The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost – July 24, 2016
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, Collect for Proper 12)
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Who’s Who – This week – Sunday, July 24
Greeter – David Taylor; Host – Roy Black; Hebrew Scripture – Louise Pietsch; Christian Scripture – Amy Brown; Psalm and Prayers – Kristin Wood; Chalice – Karen Smith and ???; Announcements – Bev Barton; Counters – David Davison and Judy Barwood; Altar Guild – Carol Knight; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan
Scott’s Schedule: Monday, July 25 – Office Hours 9-12
Tuesday, July 26; - Office Hours 9-12 Friday, July 29 – Sabbath Day Saturday, July 30 – Sabbath Day
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Readings for Sunday, July 24: Genesis 18:20-32, Psalm 138, Colossians 2:6-19, and Luke 11:1-13.
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*Our Summer Worship schedule - * Worship times are 7:45 AM and 9 AM.
Outdoor summer worship* – *Due to the beautiful summer weather we have been experiencing, don’t be surprise if one Sunday you come to church and we are outside for worship.
Rides to and from church for Karen Lyons - Holly and Beth are helping with transporting Karen and they are looking for one more driver to help share Sundays. If you are available and can help with one or two Sundays, please contact Scott or Holly. Thank you.
Listen Community Dinner* - *A very BIG ‘thank you’ to all those who prepared salads and bought popsicles for the Listen Community Dinner on Monday, July 18th. We served 117 meals which included 1sts, 2nds, and take home meals. A very special thanks to all the volunteers who helped prepare foods in the Listen Kitchen and serve the meal, a team effort. The hard work from everyone made the dinner a huge success. Thank you so much!
*Knit and Purl Fellowship *- meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month 6:30 at the Parish House. We will be meeting August 1st15th; September 5th and 19th; October 3rd and 17th. All handcrafts are welcome including coloring.
*2016 Summer Lunch Program and Beyond *
Please save the date- this year's Summer Lunch Program will be *July 18-22nd*!
We just received word that we will be serving 38 lunches a day this year.
St. Paul's has participated in this program for many years. We along with 8 other area churches agree to provide a week’s worth of lunches at the Northwoods and Hollow Drive residences. These are children that receive free and reduced lunches during the school year. This program insures they will continue to receive nourishing lunches throughout the summer months.
There are many ways you can help. We will need food donations, people to help prepare lunches daily and help the Sunday before to set up the lunch bags and stuffing them with non-perishable items. We have had many people over the last several years that have made monetary donations to help defray the food costs which has been very helpful.
A sign up sheet has been hung in the Parish Hall for food donations and help making lunches. If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me! Barb Coulter
The *Concerned About Racial Justice group’s citizen: an American lyric Book Study – August 3 at 7:00PM *- You are invited to share in a small group discussion of Claudia Rankin's, Citizen: An American Lyric. Published in 2014*, *this NY Times bestseller provides an unusual window on racism in our day. St. Paul's began an intentional conversation about racial justice this Lent when we met at the Kilton Library, along with community neighbors, using Ta-Nehisi Coates's book. We will continue that conversation in a more intimate context during two remaining Wednesday evening discussions August 3rd, from 7:00 to 8:15 PM.
Come on one or all of these dates as your schedule allows -- and
bring a friend. The Concerned About Racial Justice group will determine location by the interest expressed, so please sign up at church or call/email the church office (802-295-5415). Books are available online or at the Dartmouth Bookstore. If you’d like more detail about the book, Annalee is available to chat.
next Bible Study/Discussion at St. Paul’s *– MOnday, July 25 - * Our next gathering is Monday, July 25, at 7 PM in the Parish House. Our discussions last about an hour. Each session is stand-alone so come when you can. All are welcome! Here are the readings we will be discussing: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp13_RCL.html#ot2, Colossians 3:1-11 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp13_RCL.html#nt1, and Luke 12:13-21 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp13_RCL.html#gsp1. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.
FR. SCOTT’S VACATION – Scott will be on vacation from August 17 – September 3.
Caring Ministry* - *Our next meeting will be September 27th 7pmat the Parish House
St. Paul's Gardens - Mother nature and our gardens are working well together producing glorious flowers as well as multitude of weeds. Anne and I are looking for two or three parishioners who could pitch in to help us weed. We would greatly appreciate extra help July and August. I attend the gardens early mornings or late afternoons. If you have time to help us weed, please contact Anne or Holly. Many thanks, Holly.
*St. Paul's Rummage Sale - August 20 - *The Outreach Committee is planning another rummage sale so please plan your summer sorting accordingly!
This event benefits us all -- we can clean out closets and storage tubs for a good cause and customers can buy (most) all items for 25 cents. The hours of the sale are 9--12 AM on the 20th. The items we accept and sell are:
- Clothing, especially children’s school clothes in good condition
· Boots and shoes
· Winter wear: coats, hats, mittens, and scarves
There will also be a Boutique with items for more than 25 cents. Watch for details about drop-off in future Announcements.
The Upper Valley Haven’s Top Five Needs Are - peanut butter, pasta sauce, cereal, yogurt, and sliced bread.
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As we hear news of yet another police shooting with circumstances yet to be clarified, consider joining SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) in their vigil Monday evening, from 5:30 to 6 p.m., on the Dartmouth green, across from the Hanover Inn. This is one simple way to stand in solidarity with people of color in the wake of violence.
Monthly demonstrations for a livable wage continue July 16 and August 17 - check the UVIP bulletin board for details.
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*St. Paul’s Vestry: *Jon Chaffee, Senior Warden; Greg Taylor, Junior Warden; Bev Barton; Cindy Dale; John Monfette; Pete LePre; Rachel McConnell; Holly Hall; Pam Hanson.
*Please send event and prayer updates to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com*
August 17 – September 3 – Scott on vacation
September 17 – Parish Retreat
- *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.
- *Leadership Team Meeting – *every Wednesday 9:30-11:30am
- Worship Team meets – 2nd Thursday of the month in the Church Library at 4pm, all are welcome to attend.
- Vestry meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
- Brookside Nursing Home Church Services – Please join us! – Second Sunday of each month (Sept-June) from 2-2:30 pm. If you would like more information about this service, please contact Holly.
- *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!
-- The Rev. Scott B. Neal, Rector 802-295-5415 St. Paul's web site: http://www.stpaulswrj.org/ http://tinyurl.com/lhtuvzz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsWRJVT?fref=ts Please send announcements & prayer list updates to: firstname.lastname@example.org http://tinyurl.com/lhtuvzz