LOBSTER FEST 2019 will be held on October 5, 2019. To order your lobster, lobster meal, lobsta roll or chicken dinner or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.lobsterfestcary,org. Many hands are needed to assist with this event and shift times vary-please take a look at the needs and see where you can help. See you there!
Sunday: Please come to a Listening Session today, September 29, at 10:10 a.m. in the Chapel. St. Paul’s is working with other faith-based institutions to find solutions to problems facing our community. We’re listening to residents from all over Wake County to hear concerns that will shape the issues we tackle in coming months and years. We welcome your feedback.
Wednesday: Please join us Wednesday, October 2, 7:00-8:00 p.m., in the Youth Wing as we continue our series based on Adam Hamilton’s DVD and book, Moses: The Reluctant Prophet, Chapter 4, “The Ten Commandments.” Hamilton describes Moses as “the single most important figure in the Hebrew Bible” (the Old Testament), and “for Christians, Moses’ life serves as the backdrop for much that is found in the Gospels.” We’ll retrace the route of the Exodus and reflect on what we can learn from Moses to apply in our own lives. Two copies of the book will be available during the sessions.
ADULTS CAN BE ACOLYTES?
Yes! Acolyting is for all ages, and adults are excellent acolytes! (We also appreciate support from acolytes 4th grade and up.) Please sign up for a NEW ACOLYTE TRAINING held on September 29 at 12:30pm in the Sanctuary: https://tinyurl.com/2019acolytes
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AND COFFEE HOUR: The Rainbow Gathering and the Adult Formation Committee are co-hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. The mission of the Rainbow Gathering is to provide a supportive community and an inclusive gathering place for individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, their allies, families and friends. The Adult Formation Committee oversees a wide range of opportunities for adult formation and spiritual growth.
Next week Dorcas Ministries will be hosting coffee hour. This local organization provides affordable clothing, food, training and tools for self-sufficiency to those in need. Come by to enjoy coffee and refreshments and perhaps learn how to volunteer in the Dorcas Thrift Shop.
THE CARE & SHARE team would like to make parishioners aware of a new resource: a Loss of Spouse Group, hosted by the Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church and open to community members who have lost their spouse within the past 3 years. The group meets twice a month – for dinner at a local restaurant, and for a monthly discussion group meeting. For more information, please contact: Margie Best (919-303-3830 – firstname.lastname@example.org) or Melonie Wigley (919-264-4401 – email@example.com).
GREETERS NEEDED: Join the greeter ministry at St. Paul’s. Greeters are the initial point of contact to visitors and newcomers making them feel welcome at St. Paul’s. If you would like to be a part of this exciting and valuable ministry, please contact Karen Smith at (919) 360-1469 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE COME TO A LISTENING SESSION TODAY
As a part of Wake County Sponsors, St. Paul’s is working with other faith-based institutions to find solutions to problems facing our community. We are listening to residents from all over Wake County to hear their concerns. This will shape the issues we will tackle in the upcoming months and years. The next session will be Sunday, Sep. 29, 10:00 a.m., in the chapel. Please see the link on the website to sign up to come to one of these sessions. Contact Katie Bricio at email@example.com.)
ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Do you have a hobby? Painting, ceramics, quilting, woodworking, something else? The Arts & Crafts Festival is looking for donations of new, handmade items to sell at the St. Paul’s Table. The Festival will take place on Saturday, November 9, with proceeds going to outreach ministries. If you have items to donate, please contact Sally Moller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS is October 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the courtyard.
- No Children’s Chapel today.
- The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is collecting money for Rise Against Hunger. We have collected $339.77 toward our $3400 goal.
- Sunday School begins at 10:10 a.m. in the education building. We still need one more teacher! If you’re interested in teaching, please email us at email@example.com.
- The Halloween Carnival will take place on October 20th from 5-7 p.m. This fabulous event is being sponsored by Children’s Ministries and EYC and will feature a chili cook-off, hot dogs and sides, bounce houses, pumpkin contests and trunk-or-treating. This is a parish-wide event, so bring the whole family. Costumes welcome!
- Join us for Christian Formation this morning from 10:15-11:00 a.m. High School meets in Room 10 Middle School meets in the Youth Wing.
- Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) will meet this afternoon from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Youth Wing.
- Join the youth for the Halloween Carnival on October 20th. We are bringing back Trunk or Treat in addition to our pumpkin decorating contest following chili, hot dogs and sides! So, bring your decorated trunks and your already carved, dressed, or decorated pumpkin with its candle in/sunglasses on. We will have a contest to see who has the Scariest, Prettiest, and most Creative pumpkin. More details coming soon.