The BIG Picture
...At St. Paul's

August 9th, 2017

This 'N That

Wednesday Evenings Together
Join us on Wednesday evenings for study and fellowship.
* 6:00 BYOD (dinner)
* Program starts at 6:30
* Each session ends with Compline
August 9, 16, 23 and 30

The Gospel of Mark, part 2

The challenge that Jesus presents to us in the book of Mark involves breaking out of our patterns of self-absorption and giving ourselves in service and love to others.

Bring your Bible and join us for part 2!

The Winter's Tale, Friday, August 11, at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents the Bard's classic tale of Polixenes, King of Bohemia, who has been on a nine-month visit to the court of his childhood friend Leontes, King of Sicilia, and his wife, Queen Hermione. Groundlessly, Leontes becomes convinced that his heavily pregnant wife has been having an affair with Polixenes.

Preshow entertainment--The Greenshow--begins at 7:30. 
Performance begins at 8:00

Tickets: If we have 10 people the cost is $20 per person otherwise $28

Sunday's Altar Flowers are given in thanksgiving for the marriage on Saturday (August 12) of Holly Anderson and Garrison Todd, by Rick & Barbara Anderson.
Sunday School does not meet in the summer; join us for the start of the church program year and our intergenerational Sunday School on September 10.  We look forward to greeting you.
Wednesday morning Book Study has resumed.  Please join us on Wednesdays at 10:00am.
The Prayer Office of Evensong is offered every Friday at 5:30 p.m.  Consider ending your work week with this time of song, prayer, scripture and the life of one of our heroes of the faith.  
Volunteers are still needed for the Kitchen Oversight Committee.
If you are able to help, please contact Linda Kendrick, Judy Arrington or Carol Sutek for more information.

Christian Formation                                                                                 
We hope you will join us for these offerings.  The Christian Formation Committee meets at 5:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.  Our next meeting is August 9; please join us.
The Christian Formation Committee:  Douglas Colmery, David Lewis, Nicole Marcum, David Rotthoff, Deb Shamlin.

Check out photos by David Rotthoff, posted on the website, of last week's Bicentennial Celebration and Saturday's annual Hall of Fame outreach!
Other Matters of Business

Participants in the Liturgy
Celebrant/Preacher:  The Reverend Dr. Erwin M. Smuda
Parish Musicians:  William Kendrick, David Carnell
Eucharistic Ministers:  Karl K. Roshong, Tom Johanning
Lectors:  Karl K. Roshong, Tom Johanning
Ushers:  Beth Paynter, Shirley Brown
Greeters & Oblationers:  Rick & Barb Anderson
Acolytes:  Greg Johanning, Nancy Suba, Larry Simpkins
Healer:  Douglas Colmery
Altar Guild:  Douglas Colmery
Weekly Cleaning:  Beth Paynter
Closers/Counters:  Tom Johanning, Nicole Marcum

Readings for Sunday, August 13, 2017
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
                  Genesis      37:1-4, 12-28    1 Kings 19:9-18
                 Romans     10:5-15      Matthew 4:23-33
                 Psalm 105:1-6,16-22,45b or 85:8-13