Things are about to get very busy at St. Paul’s! Pumpkin Carving is coming up and the Christmas Pageant won’t be far behind! Stay tuned to these weekly emails so you won’t miss any important information.
Note in the Pocket “Socks and Undies” Sundays Oct. 15-Nov. 10
This Sunday is the first of a four week campaign to collect new Socks and Undies for children in need in Wake County. We will accept new socks and undies, any size or gender (need to be in original packaging or with tags attached)! And, we will also collect like new clothing and shoes-just make sure the clothing is something that your children would want to wear. The Note in the Pocket bin will be in the Outreach nook, located just outside the choir room (to the right of the Narthex). Thank you in advance for helping those in need!
Pumpkin Carving/Chili Cookoff/Children’s Carnival-Oct. 29 at 5pm
Boo! It is time for Halloween Fun! Please join us for our Annual Pumpkin Carving/Chili Cook-off on Oct. 29 from 5pm to 7pm. All ages and stages are welcome at this Parish Wide event!
Please bring your “gutless” pumpkin (remove seeds and pulp at home), carving tools, your adorable children (in costume, if desired), a pot of chili to be judged (optional, but prizes are awarded!) and a non-sweet side dish to share-dessert will be provided. We will begin the carving at 5pm, start judging chili at 5:00pm (so be sure to have your pot in place), eat chili at 5:30pm, light the pumpkins at 5:45pm and then start enjoying the youth festivities at 6:00pm. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. This year’s youth activities include a carnival (all proceeds from the carnival go to Youth Ministry Missions) and Trunk or Treat! Please email Leah Dail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to provide a “trunk” in the trunk in treat-there will a prize to the trunk that receives the most “votes!”
We will also enjoy hotdogs, fixins’, chips and a sweet treat supplied by Children’s Ministries (please remember to bring a side item to share). Chili prizes will be awarded to the top chili recipes (spiciest, best vegetarian, most unusual and best all around), so dig through your recipe box and make your favorite chili! To make sure we have enough chili, we are asking all chili entrants to “pre-register” their recipe by emailing Christine Ingram and saying “I am bringing chili”. Thank you!
Other Children’s News
- Pre-EYC meets next Sunday, Oct. 22 at 10:05am-note the time change! We will be reverse trick or treating at Glenaire. Children should be in costume and bring a bag of easy to chew candy for distribution to the residents of Glenaire. Watch your email for additional details and a chance to RSVP.
- The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is working toward our 2018 Note in the Pocket Sort Day, scheduled for June 3, 2018. So far we have collected $676.98 toward our goal of $3000.00.
- Sunday School continues Sunday at 10:10am in the Education Building. All are Welcome!
- Children’s Chapel for children ages age 3 through 2nd grade will be held Sunday at the 9am service. Immediately following the Collect children may follow the cross processional to the Youth Wing.
- Clergy Led Chapel for children in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will be held this Sunday at the 9am service. Please meet Father Carr at the door to the courtyard.
Sunday School this week: The Lesson is ” God’s People in Exile”
Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian army destroys Jerusalem and captures Judah. Its people are carried away in exile to Babylon, the capital of Babylonia.
The story of exile is the story of sorrow, repentance and alienation from God. It may be that Episcopalians do not often see their relationship with exile because, in general, the Anglican or Episcopal tradition is one that is comfortable with regular repentance and return to the Lord. It is recognized that exile from God’s presence is a self-imposed exile caused by sinfulness, blindness or willfulness that keep us from doing God’s will. So the theme of repentance and return is pervasive in Anglican thought and worship life. For example, the Eucharistic Prayers all acknowledge that our sins alienate us from God and “again and again, you called us to return” (Eucharistic Prayer C, BCP , p.370). The Church takes for granted that, even when we try, we will sin, so one promise asked of us in the Baptismal Covenant is: “Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?” (BCP, p. 304)
Things to wonder with your children:
■■ What was the story about today?
■■ How was God present in this story?
■■ What did we learn about God?
■■ What else did we learn today?
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about Children’s Ministries.
See you on Sunday!
Christine Owens Ingram, SPHR
Parish Administrator & Director of Children’s Ministries
Children’s Ministries 2017 Calendar
|Oct. 15||Note in the Pocket Drive Begins|
|Oct. 22||Pre-EYC Meets-Reverse Trick or Treating/Note in the Pocket Drive|
|Oct. 29||Pageant Forms Distributed/Pumpkin Carving/No Pre EYC/Note in the Pocket Drive|
|Nov. 5||PJ Service/Daylight Savings Ends/Note in the Pocket Drive Ends|
|Nov. 11||Pre-EYC Sort at Note in the Pocket|
|Nov. 12||Draw for Pageant Parts|
|Nov. 26||Craft and Cookie Coffee Hour/No SS|
|Dec. 10||St. Nicholas Sunday-Last Day of SS|
|Dec. 15||Christmas Pageant Rehearsal for speaking parts 6-8pm|
|Dec. 16||Christmas Pageant Rehearsal for all 9am-12noon|
|Dec. 17||Christmas Pageant 9am Service/No SS, No CC, No Pre-EYC/Coffee Hour|
|Dec. 24||Christmas Eve Service 4pm|
|Dec. 31||No SS/No CC/No Pre-EYC|