The Second Sunday after Pentecost – May 29, 2016

O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and earth: Put away from us, we entreat you, all hurtful things, and give us those things which are profitable for us; 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 4.)

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Who’s Who – Next week – Sunday, May 29

Greeter – Penny McClure; Host – Brennan; Hebrew Scripture – Judi Shank; Christian Scripture – Karen Smith; Psalm and Prayers – Karen Smith; Chalice – Joyce Mechling and Judi Shank; Announcements – Pete LePre; Counters – Karen Smith and Kate Conner; Altar Guild – Barb Coulter, Bev Blanchard and Barb Lather; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan

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*Readings for Sunday, May 29: *1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39; Psalm 96; Galatians 1:1-12; and Luke 7:1-10

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*– ARE YOU READY?? - *

June 4th Bargain Bin & Silent Auction

The Yard and Garden Department needs YOU!!

We are looking for:

· Plants……. Purchase a ‘six-pack” at any local garden/nursery center to donate to Bargain Bin

· Dig and label ‘extras’ from your yard and gardens in the next few days

· Clean and bring in tools and yard ‘stuff’ (like fencing, decorations, etc. – clean and useable please)

· Used pots and planters of all shapes and sizes – empty and clean


Questions??? Please contact Anne Jenish (802-685-2067 or

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We will come now and pick up donations for:

St. Paul’s (White River Jct.) June 4th Bargain Bin & Silent Auction


  • We will take: *furniture, antiques, housewares, tools, garden items, books, linens,

    rugs, lamps, sporting equipment, canoes, office furnishings, small

    appliances, baby

    items, toys, games, etc…
    • We can’t take*: clothes, tires, cribs, stuffed toys, large appliances, televisions,

      computers, printers, mattresses, skis and boots, sleeper couches, or hazardous


      *We will reject *items in poor condition, unsafe or too difficult to move.

  • Call 802 295-5490 <802%20295-5490> to schedule a pick-up*

You will get a charitable tax statement.

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Join in a Witness for a Livable Wage!

(Well $15 an hour isn’t, but it IS closer!)

Friday, May 27th, 7-8 a.m., and/or 4-5 p.m. Ledyard Bridge, between Norwich and Hanover. Bring yourselves.

We’ll bring the signs.

June 5 – Bishop’s Visitation, Confirmation and Reception – on Sunday, June 5, The Rt. Rev Thomas C. Ely will visit St. Paul’s and Confirm and Receive a total of 9 youth and adults into the Episcopal Church. The ‘loose offering’ that day will be designated to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund, so please be as generous a possible. We have also been asked to wear our name tags that morning to help the Bishop with our names. This is an exciting day for our parish family so please plan on attending worship that morning. Thank you, Scott

Confirmation June 5 Update – I have been asked to make it clear that gifts are not expected for any of the people being Confirmed or Received on June 5. There has been a little confusion about this. Scott

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*June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day - Wear Orange - *Millions are coming together to fight for an end to gun violence in America. If you believe there’s more we can do to help save American lives from gun violence, you are Orange. I’d love to have a group gather (wearing orange) on June 2, while we are all working on Bargain Bin, and post our picture on our Facebook page showing our support to help save lives from gun violence. This is a national movement and one our Bishop is behind (see the Mountain e-News For more information about National Gun Violence Awareness Day to go Wear Orange

United Thank Offering (UTO) Ingathering – June 12 - We have selected June 12th as this year's UTO Ingathering Sunday. I realize it is short notice. Even so there is still time to start acknowledging special moments for good things that have happened by putting a coin aside to honor it. Thank you Janie Davis.

*Karen Lyons needs rides to church - * This Sunday, Holly and Jon will help transport her to and from 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.

Don’t Forget to Suggest your Favorite Hymns/Songs - There are bright yellow forms on the shelf in the vestibule (narthex) for you to list some of your favorite hymns and songs you’d like to be included in our worship. We will try to program these hymns as soon as their texts seems appropriate for the lectionary readings or the general sense of the day.

New copies of Lift Every Voice and Sing II - As we begin to include more hymns from Lift Every Voice and Sing II, we saw the need for more copies of the hymnal and have ordered and received twenty copies. If you are interested in donating money in Loving Memory or in Thanksgiving of a loved one, please complete the form on the shelf in vestibule (narthex) and give it to Scott, Jon or place it in the offering plate. Thanks, Scott

The remaining three Listen Dinners of 2016 are :

July 18th- Holly and Barb Coulter are planning the meal

September 19th- Barwood Family will plan and organize the meal

November 21st- meal is planned; Holly needs someone to assist her

Brookside Nursing Home - There will be a Eucharist Service at Brookside Nursing Home on June 12th. Volunteers arrive at 1:45 and the service is 2-2:30. We take summer months off and will meet again second Sunday of September, 11th. If you would like to support this community outreach, please contact Fr. Scott or Holly.

*Knit and Purl Fellowship *- welcomes all crafters including those who enjoy coloring. Our June gatherings will be June 6th and 20th 6:30 at the Parish House. If you want more information, please contact Holly.

*St. Paul’s Facebook page - *Listen to sermons and view pictures of our life together on our parish Facebook page: You do not need to join Facebook to view our page. Enjoy! While you are there like and share our posts with your friends.* Also *please remember and feel free to take pictures of our life together in worship and fellowship and send them to me to be posted on Facebook. Thanks, Scott

*Weston Priory Services - *Benedictine Monks at Weston Priory welcome anyone to attend their daily services. The Priory, a restful spiritual community, is less than an hour from WRJ. Holly especially enjoys attending5:15 service Fridays and 11:30 service Saturdays. The Brother's monthly Sabbath Days are listed on Weston Priory web page. If you would like to join Holly to a service or want more information, welcome to contact Holly.

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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, May 30; Office Closed Memorial Day

   Tuesday, May 31; Office Hours 9-12

   Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4 Bargain Bin Activities

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.
  • 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!

Upcoming Events

*Please send event and prayer updates to*

*June 4 *– Bargain Bin

*June 5 *– Bishop’s Visitation and Confirmation

June 12 – UTO ingathering

June 26 – Quarterly Meeting

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