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 September is “Welcoming All and Seeking to Engage Each One.” 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.
Welcoming in Christ – The Anniversary Capital Campaign:
In September, you can look forward to:
⦁ Campaign testimonials both during services and on video on our website and social media.
⦁ Receiving a pledge packet on our 60th Anniversary celebration on September 23rd (due October 14th)
⦁ A fundraising goal thermometer on display in the Narthex and Parish Hall.
⦁ Weekly raffles during coffee hours for those who have returned pledges – prizes include gift cards to Lugano Ristorante, Lucky 32, Cloer Family Vineyards and more.
You can also look forward to house parties! You are cordially invited to enjoy the fellowship of dedicated parishioners at house parties in September and October. Our campaign chairs will be there to answer questions. Space is limited. Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yc56l8l2
The Seniors’ Ministry is sponsoring a visit to the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Cathedral, 715 Nazareth Street, Raleigh, on September 27 at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us. If you are interested, please respond by emailing Katie Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or via signup genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4cafa72ba20-holy by Sunday, September 23. There is parking onsite. Carpooling will be available from the church if requested.
Fall Book Group begins in October. Please join us for dinner and discussion of Race in a Post-Obama America – the Church Responds. We will gather at St. Paul’s on October 7, 14, and 21 at 5:30 p.m. for a shared potluck supper followed by conversation on that week’s reading. Because space is limited, please sign up on the church website. Contact Andrea Johnson at email@example.com or Aleta McClenney at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event: Join us at a Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) Meal Packaging Event on October 14 from 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Go to http://events.stophungernow.org/StPaulsCary to make a donation and register yourself and family for this fun, educational, highly-impactful event. Questions? Contact Brooke Mautz or Ramsey McIntire at email@example.com.
Lobster Fest is Saturday October 6, and the website at www.lobsterfestcary.org is open to purchase lobsters. We need your help to make the day a success. Please help us advertise – flyers and business cards are ready for pick up after the service today. Please sign up to volunteer at www.stpaulscary.org/lobsterfestvolunteers/. If you have questions about tasks, contact Alana Loughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Mornings: The Christian faith has the potential to reshape our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Watch for the start of our fall series, Going Deeper – Ancient Teachings for a Vibrant Faith.
Wednesday Evenings: Wednesday evening adult formation kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on September 19 in the Youth Wing, with the series, Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis. During the nine sessions, we will listen to and reflect on Jesus’ teachings as part of renewing our discipleship and witness.
For more information on our fall series, please see E-News, the Adult Formation section of the St. Paul’s website, or our brochure in the narthex.
REFUGE FOR REFUGEES has just learned that St. Paul’s will receive a new family of 6 to sponsor on September 21st. The family has fled from Ethiopia and consists of a single mother and five young-adult children. We need your help to furnish an apartment for this family. Go to the St. Paul’s website and follow the links to a Sign-Up Genius site to donate items and to learn about ways you can help with this hands-on ministry to help the strangers in our midst.
Veteran Military Outreach (VMO) is collecting names of Veteran’s and Military members for special acknowledgement on Veteran’s Day in November. Please submit names and Branch of Service no later than October 31, 2018, to VMO@stpaulscary.org.
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, email@example.com.
We will need volunteers in all areas of the festival. The shifts are only two hours, so please consider helping. You’ll find the link to sign up on our web page www.stpaulscary.org/festival.
- 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 $405.26 toward our $3000 goal!
- Children’s Chapel will be not be held today.
- No Sunday School next week as we are celebrating our 60th Anniversary!
- 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!
- Pre-EYC (for 4th and 5th graders) kicks off next Sunday, September 30, at 11:15 a.m. Please email Christine Ingram to register your child!
- No Christian Formation Classes today or next week.
- No EYC.
- Youth Lock In September 22-23: Come at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday for our first lock in of the year. Eat dinner before you come. We are going to Kenny’s Corn Maze and then back to the church for snacks, games, and sleep (really). Pick up is at 10:00 a.m. before the 60th Anniversary Service. Fill out a medical release: https://bit.ly/2PyEscb.
- Youth Registration Form: https://form.jotform.com/82118970270153. Please fill this out for each youth.
ASP Ice Cream Social: Please join us after the 11:15 a.m. service on Sunday, September 30th. Thank you to all our Shareholders – everyone who has supported our youth through the Appalachia Service Project trip this year. Both youth and adults are excited about sharing stories and moments from their week in Tennessee. We look forward to seeing you.