MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AND COFFEE HOUR: The Veterans and Military Outreach (VMO) ministry is hosting a special coffee hour following the 9:00 a.m. service today to recognize our veterans and their loved ones. Stop by and thank them in person for their service. As a ministry, VMO seeks to provide basic items for organizations that directly support homeless veterans, annually sponsors training for veterans seeking service animals through its dog biscuit initiative and works to highlight and support those currently serving in our military.
Next week coffee hour will be hosted by the St. Nicholas Ministry. Each year this ministry offers parishioners an opportunity to provide gifts for children of families in need. You can stop by the special tree in the narthex today to select a tag.
STEWARDSHIP: VISION 2020 for the operating budget is well underway! As we work, walk, seek, welcome, and care together for a better world, we begin that journey in our little corner at St. Paul’s. If you have already pledged for next year, we thank you. If you have not, we encourage you to make the effort and make a pledge today. Wherever you are in your stewardship journey, start right there and step forward, in faith. Your commitment in the form of a pledge allows us to plan and grow all the amazing programs and ministries we’re so fortunate to offer at St. Paul’s. Extra pledge forms are available in the Narthex. You may also go to stpaulscary.org to pledge with the push of a button.
We will celebrate our gifts on Stewardship Sunday, November 24 with a festive coffee hour. Be sure to pledge today so you can celebrate the journey. Thank you for your pledge!
FOOD DRIVE: St. Paul’s Preschool Transitional Kindergarten class is hosting a food drive for the “Little Red Wagon” project at St. Paul’s which supports Urban Ministries, one of St. Paul’s outreach groups. There is a complete list on the Urban Ministries website, but most non-perishable items are welcome, especially healthier versions of the item. Please put your donations in the bins in the parish hall. The last day for the food drive will be Friday, November 22nd. Thank you for your support!
Sunday: Join us at 10:10 a.m. in the chapel this morning, November 10, 2019, as we continue our fall series, Roots Down: Exploring through the Old Testament and the Monastic Tradition. Today, the Rev. Javier Almendárez-Bautista will lead a discussion of “A Nation Is Born: Judges and Ruth.”
Wednesday: Please join us Wednesday at 7:00-8:00 p.m., in the youth wing as we discuss Emily Dickinson: Words, Nature, and God, a series on the poet’s life, led by George Van Arnam. This week, we explore “To Hear an Oriole Sing – the Divine Found in Nature.” Dickinson’s poetry speaks to the restless heart of many who seek to draw nearer to the God beyond creeds and sermons.
WOMEN’S STUDY GROUP: Join us Tuesday, November 12 at 12:00 noon in the bride’s room. We will be discussing the book, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple. Robin Smith will lead us in the discussion. Please come with recommendations for fiction and non-fiction books you would like us to consider in the future. Please contact Joyce Loughlin at email@example.com if you have questions.
THE CARE & SHARE team would like to make parishioners aware of a new resource.
The Loss of Spouse Group hosted by the Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church is open to community members who have lost their spouse within the past 3 years. The group meets twice a month – for dinner at a local restaurant, and for a monthly discussion group meeting. For more information, please contact Margie Best at 919-303-3830 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Melonie Wigley at 919-264-4401 or email@example.com.
FALL ASP CHORE DAY: Sat, Nov 16 from 8:00 a.m. -noon. Need some help clearing those leaves? Maybe some help in the yard or even washing your car! ASP volunteers are here to help. To help fund our mission trip this year, we would like to help you with some chores. We will fit in as many jobs as we can, but it is a first come first served! Contact Susannah Vitaglione at susannahv@gmail 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 pick out poison ivy.)
CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES: Sunday School begins at 10:10 a.m. in the education building. We still need two teachers! If you’re interested in teaching, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids’ Club provides child care for infants through three-year-olds during worship and Sunday school.
There is Children’s Chapel today for children ages 3 yr. – 2nd grade at the 9:00 a.m. service.
The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is collecting money for Rise Against Hunger. We have collected $555 toward our $3400 goal.
Save the Date: the Christmas Pageant will take place on December 15th during the 9:00 a.m. service. Pageant details and registration forms will be available soon.
YOUTH: Join us for Christian Formation this morning from 10:15-11:00 a.m. High School meets in Room 10 Middle School meets in the youth wing.
SAVE THE DATE! Our babysitting fundraiser will be Dec 13th from 5:30-8:30 p.m.! Let our youth entertain your children with planned activities, games, and crafts while you go out. Youth will stay afterwards for midnight bowling and another lock-in. We’ll complete it with breakfast and be ready to be picked up at 9:00 a.m.