LECTOR TRAINING TODAY: Are you interested in becoming a lector? Lectors are parishioners who read the Lessons and the Prayers of the People during the service. Lector training for new lectors (and refresher for current lectors) will be today in the conference room with Rev. George Adamik immediately following the 9:00 a.m. service. We hope to see you there!
PHOTO DIRECTORY: We need more people in the photo directory!!! Due to the low turnout from the first set of photo sessions, we are offering more photo sessions. We need you to sign up to be in the directory. We have partnered with Lifetouch Portraits to create a new photo directory. The signup is available online at https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/yclxe0ge/. The dates of the portrait sessions will be February 18th and February 19th in the chapel. Each family/person that sits for a photo will receive a free 8×10 from Lifetouch. If you have any questions or would like to help with this fun exciting event, please contact Jill Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Morning: Join Rev. J. Carr Holland, III, in the chapel today at 10:15 a.m. as we continue the series, Nurturing Faith: From Childhood to Adulthood. Today’s forum explores “Parenting Through the Stages,” how parents can actively assist children in maturing their faith.
Wednesday Evening: Our winter series, Spiritual Practices, guides us through the basics of seven spiritual practices. Each session begins with a short video. This week, Enuma Okoro introduces “Service: The Needs Right Around You,” as we discuss stories of faith experiences through ancient spiritual practices. Sessions begin at 7:00 p.m. in the youth wing.
For more information, please see the Adult Formation ministry page on St. Paul’s website, and E-News.
ALTAR FLOWER MEMORIALS: The Altar Flower Chart for 2019 is in the narthex. Flowers are usually given in memory of or / and in thanksgiving for loved ones, or to commemorate special occasions in our lives. The Altar Guild requests a donation of $45.00. Checks may be made payable to St. Paul’s with Altar Guild flowers noted on the memo line. Please sign up on the flower chart at least 3 weeks in advance for your name to appear in the appropriate Sunday bulletin. Stop by the sacristy after the 11:15 a.m. service if you would like to take the flowers you donated home.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Veterans and Military Outreach (VMO) ministry is hosting a Valentine-themed coffee hour in the parish hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. Stop by and pick out a valentine for your special someone. There will be vintage Valentines available for adults, along with mazes, games, and cute pin-on Valentines for everyone. VMO provides basic items for organizations that directly support homeless veterans, sponsors training for veterans seeking service animals annually through its dog biscuit initiative, and works to highlight and support those currently serving in our military.
Next week the Communications Committee and the Information Technology Committee will be co-hosting coffee hour. The Communications Committee oversees our many information outlets, including the monthly newsletter, narthex monitor, website, E-News, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The IT Committee works to maintain a support structure that ensures that the information technology needs of the parish are met, both now and in the future.
THE WOMEN’S STUDY GROUP will meet Tuesday, February 12th from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Bride’s Room to discuss My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray. Amazon Books writes, “the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton – a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. Haunting, moving, and beautifully written, Dray used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza’s story as it’s never been told before.” This should be a fun book to discuss. If you have any questions, contact Leah Dail at LeahDail@gmail.com.
RESILIENCE! Childhood trauma, if it is serious and prolonged, can have life-long physical and emotional consequences. Whether or not we have personally experienced significant childhood trauma, we like to think we won’t encounter others who have been traumatized – but we will!
On Sunday, March 3rd, a light lunch will be served starting at noon and from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. the movie Resilience will be shown in St. Paul’s parish hall, followed by a discussion of how to recognize and respond appropriately when we encounter a traumatized child or adult. The discussions will be directly relevant to parishioners serving in the many St. Paul’s Youth and Outreach Ministries – but all are invited!
If you want to attend the March 3rd trauma-informed ministry event, please register through the link on the St. Paul’s website (stpaulscary.org) by February 25th so we can have food and childcare available for you.
SCOUT SUNDAY: St. Paul’s will recognize the citizenship and volunteer efforts of all Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts at the 9:00 a.m. service on March 10th. On Scout Sunday, Scouts and adult leaders will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of roles such as greeters, ushers, or lectors. All Scouts and adult leaders are asked to wear their uniforms. Sign up at https://bit.ly/2TlHQJv or contact Kathleen Neff at Kathleen@trioptimum.com or Julia Rudy at email@example.com.
• The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is working toward our 2019 Note in the Pocket Sort Day, scheduled for June 9, 2019. We have collected $1580.79 toward our $3000 goal!
• Children’s Chapel will be held today at the 9:00 a.m. worship service and is open to all children ages 3 through 2nd grade. Please follow the Children’s Cross Processional after the Collect.
• Sunday School (Children’s Formation) continues today at 10:10 a.m. in the education building.
• Communion Classes (ages 1st grade and up) continue today. The children will meet Father Javier at the Healing Station at 10:10 a.m.
• Please remember that Children’s Chapel and Sunday School are on vacation next Sunday, February 17.
• Youth Christian Formation: The lesson is entitled “Seeking Other Interests: artisans of God.” Middle School meets in the youth wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
• Murder Mystery Rehearsal 4:00-5:00 p.m.: Meet in the parish hall and bring your script.
• No EYC Tonight: We’re catching up on sleep and homework after Bishop’s Ball.
• Thank You to everyone who helped make Souper Bowl 2019 a HUGE success. Stay tuned for the total amount donated, but it was a lot.