The Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost – October 9, 2016

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Collect for Proper 23, BCP)

Readings for Sunday, October 9:

2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c Psalm 111 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19

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*Sunday, October 9 - Who’s Who *

Greeter – Barb Coulter; Host – Holly Hall; Hebrew Scripture – Nancy Snyder; Christian Scripture – Judi Shank; Psalm and Prayers – Marge Brennan; Chalice – Judi Shank and Kate Conner; Announcements – John Monfette; Counters – Barb Coulter and Andrew Pillsbury; Altar Guild – Barb Coulter, Barb Lather and Bev Blanchard; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

Scott’s Schedule Monday, October 10 – Office Closed – Columbus Day

   Tuesday, October 11 – Office Hours 9-12

   Friday, October 14 – Sabbath Day

   Saturday, October 15 - Sabbath Day

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*Announcements *

October 30 - Micah Celebration-* 3:00-5:30 - Congratulations Barbara!* Barbara Coulter is our MICAH HERO from St. Paul's Church. Barbara, and fifteen other heroes, will be honored at the United Valley Interfaith Project's Fifth Annual MICAH Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 30, 2016. A photo and a bio of Barbara Coulter can be seen and read on the United Valley Interfaith Project Bulletin Board which is located in the hallway. This year the event is being held at the Claremont Senior Center in Claremont, NH. In the past few years we have filled the Listen Community Center in White River. Last year The Listen Community Center was at its maximum, so this year we will be at Claremont Senior Center, a larger facility with ample parking. The Claremont Senior Center is eight minutes from the Ascutney Exit off I-91 South. This event is an opportunity to support Barb and to meet others from all over the Upper Valley. Tickets are $25.00 ($30.00 at the door). They can be purchased from Holly Hall, a member of our vestry. If you would like to buy a ticket, need more information or have questions, please contact me. Holly

*October 8 – Apple Fest 2016 at the Haven *– The Upper Valley Apple Corps and Haven warmly invites you to: Apple Fest 2016, Saturday, October 8 from 10 AM – 2 PM. Come help us celebrate the season with workshops, demonstrations, cider and apple sauce processing, children’s activities and more. Community Potluck Feast 12:30-1:30.

October 9 - *Brookside Nursing Home Church Service* – Please join us! – October 9 from 2-2:30 pm. If you would like more information about this service, please contact Holly.

October 10 – Visiting Palestine – A Talk by George Rishmawi, executive director of Siraj Center for Holy Land Staudies and Masar Ibraham al-Khalil. St. Barnabas Church, Norwich. Monday, October 10 at 6 PM

*October 16 – Quarterly Meeting of the Parish *– Please join us on Sunday, October 16 at about 11:30 for our Quarterly meeting.

OCTOBER 18 - Tools and Tips for Aging with Dignity: This is a short course developed by seniors for seniors. The course runs for four consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Tuesday, October 18 through Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Two classes are being offered each Tuesday. One is from 10:30 AM to noon. The second class is from 6:30-8:00 PM. The course is free and is being offered at the Upper Valley Senior Center and the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council. If interested, contact Jill Vahey at (603) 448-4213 <%28603%29%20448-4213> or

October 23 - St. Paul's Racial Justice group will meet after church. After a successful public book club series of 4 sessions last winter and this summer's private parish reading sessions this summer, we will catch up on involvement of those in Black Lives Matter, SURJ (Standing Up for Racial Justice), VT State Police on Committee exploring racial bias in traffic stops and other readings & activities people want to share. We also will discuss further activities and ideas for this group.

*October 24 - Bible Study – *Our next gathering is Monday, October 24, at 7 PM in the Parish House. We will miss Monday October 10 due to Columbus Day. 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: Isaiah 1:10-18, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12, and Luke 19:1-10 We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

November 15 - Caring Ministry Meeting - 7pm at Parish House.

November 21 - Listen Community Dinner-St. Paul's last 2016 Listen Community Dinner will be November 21st. Holly Hall and Judi Shank will be planning the meal. We will need six volunteers to help in the Listen Kitchen 3-6. Holly and Judi will put up a sign up with our menu on Parish Hall bulletin board the last week of October.

More information will be shared next week.

Help Wanted – Photgrapher needed*: *Our photo board is sorely in need of updating. Do you have any interest in taking up-to-date photos of our parish family members and posting them on the board in the church hallway? You might have interest but don't want to "go it alone"?? This does not need to be a one-person ministry. If you have any interest in assisting with this valuable ministry which helps us all put names to faces and faces to names, please notify Scott or any member of the Vestry--and thank you!

*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.

October 15 and 16 - Deep Change for Climate Justice*: Coalescing a Transformational Movement – *Our Children, Climate, Faith Symposium and VT Interfaith Power & Light are collaborating on our annual conference, *Deep Change for Climate Justice: Coalescing a Transformational Movement,* Oct. 15 - 16, White River Junction. Join with people from VT, NH, and beyond to connect and draw courage to do the work that's needed, and to engage others to take action on global climate change! Registration is open. Online registration and much more is at: ** Registration fee goes up on Oct. 1 - register now! Contact: 802-434-3397

October 16 - Attention Singers and Friends Of Music- *Fauré Requiem Open Sing*

Fauré Requiem Open Sing—Sunday, October 16, at 3:00 pm First Congregational Church Lebanon, New Hampshire

 With Henry Danaher accompanying on piano, Hal Sheeler will conduct

this sing-through of Gabriel Fauré’s beloved Requiem (1890). All are welcome to sing—or just come listen!

Please let me know if you will be attending as singer or listener. If as singer, please let me know voice part. If you have multiple copies of the music that we can borrow for this reading session, please let me know. We will be using the Mack Evans edited edition published by H. T. FitzSimons Company.

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

Weston Priory Services - Anyone is welcome to services at Weston Priory. Please check Weston Priory Webpage for service schedules and retreat schedule.

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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*

*October 16 *– Quarterly Meeting of the Parish

*October 18 *– Vestry Meeting

*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: