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.


June 23, 2019
The Second Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.                                    Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m.                                    Newcomer Class
9:30 a.m.  – 12 Noon                  Staffed Nursery
10:00 a.m.                                  Holy Eucharist, Rite II


O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving­kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Vacation Bible School-help needed! 
We really need volunteers and participants for Vacation Church School  July 15-19th from 9:00 until Noon. Thus far we have a total of 15 children registered, three youth volunteers and seven adult volunteers.  The Rector is leading the charge and is very excited about teaching The Parables of Jesus. We will be looking for lost coins, baking bread, sewing seeds, and being Good Samaritans in Beaufort.  The good news is the positions are really volunteer. What is required for volunteers is that you show up for one training meeting on Sunday, July 14th and then be present for as much of the week of July 15-19th from 9:00 until 12:00 possible.  Older Youth are encouraged to be assistants. Snack and the Friday hot dog feast is covered.  Linda Laughton will work magic with the music.  We need teachers, craft makers, game leaders. Children need consistency and it would be helpful if you could join us for three hours each day for five days. If you cannot do that we will take your help for how many ever days or hours you can offer the week of July 15th -19th. Sign up forms are available in the back of the church, in the church office or in the parish hall. They are available on line at St Paul’s website For further information contact Anna DeButts, Vestry Liaison @ 919-605-9244.

Newcomer Class – June 23
Join us for an informal gathering with Rev. Tammy Lee and other prospective members in the Parlor of the Parish House at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 23. Learn more about the life of St. Paul’s – who we are as a parish, our ministries and our process for church membership. There will be a newcomer class once every two months. For more information contact the church office at 252-728-3324.

ECW Old Homes Tour Luncheon – June 28 and 29
Stop by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church during the Old Homes Tour for a delicious lunch of sandwiches served on homemade bread and hotdogs. Each plate comes with chips, a homemade oatmeal cookie and tea. Plates are $7.00, will be served in the parish hall from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and are available for takeout. Proceeds benefit Broad Street Clinic, an outreach project of the parish’s Episcopal Churchwomen.

Church Periodical Club (CPC)
St. Paul’s ECW recently held its annual CPC Offering during both Services.  CPC funds go to the diocese  to be used for books and printed materials for schools, libraries, seminaries, hospitals, etc.   Financial assistance is also given to seminarians as needed.  The ECW would like to express its gratitude to our parish for your generous response to this important cause.  If you missed the collection Sunday and would like to make a contribution,  you can put an envelope in the offering plate, leave it in the office, or see Ginny Poindexter.  Thank  you very much.

Gently used books for summer reading
There are a few young readers on Monday nights at the 5 Loaves meal that would love to have some books to read this summer. A request has been received for gently used beginning chapter books for summer reading. There will be a basket in the narthex that they can be dropped off in, or you may bring them to the office during the week.

Carteret County Domestic Violence – Fill the Pantry
The Carteret County Domestic Violence Program has a new safe house for its clients. They moved in recently and are appreciative of all the support from the community that made this facility a reality. St. Paul’s has donated funds through our outreach program and now we have an opportunity to help fill the pantry at the new house with items that every household never has enough of. Below is a list of needed supplies. If you would like to contribute, bring supplies to the Parish Hall and look for the basket identified for CCDVP. Other ways you could help the program include volunteering at the thrift store, donating to the thrift store (women’s wear only), and providing transportation for an occasional client ride to work, medical visit, etc. For information, contact Sarah Jo Safrit (728-3213) or Imogene Clawson (728-0295).
Tall kitchen garbage bags -13 gal., zip top storage bags, quart and gallon, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish detergent, dish washer detergent, paper towels, toilet tissue, Kleenex, hand soap.
Gift cards are always welcome for the purchase of perishable items and for special clothing needed for client’s jobs. Gift card should be taken to the Parish Office or placed in the alms basin at a church service. We will be collecting items through July 1. Thank you for your support.

Outreach for June – Young Life – Crystal Coast
Young Life is a world-class organization for adolescents.  Staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them – fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance.  In doing so, leaders earn the privilege of talking to them about something that they believe matters most of all – the truth about God and His love for them. Crystal Coast Young Life is building relationships, with high school friends, through various forms of contact work.  Each week Club (gatherings that are controlled chaos designed to break down barriers and lead into a simple message about Jesus) and Campaigners (small group Bible studies) are hosted. Additionally, friends are invited each summer to camp, which is described consistently as the best week of their lives.  Beginning in 2013, several members of St. Paul’s were instrumental in the formation of this new chapter, and the vestry and discretionary fund have generously helped with funding.  As the ministry continues to grow, there is a need for volunteers for the committee and also adult leaders. Contact Katie Sherman, parish liaison, at 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 or give online at

Prayer Requests
To add your name or the name of a loved one to the prayer list, contact the St. Paul’s Office at 728-3324 or email,  Individuals will remain on the prayer list for three weeks.  To keep the person on the list longer, simply contact the Office with that request at the end of three weeks, doing so as long as needed. The person to be listed must give permission for their name to be included in this public prayer request list. This is to protect their privacy and respect their wishes.

St. Paul’s website
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