The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – June 26, 2016

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; 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 8)

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Who’s Who – Next week – Sunday, June 26

Greeter – Christine Davison; Host – Stew Wood; Hebrew Scripture – Bev Barton; Christian Scripture – Doug Jenisch; Psalm and Prayers – Andrew Pillsbury; Chalice – ? and Joyce Mechling; Announcements – Pam Hanson; Counters – Cindy Dale and John Monfette; Altar Guild – Carol Knight; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

Scott’s Schedule: Monday, June 27; Office Hours 9-12

   Tuesday, June 28; Office Hours 9-12

   Friday, July 1 – Sabbath Day

   Saturday, July 2 – Sabbath Day

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*Readings for Sunday, June 26: *2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20, Galatians 5:1,13-25, and Luke 9:51-62

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Our Summer Worship schedule begins Sunday, June 26*. *Worship times are 7:45 AM and 9 AM. Mark your calendars today!

Sunday, June 26, is our Quarterly Meeting following the 9 AM Service.

Home/Away from Home is an awareness raiser and a fund raiser (donation) for refugee camps in France. On Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Open Door (the old LISTEN Teen Center beside Revolution) at 18 North Main St., WRJ. At 6:30there is Syrian soup, salad and bread. Potluck dessert. At 7:30 slides, audio and discussion about what a camp is like and how we all experience displacement in our lives, dancing to world music at 9. It’s sponsored by the Upper Valley Refugee Working Group on which Rich Kremer and Jon Chaffee represent St. Paul’s.

Bible Study/Discussion at St. Paul’s –Our next meeting is Monday, June 27, 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: 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30, Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16 and Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 We will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

*On Sunday, June 19th, yellow Predatory Lending Comment Cards were placed in the Sunday bulletin. *If you wish to submit a comment regarding Predatory Lending, kindly bring your cards to church on Sunday, June 26th. I will collect them and mail them on to Meridan, NH

Stuart and his band "Stuart Ross and The Temp Agency" have started recording an album this summer. If you'd like to contribute to their kickstarter campaign, check it out here: If you contribute you get the album, set to come out in September. He and some of his band members will be playing some songs Sunday 6/26 before/during worship.

*CARING MINISTRY MEETING – Please note the change in date - - *will meet July 19th at 7pm at the Parish House.

*LISTEN COMMUNITY DINNER - *The sign up sheet for July 18th Listen Community Dinner is posted on the Parish Hall bulletin board. We are serving Summer Salads- Pasta, Chicken, and Three Bean Salads with Fruit Popsicles for dessert. We will be serving just over one hundred meals. A few people have already signed up but we still need more people to prepare and provide the food. We also need four more volunteers to sign up and help 3-6pm or, the time you have to come help. Thank you, Holly

Parish Discretionary Fund next week* – July 3rd* – On the first Sunday of each month the loose offering and any checks marked discretionary fund in the memo is given to the Parish Discretionary Fund. This fund is used to help meet the needs of people in our area during difficult times in their lives. The funds are generally used to help with electric bills or car repairs, rent or securing a security deposit for a family. The need has been extremely high with requests coming in almost every day and we currently have no funds. Please be as generous as you are able. This is an important ministry of our Parish. Thank you, Scott

*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 weeks 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!

  • AND NEW this year, on Thursday July 21st St. Paul's will also be participating in a new program initiative in Hartford called Take A Bite Out of Hunger. We will be making 50 snack bags that will be distributed at the Hartford Middle School. We thought this program paired well with the Summer Lunch Program and we will be making the snack bags along with the lunches that day for delivery.

    A signup sheet for food donations can be found alongside the Summer Lunch program ones. There is also a flyer that explains a bit more about the program.

    Thank you so much for considering helping with this program. St. Paul's is such a special place, I appreciate all the support for our community outreach programs. Barb Coulter

A Summer Invitation…

    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 three Wednesday evening discussions: July 6th, July 20th, and 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.

Karen Lyons needs rides to 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 –Our next meeting is Monday, June 27, 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: 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30, Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16 and Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 We will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th 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

2016 Prouty July 9th* - *Holly will be walking in the morning and working in the afternoon of June 9th to raise awareness for cancer research at DHMC. If you are interested in walking with Holly or contributing to her fundraising to her team Rubin Rejuvinators, please contact Holly.

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 July- 18th, (we will not meet July 4th), August 1st and 15th; September 5th and 19th.

Weston Priory*- *Services at Weston Priory are open to the public. The services I attend are just over an hour which depends on number of people attending. I enjoy going twice a month to either Friday 5:15service or Saturday 11:30 service. If you have questions or would like to go with me, please contact. Thank you,


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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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*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.

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!

Upcoming Events

*Please send event and prayer updates to*

June 26 – Quarterly Meeting

September 17 – All Parish Retreat

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