I AM WELCOME | YOU ARE WELCOME | ALL ARE WELCOME: We hope you enjoyed today’s slideshow highlighting St. Paul’s Outreach activities! You can find links to this and the previous slideshows at stpaulscary.org.
Pledge cards were delivered recently via mail. Additional cards are in the lobby, and you can pledge online too. Pledges can be turned in to the office or placed in the collection plate. We’d love to receive yours by Pledge Celebration Sunday, November 13. As illustrated in today’s slideshow, St. Paul’s is making a real, positive difference in the world because of your pledges. Thank you! St. Paul’s Stewardship Team
ADULT FORMATION: Today in the Chapel from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m., the Scripture and Formation series continues with “Parables of Jesus: The Parable of the Prodigal Son,” led by Garrett Briggs. Coffee is available in the Chapel narthex before class.
Next Sunday there will not be an Adult Formation class. Instead, all are encouraged to attend the parish Annual Meeting held in the Sanctuary after the 9:00 a.m. service.
On Wednesday, November 2, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., join the Rev. J. Carr Holland III for the first session in a formation series entitled “Destined for God: Pathways of Moral Choice.” Child care is available on request. Email Beth Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL will take place on Saturday, November 12, from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please check our website for more information.
Bakers needed! We need your baked goods to make our bake sale a delicious success again this year. If you can contribute, please check our website for the link to sign up, or contact Gail Duncan at email@example.com.
Volunteers needed! We need volunteers to help in all areas. You can sign up to volunteer on the Sign Up Genius link at the website, or contact Katie Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-247-3472.
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 email@example.com or 919-619-5103. Everyone’s support of St. Paul’s ASP Chore Day is greatly appreciated.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Memorial Garden Committee is hosting the Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. This ministry works to provide a beautiful, spiritual space for the interment of ashes and the remembrance of family and friends. Join them for coffee and snacks and to learn more about this special ministry.
Next week the Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the sanctuary following the 9:00 a.m. service. Please plan to attend to this important meeting to elect Vestry members and hear updates about our parish. There will not be a formal Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall, but coffee will be served by the Vestry in the lobby before the meeting.
EPISCOPAL FARMWORKER MINISTRY needs assistance after Hurricane Matthew. The flooding in parts of North Carolina have wreaked havoc on the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in Newton Grove. There is an immediate and urgent need for donations. Worker camps have been flooded and many have lost everything. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make your check out to St. Paul’s and put Episcopal Farmworker Ministry on the memo line. The Diocesan House is coordinating efforts for the ministry and collecting donations. Please put them in the gray bin to the right of the lobby in front of the music room and they will be brought to the Diocesan House. The most urgent needs are for:
Food: drinking water, dry or canned pinto beans, rice, oil, salt, sugar, canned fruit, tuna and non-perishable foods
Clothing: underwear, socks, shoes and toiletries (toothbrushes, razors, soap, shampoo, etc.
Other items: sleeping mats, blankets
If you have questions about donations, please contact Gale Herrman @nc.rr.com.
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.
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 veterans support ministry needs 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.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH: Remember to turn your clock back 1 hour next Saturday night before you go to bed.
- Children’s Chapel continues today at the 9:00 a.m. 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.
- The 2016-2017 Children’s Collection Basket is collecting funds to host a Note in the Pocket Sort Day on June 4, 2017. Note in the Pocket provides clothing to impoverished and homeless children in Wake County. So far we have collected $481.13 toward our $3000 goal.
- Join us this evening for our Annual Pumpkin Carving, Chili Cook-off, Carnival and Trunk or Treat event from
4:45 -7:00 p.m. Bring your pumpkin, costumed children, cash / change and a side dish to share! All are welcome!
- Christmas Pageant Participation Forms will be distributed in Sunday School TODAY. Be sure to complete yours and return it by November 13!
- Pajama Sunday is NEXT Sunday! In honor of the end of daylight saving time, wear your PJs to church!
- Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled ” Spirituality: Serving the World.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
- EYC Tonight – Carnival & Trunk or Treat: 3:00-8:00 p.m.: This is our fundraiser for the Middle School Mission trip to the Episcopal Farmworker’s Ministry in the summer. Come early for set-up, dinner, and running the games. We have a lot of fun, so come join us. Wear a costume if you’d like.
- Diocesan Event – Happening: We have 3 youth and 1 adult at Happening this weekend and 3 youth on Team, helping to run it. Please keep them in your prayers for spiritual enrichment and safe travels.