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.
"They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain."
Isaiah 65: 25
St. Paul's Church is handicap accessible. Please park behind the church, on Washington St., and enter via the office wing.
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
November 17, 2019
+ This is the last weekend to sign up for photo times for the new pictorial directory. The more of us who are in the directory, the more useful it is. PLEASE Participate. Lifetouch comes on 11/20-11/23. Pictures taken during these times will be available for Christmas.
You can sign up online through our website or in person after each of the three services.
+ Youth Confirmation Class begins this Sunday (17th) after the 9:30 service (about 11 am), in the fireplace room of the Parish Hall. Fabulous opportunity with two amazing and gentle teachers. Come! Bring a friend :)
+ "Six Bible Stories (you may not know) That Can Change Your life." T 9:30am/ W 7 pm. Tonight: "swords in to ploughshares" or "ploughshares into swords"?
+ Adult Confirmation class for adults who are interested in learning more about faith, about the Episcopal Church...Episcopal 101 starts December 4, at 7pm. In the time slot of Six stories..., as soon as that is finished.
+ November Parish Prayer Calendar:
+Sunday School! All are welcome. (Children need not be members. Come as often as you can. You are always welcome. This week: God guides Us: The Ten Commandments. If you missed the Sunday School singing last week, you missed a truly beautiful and happy tear-producing moment.
+ It is Stewardship time and Thanksgiving season. In that order. The more you give, the more grateful you are. (The more "coincidences" seem to happen.)
Putting God First, reduces debt and stress. This week's speaker will be Steve Elliott.
+ North Kingstown November Food Pantry: canned fruit (fruit cocktail, peaches, pears mandarin oranges), hearty soups, canned vegetables (esp. corn and mixed vegetables, carrots and beans), pasta, breakfast cereal, pancake syrup, ketchup and mustard, peanut butter, granola type bars, toiletries; esp. shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant.
+ Christmas Baskets Coming Soon! Alleluia! Ooo, I can just get that in before Advent.
A.S.A.P.: Always Stop and Pray
From Inside the Collar
The more you know your bible, the more it comes to you when you need it. Remember 'knowing' means: "hear, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest". Take it in and let it nourish you.
The other day someone quoted Lincoln to me: "a house divided cannot stand". You know where he heard that? Jesus (Mt 12:25, Mk 3: 25, Lk 11:17). That was certainly the word Lincoln needed in his time and we needed to hear, though it took awesome and costly perseverance; unity prevailed.
Visiting Jamestown, Virginia the tour guide told us that John Smith's largest contribution to the settlement was to put the "gentlemen" to work. They all thought they were above having to do any actual labor (including the chaplain). He said,"Anyone unwilling to work, should not eat." It was the beginning of the perseverance that led to the foundation of (the eastern side anyway) of our nation. His order is a direct quote from 2 Thessalonians 3:10b in our readings this week.
Persevere in the Love of God. Know your Bible, so that God can come to you through it when you, and those you love more than yourself, most need it. It is food for your soul. It is food to nourish for eternal life. Persevere that you might see the victory.
Loaves & Fishes RI
Wow—time hustles on! Here comes November, and the end to a series of Indian Summer days. Our new friends at Crossroads are now greeting us in expectation of the food items we bring, and with words of thanks and “God bless you for coming.” With the cooler weather, we start adding socks to the truck. We have plenty of men’s socks (thank you!), but are now adding women’s socks to our wish list as we are serving both men and women. Also please note that if you have any leftover Halloween candy to donate, our Sunday School children have volunteered to package it for LFRI. Your caring and generous giving continues to be appreciated by us and our friends downtown.