You all received earlier this week the announcement that the membership of the Search Committee has been set. It is very important at this point to recognize a key point: the Search Committee is leading the work, but the process belongs to the entire community. There is and will be plenty of work to be done as we go along, and that work belongs to all of us. The Search Committee is meeting soon to get themselves organized for the work ahead, and they will be calling upon everyone in the St. Paul’s community do their part. Your job now, and throughout the transition and search process, in fact, is to pray. If you have not been praying for St. Paul’s right along, then now is a good time to start—pray for me as the Interim; pray for the Wardens and the Vestry; prayer for the Search Committee, by name or as a group; pray for your next Rector, whoever he or she may be; pray for this community; pray, pray, pray. At mass this Sunday, June 24, just after the sermon, we will commission the Search Committee for their work with prayers and a blessing. The Search Committee will be included in the Prayers of the People at mass each Sunday, and they have been added by the Intercessor’s Guild to the daily prayer list. Also, each Eblast throughout the transition and search process will include prayers for you to use. Each time you read the Eblast take a few seconds to offer a pray to God, silently or aloud. Pray, pray, pray!
See you at mass!
SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS THIS SUNDAY, JULY 24
Mass at 10:00 am
As in past years in order to avoid the summer heat as much as is possible, Sunday morning masses will begin at 10:00 am beginning June 24. Don’t be the one who shows up an hour late for mass!
COMMISSIONING OF SEARCH COMMITTEE
This Sunday, June 24
Please plan to join us this Sunday for the Search Committee Commissioning, which will take place just after the sermon. The congregation will pray for and with the Search Committee and a blessing will be offered.
The Members of your Search Committee are:
Keith Edwards, Co-Chair
Monika Torrey, Co-Chair
PRAYERS FOR ST. PAUL’S DURING THE 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 the work of the Search Committee. Prayers to that effect will be included each week in the Eblast.
Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, we thank thee for setting us at tasks which demand our best efforts. Teach us in all things to seek first thy honor and glory. Guide us as we work together to call a new rector, granting us both the courage to pursue thy will and the grace to accomplish it. Help us in all things to work together with mutual forbearance and respect. Draw our hearts to thee, guide our minds, fill our imaginations, and control our wills, that we may be wholly thine, utterly dedicated unto thee, and use us always to thy glory and the welfare of thy people. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on St. Paul’s, and so guide the minds of 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.
BISHOP CURRY’S INTERVIEWS ON MSNBC
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was interviewed twice this week on MSNBC about the federal government’s current immigration policy of separating children from their families. He was one of three religious leaders interviewed by Joy Reid, which you can see on YouTube here. Bishop Curry’s portion of the interview begins at 3:37, and she turns to him again near the end. The second interview was with Lawrence O’Donnell and can be seen here.
IMMIGRATION THROUGH THE LENS OF FAITH PRAYER SERVICE
Wednesday, June 27, 7:30 pm, Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City
In response to the outpouring of love and concern for families separated at the border, Bishop Provenzano invites the people of the Diocese of Long Island and the wider community to an evening of prayer for immigrant and refugee families, followed by a conversation about upcoming events, rallies, campaigns, and ministries with and for vulnerable families. Anyone who feels the need for pastoral care is welcome to arrive at 6:30, and a clergy member will be available.
CHORAL CHAMELEON SUMMER INSTITUTE
The annual Choral Institute, held at St. Paul’s for the past several years, begins this week, Friday, June 22, and runs through Friday, June 29. More information on the Institute and its work here.
THIS COMING SUNDAY AT ST. PAUL’S
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Solemn High Mass: 11:00 AM
Sunday's Appointed Readings and Homily
The First Reading—1 Samuel 17: 1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49
Epistle—2 Corinthians 6:1-13
The Gospel—Mark 4:35-41
Prelude: Solemn Melody—Sir H. Walford Davies, arr. Roy Perry
The Entrance Hymn: “O for a thousand tongues to sing,” Hymnal, 493
Offertory Hymn: “Jesus, Lover of my soul,” Hymnal, 699
Communion Hymn: “Eternal Father, strong to save,” Hymnal, 608
Dismissal Hymn: “Ye servants of God,” Hymnal, 535
Postlude: “Cortège,” from 24 Pièces en style libre, Op. 31—Louis Vierne
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The Rev. Dr. Sean M. Wallace, Interim
Alex Canovas, Music Director
Nathan Taylor, Organist