NOTE: ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED ON EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1
SENIOR LUNCHEON CANCELED MARCH 25: We hope to reschedule for a later date.
RESCHEDULED DATE FOR WAKE COUNTY SPONSORS DUE TO WEATHER: Have you volunteered at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter? What if we also worked on policies that could end hunger and homelessness? What if people of different faiths found common ground working on issues that affect the entire community? Clergy and lay leaders have been meeting for the past year to discern how to form a broad-based, non-partisan organization to address issues that benefit everyone in Wake County. Informational meetings are coming up. Spend a couple hours learning and sharing time with faith-filled individuals who are motivated to find common ground and new ways to collaborate.
►Monday, April 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Cary First Christian Church (1109 Evans Road)
Contact Katie Bricio at email@example.com f you are interested in attending. All are welcome!
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Mystery Book Group is hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 service today. This group gathers monthly to discuss selected mystery books. Stop by to enjoy coffee and refreshments and to learn more about this fun and easy-going fellowship group.
Next week there will be a special Easter coffee hour in the Parish Hall. This will be an excellent opportunity to gather with family and friends in celebration of this joyous day.
ADULT FORMATION: There will be no Adult Formation today, Easter Day or April 8.
Join us in the chapel on April 22, 2018, 10:15-11:00 a.m., when we will begin a new Adult Formation series, Spiritual Practices in Daily Life.
On Wednesday evening, April 18, 2018, the Adult Formation Committee invites you to the start of a new series, Half-Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say. (7:00 p.m. in the Youth Wing)
MEN’S BEACH WEEK (April 22-29) registration is going on now! The cost per night is $70 which includes an oceanfront beach house and food. New attendees are welcome – try out a night or two or come for the whole week. More information, registration forms, and the sign-up sheet are in the narthex/lobby. Please contact Mike McInerney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919)656-4629 if you have more questions.
APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT (ASP) brings thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. Their mission is to make homes “Warmer, Safer, and Drier.” This year we will go June 24 – June 30 to a location in Tennessee. Registration for the ASP Trip has begun. There are limited spaces available for youth who are rising 9th graders – graduating seniors. To sign up, contact Kevin Swann at email@example.com or (919) 607-5913.
FELLOWSHIP EVENTS TEAM invites you to the 3rd annual BBQ Luncheon on Saturday, April 14th in the Parish Hall. Luncheon includes chicken or pulled pork, made with a special sauce, served with delicious sides and dessert. Food will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Take out available.) Tickets are $10.00/adult and $5.00/child. On sale March 18, March 25 and April 8, during coffee hour and in front of the church after the Sunday Services. Tickets can also be reserved online at https://tinyurl.com/stpauls2018bbq. Join us for food and fellowship! For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
60TH ANNIVERSARY: This year marks St. Paul’s 60th anniversary! Throughout the next six months, we will reflect on our past 60 years and celebrate what is still to come. We are hoping to publish a new pictorial directory as well as put together a timeline of memorable events for the church and its members. We will also be highlighting many wonderful parishioners and ministries of St. Paul’s and cap it all off with an anniversary party in September. There will be monthly devotionals and reflections to commemorate our rich history and time together. This month we will remember our members, past and present: if you have any special memoires to share about St. Paul’s parishioners, please contact Sherri Hubbard at email@example.com.
NEWCOMER MINISTRY will host a Newcomer Gathering on Sunday, April 22, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Curry Center. We’ll have a simple supper and time to get to know each other. If you have visited St. Paul’s recently and would like to chat with the clergy, some ministry leaders, or other new folks like yourself, please come! It will be casual and friendly. The Curry Center is located at the north end of the parking lot. Follow the side walk through the wooded area to the Curry Center. Please RSVP to at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 16 and let us know if you can or cannot attend. We hope to see you on April 22!
MONTHLY DEVOTIONALS: Welcoming in Christ is a discipleship-stewardship emphasis linking St. Paul’s 60th Anniversary and The Anniversary Capital Campaign. To supplement this, each month a special devotional centered on a particular theme will be offered. The theme for March is “Remembering and Highlighting St. Paul’s Members: Past, Present, and Future.” 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 Reflections@stpaulscary.org.
A SUMMARY OF HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
Palm Sunday March 25, 2018
Procession of the Palms and Holy Eucharist
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week March 26, 27 and 28
Maundy Thursday March 29, 2018
Liturgy of the Day: Eucharist and Foot Washing
Good Friday March 30, 2018
Children’s Service of Stations of the Cross
Solemn Liturgy of the Day with Mass of the Pre-Sanctified
Holy Saturday March 31, 2018
Great Vigil of Easter
Easter Day April 1, 2018
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
- The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is working toward our 2018 Note in the Pocket Sort Day, scheduled for June 3, 2018. We have collected $1837.77 toward our goal of $3000.00.
- MITE BOXES-Please remember your Mite Box and Easter Basket next Sunday! Mite boxes will be collected during the Easter worship service and the Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10:30am!
- Children’s Chapel, for children ages 3-2nd grade, will be held today at the 9:00 a.m. service. Sunday School is on vacation until April 15.
- Pre-EYC Retreat forms and Communion Class Participation Forms are available in the Narthex on the table with the children’s crayon packs. All forms are due TODAY and should be returned to Christine Ingram.
- Please mark your calendars for the Children’s Service of Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m.
- No Sunday School or EYC today or next week due to Palm Sunday and Easter.
- Diocesan Event for Middle Schoolers: Genesis, April 13-15. Signups are open on the Diocesan website: http://www.dionc.org/digital_faith/events/3175003.
- The Senior Luncheon has been canceled. We hope to reschedule for a later date.
SPRING MINI MINISTRY FAIR: This event will be held in the Parish Hall during coffee hour on April 15. Different ministries are highlighted at each of the three mini fairs held each year. Here are some of the groups which will be on hand at this fair: Memorial Garden, Communications, Heifer International, MOMS, Mystery Book Group, Outreach, Prayer Stitchers, Senior Ministry, and Women’s Study Group.