Please remember to silence your cell phones.
- 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 $251.72 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 (2 spots), 3rd grade (2 spots) and 5th grade (1 spot). Please contact Christine Ingram for more information.
- Friday Fun Night in the Youth Wing on August 3rd from 7-10 p.m. Come ready for games, maybe a campfire, and who knows what else. RSVP needed by August 2 at 12:00 p.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org. If 10:00 p.m. is too late for you (or your parents!), dinner will NOT be served, just some snacks.
LOBSTER FEST is coming Saturday October 6, and we need your help to make it a successful day. Please sign up here: https://www.stpaulscary.org/lobsterfestvolunteers/.If you have questions about tasks, contact Alana Loughlin at email@example.com
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AND SUMMERTIME REFRESHMENTS:
There are no refreshments this week. Many of our ministries are taking a little time off this summer.
Next week Care and Share will be serving refreshments in front of the church following the 9:00 a.m. service. 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.
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 again share the BBC Series, A History of Christianity, hosted by Diarmaid MacCulloch at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Wing. The videos are an hour long.
- August 8 – God in the Dock
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.
PRAYER LIST RENEWAL: We ask that those who have requested friends and loved ones be included on the prayer list, email the office at email@example.com or call the office at 919-467-1477 extension 10, to renew the request. Please contact Melanie Fairbrother by 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 is happy to announce vision tours occurring 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.
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
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.