"The SPEC"

August 4, 2022 |

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

11100 32 Mile Rd, Romeo, MI 48065



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Worship Information for Sunday, August 7, 2022

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

First Lesson:

Genesis 15:1-6


Psalm 33:12-22

Second Lesson:

Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16


Luke 12:32-40

Read the Lessons Here

Lay Worship Reader:   Nancy Hutchinson

Coffee Hour Host:  Richard and Nancy Hutchinson

Attention Vestry Members:

The next Vestry meeting will be Sunday, August 14 following the worship service. All Vestry members are encouraged to attend.

Please note phone number change, to contact Senior Warden,

Sue Kraetke 586-703-1017

The Blessing of Cool Air!

During the warm summer season, if you help by turning on the air conditioner and fan before the church service, please, also be so kind to help in turning them off after the service or asking someone to lend a hand to turn them off.  Thank you!

Help Wanted

Two Positions at our beloved St. Paul's

We are looking for a Secretary/Administrative Assistant to handle our office on a part time basis.  This position is one day per week.

Also, we are in need of a Choir Director to help bring our choir together. 

If you know of anyone who may be looking for a wonderful way to serve or would like a description of the jobs available, then, please contact Rev. Ronda Johnson 248-840-9026 or Sue Kraetke, Senior Warden 586-703-1017

Thank you!

Coming up at St. Paul's

August 28, 2022 -- Ann Decker-Beck will have a music student performance here at St Paul’s at 2:00 in the afternoon. 

We are pleased to announce that AA will resume meetings at St Paul’s on Tuesday and Saturday evenings from 7:15-9:30 PM (approximately). 

Prayers of the People
Remember these people in your prayers

Bill Himelberger, Helen, Bob L., Elaine, Bob, Angie Nadeau, Mike, Karen, Keith, Joel Mostiller, Yvonne Hawkins, Owen Clinton, Jeff Ternes, Family of Bobby Hayes, Rob, Gavin, Vanessa, Steve Watson, Ellie Stryker, Candace and Kenneth Hoke, Mark & Mary H., Penny Clay, Stephen Wright, Elizabeth Young Ridgell, Diana Hoelter, Dave Wrobleski, Stephanie Lopez and Linda Willen.

And. . .

Linda Babin and Kalle Beehler, Nancy & Scott Gregory, Stryker family, Stephanie Klakulak, Christopher, Amelia Lawson, Julia and Chris McCready, Pat Clinton, Karen & Family, Sue Frederick, Cindy House, Gary House, Christopher Wills, Sophia, Jim Stuetzer, Maryl & Darrel Head, Daryn, Donna Kit Cone, Daryn Haist, the Gotch Family, Joel Mosteller, Rose Marie Giasone, Addison Conely, Christina Mexicotte, Addison Conley, Bob Harman, Ben and Katana, Steven, Andy Steinhoff, Karon S., Paul Willen, Rob Mass, Linda Babin, Jeanne Garwood and Gary and Leanna Kavanagh.

Re: Prayer Lists: Please let us know if you or someone you know would like to be on our prayer list, or if someone needs to be added/removed. Email Submissions due on Tuesdays before 10:00 am, or add them to the list in the coffee area. When making requests, please be sure to include the person’s first and last name. Thank you!

Meetings and Such
The St. Paul’s Men’s Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 at The Office Pub.

Next Book Club Meeting is Tuesday, August 23 at 12 Noon at the home of Pat Kruizenga. The book to be discussed is “The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson.


A group of St Paul movie enthusiasts is keeping an eye on the movie marque and will soon make plans for another movie evening. Do you have a suggestion? If so, please share with Reverend Ronda or Senior Warden, Sue Kraetke. Please come and join us!

On-Line Donation

Have you tried the new on-line donation?

Simply go to our website (stpaulromeo.org) and on the top right of the screen, you will find an icon of a hand with a dollar sign in its palm. Click on that button and it will automatically direct you to a page where you can make a donation or an on-going pledge to support this ministry. Once you select where you want the monies to go, it will direct you to another screen where you can fill in the details of your bank information, your credit card or your debit card.

Need help?!? Drop us a message or give a call to the office and someone will be able to help you walk through the process as soon as possible.

You can click on the link at the top of this newsletter as well and it will take you directly to the donate page.

Outreach Opportunities

Can You Share a Little Kindness?

Too many of our older and disabled neighbors are lonely and isolated. They long for just a brief visit now and then from someone who will take the time to sit and chat.  And other families in our community are struggling to take care of a loved one at home.  For these full-time caregivers, a break to run errands, go to their own doctor appointments, or just relax for an hour is often impossible because their parent or spouse cannot be left alone.  

If you have a few hours, once or twice a month, to visit or just sit with an older or disabled adult, your gift of time will make a huge difference for our lonely and struggling neighbors.  No hands-on care or nursing experience is needed.  For more information, call the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers at (586) 757-5551 or go to ivcinfo.org for more details. 

Bill Himelberger is once again accepting returnable bottles and cans. Please leave your offerings in front of the church on the porch (if church is locked) or in the Narthex if the church is open.

Forgotten Harvest is hosting their pantry in the St. Clement parking lot, every Monday (until otherwise notified) from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, or until the food is gone. 343 S. Main Street Romeo, 586-752-9611. Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy and more. Spread the word to families in need.

SAMARITAN HOUSE NEWS: Go to Samaritan House (samaritanhousemichigan.org) for more information on how you can help including a complete list of currently needed pantry items! You can again drop off food and personal items in the plastic drop-off bins behind their facility at 62324 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48094. They continue to serve clients in this time of crisis. Hours are 10-6, Tues; 10-6 Wed; 10-4 Fri. Thank you!
There are many clients who need sugar-free, gluten-free and low sodium foods. Children's snacks are always appreciated.
Other ways to shop to help Samaritan House:
Kroger Community Rewards
Use your Kroger Plus card when making a purchase and Samaritan House will receive a percentage of your purchase total. Kroger Community Rewards - Kroger .
AmazonSmile Program
Shop at AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives. and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a percentage of your purchase price to Samaritan House. About AmazonSmile: Program details and FAQ .
Samaritan House volunteers are the BEST! God bless you! To join our wonderful team of volunteers or for more information, please call Judy at 586-336-9956. For more information on how you can help, go to: Samaritan House (samaritanhousemichigan.org)

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