E-newsletter | July 25, 2018
Next Week's Calendar
Sunday, July 29:
5th Sunday - one service only @ 9:30am
8:45am: Choir Practice
9:30am: Holy Eucharist in Sanctuary
Following Service: Covered Dish Reception in Parish House

Monday, July 30:
6:00pm: Meditative Yoga in Labyrinth

Tuesday, July 31:
9:30am: Rockin' Toddlers
7:00pm: Al-Anon in library
Wednesday, August 1:
5:30pm: Evening Prayer in the Chapel

Thursday, August 2:
12:00noon: Al-Anon in library

Rachel out of office Thursday, August 2-Sunday, August 5
Upcoming Events

Join us for a backyard cookout behind he office on Wednesday, July 25th at 6:00pm. We will provide hotdogs, burgers, condiments, and buns. You provide drinks, sides, and dessert! RSVP to Rachel at stpaulcyfm@gmail.com by noon Tuesday, July 24th.

There will be a Cover Dish Celebration for Ann
following the 9:30am Service this Sunday, July 29th , in the Parish House.
(There will only be one service this Sunday.)
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
2018 Parish Retreat
Thank you to Jim Sturdivant for many years of service as Parish Retreat coordinator.
Anyone interested in joining a Parish Retreat committee, please contact Rachel at stpaulscyfm@gmail.com.
Next Week's Celebrations
July 29: Douglas Morris
August 1: Mark Stone
August 2: Kevin Murphy
August 4: Ross Canter
August 4: Ken & Laurie Love
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, 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, 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, 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 July 29, 2018
2 Kings 4:42-44
A man came from Baal-shalishah, bringing food from the first fruits to the man of God: twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. Elisha said, “Give it to the people and let them eat.” But his servant said, “How can I set this before a hundred people?” So he repeated, “Give it to the people and let them eat, for thus says the Lord, ‘They shall eat and have some left.’” He set it before them, they ate, and had some left, according to the word of the Lord.

Psalm 145:10-19
All your works praise you, O Lord, *
and your faithful servants bless you.

They make known the glory of your kingdom *
and speak of your power;

That the peoples may know of your power *
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; *
your dominion endures throughout all ages.

The Lord is faithful in all his words *
and merciful in all his deeds.

The Lord upholds all those who fall; *
he lifts up those who are bowed down.

The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, *
and you give them their food in due season.

You open wide your hand *
and satisfy the needs of every living creature.

The Lord is righteous in all his ways *
and loving in all his works.

The Lord is near to those who call upon him, *
to all who call upon him faithfully.

Ephesians 3:14-21
I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

John 6:1-21 
Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do.
Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”

When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.
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