Weekly Postings
March 9 - March 18, 2018
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Outreach Committee

This Saturday March 10
Register for the 3 Bridges 5K Race and Walk
Saturday, March 10, 9 AM

It's not too late to register.  Late Registration at Fleet Feet today 4:30-6:30 PM or tomorrow a.m. 7:30 - 8:30 AM at Levee River Trail Crossing 2 Milledge Rd. Augusta. 

The 3 Bridges 5K is a gorgeous run on the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area's new River Levee Trail.  This scenic course is paved out-and-back, crossing three bridges along the Savannah River and canal, with start/finish at the Lake Olmstead Trailhead. The race benefits the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area trails and the Saint Paul's Youth Program.  Use this link to find more information.  If you are interested in becoming a race sponsor please contact Ranie.
Join the Daughters of the King in a Labyrinth Walk
Saturday, March 10, 10 AM - 12 noon
The Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way

If a spiritual walk through the Labyrinth would bring peace to your soul, please join the St. Ruth Byllesby Chapter of the Order Daughters of the King from Saint Paul's Church on Saturday, March 10, 10 AM until noon at The Church of the Good Shepherd on Walton Way. Belinda Peebles, who is a Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, will lead us through this Spiritual Practice. Belinda was trained at the Cathedral of Our Lady at Chartres in Northern France. All are welcome, but please let us know if you'd like to join us by emailing Suzanne Pursley-Crotteau  or calling her at (706) 359-4480 by March 5.
Our Schedule This Sunday March 11

8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite One  (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.) 
10:30 - 10:45 AM
2nd Sunday Birthday Celebration for March
Tyler Hall
11:00 AM
Holy Eucharist  Rite One with the Canterbury 
and Saint Paul's Choirs
Following 11:00
Lemonade on the Lawn
3:30 PM
Rose Sunday Concert
River Room
4:30 - 5:15  PM

Reception Following Concert
Tyler Hall 
5:30  - 7  PM
Cornerstone (Off-site)

5:30 PM
Celtic Evening Prayer & Communion

This Sunday March 11
Lessons for This Sunday  are Numbers 21:4-9; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 .
Second Sunday Birthday Celebration
Sunday, March 11, 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 March. 

Rose Sunday Concert
Sunday, March 11, 3:30 PM

The Annual Rose Sunday Concert will be March 11, 3:30 PM. Organist Keith Shafer will perform an all-Bach program, followed by a reception in Tyler Hall, and the Celtic Service at 5:30 PM. Child care will be available for the concert.

Hospitality Team for Rose Sunday Reception
Sunday, March 11, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Our memorable receptions are made possible by a combination of delicious foods and motivated individuals wanting to extend hospitality to all those who walk through our church doors. 

You can help by making or purchasing a finger food or beverage for one or both of these receptions. We also need a few individuals to help with set up, clean up, or serving during the receptions. Anita Tanner, Hospitality Chair, is coordinating this reception. Please 
email or phone her (706-993-5720) to let her know what you are bringing and your availability to serve. Anita will respond to you individually . 
Cornerstone for EYC 
Sunday, March 11, 5:30-7 PM, Church of our Savior
EYC (grades 6-12),  join youth from around the area for Cornerstone, March 11, 5:30-7 PM at Church of Our Savior,  4227 Columbia Rd, Augusta . We'll meet for dinner and to create a time capsule filled with meaningful bits from our church. Please contact Ranie  for more details.

Celtic Evening Prayer and Communion 
with Prayers for Healing

Sundays at 5:30 PM 

Carl Purdy is our guest musician this Sunday. 
Easter Music and Lilies

Easter Lilies are placed in the church and are enjoyed throughout the Easter season and additional professional musicians enhance our Easter services. If you would like to contribute toward the cost of Easter music, or give an Easter lily, please return the form found in your bulletin today to the Parish Office. Requests may also be made on the website (A direct link is available on the homepage blue bar menu on the top left) or by e-mail to mailbox@saintpauls.org, no later than Friday, March 23.

Formation Opportunities
Lenten Book Study
Beginning Sunday, February 18 & Wednesday February 21, Tyler Hall
This Lenten season, we invite the whole community at Saint Paul's to participate in a series of holy conversations grounded by a reading of Verna Dozier's beautiful, profound, and highly readable book: The Dream of God. The clergy will guide conversations during the formation hour Sundays (9:30 AM) and Wednesdays (noon to one) in Tyler Hall. The clergy also will lead Noonday Prayers in the Chapel each Wednesday at 11:45 AM

Whether or not you attend these holy conversations, please participate by reading this wonderful book. 30 copies of  The Dream of God will be available in the narthex and parish office or order here . Please give what you can afford: $5 - $20 by check-memo: LENTEN BOOK. 

Contact the clergy for further information.

Confirmation for 9th and 10th graders
Confirmation for 9th and 10th graders continues Sunday, March 11, 9:30 AM in the Conference Room.   Email Ranie  with questions.    2018 Confirmation Schedule is available here. 

My Faith - My Life -- grades 6-12
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
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 
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. 
Next Week March 12 - March 18
Pub Theology   
Monday, March 12, 7  PM , Pizza Joint Downtown Augusta
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 .
Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner
Wednesday, March 14, 6-7 PM, Tyler Hall
Join us for our monthly fellowship dinner, Wednesday, March 14, 6-7 PM, in Tyler Hall. On the menu: ham, mac & cheese, and green beans, rolls, dessert. $5 per person; $15 max per family. A reservation is not required; however, if you know you plan to attend, please RSVP to Todd Shafer.
Gardeners Needed
The area between Saint Paul's Church and Chapel will have landscaping improvements made next month (March). Grounds chair, Keith Shafer, would like a small group of physically fit gardeners to assist with the installation of plants and shrubs. The work will be done on a Saturday morning and should take no more than 4 hours. If you are interested in this project, please email Keith or contact by telephone at (706) 339-7208.   
Easter Egg Hunt Preparations
The Children, Youth, and Family Committee is asking families to drop off 12 stuffed eggs for each child or a bag of candy to be placed in eggs for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be a box in Tyler Hall marked as the drop off point, beginning Sunday. Your candy donations are appreciated.

Melissa Friedman is this year's Easter Egg Hunt Chair.  If you are interested in helping her plan and organize this year's event please email Melissa.

YP Monthly Gathering

Sunday, March 18, 7 PM, The Bee's Knees
Saint Paul's YP Monthly Gathering, Sunday, March 18, 7 PM. Calling all 20-30-something young professionals, grad students, and wayward souls for a monthly gathering at the Bee's Knees following the Celtic Service. (Celtic Service attendance is not a qualifier!) For more information, email Ranie .

Looking Ahead 
Tuesday's Music Live Final Concert of the Season
Tuesday, March 20, 12 noon
Tuesday's Music Live, 30th season concludes Tuesday, March 20, with a free concert by Thibault Cauvin, guitar, at  12 noon . Lunch, catered by It's Official, is available after the concert by advance reservation. The cost is $12 per person.  The full schedule including lunch menus is available at  www.TuesdaysMusicLive.com  
Manna Pantry
Friday, March 23 & Saturday, March 24

Our next Manna Pantry is Friday and Saturday, March 23 & 24, 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.
Make a Palm Cross
Sunday, March 25, 9:00  AM  - 10:45  AM
For many years it has been the tradition at Saint Paul's Church to create palm crosses from palm fronds to be worn on Palm Sunday. On Sunday, March 25, all are invited to join us at 9:00 AM in Tyler Hall to learn (or re-learn) the art of palm cross making! Please drop in, as your schedule allows 9:00 - 10:45 AM. All materials and friendly instructors will be provided. 
Good Friday Offering

Through the years many Episcopalians have found the Good Friday Offering to be an effective way to express their support for the ministries of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Pastoral care, education and health care continue to be primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serves all in need. The generous donations of Episcopalians help the Christian presence in the Land of the Holy One to be a vital and effective force for peace and understanding among all of God's children.  To make a donation please make your check payable to Saint Paul's Church and write "Good Friday Offering" on the memo line.
March and April 

Mark your calendar with these Volunteer Opportunities.  Contact information is provided on the spreadsheet for each organization. Contact Bryan Haltermann for more information about Saint Paul's Creation Care Committee. 
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 
March 2018
Are we missing your birthday?
Please contact the Parish Office to update our files.

Our "Second Sunday"  Birthday Celebration  will be March 11.  Please Join us. 


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