St. Paul's Episcopal Church   Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

"Making friends while serving God"

The week of April 30-May 6, 2018  
Love one another 
Acts10:44-48, Psalm 98
1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17

The vineyard imagery continues in this Sunday's Gospel. Jesus is the vine, we are the fruit. Our Gospel reading concludes with two vital statements. The first is, "...I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name." The second is, "I am giving you these commands so that you may love o
This week's lessons 
ne another."
These statements are connected just as we are connected to Jesus. If we bear fruit, as Jesus assures us we do and will, then we seek the will and the kingdom of God. In that case what we pray for will be of a godly and not a human nature. It won't be something indulgent or self-serving. What we ask for will be granted because it will in part fulfill the will of the Almighty.
That second statement reminds us that we are called to love one another. And that doesn't just mean us. It means you and the "other," and it means me and the "other." Because in God's kingdom there is no "other." We are all to be one.

'In Service to God & You'
This week's helpers


Server:            Maria Bell


Lectors:           Rose Marie Proctor

                        Tom Walker


Litanist:           Pete Bedrossian



Organist:         Maris Kristapsons


Acolytes:         Shawn Prater-Lee

   Jordan Rosborough

   Ben Rosborough


Lectors:           Marjorie Marks

                        Judith Mizell


Litanist:           Mark Debald


Usher:             Dewy Clarke

                        Mark Debald


Altar Guild:      Hyacinth & Daphne


Greeters:         Rose Marie Proctor

                        Alexis Plain                  

P A R I S H  N E W S

     What Happened To The Three Red Sanctuary Lamps?
If you have been a sharp - eyed observer of St. Paul's you may have noticed that the three lamps hanging over space between the choir and the altar are missing. OK, maybe you have not noticed, but the three lamps are indeed gone from that space. They have been taken down as they were dripping wax on the carpet.   A mystery no longer!
                                                              --Pete Bedrossian, Formation Committee Chair

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 Mark your calendars



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Saturday, May 5
Woman to Woman "Better You" Empowerment Conference by Women: CAN WE TALK?
2:00p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Registration is not required but recommended.
Beulah Baptist Church (92 Catharine Street,
For more information, contact C. Diane Ruffin at
May 6
Mitzvah Day 2018
(Community Day of Service)
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Congregation Schomre Israel (18 Park Avenue, Poughkeepsie)
For more information and to choose a project, visit
Tuesday, May 8
100 Cups of Coffee Community Gathering
(DCIC is a co-sponsor of this event)
6:00p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Family Partnership Center, Cafeteria, Lower Level (29 N. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie)
For more information, contact the Commission on Human Rights at or (845) 486-2169
Tuesday, May 8
"Towards a Catholic Christianity: An Ecumenical Discussion" with author, Dr. Michael McCarthy
7:00p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Nativity Center, St. Martin de Porres Church (118 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie)
Dr. McCarthy is an emeritus professor of philosophy at Vassar College.
Thursday, May 10
DCIC Interfaith Story Circle: First Annual Sermon Slam
7:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Vassar Temple (140 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie)
For more information, contact Muriel Horowitz at
Thursday May 17
"Pastoral Care With Veterans and Their Families"
Free Training for Clergy by The Department of Veterans Affairs VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System Chaplain Service
12:00 p.m.
Castle Point VA Campus, Multi-Purpose Room
Building 18 (41 Castle Point Road, Wappingers Falls)
To pre-register, contact Beatrice Riel at
(845) 831-2000 ext. 5408 by May 10th


3       Aidan Curtis                                                7     Kataleya Mayorga                                    

         Robin Porter                                               8     Claudette Tucker

7       Carolyn Dewald                                        20     Richlina Angel Hodge

         Clifford Clarke                                                   Jorge Santos Jr.

         Christina Hope Prater-Lee                        22    Shiann Mayorga Cash

         Frances Rogers                                        25    Theresa Butler

8       Bruce Wolven                                           27     Mark Goodwin

11     Mary Wethington                                               Bert Mazzuto

12     Kimberly Zeleznik                                              Velma Pusey

15     Joanna Frang                                            30     Debbie Pitcher


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St. Paul's Episcopal Church-Poughkeepsie

 LEVAS-II        12       We're marching to Zion
1982                 400     All creatures of our God and King
1982                 593     Lord, make us servants of your peace
1982                 492     Sing ye faithful, sing with gladness
HYMN INFORMATION: All creatures of our God and King is based on a "laude" (a popular Italian spiritual song for religious gatherings outside of the liturgy) authored by Saint Francis of Assisi almost 800 years ago. His "Song of Brother Sun and of All Creatures," also known as "Canticle of the Sun," is generally considered to be one of the earliest literary works written in the Italian language, expressing the basic unity of all creation and Francis' unqualified love of all creatures, great and small. Early in the 20th century, English rector William Henry Draper freely versified the hymn in English, personifying the animals and calling on them to join in God's praise. Rev. Draper paired the text with a 17th century German Catholic tune, Lasst uns Erfreuen, which had recently been rediscovered and arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams for the hymn "Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones," which we also often sing.

April 30 - May 6, 2018

MON 30           7:30am AA Meeting;                       
                         6:30pm NA Meeting "Journey to Recovery";                                             
TUE 1               10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Small Blessings Thrift Shop;  
WED 2                7:30am AA Meeting;  
                          10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Small Blessings Thrift Shop;
THUR 3             10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Thrift Shop;
                           6pm Evening Prayer, Evangelism/Outreach;
FRI 4                  7:30am AA meeting;
SAT 5                  10am Morning Prayer, Buildings & Grounds Mtg;
                           11am Block Clean-Up;
                            3pm NA Meeting "Men do Recover";
                            3pm PH Private Party Event;
SUN 6               8am Rite I
                          8:45am Lessons' Discussion;
                          9:30am Choir practice;  
            10am Rite II- Anointing & Laying of Hands
            10am Sunday School;
            11:15am Coffee Hour; 
            11:45am Hospitality


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