The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – June 19, 2016
O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your lovingkindness; 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 7.)
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Who’s Who – Next week – Sunday, June 19
Greeter – ?; Host – Holly Hall; Hebrew Scripture – Bruce Lather; Christian Scripture – Barbara Lather; Psalm and Prayers – Elizabeth Higgins; Chalice – Doug Jenisch and Karen Smith; Announcements – John Monfette; Counters – ? and Holly Hall; Altar Guild – Greg and Beverly Taylor and Bev Blanchard; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan
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*Readings for Sunday, June 19: *1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp7_RCL.html#ot1, Psalm 42 and 43 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp7_RCL.html#ps1, Galatians 3:23-29 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp7_RCL.html#nt1, and Luke 8:26-39 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp7_RCL.html#gsp1
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*Happy Father’s Day *to all fathers and grandfather and all men who are role models to our children.
Bargain Bin *Reflection- Party for Patti! - Friday, June 17 at 6:30PM - *At the kick-off meeting March 11, Patti said that her birthday fell the day after Bargain Bin and I promised that it would be a party for Patti. Then I forgot. So this is make-up. Friday, June 17, at 6:30 pm in the Parish House. Dessert provided. We’ve had some time to reflect. Let’s share our thoughts. What went well? Some things seemed just right! And we work so well together. What needs to be changed for next year? God does not seem bent on making the Bargain Bin smaller, but we may need to take some steps in that direction, or figure out how to practically accommodate the size it has become. We have lots to get creative about Friday. It wouldn’t hurt to talk with others in your section to get the ideas going. We will need a new chair or chairs next year, too. If you cannot make it Friday, please email me your thoughts so they can be shared. Jon
*COME TO DINNER Follow-up - *Our first Come to Dinner Event was held on Monday May 9, 2016. Twenty-two (22) individuals shared a time of fellowship, worship and conversation. On Sunday, June 19th, today (after church) - a brief follow-up discussion/evaluation is being scheduled about this event. All participants and other church community individuals are invited to attend this briefing.
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.
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.
Another Silent Auction Item - The item is a film entitled "Let there be Light", a film by Peter Swanson featuring the stained glass of the Washington National Cathedral. It is" ...narrated by Garrison Keillor and follows the grand master of stained glass, Rowan LeCompte who, at 84, is working on his last window for the Cathedral. Rowan produced his first window for the building when he was 16. It is the story of the human struggle to create and the monumental, stunningly beautiful results that are possible when we apply ourselves to that struggle. In it's essence, this is a creation story, or rather a story of creation. In documenting the struggle to make a great work of art, the film inspires the creative spirit in all of us..." It is valued at $30.00. If you would like to purchase it, please contact Harry and Jean Kendrick
*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 –We will be meeting on the 2nd and 4 th 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
Listen Community *Dinner* - our next Listen Dinner will be July 18th planned by Holly Hall and Barb Coulter. We will be serving Summer Salads- three bean, chicken and pasta salads and popsicles for dessert for one hundred people. (Please eliminate mushrooms and peppers. Thank you.) A sign-up sheet will be posted on Parish Hall bulletin by June 19th. The list will include salads and popsicles as well as six volunteers needed to help July 18, 3-6pm. Barb Coulter and I appreciate your time and support to feed our neighbors.
The remaining two Listen Dinners of 2016 are:
September 19th- Barwood Family will plan and organize the meal
November 21st- meal is planned; Holly needs someone to assist her
*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.
*Caring Ministry Meeting - *Our next Caring Ministry meeting will be July 12th, 7PM at the Parish House. We look forward to seeing all members of Healing, Pastoral Care, and Prayer Ministry.
*Cornish Garden Tour- *I have an extra ticket to the Cornish Garden Tour and would like to given it to someone who plans on going. The tour is from 12-5, June 18th.
If you would like the ticket, please contact me. Thank you, 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 be June 6th and 20th, 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.
Scott’s Schedule: Monday, June 20; Comp time
Tuesday, June 21; Office Hours 9-12 Friday, June 24 – Sabbath Day Saturday, June 25 – Sabbath Day
- *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.
- Mid-week Eucharist – Every Wednesday at 12:15 PM.
- Bible Study meets – 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7 PM in the Parish House.
- 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!
*Please send event and prayer updates to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com*
June 21 – Vestry Meeting
June 26 – Quarterly Meeting
September 17 – All Parish Retreat
-- The Rev. Scott B. Neal, Rector 802-295-5415 St. Paul's web site: http://www.stpaulswrj.org/ http://tinyurl.com/lhtuvzz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsWRJVT?fref=ts Please send announcements & prayer list updates to: firstname.lastname@example.org http://tinyurl.com/lhtuvzz