UPCOMING EYC EVENTS: Regular meeting on Nov 3rd & prepare for our lock-in, Nov 9th. We will put up the St. Nicholas tree as well as having fun and games. Youth will attend the 7:30 a.m. service together on Sunday Nov. 10th, probably in pajamas. EYC will NOT meet the evening of Nov 10th.
SAVE THE DATE! Our babysitting fundraiser will be Dec 12th 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.
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AND COFFEE HOUR: The Memorial Garden Ministry is hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. This ministry works to provide a beautiful, spiritual space for the interment of ashes and the remembrance of family and friends. Join them for coffee and snacks and to learn more about this compassionate ministry.
Next week the Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the sanctuary following the 9:00 a.m. service. Please plan to attend to this important meeting to elect vestry members and hear updates about our parish. There will not be a coffee hour in the parish hall, but coffee will be served by the vestry in the narthex before the meeting.
Sunday: Join us at 10:10 a.m. in the chapel as the Rev. Javier Almendárez Bautista leads a discussion of “Exodus,” part of our fall series, Roots Down: Exploring through the Old Testament and the Monastic Tradition.
Wednesday: Please join us Wednesday at 7:00-8:00 p.m., in the youth wing to view and discuss A Quiet Passion, a series on Emily Dickinson’s life, lead by George Van Arnam. For Dickinson, words are more than marks on paper; they shimmer with revelations. Her poetry speaks to the restless heart of many who seek to draw nearer to the God beyond creeds and sermons.
PRAYER LIST RENEWAL: We ask that those who have requested friends and loved ones be included on the prayer list, email the office at email@example.com or call the office at 467-1477 extension 10, to renew the request. Please contact Melanie Fairbrother by Monday, November 4, to renew your request. Call or email anytime to remove a name. Please do not assume that we know the name should be renewed.
WCS LISTENING SESSIONS, NEXT STEPS:
There will be a gathering of all the participating churches, mosques, synagogues, and other groups on Tuesday, October 29, from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at State Street Community Church (1200 S. State St, Raleigh). This “internal assembly” is the next step in discerning what challenge this group wants to try to address. Thank you to the 104 of you who participated in a “Listening Session” to discuss the problems facing Wake County.
FALL BLOOD DRIVE: On Wednesday, Nov. 6th, we will be having a fall blood drive in collaboration with our neighbors, Cary Presbyterian Church. The collection will be in their fellowship hall from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. The Blood Collection non-profit will provide a $10 “grant” for each donor that we have registered thru their faith formation program. Not only could you possibly give the gift of life up to 3 people, but you can also have $10 donated to the church! Please go to The Blood Connection website and click on the donate button. You will need to put in the date of the drive to find it. It will be under Cary Presbyterian. Volunteers are also needed to assist in greeting donors and working in the canteen. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lisa Walt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN’S STUDY GROUP: Evening or Weekend section? There is some interest in starting a section of the Women’s Study Group that would meet on weekends or an evening during the week. If you are interested in this, please email Aubrey Comperatore at email@example.com. If there is interest, she will convene a meeting to determine the best day and time.
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.
ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL: The Arts & Crafts Festival for Outreach will take place on Saturday, November 9, and we need your help in all areas! We have easy, fun, two-hour shifts. We also welcome your donations of homemade baked goods for our bake sale and new, handmade items for the St. Paul’s Table. Please check our website (stpaulscary.org/festival) for more information and for the links to sign up.
FALL ASP CHORE DAY: Sat, Nov 16 8am-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.)
FELLOWSHIP EVENTS TEAM MEETING:
FET is having a meeting on Sunday, October 27th at 12:30 in the conference room. New members are welcome to join us. Please join us.
FACEBOOK and QR CODE: Check us out on https://www.facebook.com/stpaulscary or visit our website via QR code.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES: 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.
Sunday School begins at 10:10 a.m. in the education building. We still need one more teacher! If you’re interested in teaching, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-EYC: Join us for Reverse Trick-or-Treating at Glenaire today. Meet at 10:10am in the Parish Hall. Wear Your Costume. Lunch to follow; pick up at 1pm. Questions? Contact Sara Concini, at
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.
VETERANS AND MILITARY OUTREACH (VMO) is collecting names of veterans and military members for special acknowledgement on Veteran’s Day in November. Please submit names and branch of service no later than October 31, 2019, to VMO@stpaulscary.org.
STEWARDSHIP: VISION 2020
At St. Paul’s, we have a vision for a better world. A world where we work for justice for all. A world where we walk with our LGBTQ+ siblings. A world where we seek racial reconciliation. A world where we welcome immigrants, refugees, and farmworkers. And a world where we care for God’s creation.
Work. Walk. Seek. Welcome. Care.
We are so fortunate to have an abundance of programs and ministries here at St. Paul’s to meet our parish needs and those of the greater community. It is with your pledge that we can plan and grow these programs for all of us to continue to benefit and enjoy. It is your pledge to the operating budget for 2020 will make the vision a reality. Extra pledge forms are available in the narthex. You may also go to stpaulscary.org to pledge with the push of a button.