This Week at St. Paul’s


Welcome to This Week at St. Paul’s. This is a weekly and occasional email from St. Paul’s Church with announcements pertaining to the life and ministry of this parish.





October 21, 2018

8:00 am, Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am, Christian Formation Classes for all ages
9:30 am, Staffed Nursery – second floor of office building
10:45 am, Holy Eucharist, Rite II
8:00 pm, A.A. meeting


New Rector
Thanks to everyone who spent numerous hours searching for our new rector.  We are excited that the Rev’d Tambria (Tammy) Lee will become our new rector on January 5, 2019 and look forward to our first service with her on January 6, 2019.  We want to continue to keep her in our prayers as she prepares to come to St. Paul’s.  We also pray that the Lord will prepare us for the coming year.
Norma Gardner, Senior Warden

Thank you!
Our thanks go out to all of our Rector Search Committee members who have worked for the last year to find the person most suitable as St. Paul’s Rector. Please thank them as you see them. The members of the committee are as follows: Rob MacArthur, chairman, Rich Chadwick, Dave DuBuisson, Norma Gardner, Len Gilstrap, Marianna Hollinshed, Judy Mercer, Tricia Phillips, Carl Ragsdale, and Frank Sherman. Special thanks to Rob MacArthur for all his leadership, direction and commitment to the process.

Rise Against Hunger – Update
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the 285,120 meals St. Paul’s helped package on March 18, 2018 have been sent to Somalia.  Rise Against Hunger partnered with an organization based in the United Kingdom to get the meals to Somalia where they can be distributed. “Hunger doesn’t have to exist – let’s end it together.”

College students outreach
Please provide the church office with contact information of your children who are away at school. Names, snail mail, email and text numbers will help us send goodies and prayers from time to time.

Meeting of 10:45 am Acolytes
Shelvey Lloyd would like to meet with all the 10:45 am Acolytes and their parents on Sunday, October 21, following the 10:45 am service in the sanctuary. The meeting will be brief but very important. All input, suggestions, and thoughts will be appreciated!

How can I help with Hurricane Relief?
St. Paul’s is committed to helping our neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. There are many ways we can help. One project will be to support the local Salvation Army unit, which is doing so much to help families whose homes are heavily damaged.  Deborah Van Dyken, who is on the board of the local Salvation Army, will be our liaison and keep us informed about the needs in the hardest-hit communities.
Here is how you can help now:

  • Volunteer at the Salvation Army’s temporary distribution center at the former Rue 21 store in the Belk Plaza. They need help sorting donations and helping those who come in for supplies. The hours are 9-12 and 1-4 Monday through Friday and 9-1 on Saturday. Just show up. It is possible that this will be the last week for the storefront. The contact is Major Virginia Alderman at 252-241-4008.
  • Bring needed supplies to church – toiletries, kitchen items, bedding and towels, cleaning supplies (laundry detergent is especially needed). They can be placed in the rear of the sanctuary near the bottom of the balcony stairs. Deborah will deliver our supplies to the Salvation Army after church.
  • Do you have any furniture or large appliances in good condition to donate? One of the greatest needs is beds. Let Deborah Van Dyken know – her cell phone is 252-241-7532.
  • Donations of money are needed to support the organizations leading the relief efforts. If you would like to write a check to St. Paul’s with the memo “hurricane relief,” it will be distributed appropriately.

If you know of other ways that the church can assist in hurricane relief, get in touch with any of us listed below, or leave word with Carol in the office.
Allison DuBuisson, Barb Ackermann, Laura Snyder, Sylvia Wheatly

Shoeboxes are needed – Operation Christmas Child
Touch the heart of a needy child this Christmas with a gift filled shoebox and the Good News of Jesus Christ. Brochures include all the facts you need to know to pack a shoebox for a child overseas. Brochures will be available in the church office and at the back of the church.  The Youth need your shoeboxes so that they can wrap them prior to your “stuffing” them. Empty shoeboxes are needed by Sunday, October 28. The wrapped shoeboxes will be available for pick-up on Sunday, November 4. Filled shoeboxes need to be brought to the church on Sunday, November 18 or brought to the church office before this date.

All Saints’ Day
All Saints’ Day is the feast day on which all the saints of God, known and unknown, are commemorated. To observe this day, St. Paul’s Church will have a service at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 1 to remember and pray for those who have died. If you have family members or close friends who you would like remembered, please complete a card in the basket in the rear of the church. Please print the first and last name. You may also email your requests to the parish office by 9:00 am on Thursday, November 1st. Don’t forget to mark your calendar and plan to be part of this special worship service and invite your friends. If you are able to serve as an Acolyte, Crucifer, Eucharistic Minister or Lector for this service, please contact the office, 728-3324, by Friday, October 26.

Annual Parish Meeting – Vestry Nominees
St. Paul’s will hold its annual meeting on December 9 at 9:30 am. There are eight parish members who have agreed to put their names up for nomination to the vestry.  We are so pleased they have agreed to serve if elected. We will elect four of the eight to be vestry members for the next three years at this meeting. The following members have been nominated as candidates for the St. Paul’s vestry, and will stand for election on December 9: David DuBuisson, Glenn Dunn, Charles Hale, Michelle Lasky, Diane Meelheim, Frieda Menzer, Amanda Schoden, and Joe Ustach.

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us for the Wednesday Bible Study following the noon Eucharist. Each week we will take a close look at the lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday. All are welcome to join us for reflection and discussion as we explore what Scripture means to our lives now.

St. Paul’s Website
Go to to check out upcoming events, catch up on The Epistle, make donations online, and connect with Sign Up Genius for opportunities to serve.

Outreach for October – Five Loaves Mission
Five Loaves Mission serves a hot dinner each Monday evening to anyone needing a meal and fellowship.  The mission operates out of Beaufort’s First Baptist Church on Monday nights.  It is an ecumenical outreach between St. Paul’s Episcopal Church members and First Baptist Church members.  This mission operates solely through the donations of space, food and volunteers from both churches. Contact Information:  Nancy Ustach, 252-728-6811. There are outreach envelopes in the back of the church for your convenience.  Make checks payable to St. Paul’s Church and write “outreach” on the memo line of your check.  You may mail your donation to the church office or drop it in the offering plate during the service.

Coffee Hour
Please join us Sunday on the back porch of the Office Building for coffee after the 8:00 am and 10:45 am Eucharist. Until renovations are completed in the Parish Hall, coffee hour will consist of coffee, doughnuts and cookies. Coffee hour signup sheet is available in the office building on the refrigerator in the kitchen. Stop and sign up. Coffee hour works best when we all contribute by hosting.

Bible memorization for the week
“For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life a ransom for many.”
– – Mark 10:45


Carol Smith
Parish Secretary
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
215 Ann Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
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