LENTEN BOOK STUDY: Join the priest on Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. or Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for 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.
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.
WOMEN’S STUDY GROUP will meet on Tuesday, March 10 at 12:00 noon in the bride’s room. Our book for March is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Please join us for a discussion of this interesting book and help us choose upcoming books. Questions? Contact Joyce Loughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COFFEE HOUR: Women’s Beach Week is hosting coffee hour in the parish hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. This yearly event offers all women of the parish a chance to spend a few days or even a whole week at the beach. Stop by to learn more about this special opportunity for relaxing, spending time with friends, and making new friends.
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.
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. Stay all week or as many as you want. Join us for fellowship, relaxation, sun, and fun. This is open to all St. Paul’s women, especially new members. This is a wonderful way to meet some awesome women. Scholarships are available. Please sign up on our poster in the narthex and fill out your form. Please contact Yvon Daniel @ 919-747-1199 or email@example.com for questions or assistance.
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.
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.
FELLOWSHIP EVENTS team is hosting a Seder dinner on Sunday, March 29th at 4:00 p.m. Please join us! Fr. George will lead us as we learn a renewed understanding of the Eucharist and the influence of the Seder. We will sell tickets on Sunday, March 15th, and Sunday, March 22nd. Guests will need to purchase tickets by Wednesday, March 25th, as we will not be selling tickets at the door. Adults are $6.00, and children $3. Unfortunately, we cannot take credit cards. For questions, contact Sheila Reilly at SKreilly7@gmail.com or Raymonde Koonce at Raykoo83@gmail.com. We have, also, planned a docent-led trip to the Art in Bloom Festival at the North Carolina Museum of Art. We only have a few remaining tickets at $29 each. Please contact Sheila Reilly at SKreilly7@gmail.com if you would like a ticket.
St. Paul’s ONE Wake Core Team will meet on Sunday, March 15 after the 11:15 a.m. service. We will be starting at 12:30 p.m. in the conference room. The primary purpose of this meeting is to develop our strategy for turning people out for the May 31st official launch. We will be determining a realistic number to report back to the ONE Wake organizers of how many people we hope to turn out. Interested in joining the ONE Wake Core Team or have questions? Contact Katie Bricio or Christina Myers at email@example.com.
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.
The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is collecting money for Rise Against Hunger. We have collected $1382 toward our $3400 goal.
The Children’s Ministry Committee will meet today in the conference room.
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 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.