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 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 at https://tinyurl.com/yc56l8l2.
MOMS meetings will be delayed one week. That means you still have time to sign up!! Two classes are offered: MOMS (for mothers of newborns thru elementary ages) and TNT (for mothers of teens and tweens). This is not a parenting class; it’s a time to focus on your own journey. Meetings are Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. starting Sep. 25. See the website for more info or email Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS:
There is no coffee hour this week. Come help celebrate St. Paul’s 60th Anniversary at a special brunch following the 10:00 a.m. service. There will be food and fun for all.
Next week the Eucharistic Ministers will be hosting coffee hour. Eucharistic Ministers are lay persons who assist the clergy in administering communion. Please stop by the Parish Hall to enjoy coffee and refreshments and to learn more about this special ministry.
Newcomer Ministry will host a Newcomer Gathering on Sunday, October 21, 5:00-6:30 p.m.in the Bishop Curry House. 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! It will be casual and friendly. Food will be provided. The Bishop Curry House is located just off the far end of the parking lot, near the conveniently positioned garbage bin at the end of the parking lot. Yes, that is the landmark to look for. Please RSVP to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 15 and let us know if you can or cannot attend. We hope to see you on Oct. 21!
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.
REFUGE FOR REFUGEES will welcome a new refugee family of 6 next Wednesday, September 26th. The family has fled from Ethiopia and consists of a widow and her five young-adult children. We have furnished an apartment for them and will welcome them to their new home. This family will need our help as they strive to adapt to a new life in the U.S., to heal from physical and mental wounds, to find work and support themselves financially, and to navigate bureaucratic and cultural obstacles. If you would like to help with this “hands-on” outreach ministry, please contact M M Cupitt at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Sunday Mornings: The Christian faith has the potential to reshape our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Join us next Sunday, September 30, at 10:15 a.m. in the chapel as we begin our fall series, Going Deeper – Ancient Teachings for a Vibrant Faith. The Rev. Adrienne Koch will present “Inviting Jesus into Your Heart: The Ancient Spirituality of the Enneagram of Personality.”
Wednesday Evenings: Wednesday evening adult formation begins at 7 p.m. on in the Youth Wing, with the series, Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis. During sessions, we will 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.
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. So far, we have collected $425.01 toward our $3000 goal!
- Children’s Chapel will be held today at the 10:00 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.
- No Sunday School today as we are celebrating our 60th Anniversary! Please visit us at the Water Slides!
- 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.
- No EYC.
- Lobster Fest Saturday, October 6th. This is a parish-wide event and youth help is critical. It’s a little messy but we have a great time and make a lot of people happy during the day. Please sign up to help: https://www.stpaulscary.org/lobsterfestvolunteers/. Sign up by 10/1 so the organizers can plan.
- 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.