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.
"Weeping may spend the night, but joy comes in the morning."
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
+ 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 sponsor "Movies on the Greeneway" July 28th. Pizza at 6:30 with movie about 7ish. "The Incredibles". Field trip to see the new one together in August.
+ We have a new (to us) Episcopal Sunday School Curriculum! Lectionary based, so we are all studying and worshiping off the same page :). Designed for 3 age groups (pre K-K), grades 1-3 and grades 4-6; so it is for everyone and not boring. It has intergenerational, outreach, worship, & craft features. And best of all, easy to use!
We will have a meeting for anyone who is interested (teachers, parents, kids, guest speakers) July 25th (with cookies) at 7 pm.
More blessings and perfect, awesome metaphor: didn't cost us a thing.
+ How I saw God today A parishioner walked into church looking happy, healthy...radiant. That is great all by itself. But, last year she was miserably ill in a nursing home for 81 days undiagnosed and not expected to recover (no speech, no muscular control...miserable), but she wanted and recognized communion. When she came in, (wearing a butterfly scarf :)), arms and smile wide open.... It was looking into the face of resurrection!!! Give and give and give again, but don't give up on God.
+ Parish Prayer Calendar for July: Adult Education. Be praying about what God is calling you to learn or offer: EFM, New England Bible Study, Kerygma, Spiritual Classic Book Study (a lot of us liked that one and we didn't get to it this year...), an in depth study of one type or one book of the Bible, a more in depth look at worship and why we do what we do....
+ 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.
From Inside the Collar
The "joy" of the powerful who are feasting (and asking for the head of John the Baptist "on a platter") is contrasted with the joy of Jesus.
May God's Joy surprise and fill you.
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.