Weekly Postings
September 8 - September 17, 2017
In This Issue
Our Schedule This Sunday September 10

8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite I

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

9:30 - 10:30 AM 
Formation  For all ages 
See below for location

10:30 - 10:45 AM 
Birthday Sunday
Tyler Hall

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

Following 11:00
AM Service 
Low-Country Boil 
River Room
4:00 - 6:30  PM
Cornerstone (youth grades 6-12)
5:30 PM
Celtic Evening Prayer and Communion
with Prayers for Healing

Lessons for This Sunday are Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 149; Romans 13:8-14; & Matthew 18:15-20.
Come See the New Saint Paul's Video!
Sunday, September 10, 9:30 AM, Berlin Room
We will be holding a Workshop during Christian Formation on Sunday, September 10, 9:30 AM, in the Berlin Room, to see the new video that has been in the works for several months and to discuss ways of engaging our congregation and the community through digital and social media. 
Second Sunday Birthday Celebration
Sunday, 10:30 AM, Tyler Hall
This Sunday is Birthday Sunday. Join us during "Coffee and Conversation" (10:30 - 10:45 AM) in Tyler Hall. ALL are invited to our brief but joyful celebration for all whose birthdays fall in September.

Low-Country Boil Parish Dinner
Sunday, September 10, Following the 11 AM Service
You are invited to join in for fun and fellowship on Sunday, September 10 following the 11 AM service for a Southern Low Country Boil. As we say goodbye to the summer, we welcome back our choirs, all our acolytes, and the many ministries that our Church is involved in. Please bring a side dish to share that will complement the shrimp, potatoes, corn, and sausage that will be on our tables. There will be chicken available to those that are unable to eat shrimp. While there is no cost for this get together, any donations would be greatly appreciated to help defray our expenses. We look forward to seeing everyone in the River Room and Berlin Room on September 10th!
Ironman Sunday Sign-ups
This Sunday following the 11 A M service, River Room

Please mark your calendar for the Augusta Ironman 70.3 weekend on Saturday, September 23rd and on race day, Sunday, September 24th.  There are many opportunities for parish members to get involved.   Check out our Ironman Sunday email for details. 

This Sunday, sign-ups for Ironman volunteer opportunities will be held in the River Room during the Parish Low Country Boil.  We look forward to seeing you at sign-ups and we look forward to seeing you on race weekend! It will be an exciting weekend for Saint Paul's and Augusta! If you have question or would like additional information, please contact Kim Butler  or by phone at (706) 833-8541.   
Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development
for Hurricane Harvey Response
Many have asked how we can help those dealing with the effects of the Gulf storm. Beyond our continuing prayers, Bishops in the dioceses of Texas and Louisiana request that you direct all support to Episcopal Relief and Development. ERD has been in routine contact with them since the storm path became clear in advance of landfall. Saint Paul's Outreach Committee has allocated a gift of $1000. Gifts can be made through the Saint Paul's website, directly on the ERD donation page for Hurricane Harvey , or your check payable to Saint Paul's with ERD noted in the memo line. We will send our gifts to them early next week.  
Formation Classes This Sunday September 10
Godly Play -- Ages 4-7 or kindergarten thru 2nd grade
Leaders: Ginny Henson, Jennifer Marr, & 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!
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.
My Faith - My Life -- grades 6-12
Leader: Ranie Neislar
Location: Youth Room, Upstairs Parish House

Youth Formation begins this Sunday.  But first, breakfast to get the morning going!  

Additional youth announcements are sent out in the Youth Newsletter and through a "Remind" text. If you have any questions or need to be added to the group text for reminders about youth events, please email Ranie.
Come See the New Saint Paul's Video!
Sunday, September 10, 9:30 AM, Berlin Room
We will be holding a Workshop during Christian Formation on Sunday, September 10, 9:30 AM, in the Berlin Room, to see the new video that has been in the works for several months and to discuss ways of engaging our congregation and the community through digital and social media. 
A Life of Grace for the Whole World
Offered and led by SPC's Creation Care group, staff, and clergy
Sundays, Sept. 17 thru October, Berlin Room, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Wednesdays, Sept. 20 thru October, TBA, Noon - 1:00 PM

What on Earth is Creation Care and what does "A Life of Grace for the Whole World" mean? In this new formation offering, laity, staff and clergy will lead a rich exploration of these topics so that we may perceive the connections between present day environmental realities and core issues of Christian faith, morality, and spirituality. We are made one body in Christ Jesus, through whom all things were made, so whether you consider yourself an environmental critic, inquirer, or advocate, come and participate in this highly interactive program of faithful learning and discernment. Ten copies of the workbook are available in the office for $9 or order your own. Email Fr. Jenkins for more information.
Sunday Evening September 10
Cornerstone (Grades 6-12) Kick-off 
Kayak, Canal, Chow, and Compline
Sunday, September 10, 4-6 PM 
Cornerstone kicks off with a kayak ride down the canal on September 10 from 4-6:30 PM. Dinner included! ($15 per person, scholarship available) Please reserve your spot ASAP by emailing Ranie.

Celtic Evening Prayer & Communion
with Prayers for Healing

Sundays, 5:30 PM

This Sunday's guest musician is Carl Purdy .
Next Week September 11 - September 17
Ready Georgia
As you and your family prepare for Hurricane Irma, consider downloading Ready Georgia from the App store. It's free and largely self-explanatory. An especially useful feature is an emergency contact list to which, with one tap, you can send a "we're OK" message. Very efficient.

Lists of emergency kit items may remind you of what you haven't thought of and highway incident lists provide guidance on travel routes. A comparable app for South Carolina hasn't been discovered -- if you find one, please notify Elisabeth Price
Second Wednesday Fellowship Dinner
Wednesday, September 13, 6-7 PM
Join us for our monthly fellowship dinner, Wednesday, September 13, catered by Janet Ferguson, owner of It's Official Events Unlimited. On the menu: shepherd's pie, dinner rolls, green salad, 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 so that we can be the best hosts.
Manna Pantry
Friday, September 15, 4 - 5:30 PM
Saturday September 16, 9:30 AM - 12 noon

We need additional helpers to pack and move boxes at our next Manna Pantry September 15 and 16 in Tyler Hall. Families with children and youth are encouraged to join parishioners of all ages serving this ministry.

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. Food is ordered from Golden Harvest Food Bank and is delivered to Saint Paul's on Friday evening. Manna Pantry volunteers unload the truck, organize the food, and assemble boxes for recipients Friday evening 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.

Fearless Faith Boundless Love
September 17, Honey Creek
Register Here
The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, is traveling throughout the U.S. and beyond offering a series of revivals. The Diocese of Georgia will host Revival: Fearless Faith, Boundless Love on Sunday, September 17, 2017.Find out more here. Ranie Neislar is coordinating transportation to Honey Creek for Saint Paul's.  Email Ranie for details.

Both Revival events will be live streamed on Sunday, September 17th so those who are unable to attend in person are encouraged to gather with friends and fellow parishioners to watch together. Both can be seen by going to www.facebook.com/episcopalian.

Kindling Adult Ministries (ages 22-40ish)

Don't miss an opportunity to participate with the many ministries connected to Saint Paul's! If you or someone you know is interested in Episcopal Campus Ministry of Augusta University, Creation Care Ministry, or our other kindling adult ministries (ages 22-40ish) please contact Ranie for more information.
Do you have some time to give to Craig Houghton?

Every tutor reaches one more child.  Every reader reaches two more classrooms!

We tutor 3rd, 4th & 5th graders every Wednesday at 1 PM for 1 hour.  We also need readers to come read storybooks to the 4 year old and 5 year old kindergarten classes!!  Please think about joining us. We have lots of fun with some great kids.  Email Kathy Enicks or call at 484-433-4007. 
Parents of college students (attending locally, in-state, & out-of-state)
The Daughters of the King has requested addresses for our college students so that they may send notes and small surprises to them during the year. As your children register for housing for the fall semester, please forward updated mailing addresses to the Parish Office. For more information, contact, Betty Jean Givens.
Open Sunday for Altar Flowers 
November 19 & November 26 are open for altar flowers. If you would like to sponsor the flowers in thanksgiving or memory of someone special, please  contact the parish office
Looking Ahead 
Saint Paul's Ironman Gear Drop Team
Sunday, September 24

Ironman 70.3 Volunteers are needed to work the Gear Drop at the 5th St. Marina the morning of Sunday, September 24. Volunteers will work during the early morning checking in participants' gear before they begin the swim portion of the competition. This will be Saint Paul's signature participation in the Ironman event. We need 20 volunteers. To volunteer, register online here. This direct link pre-fills the page with our Ironman team. Check the box next to "Gear Drop," and then click on "Register Now." Follow the remaining prompts to complete the required information. George Barrett is our Team Captain for the Swim Gear Drop this year. If you need additional information, you may email George  or phone at (706) 831-7436.
Saint Paul's Book Club
Thursday, September 25, 10:45 AM, Tyler Hall
Do you enjoy reading a good book? Now is a great time to join this fun group! The book club is reorganizing and would like to hear from you. What's on your reading list? Would you be interested in meeting at a different time or place? Share your suggestions with Anita Tanner.

The next quarter's books are listed below. Please join us for a lively discussion followed by lunch at a downtown restaurant.

* SEPTEMBER - A Land Remembered (1984 edition) Patrick D. Smith
* OCTOBER - To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon

The Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 1, 4 PM, The Churchyard
In the spirit of Saint Francis, bring your feathered, furry, multi-legged, or scaly friends for a celebration and blessing Sunday October 1, at 4 PM in the Churchyard. The Saint Paul's Blessing of the Animals is cosponsored by The Augusta Humane Society. Please consider an optional donation of one of the following items to The Augusta Humane Society: paper towels, bleach, Dawn detergent, 13-gallon garbage bags, or a cash donation. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier.
Saint Paul's Church Night on the River
October 27, 6:30 - 9 PM 

Mark your calendars & SAVE THE DATE for Saint Paul's Night on the River on October 27th, 6:30-9 PM. Good food, good music, good creation!

New Outreach Opportunities
Fall (August - September )

The new  Outreach Opportunities is available here. Print copies are also available in the Narthex.  Mark your calendar with these August - September 2017 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
September 2017
Are we missing your birthday?
Please contact the Parish Office to update our files.

Our "Second Sunday"  Birthday Celebration  will be September 10.  Please Join us. 


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