Tags are still available on the St. Nicholas Tree (see picture taken Nov 25, 2015). 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, 2015. 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.
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
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 (2015) 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