What's Happening at St. Paul's?
St. Paul’s Preschool will hold a Book Fair at Barnes and Noble, Thursday, December 3, 5:00-6:00 PM, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Rd., Cary, NC. Come participate in a scavenger hunt, listen to stories and more! Can’t attend our Book Fair at Barnes and Noble? Please visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from 12/03/2015 – 12/08/2015 by entering Bookfair ID 11730991 at checkout.
Come All Ye Faithful
Join the Altar Guild in the Greening of the Church. On December 20th, immediately following the 11:15 service, we will be putting up garlands, arranging poinsettias, setting up the nativity scene, and enjoying the spirit of Christmas. All Supplies and decorations will be provided. Refreshments will be served.
St. Paul’s narthex has a new addition. A TV monitor has been placed on the wall in a corner of the narthex, easily visible to those entering the church. Postings on the monitor will welcome visitors and will keep parish members current and informed. Continue reading below.Continue reading
Tags are still available on the St. Nicholas Tree (see picture taken Nov 25). Each tag represents a child who will have a merry Christmas due to your generosity. Please take a tag and shop for one of these children, who is served by a local agency. Gifts will be received by St. Nicholas himself on Sunday, December 6. Cash donations are also welcome. Please bring or mail checks, made out to St. Paul’s with “St. Nicholas” in the memo line, to the church. Read more.
The St. Paul’s Choir will present an Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 20 at 4:00 PM. This program consists of nine scripture readings, each followed by a related piece of music. The Bells of Saint Paul’s will perform an arrangement of “O Come. O Come Emmanuel.” The event is free and open to the public. Invite your friends!Continue reading
All are invited to a screening of Sitting at God’s Table on Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 PM in Room 10 (Education Building). One filmmaker seeks the answers to why we do what we do in the name of God. She invites religious leaders from five different faiths (Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Baptist, and Episcopal) to join her in a surprising conversation based on their candid responses, marked differences, and surprising commonalities. Bishop Michael Curry is one of the participants. Contact Andrea Johnson at 919-348-9599.
The Holiday Babysitting Event is back!! The youth of St. Paul’s will host a Parent’s Night Out on Friday, December 4 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. We welcome children ages 2 through 5th grade for a night of fun while you parents have a night off for holiday shopping or a meal where you cut only your own food! We are raising funds for upcoming youth events, so all donations are welcome. Please provide dinner for your child; we’ll have water and lemonade. Contact Leah at Leah.Dail@stpaulscary.org.
Advent begins November 29. For a schedule of services during the season of Advent, click Continue reading below.Continue reading
Thanks to the Ten Thousand Villages Store newly opened in Cary, friends of the St. Paul’s Outreach ministries can shop once for the holidays and see their gift multiplied. On Friday, December 11 from 5 to 8 p.m., St. Paul’s Outreach will receive a percentage of all sales made at the store.Continue reading
THE DIOCESE OF NORTH CAROLINA welcomes the Rt. Rev. Peter Lee, bishop diocesan (resigned) for the Diocese of Virginia and current interim rector at Christ Church, Georgetown, as Assisting Bishop for the diocese during our time of transition and search for the 12th bishop diocesan. See Bishop Hodges-Copple’s interview with Bishop Lee. Read Please Note, Nov 17, 2015.
Click here for pictures of the Arts and Crafts Festival. It takes a parish to host an arts and crafts festival. The festival, which took place on November 14, raised $6000 for outreach. This was possible only because of the efforts of so many parishioners, who gave generously of their time and talents and supported the festival by attending.Continue reading
Compassionate and life-giving God, we are horrified at the violence in Paris. Hold back the hands that kill and maim; turn around the hearts that hate. Grant instead your strong Spirit of Peace – peace that passes our understanding but changes lives. May Bishop Pierre Whalen, and all our brothers and sisters in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, know and feel your presence among them.
We join in prayer today with our Muslim brothers and sisters, particularly our friends at the Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies here in Cary, who have condemned the actions in Paris and called on faith communities to join In prayer that we all may continue forward in the ways of God’s justice, love, and peace. We pray this through Jesus Christ, your son and our Lord. Amen.
Prayer composed by The Rev. George Adamik
The St. Nicholas Advent tree is up and is decorated with over 400 tags identifying needy children served by local agencies that support seasonal farmworker families, orphans and vulnerable children, homeless families, families of recovering addicts, and families in need of reasonable housing. Please take one or more of the tags from the tree. Continue Reading belowContinue reading
The Bread Ministry bakes and delivers bread to visitors each week. Bakers are needed to bake two loaves of bread and bring them to the church kitchen two or three times a year. Drivers are needed to deliver the bread to visitors on Sundays after the service. Each of these jobs requires only a small time commitment and is a great way to welcome newcomers. Would you like to help with the bread ministry? Please contact Sally Moller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have experience in designing flyers and brochures — either in your job or as a volunteer? If so, perhaps you’d like to use your talents to help create attractive publicity materials for some of our St. Paul’s ministries. This is a great way to help out from home and on your own time. If you’re interested, please contact the Communications Committee at LannyWase@mac.com.
Please join the members of St. Paul’s Endowment Board by registering for a free webinar about planned giving offered by the experts at the Episcopal Church Foundation on December 1st. Your fellow supporters of the endowment are actively seeking other parishioners interested in leaving a legacy to St. Paul’s that will last for generations to come.Continue reading