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.

June 24, 2018

7:00 am – Glory Ridge Mission Team departs St. Paul’s
8:00 am – Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 – 11:30 am – Staffed nursery care
10:00 am – Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:00 am – Refreshments
2:00 pm – Rector Search Committee Meeting
8:00 pm – A.A. Meeting

Supply organist
Sunday we welcome Craig Everett as our supply organist. He will be with us through July 22nd. Please introduce yourself and welcome Craig to St. Paul’s.

Rector search committee
The Rector Search Committee is meeting Sunday at 2:00 pm in the parish office building.

Musician search committee
St. Paul’s recently organized an organist/musician search committee. The committee is composed of: Lee Barnes,; Rob MacArthur,; Laura Snyder,; Joe Ustach,;  Allison DuBuisson,; Walter Phillips,; Ginny Poindexter,; The Rev. Mary Ogus,;  and The Rev. Michael Singer, . The committee has two purposes; first to discern what St. Paul’s is looking for in their next musician and second, begin the process of searching and eventual call of our next musician. If you have any thoughts or opinions on these two subjects, please contact a member of the committee prior to the end of June.

Glory Ridge Mission Trip 2018
The annual Glory Ridge Mission Trip leaves Sunday.  All next week, from June 24 through June 30, the team will be serving in Madison County, NC. The team left early this morning. While away, the team would appreciate your prayers. A special thank you to everyone who is going on the trip, to those who have financially support this mission trip and to those who baked food items. Please pray the following prayer for the team of youth and adults going on the Glory Ridge Mission Trip.

“Father, thank you for Ashley, Gabbie, Ana, Ashley, Tori, Caelyn, Andy, Satchel, Micah, Michelle, Sarah Jo, Vicki, Len, and Frank whom you have brought together. Help them to be like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Help them to do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility help them to value others above themselves, help them not to look to their own interests but to the interests of the others. In their relationships with one another, help them to have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant.” (Adapted from Philippians 2)

Father Michael away
Father Michael will be away on vacation from noon, June 26 – July 1. In an emergency, please contact The Rev. Mary Ogus at 910-580-0357.

Meals for Mamré Wilson and the Eastman family
St. Paul’s will be providing meals two to three times a week to Mamré Wilson and the Eastman family. If you would like to help with this mission, go to Take Them a Meal ( 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.

Coffee Time
Please join us Sunday for coffee after the 10:00 am Eucharist. There are many open dates in July and August. Please check the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall to see when you can help.

Mary Lou Hill’s memorial service
A celebration in thanksgiving for the life of Mary Lou Hill will be held July 3rd at 11:00 am here at St. Paul’s.

Do you enjoy coffee hour?
If you enjoy attending…and eating food from coffee hour on Sundays, maybe you will consider hosting a coffee hour this summer. Ask a friend to co-host with you. Sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board in the parish hall.

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.

Vacation Bible School
This year’s theme for Vacation Bible School is Game On “Gearing up for life’s big game”. VBS will be held July 16 – 20 and is for children 3 years of age through those entering 5th Grade in the fall. Rising 6th Graders are encouraged to serve as helpers. Online registration is available at St. Paul’s website; ( Katie Sherman and Sydnor Greene are this year’s co-directors and need your help. If you would like to help, please contact Katie Sherman, at 919-880-2247 or Put the dates on your calendar and encourage your children, grandchildren, godchildren, neighbor children and friends to attend. Game on!

June Outreach-Young Life Crystal Coast
Young Life Crystal Coast is a Christian outreach ministry for high school students.  Its goal is to connect teenagers and Christ while building unconditional relationships through contact work, Club (gatherings that are controlled chaos designed to break down barriers and lead into a simple message about Jesus), Campaigners (small group Bible study) and Camp (described consistently as the best week of their lives). Volunteers are needed for the committee and as youth leaders.  For more information, contact Katie Sherman, 919-880-2247. 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.

Tammy Nash out-of-the-office         
Tammy Nash, St. Paul’s Financial Administrator, will be out-of-the-office for a few weeks for medical reasons. We expect her to return by mid-July. Please keep Tammy in your prayers.

Bible memorization for the week:
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, *
and his mercy endures for ever.”    – –  Psalm 107:1

Have a great day. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.


Father Michael

The Rev. A. Michael Singer
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
215 Ann Street
Beaufort, NC 28516