E-newsletter | November 6th, 2019
Grow with Us!

Stewardship kicks off Nov. 10 th  and runs until Dec. 1 st . Look for packets in the commons and help us grow in 2020.
Call for Artwork!

Share your artistic talents on our bulletin this Advent season. Below are links to the readings for each week. If you are inspired and interested in creating a piece of art, please contact Rachel for more information!

Wednesday, November 13th
Holy Eucharist with healing at 5:30 pm
Chez Paul at 6:00pm

Chez Paul will be catered by Brushy Mountain Smoke House next Wednesday featuring BBQ, baked beans, slaw, hush puppies, and dessert. The cost is $8 adults and $4 for children. Sign up in the Commons or by calling the office.

Save the Date: December 11th : Christmas Party at 6:00pm - church will supply the ham, parishioners to bring sides and sweets. Holy Eucharist with healing at 5:30pm
Youth Group Notes:

  • Our teen girls have been invited to the home of Bert and Tiffany Young this Friday for a Bible Journaling small group from 4:00-5:30pm. Email Rachel for directions and details!

  • Middle and High School Youth Group will meet this Sunday at 5:30pm in the Youth Room below the Sanctuary. Look for details in an email from Rachel on Friday!
ECW will meet Monday November 11th at noon.

Please bring something simple to share for lunch. Our program will be presented by Scott Jesse who will speak about the recent historical research done on St. Paul’s and books that have recently been given to our church library. Final plans for our annual Bake Sale/Bazaar on November 24 will also be discussed.

Hope to see you there! Betty Morris & Gwen Temple
High School Fall Conference
Nov 15 – Nov 17
Valle Crucis Conference Center

High School Conference is coming up! I am looking forward to a weekend in the mountains with youth from across Diocese of WNC. Conference weekend is November 15-17th at Valle Crucis Conference Center.
Scholarships are available. Please let Rachel know if your youth are interested in attending! 
Family to Family Grocery Packing Event

On Sunday, November 17th , please join us in the Parish House between services to help package special Family to Family grocery bags to be distributed to our neighbors in need prior to Thanksgiving.

Grocery bags will be distributed through our Assistance Ministry and directly to families in need who have children who will be out of school for a week during Thanksgiving Break.

Our packaging will coincide with breakfast, so bring your appetite and helping hands! Children and Youth Sunday School will not meet this day.

If you are able to help pick up the bulk order of groceries and set up on the morning of Friday, November 15th,
please email or call Rachel !
Sunday- November 17th

The first shift begins at 7:00am and we could use some help with prep, cooking, serving, and cleanup will be appreciated. No help will be turned away!

If you are able to help, contact David Shupe (call or text 336-466-4426) OR sign up in the Commons!

We look forward to serving breakfast from 8:30-10:15 on Sunday, November 17th! 

Thank you, 
Men of St. Paul's
Please check the Sunday Servants schedule on our website and make arrangements for coverage if you are not available.
Thank you!
Sunday Sermon
Rev. Kedron Nicholson
12- Cole Huskey
12- James Nicholson
13- Bill Hurd
14- Keyonii Staley
16- Gwen Temple

None this week.
Prayer Requests

Prayer requests can be made online
or by calling the office during regular office hours.

Bulletins are printed on Wednesday mornings and requests submitted after that time will not be in the printed bulletin for that week, but may still be spoken. Prayer requests received by noon on Tuesdays will be included in the weekly e-newsletter.
Prayer List

Please remember in your prayers: All who are ill or unemployed and those who are on our prayer list.
Jim Andrews, Ken Asel, Joe Barber, Pam Baugh, Dot Beamon, Betty Blevins, Connor Bosson, Jacob Brown, Ron Canter, Tom Carnes, Billy Coles, Rancene Cook, LaMar Creasman, Ann Davis, Jackie Davis, Mike Duncan, Becky Forester, Craig Freas, Ernestine Freas, Mike Graf, Ruth Gray, Edward C. Griffith III, Kaye Hall, Janet Hartzog, Larry Hendley, Margo Hurd, Steve Jackson, Pete Mann, Maggie McCann, Ann McNeill, Doug Merritt, Gus Newton, Emory Violet Miller, Marty Moore, Tom and Penny Musson, Bertie Pardue, Ryan Rigby, Bob Skees, Carolyn Stephens, Fanny Triplett, Marie Waddell, Robin Walsh, Bob Webber, 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, William Grant, Edward C. Griffith IV, Jacob B. Hall, Brandon Moore, Russ Necessary, Zach Necessary, John W. Pardue, Charlie & Lauren Pendry, Adam Pinkerton, Philip Southwell, Mark Stone, Patrick Szvetitz, Jackson Triplett, Levi Walker, Jason Westmeyer, Nathan Wyatt, and all others who serve in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world.
The Lessons Appointed for Use on
All Saints Day
Job 19:23-27a
Job said,
"O that my words were written down!
O that they were inscribed in a book!
O that with an iron pen and with lead
they were engraved on a rock forever!
For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and that at the last he will stand upon the earth;
and after my skin has been thus destroyed,
then in my flesh I shall see God,
whom I shall see on my side,
and my eyes shall behold, and not another."

Psalm 17:1-9

1 Hear my plea of innocence, O Lord;
give heed to my cry; *
listen to my prayer, which does not come from lying lips.
2 Let my vindication come forth from your presence; *
let your eyes be fixed on justice.
3 Weigh my heart, summon me by night, *
melt me down; you will find no impurity in me.
4 I give no offense with my mouth as others do; *
I have heeded the words of your lips.
5 My footsteps hold fast to the ways of your law; *
in your paths my feet shall not stumble.
6 I call upon you, O God, for you will answer me; *
incline your ear to me and hear my words.
7 Show me your marvelous loving-kindness, *
O Savior of those who take refuge at your right hand
from those who rise up against them.
8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; *
hide me under the shadow of your wings,
9 From the wicked who assault me, *
from my deadly enemies who surround me.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as though from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord is already here. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one destined for destruction. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God. Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you?
But we must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth. For this purpose he called you through our proclamation of the good news, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letter.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word.

Luke 20:27-38
Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and asked him a question, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; then the second and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her."
Jesus said to them, "Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage; but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. Indeed they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection. And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive."
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