Welcome to St. Paul's!
If you are looking for a church community, you may have just found it! St Paul’s has a long tradition of superb music, an inviting Sunday School, active youth group and effective outreach. This is a place where God is first and you can make a difference.
just as your Father is merciful."
Luke 6: 36
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
Feb 24, 2019
+ The Sunday School presents:
"Mardi Gras Breakfast"
next Sunday, March 3 at 8:30
(so that the 7:30 and 9:30 folk can both be there). Children will serve and (have help) cook and clean up! Any donations will be given to children in need, at the Sunday School's direction. What a fun and yummy way to serve God and enjoy each other's company!
+ Definitely visit Coffee Hour... Girl Scout Cookies will be available for sale!
+ Youth Confirmation meets this Sunday, Feb 24 in the fireplace room of the Parish Hall.
+ The Sunday Morning Bible Study (8:30 in the Belden Room) is concluding a study on Amos and Hosea.
+ New England Bible Study Spring is a slightly more in depth look at the New Testament. See you Tuesdays at 9:30 a, or Wednesdays at 7 p. The Gospel of Matthew tonight 2/24 and, St Paul's Letter to the Galatians 2/26 and 27.
The letters were written before the Gospels. Mark was the earliest Gospel. We are looking at the NT in a very rough order of when it was written, but still trying to make sense of the story! Notes for Mark and Matthew are available in the back of the church (where the bulletins are.)
+ Parish Prayer Calendar is Pastoral Care. If you or someone you know needs a visit, or to be on the prayer list... please call the office.
+ Food Pantry requests for February are: Cereal, canned corn, fruit cocktail or canned pears, apple sauce, mandarin oranges; juices-small or large containers (no refrigeration needed); strawberry jam; pancake syrup, crackers.
From Inside the Collar
You never know how God can use what we give him.
Joseph's brothers sold him into slavery.Through God's gift to Joseph of being able to interpret dreams, Joseph became an indispensable adviser to Pharaoh. When famine hit, his brothers sought relief in Egypt. They had no idea that the brother of whom they were so jealous, was alive and now Pharaoh's second in command. Needless to say they were "dismayed": speechless, guilty, afraid...! Joseph response: "do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life."
The gift that made them jealous (and Joseph was kind of a jerk), put him in the place and time where he was needed to save the "world". When the moment came that he could have "given it to them", he gave them the mercy that he himself had been given.
And, the story isn't over. Neither is yours.
Loaves & Fishes RI
Winter definitely has its challenges. We know you have yours, so we doubly
appreciate your amazing donations for our truck run to the Providence
shelter. When our truck date coincides with snowfall, we go anyway!!! and
simply serve inside. Several years ago we drove up as a blizzard was
threatening a travel ban, and we felt confident that at worst we’d have a
police escort to the shelter! (Beat the travel ban by an hour.) Stay safe,
and know that your kindness is warming a number of folks at the Emmanuel