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.
"...who was I that I could hinder God?"
-Peter, Acts 11:17
May 19, 2019
+ Confirmation/Reception/ renewal of Baptismal vows: The Bishop comes on May 26th for his annual visitation and Confirmation. Please let the office know, if you have questions, wonder if this pertains to you....We need to get your information to the Bishop's office so that you can be included.
No Episcopal 101 on the 16th, but there will be on the 23rd. Fireplace room of Parish Hall at 7 pm.
+ Sunday Morning Bible Study meets in the Belden room of the Parish Hall at 8:30 am
+ Last Youth Confirmation Class this Sunday after church. Bring your letters and come for a happy surprise :)
+ New England Bible Study meets Tuesday morning at 9:30 and Wednesday evening at 7.
Tonight (15th) we will look at Hebrews, James, I & II Peter and Jude: the early church struggles and is led by two of Jesus' brothers. Next week 21 and 22, we will end on a high note and study the Gospel of John and Johannine letters.
+ May Parish prayer cycle: Youth.
A.S.A.P.: Always Stop and Pray
+ North Kingstown Food Pantry Requests: Canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti & meatballs, Spaghetti-O's), hearty soups, pancake mix, syrup, toothpaste, deodorant, and shampoo.
+ 5:15 and 9:30 worship services will move to ONC on the weekend of June 1-2. Summer IS coming :)
From Inside the Collar
"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.
Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
We like the first. The second is impossible. The third is sad. That is where we are. We are in love with "love" and making people love us, but that is not Love and not what Jesus is talking about. Jesus wants us to love each other as he loves us: with God's Love. God is the source of all real Love: life giving, self giving, living in the endless flow of the Life and Love of God himself. Sadly, the world has known us and judged us by the type of "love" we show to one another. Which is too often petty, short lived, vindictive and an extremely poor imitation of the real thing. It is also often the best we can manage.
Great! Stop trying to manage. God is making all things new. God is pouring out his Holy Spirit into all. Don't try to imitate God's Love (or impede it), receive it.
The Love of God: accept no substitutes.
Loaves & Fishes RI
You’re invited to the Loaves & Fishes RI fundraiser at 6pm on May 16 at RI Country Club in Barrington. Buffet, silent auction, raffles, music and fun! $40 per ticket by advance purchase only. Please see Mimi, Thomasine, or Diane Richards before May 8.
There are still a few slots to be filled on the SignUpGenius for next
Tuesday. Please consider signing up if you are able. The wonderful folks we
serve appreciate all you do more than you can imagine. God Bless!