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Welcome to St. Paul's Print E-mail

Welcome to the website of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cary, NC. At St. Paul's, we strive to be a faith community where all are welcome.

We recognize that each of us brings varied experiences, talents, and beliefs, and we rejoice in our diversity. We are committed to deepening our faith through worship and learning, as well as to being sent forth in service to make this world a better place for all God's children.

Join us in this journey of faith. There is a place for you at St. Paul's!

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
221 Union St., Cary, NC 27511
Phone: 919-467-1477, Fax: 919-467-0152
Questions? Email: stpauls@stpaulscary.org
Sunday worship schedule: 7:30, 9:00, 11:15 AM


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Holiday 2014 Schedule Print E-mail
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St. Paul's 2014 Holiday Schedule
Dec 21 - Fourth Sunday of Advent, Services at 7:30, 9:00, 11:15
     After 11:15 service - Greening of the Church
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve, Office closed
     4:00 PM - Child friendly service
     7:00 PM - Eucharist with Christmas Carols
     10:30 PM - Eucharist (Midnight Mass), Christmas music begins at 10:00 PM
Dec 25 - Christmas Day, 10:00 AM - Contemplative service with Eucharist
Dec 28 - First Sunday of Christmas - Services at 7:30, 9:00, 11:15
     9:00 and 11:15 - Lessons and Carols
Dec 31 - Office closes at 1:00 PM, Year-end donations must be in by 1:00 PM on New Year's
     Eve to be counted by St. Paul's as a 2014 donation
Jan 1 and 2, 2015 - Office closed

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Worship and Music Update Print E-mail
Holiday 2014 Worship Schedule
cantata-arab-2012 Sign up now for the Music Program
Go to: Music Signup Page
Read Dec-Jan Newsletter, pages 15, 16
Prayers of Healing Offered at 9:00 and 11:15 Services
holly Greening of the Church, Sunday, Dec 21, following the 11:15 service
Twelfth Night Celebration, Jan 11
altar-flowers-50 Donate Weekly flowers in memorial and thanksgiving
bible1 Daily Office Recordings by St. Paul's readers. Readings of Psalms, Old Testament, Epistle, New Testament.
 
Outreach / Inreach Update Print E-mail
Ways to give this Christmas:
wreath Heifer International: Alternate Gift Giving Opportunity
wreath Advent offering to support Harvest for Hospitality (Episcopal Farmworkers)
wreath Christmas plate offering to support Urban Ministries and PLM Families Together
wreath Wheels4Hope 31-Day Challenge, until Dec 31
bloodmobile60 Blood Drive, Jan 17, 9:00 to noon. Save a life!
Join Care and Share volunteers. Click here to sign up for Care and Share.
little-red-wagon A Little Red Wagon is in the narthex to collect food for Urban Ministries.
Read about Outreach in Dec-Jan Newsletter, pg 12-13
st-nick-and-george-2014-60 See pictures of St. Nicholas Sunday, Dec 7. Read about how many children were served.
 
Church Business and Stewardship Update Print E-mail
2014pledgebutton Go Deep! Make your pledge for 2015. Click the button at left to pledge.
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Memorial pavers offered. Honor someone.

Read Endowment Fund Update, Nov 2014
time-and-talent Offer your time and talent to St. Paul's
Read November Financial Statements, login required.

10-07-2014-dan-portrait-100Memorial Garden:
See new Archives Page.
Read November Newsletter, page 4

 
Adult Education Update Print E-mail
Adult Education Forums, Sundays, 10:10 AM, Chapel:
WHAT'S NOT IN THE BIBLE AND WHY: A three-week series exploring the origins of the New Testament:
  • Dec 21: A New Take on the Christmas Story: The Infancy Gospel of James
julian-of-norwich73x120 Julian Gathering, 9:15 AM, Cry Room. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays.
Read about Adult Ed in Dec-Jan Newsletter, page 11, 12
moms-logo-50 Jan 20 - Mar 3, 2015, Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MOMS) Course offered
Faith on Tap, third Sundays, 7:30 PM, Abbey Road
 
Adult and Fellowship Update Print E-mail
christmas-tree-50 Have your Christmas tree delivered! Read more.
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Coffee Hour, 10:00, Sundays:
Dec 21: Women's Discussion Group
Dec 28, 2014: No Coffee Hour
Jan 4, 2015: TBD
Jan 11, 2015: Prayer Stitchers
Jan 18, 2015: Outreach
Jan 25, 2015: Mini Ministry Fair
Read Dec-Jan Newsletter, page 2

ministryfair-60 Winter Mini-Ministry Fair, Jan 25 during Coffee Hour
Prayer Stitchers: read Dec-Jan Newsletter, pages 4-5.
foyer-welcome-mat Sign up for a Foyer Group now. Meet monthly with other church members in a social setting.
 
Children's Update Print E-mail
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Read Dec-Jan Newsletter, pages 6-8
Signup to teach Children's Chapel
Children's Ministries on Facebook
Sign up for Children's Sunday School
Stay-at-Home Parents GroupDec 17
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Preschool:
Read Dec-Jan Newsletter, page 6
Preschool now accepting applications
Take a virtual tour of Preschool classrooms

Pre-EYC for 4th and 5th graders meets second and fourth Sundays at 11:15 AM
Communion Classes to be offered Feb 22, Mar 1, Mar 8
pageant-2014 See pictures of Christmas Pageant, Dec 14 and Pageant Rehearsal, Dec 13
 
Youth Update Print E-mail
youth-group-80 Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)
Youth News and Events
Dec-Jan Newsletter, pages 9, 10
EYC: 5:00-7:00 PM on Sundays for both MS and HS.
Planning ahead (read Dec-Jan Newsletter, pages 9, 10):
  • Sun, Dec 21: Movie night out
  • Sun, Jan 4: Christmas party and fun gift exchange
brown-bag-nov-29-2014-60 See pictures: Go Do Youth Ministry Partners with Brown Bag Ministries, Nov 29, 2014
Register for Sunday School - click here.
 
Communications Update Print E-mail
assistive-listening-device1 Assistive listening devices are available in the narthex (lobby)
facebook-60 St Paul's on Facebook: www.facebook.com/stpaulscary
St. Paul's E-News is emailed every other Thursday evening. Sign up for E-News by clicking here. Upcoming issues: Dec 23, Jan 8, Jan 22
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The Voice in the Wilderness Print E-mail

j_carr_holland_2-120Rev. J. Carr Holland III
Homily, December 14, 2014

John 1:6-8,19-28
"I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness; prepare the way of the Lord." There is a certain tension in our culture right now. Too many deaths of black men have caught our awareness. Too swift a hand to draw a gun or to use a choke hold...

Hear audio of Carr's homily: Click here.

 
The Darkness Never Really Goes Away Print E-mail

george_adamikRev. George Adamik
Homily, December 7, 2014

Mark 1:1-8
Today is the day we welcome St. Nicholas into our midst. He's become an annual part of our year that we live together here at St. Paul's. St. Nicholas will be with us in a little while. Today is also the second Sunday of Advent...

Hear audio of George's homily: click here

 
Event Reports & Photos Print E-mail
Click the links for photos from recent events:
pageant-2014 Christmas Pageant, Dec 14, 2014
pageant-2014-rehearsal-1 Christmas Pageant Rehearsal, Dec 13, 2014
st-nick-and-george-2014-60 St. Nicholas Day, Dec 7, 2014
brown-bag-nov-29-2014-60 Go Do Youth Ministry Partners with Brown Bag Ministries, Nov 29, 2014
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News and Notes Print E-mail
Comments and Questions
Items of Interest
Facilities for Children
  • St. Paul's Kids' Club offers free childcare by trained staff during 9:00 and 11:15 AM services.
  • Cry Room offers a place where you can be a part of Sunday services and also let the little ones relax and be themselves! Read more.
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