This Sunday is our Annual Communion Celebration, where we recognize our Communion Class Participants. Please join us in congratulating: August Barton Olson, Lilly Annabelle Woodson, Isabel Amelia Lainez, Liam Joseph Rubin, Brendan Patrick McGinley, Ella Marianne Springfield, William “Liam” Warren Evaul, Penn Emory Joyce, Henry Lee Collins, Eliza Mei Lowe, Logan Ronald Joyce, Catherine Anne Ingram, Nicholas Benjamin Bosser, Bridget Nicole Deese, Rachael Lenore Concini, Adam Brooks Campbell, Sarah McKenzie Pearce, Charles Robert Chappelle, Evelyn “Evie” Anne Lyerly, Layla Marie Wood, Avery Genevieve Boles, Cooper Blaire Buchanan, Thomas David Dohrmann, Margaret Abigail McQuiggan, Carter Brown and Jack Joseph Trainor.
FOOD HELP NEEDED: We need additional savory coffee hour items for this Sunday’s Coffee Hour…Children’s Ministries is hosting and will provide lots and lots of cake, but we need help with other non-sweet items. Please sign up here if you can help by bringing a non-sweet item: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094DA4A623A4F58-communion
Note in the Pocket Socks and Undies Sundays are back! Please contribute new (in packaging) socks and undies OR new and like new clothing and shoes for Wake County Children in need. All sizes (including adult sizes) and genders welcome. Please place all donations in the bin in the Narthex. Thank you! This is our last collection until Fall 2017.
Mark your calendars for our annual Vacation Bible School, July 10-14 (9am-12pm). VBS Registration Forms for Participants and Volunteers are available in the Narthex and Ed. Bldg. Through stories, crafts, science and music we will learn about planting your “garden,” being “fed,” growing with Heifer International and growing with your friends! Come join us for a week of fun and learning and let your Faith Grow! We are in need of storytelling center leader(s), 3 year old group center leader and games/playground center leader. And, of course we need parent volunteers to serve as guides and youth to serve as helpers. Come join us as Please contact Stacy Lyerly (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions!
St. Paul’s Annual Picnic
Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 21 for the Annual St. Paul’s Picnic! There will be two services that Sunday (7:30am and 10am) and the picnic will immediately follow the 10am service. Men’s group will be grilling hamburgers and parishioners should bring a side to share. Children’s Ministries will be hosting activities for the children (including some type of inflatable). Please join us!
Children’s Ministries News
- The 2016-2017 Children’s Collection Basket is collecting funds to host a Note in the Pocket Sort Day on June 4, 2017. So far we have collected $1507.40 toward our $3000.00 goal.
- Children’s Chapel will be held at the 9am service only this Sunday. Children ages 3 through 2nd grade are invited to follow the children’s cross processional to the Youth Wing. Children will return to the Sanctuary during the Peace.
- Mark your calendars for July 10-14, 2017 from 9am to 12noon for our 2017 VBS, Abundance Orchard: Where Faith Grows! Registration forms are located in the Narthex. We are also in need of parent volunteers to lead the story telling center, games center and 3 year old group. We also need lots of youth volunteers! Please contact Stacy Lyerly at email@example.com to sign up to help!
- We need CANDY for the St. Paul’s Easter Egg Hunt! Please drop off any candy donations (small, peanut free, individually wrapped are preferred) in the bin in the Narthex. Thank you!
Sunday School Lesson: Jesus’ Last Supper
Summary of This week’s Lesson: Jesus has his last meal with his disciples. He talks about being betrayed by one of them. Then he shares the meal with them. While they eat, he passes to them some bread and wine, saying, “This is my body… This is my blood.”
The Episcopal Thread:
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I, BCP, p. 333, or Rite II, BCP, p. 355) is one of the two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church and the one which we celebrate every Sunday as the principal service. The Catechism (BCP, pp. 859-860) describes this sacrament as the Church’s sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving (p. 859), and since the 1979 Prayer Book, Episcopalians have celebrated the Eucharist every Sunday as commanded by Christ. Holy Eucharist is so important in the Episcopal Church that an entire section in The Hymnal 1982 (New York, NY: Church Publishing, 1985) is devoted to hymns extolling this sacrament (Hymns 300-347). During Holy Week, Maundy Thursday is the time that Christians, including Episcopalians, remember when Jesus institutes the Sacrament of his Body and Blood and commanded us to “eat…drink…in remembrance of me.” These “words of institution” are said in every Eucharistic Prayer. But on Maundy Thursday, this sacrament is specially recognized. And coming as it does before Good Friday, it is recognized as Jesus’ last supper before he is crucified. So on Maundy Thursday, the bread and wine given is the last communion offered before Easter. At the end of the service, the altar is stripped, every vestige of Christian symbolism is taken away and the people are deprived of their holy and basic food of Christ’s Body and Blood as they then recall the dark days of Christ’s trial and crucifixion. For Episcopalians for whom Eucharist bears such importance, this two-day deprivation feels like a great loss. But when Easter comes, Holy Eucharist returns and is greeted with great joy.
Things to ask your children
■■ What was today’s story about?
■■ What did Jesus do?
■■ What do we do in church that is like that?
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about Children’s Ministries.
See you on Sunday!
Parish Administrator & Director of Children’s Ministries
2017 Children’s Calendar
Apr. 2 Communion Celebration 9am/Note in the Pocket Drive begins
Apr. 9 Palm Sunday/No Sunday School/Note in the Pocket Drive continues
Apr. 14 Good Friday Service for Children (Stations of the Cross) 10am
Apr. 16 Easter Egg Hunt/No Sunday School or Children’s Chapel/Note in the Pocket Drive continues/Bishop Visit/Confirmation
Apr. 23 Pre-EYC Family Picnic/Playground Clean Up Day/Note in the Pocket Drive continues
Apr. 30 Note in the Pocket Drive Ends
May 7 Last Day of Sunday School
May 14 Mother’s Day/Recognize 5th Graders
May 21 St. Paul’s Annual Parish Picnic (10am Worship Service)
May 28 No Children’s Chapel (Worship Service times move to 7:30am, 9am and 10:45am)
June 4 Note in the Pocket Sort Day 10:10am
July 2 No Children’s Chapel
July 10-14 VBS 9am-12pm
Sept. 3 No Children’s Chapel
Sept. 10 Sunday School Begins (Service times return to 7:30am, 9am and 11:15am)
Oct. 29 Pumpkin Carving 5pm-7pm
Dec. 17 Christmas Pageant 9am
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
221 Union Street
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 467-1477, ext. 19
Weekly Office Hours: Sunday-Thursday
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