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.
September 9, 2018
*** Please note time change for 10:00/10:45 am service ***
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
10:00 am, Choir rehearsal
10:45 am, Holy Eucharist, Rite II
8:00 pm, A.A. meeting
Sunday School Classes for All Ages Begin Sunday September 9
Sunday school begins afresh on Sunday, September 9 at 9:30 am. All Sunday School classes will meet in the Office Building until renovations are completed on the Parish House. There will be people stationed at the front and back doors to direct you to your classroom.
The Nursery and Pre-School class will meet in the Youth room on the second floor. God’s Pod (1st -5th grade) will meet in the conference room on the second floor. Middle/High School class, will meet on the back porch of the Office Building.
The Young Adult Sunday School class will meet in the Rector’s office on the second floor.
The Women’s Sunday School class and the Forum Class will meet in the Women’s Sunday School room on the first floor. This year the combined classes will be studying Episcopal beliefs and practices. The text will be Walk in Love by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe. The books will be available in class and in the office for $14.00, please make the check payable to St. Paul’s and write the book’s title in the memo line.
The Men’s Sunday School class, will meet in their regular class room.
Children’s Chapel will be held in the Youth Room on the second floor of the Office Building.
Crosswinds Youth Begins Sunday, September 9
On Sunday, September 9, from 5:30-7:30 pm, Crosswinds (grades 6-12) will kick off a new year with dinner in the Youth Room on the second floor in the Office Building. Dinner will be provided for the youth. We will gather and talk about the new year and what we want to do differently this year. Parents do not need to stay.
Prayer Shawl group
The Prayer Shawl group will resume meeting on September 10, at 2:00 pm in the Parish Office Building. The group meets on the first Monday of each month, except for September.
Rector’s Discretionary Fund
The Rector’s Discretionary Fund makes financial assistance available to persons in need, both within the parish and for those neighbors who come to us in moments of crisis. The ministry of the Rector’s Discretionary Fund continues throughout the entire year. Please be generous in helping feed, clothe, shelter, educate, refresh and restore the minds, bodies, and spirits of those in need. Make checks payable to St. Paul’s Church and in the memo portion of the check write, RDF.
Sunday School Teachers, Children’s Chapel Leaders and Crosswinds Leaders
On Sunday September 16, we will commission, at the service attended, our 2018-2019 Sunday School teachers, Children’s Chapel leaders, Crosswinds Leaders, and assistants. Please keep them in your prayers as they begin a new year.
Altar Flowers opportunity
A rare opportunity to place flowers in the sanctuary, the third weekend in July, has become available. If you are interested please contact Mary Lee Daughtry, 723-5381.
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.
Message from Stewardship Committee
Herb Miller’s book on stewardship points out the following:
Believe appears in the Bible 273 times,
Pray appears 371 times,
Love, appears 714 times,
GIVE appears 2,172 times.
Stewardship is about this – giving – of yourself for thanksgiving for our blessings. It is no coincidence that our Sunday morning offerings are placed on the altar. Bringing all the people’s gifts to be offered to God begins the liturgy of the Table.
St. Paul’s is blessed with a caring congregation of giving people who take their personal stewardship, of time, talent, and treasure as a part of their life. The kickoff Sunday for this year’s stewardship campaign is about upon us (September 16), but stewardship is a year long, life long, way of showing our thanks to God. Thanks be to God.
Parish House renovations
Parish House renovations are underway. We will be functioning out of the office building during the renovation with the relocation of the nursery and vestment rooms. Restrooms during worship services are located in the office building. Until further notice, those vesting for services will change on the second floor of the office building.
St. Paul’s website
Go to www.stpaulsbeaufort.com to check out upcoming events, catch up on The Epistle, make donations online, and connect with Sign Up Genius for opportunities to serve.
September Outreach-Meals on Wheels
MEALS ON WHEELS of Beaufort is our Outreach for September and operates under the Beaufort Fellowship of Churches. This is a service which delivers not only a balanced meal but also a friendly smile and contact for homebound folks. We are currently serving 13 persons. Good, balanced meals plus a carton of milk and fruit or dessert are prepared by Harborview Rehab in Morehead City. The meals are picked up between 10:45 am and 11:00 am and then delivered Monday through Saturday by VOLUNTEERS from St Paul’s Church, Ann St UMC, First Baptist Church, Beaufort Ole Town Rotary and One Harbor Church. MOWS pays Harborview $4.50 per meal. Some recipients want meals daily and some want meals three times per week. Some recipients reimburse us for their meals and some cannot pay which costs MOWS about $500 monthly. All donations are used to pay for meals and are greatly appreciated. We also need more VOLUNTEERS to deliver meals. Volunteers usually deliver one day per week for a month duration. It takes about an hour and a half to deliver meals on a given day and really does make you feel good to have given of yourself. Ask Dave DuBuisson – he delivers EVERY TUESDAY unless he’s away. To inquire about volunteering, please call Sandra Howarth 241-4292.
Please join us today 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:
“I will praise the Lord as long as I live.” – – Psalm 146:1
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
215 Ann Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
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