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.
"See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!"
2 Corinthians 6:2
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
+ There will be "Coffee with the Rector" time between services at 8:30 on Sunday mornings in the chapter room (behind the sanctuary). This is an easy time to touch base, share thoughts...I'm right here :)
+ Calling all chalice bearers: we have some new recruits and it has been quite awhile since our last training. We will have two trainings in August/early September. Are you "called to be in that number"?
+ The Sunday School will again sponsor "Movies on the Greeneway" this summer. Please stay tuned! How about "The Incredibles", as the new one is coming out... Field trip to see it together?
+ I'm working on the Sunday school curriculum and calendar. Thank you to those who shared such good information and ideas! Would you like to be part of a team of two offering a life skill, outreach opportunity or craft for a one month theme? More? Please see the Rector, or duck when she comes toward you if you don't want to :).
+ Parish Prayer Calendar for June: Visitors. We are all newcomers to God, always. Always a gift and an invitation of God, never earned or entitled. How about another newcomer get together, broadly defined: anyone in the last five years?
+ Updated Food Pantry Requests: jelly & syrup, canned soups, cereals, hygiene items (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste & toothbrushes, diapers)
+ Please call the office if you or someone you know needs a visit.
+ How is God calling you? Where is your positive energy/enthusiasm: "en" "theos"? How is God weaving your dangling threads together to make you equipped? Summer is a good time for reflection.
+ How did you see God today? Put your feet up? Seriously, "rest" in God is the ultimate invigoration to do his work. And, it is peaceful, joyful and thankful!
From Inside the Collar
Be careful what you pray for...
One reason to study the Bible is to recognize yourself in God's story and to recognize God in yours. A groom once requested the stilling of the storm as the Gospel reading for their wedding. When asked why, he said he met the bride at a retreat and felt that God had stilled the storm in his heart simply by breathing this woman into his path. He said he finally knew what that story meant. With a sweet, shy smile he added, "at least for me".
God loves you. Open the book and open your heart.
Loaves & Fishes RI
Where does the year go? We’re getting ready for our July truck run to the Emmanuel House shelter. It never gets too hot for us to take our “signature meatball sandwiches” – and all the rest of the generously donated items are truly seasonless, as is your caring commitment to our friends at the shelter. We pass along their heartfelt thanks to you, and hope your summer is going very well.