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.
"Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom."
James 3: 13b
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
+ Coffee Hour has a new time, 8:45-9:15 am in the Parish Hall. Thank You to Bev Garman for coordinating and for all those who volunteer and all who are flexible! The idea is to bolster attendance by making it available to both Sunday services and to include parents of Sunday School students for brief updates.
+ Also, there will be a tiny presentation of the scriptures of the day for those who'd like to recognize God with a bit more frequency and don't have time for a full blown bible study.
+ This week, Sept. 23, Jeff Manickas will lead the Bible Study on "The Parables" at 8:30 am in the Belden room.
+ The ZOO comes as our guest speaker in Sunday School this week!!!! I don't have a photo of a zoo animal, so "Sugar" is holding the place, but next week...I bet the photo will be fabulous!
+ Where I saw God Today: When Jim is out of town the cat comes to walk me home from evening meetings. Coincidence?
+ September Food Pantry requests: jelly and jams; hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, shampoo, deodorant, mouthwash, feminine hygiene products and adult diapers.
+ Parish Prayer Calendar for September is Sunday School. See you at 9!
+ New England Bible Study Tues 9:45 am and Wed at 7 pm. in the chapter room (behind the altar)This week: Creation (which is pretty neat because that is what the Sunday School is doing...)
+ Concert Sunday September 23, 3:00 pm, here in church. The Hope Collective for Early Music, a new ensemble made up of faculty members from Rhode Island College, presents a concert of chamber music from Handel's London. Free and open to the public!
+ Please note the Christmas Bazaar calendar of events in the bulletin. Contact Laurie DeRuosi for more info.
+ Next "Cookies and Classics with the Canon" will be Oct 7 and then Nov 4 at 11 am in the Guild Room (fireplace room) of the Parish Hall. We will discuss: "The Confessions", by Augustine of Hippo. Optional biography recommendation is Augustine of Hippo, by Peter Brown.
+ Please call if you (or someone you know) needs a visit.
From Inside the Collar
Just do the next right thing.
Loaves & Fishes RI
Hoping you are enjoying the Labor day installment of summer 2018! As we get ready for the September food truck run to Emmanuel House, we are so thankful for your seasonless generosity. Never have we lacked for anything (food, socks, toiletries, etc.) that the men at the shelter need. Always they express their appreciation for everything that you do. Your gifts to them are a gift to those of us who take the food truck to Providence. Come join us some 2nd Tuesday evening!