Welcoming in Christ 60th Anniversary Campaign
⦁ Our fundraising goal thermometer is currently on display in the Narthex and Parish Hall.
⦁ We will hold a weekly raffle during coffee hour for those who have returned pledges early. The last raffle will be October 21. Prizes include gift cards to Lugano Ristorante, Lucky 32, Cloer Family Vineyards, Thai Spices and Sushi, and an overnight at the Mayton Inn!
⦁ Congratulations to the Bowersox family, who won the Mayton Inn stay, and to the McKinney family, who won the Lucky 32 gift card!
Capital Campaign Pledging Update
Pledges to date: 85
Amount Pledged to date: $ 1,461,865
Hurricane Florence and the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry: Due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence, the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry is asking for food donations to help feed migrant and seasonal farmworkers affected by Hurricane Florence. Please bring any of the following donations to the designated bin to the right of the Narthex. Requested items are: rice, pinto beans, tortillas, tuna, chicken soup (no creams), Maseca corn flour, cooking oil, instant coffee, canned corn, animal crackers or cinnamon crackers, diapers, and baby food. Monetary donations are urgently needed. You can drop a check into the plate made out to the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, go online to http://episcopalfarmworkerministry.org, or mail it to the ministry at PO Box 160, Newton Grove, NC 28334. Thank you very much.
Carnival: October 28, 5-7 p.m.: The youth will run our annual carnival in conjunction with the Children’s Ministry Fall Festival. This year we’ve replaced Trunk or Treat with a “Carved Pumpkin Contest.” Bring your already carved pumpkin with its candle in it and we’ll set them up for display. Participants can vote (25¢/vote), which will decide the winners for the following categories: Scariest, Most Beautiful, and Most Creative. There will be prizes!
Senior Luncheon, Sunday, October 21, 12:30 p.m.: The Youth would like to invite all Senior parishioners to our Annual Luncheon for Seniors – and it’s Brunch this year! It will be held on Sunday, October 21st at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This is the Youth Ministry’s way to celebrate and say thank you to the older generation at St. Paul’s. Please RSVP to Leah Dail at 919-467-1477 or by email to Leah.Dail@stpaulscary.org.
Veteran Military Outreach (VMO) is collecting names of veteran’s and military members for special acknowledgement on Veterans’ Day in November. Please submit names and branch of service no later than October 31, 2018, to VMO@stpaulscary.org.
Newcomer Ministry will host a Newcomer Gathering on Sunday, October 21, 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 parishioners like yourself, please come! Food will be provided. The Curry Center is located just off the far end of the parking lot, near the conveniently positioned garbage bin at the end of the parking lot. Please RSVP to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15 and let us know if you can or cannot attend. We hope to see you October 21!
MONTHLY DEVOTIONALS: “Welcoming in Christ” is the discipleship-stewardship emphasis linking St. Paul’s 60th Anniversary and the Anniversary Capital Campaign. Each month a special devotional reflection is offered. The theme for October is “Expanding the Mission and Influence of the Church.” 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.
Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event: Join us at a Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) Meal Packaging Event today from 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. As of October 10th, we have $1,797 raised (goal = $4,384) and 60 people registered (goal = 70). Go to http://events.stophungernow.org/StPaulsCary to donate and register yourself and family for this fun, educational, highly-impactful event. If we meet these goals, this will allow us to reach our event goal of 10,000 meals. Questions? Contact Brooke Mautz or Ramsey McIntire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: Next week the Arts & Crafts Festival committee will be hosting coffee hour. The festival on November 10th will feature local artisans, musical performances, a bake sale, a big raffle, homemade soups, and more. Proceeds from this event will benefit numerous outreach ministries at St. Paul’s.
The Rainbow Gathering currently meets the 3rd Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Wing. Join us on October 19 for Game Night! Bring your favorite board game and a snack to share. For more information contact Andrea at email@example.com or text or call 919-348-9599.
Sunday Mornings: The Christian faith has the potential to reshape our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Join us today at 10:15 a.m. in the chapel as we continue our fall series, Going Deeper—Ancient Teachings for a Vibrant Faith. Andrew Zawierucha will explore “The Gospel of Matthew: Beatitudes, Part 2.” Next Sunday, Oct. 21, Andrew will discuss “Paul, Missionary to the Gentiles: Understanding the Letters of Paul,” the first of three classes on the teachings and legacy of St. Paul.
Wednesday Evenings: Join us for adult formation at
7:00 p.m. on October 17 in the Youth Wing, as we continue the series, Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis. Drop in for any sessions you’re able to attend, as we listen to and reflect on Jesus’ teachings as part of renewing our discipleship and witness.
The Arts & Crafts Festival: Do you have a hobby? Painting, ceramics, quilting, woodworking, something else? The Arts & Crafts Festival is looking for donations of new, handmade items to sell at the St. Paul’s Table. The Festival will take place on Saturday, November 10, with proceeds going to outreach. If you have items to donate, please contact Sally Moller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can spare a couple of hours to help transport our borrowed tables, please sign up! You’ll find the link to sign up on our web page www.stpaulscary.org/festival. We will need volunteers in all areas of the festival. The shifts are only two hours, so please consider helping.
The Fellowship Events Team is planning a visit to the North Carolina Museum of Art, to tour the exhibit, The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art. Everyone is invited to join us on Sunday, November 4th, at 2:00 p.m. for a docent-guided tour. The exhibit includes paintings and sculptures by Georgia O’Keeffe, “the Mother of American modernism,” along with works of emerging artists that evoke her artistic style. There is a sign-up poster in the narthex or call / email Sheila Reilly at 919-303-6248 email@example.com. Tickets are $18.00 for adults, $16.00 for seniors, plus $5.00 extra per ticket for the docent. Tickets will need to be purchased by October 14th, so sign up and join us for fellowship and a delightful art adventure.
Annual Budget Stewardship Pledge
Please check your mail this week for information about the 2019 Stewardship pledging season. As quickly as fall weather is upon us, we are shifting from Capital Campaign to Annual Stewardship season. Note that these are two distinct pledges, and both are critically important to our church family. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
⦁ The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is working toward our 2019 Note in the Pocket Sort Day, scheduled for June 9, 2019. We have collected $612.00 toward our $3000 goal!
⦁ Children’s Chapel will be held today at the 9:00 a.m. worship service and is open to all children ages 3 through 2nd grade. Please follow the Children’s Cross Processional after the Collect.
⦁ One more 5th grade Teacher is needed for Sunday School. Thank you to all our Sunday School Teachers that are already giving their time and talent to the children of St. Paul’s!
⦁ The jeans drive for Note in the Pocket starts today and runs through October 28. We are looking for donations of jeans, any size and gender, new or gently used as well as any new or gently used clothing donations. The collection bin is located just off the Narthex.
⦁ Youth Christian Formation: The Middle School lesson today is entitled “Who Do I Want to Be: Guarding Your Heart.” High Schoolers will be helping with Rise Against Hunger, so wear clothes you can work in. Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in the Parish Hall.
⦁ EYC Tonight 5:00-7:00 p.m.: Faithfulness – we will be working on Senior Luncheon and Carnival plans. Come, help us get ready!