This Week at St. Paul’s

 

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.

 

 

 

 

August 19, 2018
Sunday
8:00 am, Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am, Staffed Nursery – second floor of office building
9:30 am Choir rehearsal
10:00 am, Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:00 am, Reception for Father Michael and Teresa Singer
8:00 pm, A.A. meeting

Announcements
Blessing of backpacks
Students, teachers, administrators and staff are encouraged to place their backpacks, briefcases and other items in front of the altar on Sunday morning for a special blessing to take place during the service. During the time of announcements, you will be invited forward for the blessing.Sunday we will have the Blessing of Acolytes and Servers
Acolytes are an integral and important part of the worship offered to God at St. Paul’s Church. Acolytes assist the clergy during worship services in a variety of ways. St. Paul’s is blessed to have many young acolytes and several acolytes who are young at heart. During Sunday’s service, we will invite all acolytes to come forward to receive a special blessing and rededication. We thank all our acolytes for their ministry at St. Paul’s.

Bring your car keys forward for a blessing at the start of the school year
All students, teachers, staff and administrators are encouraged to place their car keys in a special basket in front of the first pew before the service begins this morning. The keys will be blessed during the service. We realize that driving is a privilege and with is a responsibility to drive safely for the protection of all. Have a safe school year.

Reception honoring Father Michael and Teresa Singer
Please join us for a reception honoring Father Michael and Teresa Sunday following the 10:00 am Eucharist on the back porch of the Parish Office Building.

Thank you Craig Everett
On June 17, Craig Everette joined us to supply as St. Paul’s Director of Music. Craig’s last Sunday at St. Paul’s is August 26. Thank you Craig for sharing your musical gifts with us.

St. Paul’s to welcome new Director of Music
St. Paul’s is pleased to announce that Linda Laughton will assume the duties as Director of Music, effective September 1. The first fall choir rehearsal will be Wednesday, September 5, at 7 pm.  Due to the parish hall renovations, the choir will be rehearsing, for the next several weeks, in the office building. If you’ve been singing in the choir for several years or have been thinking about a time to join, Linda would love to welcome you to the choir.

Parish House renovations
Parish House renovations have begun. There is to be no access to the building for several weeks. Please use the restrooms in the parish office building if needed. Until further notice, those vesting for services will change on the second floor of the office building.

Newsletter deadline  
August 20, is the deadline for articles to appear in the September issue of The Epistle. Please get your news items into Carol Smith in the parish office. Thank you!

Consecrated for God’s work
When we think about “stewardship,” we acknowledge the blessings of our whole lives, and especially in the company of our fellow parishioners. The Church—which we understand to be the body of Christ, who is its head—is, in fact, us. The Church is we who commit ourselves to the work of the Kingdom, in every time and circumstance. It is not someone else, someone in authority: the Rector, other clergy, the Bishop. The Church is the person seated beside you on Sunday; the Church is you. The financial commitments we offer are a way of claiming our membership in and commitment to that body and supporting the work God calls us to do together.

Meals for Mamré Wilson
St. Paul’s will be providing meals two to three times a week to Mamré Wilson. If you would like to help with this mission, go to Take Them a Meal (www.takethemameal.com) and enter the recipient’s last name and stpauls as the password and sign up. Instructions will be on the website. Please contact Gail Williams at 252-714-8995 if you need help with the sign in.

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.

August Outreach-Beaufort Boys & Girls Club
For several years, the Beaufort Boys and Girls Club has been a priority for St. Paul’s.  A number of St. Paul’s parishioners were instrumental in starting the Club which has grown into the Boys & Girls Club of Coastal Carolina with clubs in Beaufort, Morehead City, Havelock and New Bern.  Our funding will help continue the all-important work so many children in our area have come to depend upon – a safe nurturing place to go after school, during school breaks and the summer.  If you would like to make a monetary contribution, there are outreach envelopes at the back of the church for your convenience.  Make checks payable to St. Paul’s Church and write “outreach’ on the memo line.  You may mail your donation to the church office or drop it in the plate during the service.

Coffee hour
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.

Mark your calendar!
St. Paul’s will hold a Parish Picnic and Beach Day next Sunday, August 26. We want you to attend. We will be gathering at the Beach House at the Trinity Center (on the Oceanside). Fried chicken will be provided – bring a salad, side, bread or dessert. Supper will begin at 4:30 pm. The Beach House will be open beginning at 2:30 pm so come early to sit on the deck or play on the beach. A sign-up sheet will soon be available on the Parish Hall bulletin board.

Office volunteers
St. Paul’s is currently in need of volunteers to serve in the office this summer. Volunteer days are flexible, Monday – Thursday from 12 noon – 4 pm. If you are interested, please contact Helen O’Neal or Carol Smith in the office.

Bible memorization for the week:
“Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” – – Psalm 34:14

See you Sunday!

Faithfully,

Father Michael

The Rev. A. Michael Singer
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
215 Ann Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
252.428.3324
fathermichael@stpaulsbeaufort.com
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