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The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God, and in honor of Miss Mary Brown, by the Altar Guild. Mary is a long-time member, and former Director of the Guild, who will celebrate her 98th birthday on June 30.
Solemn Evensong & Benediction continues through the summer months, sung by a quartet from the Parish Choir, thanks to the generosity of several donors. On Sunday, July 5, Evensong will be sung by a visiting choir from Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, Canada.
On Monday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. Choral Evensong will be sung (with Low Mass to follow), by the Choir of Men and Boys from Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, Canada, after a cancellation at another venue. Please join us and welcome them to St. Paul's. They will also be rehearsing and having lunch at St. Paul's several times this week.
Director of Music, Robert McCormick is away Tuesday, June 30 until Friday, July 3, teaching and adjudicating at the Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Charlotte, NC.
The Church Office will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. There will be only one Mass on Friday at 8:00 a.m.
ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD
By the Grace of God and the people consenting, the Rev. E. Bernard Anderson, Jr., will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests by the Rt. Rev. Eugene T. Sutton, on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Historic Church at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD. Your prayers and presence are requested.
Parishioners are invited to adopt one of the large wooden planters around the rear of the Church to make a unique contribution to parish beautification, perhaps in honor of a friend of relative. You can install a plant or plants of your own choosing (and water it or them through the summer). See Linda Wilkinson for details.
As we anticipate the arrival of Fr. Richard Wall, St. Paul’s 10th Rector, let us give thanks for the Lord’s blessings and this Parish community. If you have not already done so, please consider an offering of thanks by committing to a 2015 stewardship pledge. For those who already pledged, consider increasing your pledge or making an additional thanks offering. Our collective giving commitment is more than an indicator of fiscal solvency; it is a measure of the vitality and health of a Parish—it is a report card on how we collectively rank as stewards of St. Paul’s. The Parish still needs our support to grow in mission and ministry. Thank you for your generosity.
To welcome the new Rector, COE is organizing a bulletin board display of photos of parishioners and friends of St. Paul's. If you wish to be included on the board, please send a photo of yourself to SPKSParishdirectory [at] gmail.com, identifying all persons in the photo in the body of the email. If you are unable to send in a photo, Janet Wamsley has also volunteered to take photos of parishioners at the coffee hour between the 9:00 and 11:15 Masses.
ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP
The Adult Discussion Group has completed its spring semester and will not be meeting during the summer.
HIC ET NUNC
This Monday, June 29, Hic et Nunc will meet in the Carwithen parlor after the 6:00 p.m. Mass, with dinner and a continuing discussion of the novel The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity . All are invited to attend. Questions? contact Jo at 703-426-0487 or jastelzig [at] yahoo.com.
Grate Patrol: Thanks to all the volunteers, longtime and new, who helped with food prep last Friday. We are hoping for a good turnout again this week, both for Shift One at 2:00 p.m. and Shift Two at 5:30 p.m. With July 3 being a federal holiday, we are planning just one shift that day—starting at 2:00 p.m.—but with many people traveling that weekend, we need the help of those who are spending the Fourth in town. Please consider giving an hour or two of your time on Friday, July 3 to get our bag breakfasts ready for distribution on Saturday and Sunday morning. Dialing 17 on the intercom system will reach the crew in the kitchen. Cool drinks, good conversation and the satisfaction of helping those in need await. Questions to Ann Korky: akkorky [at] gmail.com.
FOGGY BOTTOM FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS NEEDED
Foggy Bottom Food Pantry: Cuts in the federal food stamp program mean those in need are even more reliant on food pantries to meet their families' basic nutritional needs. Won't you share with those who need your help by bringing non-perishable, non-breakable (no glass jars) food items to St. Paul’s and placing them in the Commission on Mission basket near the baptismal font at the rear of the church? Canned fruits and vegetables are especially welcome. Your generosity can make a real difference.
This week we pray for: