E-newsletter | February 12th, 2019
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wilkesboro, NC
336.667.4231 office@stpaulwilkesboro.org
Kedron's Corner -
Valentine’s Day Challenge   Share Love!

Life is busy and full for many of us and we are selective about how and when we share our most precious commodities: our time, energy and resources. Which is most valuable to you? Valentine’s Day is Thursday and what better day to give away something special than the day set aside by society to show our love for one another? It’s not a religious holiday, but God is certainly all about LOVE.  

I’m challenging you to Share Love! Share a little of what is most precious to you to care for someone else on Thursday. Let me know what you did. Email rector@stpaulwilkesboro.org with how you share love and I’ll make a list of all the ways St. Paul’s folks participated in Share Love and publish it next week. Here are some ideas: give a stranger a compliment, buy coffee for the person in line behind you, leave a sticky note for your loved one saying something kind, plant a tree, take cookies to a friend, pay a library fine anonymously, put a treat in the Free Pantry, pick up litter in the park, send a note to an old friend, say nothing negative all day, help a neighbor. What would be meaningful to you? I can’t wait to hear how our St. Paul’s Shares Love this Valentine’s Day!

See you Sunday, Kedron +
Waking Up White
Book Study
Sundays Feb. 24 th and March 3 rd
4:00-5:30 @ the Nicholson’s
I seem to be constantly reminded that we are a segregated society. There will be no change unless we put ourselves in positions to learn and grow. Join me in reading Waking Up White (I haven’t read it, but hear good things and the reviews are great.) and opening up the conversation of race and privilege in America.
Please buy your own book.
or 336-667-4231

If you are able to help carry cases of food, please join us on Sunday, February 17th at 5:30pm at the loading dock at Aldi in order to load a truck full of groceries and then unload them at the Parish House.

On Wednesday, February 20th we will hold a Family to Family Grocery Ministry bag packing party, with special guest, Bishop José McLoughlin. There will be a Potluck dinner at 6pm and we will package grocery bags from 6:45pm-7:45pm.
On Saturday, February 23rd , we will host a Grocery Giveaway from 10:00am-12:00noon. Volunteers are needed to greet our neighbors, distribute bags, and make and serve coffee and baked goods. Contact Rachel for details or to save your spot as a volunteer. Sign up sheets are in the commons.

If you have a rolling cart or wagon, please bring it on Satruday for use in helping to load grocery bags into vehicles!

February 10, 2019 Sermon:
"Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch."
Rev. Kedron Nicholson
Living with dementia
Several folks asked for the blog I mentioned in the sermon Sunday. Here’s the link to Tracey Lind’s blog on living with dementia:

-- Kedron +
Upcoming Events
Friday, February 15th

Youth group outreach activity!
We will work with the youth at FBCNW to make PLARN (plastic yarn) which will be crocheted into mats for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.

Breakfast will be provided.

Meet at the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro. Contact Rachel with questions. All youth ages 5th-12th grade are welcome and invited to bring a friend.
Please check the Sunday Servants schedules on our website and make arrangements for coverage if you are not available.
Thank you!
Sunday, February 17th:

8:30am     Holy Eucharist in Chapel

9:30 am: Children and Youth Sunday School and Coffee Club meet in Lower Level of Parish House

9:45am    Adult Choir Practice

10:15am  Nursery opens for children ages 0-4 (The nursery is located on lower level
of the Sanctuary)

10:30am Holy Eucharist in the Sanctuary

Following 10:30 Service:
Vestry Meeting

5:30-7:30pm Aldi Grocery pick up and delivery to church.

Wednesday, February 20:

6:00pm Potluck in Parish House with Bishop José McLoughlin and F2F Grocery Bag Packing to follow. 

7:00pm      Dick Underwood Book Club in library

Thursday, February 21:
11:30am Crisis Assistance at Wilkesboro United Methodist Church
12:00noon Al-Anon meeting in library

Saturday, February 23:

  10:00am-12:00noon            Family 2 Family Grocery Ministry distribution at Parish House.

**Men's Breakfast returns in March! Watch this space for more information.**
Save the Date for an evening bible study beginning March 11th. Join Bev Cook for a study on the Book of Isaiah in the Parish House on Mondays from 6:00-7:00pm. Feel free to bring your dinner or a snack to share- sign up in the Commons!
St. Paul's Celebrations
Birthdays this week:

  6– Joe Barber
6– Becky Craft
9-Haylee Hilton
12– Ralph Jolly
14– Carl Elledge
15-Carol Claycomb
16– Jeri Martin
17– Dick Sloop
17– David Shupe
17– Tate Moris

Anniversaries this week:

11– Jack & Carol Claycomb
18– John & Peggy Harwell

  *Birthdays and Anniversaries will be celebrated on the 1st Sunday of the month in each service.
Prayer List
Please remember in your prayers: All those who are ill or unemployed. All those who are on our prayer list.

Rik Absher, Jim Andrews, Joe Barber, Pam Baugh, Dot Beamon, Wayne Boyd, Jacob Brown, Ken Canter, Billy Coles, Rancene Cook, LaMar Creasman, Ann Davis, Tim Day, 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, Pat Jones, Joan Knox, Maggie McCann, Susan McManus, Ann McNeill, Doug Merritt, Donna Moore, Becky Mullins, Bertie Pardue, Bob Skees, Carolyn Stephens, Ryan Rigby, Elsanaa Thompson, Marie Waddell, Robin Walsh, 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 Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Jeremiah 17:5-10
Thus says the Lord:
Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals
and make mere flesh their strength, 
whose hearts turn away from the Lord. 
They shall be like a shrub in the desert,
and shall not see when relief comes. 
They shall live in the parched places of the wilderness,
in an uninhabited salt land. 
Blessed are those who trust in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
They shall be like a tree planted by water,
sending out its roots by the stream.
It shall not fear when heat comes,
and its leaves shall stay green;
in the year of drought it is not anxious,
and it does not cease to bear fruit.
The heart is devious above all else;
it is perverse-- 
who can understand it? 
I the Lord test the mind
and search the heart, 
to give to all according to their ways,
according to the fruit of their doings.

Psalm 1 

1 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *
nor lingered in the way of sinners,
nor sat in the seats of the scornful!

2 Their delight is in the law of the Lord, *
and they meditate on his law day and night.

3 They are like trees planted by streams of water,
bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; *
everything they do shall prosper.

4 It is not so with the wicked; *
they are like chaff which the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgment comes, *
nor the sinner in the council of the righteous.

6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, *
but the way of the wicked is doomed.

Luke 6:17-26
Jesus came down with the twelve apostles and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.
Then he looked up at his disciples and said:
“Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
“Blessed are you who are hungry now, 
for you will be filled. 
“Blessed are you who weep now, 
for you will laugh. 
“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets." 
"But woe to you who are rich,
for you have received your consolation. 
"Woe to you who are full now,
for you will be hungry. 
"Woe to you who are laughing now,
for you will mourn and weep. 
"Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets."



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