GREETERS NEEDED: We are restarting the greeter ministry at St. Paul’s. Greeters will be an initial point of contact to visitors and newcomers making them feel welcome at St. Paul’s. If you would like to be a part of this exciting and valuable ministry, please contact Karen Smith at (919) 360-1469 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday: Join us today at 10:15 a.m. in the chapel.as the Rev. George Adamik discusses “The World of the Old Testament.”
Wednesday: Please join us Wednesday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the youth wing for our series based on Adam Hamilton’s DVD and book, Moses: The Reluctant Prophet. Hamilton describes Moses as “the single most important figure in the Hebrew Bible” (the Old Testament), and “for Christians, Moses’ life serves as the backdrop for much that is found in the Gospels.” We’ll retrace the route of the Exodus and reflect on what we can learn from Moses to apply in our own lives. Two copies of the book will be available during the sessions.
REFUGE FOR REFUGEES COMMITTEE members went to the airport last week to greet our newest refugee family and were disappointed to discover that they had been prohibited from boarding their plane because the U.S. had filled its quota of 30,000 refugees for the fiscal year. We, and the NGO with which we work – USCRI, are hopeful that they will arrive in early October when a new quota goes into effect. We thank all of you who supported this effort to “Welcome Home” a new refugee family. To learn more, or to volunteer to help with this family’s adjustment to the U.S., contact our team leader Beverly Yekeson at email@example.com, or team member MM Cupitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AND COFFEE HOUR: The Lobster Fest Committee is hosting coffee hour in the parish hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. This annual fundraiser is a parish-wide event and a great way to combine work, fun, and fellowship. There are many opportunities – large and small – to get involved. Stop by to learn more about this upcoming event and how you can help.
Next week is Confirmation Sunday. The Youth Committee and the Vestry will be hosting a special coffee hour in honor of the Bishop’s visit and our confirmands.
MUSIC MINISTRIES REHEARSALS have begun. All vocal choirs need more singers, including the 9 O’clock Choir that meets on Sundays only, and the Advent Bell Choir has plenty of room for more children. Canterbury Bells may have openings. Bells of St. Paul’s is currently filled but both need substitutes. Please contact Rusty McKinney, Minister of Music, at either email@example.com or call the Music Office at 467-6241 for more information on openings in bells or to join a vocal choir.
ARTS AND 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 9, with proceeds going to outreach ministries. If you have items to donate, please contact Sally Moller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUTH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: With a youth minister and a new school year upon us, volunteers are needed to participate in youth ministry events! Your age, how much teen culture you know, and whether or not you’re a Biblical Scholar are not important. What is important is your love for God, a willingness to listen to (and learn from) the youth, and a great attitude. Email Zack Rugen at email@example.com for more information.
PLEASE COME TO A LISTENING SESSION!
As a part of Wake County Sponsors, St. Paul’s is working with other faith-based institutions to find solutions to problems facing our community. We are listening to residents from all over Wake County to hear their concerns. This will shape the issues we will tackle in the upcoming months and years. The next session will be Sunday, Sep. 29, 10:00 a.m., in the chapel. Please see the link on the website to sign up to come to one of these sessions. Contact Katie Bricio at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
RACIAL EQUITY INSTITUTE (REI) PHASE I TRAINING OFFERED AT ST. PAUL’S:
St. Paul’s will host a two-day Racial Equity Institute Phase 1 training on October 9 and 10 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Moving the focus from individual bigotry and bias, the REI Phase 1 workshop presents a historical, cultural, structural, and institutional analysis. Email Father Javier at email@example.com for more information about scholarship support. The full cost for both days, including a light breakfast and lunch, is $275 for first-time participants. The Outreach Support Team has set aside scholarship funding to help defray the cost for those who would otherwise be unable to attend. REI alums can attend for $35. Fees are payable online when registering or by check mailed to REI. Please only sign up if you can attend both full days. For questions, please contact Kevin McIntire at firstname.lastname@example.org or Aleta McClenney at email@example.com.
BISHOP’S VISIT: Be sure to join us next Sunday, September 22, as the Rt. Rev. Sam Rodman, joins us at both the 9:00 a.m. and the 11:15 a.m. services to celebrate our faith with us and to welcome new members to the community through confirmation and transfer.
Children’s Chapel will be held today at the 9:00 a.m. service. All children ages 3 through 2nd grade are welcome. Please follow the children’s cross processional following the Collect.
Join us for Church School/Children’s Formation 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.
YOUTH: Join us for Christian Formation this morning from 10:15-11:00 a.m. (High School in Room 10, Middle School in the youth wing).
Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) will kick meet this afternoon from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the youth wing.
Youth Registration Form: Please fill this out https://form.jotform.com/82118970270153 for each youth by next Sunday, September 15th, so all our information is up to date.