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: Our fall series, Roots Down: Exploring through the Old Testament and the Monastic Tradition, begins today at 10:15 a.m. in the chapel. The Rev. Javier Almendárez-Bautista will present “Pilgrimage in Egypt: Exploring the Old Testament and the Monastic Tradition” with insights from his own pilgrimage into Moses and the Exodus.
Wednesday: Please join us Wednesday, September 11 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the youth wing as we begin our 6-week 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. Books are available on Amazon for under $10, and two copies will be available during the sessions.
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.
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AND COFFEE HOUR: The Eucharistic Ministers are hosting coffee hour in the parish hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. 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.
The Lobster Fest Committee will be hosting coffee hour next week. 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.
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., n 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.)
WOMEN’S STUDY GROUP: Join us Tuesday, September 10 at 12:00 noon in the bride’s room. We will be discussing the book, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson. Please contact Joyce Loughlin at email@example.com if you have questions.
THE REFUGE FOR REFUGEES COMMITTEE thanks all of you who helped welcome our newest refugee family from Sudan – despite the hurricane. To learn more, or to volunteer to help with this family’s adjustment to the U.S., contact our team leader Beverly Yekeson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or team member MM Cupitt at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or Aleta McClenney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
FALL PROGRAMS BEGIN TODAY.
We resume our regular schedule of Eucharist services at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. – with our children’s, youth, and adult education / formation opportunities at 10:10 a.m. EYC also kicks off this afternoon at 4:00 p.m.
- Children’s Chapel, for children ages 3 yr. – 2nd grade, will be held today at the 9:00 a.m. service.
- Church School: begins TODAY 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 – Kickoff Sunday, TODAY:
- Today is the start of our new programming year. Christian Formation begins 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 off this afternoon from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the youth wing with special games, activities, and food.
- 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.
- 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.