E-newsletter | August 15, 2018
The Vestry, with Wardens Connie and Joe, would like to make a very exciting announcement this Sunday, August 19th, at both services concerning our transition process. 
We hope to see you there!
Next Week's Calendar
Sunday, August 19:
8:30am: Holy Eucharist in Chapel with The Rev. John Shields
9:45am: Choir Practice
10:15am: Nursery opens in lower level of the main Sanctuary
10:30am: Holy Eucharist in Sanctuary with
The Rev. John Shields
11:45am: Vestry meeting in Parish House
The Men’s Breakfast will be served this Sunday from 8:00-10:15am in the Parish House and will be cooked and served by the men of St. Paul’s. Come join your fellow parishioners for delicious food and fellowship.
Following Service: SPLASH!!
Youth grades 6-12 are invited to join Rachel from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. We will leave following the 10:30am service and return to the church by 7:30pm.  Join for an afternoon of fun on Lake Ridgecrest at Camp Ridgecrest located near Black Mountain, NC. Fun, games, and lunch will be provided. Cost: $10, pay at event.

Monday, August 20:
6:00pm: Meditative Yoga in Labyrinth

Tuesday, August 21:
7:00pm: Al-Anon in library

Thursday, August 22:
11:30am: Crisis Assistance in Parish House
12:00noon: Al-Anon in library
Eagle Scout Award
A ll are invited to celebrate Charlie Lankford’s Eagle
Scout Ceremony and Dedicate his St. Paul’s Episcopal Church History scout project plaque installed outside of St. Paul’s Historic Chapel.

Sunday, August 19th at 4:00pm , a short ceremony and lunch will be in the Parish House. RSVPs are welcome for food count (BBQ chicken and all the fixings).

Jennifer & Arthur Lankford  704-256-7767  or text  336-262-9747
Upcoming Events
Back to School Blessing!
Students, teachers, and school employees are invited to bring a school item to be blessed (backpack, notebook, lanyard) on Sunday, August 26th during our worship services. 

If you are able, please bring school supply donations to be blessed and distributed to local schools.
colored pencils
glue sticks
composition books
pocket folders
Save the Date - Youth Events
September 28-30  – Beginning in the Middle – Middle school retreat at Valle Crucis Conference Center 
November 16-18  – High School Conference at Valle Crucis Conference Center
2018 National Acolyte Festival
Saturday, October 6
Come one, come all! Join acolytes from across the United States for a festival Holy Eucharist with re-dedication of service. Bring your processional crosses, banners, torches, thuribles, flags and streamers for a festive procession of acolytes, clergy and vergers.

Afternoon workshops offer enrichment and instruction, and tours grant up-close views of the magnificent National Cathedral! Enjoy a picnic lunch, mingle with other participants, greet old friends and make new ones. Don’t miss this premier event of its kind!

Anyone interested in attending this year's National Acolyte Festival, please contact Rachel by August 30th. Thank you!
Next Week's Celebrations
August 19-John Harwell
August 19-Tana Myers
August 21-Evelyn Southwell
August 22-Lani Cook
August 24-Cassie Stone
August 24-Rik Absher
August 25-Marietta Carroll
August 25-Donald Curley
None this week
Prayer List
Please remember in your prayers: All those who are ill or unemployed. All those who are on our prayer list.
Rik Absher, Carol Ambrose, Jim Andrews, Joe Barber, Ken Canter, Rancene Cook, LaMar Creasman, Presiding Bishop Curry, Ann Davis, Ernestine Freas, Gail Gattis, Mike Graf, Ruth Gray, Edward C. Griffith III, Janet Hartzog, Gerald Hendley, Larry Hendley, Margo Hurd, Steve Jackson, John Jacobson, Pat Jones, Joan Knox, Maggie McCann, Kay McCloskey, Susan McManus, Ann McNeill, Donna Moore, Bertie Pardue, Jeffrey Parisi, Curtis Parker, Bob Skees, Ester Small, Duane Smith, Carolyn Stephens, Marie Waddell, Robin Walsh, Dick Whittington, and Cole Younger.
Armed Forces
Let us pray for the safety of all our troops , especially Rob Beauchaine, Matthew Cage, Alex Cline, Philip Cooney, Karl Duerk, Mike Earley, William Grant, Edward C. Griffith IV, Jacob B. Hall, Jonathan Johnson, Brandon Moore, Russ Necessary, Charlie & Lauren Pendry, Adam Pinkerton, Philip Southwell, Mark Stone, Patrick Szvetitz, Jackson Triplett, Nathan Wyatt, and all others who serve in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout
the world.

Please send to the church office the addresses of troops with connections to office@stpaulwilkesboro.org , especially those abroad.
Readings: The Liturgy of the Word for August 19, 2018
Proverbs 9:1-6
Wisdom has built her house,
she has hewn her seven pillars.
She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed
her wine,
she has also set her table.
She has sent out her servant-girls, she calls
from the highest places in the town,
“You that are simple, turn in here!”
To those without sense she says,
“Come, eat of my bread
and drink of the wine I have mixed.
Lay aside immaturity, and live,
and walk in the way of insight.”

Psalm 34:9-14
Fear the Lord, you that are his saints, *
for those who fear him lack nothing.

The young lions lack and suffer hunger, *
but those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good.

Come, children, and listen to me; *
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Who among you loves life *
and desires long life to enjoy prosperity?

Keep your tongue from evil-speaking *
and your lips from lying words.

Turn from evil and do good; *
seek peace and pursue it.

Ephesians 5:15-20
Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 6:51-58  
Jesus said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”
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