The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 11, 2016

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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 19)

Readings for Sunday, September 11:

Exodus 32:7-14

Psalm 51:1-11

1 Timothy 1:12-17

Luke 15:1-10

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Who’s Who – Sunday, September 11

Greeter – David Taylor; Host – Brennan; Hebrew Scripture – Carl Hanson; Christian Scripture – Louise Pietsch; Psalm and Prayers – Kristin Wood; Chalice – Leslie Black and Pam Hanson; Announcements – Holly Hall; Counters – Karen Smith and Kate Conner; Altar Guild – Judi Shank and Colleen Warren; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

Scott’s Schedule Monday, September 12 – Dental Appointment

   Tuesday, September 13 – Office Hours 9-12

   Friday, September 16 – Sabbath Day

   Saturday, September 17 - Parish Retreat – Camp Coniston

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Sunday - September 11

8:00 AM - Scripture and Holy Communion, quiet and contemplative

9:00 AM - Our Annual Welcome Back Breakfast

10:00 AM - Scripture and Holy Communion with hymns and music Regular Sunday Worship Schedule

8:00 AM - Scripture and Holy Communion, quiet and contemplative

10:00 AM - Scripture and Holy Communion with hymns and music

All are Welcome!

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Welcome Back Sunday - *September 11 – mark your calendar!*

8 AM Worship

9 AM Breakfast

10 AM Worship

Hope you see you then – all are welcome!

Backpack and symbols of our daily living Blessing - *Sunday September 11 – *Remember to bring your backpack, calendars, keys, Prayer Books, Bible etc. to receive a blessing as we begin another year of life and ministry in our community.

Parish Retreat – Saturday, September 17 – *save the date today!*

Details on separate insert - Hope you planning on attending – *all are welcome!!*

Update* - CHoir Begins September 25 at 9 AM *– The choir will begin singing during the 10 AM liturgy starting on September 25. The choir meets at 9 AM in the sanctuary to rehearse on Sunday’s September through June. We are always looking for more singers to join the choir. If you are interested in joining the choir please speak to Cindy Patenaude, Gary Barton or Scott. Thanks!

September is Hunger Action Month - During the month of September, all Food Shelves and Food Banks are trying to create awareness of hunger nationwide. The color orange is used throughout this month long event to help create awareness. Did you notice the change at the Haven?

        *The haven has donor offering a 100% matching grant for every

dollar donated to the Haven FOOD SHELF in September. This is a great opportunity to double your monetary donation to the Haven. Simply write ‘Food Shelf’ in the memo section of your check. Please be as generous as possible!*

Advanced Care Planning discussion - October 4th, 6-8pm there will be Advanced Care Planning discussion lead by Dr. Weinstein at DHMC Auditorium E and F and is open to the public. For more info see Holly Hall.

*men’s group – *John will be at the church every Saturday at 8 AM - come when you can.

Coffee hour Hosts needed* - *If you would like to host coffee hour in the future please sign-up on the sheet on the bulletin board to the left as you leave the parish hall heading toward the church. This is a great opportunity to exercise your ministry of baking without having to eat all you bake. For more information, please speak to Doug Jenisch.

Bible Study – Monday, September 19 *- *Our next gathering is Monday, September 19, 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: Amos 6:1a,4-7, 1 Timothy 6:6-19 and Luke 16:19-31 We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

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Knit and Purl Fellowship - meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at the Parish House, 6:30pm. All handcrafts and all people are welcome. We welcome creative projects to make for Holiday Gathering November 12th. The following are the fall dates we are meeting: September 19th,

October 3rd and 17th, November 7th and 21st, December 5th and 19th.

Listen Community Dinner - Our last two Listen Community Dinners will be September 19th organized by the Barwood Family andNovember 21st organized by Holly and Judi Shank.

Brookside Eucharist Sunday Service

St. Paul's leads a half hour Eucharist service at Brookside Nursing Home second Sunday of the month from September to June. Volunteers come at 1:45 and the service begins at 2pm.

We will lead a service this Sunday, 11th.

If you would like to support and help with our Brookside services, please contact Scott or Holly.

*Weston Priory - *welcomes anyone to their services. The Brothers are on retreat September 4th-23rd noon time. Their next service will be 5:15 September 23rd. For further information, please check Weston Priory webpage.

Caring Ministry meeting* - *Our next meeting will be September 27th 7pm at the Parish House

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UVIP Updates:


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.

Upcoming Events

*Please send event and prayer updates to*

*September 8 – *EFM (Education for Minister) begins

September 11 – Welcome Back Sunday

*September 17 – *Parish Retreat

*September 25 – *Choir begins – please note the change

*October 30 – *MICAH Dinner

*November 12 – *Holiday Bazaar

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.
  • 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: Facebook: Please send announcements & prayer list updates to: