MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AND REFRESHMENTS: Care and Share is serving refreshments in front of the church following the 9:00 a.m. service today. This is an in-reach ministry where members of St. Paul’s respond to short-term needs of parishioners, such as providing visits, meals or transportation. Please stop by to learn more about this compassionate and helpful ministry.
MONTHLY DEVOTIONALS: “Welcoming in Christ” is the discipleship-stewardship emphasis linking St. Paul’s 60th Anniversary and the Anniversary Capital Campaign. To supplement this, each month a special devotional reflection will be offered. The theme for August is “Sixty Years of Growth and Outreach Programs.” You can find these devotionals on our St. Paul’s website (www.stpaulscary.org). If you’d like to share your thoughts on a theme, you may email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAKE COUNTY SPONSORS MEETING SEPT 6: Join a diverse team of leaders from across Wake County who are committed to building a local organization that is big enough and broad enough to address the top pressures facing our families and communities today. Over 35 institutions have agreed to participate. At the Sept 6 meeting, we will collectively shape a strategy to continue to build relationships and broaden our base this fall. Newcomers are encouraged to attend! Meeting is Thursday, September 6, at 7:00 pm at Martin Street Baptist Church in Raleigh. See website for link to sign up. Email Javier at Javier@stpaulscary.org or Katie at email@example.com with questions.
The Women’s Study Group will meet Tuesday, August 14th from 12:00-1:30 p.m.in the Bride’s Room to discuss The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. From Amazon: “A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.” This should be an interesting discussion. If you have any questions, contact Leah Dail at LeahDail@gmail.com.
PRAYER LIST RENEWAL: We ask that those who have requested friends and loved ones be included on the prayer list, email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 919-467-1477 extension 10, to renew the request. Please contact Melanie Fairbrother by tomorrow, Monday, August 13, to renew your request. Call or email anytime to remove a name. Please do not assume that we know the name should be renewed.
Welcoming in Christ – The Anniversary Capital Campaign: Vision Tours Occurring Throughout August: The Welcoming in Christ Campaign committee will host vision tours every Sunday in August from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Your tour guides will guide you through our current facilities to honor the memories of our spaces and to help you envision what the new spaces will look like after our Capital Campaign! We’ll meet you in the Narthex, near the choir room, to start our tour.
END OF SUMMER MINI MINISTRY FAIR: This event will be held in the Parish Hall during coffee hour on August 26. Different ministries are highlighted at the three mini fairs held each year. Some of the groups which will be on hand at this fair are: Adult Formation, Arts and Crafts Festival, Capital Campaign, Children’s Ministries, Lectors, Lobster Fest, Men’s Group, Prayer Stitchers, Urban Ministries/Little Red Wagon, Ushers, and Veterans & Military Outreach.
Sunday Mornings: The NOOMA series of modern parables by Rob Bell continues this morning in the Youth Wing, following the 9:00 a.m. service. Join us for a short video, 10-14 minutes long, and informal discussion.
Wednesday Evenings: The Adult Formation Committee will show the 71-minute documentary, The Heretic. The video focuses on the ministry of Rob Bell.
SUMMER CONTRIBUTIONS: Dear Parishioners – I hope you are having a wonderful summer! We normally don’t write a Warden’s Corner update during the summer, but I want to update you on current stewardship and upcoming events. Stewardship contributions traditionally lag a little during summer, but this summer, for some reason, is more of an exception than the rule. Please prayerfully consider bringing your 2018 stewardship pledge payments up to date. This will help us keep the lights on, clergy and clerical staff paid, and infrastructure like air conditioners etc. working.
Sunday September 16th is the 60th celebration of St. Paul’s and the official kick-off for the Welcoming in Christ – The Anniversary Capital Campaign. To date we have received over $1,000,000 in capital campaign pledges, but we have a long way to go to reach our goal of $3,250,000. In Peace – Jeff Kager, Senior Warden
The Arts & Crafts Festival committee is looking for a new committee member to manage the St. Paul’s Table, which sells handmade items donated by parishioners. We’d love to have you join us in raising money for outreach. If you’re interested and would like to know more, please contact Sally Moller, email@example.com.
Greenway Phase III Project: Design work is proceeding for the Higgins Greenway Phase III project to extend the trail eastward from where it currently ends at Union Street to Kildaire Farm Road near Cary Elementary School and Kay Struffolino Park. You are invited to join us for a public information session on August 28th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 221 Union Street. Representatives from the Town, and the designers from WithersRavenel, will be on hand to present the current designs and answer questions.
Veterans and Military Outreach (VMO) needs your help to ensure our Military and Veterans receive the necessary supplies to beat the heat this summer. Simply drop off sunscreen, lip balm, and foot powder in the VMO Wagon.
- The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is working toward our 2019 Note in the Pocket Sort Day, scheduled for June 9, 2019. We have collected $263.97 toward our $3000 goal!
- Children’s Chapel will be held today at the 9:00 a.m. service. All children ages 3 through 2nd grade are welcome. Please follow the children’s cross processional following the Collect.
- Sunday School Teachers are needed for the 2018-19 School Year! We have openings in Kindergarten (1 spot), 3rd grade (2 spots) and 5th grade (1 spot). Please contact Christine Ingram for more information. Sunday School Teacher Training will be held on Sunday, August 26 at 10:45 a.m., so please contact Christine Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to sign up.
- “Shake It Up Sunday” Today 6-8 p.m.: Come to the Youth Wing for our last milkshake night. We will make (and drink!) milkshakes, play games, and have Compline outside.
- Kickoff Sunday, September 9th: Mark your calendars for the start of our new programming year. Christian Formation will begin on Sunday morning 10:15-11:00 a.m. (High School in Room 10, Middle School in the Youth Wing). Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) will kick off from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. in the Youth Wing with special games, activities, and food.
- Youth Registration Form: https://form.jotform.com/82118970270153. Please fill this out for each youth by September 9th.
Lobster Fest is coming Saturday October 6, and we need your help to make it a successful day. Please sign up at www.stpaulscary.org/lobsterfestvolunteers/. If you have questions about tasks, contact Alana Loughlin at email@example.com.