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What’s Happening in Children’s Ministries (week of Apr 9, 2017)


I hope all of you are well…many of us are counting down to Spring Break-hang in there, just three more days to go!

A huge thank you to everyone that was able to bring food to last week’s Communion Celebration.  We really appreciate your help.  What a beautiful and fun day!

This Sunday, Palm Sunday, is a very special Sunday at St. Paul’s.  We gather outside in the traffic circle, get our palms and process into the Sanctuary.  The Passion is read and there will be special music (you might see someone you know playing the flute with the children’s choir at the 9am service!).  We will have Children’s Chapel at both the 9am and 11:15am services, but we will not have Sunday School.  Hope to see you!

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 (slyerly33@gmail.com) if you have any questions!

We really need Easter Candy for the Easter Egg Hunt!  This Sunday, April 9, is the last Sunday we will collect candy for the St. Paul’s Easter Egg Hunt.  I know many bunnies are out gathering their treats this week-would you mind picking up an extra bag of candy and donating it to St. Paul’s?  We need small, individually wrapped, nut free candy.  There is a candy collection bin in the Narthex.  Thank you so much!

Additional 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 $1744.10 toward our $3000.00 goal.
  • Our Easter Egg hunt is NEXT Sunday!  It will be held on the St. Paul’s campus, starting around 10:30am.  Please bring your bag or basket to collect eggs!
  • Children’s Chapel will be held at the 9am and 11:15am services 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.

Following the festivities of Palm Sunday, we will have many services during Holy Week.  The Good Friday Stations of the Cross Service at 10am (on Good Friday) is especially great for children.  If you aren’t traveling for Spring Break I encourage you to bring the children and join us.

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, Apr 9, Eucharist at 7:30 (Rite I), 9:00 (Rite II), 11:15 (Rite II)
Monday, Apr 10, Eucharist at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Apr 11, Eucharist at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, Apr 12, Eucharist at 7:00 PM
Maundy Thursday, Apr 13, Eucharist and Foot Washing at 7:00 PM
Good Friday, Apr 14, Family-Oriented Stations of the Cross at 10:00 AM, Liturgy at 7:00 PM
Holy Saturday, Apr 15, Easter Vigil at 8:00 PM
Easter Sunday, Apr 16, Eucharist at 7:30, 9:00, 11:15, Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 for ages 0 – 5th grade

I will provide more details about the Bishop’s visit, Mite Boxes and the Easter Egg Hunt in next week’s email.

See you on Sunday!


Christine Ingram
Parish Administrator & Director of Children’s Ministries

 2017 Children’s Calendar

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/Mite Box Collection

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