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.

November 4, 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


All Saints’ Day Service – Nov 1st at 7:00 pm
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 email or call 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. The Daughters of the King will provide refreshments following the service.

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.

Smile! It is time for a new pictorial directory
We’re creating a new St. Paul’s pictorial directory – and we need YOU to make our parish family photo album complete! Rosemary Green and Kathy Vinton have graciously agreed to lead this endeavor and have set up the following dates and time for photo sessions to be held in Mary Ogus’ office on the second floor of the Office Building:
Sunday, November 4: 9:00am – 1:00pm;
Wednesday, November 7: 10:00am – 12:00noon;
Saturday, November 10: 10:00am – 12:00noon.
There are sign-up sheets in the kitchen of the Office Building for you to choose the time that works best for you. Our goal is 100% participation, so our new priest will have a photo directory to aid in getting acquainted with all of us. *Your directory picture will be enhanced if you choose to wear a color, as it has been observed black or white do not photograph well against a black background, which we will be using.

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.

Operation Christmas Child – Shoeboxes
Wrapped shoeboxes will be in the back of the church and ready to be picked up on Sunday, November 4. Don’t forget to pick up a How to Pack Your Shoebox Gift brochure too. Filled shoeboxes need to be brought to the church on Sunday, November 18 or brought to the church office before this date.

Wednesdy, November 21
Join us on Wednesday, November 21 for the Noonday Eucharist. It will be a Thanksgiving celebration with music.

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.

Do you enjoy coffee hour?
If you enjoy attending…maybe you will consider hosting a coffee hour. This is an important part of St. Paul’s ministry that helps build our community and welcomes new people to the church. The sign-up sheet to host coffee hour is located on the table next to the refrigerator in the kitchen of the Office Building.

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.

Updated Needs for Hurricane Relief
We hear from teachers and school staff that some children are not attending school because they don’t have clothes and supplies. Jeanette Holland and her co-workers are collecting coats and jackets for school children and their families. All sizes are needed. You can bring your donations to the church office.
The Salvation Army requests donations of frozen meat to restock the food pantries of churches Down East. The Army’s new headquarters are at 810 Arendell Street, in the old Beam Cooper Gainey building.
The Army continues to provide replacement appliances for families who lost theirs in the hurricane. Donations are needed for these appliances.  You can write a check to the Salvation Army and write “local appliance project” in the memo line.  Checks taken to the church office will be picked up by Deborah VanDyken.
The Carteret Long Term Recovery Alliance held an orientation meeting at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31, at First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City. The Alliance is a faith-based, non-profit group with representatives from government, business and other organizations.
Do you know of anyone in the church family who needs help? Please inform Mother Mary.
Please watch the bulletins and weekly church news Emails for updates on how you can help with hurricane relief.

Outreach for November – Project Christmas Cheer
Project Christmas Cheer is a non-profit organization that provides Christmas assistance to families in Carteret County that might not otherwise have any Christmas.  PCC grants us here at St. Paul’s a great opportunity to share our time and resources with those less fortunate.  Each year, St. Paul’s participates in PCC as a congregation.  We “adopt” families by   providing them with a generous gift of food (over 40 different items).  Your contribution to the outreach fund in November will be used to obtain this food.  Additionally, St. Paul’s also “adopts” individuals for whom we hope parishioners will provide Christmas gifts. These are for children 18 and under and adults 65 and over.  The PCC tree, with names for adoption, will be in the back of the church on Sunday, November 25 and Sunday, December 2.  Please bring your gifts to church on Sunday, December 9, St. Nicholas Sunday.  Food and gifts will be delivered on Friday, December 14. Volunteers are always needed!  Please contact Barb Ackermann at 443-797-4569 or to see how you can help.  Thank you for your on-going contributions to help others; it is a joyful experience to witness the generosity of the people of St. Paul’s church.  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, drop it in the plate during the service, or give online at St. Paul’s website.


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