E-newsletter | August 1st, 2019
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wilkesboro, NC
336.667.4231 office@stpaulwilkesboro.org
Back to School Bash
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 a box 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 by Sunday, August 4th!

Thank you!
Join us in the Commons this Sunday between services for Coffee Hour. Please bring a coffee hour snack to share.
SPLASH for Diocesan youth
For youth grades 6-12.
Join us for an afternoon of fun on Lake Ridgecrest!

Fun, games, and lunch will be provided. Cost: $10, pay at event.
RSVP to Rachel by August 13th!

RSVP at: https://form.jotform.com/diocesewnc/SPLASH
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Assistan ce Volunteer Meeting on August 27th
Crisis & Step Ahead volunteers are invited to gather August 27th at 10:00am in the Parish House. We will hear from Hospitality House about ways we can help our neighbors especially as winter approaches.

Please check the Sunday Servants schedule on our website and make arrangements for coverage if you are not available.
Thank you!
Birthdays:
4 - Ross Canter
5 - Randall Faw
5 - George Forester
6 - Bill Harris
7 - Tonya Bottomley
7 - William Locke Griffith
8 - Fern Brinkley

Anniversaries:
4 - Ken & Laurie Love
5 - Paul & Susan Hubbard
5 - Wes & Jeri Martin
8 - Jeff & Cindy Smith
9 - Mike & Jean Adams
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, June Canter, Ken Canter, Ron Canter, Billy Coles, Rancene Cook, LaMar Creasman, Ann Davis, Mike Duncan, Becky Forester, Buddy 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, Becky Mullins, Tom and Penny Musson, Bertie Pardue, Bob Skees, Carolyn Stephens, Ryan Rigby, Marie Waddell, Robin Walsh, Bob Webber, Reba Whittington, 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
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Hosea 11:1-11

When Israel was a child, I loved him,
and out of Egypt I called my son.
The more I called them,
the more they went from me;
they kept sacrificing to the Baals,
and offering incense to idols.
Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
I took them up in my arms; 
but they did not know that I healed them.
I led them with cords of human kindness,
with bands of love.
I was to them like those
who lift infants to their cheeks. 
I bent down to them and fed them.
They shall return to the land of Egypt,
and Assyria shall be their king,
because they have refused to return to me.
The sword rages in their cities,
it consumes their oracle-priests, 
and devours because of their schemes.
My people are bent on turning away from me.
To the Most High they call, 
but he does not raise them up at all.
How can I give you up, Ephraim?
How can I hand you over, O Israel?
How can I make you like Admah?
How can I treat you like Zeboiim?
My heart recoils within me;
my compassion grows warm and tender.
I will not execute my fierce anger;
I will not again destroy Ephraim;
for I am God and no mortal,
the Holy One in your midst,
and I will not come in wrath.
They shall go after the Lord,
who roars like a lion;
when he roars,
his children shall come trembling from the west.
They shall come trembling like birds from Egypt,
and like doves from the land of Assyria; 
and I will return them to their homes, says the Lord.
Psalm 107:1-9, 43

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, *
and his mercy endures for ever.
2 Let all those whom the Lord has redeemed proclaim *
that he redeemed them from the hand of the foe.
3 He gathered them out of the lands; *
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.
4 Some wandered in desert wastes; *
they found no way to a city where they might dwell.
5 They were hungry and thirsty; *
their spirits languished within them.
6 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, *
and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He put their feet on a straight path *
to go to a city where they might dwell.
8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his mercy *
and the wonders he does for his children.
9 For he satisfies the thirsty *
and fills the hungry with good things.
43 Whoever is wise will ponder these things, *
and consider well the mercies of the Lord.

Luke 12:13-21

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me." But he said to him, "Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?" And he said to them, "Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions." Then he told them a parable: "The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, `What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?' Then he said, `I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, `Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.' But God said to him, `You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God."
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