Announcements

May 26, 2024

New to St. Paul’s? Welcome! Please let us know you are here by filling out a visitor card in the pew. Stop by our Welcome Station in the narthex (lobby) to chat with Greeters and find materials that might help if you are new to St. Paul’s or the Episcopal Church. Contact Mary Kintz, our Community Connector, at mary.kintz@stpaulscary.org to learn more.

Children’s Chapel: Children’s Chapel returns next Sunday and will continue throughout the summer.

Coffee Hour (Parish Hall): No Coffee Hour this week as we transition to Coffee and Chaos beginning Sunday, June 2.

Adult Formation (Chapel, 10:15-11 a.m.): Programming resumes in September. Watch announcements for summer book group opportunities, movie nights and more.

Children’s and Youth Sunday School: Classes resume in September. Keep an eye out for summer offerings for both children and youth!

SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS TODAY

As a reminder, our summer service schedule, 7:30, 9 and 10:45 a.m. services, begins today and continues through September 2. Coffee and Chaos, a social time after the 9 a.m. service, will be held twice a month on the first and third Sundays in the Parish Hall lobby, beginning next week.

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Newcomer Tour: Those new or newly returned to St. Paul’s who wish to know more can join a tour of our campus the third Sunday of the month at 10:15 a.m. No sign up is necessary; meet at the welcome area in the narthex (lobby).

Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event: You (and your family, friends, neighbors) are invited to join a meal packaging experience with Rise Against Hunger at St. Paul’s on Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Parish Hall. Meals are distributed through global partners that support school feeding programs, orphanages, health clinics, vocational training and crisis response. Volunteers ages 4 years and up can commit their time and money to both packaging and paying for these meals. Information about registering and donating can be found on our website. Contact Ramsey McIntire at dingervb@gmail.com with questions.

Youth Picnic: All St. Paul’s Youth, friends, family and Sunday school teachers are invited to our Youth Picnic on Sunday, June 2 from 5 p.m. to sundown at Buehler Shelter in Bond Park. The picnic will be potluck-style: we will provide the main course of burgers and hot dogs, and you all bring fantastic sides and desserts! Let us know what you are bringing on the signup, available on the website. Questions? Contact Ben Bricio at youth@stpaulscary.org.

 Wear Orange June 7-9: June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month, and traditionally, all who wish to see gun violence reduced are encouraged to wear orange during the month. This year’s National Gun Violence Awareness Day is June 7, and the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina encourages everyone to wear orange June 7-9.  St. Paul’s is providing orange pins to anyone who wishes to participate. Pick up your pin in the narthex today! Find a link to learn more about wearing orange and diocesan efforts to reduce gun violence on our website.

 Adult Formation Summer Reading Group: Join us for a virtual book group on Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., June 5- August 28, as we stroll through the Gospels with “Into the Mess & Other Jesus Stories” by Debie Thomas. Each chapter is self-contained; if vacation interferes with a few sessions, you can easily jump in when you return. Try a few sessions with us. Email Gerri Batchelor at gerrikairos@gmail.com to register.

High School Summer Bible Study: The Gospel of Luke: Join Mother Alice on Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. at Chipotle in Cary (3402 Kildaire Farm Road), June 5-July 31. Together we will read the Gospel of Luke looking at how Jesus’ love transforms societal perceptions of loving one’s neighbor in the 1st century and today. Bring your questions, a journal, a pen and an open mind! Contact Mother Alice at alice@stpaulscary.org to learn more and sign up.

ONE Wake Petition for Affordable Housing: Religious leaders across Wake County are working through ONE Wake to develop a strategy to address the crisis of gentrification and displacement impacting tens of thousands of Wake County residents. ONE Wake is asking anyone who shares their vision of change to sign a petition in support of this effort. St. Paul’s has pledged to obtain 750 signatures; will you help us? Learn more about the specifics of the ONE Wake vision and the petition in the narthex; use the link to add your name and ask your friends to do the same. Questions? Contact Mary Kintz and Christina Myers at onewake@stpaulscary.org.

Changemakers! Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) Supply Donations: The campers at VBC this summer could use your help purchasing some of the supplies listed on the VBC Amazon wish list. Any donation helps and is truly appreciated. The link for the shopping list is on the VBC website. Simply follow the link, place your order online and have the supplies shipped directly to the church. We thank you for your support of our Children’s Ministries! Questions can be directed to vbc@stpaulscary.org.

Prayer List: Dave, Bob, Peggy, Ann, Vickie, Ann, Laura, Margaret, Mary Jo, Mary, Virginia, Des, Mary, Christine, Kathy, Russell, Doug, Guy, Katie, Michael, Cathy, Alan, Jessica, Nancy, Sherry, John, Mary, Alison, Lynette, Susan, Randall, Clarence, Susan, Mary Marsha, Steve, Mila, Florence, Sue, Ron, Liz,  Brent, Kim, Martha, Pam, Patty, Ed, Nancy, Ralph, Claudia, Bill, Melissa, Sue, Noah, Stephen.

The prayer for the deceased, we pray for Thomas Allen Baker, father of Jill Cole.

If you have a name you would like to include on the prayer list, or a ministry event that you would like to announce in this printed bulletin, please send information to announcements@stpaulscary.org. Please note that there is a 2-week lead time on printed announcements.