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Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, Oct 8, 2017

VESTRY CANDIDATES: The Vestry is looking for candidates to stand for election to the 2018-2020 Vestry class.  Vestry members serve three-year terms.  New Vestry members will be elected at the annual Parish Meeting on November 5 The Vestry meets on the 3rd Monday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. to discuss issues affecting the operations of our church.    If you know of someone you would like to nominate, or if you personally would like to run for election, please contact Sherri Hubbard at sherri.hubbard@ncdoi.com or 919-930-4016.  Nominations must be submitted by October 15.

 COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Vestry is hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today.  The Vestry serves our parish by providing leadership; setting goals and budget priorities; planning for the future; and monitoring resources and finances.

Next week the Outreach Committee will be hosting coffee hour.  Come join them for food and refreshments and to find out more about St. Paul’s many outreach opportunities, including Refuge for Refugees, Dorcas Ministries, Wheels4Hope, and Wake Family Promise.

ARTS AND CRAFT FESTIVAL FOR OUTREACH will take place on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We need volunteers in all areas and bakers for the bake sale.  To volunteer at the festival please use the link on our web page www.stpaulscary.org/festival or contact Katie Robinson at katie015@bellsouth.net.  To donate your homemade baked goods to the bake sale, please use the link on our web page www.stpaulscary.org/festival or contact Gail Duncan at sheldunc@aol.com.

NEWCOMER CLASS: There will be a Newcomer Class for all who are interested in learning about St. Paul’s, the larger Episcopal Church, and opportunities in which to participate.  It will be 3 Wednesday evenings, October 18, 25, and November 1, from 7:15-8:30 p.m., in the Youth Wing.  You are invited to attend all 3 classes, but attend as many as you can, as they are not a continuing series.  The classes will be led by Rev. George Adamik, while other clergy and ministry leaders will come in to share about our many ministry groups.  For more information, contact Frank and Anne Laney, at annewlaney@gmail.com or (919) 460-0835.

Adult Formation:

Sunday Forum: What Does It Mean to Be Episcopalian? (Sundays in the Chapel, 10:15-11:00 a.m.)  Join us this Fall as we delve into the rich tradition of our faith. This Sunday October 8, the Rev. Javier Almendárez Bautista will give an overview of the Liturgical Year and Seasons of the Church.  Throughout, we’ll reflect on how that impacts our practice of the Christian faith in everyday life.

Wednesday Study: Living the Way of Jesus – The Sermon of the Mount (October 11 – November 1; Youth Wing, 6:00-7:00 p.m.)  Join Gerri Batchelor and Joe Ryan as we make our way through the Sermon on the Mount: an amazingly thorough distillation of Jesus’ teachings.  In this five-part program, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, and others reflect on the Sermon on the Mount in light of their own faith journeys.

NOMINATE A VETERAN CAMPAIGN:  St. Paul’s Veterans & Military Outreach ministry is seeking youth up to age 17 to share their experience with a veteran.  Do you know a veteran that you would like to nominate and tell us about why you nominated them?  Submissions may be in writing, in the form of poetry, in music or art form.  Feel free to express yourself!  Please include military member name, rank, branch of service, duty station, job description, and the reason why you submitted his/her name.  You choose the topic of your Expression.  Both the veteran and the youth author will be rewarded with movie tickets.  The deadline for Expression submissions is October 31, 2017.  All forms of expression must be either emailed to stpauls.vmo@yahoo.com or delivered to the church office by October 31, 2017.

The Memorial Garden Committee has an information table at the back of the church this morning.  A member of the committee will be available to answer questions you may have about the Memorial Garden after the 9 a.m. service until 11:00 a.m.

MOMS COLLEGE CONVERSATION:  Please join us for MOMS College Conversation hosted by Susannah Vitaglione on Saturday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m.  Unlike previous MOMS classes, there is no structured curriculum for MOMS CC and no weekly commitment.  You need not have participated in previous MOMS courses, but you should have a high school junior or senior or a college freshman.  We also welcome mothers of young adults who have “been there, done that” and are willing to join us to share your wisdom.  Please let us know that you’ll be joining us by emailing Susannah at susannahv@gmail.com.

CARE & SHARE: Looking for a short-term, meaningful way to serve?  Our inreach ministry, Care & Share supports members of our parish family who are in need with supportive services.  Among the things we offer is transportation to church services and medical appointments.  We are always looking for people willing to drive to medical appointments.  Do you have a few hours to spare during weekday hours, on an occasional basis?  No long-term commitment is required – and this support is greatly appreciated and needed.  To find out more, please contact Melinda Thomas at melinda@thehouseholderspath.com.  In advance, thank you for your prayerful consideration of supporting our parish family in this unique and important way.

BLOOD DRIVE CANCELED:  Our next Blood Drive scheduled for Saturday, October 28 has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

Blessing of the Animals: In honor of St. Francis’ Feast Day, St. Paul’s will hold its yearly Blessing of the Animals today at 1:00 p.m. Bring your pets and join other parishioners and friends in the church courtyard.

 Children’s Ministries

  • 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 $652.48 toward our goal of $3000.00.
  • Sunday School continues today at 10:10 a.m. in the Education Building. All are Welcome!
  • Children’s Chapel for children ages age 3 through 2nd grade will be held today at the 9:00 a.m. service. Immediately following the Collect children may follow the cross processional to the Youth Wing.
  • 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.


  • Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Peace & Justice: Is God Just?” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
  • EYC Tonight 5-7 p.m.: It’s a regular EYC, so come prepared to play games, sing some songs, enjoy fellowship, and eat together.  Drop off at the Youth wing, pick up at the Parish Hall.
  • Lobsterfest Volunteers: Thank you to the youth who helped, especially the super volunteers who spent the day in service!