I AM WELCOME | YOU ARE WELCOME | ALL ARE WELCOME: We hope you enjoyed today’s slideshow! You can find a link to it on our website, www.stpaulscary.org. Please look for pledge cards in the mail this week. Additional cards are in the entry, and you can pledge online too. Pledge cards can be turned in to the office or placed in the collection plate. We’d love to receive yours by Pledge Celebration Sunday, Nov. 13th. St. Paul’s is making a real, positive difference in the world because of your pledges. Thank you! – St. Paul’s Stewardship Team
STOP HUNGER NOW: Help those in Haiti who were impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The Stop Hunger Now packing event has been rescheduled to today from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Parish Hall. Based on the number of volunteers that sign up, we will pack between 10,000 and 13,000 meals. We need between 45-70 volunteers to make this a successful event. To make a donation go to http://events.stophungernow.org/StPaulsCary. Contact Glenda Swann at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
BLOOD DRIVE: Saturday, October 29th, from 9:00 – 12:00 noon. Please consider donating blood. If you are 17 years old, at least 110 pounds, and in good health, you are wanted! You can save up to 3 lives with just one pint of blood. Please consider giving the gift of life! There is a sign up link on the website. Please email Lisa Walt at Lisa.Walt@yahoo.com with any questions.
ADULT FORMATION: Today in the Chapel from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m., the Scripture and Formation series continues with “An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus: Formed by the New Testament,” led by Garrett Briggs. Coffee is available in the Chapel narthex before class.
On Wednesday, October 19 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., join the Rev. Javier Almendárez Bautista for the second of three sessions in a formation series entitled “Life Together: Belonging in the Church.” Child care is available on request. Email Beth Barnes at email@example.com.
THE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL FOR OUTREACH will take place on Saturday, November 12, and we need your help. Please volunteer. Visit our website at www.stpaulscary.org/festival/ to find out more about the Festival and how you can help. You can sign up to volunteer using the Sign Up Genius link from the website, http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4cafa72ba20-volunteers/ or contact Katie Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 919-247-3472.
ASP 2016 – PLEASE BE OUR GUEST FOR LUNCH today at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The St. Paul’s Appalachia Service Project crew will hold a Sharing Luncheon for the parish. This is a chance for those who went on ASP this summer to say “thank you” to everyone at St. Paul’s for their support. Come meet the volunteers, hear about their experiences. RSVPs are not required but would be appreciated. Please email email@example.com with the number who will be attending.
ASP FALL CHORE DAY: Calling all youth patrons! Have a job at home that needs to get done? The youth of St. Paul’s are offering their services to raise money to go on Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Mission Trip this year in North Carolina! The ASP chore day will take place on Saturday, November 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. To sign up for a work crew, contact Susannah Vitaglione at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-619-5103. Everyone’s support of St. Paul’s ASP Chore Day is greatly appreciated.
SECOND CHANCE PROM: The St. Paul’s Youth Fundraising Team is hosting a dance for all parishioners on Friday, October 21, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Adult parishioners and guests, please join us for a fun trip down memory lane. The dance will have a “Blast from the Past” theme and will raise funds for the youth mission trips. If you have any questions, contact Leah Dail at email@example.com. To RSVP, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4dafa922aafb6-oldschool.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: There is no Coffee Hour this Sunday due to a re-scheduled STOP HUNGER NOW packing event in the Parish Hall. Next week the Arts and Crafts Festival for Outreach will be hosting Coffee Hour. The November 12th Festival will feature many local artisans, a coffee bar and bake sale, food trucks, and more. Proceeds from this event will benefit numerous outreach ministries at St. Paul’s.
CAN’T REMEMBER A NAME? Name badges help put names and faces together. And, sometimes we all need a little help with that! If you have a name badge, please try to remember to wear it. If you need a new or replacement name badge, simply fill out an envelope found on the small desk in the narthex. Your new name badge will appear in the same place in a week or so.
THE GODO MINISTRY will hold a workday on Saturday, October 22nd. We will be working with Family Promise of Wake County (formerly Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network). Along with rotating shelters in local churches, Family Promise offers apartment-type living for families as the next step toward more stable, permanent housing. The plan is to work from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Any amount of time will be appreciated. Please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4DAEA82BA1FC1-family or email Kevin Swann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS will be held on Tuesday, October 18, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Youth Wing. This is a gathering of mothers of high school juniors and seniors and college freshman (and those that have already crossed those bridges!). Join us for discussion and support. Contact Katie Bricio at email@example.com with questions.
CALLING ALL VETERANS – Let us thank you for your service. If you have served or currently serve in the U.S. military, St. Paul’s would like to recognize you on November 13, the Sunday after Veterans Day, by listing your name, branch of service, and rank at separation in a special insert in the bulletin. Please email that information to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 3 to ensure that you are included.
In addition, our outreach ministry working on supporting our veterans is in need of some additional volunteers. If you would like to help shape this ministry and plan projects, please email Nicole at the address above and let her know of your interest. Prior military service is not required to become involved.
STAY AT HOME-PARENTS GROUP: Come join us on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Kids’ Club for some relaxed free play for kids and socializing for adults! Don’t miss your chance to get to know fellow St. Paul’s church and preschool families. Contact Cecilia Lancia at email@example.com or Amy Borbet at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
WHEELS4HOPE CAR BLESSING: Join us today at 10:00 a.m. for a Wheels4Hope Car Blessing with a new owner helped by St. Paul’s donations. Gather with Wheels4Hope staff and volunteers to bless a car on its way with its new owner. Come learn what a vehicle means to a recipient who has a job, but no convenient way to get there. See the impact St. Paul’s makes through its sponsorship and through vehicle donations by our parishioners, and learn how you can get involved. For more information, please visit www.wheels4hope.org or email Mike Sweeney at email@example.com.
• Children’s Chapel continues today at the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services. Children’s Chapel is for children ages 3 through 2nd Grade. Please follow the children’s cross processional to the Youth Wing.
• Clergy-led Chapel for children ages 3rd-5th grade will be held today at the 9:00 a.m. Service. Meet Father Javier at the door to the courtyard.
• The 2016-2017 Children’s Collection Basket is collecting funds to host a Note in the Pocket Sort Day on June 4, 2017. So far we have collected $383.40 toward our $3000.00 goal.
• Thank you to everyone who was able to donate socks, undies, clothing and shoes to Note in the Pocket! We collected 102 lbs. of clothes, including 162 pairs of socks and 187 undies. Our next socks and undies drive will begin on February 5, 2017.
• BOO! Mark your calendars for our Annual Pumpkin Carving, Chili Cook-off, Carnival and Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 30 from 500 – 7:00 p.m. We need pots of chili for eating and judging (winners get fun prizes!). Please RSVP your chili to Christine Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Spirituality: Serving One Another.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
• EYC Tonight 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Middle Schoolers Only! The high schoolers will have a night off after the ASP Luncheon today, so middlers, come play games and have a relaxing evening together. Bring a favorite card or board game to share. Meet in the Youth Wing.