E-newsletter | May 22nd, 2019
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wilkesboro, NC
336.667.4231 office@stpaulwilkesboro.org
Dear St. Paul’s family, 

Our Choir Director, Carla Bowers, has discerned her season of service to God at St. Paul’s has come to an end. She has sung, lead the choir and worshipped faithfully for over 25 years in this place and she will be missed. Carla’s last Sunday will be this Sunday, May 25th. If you would like to contribute to an offering for Carla, please send checks to the office with “Carla” in the memo line. We will celebrate her after the 10:30 service on Sunday in the Commons. Please join us as we thank her and wish her well.

Blessings, Kedron +   
Attention graduates and families: Whether it is high school, trade school, college, or graduate school, we look forward to celebrating this milestone with you! 
We will honor graduates on Sunday, June 2nd at the 10:30 service.  

Please contact the church office with details for our publications by May 27th.
Graduate Name: 
School Name: 
Diocesan Convention Representatives Needed

St. Paul’s is represented each year at Diocesan Convention by your clergy and 2 parishioners. We gather for worship, fellowship and to hear about the work of the Diocese. We also vote on various issues including the budget and elect folks to boards and committees for the Diocese. We need 2 folks to join Rev. Kedron and Deacon Susan this November 8-9 at Kanuga conference center in Hendersonville.

Your costs are covered and it’s an inspiring time of learning about the Christians we are in ministry with around the Diocese. If you are interested, please let Rev. Kedron know. If we have more than 2 people interested, we’ll pull names out of a hat.

If you’d like more info, ask Connie McNeill or Carol Canter our reps from last year.
New St. Paul's T-shirts!

$20 for adults sizes
$15 for kids sizes
Sign up for a shirt in the Commons.

There are two fabric options for adults and youth sizes are available!
Upcoming Events
Arts Camp VBS - Volunteer Meeting

Thursday, May 23rd in the Parish House

RSVP to Rachel if you plan to attend.

Children, Youth, and Adults are invited to join Rachel in the Giving Garden behind the office on Monday, May 27th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm for a planting day!

Our goals for Monday are to put up our fencing, pull a few weeds, fill beds with soil, and plant vegetable starts!
End of Year Celebration!

Following the 10:30 service on Sunday, June 9th we will celebrate Pentecost and the End of the Sunday School year with an all-church picnic at the lake!

Come to church in picnic clothes, bring a side dish to share, and come ready to play and fellowship. There is a playground and beach access close by the picnic shelter.
Newcomer Happy Hour and Lite Bites!

Where: Diane and Monty Shaw's home

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

RSVP to the church office and directions. 
Please check the Sunday Servants schedule on our website and make arrangements for coverage if you are not available.
Thank you!
Sunday Sermon - May 19th, 2019

"God wins and evil loses"
Rev. Kedron Nicholson

27- Ruth Gray
28- Denise Sturdivant
28- Jane Will
29- Ridge Barton
30-Cooper Love
30- Justin Norman


27- Bob & Mary Arthur
28- Stephen & Jennifer Nardini

  *Birthdays and Anniversaries will be celebrated on the 1st Sunday of the month in each service.

Prayer List
Please remember in your prayers: All who are ill or unemployed and those who are on our prayer list.

Jim Andrews, 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, 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, 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, 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
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:9-15

During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them.
We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days. On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there. A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home." And she prevailed upon us.

Psalm 67

1 May God be merciful to us and bless us,
show us the light of his countenance and come to us.

2 Let your ways be known upon earth,
your saving health among all nations.

3 Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide all the nations upon earth.

5 Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

6 The earth has brought forth her increase;
may God, our own God, give us his blessing.

7 May God give us his blessing,
and may all the ends of the earth stand in awe of him.

John 5:1-9

A fter Jesus healed the son of the official in Capernaum, there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. In these lay many invalids-- blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; and while I am making my way, someone else steps down ahead of me." Jesus said to him, "Stand up, take your mat and walk." At once the man was made well, and he took up his mat and began to walk. Now that day was a sabbath.

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*scholarships available for all summer programs*
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