Please remember to silence your cell phones.
The blue flower on the altar is given in thanksgiving for the birth of Rory Storm Saxon, grandson of Melanie and Scott Fairbrother.
- The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is working toward our 2018 Note in the Pocket Sort Day, scheduled for June 3, 2018. So far, we have collected $490.58 toward our goal of $3000.00.
- Children’s Chapel is on vacation today. Children’s Chapel and Sunday School resume next Sunday, Sept. 10.
- Please join the Sunday School teaching ministry! Being a Sunday School teacher is a great way to give back to the church, meet great children and other wonderful adults! Training is provided, the curriculum is easy, and scheduling is flexible! We need only one more teacher for 1st Please let Christine Ingram know if you can help.
- Children’s bulletins, crayon packs, and pipe cleaners are available on the desk in the Narthex.
- The presence of children is a gift to the church, and children are always welcome in our services. If you feel the need, nursery care for babies and young children is available-please see an usher to escort you to the nursery (Kids’ Club). Our Bride’s Room is in the back of the Sanctuary and is open to anyone needing a place for a crying baby or restless child.
- Faith Formation (Sunday School) Classes & EYC resume next Sunday, September 10th. Come join in the fellowship, learn, and have fun together this year. Classes meet in the same locations: Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10. The education hour is from 10:15-11 a.m. EYC “Sundae” will meet from 4-7 p.m. – a special time for special fun: songs, games, dinner, and ice cream. This is a combined event for both middle school and high school. Don’t forget to dress to play games!
- Parent Meeting Sunday, September 10 from 4:30-5:00 p.m. After you drop your youth off and make sure all the paperwork/forms are completed, come into the church for a brief parent orientation about the upcoming year and youth programming. At least one parent from every family should plan to attend.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN: VOICE YOUR OPINION: Join us Sunday, September 10, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The Vestry of St. Paul’s has hired an architectural consultant and a capital campaign consultant to investigate our church’s desire to renovate and/or expand on to our property. If you are interested in hearing more about this initiative, please come to an open forum so that your voice can be heard! Our architectural consultants, LS3P, and our capital campaign consultants, Moss + Ross, will be on hand with other church members to explain what is under consideration. For this plan to be fully vetted, we need to hear from you. Child care will be provided.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: There will be no refreshments following the 9:00 a.m. service today. We hope you enjoy a safe and happy Labor Day holiday with family and friends.
Next week the Prayer Stitchers will be hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 a.m. service. This handiwork ministry – which includes knitting, crocheting, weaving, and quilting – welcomes adults, young people, and children as participants. They enjoy prayer and fellowship as they make items for persons in need.
ST. PAUL’S LOBSTER FEST 2017 will be Saturday, October 7. We need volunteers! Help during the week of Lobster Fest, the day of Lobster Fest, and with a few follow-up needs. St. Paul’s parishioners have been generous with support in the past and we need to fill our open positions as soon as we can. Please go to tinyurl.com/lobsterfesthelp2017 (Sign Up Genius Invite). Links to this Sign Up Genius sites are posted on both lobsterfestcary.org and stpaulscary.org web sites. Or, contact Vickie Johnson, 919-201-2503, or email@example.com.
THE APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT (ASP) youth and adults are hosting an ASP sharing lunch Sunday, September 17, following the 11:15 a.m. service until approximately 2:00 p.m. The event provides an opportunity for the volunteers to share their moments and experiences with the congregation and to thank the many ministries and supporters who help make this outreach possible. Please join us for ice cream, finger food, and fellowship.
FALL SCHEDULE: On September 10th we will resume our fall schedule for services. We will have a Rite I Eucharistic service at 7:30 a.m. followed by Rite II Eucharistic services at 9:00 a.m. and at 11:15 a.m.
SENIOR MINISTRY BREAKFAST: The monthly breakfast social event is this week, as usual, the first Wednesday of the month. We’ll meet September 6th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the IHOP on Kildaire Farm Road. No need to make a reservation; just show up. This event is sponsored by St. Paul’s Senior Ministry.
ARTS AND CRAFT FESTIVAL: Do you have a hobby? Painting, ceramics, quilting, woodworking, something else? The Arts & Crafts Festival for Outreach is looking for donations of new, handmade items to sell at the St. Paul’s Table. The Festival will take place on Saturday, November 4, with proceeds going to Outreach. If you have new, handmade items to donate, please contact Gerri Antonides, firstname.lastname@example.org. For general questions about the festival, please contact Sally Moller at email@example.com.
Sunday Forum this Fall (10:15-11:00 a.m., Chapel): What Does It Mean to be Episcopalian?
Join the clergy and people of St. Paul’s this Fall as we delve into the rich tradition of our faith: our biblical roots, the language of the creeds, the meaning behind our common rites of worship, and the history of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. On Sundays September 10 and 17, we will begin the series by embarking on an overview of the geography and history of the Holy Land, led by the Rev. Javier Almendárez Bautista.
Throughout, we’ll reflect on how that impacts our practice of the Christian faith. Look out for a full calendar in the coming weeks, and be sure to join us for what should be a stimulating discussion.
St. Paul’s will offer a potluck dinner and book discussion group again this fall on Sunday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m., September 24 through October 29, at the Curry Center. We will read Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy. Based on his experience as an attorney in the South representing clients who were people of color, women, and children – all of them indigent – Stevenson came to a new understanding of mercy and of justice. He ultimately founded the Equal Justice Initiative (eji.org) based in Montgomery, Alabama. All are welcome, but to allow for depth of discussion, the group will be limited to 15. Father Javier will facilitate the weekly discussions. Please contact Andrea Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Aleta McClenney at email@example.com, if you have questions. Sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4BA5AB283-just.
TROLLY TOUR: Are you interested in knowing more of Raleigh’s history? Join the Senior Ministry Saturday, September 23, for the tour and lunch afterwards. The 1-hour tour leaves from Mordecai Historical Park, Raleigh, at 11:00 a.m. The Trolley seats 26, so it is important to reserve seat(s) ahead of time. Checks should be made out to St. Paul’s with Trolley Tour in the Memo line. Tickets are $10 / person. Checks should be sent to St. Paul’s or put in the Sunday collection.
Please let us know if you would like to carpool. We will leave St. Paul’s parking lot at 10:00 a.m. We would also appreciate knowing if you will join us after the tour for lunch at the Carolina Ale House on Glenwood Avenue. The lunch is not included in the ticket cost! Sign up at tinyurl.com/092317raleightrolley. Please contact Jean Huey firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-303-5769 to RSVP and for transportation needs.
MOMS COLLEGE CONVERSATION: Calling All Mothers of High School Juniors and Seniors and College Freshmen: School is back in session, so it is time for MOMS College Conversation to resume! Feeling overwhelmed by the SATs, ACTs, GPAs, and APs filling every spare minute of your 11th or 12th grader’s life? Does your college freshman only come home to do laundry and visit with friends? Are you trying to navigate how to be a mom as your teenager transitions into this next great phase of life? Then please join us. For an informal discussion where moms in the process can connect, and moms who have “Been there, done that” can offer reassurance that all of it is survivable. Unlike previous MOMS classes, there is no structured curriculum for MOMS CC and no weekly commitment. It’s just a chance to come together and support one another through the stresses of college admissions and our young people’s first year away from home. You need not have participated in previous MOMS classes. Join us for the first meeting of this school year, Saturday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Alana Loughlin. Come for the fellowship and the opportunity to help shape the direction of MOMS CC for this year. Please let us know that you’ll be joining us by emailing Alana Loughlin at email@example.com or Aleta McClenney at firstname.lastname@example.org.