our community potluck at St. Barnabas.  Our speaker is Peter Holman, a local attorney with the law firm of Ropes & Gray, who advocates for families that have been separated at the border of Mexico and Texas. The evening will stimulate captivating conversation about his advocacy for immigrant children seeking legal status.  Peter’s work was the subject of a Valley News article this past summer. Come join us and share spiritual energy and support for this quiet, kind father. This special event of St. Barnabas is presented in collaboration with the Arts ala Carte program—a series for parents and art families of the Children’s Art Studio in Norwich. Peter is the father of a young artist at the Studio. He will be introduced by Lani Carney, of the Children’s Art Studio. We’ll gather for this “Sharing our Stories” potluck at 5:30 in the Parish Hall behind the church; after the talk we will share our meal. All are welcome. St. Barnabas is located at 262 Main Street, Norwich.  (802) 649-1923

The talk will be from 5:30 – 6:30. You can still make the movie night is you don’t stay for the potluck.


February 10 – Bishop Ely will be making his final visit to us.  Please join with us to share in this special time.

 February 11 – Church service at Valley Terrace, 2 pm, and every 2nd Monday of the month.

 February 11 - Bible Study -  readings Jeremiah 17:5-101 Corinthians 15:12-20, and

                               Luke 6:17-26

 February 15 and 16 – Vestry Retreat at Mission Farm, Killington, VT.

March 18 – Listen Community Dinner


General Announcements

Greeters- We need three more Greeters to help with rotation of Greeters throughout a month. Greeters arrive close to 9:30 Sunday morning and welcome anyone coming through the door. If you have time to help with this ministry, please be in touch with Scott or Holly

 Good Neighbor Health Clinic Dinners - St. Paul’s Church commits to provide dinner for 8-10 volunteer staff at the Clinic in downtown White River Junction on the 1st  Wednesday of each month, delivered by 4:00 pm. Please sign up on the sheet in the parish hall to provide a meal, either on your own, or as a team with others! Contact Pam Hanson if you have questions or need directions. Please note the change of day from 1st Tuesday to 1st Wednesday, at least for the winter.

Top Five Needs at the Haven – Soup, Cereal, Beans (Black, red, or white), Canned tomatoes, Canned tuna/chicken. Other Needs: shampoo, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, facial tissues (Kleenex).

 John and Tabitha Monfette- John would like to attend 10:00 service twice a month and he has asked for someone to be with Tabitha 9:30 to 12:00 while he is away.  We are looking for 4-5 volunteers    who could help  John and Tabitha  any two Sundays   January- May.   If you can help, please contact Holly for more information. 

Rides to Services - Anyone available to help with rides? We have three drivers and we need three more people to volunteer. 

  Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)  - meets monthly for education and planning.  They also offer monthly Difficult Conversations about Race gatherings at Howe Library, and sponsor three weekly vigils.  All are open to everyone! Weekly Vigils, as of March 2018: Hanover: Mon 5:30-6 PM, Hanover Green Lebanon: Tues 5-5:30 PM, corner W. Park & S. Park Sts. at Colburn Park Meriden: Weds 5-5:30 PM, SW corner Rte 120 & Main St .

 Listen Community Dinners- Our first meal in 2019 is March 18th. Holly needs someone to team with her and plan a menu which needs to be submitted by next week. We will need help cooking the main course and the dessert as well as four volunteers to help in Listen Kitchen March 18th, 3pm-5:45. A sign-up sheet will be posted on Parish Hall Bulletin Board by 2/17. St. Paul's 2019 Listen Community Dinners are on five Mondays:March 18th; May 20th; July 15th; September 16th and November 18th.

Caring Ministries - The meeting is for all those in Prayer Ministry, Healing Prayer Ministry and Pastoral Care and for anyone else who would like to be part of this important Ministry at St. Paul's.

Knit and Purl Fellowship – meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the parish house at 6:30.  All are welcome!

Silent Prayer and Meditation – On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, St. Paul's Sanctuary is open 5:30 to 6:30pm. Come to pray and meditate part of the hour or the whole hour. All are welcome!

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 Ongoing Reminders

·         Discretionary Fund Reminder – First Sunday of every month. Please be as generous as possible.

·         Executive Group Meeting – every Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm -- Everyone is welcome to attend.

·         Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

·         Valley Terrace Church Service – Please join us! – The second Monday of the month at 2 PM.

·         Knit and Purl Fellowship - meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 in Parish Hall. Anyone who likes hand crafts are welcome to join in!

·         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 beginning at 11:45 in parish house. 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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