Weekly Postings
January 12 - January 21, 2018
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Mardi Gras

Historical Heritage Commission

Flower Guild

Our Schedule This Sunday January 14
8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist  Rite I  (No Music)

8:45 - 9:30 AM
Continental Breakfast  
Tyler Hall

9:30 - 10:30 AM
Christian Formation Classes for all ages (see schedule below.) 

9:30 - 10:30 AM
Youth Confirmation Begins 
Conference Room 

10:30 - 10:45 AM
2nd Sunday Birthday Celebration
Tyler Hall

11:00 AM
Holy Eucharist  Rite II with the Canterbury and Saint Paul's Choirs

Following 11:00
Lemonade on the Lawn
5:30 PM
Celtic Evening Prayer & Communion with Prayers for Healing
Carl Purdy is our guest musician

  Lessons for This Sunday are 1 Samuel 3:1-10; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 .
Second Sunday Birthday Celebration
Sunday, January 14, 10:30 - 10:45 AM, Tyler Hall
Next Sunday is Birthday Sunday. Join us during "Coffee and Conversation"  in Tyler Hall. ALL are invited to our brief but joyful celebration for all whose birthdays fall in January.

No EYC This Sunday
No EYC (Episcopal Youth Community, grades 6-12). Email Ranie for more information on our EYC 2018 spring schedule.

Formation Opportunities
The Gospel According to Mark 
Sundays in Epiphany, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, The Chapel
Wednesdays, 12 Noon - 1:00 PM 
Throughout this season of Epiphany, Fr. Jenkins will lead a crash course on the Gospel of Mark. This formation opportunity is especially timely because we will encounter Mark's Gospel in our Sunday Eucharistic liturgy throughout 2018. There are no books for class, but it is strongly recommended that you read the full Gospel straight through within the next two weeks, which should take one and a half to two hours. Two opportunities to gather: In the chapel, Sundays at 9:30 AM & Wednesdays from noon to 1 PM.
Creation Care Documentary Film Series
Sundays beginning January 14, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, Berlin Room 
Formation Sunday morning classes will begin in mid-January with the showing of documentaries about environmental issues of local interest. The class this Sunday, January 14, will feature the film "At What Cost" by Mark Albertin. Come and learn what happened with the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.
Confirmation for 9th and 10th graders
Beginning Sunday, January 14, 9:30 AM 
Confirmation for 9th and 10th graders begins Sunday, January 14, 9:30 AM in the Conference Room. Best b'fast Bojangles has to offer! Please email Ranie to confirm participation and receive a schedule for the semester.

My Faith - My Life -- grades 6-12
Leader: Todd Shafer
Youth Formation held in the Youth Room, Upstairs Parish House.  But first, breakfast to get the morning going!  

SPARK -- Ages 8-10 or grades 3-5
Leader: Coleman Graham
Location: Room #1, Children's Ministries Center
Our older children will again immerse themselves in SPARK, where they will work with the same themes and Scripture that we all encounter in common worship. Every lesson follows a four-part pattern: Gather, Open the Bible, Activate Faith, and Send. Week after week, the children and their leaders gather together, explore the Scriptures, enjoy one another's company, pray, and discover God's presence in their midst.
Godly Play -- Ages 4-7 
Leaders: Ginny Henson & Kim Butler
Location: Room #2 Children's Ministry Center
ALL children inherently know God, but it is up to us to give them the language of the Christian faith so they can grow to make meaning of our faith in their own lives. Godly Play is a profound method rooted in Montessori principles that forms child spirituality by attending to their natural gifts for wonder and discovery. Children are greeted at the door of the Godly Play room by Ginny, the "door person." It is VERY important for parents to respect the boundary of the door threshold by not entering the children's sacred space--their Godly Play room. We cannot wait to welcome your children each Sunday!
Buy your tickets to the MARDI GRAS
Tickets on Sale this Sunday
COUNTDOWN to MARDI GRAS!!   Dinner, Dancing, Live & Silent Auction! Let the good times roll and join us! Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 6:30 PM.  Tickets are $50. Sold in the Narthex every Sunday, in the office on weekdays and online every day. For more information,  please  email or call Kathy Enicks 484-433-4007.

Live and Silent Auction items needed for Mardi Gras 2018. Do you have something you can contribute or donate? The best selling items are the ones that come from our own parishioners: dinners, boating, a beach or lake place, art by our own talented artists. All proceeds go to our parish Outreach Ministries. (Craig- Houghton Elementary, Manna Pantry, and DCCM, to name a few) Do you own a business or frequent a business that might be willing to donate a good or service? All donations will receive a tax donation letter and acknowledgment in the Mardi Gras program. For ideas or questions, please contact Kathy Enicks  call her at (484) 433-4007.

Next Week January 15 - 21
Parish Office Closed
The Parish Office will be closed Monday, January 15, in honor of Martin Luther King day.
From the Creation Care Committee
Efforts are underway to address changes and improvements in the disposal of trash and recyclables at Saint Paul's. Bins are currently in Tyler Hall for the collection of used batteries, ink cartridges, and light bulbs. The committee is researching volunteer opportunities in downtown Augusta such as CityServe and Savannah RiverKeeper clean-up. A schedule for such events will be available to the congregation. Formation Sunday morning classes will begin in mid-January with the showing of documentaries about environmental issues of local interest. For more information, contact Bryan Haltermann.
The Saint Paul's Choir needs basses
The Saint Paul's Choir needs basses. Could this be your contribution to our worship? Please contact Director of Music, Keith Shafer, and let him know of your interest. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 PM and Sunday mornings at 10 AM.
Veterans' Ice Cream Social 
Sunday, January 21, 2:15-4:00 PM
GA War Veterans' Nursing Home, 1101 15th Street
Thank our veterans for their service at this quarterly social. Join us as we dish and serve ice cream and cookies; then spend much-appreciated time visiting our oft-forgotten heroes.  Good for: All ages; children are welcome with adults. Contact Louis Walker for more information.
Saint Paul's YP Monthly Gathering
Sunday, January 21, 7 PMBee's Knees 
Calling all 20-30 something young professionals, grad students, and wayward souls for a monthly gathering at the Bee's Knees for drinks and conversation following the Celtic Service. (Celtic Service attendance is not a qualifier!) We meet every 3rd Sunday for dinner after the Celtic Service to continue the discussion and enjoy the community! For more information, email Ranie.
Looking Ahead 
Open Sunday for Altar Flowers
Sunday, February 11

Sunday, February 11 is an open Sunday for altar flowers. This is the only open Sunday prior to Easter. If anyone would kindly like to sponsor this Sunday in honor or memory of someone or "many" someones please contact the parish office. The normal charge is a minimum of $100. What a lovely way to remember or honor someone and contribute to the Flower Guild at the same time. For more information or to inquire about another date in 2018, please contact the parish office.
Tuesday's Music Live 
Tuesday, January 23, 12 noon
Tuesday's Music Live, 30th season continues Tuesday, January 23, with a free concert by Andrew Sords, Violin, and Eriko Izumida, Piano, at  12 noon . Lunch, catered by It's Official, is available after the concerts by advance reservation. The cost is $12 per person.  The full schedule including lunch menus is available at  www.TuesdaysMusicLive.com  
Manna Pantry
Friday and Saturday, January 26 & 27, Tyler Hall

Our next Manna Pantry is Friday and Saturday, January 26 & 27, in Tyler Hall. Manna Pantry at Saint Paul's Church provides a box of food six times a year to those in our community who need this supplemental assistance. Manna Pantry volunteers unload and organize food from Golden Harvest, and assemble boxes for recipients Friday from 4:00 - 5:30 PM. Recipients are registered and served on Saturday morning from 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon. Volunteers also help carry boxes to the cars. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Anita Tanner
Annual Meeting 
Sunday, January 28, The River Room 
The 268th Annual Parish Meeting and Brunch will be held Sunday, January 28, following the 11 AM service. Bring a brunch dish to share to the River Room kitchen on the 28th. Anita Tanner, chair of the Hospitality Committee, is coordinating brunch. Please contact Anita to sign up for set up and/or clean up. We will not hold an 8:00 AM service on January 28; however we will hold the 5:30 PM Celtic Service.
Pub Theology Rescheduled to February 12
Monday, February 12, 7 PM, Pizza Joint
Due to the College Football National Championship Pub Theology will not meet in January. Mark your calendars for February 12, 7 pm at the Pizza Joint in downtown Augusta! Join a varied group of young(ish) adults to explore some of the "big" questions around our meaning, purpose, and God. We hope to grow in our understanding of ourselves and God as we gather together over drinks (whether coke or ale). We welcome all faiths, but especially focus on the Christian perspective informed by the Episcopal tradition.  For more information please email Ranie.
Winter Quarter (January - March 2018)

The new Quarterly Outreach Opportunities is available here. Mark your calendar with these January - March 2018 service opportunities. We invite you to join us as often as you are able.

News from the Diocese

Click here to read this week's Diocese of GA Newsletter: From the Field 
January 2018
Are we missing your birthday?
Please contact the Parish Office to update our files.

Our "Second Sunday"  Birthday Celebration  will be January 14.  Please Join us. 


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