Trinity Sunday – May 22, 2016
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O God; who with the Christ and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. *Amen. * (1979 Book of Common Prayer, Collect for the Trinity Sunday)
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Who’s Who – Next week – Sunday, May 22
Greeter – Holly Hall; Host – Stew Wood; Hebrew Scripture – Andrew Pillsbury; Christian Scripture – Rich Kremer; Psalm and Prayers – Judi Shank; Chalice – Karen Smith and Jane Carroll; Announcements – Bev Barton; Counters – Judy Barwood and Harry Kendrick; Altar Guild – Barb Coulter, Bev Blanchard and Barb Lather; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan
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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.
*Mid-week Eucharist – Wednesday at 12:15 PM- * Mid-week Eucharist have begun in the chapel at 12:15 PM. This is an informal worship opportunity with a discussion style sermon time. All are welcome!!
Correction to Bible Study/Discussion at St. Paul’s – Bible Study/Discussion will begin on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM in the Parish House. We will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. 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!
*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.
*The House that St. Paul’s Built??? -- *Our two youngest godchildren in India, Navathej and Nived, along with their single mother, are now living in a two-room house with eight family members. There is no room inside, so they sleep on the verandah. AAII, the NGO through which we sponsor the boys, has acquired land to build them a house and has asked for help with funding. Denae Barton is willing to set up an online donation site as of Sunday, May 22nd; however, these sites take a percentage of the money donated. If you wish to donate before fees are applied, please make out a check to St. Paul’s and write “India house” in the memo line. Many thanks to those who have already contributed.
June 5 – Bishop’s Visitation, Confirmation and Reception – on Sunday, June 5, The Rt. Rev Thomas C. Ely will visit St. Paul’s and Confirm and Receive a total of 9 youth and adults into the Episcopal Church. The ‘loose offering’ that day will be designated to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund, so please be as generous a possible. We have also been asked to wear our name tags that morning to help the Bishop with our names. This is an exciting day for our parish family so please plan on attending worship that morning. Thank you, Scott
Bargain Bin Notes
St. Paul’s (White River Jct.) June 4th Bargain Bin & Silent Auction
· From the Garden Department:
When you are spring cleaning, don't forget the garden and yard department. Now is the time to dig any perennial plants from the garden and label them. If you need pots or assistance, please let Anne Jenisch (802-685-2067) know. If you do have plants to share, please make sure they have a label with name and flower color so we don't have to guess about it. Any extra tools and decorations are also appreciated as long as they are in usable condition. For those of you who don't have a green thumb, a donation of a six pack (the plant kind, not beverage) from a local nursery would be great. Thank you much, Anne
TIDYING UP or DOWNSIZING?
We will come now and pick up donations for:
St. Paul’s (White River Jct.) June 4th Bargain Bin & Silent Auction
*THIS IS A HUGE YARD SALE *
We will take: *furniture, antiques, housewares, tools, garden items, books, linens,
rugs, lamps, sporting equipment, canoes, office furnishings, small
items, toys, games, etc…
We can’t take*: clothes, tires, cribs, stuffed toys, large appliances, televisions,
computers, printers, mattresses, skis and boots, sleeper couches, or hazardous
*We will reject *items in poor condition, unsafe or too difficult to move.
Call 802 295-5490 <802%20295-5490> to schedule a pick-up*
You will get a charitable tax statement.
Don’t Forget to Suggest your Favorite Hymns/Songs - There are bright yellow forms on the shelf in the vestibule (narthex) for you to list some of your favorite hymns and songs you’d like to be included in our worship. We will try to program these hymns as soon as their texts seems appropriate for the lectionary readings or the general sense of the day.
New copies of Lift Every Voice and Sing II - As we begin to include more hymns from Lift Every Voice and Sing II, we saw the need for more copies of the hymnal and have ordered and received twenty copies. If you are interested in donating money in Loving Memory or in Thanksgiving of a loved one, please complete the form on the shelf in vestibule (narthex) and give it to Scott, Jon or place it in the offering plate. Thanks, Scott
Listen Dinner - Thank you to all those who prepared foods and those who volunteered at Listen Community Dinner Monday, May 16th. We fed eighty seven people, seconds and take home meals. How nice it was to feed a nourishing meal to people and families who eat at the Listen Center. You all contributed to a successful meal and we sincerely thank you!
The last three Listen Dinners of 2016 are :
July 18th- Holly needs someone to help plan and organize the meal
September 19th- Barwood Family will plan and organize the meal
November 21st- meal is planned; Holly needs someone to assist her
Weston Priory - Weston Priory services are open to anyone. Aside from monthly Sabbath days, services are Monday- Sunday. Holly enjoys going to Friday evening service leaving at 3:30 returning at 7:30. She also enjoys going to 11:30 service Saturday morning. You can look on Weston Priory web page for further information. If you would like to join Holly for a service, please contact her.
Knit and Purl Fellowship- welcomes all crafters including those who enjoy coloring. Our June gatherings will be June 6th and 20th 6:30 at the Parish House. If you want more information, please contact Holly.
*St. Paul’s Facebook page: *Listen to sermons and view pictures of our life together on our parish Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsWRJVT/ You do not need to join Facebook to view our page. Enjoy! While you are there like and share our posts with your friends.* Also *please remember and feel free to take pictures of our life together in worship and fellowship and send them to me to be posted on Facebook.
*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, May 23; Office Hours 9-12
Tuesday, May 24; Office Hours 9-12 Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27; Sabbath days
- *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.
- St. Paul’s Facebook page – Listen to sermons and view pictures of our life together on our parish Facebook page. You do not need to join Facebook to view our page. Enjoy!
*Please send event and prayer updates to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com*
*June 4 *– Bargain Bin
*June 5 *– Bishop’s Visitation and Confirmation
June 12 – UTO ingathering
June 26 – Quarterly Meeting
-- 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