We had a glorious Sunday this past Sunday on Pentecost and First Communion Sunday. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. It takes a village, as the saying goes, and St. Paul’s is no exception. I thanked several people in last week’s eblast, but I would certainly be remiss if I did not thank Sheila Read, Brad Winters, and the Acolytes Guild; Sandy Miller and the Sacristy Guild; Anne Hallmark and the Lectors Guild; and Jean DelColliano, Director of Sunday School, for all their hard work and faithful service and commitment to their ministries. The program year may be over, but work of God continues unabated. Lectors, acolytes, servers, sacristans, musicians, intercessors, and sextons all continue in their service to God and to the St. Paul’s community year-round, and St. Paul’s would not be what it is without them. Please take the time to thank them.
See you at Mass (at 10:00 am) on Sunday.
SUMMER SCHEDULE NOW IN EFFECT
10:00 am Mass
2019/2020 DIRECTORY AVAILABLE
The 2019/2020 St. Paul’s Directory will be available at Coffee Hour and are provided as a courtesy. They are for in-house use only and not to be distributed outside our community. We make our best effort to be accurate in the listings; however, if you see typos, or if you move or change your contact information, please let us know: Info@stpaulscarrollst.org.
JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH
Visit the special Pride Month page of the Diocesan website, published by the Community Justice Ministry, which lists numerous commemoration and celebration events, including 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the June 30th Pride Parade in Manhattan: www.dioceseli.org/pride.
- Choral Institute─Friday, June 21, through Friday, June 28
- Sunday, July 21, 10:00 am, Pentecost VI─Jazz@Mass; Fr. Wallace away; Guest Celebrant: Fr. Garenton; Guest Preacher: Lilo Carr Rivera
- Thursday, July 25, 7:30 pm─Low Mass, Feast of St. James the Greater, and the 10th Anniversary of Fr. Wallace’s Ordination
- Sunday, July 28, 10:00 am, Pentecost VII; Fr. Wallace Away; Guest Celebrant: Fr. Garenton
- Sunday, August 4, 10:00 am; Pentecost VIII; Fr. Wallace; Guest Celebrant: Fr. Garenton
- Sunday, August 18, 10:00 am, Pentecost X─Jazz@Mass
Renovation of the third-floor apartment in the Rectory is underway under the sage guidance of Ben Ellis, in preparation for our next rector to occupy the space. This much needed work will create a safer and more flexible building to better serve the needs of the parish and wider community for years to come. The newly designed three-bedroom, two-bath apartment is nearing completion.
The cost of the renovation is $56,000. The good news: we only need to raise half of that: $28,000. Why? We received a grant from the Diocese last year, and one parish family pitched in more. With $28,000 in the bank, half of our expenses have already been met.
Our goal is to match these gifts
by raising $28,000 by June 30th.
Please send a check marked Capital Campaign 2019, or donate online today! If you have any questions, speak to Nick or Nancy, campaign co-chairs. Our deadline is June 30, 2019.Thank you for doing your part to put St. Andrew’s House in order. You won’t get a tote bag or some other token; just the satisfaction that you have helped to sustain St. Paul's into the future.
In this Easter season of renewal and rebirth, please give generously. Remember: some employers will match your donation. You are also encouraged to spread the word in your community, and reach out to family and friends. All help is welcome.
Nancy Webster & Nick Mancino
TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND
Twelve of your fellow parishioners, including Fr. Wallace, have committed to St. Paul’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land, January 20th―29th, 2020. Won’t you join us?! Please see the poster in the Parish Hall and the flyers on the back table for details. This is an extraordinary opportunity for experience a life-changing event. Please don’t miss it! Ask Fr. Wallace or Nick Gjeca if you have any questions.
CONTACTING THE SEARCH COMMITTEE
In the course of the Search Committee presentation on the status and process of the rector search at the parish Annual Meeting on January 27, the Committee offered interested parishioners a tool to reach out to it regarding any concerns they might wish to voice related to the search. If you want to provide your suggestions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRAYERS FOR ST. PAUL’S DURING THE TRANSITION AND RECTOR SEARCH
As you read the Eblast each week, it is a good opportunity to take 30 seconds and offer a prayer for St. Paul’s during its transition and for the members of the Search Committee. Prayers to that effect will be included each week in the Eblast.
- For St. Paul’s:
O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, we beseech thee, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see light,, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
- For the Search Committee:
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on St. Paul’s, and so guide the minds of Keith, Monika, Anne, Michael, Willie, Julie, Cynthia, Ken, and Rob, and all those who shall call a rector for this parish, that they may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for thy people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THIS COMING SUNDAY: June 16, 2019
The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday
- Appointed Readings and Sermon
- The First Reading—Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
- Psalm 8
- The Epistle—Romans 5:1-5
- The Gospel— John 16:12-15
- Sermon: Fr. Wallace
- Mass Setting: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena―Healy Willan
- Hymn at the Entrance: “Holy, Holy, Holy,” Hymnal, 362
- Hymn at the Offertory: “Holy God, we praise thy Name,” Hymnal, 366
- Hymn at Communion: “Thou, whose almighty word,” Hymnal, 371
- Hymn after the Blessing: “Holy Father, Great Creator,” Hymnal, 368