- Super Summer S(f)undays continue today at 10:10 a.m.
Meet us on the playground to have a popsicle and listen to the Parable of the Mustard Seed! All are welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult).
- The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket has started over again. We are working toward our 2018 Note in the Pocket Collection. So far, we have collected $100.58 toward our goal of $3000.00.
- Children’s Chapel will be held only at the 9:00 a.m. worship service today and is open to all children age 3 through 2nd Immediately following the Collect children may follow the cross processional to the Youth Wing. The children will return to the Sanctuary during the Peace.
- VBS starts tomorrow! We are looking forward to welcoming over 80 children and 40 volunteers to our 2017 VBS, Abundance Orchard: Where Faith Grows!
- Children’s Bulletins, Crayon Packs, and Pipe Cleaners are available on the desk in the Narthex. Nursery Care for babies and young children is also available-please see an usher to escort you to the Nursery (Kids’ Club). Our Bride’s Room is in the back of the Sanctuary and is open to anyone needing a place for a crying baby or restless child. Sunday School is on vacation until Sept. 10.
- Youth Sunday School and EYC are out for the summer. Stay tuned for special summer events.
- Shake-It Up: Sunday July 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come enjoy milkshakes and games next Sunday night. Just come ready to have fun. We’ll meet in the Youth Wing.
- Appalachia Service Project: We’re home after a terrific week of home construction and relationship building. Thank you for all your prayers and support. We really do take the whole Parish with us on this trip!
OFFICE HOURS: The office will be closed on Fridays in July.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Memorial Garden Ministry will be serving refreshments. This ministry works to provide a beautiful, spiritual space for the interment of ashes and the remembrance of family and friends. Please join them for snacks and to learn more about their special ministry.
Next week the Newcomer Ministry will welcome everyone – newcomers and “oldcomers” alike – to coffee hour.
ADULT FORMATION: Today, July 9, a brief film in the NOOMA series will be shown in the Youth Wing, followed by a discussion period, between the 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. services. These films explore real-life situation from a perspective of Jesus. All are welcome to attend.
The Adult Formation committee is offering an opportunity to watch and discuss The Shack, the movie based on William Paul Young’s best-selling book of the same name. It will be shown in five sections, beginning Wednesday July 12, and ending Wednesday August 9, in the Youth Wing. The video and discussion will be from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Would you like to support Adult Formation offerings at St. Paul’s? Because several people have rotated off the committee, we are looking for others who are willing to brainstorm ideas and help programs become reality. We are also looking for people willing to occasionally set up the coffee and cookies for the Sunday morning events. You don’t have to be part of the committee and free training is provided. If you are interested in either activity, please contact Andrea Johnson, email@example.com or 919-348-9599.
SOCK DRIVE FOR EPISCOPAL FARMWORKERS MINISTRY: The Youth are collecting new socks for the farmworkers in Eastern North Carolina. Socks are always needed – they get filthy with dirt and chemicals and don’t last the farmworkers very long. We have a collection bin in the hallway across from the music room. We’ll be collecting through the month of July and deliver them in early August.
LIFT EVERY VOICE CONCERT: A fundraiser will be held at Church of the Nativity on July 20th at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a special evening of music and poetry from participants in the Diocesan event, Lift Every Voice. The choir will be comprised of youth and young adults from Botswana, South Africa and the U.S. This year Lift Every Voice is the culmination of a 3-year program to empower youth and young adults to address the many forms of racism and to seek justice and reconciliation. Leah Dail and Lydia Oliver from St. Paul’s are participating this year.
ALTAR GUILD: A new green altar frontal depicting the Tree of Life has been completed by Barbara Brickman & Jan Barbee for use during “Ordinary Time.” References to the tree of life are found throughout the Bible, especially Genesis, Proverbs, and Revelation. Thanks to these ladies for their beautiful work.
NEW OPPORTUNITY: Are you curious about NCSU’s OLLI program? Linda Giles will explain the wide range of courses, study trips, and other special events available to 50+ adults. She will also provide the latest catalog of offerings.
Join us in the Youth Wing, Thursday evening, 7:00-9:00 pm, July 27. Bring a dessert-type snack to share. The Senior Ministry will provide beverages. Please RSVP to Jean Huey firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-303-5769 to RSVP.