E-newsletter | October 10, 2018
The Bishop is Coming!
Sunday, October 28th
9:30am: “Meet the Bishop” in the Chapel - all are welcome to ask questions and hear from Bishop José
9:30am: Godly Play
9:30am: Youth confirmands meet with Rachel
10:30am: One Service with Confirmation
Following Service: Reception in the Commons
* please bring a snack to share
Outreach Meeting Rescheduled
The previously scheduled Outreach committee meeting has been moved to Sunday, November 11th after the 10:30am service to the library. Watch St. Paul's Cares for any further updates. We will be discussing the dispersal of our funds and the Family to Family Grocery program. All are welcome.
Jr. Warden News
The kitchen renovation has started and progress is good. Our goal is completion by December 1st. If you would like to check the work, I will be happy to unlock the doors and walk through the plans any Sunday after the 10:30am service. If that time frame does not work for you, call me 336-667-3594 and we can make other arrangements. Joe Fesperman
Casting Call

We are looking for parishioners age 0-100 to appear in a short film about St. Paul's. No on camera speaking required. You will be asked to reflect on one of the following (or similar) statements reflecting on your love of St. Paul's: 
I love St. Paul's because...
St. Paul's gives me....
Because of St. Paul's....
At St. Paul's I found...
I give _____ to St. Paul's because ____.... 
If interested, contact Rachel stpaulscyfm@gmail.com or 336-990-0291 for more information.
Upcoming Events
Stewardship is Coming!
November is the month for harvest and celebrating our blessings. During the month we’ll each be asked why we love our community, what we want to build upon and what we can give to continue God’s work in this place. 

Save-the-date November 25th 5:00 pm Harvest celebration in the Labyrinth. Music, food, raffle and fun for all ages as we wrap up stewardship. 
All Saints Day
On All Saints Day, Sunday, November 4th , we will print the names of those who have died in the last year in the bulletin. Please let us know the names of those who are dear to you who you have lost in this last year, so that we can remember them on this day. 

Email any names you would like listed to Lynne by Tuesday, October 30th at office@stpaulwilkesboro.org .
Save the Date - Youth Event
Join us as we explore how to let our own light shine when facing times of darkness in our personal lives, our community, and the world.

The cost, $136 per youth, includes lodging, meals, and program for the weekend.  Scholarships are available and can be requested during registration. 

Registration is through Campdoc and the retreat is listed as an event under Camp Henry. 
Next Week's Calendar
Sunday, October 14:
8:30am: Holy Eucharist in Chapel
9:30am: Coffee Club - Sunday School for Parents
9:30am: Sunday School - Children & Youth
9:45am: Choir Practice
10:15am: Nursery opens
10:30am: Holy Eucharist in Sanctuary
10:30am: Baptism of George Cox
10:30am: Children's Chapel
6:00pm: Youth Group meets

Monday, October 15:
5:30pm: Yoga class at Labyrinth
October 17-October 24:
Lynne out of office

Tuesday, October 16:
7:00pm: Al-Anon in library

Wednesday, October 17:
6:45pm: Choir practice
7:00pm: Dick Underwood Book Club in library

Thursday, October 18:
11:30am: Crisis Assistance
12:00noon: Al-Anon in library
Next Week's Celebrations
October 15: James Cook
October 15: Lisa CLine
October 15: Maggie Boyd
October 16: Betty Morris
October 17: Amber Wansley
October 18: Martha Morgan
October 18: Mary Southwell
October 18: Robin Shumate
October 20: Christopher Barger
October 14: Bill & Margo Hurd
October 19: Glenn & Kathie Smith
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, Wayne Boyd, Jacob Brown, Ken Canter, Billy Coles, Rancene Cook, LaMar Creasman, 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, Becky Mullins, Bertie Pardue, Jeffrey Parisi, Curtis Parker, Becky Self Phillips, Bob Skees, Ester Small, 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, Levi Walker, 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 October 14, 2018
Amos 5:6-7, 10-15
Seek the Lord and live,
or he will break out against the house of Joseph like fire,
and it will devour Bethel, with no one to quench it.
Ah, you that turn justice to wormwood,
and bring righteousness to the ground!

They hate the one who reproves in the gate,
and they abhor the one who speaks the truth.

Therefore, because you trample on the poor
and take from them levies of grain,

you have built houses of hewn stone,
but you shall not live in them;

you have planted pleasant vineyards,
but you shall not drink their wine.

For I know how many are your transgressions,
and how great are your sins—

you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe,
and push aside the needy in the gate.

Therefore the prudent will keep silent in such a time;
for it is an evil time.

Seek good and not evil,
that you may live;

and so the Lord, the God of hosts,
will be with you,
just as you have said.

Hate evil and love good,
and establish justice in the gate;

it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts,
will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Psalm 9:12-17
So teach us to number our days *
that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

Return, O Lord; how long will you tarry? *
be gracious to your servants.

Satisfy us by your loving-kindness in the morning; *
so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

Make us glad by the measure of the days that you afflicted us *
and the years in which we suffered adversity
Show your servants your works *
and your splendor to their children.

May the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us; *
prosper the work of our hands;
prosper our handiwork.

Hebrews 4:12-16
The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.

Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Mark 10:17:31   
As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.’” He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.” Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.

Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.”

Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”
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