The Thirteen Sunday after Pentecost – August 14, 2016

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son 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 15)

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Who’s Who – This week – Sunday, August 14

Greeter – Cindy Cameron; Host – Holly Hall; Hebrew Scripture – Dede Mackie; Christian Scripture – Dick Davis; Psalm and Prayers – Nancy Snyder; Chalice – Pam Hanson and Joan Lawrence-Studebaker; Announcements – Pam Hanson; Counters – Jill Fischer and Cindy Dale; Altar Guild – The Entire Altar Guild; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

Scott’s Schedule Monday, August 15 – Office Hours 9-12

    Wednesday, August 17 – Vacation begins

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*Readings for Sunday, August 14, Proper 15 *:

Jeremiah 23:23-29 82 11:29-12:2 12:49-56

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*Our Summer Worship schedule - * Worship times are 7:45 AM and 9 AM.

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FR. SCOTT’S VACATION – Scott will be away on vacation from August 17 – September 3. The Rev. Lisa Ramson will preside at both services on Sunday, August 21. The Rt. Rev. Stewart Wood will preside at both services on Sunday, August 28.

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, August 22 *- *Our next gathering is Monday, August 22, 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: Sirach 10:12-18,, Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, and, Luke 14:1, 7-14 We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

ATTENTION - - items on the kitchen counter and by the door as you leave the parish hall that have appeared. These items will be removed on August 14 and given to the Bargain Bin items for next year. If any of these items belong to you (and you want them) please remove them before Sunday, August 14.

The *Concerned About Racial Justice group’s citizen: an American lyric Book Study – UPDATED DATE - August 17 at 7:00PM *- 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 two remaining Wednesday evening discussions August 17th, 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.

*Education for Ministry - *Would you like to find out more about EfM?

Join us in the Parish House on Thursday August 18th at 7:00 pm to explore the program.

  • Ask questions about EFM and how it works and why you should enroll.
  • Experience a small part of what the program entails.
  • Explore the EFM Reading Table for the books that augment our studies and enrich our discussions.
  • Sign up for the 2016-2017 year. The group will meet Thursday nights 6:00 to 8:30 beginning September 8th. -

For more information and encouragement, contact Leslie Black at 802-272-9664, or Katy Chaffee at 602-733-6286,

For information about EFM in general see the website.

*St. Paul's Rummage Sale - August 20 - *The Outreach Committee is planning another rummage sale so please plan your summer sorting accordingly!

This event benefits us all -- we can clean out closets and storage tubs for a good cause and customers can buy (most) all items for 25 cents. The hours of the sale are 9--12 AM on the 20th. The items we accept and sell are:

  • Clothing, especially children’s school clothes in good condition

· Boots and shoes

· Winter wear: coats, hats, mittens, and scarves

There will also be a Boutique with items for more than 25 cents. Watch for details about drop-off in future Announcements.

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seeking a chariperson for Holiday Bazaar – November 12 - It's time to be thinking about our HOLIDAY BAZAAR coming up on November 12! Are there any women who might be willing the act as Chairman or Co-Chairman? I am willing to help. Please talk to me and ask questions to see if this would be something you would enjoy doing. You are needed!! Thank you for considering this. Jill Devins 802-291-6832

*new verger schedule is available *– the new verger scheduled has been posted on the bulletin board in the hallway and a few printed copies are available on the shelf in the narthex (vestibule).

Rides to and from church for Karen Lyons - Holly and Beth are helping with transporting Karen and they are looking for one more driver to help share Sundays. If you are available and can help with one or two Sundays, please contact Scott or Holly. Thank you.

Knit and Purl Fellowship* - *will meet Aug. 15th, Sept. 5th and 19th. All are welcome to attend.

Listen Community Dinners* -*

Sept.19th, meal will be planned by Barwood family

Nov. 21st, will be planned by Holly and someone to assist her.

Weston Priory* - *anyone is welcome to their services. Please check the web site for days Brothers will be retreat and not holding service.

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

Our Fifth Annual Micah Awards Ceremony - Sunday, October 30, 2016

IT IS COMING! SAVE THE DATE! Who is our MICAH Hero? Well, you are invited to submit your MICAH Hero Recommendations to any Vestry Member. This must be done by Thursday, September l, 2016. Thanks, Sally

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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*

*August 16 – *Vestry Meeting

August 18 – EFM information night

*August 20 *– Outreach Rummage Sale

*August 17- September 3 *– Scott’s Vacation

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

*September 11 – *Welcome Back Sunday

*September 17 *– Parish Retreat

*September 18 *– Choir begins

*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: