Office Hours: This week starting June 26th, the office will be open Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The following week the office will be closed July 3, 4, and 5.
ALTAR GUILD: Altar Frontal mystery has been solved!
Thanks to all who filled me in on the story of the mysterious Altar Frontals. It was quite fun to learn little bits from each of you and then finally piece together the story.
It appears the Altar frontals were used for the altar in the “tin building.” Once the chapel was built, they were too small for the altar and so became banners and hung in the church. Next, when St. Paul’s helped established Prince of Peace, the frontals were given to them. And then, completing the circle, they came back to us when Prince of Peace was closed. They have been on the coat rack in the chapel until now. I am glad they surfaced in the sacristy so we could learn their history.
I also learned that these frontals and the current altar frontals and hangings for the chapel were ordered as kits (embroidery, material, fringe.) They were then assembled and sewn by members of the parish. Now we need to find a good use for them. Anne Babb, Altar Guild Director
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.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The The Altar Guild and the Pulse Committee are serving refreshments in front of the church following the 9:00 service today. The Altar Guild plays an important behind-the-scenes role in preparing the altar for all regular and special worship services. The Pulse Committee contacts parishioners by phone for feedback on parish life. You are invited to stop by, enjoy some refreshments, and find out more about these opportunities to serve our parish.
There will be no refreshments next week. We hope you enjoy a safe and happy July Fourth holiday with family and friends.
ADULT FORMATION: This Sunday in the Youth Wing between the 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. services, a brief film in the NOOMA series will be shown, followed by a discussion. These films explore our faith in everyday life. All are welcome to attend. There will not be a film next Sunday, July 2.
- Super Summer S(f)undays continue today at 10:10 a.m. Meet us on the playground to have a popsicle and decorate a rock for Raleigh Rocks! All are welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult).
- The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is starting over again…we are working toward our 2018 Note in the Pocket Collection. So far, we have collected $75.43 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.
- We are looking forward to welcoming over 70 children and 30 volunteers to our July 10-14, 2017 VBS, Abundance Orchard: Where Faith Grows! Participant registration is closed, but we are still in need of youth and adult volunteers. Please contact Christine Ingram if you would like to volunteer.
- 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 (Kid’s Club). Our Bride’s Room is located 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.
- Sunday School or EYC for the summer. Stay tuned for special summer events.
- Appalachia Service Project: Please keep our 31 youth and 14 adults in your prayers as we travel to Avery County, NC to make homes there “warmer, safer, dryer.” This will be a transformational week for participants and homeowners alike. Thank you for all your support in making this mission trip possible.