LENTEN BOOK STUDY: Join the priest on Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. or Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. as they begin a 5-week diocesan-wide Lenten Book Read of Jesus and the Disinherited, by Howard Thurman. The book is available on Amazon.com as well as other book sellers.
TODAY IS HERMANO DAY at St. Paul’s. Please welcome Lariza Garzon, the Executive Director of the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry. She is here to tell us about the work of the ministry as well as collect our donations. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the ministry, please make your checks out to “The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry.”
EASTER LILY envelopes will be available in the pews through Sunday, March 22. Giving a lily that will decorate the altar and worship spaces for the Easter services is a beautiful way to remember and / or give thanks for the special people in our lives. The Altar Guild requests a donation of $25.00 per plant. Checks may be made payable to St. Paul’s with Altar Guild Lily noted on the memo line. Please make sure the outside of the envelope is filled out with your name and the name of the person(s) for whom the lily is being given and a note if the lily is being given in the memory of, or in thanksgiving for that person. All requests must be received by Sunday March 22 to be included in the Easter bulletin. Requests / donations may be placed in the collection plates or dropped off at the church office. Easter lilies may be taken home after the 11:15 a.m. Easter service.
APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT (ASP) Spaghetti Dinner, Friday, March 20, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Come support ASP and enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner prepared by the St. Paul’s Men’s Group. This fun, annual event is a great way to enjoy fellowship with other parishioners, raise money for the ASP mission trip, and keep your kitchen clean on a Friday night. The youth are looking forward to sharing stories about their experiences and discussing what ASP has meant to them. The dinner is in the parish hall and plates are: $5.00 for children, $8.00 for adults, and $20.00 for families. No reservations are necessary. If you have any questions about ASP, please contact Kevin Swann at email@example.com.
COFFEE HOUR: The Hermano Day ministry is hosting coffee hour in the parish hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. Representatives from the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry will be here to tell us about the work being done to help our farmworker brothers in Christ.
Next week Women’s Beach Week will be hosting coffee hour. This yearly event offers all women of the parish a chance to spend a few days or even a whole week at the beach. It’s a wonderful opportunity for relaxing, spending time with friends, and for making new friends.
MEN’S BEACH WEEK: Each year, the men of St. Paul’s gather in Emerald Isle for a week of fun at the beach – just to have a great time! This year, Men’s Beach week runs from Sunday, April 19th through Sunday, April 26th. Choose to come for one or more nights – the sign-up sheet is in the narthex. For more info, please contact Mike McInerney at (919) 656-4629 or at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN’S BEACH WEEK OR A DAY OR TWO: Registration for Women’s Beach Weekend in Emerald Isle (April 26 – May 3) has started. Cost is $50 a night, plus help with a meal or two. This trip is open to all women (graduated high school and up)! Sign the poster in the narthex, fill out the forms, and write checks to St. Paul’s, memo WBW. Forms can be left in the folder on the poster, mailed to the church office, or emailed to Yvon Daniel at email@example.com.
LENTEN QUIET DAY: The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, a vowed, non-residential community of Episcopal women, who strive to live a life of simplicity and prayer, invite you to attend a Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday, March 21st, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church in Hillsborough. The topic is “Together. Let us glorify the Lord.” The facilitator will be the Rev. Canon Jean Parker Vail, retired priest associate of the parish, and former Chaplain of the Society. A continental breakfast and a warm lunch are included. Suggested donation: $10.00. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 14th.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
St. Paul’s will participate in the upcoming Episcopal Coalition H4H build. Saturday, March 7 is the day St. Paul’s is responsible for supplying most of the volunteers. This is a GREAT day to come if you want to do lots of cutting and hammering. The Episcopal Build will continue every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until the end of April. If there is a specific task you’d like to do, contact Kevin McIntire at email@example.com. Register at http://vhub.at/EpiscopalBuild.
ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: In 2019, we raised $7,558 for outreach ministries and we need your help to continue this good work in 2020. We’ll begin planning in the spring for our festival in November. We have openings for committee members to head up the different areas of the festival. Please consider joining the committee. It’s a great opportunity to help raise money for outreach while getting to know other St. Paul’s parishioners. For more information, please contact Sally Moller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is Children’s Chapel today for children ages 3 years-2nd grade at the 9:00 a.m. service.
Sunday School begins at 10:10 a.m. in the education building.
First Communion Classes begins today at 10:10 a.m. Please meet in the youth wing area.
Kids’ Club provides childcare for infants through three-year-old’s during worship and Sunday school.
ST. PAUL’S CARES LENTEN FORUMS: LIVING INTO OUR BAPTISMAL PROMISES Join us on Sundays in the chapel from 10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. for this year’s Lenten series – an exploration of the five areas that compose our St. Paul’s Cares Initiative. With the help of guest speakers as well as St. Paul’s clergy, we will explore how our Christian faith informs our mission within and beyond the church’s walls.
March 1 – Caring for Creation (Gen 1:31)
Sarah Ogletree, NC Interfaith Power and Light
March 8 – Working for Justice with All Our Neighbors (Jer 29:7)
Devin Ross and Stephan Whitley, organizers with ONE Wake
March 15 – Walking with our LGBTQ+ Siblings (Gal 3:28)
The Rev. Javier Almendárez-Bautista
March 22 – Welcoming Immigrants, Refugees, and Farmworkers (Lev 19:34)
Refuge for Refugees Ministry
March 29 – Seeking Racial Reconciliation (2 Cor 5:16-20)
The Rev. Javier Almendárez-Bautista
ST. PAUL’S CARES YARD SIGNS WILL BE AVAILABLE EACH SUNDAY OF LENT, lining up with the forum theme for the day! A limited number will be available at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick yours up in the narthex between services or outside the chapel after the Sunday forum.