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 the Rt. Rev. Sam Rodman today, as he facilitates adult formation at 10:10 a.m. in the chapel.
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.
ADULTS CAN BE ACOLYTES?
Yes! Acolyting is for all ages, and adults are excellent acolytes! (We also appreciate support from acolytes 4th grade and up.) Please sign up for a NEW ACOLYTE TRAINING held on September 29 at 12:30pm in the Sanctuary: https://tinyurl.com/2019acolytes
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, email@example.com.
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AND COFFEE HOUR: In honor of the Bishop’s visit and our confirmands, the Youth Committee and the Vestry are co-hosting a special coffee hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. Please stop by to enjoy coffee, cake and refreshments.
The Rainbow Gathering and the Adult Formation Committee will be co-hosting coffee hour next week. The mission of the Rainbow Gathering is to provide a supportive community and an inclusive gathering place for individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, their allies, families and friends. The Adult Formation Committee oversees a wide range of opportunities for adult formation and spiritual growth.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Music Office at 467-6241 for more information on openings in bells or to join a vocal choir.
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.
LOBSTER FEST 2019 will be held on October 5, 2019. To order your lobster, lobster meal, lobsta roll or chicken dinner or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.lobsterfestcary,org. Many hands are needed to assist with this event and shift times vary-please take a look at the needs and see where you can help. See you there!
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.
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.
The Halloween Carnival will take place on October 20th at 5 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Join us for a chili cook-off, hot dogs and sides, bounce houses, pumpkin contests, and trunk-or-treating! This is a parish-wide event, so bring the whole family. Costumes welcome!
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.
Halloween Carnival: Join the youth October 20th. We are bringing back Trunk or Treat in addition to our pumpkin decorating contest following chili, hot dogs and sides! So, bring your decorated trunks and your already carved, dressed or decorated pumpkin with its candle in/sunglasses on. We will have a contest to see who has the Scariest, Prettiest, and most Creative pumpkin. More details coming soon.