The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – June 12, 2016

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (1979 Book of Common Prayer, Collect for Proper 6.)

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Who’s Who – Next week – Sunday, June 12

Greeter – Dick and Jane Davis; Host – Anne Taylor; Hebrew Scripture – Katy Chaffee; Christian Scripture – Kate Conner; Psalm and Prayers – Kristin Wood; Chalice – Pam Hanson and Joan Lawrence-Studebaker; Announcements – Holly Hall; Counters – Pete Lapre and Greg Taylor; Altar Guild – Greg and Beverly Taylor and Bev Blanchard; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

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*Readings for Sunday, June 12: *2 Samuel 11:26-12:10,13-15, Psalm 32,Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36-8:3

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United Thank Offering (UTO) Ingathering – June 12 - We have selected June 12th as this year's UTO Ingathering Sunday. I realize it is short notice. Even so there is still time to start acknowledging special moments for good things that have happened by putting a coin aside to honor it. Thank you Janie Davis.

The Concerned about Racial Justice group is thinking about summer fun and continuing the Lenten conversation. Would you be interested in participating in a small group book study? Would you like to host one? Could be in the evening with cold drinks, possibly beginning with a potluck? If so, let Scott know at the church office or send an email to The group is currently previewing some possible book selections and would provide some discussion questions. Glad to talk with you further if you are interested.

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*Reminder Mid-week Eucharist *is every Wednesday at 12:15 in the chapel. All are welcome.

*COME TO DINNER Follow-up - *Our first Come to Dinner Event was held on Monday May 9, 2016. Twenty-two (22) individuals shared a time of fellowship, worship and conversation. On Sunday, June 19th (after church) - a brief follow-up discussion/evaluation is being scheduled about this event. All participants and other church community individuals are invited to attend this briefing.

Another Silent Auction Item - The item is a film entitled "Let there be Light", a film by Peter Swanson featuring the stained glass of the Washington National Cathedral. It is" ...narrated by Garrison Keillor and follows the grand master of stained glass, Rown LeCompte who, at 84, is working on his last window for the Cathedral. Rowan produced his first window for the building when he was 16. It is the story of the human struggle to create and the monumental, stunningly beautiful results that are possible when we apply ourselves to that struggle. In it's essence, this is a creation story, or rather a story of creation. In documenting the struggle to make a great work of art, the film inspires the creative spirit in all of us..." It is valued at $30.00. If you would like to purchase it, please contact Harry and Jean Kendrick

  • Karen Lyons needs rides to church - * This Sunday, Holly and Jon will help transport her to and from church. If you are able to help with transportation other Sundays, please call Karen on her home phone.

Bible Study/Discussion at St. Paul’s –We will be meeting on the 2nd and 4 th Monday of the month.

Safe Church Training – is scheduled to be held on Friday, July 15th here at St. Paul's from 8:30 AM – 3 PM. Other Safe Church training opportunities are listed here.

· Certification: Friday, July 15, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at St. Paul's, White River Junction

· Re-Certification: Wednesday, October 5, 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Christ Church, Montpelier

· Certification: Saturday, October 22, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Trinity Church, Rutland

Listen Community *Dinner* - our next Listen Dinner will be July 18thplanned by Holly Hall and Barb Coulter. We will be serving Summer Salads- three bean, chicken and pasta salads and popsicles for dessert for one hundred people. (Please eliminate mushrooms and peppers. Thank you.) A sign-up sheet will be posted on Parish Hall bulletin by June 19th.

The remaining two Listen Dinners of 2016 are:

September 19th- Barwood Family will plan and organize the meal

November 21st- meal is planned; Holly needs someone to assist her

Brookside Nursing Home Service*- *will be June 12th. Volunteers arrive by 1:45 and the communion service is 2-2:30. If you have questions, please speak to Holly or Scott.

Knit and Purl Fellowship meets the 1st and 3rdMonday of the month, 6:30 at the Parish House. All Crafts are welcome including coloring. Friends and neighbors are welcome to join us. Our summer gatherings will be June 6th and 20th, July- 18th, (we will not meet July 4th), August 1st and 15th; September 5th and 19th.

Weston Priory - is just under an hour from St. Paul's Church. The brothers welcome anyone to attend their daily services. Their web page includes weekly service schedule and Sabbath days when the Brothers are on retreat. Holly enjoys attending their services Friday, 5:15 or Saturday,11:30. She welcomes anyone who would like to join her.

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UVIP Announcements - Beginning this week, events and programs concerning the United Valley Interfaith Project (UVIP) are to be listed in the weekly bulletin. I, also, plan to list them on the UVIP Bulletin Board in the hallway:

Upcoming UVIP Events (Month of June) –

June 6-26: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau releasing a ruling limiting predatory lending. Comment Cards (to be distributed later), as well as online comments concerning same are being accepted during this time period.

June 30 (4:30 - 5:30 PM) - Predatory Lending Demonstration in front of Car Title Store on Main Street in West Lebanon, NH.

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The Prouty - Each year, I walk a 3k or a 5K in The Prouty for Rubin Research Team which is located at DHMC. Anyone is welcome to join this team and participate in any of the sports - biking, walking, crew, or golf. If anyone would like to contribute to Rubin Team or participate, please contact me. Since 2007, I have worked with cancer patients through my volunteer work with Patient Family Support Services and Palliative Care. Walking in The Prouty in support of people I know brings value in each step I take. The Prouty event will be July 9th at the Richmond Middle School in Hanover. Holly

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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.

Scott’s Schedule: Monday, June 13; Comp time

   Tuesday, June 6; Office Hours 9-12

   Friday, June 17 – Sabbath Day

   Saturday, June 18 – Commission on Ministry Meeting in Randolph

Ongoing Reminders

  • *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.
  • Mid-week Eucharist – Every Wednesday at 12:15 PM.
  • Bible Study meets – 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7 PM in the Parish House.
  • 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!

Upcoming Events

*Please send event and prayer updates to*

June 12 – UTO ingathering

June 21 – Vestry Meeting

June 26 – Quarterly Meeting

-- The Rev. Scott B. Neal, Rector 802-295-5415 St. Paul's web site: Facebook: Please send announcements & prayer list updates to: