Check out our inaugural e-Newsletter for ministry info and announcements from St. Paul's!
October 2015
  Blessing of the Animals is coming up this month! Look below for more info...
The October E-Newsletter
  Welcome to our first St. Paul's e-Newsletter! Once a month, the church office will share inspiring stories, news, photos, announcements and more to your e-mail in-box. Be sure to share with others as your e-vangelism! By the by, our newsletter needs a name. The Woodville Epistle? The Damascus Diary? 
Submit your own ideas to Rev. Ashley's new e-mail address at  B e creative!

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In this issue:
  • New e-Newletter
  • Job Listing
  • Trade Days
  • Blessing of the Animals
  • Baby Shower 
  • Instructed Eucharist
  • Lay Ministry Schedule
Seeking Part-Time Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Woodville is seeking a part-time Parish Administrator to work with our small but lively congregation as we share the light of Jesus Christ with the world. Prime candidates will be friendly and tech-savvy, with strong administrative and social network skills. Experience in church ministry work, paid or volunteer, is a must. Contact the Rev. Ashley Cook at for for information or to submit a cover letter and resume, or send to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1703 W. Bluff, Woodville, Texas, 75979.

Trade Days Oct. 15-16
 Come browse the great resale items and crafts available at Trade Days 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Oct. 15th and 16th. Lunch is $7, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and includes a hamburger, chips, and dessert. Booth spaces are available for $15. Call 409-283-3710 or 409-283-5718 to reserve your space. The Men's Group is accepting donations for their booth, and proceeds benefit their student scholarships and other ministry work.

Come to Blessing of the Animals
 Join us at 2 - 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24th for this special day celebrating our stewardship of God's creation and the blessing animals are in our lives. Come have your pet blessed and get a special certificate, enjoy contests, snacks, games and community animal-friendly booths. Bring your pets and your neighbors!

Check out last year's fun
  The River of Life Ministry teaches life skills and employment preparation to at-risk women, with a Christ-centered mission. The new class is in session. Please keep this ministry, women they serve, and our members teaching and volunteering in the house lifted in prayer.
  Hastings Baby Shower
Proud grandfather Leon Hastings gifted a beautiful new rocking chair at the shower to Charlie and Amanda Hastings for their new baby boy!
The Hastings expressed their thanks to everyone for a wonderful Baby Shower on September 19th. We are excited and ready to welcome Baby Thomas to our St. Paul's family in early November!
Instructed Eucharist
Thank you to everyone for the teamwork in offering a very enjoyable first Instructed Eucharist together - it was my first as a priest, and I found it deeply meaningful to hear the lay servers speaking of their worship ministries and both what it means, and what it means to them. It was personally very moving to share with you the rich biblical, historical foundation of our liturgy and Eucharistic Sacraments.
                                     - Rev. Ashley
  Want to get something in the November E-Newsletter? Submit items to by Monday, Oct. 19th. Thank you!