The Fourteen Sunday after Pentecost – August 21, 2016

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; 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 16)

*Readings for Sunday, August 21, Proper 16 *:

Isaiah 58:9b-14 103:1-8 12:18-29 13:10-17

Who’s Who – This week – Sunday, August 21

Greeter – Barb Coulter; Host – Dick and Jane Davis; Hebrew Scripture – Katy Chaffee; Christian Scripture – Judi Shank; Psalm and Prayers – Judi Shank; Chalice – Doug Jenisch and Karen Smith; Announcements – John Monfette; Counters – Kathy Detzer and Barb Coulter; Altar Guild – The Entire Altar Guild; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

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The Fifteen Sunday after Pentecost – August 28, 2016

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; 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 17)

*Readings for Sunday, August 28, Proper 17 *:

Proverbs 25:6-7 Psalm 112 13:1-8, 15-16 14:1, 7-14

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Who’s Who – This week – Sunday, August 28

Greeter – Holly Hall; Host – Stew Wood; Hebrew Scripture – Doug Jenisch; Christian Scripture – Pete Lepre; Psalm and Prayers – Marge Brennan; Chalice – Joyce Mechling and Nancy Snyder; Announcements – Cindy Dale; Counters – Andrew Pillsbury and Dave Davison; Altar Guild – The Entire Altar Guild; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

Scott’s Schedule Wednesday, August 17 – September 3 Vacation

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Summer Worship schedule through Sunday, *September 4 - *Worship times are 7:45 AM and 9 AM.

Regular Worship Times Return Sunday, *September 11* – 8 and 10 AM

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*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.

Parish Discretionary Fund next week* – September 4th *– 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

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!*

Move details coming soon - Hope you can attend – all are welcome

*CHoir Begins September 18 at 9 AM *– The choir will begin singing during the 10 AM liturgy starting on September 18. 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!

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

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. Please contact our Senior Warden, Jon Chaffee or vestry member, Holly Hall if you need pastoral help.

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.

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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 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 and ‘Backpack Blessing’

*September 11 – *return to Regular Worship Schedule

*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: