ADULT FORMATION: Spiritual Practices in Daily Life, Sundays in the Chapel, 10:15-11:00 a.m. Join us as we continue to explore spiritual practices that you can take home with you, as well as how our Sunday worship informs what we can do on our daily walk with God and our neighbors. Today, the Rev. George Adamik will lead the session, “Confession: The Sacrament of Reconciliation.” Next week he will lead a session entitled “The Lord’s Prayer.”
Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say, Wednesday evenings in the Youth Wing, 7:00 p.m. The Adult Formation Committee invites you to join us as we continue this five-part video and discussion series. The video, by Methodist pastor and author Adam Hamilton, questions the Biblical basis for five common statements and why Hamilton finds that each statement contains partial truth. This Wednesday, May 9, 2018, we’ll examine the statement: “God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It.”
APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT CHORE DAY (ASP): Need some help moving that mulch you just bought? Maybe you need some help in the yard or spring cleaning? ASP volunteers are here to help. To help fund our mission trip to Tennessee this year, we would like to help you with some of those spring chores on Saturday, May 12th from 8:00 a.m. to noon. We will fit in as many jobs as we can, but it is a first come first serve! Please contact Susannah Vitaglione at email@example.com or 919-619-5103 if you would like to hire some ASP youth volunteers. (Please keep in mind that we won’t be using dangerous machinery or picking out poison ivy.)
Arts & Crafts Festival: Our 6th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival for Outreach will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you are interested in selling your handmade items at the festival, please contact Anne Babb at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or more information. Applications from St. Paul’s members must be received by May 18 to be considered for early acceptance. Please remember all items must be handmade by the vendor. For general questions about the festival, please contact Sally Moller at email@example.com.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: Children’s Ministries is hosting a special coffee hour in the Parish Hall today in honor of children’s Communion. Please stop by to enjoy coffee and refreshments and to celebrate this joyous occasion.
Next Sunday is Mother’s Day. Please join the Fellowship Events Team for a delicious Strawberry and Ice Cream Social in the Parish Hall during coffee hour. This event is one of the many parish gatherings throughout the year that the Fellowship Events Team offers for fun and fellowship.
Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MOMS) is preparing two fall sessions: one for “Baby Moms” (infants through 5th graders) and one for “TNT Moms” (teens and tweens). The focus of MOMS is connection, support, and growth during the changes and challenges you will face on your motherhood journey. The groups will meet one evening per week for seven weeks starting in September and ending in October. See the website for more details as we get closer, and email Ann Lockhart at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the interested list or with any questions. Attention MOMS Alumni: we will be calling on you for logistical support, so watch your email. Thanks!
SENIOR MINISTRYArboretum Tour: Ready to enjoy a walk in a nationally acclaimed garden where the plants are especially adapted to our NC Piedmont climate? Come join the Senior Ministry for a docent-led tour at the JC Raulston Arboretum (4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh) on May 17 at 10:30 a.m. The cost is a $5.00 donation, and parking is free. If you wish to carpool, meet at the church at 10:00 a.m. Following the tour, join us for lunch at Briggs in the Tryon Village Shopping Center. We plan on meeting there at noon. Lunch will be at your own expense. To RSVP via Sign-Up Genius, please go to the St. Paul’s website, or contact Jean Huey at email@example.com or call 919-303-5769.
Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope will meet Sunday, June 3rd at St. Paul’s from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a showing of this important movie. Food, childcare, and a great discussion with fellow parishioners will follow. Free! Details to follow.
NEW PHOTO DIRETORY: In celebration of St. Paul’s upcoming 60th Anniversary, we have partnered with Lifetouch Portraits to create a new photo directory. The signup is available online at https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/yclxe0ge/, and we will have individuals onsite on Sunday May 6th and May 13th between the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services to make appointments. The dates of the portrait sessions will be May 29th through June 2nd, and there will be some additional dates if needed. 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 or go to the St. Paul’s online signup link at https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/yclxe0ge/.
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 May is “Music and the Arts as Expression of Faith.” 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 email@example.com.
Wake County Sponsors Feedback & Planning Meeting: If you attended one of the recent WCS trainings or the Internal Assembly, thank you! We’d like to have a brief meeting here at church to get feedback, discuss, and make a plan for going forward. Please join us Wednesday, May 9, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to RSVP. Thanks!
- 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 $2296.61 toward our goal of $3000.00.
- Please join us in congratulating this year’s Communion Class! The children will be honored with a festive coffee hour following the 9:00 a.m. worship service.
- Children’s Chapel will be held at the 9:00 a.m. service for children ages 3 through 2nd grade.
Today is the last day of Sunday School for the 2017-18 School Year. Please be sure to thank your teachers for their generous donations of their time and talent!
- Sunday School Teachers are needed for the 2018-19 School Year! We have openings in Kindergarten, 3rd grade and 5th grade. Please contact Christine Ingram for more information.
- VBS Registration is filling up! Registration forms are available in the Narthex.
Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Success & Failure: God’s Expectations.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
- EYC Tonight 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Regular EYC. Come prepared for anything!
Women’s Study Group will meet Tuesday, May 9th from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Bride’s Room to discuss The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash. This is a novel set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. It should be a great book to discuss. We will also take time during this meeting to decide our next slate of books, so bring your suggestions. We would love to have you join us for our discussion – even if you haven’t finished the book! If you have any questions, contact Leah Dail at LeahDail@gmail.com.