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Bulletin announcements for Sunday, Feb 5, 2017


SUNDAY: All are welcome to join Andrew Zawierucha in the Chapel from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. for the continuation of a weekly series on “The Prophetic Voices of Scripture.” Coffee is available in the Chapel narthex before class.

Next Sunday’s class is about the prophet Isaiah, led by the Rev. J. Carr Holland III.

WEDNESDAY: The Rev. J. Carr Holland III will continue to lead a series on The Bible from Scratch on February 8th when the topic will be the Prophets. All classes are held in the Youth Wing from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. There is no registration. Everyone is welcome to attend all or as many classes as you can.

ST. PAUL’S LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAM is excited to announce Healing Touch, an energy-based approach to health and healing. This is a free program provided by parishioner Linda Huckabee. Thirty minute sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon on the second Saturday of the month, starting February 11th, in the Curry Center. Contact Linda at lindabee100@gmail.com with questions or to sign up. More information can also be found in the February newsletter.

TOILET PAPER COLLECTION on Sunday Feb 12 for Dorcas Food Pantry. Look for the bins outside.

APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT (ASP) brings thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. Their mission is to make homes “Warmer, Safer, and Drier.” St. Paul’s is once again going with a team of youth and adults. This year we will go June 25 – July 1 to a location in North Carolina. There are limited spaces available for youth (rising 9th – graduating seniors) and adults. It’s a week of hard work, lots of fun and fellowship, and many, many God moments. No construction experience is necessary; on-the- job training is provided! More information or to sign up, contact Kevin Swann at swann.kev@gmail.com.

2017 PLEDGES: If you forgot to pledge, it is not too late, and your pledge is needed! The Vestry will be finalizing the 2017 budget today, so please drop your pledge card (available in the Narthex) in the plate. Please consider sharing your gifts to help St. Paul’s support its many ministries and goals in 2017.

The Communications Committee and the Information Technology Committee will be co-hosting coffee hour following the 9:00 service today. The Communications Committee oversees St. Paul’s many information outlets, including the monthly newsletter, narthex monitor, website, E-News, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The IT Committee works to maintain a support structure that ensures that the information technology needs of the parish are met, both now and in the future.

Next week the Vestry will be hosting a “Meet the Vestry” coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to stop by, enjoy coffee and refreshments, and to talk with newly elected and returning Vestry members.

REFUGE FOR REFUGEES (R4R): We invite all of St. Paul’s to a Welcome Home Party for our latest family, the Mahamad family from Somalia. Please join us on Sunday, February 26th, at 12:30 p.m. (after the 11:15 service) in the Parish Hall to celebrate this new family and their bravery. At the gathering we will also have a kick-off for St. Paul’s 2017 efforts for Refuge for Refugees. Beverly Yekeson will share her experiences as a refugee and discuss ways in which we can all get more deeply involved in helping refugees adjust to their new home. We will invite you to join a core team to welcome additional families to Raleigh/Cary in 2017. This is the perfect time for you to get involved at a deeper level or just reconnect at the level at which you were. See you on February 26th. A light lunch of vegetarian soup, bread, salad, cake and drinks will be provided.

R4R can use your old mobile phones. If you have recently upgraded to a new phone, or are planning to do so soon, please consider donating your old mobile phone to our refugee ministry. You can leave them in the R4R box in the church office. Questions or need a receipt? Email katiebricio13@gmail.com. Thanks!

MEN’S BEACH WEEK 2017 runs from April 23rd through April 30th – more information and registration forms are available in the narthex now! Contact Men’s Group President Fill Bowen at 919-215-4543 or at fbowen05@gmail.com.

FAMILY PROMISE: Our first Family Promise (formerly Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network) week of the year is coming up (Feb 12-19, 2017). Family Promise helps families without homes achieve independence by providing temporary housing, lodging, meals, case management, and educational services. St. Paul’s serves as a host congregation, providing meals, supplies, and volunteer support to families temporarily residing at White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary several times each year. We need volunteers:

  • Social Hosting (Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat) involves watching and playing with around 4-6 kids between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
  • Overnight Hosts (Sun-Sat) from 8:30 pm – 6:30 a.m.

Please sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0445aea62f4-family or on St Paul’s outreach webpage.


  • 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 $1148.16 toward our $3000 goal.
  • Children’s Chapel will be held at the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services today. 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.
  • Clergy-led Chapel will be held at the 9:00 a.m. service today. This Chapel is for children ages 3rd-5th grade. Please meet Father Javier at the door to the courtyard.
  • Sunday School will be held in the Education Building at 10:10 a.m. Looking forward to seeing everyone. It is never too late to join Sunday School!
  • Our Socks and Undies Drive for Note in the Pocket will be held every Sunday in February. Please bring new (in packaging) socks and undies and/or new or like new clothing and shoes. All sizes, gender, are welcome. Note in the Pocket collection bin is located in the Narthex.
  • Volunteer Help Needed: Children’s Ministries needs a volunteer or group of volunteers to organize, create, and facilitate VBS! Please contact Christine Ingram by Feb. 15 if you (or you and your group of friends) would like to take on this unique opportunity!


  • Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Setting Priorities: Temple of the Living God.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
  • Murder Mystery Play Rehearsal Today 3:00-5:00 p.m.: We’ll meet in the Youth Wing to rehearse. Bring your script.
  • EYC Tonight 5:00-6:00 p.m.: We will pick up Souper Bowl food donations from the surrounding neighborhood. Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes and bring food donations for Urban Ministries. Please note the change in time. There will be no dinner served – you get to leave early to get to your Super Bowl parties!