E-newsletter | August 8, 2018
Next Week's Calendar

Meet the Canon
Please come to a Coffee Chat with the Rev. Canon Augusta Anderson between service on Sunday morning, August 12th. Light refreshments will be served.
Sunday, August 12:
8:30am: Holy Eucharist in Chapel with The Rev. Cannon Augusta Anderson
9:45am: Choir Practice
10:15am: Nursery opens in lower level of the main Sanctuary
10:30am: Holy Eucharist in Sanctuary with
The Rev.Cannon Augusta Anderson

The Outreach committee meeting scheduled for this Sunday has been rescheduled to the second Sunday in September (9/9) to allow time to be with Rev. Augusta Anderson from the bishop's office. Our previously planned BBQ fundraiser to be held in Sept has also been postponed until a future date.
Monday, August 13:
6:00pm: Meditative Yoga in Labyrinth

Tuesday, August 14:
9:30am: Rockin' Toddlers
6:00pm: Fiscal Affairs meeting
7:00pm: Al-Anon in library

Thursday, August 16:
9:30am: Garden Club
11:30am: Crisis Assistance in Parish House
12:00noon: Al-Anon in library
Upcoming Events
SPLASH!
Youth grades 6-12 are invited to join Rachel on  August 19th for Splash 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. 
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
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.
crayons
pencils
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
Birthdays:
August 12-Alyson Curley
August 12-Maggie Shupe
August 13-Joe Hilton
August 16-Nancy Scroggs
August 18-Ann Graves
August 18-Ricky Brockner
Anniversaries:
August 14-Bill & Karen McElwee
August 17-Whit & Jeanne Loflin
August 17-Doug & Bonnie Merritt
August 18-David & Gwen Temple
August 18-Joe & Sarah Fesperman
Prayer List
Please remember in your prayers: All those who are ill or unemployed. All those who are on our prayer list.
Illness
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 12, 2018
1 Kings 19:4-8
Elijah went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the broom tree and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel touched him and said to him, “Get up and eat.” He looked, and there at his head was a cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. He ate and drank, and lay down again. The angel of the Lord came a second time, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.” He got up, and ate and drank; then he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

Psalm 34:1-8
I will bless the Lord at all times; *
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

I will glory in the Lord; *
let the humble hear and rejoice.

Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; *
let us exalt his Name together.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me *
and delivered me out of all my terror.

Look upon him and be radiant, *
and let not your faces be ashamed.

I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me *
and saved me from all my troubles.

The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, *
and he will deliver them.

Taste and see that the Lord is good; *
happy are they who trust in him!

Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
John 6:35, 41-51      
Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 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.”
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