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- A community of joy, love and healing
- A community to find the best in ourselves throughout our life-journey
June 10, 2012
Guest Preachers! Jesus said, "Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother" (Mk 3:35). Today our brother,Tom Connolly, opens the Word of God for us. June 24 Fr. Bruce Blois, on the 45th anniversary of his ordination as deacon, will gift us with his sermon about a stormy time (Mk 4:35-41).
Usher Assistance During the summer we will sometimes be down to one usher at Sunday Services. If this is the case at the Service you attend, please assist the usher during the offertory collection by passing the offertory plate to the next pew or just hold it until the usher gets to you.
Forty Minutes at St. Paul's Join the conversation between Services on Sundays 9:10 - 9:50 a.m. in the library. There is more information and a video presentation at our website, www.saintpaulsnaples.org .
June Parish Lunch The June parish lunch will be this Tuesday the 12th at St. George and the Dragon at 11:30 a.m. Our hostess is Linda Condon. Sign up in Trinity Hall.
Worship and Pastoral Care Ministries Instruction sessions will be held this week. If you are interested, please contact Fr. Varas or Kelly in the office during the week to sign up for the appropriate instruction session.
Please note the time of the session listed prior to the Sunday Service for which you will be serving.
June 13th - Usher Sessions
9:00 am for 8:00 am Sunday Service Ushers
10:00 am for 9:15 am Sunday Service Ushers
11:00 am for 10:45 am Sunday Service Ushers
June 14th - Eucharistic Ministers Sessions
9:00 am for 8:00 am Sunday Service EMs
10:00 am for 9:15 am Sunday Service EMs
11:00 am for 10:45 am Sunday Service EMs
June 14th - Eucharistic Visitor Session
June 14th - Lector Session (all Sun. Service times)
Hospital and Rehabilitation Facilities Visitors Those who are new to this ministry will receive instruction from David Stowell. David is our Vestry member Pastoral Care coordinator. If you are interested in this specific ministry, please contact David at 272-9059.
Food Pantries Please remember hunger is not "seasonal". Our local food pantries need assistance year around. Please bring non-perishable donations to church on Sundays and place them in the container located in the narthex.
Trinity Hall Upgrades After much discussion and research by vestry members and talented parish members, the Vestry has approved a Trinity Hall upgrade project. The upgrade includes baseboards, chair rails, soundboard treatments, plantation shutters over the a/c returns, electrical work, and an art display system. These improvements will make Trinity Hall more attractive for our use as well as for rentals. The art display system will give us the capability of inviting local artists to display their work in Trinity Hall. The project manager is Vestry member, Louise Tucker.
Albergue Parish Dinner Our July 12 parish dinner will be occasion to celebrate the ministry in the Dominican Republic supported by the Episcopal Churches of the Naples Deanery. Fr. Hipolito, the priest of the Albergue El Buen Samaritano, our children's shelter and school in the Dominican Republic, will be our guest. People from other churches of our deanery will be invited to come. Our own Tom Connolly chairs the Deanery Committee for the Albergue, and will be the coordinator of the dinner.
Food for Thought The Coalition of Immokalee Workers states on their website, "the ultimate solution to modern-day slavery in agribusiness lies on the "demand side" of the U.S. produce market -- the major food-buying corporations that profit from the artificially-low cost of U.S. produce picked by workers in sweatshop and, in the worst cases, slavery conditions. Ultimately, those modern mega corporations must leverage their vast resources and market influence as major produce buyers to clean up slavery and other labor abuses in their supply chains once and for all." Please remember in your prayers that slavery exists in our backyard here in southwest Florida. Weekly Events
Yoga: Mondays 9:00 a.m. Questions? Call Ann Marina at 682-4575.
Tai Chi Classes: Mondays 10:30 a.m. Beginners level exercise. Questions? Call Ann Marina at 682-4575.
Centering Prayer: Mondays 10:00 a.m., Serson 1
AA meets at St Paul's: Mondays 7:00 p.m., Trinity Hall
Line Dancing: Tuesdays 10:00 a.m., sessions 1+ hours, $5 at the door, Trinity Hall
Bereavement Support Group: Tuesdays 1:30 p.m., facilitated by VITAS Hospice, Trinity Hall
Episcopal Church Women Crafters: Wednesdays 9:30 a.m., no crafting experience required, Serson Hall. Last session for the summer will be June 27.
God's Gardeners: Thursdays approximately 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., works on the church grounds and facilities inside and out, men and women welcome, meet in the church parking lot
A Women's Way Through the Twelve Steps: Fridays 5:30 p.m., free will offering, Trinity Hall. For info, call Carol (775-5929) or Barbara (398-3936)
U.S. Service Men and Women Thank you and peace be with you and your families.
Jonathan Basler; Joyce & Brittany Brown; Tripp Brown; Matthew Brundage; Michael Bryan; Grant Carter; Nicholas Davalos; Richard Gibbons; Eric Gleason; Brandon Hardwig; Andrea Meyer; Patrick O'Brien; Brian Oldar; Jame Post; Johnathon & Joseph Reburn; Preston Sanders; Alexandria Seekings; Darryl Tucker; Michael White
Please contact Fr. Varas or Kelly in the church office if you would like to add names to the list.
Birthdays and Anniversaries We give thanks for those having birthdays this week: Ann Cruickshank (6/11), Margaret Bastow (6/12), Phyllis Tracy (6/12), Sharron Crosby (6/13), Douglas Trites (6/15), Mary Duthaler (6/16), Cesar Noble (6/16), Peggy Hale (6/16)and those celebrating anniversaries: Sue & Ed Miller (6/10), Elizabeth & Walter Hotaling (6/10), Sally & Cliff Blanchard (6/11), Val & Paul Luxion (6/11), Marcie & Alan Cragg (6/13), Elaine & Bryon Speice (6/16), Adrienne & William McGrain (6/16).
Prayer Points Let us together pray with this week's scriptures Genesis 3:8-15; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35
Monday: Where are you? (from Genesis 3)
Tuesday: I hid myself. (from Genesis 3)
Wednesday: Out of the depths have I called to you (from Psalm 130)
Thursday: the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence (from 2 Corinthians 4)
Friday: How can Satan cast out Satan? (from Mark 3)
Saturday: Who are my mother and my brothers? (from Mark 3)
Next Week's Scriptures: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
3901 Davis Blvd.
Naples, Florida 34104
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