E-newsletter | July 10th, 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*

We have had a tremendous response to Arts Camp with 44 campers pre-registered. Volunteers will be making final preparations over the next week- from cutting paper, to laminating and stringing nametags. If you are interested in donating your time or talents to help prepare for VBS, please contact Rachel in the office.

Online registration for Arts Camp has closed- if you haven't signed up for Arts Camp VBS, please contact Rachel in the office.

Volunteers are needed to set up the Parish House on Thursday, July 18th from 5:00-7:00pm. To prepare the space for VBS, we will need to move tables, set up the kitchen for meals, and decorate. Email Rachel if you are able to help- many hands make light work!

A special thank you to Katie Beard for this image of St. Paul's surrounded by neighbors that will be featured on our VBS t-shirts!

Please save the date of Friday, July 26th at 6:00pm for an Arts Camp Showcase where campers will share what we've discovered about being neighbors. Art will be displated in the Commons and campers will present songs and a performance in the Sanctuary. We look forward to everyone being together to celebrate a fun week of Arts Camp at St. Paul's!

Rachel Minick
Director of Youth Ministries and Community Engagement
Dick Underwood Book Club  

The book club will not meet on the 12th and 19th of June. The next meeting will be in the Parish House on June 26 at 6 pm in instead of the usual time to accommodate the Compline service on Wednesday evenings. 
Stock our Clothes Closet - We need: diapers of all sizes, shorts for all ages and shoes. **Give only new or like new as we would want to receive if we were in need. Thank you for your generosity!
T-Shirts are here! Stop by the office any day 9:00am-5:00pm to pick them up or see Rachel in the Commons between services on Sunday!
Music @ St. Paul’s - Seeking all congregation input!

  • July 17th 6:00pm Join Rev. Kedron to discuss hopes for the music program ahead of hiring a new choir director. July = Choir break—the choir will take July off to rest and recharge. Sing out when you are in the pews!
  • August—Choir will begin again—join us at 9:45 am on Sundays for a 35 minute rehearsal in the choir room.
  • We will begin the search for a new choir director.

Please check the Sunday Servants schedule on our website and make arrangements for coverage if you are not available.
Thank you!
July 8th, 2019
Sunday Sermon:
"God does no leave us alone in our prison of greatness"

Rev. Rick Lawler
15- Rose Andrews
15- Mary Lankford
16- George Cox
17- Virginia Faw
19- Ashley Barton
19- Joe Richardson   

15- David & Karen Shupe
17- Brian & Misty Hartzog
19- Ricky & Stella Brockner
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, 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, 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
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Amos 7:7-17
This is what the Lord God showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. And the Lord said to me, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said,
"See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass them by;
the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,
and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,
and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword."
Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you in the very center of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos has said,
`Jeroboam shall die by the sword,
and Israel must go into exile 
away from his land.'"
And Amaziah said to Amos, "O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, earn your bread there, and prophesy there; but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom."
Then Amos answered Amaziah, "I am no prophet, nor a prophet's son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, and the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me, `Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'
"Now therefore hear the word of the Lord.
You say, `Do not prophesy against Israel,
and do not preach against the house of Isaac.'
Therefore thus says the Lord:
`Your wife shall become a prostitute in the city,
and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword, 
and your land shall be parceled out by line;
you yourself shall die in an unclean land,
and Israel shall surely go into exile away from its land.'"

Psalm 82

1 God takes his stand in the council of heaven; *
he gives judgment in the midst of the gods:
2 "How long will you judge unjustly, *
and show favor to the wicked?
3 Save the weak and the orphan; *
defend the humble and needy;
4 Rescue the weak and the poor; *
deliver them from the power of the wicked.
5 They do not know, neither do they understand;
they go about in darkness; *
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 Now I say to you, 'You are gods, *
and all of you children of the Most High;
7 Nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, *
and fall like any prince.'"
8 Arise, O God, and rule the earth, *
for you shall take all nations for your own.

Luke 10:25-37
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he said, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? What do you read there?" He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live."
But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, `Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.' Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?" He said, "The one who showed him mercy." Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."

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