Announcements for Sunday, May 8

SEAMSTRESSES Needed!  We need help sewing banners and Altar cloths for church. If interested, please call Jan Barbee at 919-274-8162.

COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS:  The Fellowship Events Team invites you to the parish hall during coffee hour today to enjoy strawberries and ice cream as a special Mother’s Day treat. Throughout the year, the Fellowship Events Team offers many opportunities to gather for fun and fellowship.

There will be no coffee hour next week. Children’s Ministries will be packing meals for Stop Hunger Now in the parish hall.

Make a Match in May:
Join the May Match campaign!  A family has offered to match-dollar for dollar-all donations made in May 2016, up to $12,500.  All money donated to this “May Match” will go to further fund the Ministries and Missions of St. Paul’s.  Please keep in mind that these donations should be above normal giving and should not replace a normal monthly pledge payment.  To donate to the “May Match” opportunity, simply write “May Match” in the check memo line. 

The Women’s Study Group will meet on Tuesday, May 10th from 12-1:30 in the Bride’s Room to discuss The Sweet By and By by Todd Johnson. From Publisher Weekly:” Johnson’s bittersweet and often humorous debut portrays the lives of five very different Southern women… The underlying message of the power of love and friendship resonates, as does its depiction of the way in which people leading unremarkable lives can have a tremendous impact on those around them.” We hope you can join us for wonderful discussion and fellowship. For more information, contact Leah Dail (leahdail@gmail.com).

George and Cathy: A Picnic Contest:  Rev. George and Dr. Cathy are having a contest for the picnic!  Picnic Sunday is June 5, 2016 (it is George’s birthday, too).  The contest is collecting donations for either George or Cathy.  The priest with the most donations collected by May 28 will have to wear either Red Sox gear (for George who doesn’t like the Red Sox) or Patriots Gear (for Cathy who REALLY doesn’t like the Patriots).  All funds collected go to the ministries and missions of St. Paul’s.  Donations are collected in jars in the parish hall each Sunday during coffee hour…find the table with the balloons and gear.  So far George has collected $133, and Cathy has collected $134.  In the case of a tie on picnic Sunday, BOTH priests will wear their gear!

DORCAS:  TP Collection is today for the Dorcas Ministry Food Pantry during coffee hour.  Look for the bins labeled “Toilet Paper for Dorcas”.

PRAYER LIST RENEWAL: We ask that those who have requested friends and loved ones be included on the prayer list, email the office at Melanie.Fairbrother@stpaulscary.org or call the office at 919-467-1477 extension 10, to renew the request. Please contact Melanie by Monday, May 9 to renew your request. Call or email anytime to remove a name. Please do not assume that we know the name should be renewed.

TRANSPORTATION NEEDS: St. Paul’s has a longstanding tradition of providing transportation to those in need.  Care and Share helps with coordinating transportation to both appointments and Sunday Services.  Currently, we have need of transportation to and from the 9:00 am service.  If you are able to help, please contact: Kittied45@gmail.com or melonie.wigley@att.net

St. Paul’s Yard Sale
On June 4 from 7am to 11am our parking lot and Parish Hall will become a yard sale paradise!  Option One: “Rent” a parking space (or more!) and bring your stuff and sell it!  You may choose to donate some of your earnings to the church, or keep your profits.  Parking spaces can be reserved for a $25.00 per space suggested donation.  To reserve a parking space, sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094da4a623a4f58-stpauls  Option Two:  Donate your stuff and let us sell it!  Drop off your good used condition items (no computers or appliances please) on Friday, June 3 between 2pm and 7pm.  You will receive a donation form for your tax purposes. St. Paul’s will sell these items in the Parish Hall during the Yard Sale on Saturday and St. Paul’s will retain the earnings (this is NOT a consignment sale) to support the Ministries and Missions at St. Paul’s.  To sign up to drop off items, sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094DA4A623A4F58-stpauls1

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE, MAY 15th: We have opportunity to help plant “seeds” in the children by helping them to pack meals for stop hunger now.  Donations to support this event will be welcomed (if we surpass the goal, funds will be carried over to the next SHN event) – donations can be made at our registration link.  To register, go to http://events.stophungernow.org/stpaulscary and please note “adult helper” where the registration indicates “affiliation”–this helps us separate the adult helpers from the children and their parents.  If you have any questions, please contact Glenda Swann at swann.glenda@gmail.com or Christine Ingram at christine.ingram@stpaulscary.org.

OUR spring blood drive is almost here!  It will be Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  If you are at least 17 years of age, in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds, you are eligible and wanted!  You can save up to 3 lives with just one pint of blood!  Let’s make this the best blood drive yet!  Please sign up at http://www2.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=stpaul.  Any questions, please contact Lisa Walt at lisa.walt@yahoo.com.

Arts & Crafts Festival for Outreach is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and we need you!  We need help to make this year’s event a success.  The festival committee needs two more committee members, one to take charge of publicity, and one for a new position that we’re calling facilities coordinator.  It’s a fun event, for a very good cause, and we have a great group, but we’re looking for more wonderful volunteers.  For full information, please contact Sally Moller, at sbm2@nc.rr.com.

FAITH ON TAP:  Join your fellow parishioners, both men and women, in sampling local establishments with more than 10 taps.  The next outing will be Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Tyler’s Tap Room, 1483 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex, NC 27502.  Please contact Tyrus Cohan (228) 223-4558 or tcohan0117@gmail.com with any questions.

Children’s Ministries

  • Children’s Chapel will be held at the 9am and 11:15am services today.  These sessions are for children ages 3 through 2nd grade.  Please follow the children’s cross processional to the youth wing.
  • We need $145 to meet our goal and today is our last day to collect!  Please contribute to the Children’s Stewardship Basket as the children continue their collection toward our $2944 goal that will sponsor a children’s Stop Hunger Now Day on May 15, 2016.  To date we have collected $2798.97.
  • NEXT Sunday, May 15, is our Stop Hunger Now Event for Children.  The event will be from 10:15-11:15am.  If you can stay past 11:15am to finish up any remaining meals, we would appreciate the help.  All participant spots are full, but please contact Christine Ingram to see if we can squeeze you in!
  • Heroes and Villains Vacation Bible School participant and volunteer registration forms are available in the Narthex and the Ed. Bldg.  Please join us for the daytime or evening sessions June 20-24, 2016.  Forms are due May 29.

YOUTH

  • Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Finding God in Silence: My Soul in Silence Waits.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
  • Confirmation: Classes are over and Confirmation will be on May 22nd at the 9:00 and 11:15 services
  • No EYC Today: Spend time celebrating your mom!
  • 30 Hour Famine: We had a great time together and learned a lot about hunger. Thank you for your prayers and support. You can still donate to our team: http://youth.worldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=14264.

PRESCHOOL:  Summer Fun!  Please join St. Paul’s Preschool at Summer Fun Camp.  Week 1 will be Tuesday, May 31st – Friday, June 3rd, and Week 2 will be held Monday, June 6th – Thursday, June 9th from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Summer Fun Camp is for children 2- 6 years old.  Applications and information can be found on the Preschool page of the website.