The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost – July 10, 2016
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ 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 10)
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Who’s Who – This week – Sunday, July 10
Greeter – Holly Hall; Host – Brennan; Hebrew Scripture – Carl Hanson; Christian Scripture – David Davison; Psalm and Prayers – Karen Smith; Chalice – Leslie Black and Pam Hanson; Announcements – Cindy Dale; Counters -Bev Blanchard and Barb Coulter; Altar Guild – Carol Knight; Acolytes – Jonathan and Kathryn Brennan
Scott’s Schedule: Monday, July 11 – Office Hours 9-12
Tuesday, July 12; - Office Hours 9-12 Friday, July 15– Sabbath Day Saturday, July 16 – Sabbath Day
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Readings for Sunday, July 10: Amos 7:7-17, Psalm 82, Colossians 1:1-14, and Luke 10: 25-37.
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*Outreach dispursements *– The Outreach Committee met and disbursed moneys as shown. 1st Quarter: Community Dinners $75; UVIP $750; Camp Agape $500; LAMB $240; India Ministry $240; India House $100; Graduation India $100. 2nd Quarter: LAMB $240; India Ministry $240; COVER $400; Advance Transit $250; DISMISS $500; Rock Point $500; Headrest $350; LISTEN/Teens $500. A total of $4,985.00 so far this year.
*Our Summer Worship schedule - * Worship times are 7:45 AM and 9 AM.
The Upper Valley Haven’s Top Five Needs Are - peanut butter, pasta sauce, cereal, yogurt, and sliced bread.
*2016 Prouty JUly 9th *- I will be walking in the Prouty July 9th. I welcome anyone who would like to walk with me in the morning or give support to team Rubin Rejuvenators- Rubin Building at DHMC is where much of the cancer research takes place. Holly
*Karen Lyons- *Holly and Beth are sharing Sundays to give Karen a ride to and from church. We are looking for one more person to share in this ministry through July and possibly into Sunday's in August. If you can help, please contact Holly. Thank you.
Bible Study/Discussion at St. Paul’s *– MOnday, July 11 - * Our next gathering is Monday, July 11, 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: Amos 8:1-12 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp11_RCL.html#ot1, Colossians 1:15-28 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp11_RCL.html#nt1, and Luke 10:38-42 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp11_RCL.html#gsp1 . We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.
*Welcome Ministry Meeting – July 13 at 7 PM - *We will meet on Wednesday, July 13 at 7 PM in the parish house to discuss what we are currently doing to welcome newcomers and searchers into our midst. We will also share new ideas and take a look at how we might change our Welcome Ministry. Please come with your ideas to this meeting and explore how this important ministry might work within St. Paul’s. Everyone is welcome to attend. Thanks, Scott
Safe Church Training – July 15 - 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 - JULY 18TH
We thank you for signing up to prepare a meal to feed almost one hundred people July 18th. Each salad equals ten servings and we still need one more person to sign up to make a PASTA SALAD. We need a total of six volunteers and we still need two more volunteers to help on the 18th. You are welcome to sign-up next Sunday or contact Holly this week. We sincerely thank you for your contributions to feed our neighbors at the Listen Center.
Foods can be brought to church July 17th, left at church Monday, 18th before 2pm or taken to the Listen Center between 2pm and 4pm.
Our last two Listen Community Dinners are:
September 19th- organized and planned by Barwood Family
November 21st- planned by Holly and a volunteer to assist her
CARING MINISTRY MEETING – July 19th - at the Parish House, 7pm. We look forward to seeing all members in ministries of Healing, Prayer and Pastoral Care. If anyone else is interested in any of these church ministries, please contact Scott before the July 19th meeting.
*2016 Summer Lunch Program and Beyond *
Please save the date- this year's Summer Lunch Program will be *July 18-22nd*!
We just received word that we will be serving 38 lunches a day this year.
St. Paul's has participated in this program for many years. We along with 8 other area churches agree to provide a week’s worth of lunches at the Northwoods and Hollow Drive residences. These are children that receive free and reduced lunches during the school year. This program insures they will continue to receive nourishing lunches throughout the summer months.
There are many ways you can help. We will need food donations, people to help prepare lunches daily and help the Sunday before to set up the lunch bags and stuffing them with non-perishable items. We have had many people over the last several years that have made monetary donations to help defray the food costs which has been very helpful.
A sign up sheet has been hung in the Parish Hall for food donations and help making lunches. If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me!
AND NEW this year, on Thursday July 21st St. Paul's will also be participating in a new program initiative in Hartford called Take A Bite Out of Hunger. We will be making 50 snack bags that will be distributed at the Hartford Middle School. We thought this program paired well with the Summer Lunch Program and we will be making the snack bags along with the lunches that day for delivery.
A signup sheet for food donations can be found alongside the Summer Lunch program ones. There is also a flyer that explains a bit more about the program.
Thank you so much for considering helping with this program. St. Paul's is such a special place, I appreciate all the support for our community outreach programs. Barb Coulter
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.
Take Another Look – July 22 - Friday, July 22: photos and stories from Seniors in the Upper Valley. AVA Gallery - 5:00 - 7:00 PM This is a UVIP Event.
The *Concerned About Racial Justice group – *
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: 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.
St. Paul's Gardens - Mother nature and our gardens are working well together producing glorious flowers as well as multitude of weeds. Anne and I are looking for two or three parishioners who could pitch in to help us weed. We would greatly appreciate extra help July and August. I attend the gardens early mornings or late afternoons. If you have time to help us weed, please contact Anne or Holly. Many thanks, Holly.
Knit and Purl Fellowship meets the 1st and 3rd Monday 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 July- 18th, August 1st and 15th; September 5th and 19th.
*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.
*WESTON PRIORY SERVICE - *Attending service at Weston Priory is a spiritually full filling experience and you are welcome at service. Weston Priory website is easy to view and includes their monthly Sabbath Days the brothers are in retreat. I plan to attend Friday 5:15Evening Service, July 15th. If you would like to join me, please get in touch. 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.
*Please send event and prayer updates to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com*
*July 12 – *Vestry Meeting
*July 15 – *Safe Church Training at St. Paul’s
July 18 – LISTEN Community Dinner
July 18-22 – Summer Lunch Program
July 19 _ Caring Ministry meeting
July 21 – Take A Bite Out of Hunger Snack Program
*July 22 - *Take Another Look
September 17 – Parish Retreat
- *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: 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