RESCHEDULED DATE for Wake County Sponsors due to weather:
Have you volunteered at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter? What if we also worked on policies that could end hunger and homelessness? What if people of different faiths found common ground working on issues that affect the entire community? Clergy and lay leaders have been meeting for the past year to discern how to form a broad-based, non-partisan organization to address issues that benefit everyone in Wake County. Informational meetings are coming up. Spend a couple hours learning and sharing time with faith-filled individuals who are motivated to find common ground and new ways to collaborate.
►Monday, April 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Cary First Christian Church (1109 Evans Road)
Contact Katie Bricio at email@example.com f you are interested in attending. All are welcome!
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Newcomer Ministry is hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 service today. Come join them for food and refreshments and to find out more about this important ministry of welcome. Visitors to St. Paul’s receive a loaf of homemade bread after their initial visit on Sunday morning. Perhaps you’d like to help by baking or delivering this special token of our welcome.
Next week the Mystery Book Group will be hosting coffee hour. This group gathers monthly for fellowship and to discuss selected mystery books.
ADULT FORMATION: Lenten Series: Loving Our Neighbors Near and Far, Sundays in the Chapel, 10:15-11:00 a.m. Join us as we continue our series that explores the role of our faith in public life. Today, the Rev. Javier Almendarez Bautista will discuss the life of Absalom Jones, an abolitionist who was the first African-American man to be ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1804. His talk is entitled, “Neighbors in Our Midst: The Life of Absalom Jones.”
There will be no Adult Formation on March 25, Palm Sunday or on April 1, Easter Day or April 8.
TODAY Intro to St. Paul’s: If you are new to St. Paul’s and would like to know more about our community, join a member of the clergy next Sunday at the baptismal font – just inside the main entryway to the church – at 10:15 a.m. for a short introduction to St. Paul’s and the Episcopal Church. We will take a brief tour of the church grounds and have plenty of time for questions and conversation.
HERMANO DAY: Today is the 20th annual Hermano Day at St. Paul’s. Please welcome Juan Carabana, the Director of the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry. He is here to tell us about the work of the ministry as well as collect our donations. If you would like to make a monetary contribution to the ministry, please make your checks payable to “The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry.” Thank you.
Women’s Beach Week 2018: Registration for Women’s Beach Weekend in Emerald Isle (April 29 – May 6) has started. Cost is $40 a night, plus help with a meal or 2. This trip is open to all women (graduated high school and up)! Sign the poster in the narthex, fill out the forms, and turn in your check as soon as you can. Leave your forms in the folder on the poster, mail them to the church office, or email them to Yvon Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Beach Week (April 22-29) registration is going on now! The cost per night is $70 which includes an oceanfront beach house and food. New attendees are welcome – try out a night or two or come for the whole week. More information, registration forms, and the sign-up sheet are in the narthex/lobby. Please contact Mike McInerney at email@example.com or (919)656-4629 if you have more questions.
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.” This year we will go June 24 – June 30 to a location in Tennessee. Registration for the ASP Trip has begun. There are limited spaces available for youth who are rising 9th graders – graduating seniors. To sign up, contact Kevin Swann at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 607-5913.
LAST DAY For Easter Lily Envelopes: Giving an Easter Lily to decorate the altar and worship spaces on Easter Sunday is a beautiful way to remember and give thanks for the special people in our lives. The Altar Guild requests a donation of $20.00 per plant. Make checks payable to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with Altar Guild Flowers noted on the memo line. All requests must to be received by Sunday, March 18, to appear in the Easter bulletins.
RESILIENCE: You are invited to attend a showing of the movie Resilience in the St. Paul’s Chapel today, Sunday, March 18th at 4:00 p.m.. Resilience describes the long lasting physical and mental health effects of chronic childhood stress and repeated trauma. Attendees at today’s showing will serve as a focus group to decide whether Resilience should be shown, later, to St. Paul’s parishioners and others in the larger Cary community. The movie and discussion will last about 2 hours. If you have questions or if you plan to attend, please contact Jackie Straub at email@example.com.
Fellowship Events Team invites you to the 3rd “ANNUAL” BBQ Luncheon on Saturday, April 14th in the Parish Hall. Luncheon includes chicken or pulled pork, made with a special sauce, served with delicious sides and dessert. Food will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Take out available.) Tickets are $10.00/adult and $5.00/child. On sale March 18, March 25 and April 8, during coffee hour and in front of the church after the Sunday Services. Tickets can also be reserved online at https://tinyurl.com/stpauls2018bbq. Join us for food and fellowship! For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
60th Anniversary: This year marks St. Paul’s 60th anniversary! Throughout the next six months, we will reflect on our past 60 years and celebrate what is still to come. We are hoping to publish a new pictorial directory as well as put together a timeline of memorable events for the church and its members. We will also be highlighting many wonderful parishioners and ministries of St. Paul’s and cap it all off with an anniversary party in September. There will be monthly devotionals and reflections to commemorate our rich history and time together. This month we will remember our members, past and present: if you have any special memoires to share about St. Paul’s parishioners, please contact Sherri Hubbard at email@example.com.
The Annual Senior Luncheon will be held Sunday, March 25 at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. It is sponsored by the Youth of St. Paul’s and is their way celebrating the senior generation and saying thank you for all you have given to St. Paul’s. Please RSVP to Leah Dail at 919-467-1477 or by email to Leah.Dail@stpaulscary.org.
Newcomer Ministry will host a Newcomer Gathering on Sunday, April 22, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Curry Center. 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 folks like yourself, please come! It will be casual and friendly. The Curry Center is located at the north end of the parking lot. Follow the side walk through the wooded area to the Curry Center. Please RSVP to at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 16 and let us know if you can or cannot attend. We hope to see you on April 22!
A Summary of Holy Week and Easter
Palm Sunday March 25, 2018
Procession of the Palms and Holy Eucharist
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week March 26, 27 and 28
Maundy Thursday March 29, 2018
Liturgy of the Day: Eucharist and Foot Washing
Good Friday March 30, 2018
Children’s Service of Stations of the Cross
Solemn Liturgy of the Day with Mass of the Pre-Sanctified
Holy Saturday March 31, 2018
Great Vigil of Easter
Easter Day April 1, 2018
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
- The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is working toward our 2018 Note in the Pocket Sort Day, scheduled for June 3, 2018. We have collected $1806.77 toward our goal of $3000.00.
- Sunday School will start at 10:10 a.m. in the Education Building.
- Children’s Chapel, for children ages 3-2nd grade, will be held at the 9:00 a.m. service today.
- Pre-EYC will be volunteering at the Food Bank from 2-4pm March 24th. Please contact Christine Ingram to RSVP.
- VBS Participant Registration forms and Communion Class Participation Forms are available in the Narthex on the table with the children’s crayon packs. Forms are due on April 1, 2018 and should be returned to Christine Ingram.
- We need Easter Candy for our Easter Egg Hunt! Please drop off candy donations (small, peanut-free, individually wrapped) in the bin located in the collection area by the Music Room. Thank you.
- Communion Class Participation Forms are available in the Narthex. They are on the table with the children’s crayon packs. Please return them to Christine Ingram by April 1, 2018.
- 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.
- Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Success & Failure: Working for Success” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
- Confirmation Class meets in the Curry Center.
- No EYC Tonight: We just spent a “Night in My Car” raising money for Family Promise, so we’ll take Sunday night off.
- Night in My Car: The youth of St. Paul’s participated in a fundraising event on March 16-17, to raise money and awareness of homelessness and learn how Family Promise works with families experiencing temporary The youth slept in cars at church and are still soliciting donations. If you would like to help, contact Leah Dail at email@example.com.