The First Sunday after Pentecost
Trinity Sunday
Father's Day
June 16, 2019
Sunday June 16

8:00 Holy Eucharist, Rite One

9:15 Adult Forum- Canoeing the Mountains

10:30 Holy Eucharist, Rite Two
Children's Chapel

Service participants/weekly calendars

Scripture Readings
Our love and sympathy are extended
to the family and friends of
Marian Simpson
who died on June 7

Marian's funeral will be
at St. Andrew's on Saturday June 15 at 11:00


Let light perpetual shine upon her, O Lord.

Congratulations to Helen Mitchell who was Received into the Episcopal Church during a service at Bruton Parish last Sunday. Helen is pictured above to the left of Bishop Magness, along with the others who were Confirmed or Received that day.
A Word about the Dismissal: Saving up our Alleluias for next Easter…
Did you know that the rubrics of The Book of Common Prayer call for a limited use of the word Alleluia in seasons other than Easter? If you look at the rubrics on pages 340 or 366, you’ll see that the words Alleluia, alleluia are to be added to dismissals only in the 50 days from Easter through the Day of Pentecost. That’s why our clergy add them to the dismissal only in Easter season and not all year through.

Why would the BCP limit the use of Alleluia in such a way? My guess is that saving it up for use only during the 50 days of Easter marks Easter as the exceptional, priceless, ultimate season that it is. We made unfettered use of the joyous word throughout those 50 days, and now we restrain ourselves so that we may celebrate more fully when Easter circles around again.  

Other parts of our service, including hymns and the “Fraction Anthem” at the breaking of the bread will still contain alleluias, except in Lent. But for now, let us lovingly store up our alleluias at the dismissal until our Easter celebrations in the year to come.
Safe Church training is June 25 - please register at this link:
There will be Safe Church training at St. Andrew’s led by Lynn Farlin from the Diocese of Southern Virginia on Tuesday June 25 from 6 to 7:30 PM. The class is open to anyone in a leadership role or who works with children or adults in any capacity. If your certification is expiring this year this is a great opportunity to renew your certificate. If you're not sure whether or not you need to take it, or if you have taken it in the past but aren't sure if you are due for renewal, email the Rev. Lorna Williams.
Summer Liturgies
Dear friends,
A blessing and a challenge of liturgical worship is that the words of the service become so familiar. The blessing is that those familiar words can be a source of great comfort, an anchor in the midst of life’s changes and uncertainty. The challenge is that familiar words sometimes become stale, so well-known to us that we no longer truly hear what they are saying.

During worship this summer, we will be exploring some prayers and liturgies that differ from what we typically use in our worship during the “program year” (September through May). At the 8:00 AM service, we will pray Eucharistic Prayer I instead of Eucharistic Prayer II. At the 10:30 service, we will incorporate wording from an Episcopal resource called Enriching Our Worship, and toward the end of the summer we will use the service of Holy Eucharist from the New Zealand Prayer Book. If you are paying close attention (and I hope you will be!), you may notice slight differences in the wording of the Nicene Creed: the dropping of the phrase “and the Son,” which invites us into a centuries-old theological debate about the nature of the Trinity.

My hope is that these less familiar and perhaps unexpected words will catch your attention and invite you into fresh and deeper understandings of Jesus, who is himself the Word. In the words we hear and speak in worship this summer, may we indeed hear anew what the Spirit is saying to God’s people. -Anne
New adult forum begins this Sunday - Canoeing the Mountains
June 16 - July 28 (except July 7)
Dawn Edquist and Al Roby will facilitate a summertime discussion of the book Canoeing the MountainsThe study will be held between services in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15.  

The book, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, compares the experience of Lewis and Clark—who were completely unequipped to tackle the Rocky Mountains and yet somehow managed to find a way through—with the situation of the Church today, where leaders tend to keep trying old strategies in this new and unfamiliar territory.  

You don't have to have the book to be a part of the class, but reading it is highly recommended. It is available on amazon.com for about $16 (or $13 for Kindle).
Fellowship luncheon: RSVP by Monday
Our final Fellowship Luncheon until the fall will be on Wednesday, June 19 at noon in the Parish Hall. Please call 595-0371 or reply to this email by noon on June 17 to make your reservation. Many thanks to Mary Gibson Waddill and her team of volunteers for the great luncheons this year.
St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church
Invites everyone to come

Last Sunday service
July 14 at 10:30 am

Closing service
Saturday July 20
11:00 am

I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was
homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me
clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came
to me. I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to
someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me. Matthew 25:34
Vacation Bible School
We are going to have two VBS Mini Days – Joyous July on Tuesday, July 16 and Awesome August on Thursday, August 22! More details about these two fun days will be forthcoming. However, if you would like to help with crafts, games, music, refreshments on either or both of these days, please contact the Rev. Lorna Williams (lornawilliams.saec@gmail.com or 595-0371) at your earliest convenience. If you would like to download the form, c lick here for the registration forms for both Volunteers and Students. Paper copies are also available in the rack outside of the office.
LEM, Lector, and LEV (Lay Eucharistic Visitors) Training
Please mark your calendars for 11:45 AM on Sunday, June 30 for a training/refresher session in the Parish Hall. All new and continuing LEMs, LEVs and lectors should plan to attend. Please note the time change.