*Fourth Sunday in Lent * *March 13th, 2016 * Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Serving on Sunday (Mar 13th) : * Greeter: Holly H * Host: Davison * Readers: Dede M, Katy C * Psalm & Prayers: Andrew P * Chalice: Jane C, Joyce M * Announcements: Barb C * Counters: Harry K, Karen S

Verger List http://stpaulswrj.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b0a6611fa34e4aa570aaebce4&id=c27cb116da&e=f403a3bb8cSunday assignments through March Lessons Appointed for Sunday http://stpaulswrj.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b0a6611fa34e4aa570aaebce4&id=eef09c7639&e=f403a3bb8c Fourth Sunday in Lent

Daylight Savings Time begins March 13th – Remember to spring ahead Saturday night so to be on time Sunday and not be really late for church!

March 11 - Bargain Bin Kick-off Meeting Dear Chairs and “Chair-Like People”, The time has come to put in motion the astounding, stupendous, biggest show on earth, there’s nothing else like it : (drum roll) BARGAIN BIN. Let’s gather next Friday night, March 11, at the Parish House, at 6:30, to "light the fuse”, “pull the switch” , “wake up the sleeping giant”, “poke the dog”, etc, etc. And we'll revive Jeff and Jill’s tradition of eating pie and ice cream to start off in a celebrative mood? So what if it’s LENT? I’m up for making a bunch of pies and I may call a couple of you for a single one. I’m sure we can think of a few things to start doing (sow seed, list-serve publicity), hopefully nothing too onerous. Yours, Jon

Ukrainian Easter Eggs Workshop - A workshop to learn how to make Ukrainian Easter Eggs will be offered on Saturday, March 12th from 2 to 5pm. It's a meditative way to work in Lent. Supplies will be provided. A donation to cover the cost is appreciated. Adults and youth age 12 and up are welcome, and we recommend that an adult accompany each youth (we'll be working with an open candle flame and uncooked eggs). Please contact Pam or Carl Hanson to sign up or if you have questions.

*Lenten Book Study: *St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in White River Junction is sponsoring a four-session book discussion of the National Book Award finalist Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The meetings will be held at the Kilton Library (80 Main Street, West Lebanon) from 6:30 to 8:00 on March 2, March 9 and March 16. These discussions are free and open to the public. Books are available online and in some local bookstores. There will also be copies available at the first meeting. If you plan to attend, an RSVP to the church office would be appreciated. Email stpaulsvt@gmail.com or call (802) 295-5415and leave a message. For more information, contact Diane Root (droottrrm@aol.com) or Katy Chaffee (katy.chaffee@gmail.com).

Lenten Evening Prayer – Join us for Evening Prayer, Monday through Friday in the chapel at 5:30. This is a lovely way to end a busy day.

Lenten Ingathering for Episcopal Relief and Development*: *This Sunday is the designated day for the annual Lenten ingathering for Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD). As most of you know, ERD is the outreach arm of the national Episcopal Church. It responds to disasters around the world and also supports development in Third World countries. Vermont received a relief grant to the diocese after Hurricane Irene. Usually ERD works with local Anglican churches or other groups to deliver this aid. Please support the ERD by including a donation in the Sunday offering. Checks should be made out to St. Paul's with "ERD" on the memo line. Thanks for your help! Kristin Wood

Brookside Service We will have service at Brookside Nursing Home March 13th. Volunteers arrive 1:45 to help set up the Sun Room for service. The service begins at 2:00 with hymns, prayers, sharing of the Gospel and Eucharist. The service ends at 2:30. On March 13th, David, our pianist, will be at a concert. *Do you know anyone who could take his place Sunday afternoon? *Holly

*Altar Guild Meeting and cleaning/polishing *- The Altar Guild will be meeting March 19th at 9:30 am in the Parish Hall. We will hold a brief meeting to set the calendar for the next six months, followed by cleaning and polishing to get ready for Easter. We would love to have you join us! Feel free to ask Judi Shank or Barb Coulter if you have any questions.

Listen Community Center Dinners - March 21st, we will be serving Chicken Vegetable Casserole and Gingerbread and whip cream for dessert. We need *minimum of six volunteers who can come between 3 and 3:30 March 21st *to help prepare salads, fruit, and bread that is given to the Listen Center. The meal is served at5pm and ends at 6pm, same time we leave the center. Sign up sheet for March 21st meal is posted on Parish Hall bulletin. Please help by signing up to provide food or volunteer in the kitchen. Your help makes a difference! If you have questions, please contact Holly.

*Knit and Purl Fellowship - *meets 6:30 at Parish House 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Because there is much happening March 21st, we will NOT meet that evening. We will meet April 4th and 18th.

*Weston Priory - *I have attended services at Weston Priory over the last ten years and recently attended Friday evening service and this past Saturday 11:30 service. In the months ahead, I plan to attend Weston Priory services once or twice a month and welcome anyone who would like to join me. Holly

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 Tuesday of the month in the Church Library at 4pm, all are welcome to attend. Vestry meets - third Tuesday of the month in the Parish House at 6:30pm. 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. 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! http://stpaulswrj.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=b0a6611fa34e4aa570aaebce4&id=1fb2fde5ec&e=f403a3bb8c Scott’s Schedule: Monday, March 14: Office Hours 9-12 Tuesday, March 15: Office Hours 9-12 Friday, March 18: Sabbath Day Saturday, March 19: Sabbath Day

*St. Paul’s Vestry: *Jon Chaffee, Senior Warden; Greg Taylor, Junior Warden; Bev Barton; Cindy Dale; John Monfette; Pete Lapre; Rachel McConnell; Holly Hall; Pam Hanson.

Upcoming Events Monday - Friday - Evening Prayer March 11 - Bargain Bin Kick-off March 13 - ERD Ingathering March 16 – Lenten Book Study March 19 – Altar Guild Meeting March 20-26 - Holy Week March 27 - Easter Sunday April 17 - Quarterly Meeting after 10am Sunday service May 9 - 'Come to the Table' Dinner Church June 4 - Bargain Bin June 5 - Bishop's Visitation and Confirmation

St. Paul's web site: http://www.stpaulswrj.org/ http://stpaulswrj.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b0a6611fa34e4aa570aaebce4&id=cf30847e50&e=f403a3bb8c Please send announcements & prayer list updates to: announcements.spc@gmail.com


AuthorDee Roberts