E-newsletter | June 12th, 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*
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. 
Sunday School Classrooms!
Rachel could use volunteer help again on TUESDAY, JUNE 18th from 10:00-2:00pm. We will break for lunch (somewhere on Main Street) Volunteers can meet in the Parish House parking lot at 10:00am.
Email Rachel@stpaulwilkesboro.org
Father’s Day Clothing Drive
At our Thursday Assistance Ministries we give out clothing and we are out of men’s clothing. Please bring your best offerings of new or like new men’s items to share with our neighbors to worship on Father’s Day, June 16 th . Dress shirts, T-shirts, pants, shorts and new socks welcome. Thank you!
God Loves…
2019 Parish Retreat– July 19th-21st
Please join our parish family for a weekend of relaxation, rejuvenation and retreat at the Valle Crucis Inn and Conference Center. We will relax on the porch and by the evening campfire. We will rejuvenate our minds and bodies with fun and enlightening sessions. 

We hope this retreat will leave us fulfilled and refreshed as we remember:
God loves the world!  God loves us! God loves me!

Porch Rocking
Live Music
Waterfall Hike
Wine + Dessert Tasting
Picnic at Valle Crucis Park
….and more!

Adults $165 each, Youth (13-17) $85, Children (3-12) $35 each
Confidential funding assistance available by request. 
Contact Kedron or Vanessa at the church office (667-4231) 

The sign-up sheet is in the commons or
you can call the office to reserve your room.
Music @ St. Paul’s

Please join me either  June 30 th  at 9:15 am  in the chapel or  July 17 th  at 6:00 pm  in the parish hall to talk about music at St. Paul’s. I’d appreciate hearing what you like about music here and what you dream for our music program. Bring your ideas and hopes. I plan to begin searching for a new director in the late summer and your input will be of great value.

Thank you, Kedron
Newcomer Happy Hour and Lite Bites- members welcome!

Where: Diane and Monty Shaw's home

When: Sat. June 15th 5:00-7:00.

Please RSVP to the church office.  
Wilkes Fresh is a mobile produce market for fresh fruits and vegetables in Wilkes County. It is a project of the Healthy Wilkes Action Team.

Volunteers are needed to help bring fresh fruits and vegetables to communities in Wilkes via our Wilkes Fresh mobile market van. Volunteers will work with a Market Coordinator on various tasks. These tasks include:
  • Interacting with customers at mobile sites
  • Sorting Produce, bundling produce, or separating produce
  • Loading produce, tables, ramps, canopy, coolers and signs.
  • Assist with set up and take down at market sites
  • Cleansing and sanitizing produce crates.

If this sounds like something you would like to do, please contact Rachel for a volunteer application!
Camp Kanuga registration closes soon! LAST CALL!
Please let your friends and neighbors know that we have a great day-camp option and that scholarships are available.

Please check the Sunday Servants schedule on our website and make arrangements for coverage if you are not available.
Thank you!
Sunday Sermon: Love you, madly
June 9th, 2019

Rev. Kedron Nicholson
16- Joshua Richardson
17- Arlena Creasman
18- Tate Pratt
19- Justin Morrow
19- Angie Searcy
21- Tom Carnes
22- Sandra Elledge
22- Bert Hall
22- Heather Murphy
22- Richard Searcy

17- Carl & Sandra Elledge
22- Joe & Iris Hilton

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, Wayne Boyd, Jacob Brown, Ken Canter, Billy Coles, Rancene Cook, LaMar Creasman, Ann Davis, Mike Duncan, Craig Freas, Ernestine Freas, Gail Gattis, Mike Graf, Ruth Gray, Edward C. Griffith III, Peggy Harris, Janet Hartzog, Larry Hendley, Margo Hurd, Steve Jackson, Tom Jackson, John Jacobson, Joan Knox, Maggie McCann, Susan McManus, Ann McNeill, Doug Merritt, Donna Moore, Bertie Pardue, Bob Skees, 
Carolyn Stephens, Ryan Rigby, Marie Waddell, Robin Walsh, Susan Whittington, Bob Will, 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.

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
First Sunday after Pentecost
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Does not wisdom call,
and does not understanding raise her voice?
On the heights, beside the way,
at the crossroads she takes her stand;
beside the gates in front of the town,
at the entrance of the portals she cries out:
"To you, O people, I call,
and my cry is to all that live.
The Lord created me at the beginning of his work,
the first of his acts of long ago.
Ages ago I was set up,
at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth,
when there were no springs abounding with water.
Before the mountains had been shaped,
before the hills, I was brought forth--
when he had not yet made earth and fields,
or the world's first bits of soil.
When he established the heavens, I was there,
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
when he made firm the skies above,
when he established the fountains of the deep,
when he assigned to the sea its limit,
so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
then I was beside him, like a master worker;
and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing before him always,
rejoicing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the human race."

Psalm 8

1 O Lord our Governor, *
how exalted is your Name in all the world!
2 Out of the mouths of infants and children *
your majesty is praised above the heavens.
3 You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries, *
to quell the enemy and the avenger.
4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, *
the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,
5 What is man that you should be mindful of him? *
the son of man that you should seek him out?
6 You have made him but little lower than the angels; *
you adorn him with glory and honor;
7 You give him mastery over the works of your hands; *
you put all things under his feet:
8 All sheep and oxen, *
even the wild beasts of the field,
9 The birds of the air, the fish of the sea, *
and whatsoever walks in the paths of the sea.
10 O Lord our Governor, *
how exalted is your Name in all the world!

John 16:12-15
Jesus said to the disciples, "I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you."


Do you like to sing? Does your voice in the shower rival your favorite artist? Are there days that music truly seems to be your “Stairway to Heaven”? If any of these things or others strike a chord, now would be a great time for you to come and sing in the choir. 

This summer, as St. Paul’s begins the process of choosing a new choir director, being a member of the choir is easier than ever. Rehearsal is Sunday morning promptly at 9:45 for 35 minutes in the choir room (ground floor of the sanctuary, just beyond the library). Anthems for the most part will be sung in unison. In addition to the hymnal selections will come from 2 newer resources: Wonder Love & Praise and Lift Every Voice and Sing. Steve Reid will outfit you with a dashing/fashionable/chic blue and white robe complete with cross. 

Come try it out, reserved seating available, all are welcome.
Registration information can be found on our website:
*scholarships available for all summer programs*
St. Paul's Episcopal Church | 336-667-4231 | office@stpaulwilkesboro.org | https://stpaulwilkesboro.org