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.
"You are setting your mind not on divine things, but on human things."
Second Sunday in Lent
+ Sunday Morning Bible Study: "Sowing Tears, Reaping Joy: The Bible and Brahms' Requiem", a 7 part series for Lent. Team led by Todd and Virginia! 8:30 in the conference room.
+ New England Bible Study: Tonight at 7 pm: "A Synoptic Fest: Matthew, Mark and Luke" Next week: The Gospel of John Tues 9:30 am, Wed 7:00 pm.
+ Parish Prayer Calendar for February is Pastoral Care. Please call the office if you or someone you know needs a visit, call, note, prayer.
+ Food Pantry requests: hearty soup and stew, canned green beans, spinach, beets and tomatoes, crackers (Ritz/ Saltines...),stuffing mix, cereal, condiments (ketchup, mustard, etc.).
+ Where did you see God today? Penguins and Pansies: because they survive in harsh conditions. Daisies: because they are weeds that turn out right as the friendliest of flowers. (The daisy in the picture was growing in a rock!)
Soup and Spirit Luncheon Schedule
2/21 NK United Methodist, 450 Boston Neck Rd
The Rev. Sharon Baker
2/28 FBC North Kingstown-Allenton, 1135 Tower
Hill Rd, NK
The Rev. Dr. Leonard Thompson
3/7 St Bernard's, 275 Tower Hill Rd, NK
The Rev. John E. Unsworth
3/14 St Paul's, you might know the address :)
3/21 Saint Francis de Sales, 381 School St, NK
The Rev. David C. Procaccini
From Inside the Collar
It is easy to set our minds on human things, the voices are loud and omnipresent. We make the mistake of thinking that God thinks as we do. God's thoughts are not our thoughts and his ways are not our ways. He knows more than we do, endures forever and above all, loves more and better than we can imagine.
There is nothing wrong with the way you think, it is normal for a human to think of human things. If we are to live in God's ways, we will have to think his thoughts after him. We will have to change the channel in our minds. An exercise that helps when worry talks too loudly in the heart: allow your worries to be "heard". Give them 15 minutes in the morning. Then tell them they have been listened to you and they must trust you and God to handle them. For now, they must be quiet so that you can get the work done. In the quiet, you may hear God's help.
Change the thoughts of your heart. Trust God. Trust God's Love, until you are so filled by His Love, that you become Love.
Loaves & Fishes RI
Our friends at Emmanuel House have been enduring a brutal winter. Continuing winter days and nights make our chockfull food truck a very welcome visitor downtown at the shelter. All thanks to you, our caring donors! The signup link for our February 13th truck run is below...
Along with our regular items we are adding a special item on the Genius for February, as an opportunity to help those who must endure the cold days until the shelter opens. We are collecting $5 and $10 gift cards for Wendy’s, Dunkin Donuts, or McDonalds, to deliver to Emmanuel House for Valentine’s Day. Cards should be marked with appropriate amount, sealed in an envelope marked “LFRI Valentine Day Gift Cards”, then placed in the offering plate, or given directly to Thomasine or Mimi before 5pmon February 13 for our “Valentine’s Day” LFRI truck run — please do not leave in the LFRI bucket in the narthex.
Whatever we can offer, God blesses all of it, in the giving and the receiving! Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.