Forty Minutes, a between-the-services adult educational program, will resume Nov. 5, at 9:30 a.m., when we will take up the Tanak, the Hebrew scriptures we call the Old Testament. The featured lecturer for the series is Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
These lectures are scholarly but presented in a way that is approachable; no academic rigors are expected of participants at Forty Minutes. All are welcome to join us in a quest to discover new insights into the scriptures that Jesus embraced.
Video Showcases God's Gardeners
Cesar Noble created this 12-minute video of the activities of God's Gardeners, a vitally important ministry of the church. Anyone can join the men and women who take care of the buildings and grounds by showing up at 7:30 (or so) on Thursday mornings. If you can't partake, give a nod of gratitude to your fellow parishioners who keep our campus spiffy.
A Big 'Thank You'
Farmers' Market Volunteers Feted...
...and fed a delightful luncheon courtesy of Mike Moore, at his popular Turtle Club. Volunteers, who make the Farmers' Market a happy and safe place for our neighbors, can now rest up until they return to their posts in the fall.
Louise Tucker and Alan Cragg at the luncheon. More pictures here.
While the last market day for this season was April 26, we will be having two more big yard sales in the summer:
Sept. 27 and Oct. 25, the last Saturdays of the month. Have stuff to sell but not enough to hold your own garage sale? This is your opportunity to get space for a small fee and join lots of your neighbors in displaying your goods. More information will be posted here in coming weeks. More on the market here.
displays the basket she made for use in our Sunday liturgies to present the offerings of the people for God's blessing.
A Steward's Creed
I believe in the gifts of God and feel gratitude for all I have been given.
These gifts are not mine to have, but mine to share.
When they are shared, my gifts will make a difference for others.
And I believe the act of giving is more important than the gift itself.
I will make giving a priority.
I will give to others because so much of what I have comes from others.
I will give of who I am, what I do, and what I have.
To my family, faith, and community, I will give myself.
As Christ gave so much for so many, so I will give to you.
And will be thankful for the opportunity to give.
Used by Permission of the Stewardship Committee of the Basilca of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, Minn.
Have a Coffee, on Us!
Coffee and snacks are available during fellowship time after each Sunday service. Parishioners provide the goodies, and you can sign up to share in this expression of love, in Trinity Hall. Small donations help us keep the coffee flowing and supplies on hand.
Click the calendar image to see what's going on at St. Paul's. Want to know what the Gospel will be this Sunday? Click on the band on top of the Sunday box and the lectionary will appear. The http link at the bottom will take you to the readings.
Even dogs like to congregate in a place where everyone knows their name, and you'll have a leg up by wearing a name tag. While not necessarily a dogmatic imperative, wearing a nametag is an act of hospitality! To order one, email the office. These plastic ones, such as displayed by Su Szen's dog here, are $8; paper ones are free.
Help Feed the Hungry
Please help by purchasing nonperishable food items and depositing them at our tub in the narthex. We suggest: cereal, pasta sauce and pasta, coffee or tea, tuna or canned meat, canned vegetables and fruits, crackers or snacks, peanut butter and jelly, soup, granulated sugar, bottled juice (not frozen). Food banks we deliver to also dispense toilet paper and paper towels, nonperishable dietetic items for diabetics and new personal items such as deodorant, soap, powder, shampoo, so at this time you may also bring any of those. We support Salvation Army, St. Matthew's House, Grace Place and St. Vincent de Paul food banks.