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The Week of July 27, 2014
Of Special Note
The Altar Flowers are given by Rosi Meza-Steel to the greater glory of God and in memory of her mother, Barbara Anderson Steel and in thanksgiving for her nearly eighty years of life (July 21, 1920-July 1, 2000).
Evensong and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament begins at 5:00 p.m. on a trial basis through the end of August.
SUMMER CAMP FOR YOUTH
The Diocese of Washington summer camp program (EDOW) at Lions Camp Merrick, Nanjemoy, MD exists to promote the spiritual and emotional development of children, youth, and young adults through the fostering of a safe and positive environment for all. It is the goal of this program to encourage the growth of relationships with self, others, and God. Junior Camp (Rising 4th -6th graders) is July 20-25, 2014 and Middle Camp (Rising 7th- 9th graders) is July 27- August 1, 2014. Registration is open now at www.edow.org/camp. For more information contact: Lynn Chernick, Camp EDOW Administrator (202) 537-6529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I publish the Banns of Marriage between Julia Sanchi and David Taylor of this parish. If any of you know just cause why they may not be joined together in Holy Matrimony, you are bidden to declare it. This is the third time of asking.” ~ Bp. Jelinek
Parishioners are invited to attend the Solemn Nuptial Mass for the wedding of Julia Sanchi and David Taylor on Saturday, August 2 at 12:00 p.m. Bishop Jelinek will be the celebrant. Chantry will sing music of Victoria, Purcell, and Byrd.
Ministry Fair & Rally Day
Many Episcopal churches choose a fall Sunday to (1) gather the community after the end of summer vacations, (2) put their best foot forward to visitors and newcomers, and (3) get members connected with new ministries.
So we invite you to mark your calendars for a ministry fair and rally day on Sunday, September 21. Instead of a rector’s forum, we'll turn the atrium and other parts of St. Paul’s into an open-house space for fun, fellowship, and discovery (or rediscovery) of the many opportunities to seek and serve in our parish church (and beyond it).
As for those visitors and newcomers, we hope to increase their numbers on rally day by all of us inviting friends to church on that Sunday. That’s a scary proposition for many - but it doesn’t need to be! Stay tuned for ideas and examples of how to describe our life at St. Paul’s and how to share it with others through invitation.
The Vestry has appointed Kate Eikel to the Rector Search Committee, replacing Jim Meeks, who has moved from the area.
The Vestry has set the date for the 2015 Annual Meeting: Saturday, June 6, 2015 (following the 9:30 a.m. mass).
Service and Outreach
FIRST FRIDAY SALVATION ARMY MEAL PREPARATION
We need at least two volunteers to join our team for the First Friday Salvation Army Meal Preparation from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 1. By just contributing two hours of your time and willing hands, you can help make sure that one hundred homeless folks on D.C. streets on Friday evening do not go hungry. What a gift! The work is simple and easy, but it only works really well when we have four people as a team. We make up brown bags of bananas, cookies, candies, and a great-tasting St. Paul’s K Street recipe Mac-and-Cheese (loaded up with all sorts of veggies and hot dog franks), all from the 2nd Floor Kitchen at the Church. Parking is easy at 5:00 p.m. on a Friday night. Please join us. We need you. Email Juliana Walton, email@example.com or Cathy Downes at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out.
SAINT PAUL'S CARES! Did you know that we have three designated handicapped parking places in the auxiliary lot behind Carwithen House? Please do not park in these places unless you are actually handicapped. If you need assistance getting to and from your car, the St. Paul’s Pastoral Care Team can try to find a helper on Sundays and Holy Days? Please contact us at 202-337-2020, ext. 31, or at email@example.com or by filling out a blue pastoral care card found on the visitors’ table.
YOU ARE NEEDED – CAN YOU HELP?
St. Paul’s strives to apply our talent, time, and treasure to reach out and uplift those in need both in our neighborhood and across the world. We welcome your involvement in:
Grate Patrol – Delivery of breakfast to Washington’s homeless population
• Food Delivery: 5:30 a.m. each Saturday & Sunday; Contact Glenn Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Bag Set-up: Any time before 3:00 p.m. Friday; Contact Tina Mallett at 202-965-9324 or email@example.com.
YOU GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO EAT
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 at the rear of the church. Canned fruits and vegetables are especially welcome. Your generosity can make a real difference.
This week we pray
• in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer for St. Mary Magdalene, Wheaton Parish; the Diocesan Committee on Church Architecture; the Diocesan Historiographer; and Bishop Mariann.
• in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer for the clergy and people of the Province of the Anglican Church in Rwanda; our sister parish, St. Paul’s Knightsbridge, London; our partners in mission in the Episcopal Dioceses of Jerusalem and of Northern Malawi; Matthew our candidate at General Theological Seminary; Jeff and Fr. Jean our Ministry Residents; and Carlos and Jacob our seminarians.
• for the following who are sick or in need: Nancie, Ray, Vera, Dale, Anne, Lauren, Fr. Robert, Joe, Carole, Mary, Arnitta, David, Alice, Elaine, Fr. Lane, Nick, Alyson, Laura, Richard, Dorothy, Bobbie, Jean, Florence, Susan, Merlin, Robin, Helen, Richard, Lucie, Don, Lynne and Weldon.
• for those who are traveling, especially John, Elizabeth, Pattie and Larry.
• for the work of our Search Committee and Vestry.
• for the safe and healthy pregnancy for our parishioner Jennifer.
• we give thanks for our visitors and newcomers; for the hospitality, evangelization, pastoral care, and outreach our parishioners daily undertake.
• for the soul of Barbara Anderson Steel.
Formation Opportunities & Classes
The Rector’s Forum will not meet on Sunday, July 27.
Hic et Nunc Invites You
Hic et Nunc (our monastic spirituality group) is discussing Celebrating Life: Finding Happiness in Unexpected Places, by Jonathan Sacks. All are welcome to join us on Monday nights during or after the regular 5:30-6:30 services in the church. We begin at 6:30 with shared dinner in the Carwithen Parlor, during which we listen to readings from the Rule of St. Benedict and the Rule of the Communities of Jerusalem. After dinner we discuss the current book, and close in the church with 15-30 minutes of silent prayer followed by Compline at 8:30 p.m. Come for any part of these very full evenings. Note: Dial the Carwithen Parlor - 43 - if you arrive after 6:30 p.m. but before 8:00. For more information contact Jo Stelzig at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-426-0487.