Please remember to silence your cell phones.
• 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.
• 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 $363.30 toward our $3000.00 goal.
• Thank you to everyone who donated socks, undies, clothing and shoes to Note in the Pocket! 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 5:00 – 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 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Come meet the Rev. Javier E. Almendárez Bautista. This is a chance to get to know him and help him learn about the youth at St. Paul’s. Everyone meet in the Youth Wing.
WHEELS4HOPE CAR BLESSING: Join us on Sunday, October 16 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.
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
ADULT FORMATION: Today in the Chapel from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m., the Scripture and Formation series continues with “The Formation of the New Testament,” led by Andrew Zawierucha. Coffee will be available in the Chapel narthex before class.
Next Sunday’s class topic is “Introduction to the Parables of Jesus” led by Garrett Briggs.
On Wednesday, October 12 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. join the Rev. Javier E. Almendárez Bautista for the first of three sessions in a formation series entitled “Life Together: Belonging in the Church.” Child care is available on request. Email Beth Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: There will be no coffee hour today due to a STOP HUNGER NOW packing event in the Parish Hall. Next week the Outreach Committee will be hosting Coffee Hour. Please join them for food and refreshments and to find out more about St. Paul’s many outreach opportunities, including Refuge for Refugees, Wheels4Hope, and the GoDo Ministry.
THE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL FOR OUTREACH will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Volunteers are needed. Visit our website at www.stpaulscary.org/festival/ to find out more about the Festival and how you can help. Sign up to volunteer on the Sign Up Genius link at the website (Click HERE), or contact Katie Robinson at email@example.com or at 919 247-3472.
ASP 2016 – PLEASE BE OUR GUEST FOR LUNCH on October 16 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the number who will be attending.
STOP HUNGER NOW will be held on today from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Parish Hall. We need 70 volunteers to make this a successful event. We will be packaging 13,000 meals. Stop Hunger Now is a multi-generational ministry that packs meals. To make a donation go to http://events.stophungernow.org/StPaulsCary. Contact Glenda Swann at email@example.com for more information.
NEWCOMER CLASS: If you are interested in learning more about St. Paul’s, join us for the next two consecutive Monday evenings, October 10, and 17, in the sanctuary from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. The classes will be led by the Rev. George Adamik and the Rev. Javier E. Almendárez Bautista. Ministry leaders will come in to share information about the many opportunities in which to participate. For more information, contact Frank and Anne Laney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-460-0835.
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.
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.
SECOND CHANCE PROM: The St. Paul’s Youth Fundraising Team is hosting a dance for all parishioners on 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.
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.
We will be installing baseboards and shoe molding, filling in nail holes, caulking seams, and moving and cleaning furniture. We will need 10 volunteers for this job. The plan is to work from 9:00 – 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.