E-newsletter | July 24th, 2019
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wilkesboro, NC
336.667.4231 office@stpaulwilkesboro.org
TONIGHT @ 7pm:

Join us for evening prayer and fellowship in the Coventry Chapel.

Bring a chair, beverage of choice, and a snack to share.


*Rain location is the Commons*

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The Underwood Book Club will meet in the Parish House tonight at 6:00pm.
Friday Evening Arts Camp Showcase!

Join us this Friday evening in the Sanctuary at 6:00pm for a special Arts Camp Showcase. The children will perform and adaptation of the book Who is my Neighbor, sing beautiful songs, and their artwork will be on display in the Commons.

We look forward to sharing what we have learned about being neighbors with you!

Rachel Minick
Director of Youth Ministries and Community Engagement
North Wilkesboro Housing will be hosting their 6th annual Back to School Bash on August 6, 2019  at the Stone Center in North Wilkesboro from 4:00-5:30 pm.
As a partner agency, we hope to share some back to school wishes and supplies with our neighbors.
Volunteers are needed to help children make backpack tags, run post-it note prayer wall, and help represent our many ministries of St. Paul's. Contact Rachel for more information!
 
At the event the children will be outfitted with backpacks filled with the necessary supplies to start their school off right. We are asking for donations of tissues for students to pick up and take to their classroom on the first day of school. Please leave donations of tissues in the wagon in the Commons! Thank you!
T-Shirts are here!
Stop by the office any day 9:00am-5:00pm to pick them up!

If you missed the initial order, but would like to order a shirt, contact Vanessa in the office.

$20 for adults sizes (including long sleeves!)
$15 for kids sizes
Please check the Sunday Servants schedule on our website and make arrangements for coverage if you are not available.
Thank you!
July 21st, 2019
Sunday Sermon:
Rev. Dn. Susan Whittington
Birthdays:
29- Douglas Morris


Anniversaries:
None this week
Prayer List
Please remember in your prayers: All who are ill or unemployed and those who are on our prayer list.
Illness
Jim Andrews, Ken Asel, Joe Barber, Pam Baugh, Dot Beamon, David Blair, Nancy Blair, Connor Bosson, Wayne Boyd, Jacob Brown, Ken Canter, Billy Coles, Rancene Cook, LaMar Creasman, Ann Davis, Mike Duncan, Becky Forester, Craig Freas, Ernestine Freas, Gail Gattis, Mike Graf, Ruth Gray, Edward C. Griffith III, Peggy Harris, Janet Hartzog, Larry Hendley, Margo Hurd, Steve Jackson, John Jacobson, Joan Knox, Maggie McCann, Susan McManus, Ann McNeill, Doug Merritt, Donna Moore, Tom and Penny Musson, Bertie Pardue, Henry Preimesberger, Bob Skees, Carolyn Stephens, Ryan Rigby, Marie Waddell, Robin Walsh, Bob Webber, Reba Whittington, Bob Will, 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.

Please send to the church office the addresses of troops with connections to
office@stpaulwilkesboro.org , especially those abroad.
The Lessons Appointed for Use on the
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Hosea 1:2-10

When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, "Go, take for yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord." So he went and took Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.
And the Lord said to him, "Name him Jezreel; for in a little while I will punish the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel."
She conceived again and bore a daughter. Then the Lord said to him, "Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have pity on the house of Israel or forgive them. But I will have pity on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the Lord their God; I will not save them by bow, or by sword, or by war, or by horses, or by horsemen."
When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son. Then the Lord said, "Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not my people and I am not your God."
Yet the number of the people of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, which can be neither measured nor numbered; and in the place where it was said to them, "You are not my people," it shall be said to them, "Children of the living God."


Psalm 85

1 You have been gracious to your land, O Lord, *
you have restored the good fortune of Jacob.
2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people *
and blotted out all their sins.
3 You have withdrawn all your fury *
and turned yourself from your wrathful indignation.
4 Restore us then, O God our Savior; *
let your anger depart from us.
5 Will you be displeased with us for ever? *
will you prolong your anger from age to age?
6 Will you not give us life again, *
that your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us your mercy, O Lord, *
and grant us your salvation.
8 I will listen to what the Lord God is saying, *
for he is speaking peace to his faithful people
and to those who turn their hearts to him.
9 Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him, *
that his glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth have met together; *
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth shall spring up from the earth, *
and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed grant prosperity, *
and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before him, *
and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.


Luke 11:1-13
Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
And do not bring us to the time of trial."
And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, `Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.' And he answers from within, `Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.' I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.
"So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

Registration information can be found on our website:
*scholarships available for all summer programs*
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