E-newsletter | October 2nd, 2019
Women's Book Study begins today!

We will meet from 12:00-1:00pm at Canter Construction.

No need to read any for this week. Join us!

Questions? Call the church office 336.667.4231

Bring your lunch if you like!
FIRST FRUITS- Sunday, October 6th

Music at 8:30am service
Join us in the Commons for Coffee Hour between the services.
Bring a coffee hour snack to share!
Birthday and Anniversary Blessings.
Cash offering will be shared evenly (unless otherwise marked) to help our neighbors through our Crisis Assistance and Step Ahead Ministries.
This Sunday- Calling All Creatures Great and Small!
This year, in celebration of the Feast Day of St. Francis, we will celebrate with a Community Pet Blessing at Wilkesboro Commons on Sunday, October 6th at 4:00pm .

If you have not witnessed pet blessings before, you are in for a WONDERFUL treat - it is marvelous chaos! We are happy to partner with Wilkesboro United Methodist Church, a local girl scout troop, Wilkes Rescue Group, Waggles, and Peek-a-Boo's Pet Sitting. Bring your furred, feathered, and scaled babies or pick up a Blessing to Go!  We'll have treats! For the safety and comfort of all pets, we ask that you bring them in a carrier or on a leash.
The Dick Underwood Book Club  this fall will read Garry Wills "Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America." This is not a book about the Civil War battle, but a careful, examination of the Gettysburg Address in its full context. The address is in many ways a religious document, drawing on Transcendental ideas delivered with an eye on the oratory of the Greek Revival. Wills ' study describes Civil War era attitudes toward death and sacrifice and how to honor both. Wills also shows how Lincoln's words reshaped our views of the country and what the war would mean for us. 

We meet in the Parish House at 7pm on Wednesdays. If you are interested I can still order a book for you. Contact Scott Jessee at  jessees1949@gmail.com . We will be happy to have you join us!
Clothing Assistance Needs:
We could use the following items for our Clothing Closet - blankets, towels, wash cloths, and men and women’s tennis shoes in good condition.
Also, men’s pants (casual) size 34 36 and 38.
Thank you!
Hurricane Dorian Recovery Mission Trip

If you have any interest in traveling to the coast of NC to help with a quick down and back trip to help with disaster work (from mucking out and spraying flooded homes to repairing wind-damaged or flooded homes) please contact Rachel via email or by calling the office ASAP!

The center we will work with has sleeping quarters, showers, and a kitchen so the cost to volunteer will be minimal.
Everyone is welcome to join the ECW at our October meeting on Monday, October 14th at 12noon in the Parish House. Please bring your own bag lunch. We will have a special guest presenter and discuss our annual fundraiser, the bazaar and bake sale. Please join us!
October Chez Paul Schedule!

Save the dates:
October 16th
October 30th
at 6:00pm

Stay tuned for details!
Christ the Liberator will have a fall Vespers service on October 5th at 5:00pm in the Chapel.
The annual ECW Bake Sale and Bazaar will be held on Sunday November 24th.

We would like to sell in addition to your baked goods, any craft items that you make (pottery, knitted or crocheted items, jewelry new or used, art work, woodwork etc).

Please be thinking of what you would be willing to make to donate to the sale. This is the only fundraiser that ECW has for the year!

More information coming soon! Mark your calendars!
Please check the Sunday Servants schedule on our website and make arrangements for coverage if you are not available.
Thank you!
The usher rotation schedules have been added to the website: https://stpaulwilkesboro.org/e-news-and-schedules
Sunday Sermon: Sunday, September 29th
Rev. Carl Elledge
Oct. 9 - Amy Will   
Oct. 9 - Thomas Will
Oct. 11 - Glenn Smith
Oct. 12 - Rosa Jolly

Oct. 11 - Bert & Sandra Hall 
Prayer Requests

The office is in the process of implementing a more efficient and accurate way to maintain an updated prayer list and spoken prayer cycle. New prayer requests can be made online at  www.stpaulwilkesboro.org/prayers
or by calling the office during regular office hours.

Please take a moment to review the prayer list below and notify the office with any updates or changes that need to be made. When new prayer requests are submitted for spoken prayers, they will be added into the Prayers of the People cycle for up to 3 weeks.

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, Wayne Boyd, Jacob Brown, Ken Canter, Ron 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, Kaye Hall, Peggy Harris, Janet Hartzog, Larry Hendley, Margo Hurd, Steve Jackson, Joan Knox, Pete Mann, Maggie McCann, Susan McManus, Ann McNeill, Doug Merritt, Marty Moore, Becky Mullins, 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 the
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.
O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
and you will not listen? 
Or cry to you "Violence!"
and you will not save? 
Why do you make me see wrong-doing
and look at trouble? 
Destruction and violence are before me;
strife and contention arise.
So the law becomes slack
and justice never prevails.
The wicked surround the righteous--
therefore judgment comes forth perverted.

I will stand at my watchpost,
and station myself on the rampart; 
I will keep watch to see what he will say to me,
and what he will answer concerning my complaint. 
Then the Lord answered me and said:
Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets, 
so that a runner may read it.
For there is still a vision for the appointed time;
it speaks of the end, and does not lie. 
If it seems to tarry, wait for it;
it will surely come, it will not delay.
Look at the proud!
Their spirit is not right in them, 
but the righteous live by their faith.

Psalm 37:1-10

1 Do not fret yourself because of evildoers; * 
do not be jealous of those who do wrong.
2 For they shall soon wither like the grass, * 
and like the green grass fade away.
3 Put your trust in the Lord and do good; * 
dwell in the land and feed on its riches.
4 Take delight in the Lord, * 
and he shall give you your heart's desire.
5 Commit your way to the Lord and put your trust in him, * 
and he will bring it to pass.
6 He will make your righteousness as clear as the light * 
and your just dealing as the noonday.
7 Be still before the Lord * 
and wait patiently for him.
8 Do not fret yourself over the one who prospers, * 
the one who succeeds in evil schemes.
9 Refrain from anger, leave rage alone; * 
do not fret yourself; it leads only to evil.
10 For evildoers shall be cut off, * 
but those who wait upon the Lord shall possess the land.
2 Timothy 1:1-14

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,
To Timothy, my beloved child:
Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
I am grateful to God-- whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did-- when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.
Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God, who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher, and for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to him. Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.

 Luke 17:5-10

The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" The Lord replied, "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, `Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
"Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, `Come here at once and take your place at the table'? Would you not rather say to him, `Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink'? Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, `We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!'"
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