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Our Weekly e-newsletter           April 6, 2017
In This Issue
Holy Week Schedule
Auction - Run for the Roses!
All Night Watch
Celebration of New Ministry
April Birthdays
This Week
Readings for Worship

April 9, 2017

Isaiah 50:4-9a
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 26:14-27:66
Matthew 27: 11-54
April is Canned Fruit Month
Save the Date! 
Vacation Bible Camp
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!

This is the route that Jesus rode, on the back of a donkey, in fulfillment of Zechariah's prophecy, down into the Old City (note the walls) of Jerusalem during His triumphal entry. While on pilgrimage, we walked down this road with its steep incline, past the Tombs of the Prophets, and toward the church which now commemorates this moment and marks the beginning of the dramatic events to come.  
Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!  

As we join the crowds chants, hailing the coming of our King, let us prepare ourselves, to follow Jesus as we enter into the sacred mysteries which wrought the salvation of the world.

Holy Week  Schedule 

Run For the Roses!  
St. Paul's Spring Auction 
Invitations have been mailed and we are now taking RSVPs for the "Run for the Roses" fundraiser May 6th at Riverside Yacht Club.  

This year you have two options:  
reply online here or snail mail your reply card to church.  Either way, we'd love to reserve your spot today!

If you did not receive an invitation please email
All Night Watch
April 13th  
". . . Stay awake with me one hour . . . " Matthew 26:40

An important tradition during Holy Week at St. Paul's is the All Night Watch, which takes place in the Church following the stripping of the altar on Maundy Thursday evening, April 13, and concludes at sunrise (6:00 am) on Good Friday.
Consider giving one hour of your evening or early morning for individual silent prayer and contemplation in the church, keeping watch (Jesus asked his disciples to do this for him in Gethsemane). Older children and teenagers are welcome, if accompanied by a parent.
At least one "shepherd" is needed in the Waterman Library, for the 3-hours from 12 midnight to 3 am (bring a book!), so no one is alone during the night, but it would be great to have one there the whole time. 

Please sign up in Selleck Hall or email so we know who is coming.  
Celebration of New Ministry
Thursday, May 10th

  Please join us on May 10th at 7pm for a Celebration of New Ministry for The Rev. Stephanie M. Johnson.  Bishop Ian Douglas will be presiding.  A festive reception will follow in Selleck Hall.  Please be in touch with Kathy Petersen if you would like to help with the reception planning. 
Spring Cleaning?
April Birthdays
  Happy Birthday...  
  If we missed your name, please let us know so we can update our database.  Monty Awad, Mary Babcock, Jessica Baker, Sandy Banyard-Stevens, Nancy Barker, Gary Barr, Mary Blackwell, Hannah Broadhurst, Tom Broadhurst, Nicky Brown, Jacqui Brush, Gary Buonanno, Andy Burdick, Jackson Caputo, Christopher Carter, Susan Danaher, Mary Desmond, Mac Dommerich, Josh Feldmeth, Katherine Feldmeth, Noah Fine, Eric Fischer, Paula Fischer, Chris Franco, Jack Gilson, Bob Hogan, Mike Ingrassia, Debbie Innes, Anne Islan, Mary Alice Jackson, Shirley Jones, Max Kavan, Keith Kelly, Richard Kosinski, Whit Marshall, Bill Mills III, Larry Phillipps, Kathy Robinson, Diane Staab, Caroline Stafford, Joan Thakor, Christina White, Hilary Wurzbach. 
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