Welcome to This Week at St. Paul’s. This will be a weekly and occasional email from St. Paul’s Church with announcements pertaining to the life and ministry of this parish.
Calendar of Parish Events
The Week of April 15, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
8:00 am – Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Coffee Hour to follow
9:30 am – Christian Formation programs for all ages
9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Staffed nursery care
10:45 am – Holy Eucharist, Rite, II
Coffee Hour to follow
12:30 pm – Elder Abuse and Exploitation workshop
8:00 pm – A.A. meeting
Sunday school for all ages
Please join us this morning at 9:30 am for our various Christian formation programs. There are programs for children and adults. Should you have questions, please see one of the clergy.
Young Adult Class
The Young Adult Sunday School Class is beginning a new book study by New York Times bestselling author, Timothy Keller of Encounters with Jesus. Encounters with Jesus explores how people are changed by meeting Jesus personally—and how we can be changed encountering him today. The people who met Jesus Christ in person faced the same big life questions we face today. Like most of us, the answers handed down to them didn’t seem to work in the real world. But when they met Jesus, things immediately started to change for them. It seems he not only had the answers—he was the answer. In Encounters with Jesus, Timothy Keller shows how the central events and meetings in Jesus’ life can change our own lives forever. Katie Sherman leads this class and welcomes everyone. The class meets in the second-floor meeting room of the office building. See you this Sunday.
Adult formation class
The Adult Formation Class, as lead by Father Michael, will this week continue their conversation on the 5 Marks of Mission. Come, be part of the conversation and learn about the 5 Marks of Mission.
Please be reminded that April 20, is the deadline to include articles in the May issue of The Epistle. Commissions or organizations who have news items they would like included in the parish newsletter, this Friday is your deadline. Thank you for your attention to this matter. For the months of June and July there will be a combined issue. May 20, is the deadline for the June/July issue.
Meals for the Eastman family
St. Paul’s will be providing meals twice a week to the Eastman family. If you would like to help with this mission, please contact Gail Williams @ email@example.com or call her at 252-714-8995. You can also go to Take Them a Meal (www.takethemameal.com) and enter Eastman as the recipient and stpauls as the password and sign up. Instructions will be on the website.
Ministry to the Eastman family
As we all rejoice that Holton is now home please remember that there is still much to be done. Accommodations must be made to the Eastman home and there are equipment and supply needs not covered by insurance. A special fund has been established for the care of Holton. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please make checks payable to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and in the memo portion of the check write: “Care for Holton”. Thank you for your generous response.
Beginning April 15, the Adult Christian Education class will explore the beginnings of Christianity through the book Beyond Belief by Elaine Pagels, which takes a closer look at the Gospel of Thomas, rediscovered among other early texts in Egypt in 1945. Copies of the book are available through Amazon.
Elder Abuse and Exploitation
Today St. Paul’s is offering a workshop on how older people can protect themselves and how younger people can protect their older family members from abuse and exploitation and how older people can help ensure that their wishes regarding their medical care and living arrangements are honored. Pam Hanson, Carteret County Clerk of Court, Deborah Van Dyken, and Pat Wesson will have a panel discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.
Patti Dill ECW Scholarship
Deadline for applications for the Patti Dill ECW Scholarship is May 1. The ECW offers a $1,000 scholarship to our students as they continue their education. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Tricia Phillips at 252-241-6363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Center Open House
Trinity Center is having an Open House! Trinity Center is located at 618 Salter Path Road, Pine Knoll Shores. The Open House will be 2-4 PM, this afternoon. There will be tours of the facilities and information for everyone who wants to learn more about their many programs. Sound to Sea and Camp Trinity will be providing games, crafts, activities, s’mores, the campfire circle, and more. A Friends of Trinity presentation will be held at 4 PM in the Beach House. In preparation, they will both explain the Friends of Trinity initiative and provide information about how to become a Friend of Trinity. A complimentary picnic dinner at the Pavilion will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Bring the family and explore all they have to offer!
Tina Banks, her daughter Bonita, and granddaughter Asia, have recently moved to Wilmington to be near her son. Tina wants to express her gratitude to St Paul’s members for all their kind gestures of visits, calls, cards and delicious food during her times of need. She will miss Beaufort, her friends and especially her church family. Her new address is: 954 St. Andrews Dr., Apt 104, Wilmington, 28410. She would love hearing from us, and even maybe a visit.
Beaufort Elementary needs your help
Beaufort Elementary School is seeking volunteers for End of Grade testing. Students in grades 3-5 will be taking state assessments on May 25, 30, and 31. If you are able to volunteer, please call Stacey Brake at 252-728-3316 or email email@example.com Thank you in advance for any support you can offer.
Outreach for April – Family Promise of Carteret County
St. Paul’s outreach project for April is Family Promise of Carteret County, which is made up of thirty-four county churches. Its mission is to provide temporary, safe housing for homeless women and children. The program provides job training for the mothers, including computer training, resume preparation, job interviewing techniques, and child rearing skills among others. The training and child care for preschool children take place at the Family Promise Day Center on 35th Street in Morehead City. Guests rotate among the fourteen host churches with volunteers providing meals and overnight coverage. Each church hosts for one week once every three months. A support church is paired with each host church. Support churches typically do not have the space to host guests but can help with transportation, setup, food, etc. St. Paul’s helped initiate this program in Carteret County. For more information contact Laura Mosier at 484-400-6575. To make a monetary contribution to this cause, you may use an outreach envelope (found at the back of the church) or simply drop your check in the plate during the service. Please make checks payable to St. Paul’s Church and write “outreach” in the memo line. Checks may also be mailed to the church.
Reading in the season of Easter
St. Paul’s currently has two books for sale in the parish office. Walk in Love Episcopal Beliefs & Practices – Take a journey through The Book of Common Prayer, the Christian life, and basic beliefs of our faith, guided by two Episcopal priests. Walk through the liturgical year, the sacraments of the church, habits of daily prayer, and the teachings of Anglican Christianity. See how our prayer shapes our belief and our lives and how our beliefs lead us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Walk in Love is a comprehensive look at the practices and beliefs found within the Episcopal faith.
Scott Gunn is an Episcopal priest and executive director of Forward Movement. Melody Wilson Shobe serves as associate for children and families at Church of the Good Shepherd of Dallas, TX. This book is currently available for $21 in the parish office, while supplies last.
The Social Justice Bible Challenge bridges the gap between knowing the Bible and living it. For those who are interested in the work of social justice, the daily meditations connect their compassion to God’s Word. For those who are deeply engaged in scripture, the readings, questions, and prayers command action.
Featuring forty days reflections by spiritual leaders and writers from around the world, The Social Justice Bible Challenge is an extension of The Bible Challenge a global initiative to encourage daily engagement with scripture and an exploration of the Word of God.
“The poor are on God’s heart and should be on ours. We are called to fight poverty and injustice wherever we find it.” – The Rev. Marek P. Zabriskie, Founder, The Bible Challenge. The Social Justice Bible Challenge is currently available for sale in the parish office for $17, while supplies last. Bishop Skirving will be participating in this challenge. If you wish to participate online with him, please go to We’ll begin The Social Justice Bible Challenge on Easter Monday. Those planning to participate should visit:
http://www.diocese-eastcarolina.org/News%20&%20Events/new-ministry.html to join in the online conversation!
A Memorial Service for Kay Salter will be held at St. Paul’s on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 2:00 pm. A reception will be held in the parish hall following the service.
Please join us today for coffee after the 8 am and 10:45 am Eucharist. There are open dates remaining in April for the 8:00 coffee hour. Please check the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall to see when you can help!