PHOTO DIRECTORY: We need more people in the photo directory! Due to the low turnout from the first set of photo sessions, we are offering more photo sessions. We need you to sign up to be in the directory. We have partnered with Lifetouch Portraits to create a new photo directory. The signup is available online at https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/yclxe0ge/. The dates of the portrait sessions will be February 18th and February 19th in the chapel. Each family/person that sits for a photo will receive a free 8×10 from Lifetouch. If you have any questions or would like to help with this fun exciting event, please contact Jill Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DORCAS MINISTRY FOOD PANTRY: St. Paul’s has an opportunity to help neighbors in need by volunteering on an ongoing basis at the Dorcas Food Pantry, located at 187 High House Road. St. Paul’s has been asked to supply 4 volunteers for the 2nd and 4th Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. starting 3/9/2019. Children ages 11 and up can serve with a parent. The shoppers will be people pre-approved, and St. Paul’s will be responsible for assisting shoppers, receiving food pantry donations, helping pack up groceries, smiling and encouraging the shoppers. Training will be available from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the food pantry on 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 and 3/30. For questions see Nancy Fierke – Dorcas Ministry Liaison.
Sunday Morning: Join Lanny Wase, in the chapel today at 10:15 a.m. as we continue the series, Nurturing Faith: From Childhood to Adulthood. Today’s forum explores “Finding God in Everyday Life: Celtic Spirituality.” We’ll examine the rich Celtic spiritual tradition and some of the tools it provides for deepening faith.
Wednesday Evening: Our winter series, Spiritual Practices, guides us through the basics of seven spiritual practices. Each session begins with a short video. This week, on February 20, Doug Pagitt introduces “Community: An Unexpected Family,” as we discuss stories of faith experiences through ancient spiritual practices. Sessions begin at 7:00 p.m. in the youth wing.
CAPITAL PROJECT UPDATE: NEXT Sunday, February 24, 12:30 p.m., Parish Hall. Please attend a casual lunch and discussion with campaign co-chair Rick Bradley. Learn about how your generosity will improve the life of our parish. The plans that will be reviewed include substantial renovations, new construction, and much needed repair on our facilities. A brief presentation will precede your questions. A short video will be recorded and made available to those who cannot attend. Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/yy3nv8r4. Please indicate if you need childcare.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Communications Committee and the Information Technology Committee will be co-hosting coffee hour following the 9:00 a.m. service today. The Communications Committee oversees St. Paul’s many information opportunities, including the monthly newsletter, narthex monitor, website, E-News, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The IT Committee works to maintain a support structure that ensures that the information technology needs of the parish are met, both now and in the future.
Next week Care and Share will be hosting coffee hour. 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. Join them for coffee and snacks and to learn more about this compassionate and helpful ministry.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER: March 9 – 6:30 pm: Youth Ministry is proud to produce yet another tantalizing murder mystery designed to intrigue and entertain you. This year we will be performing “The Dead Man’s Chest.” Our mystery takes place in 1857 in New Orleans at a Mardi Gras Ball. We predict mayhem and murder will ensure. Come help discover who done it. Tickets are $20.00 per person and there will also be a wine cash bar. Proceeds will go towards Youth Mission trips. Please RSVP at: http://bit.ly/2RX6ONS.
MEN’S BEACH WEEK: Each year, a couple dozen or so guys from St. Paul’s join together in Emerald Isle, NC. We rent a few oceanfront duplexes and enjoy being at the beach. The only somewhat planned event is a group dinner every evening. Lunch foods are provided too, as well as hot breakfasts. The rest is pretty much unstructured: walk the sand, swim, fish, telecommute – whatever – just have a great time! This year, Men’s Beach week runs from Easter Sunday, April 21st through Sunday, April 28th. Choose to come for one or more nights – the sign-up sheet is in the narthex. If you’re a regular, we’ll be looking forward to seeing you soon. If you’ve never attended before, please consider giving it a try this year, but be warned – you may want to come back year after year. For more info, please contact Mike McInerney at Michael.email@example.com or (919)656-4629.
RESILIENCE! Childhood trauma, if it is serious and prolonged, can have life-long physical and emotional consequences. Whether or not we have personally experienced significant childhood trauma, we like to think we won’t encounter others who have been traumatized – but we will!
On Sunday, March 3rd, a light lunch will be served starting at noon and from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. the movie Resilience will be shown in St. Paul’s parish hall, followed by a discussion of how to recognize and respond appropriately when we encounter a traumatized child or adult. The discussions will be directly relevant to parishioners serving in the many St. Paul’s Youth and Outreach Ministries – but all are invited! Please register through the link on the St. Paul’s website (stpaulscary.org) by February 25th so we can have food and childcare available for you.
SCOUT SUNDAY: St. Paul’s will recognize the citizenship and volunteer efforts of all Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts at the 9:00 a.m. service on March 10th. On Scout Sunday, Scouts and adult leaders will participate in a variety of roles such as greeters, ushers, or lectors. All Scouts and adult leaders are asked to wear their uniforms. Sign up at https://bit.ly/2TlHQJv or contact Kathleen Neff at Kathleen@trioptimum.com or Julia Rudy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is working toward our 2019 Note in the Pocket Sort Day, scheduled for June 9, 2019. So far, we have collected $1638.04 toward our $3000 goal!
• Please remember that Children’s Chapel and Sunday School are on vacation today. All children’s programs resume next Sunday.
• Youth Christian Formation: The lesson is entitled “Seeking Other Interests: Strength from Within.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
• Murder Mystery Rehearsal 4-6 p.m.: This is an important 2-hour rehearsal. Meet in the Parish Hall.
• EYC Tonight 6-7 p.m.: Note the special time. It’s a game night! You’re welcome to bring any game you would like to share or play one from the game closet. Please note there is no meal planned. Feel free to bring snacks to share.
• Thank You to everyone who helped make Souper Bowl 2019 a HUGE success. We collected 336 pounds of food which will help provide meals for a lot of families in need.
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS WITH GEORGE!
Join us in the Parish Hall at Coffee Hour today as we mark the 20th Anniversary with George Adamik as our rector. Come and enjoy a slice of cake, and let George and Mary know how much we appreciate their dedication to St. Paul’s.