12th Sunday After Pentecost

August 20, 2023

Pietro del Po, The Canaanite (or Syrophoenician)

woman asks Christ to cure (c. 1650), etching. 


To forgive the incessant provocations of daily life – to keep on forgiving the bossy mother-in-law, the bullying husband, the nagging wife, the selfish daughter, the deceitful son – how can we do it? Only, I think, by remembering where we stand, by meaning our words when we say in our prayers each night, “Forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” We are offered forgiveness on no other terms. To refuse it is to refuse God’s mercy for ourselves. There is no hint of exceptions and God means what he says.

C. S. Lewis: The Weight of Glory

Vestry Highlights

Stewardship Today: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “ Luke 6:38

New in the Pews!

Thank you to our talented crafts men and women at St. Paul's for the Bible holders that are now attached to the back of all the pews.

Designed by:  Brad Hamann

Built by:  John Bradley and Brad Hamann

Stain selection by:  Jayda Hamann

Stained by:  Brad Hamann

Installed by: Jayda Hamann, Brad Hamann and Frank McKee

“Back to school” supplies collection continues for our St. Paul’s Episcopal School, our

primary Outreach mission. Their “wish list” is (below) that we’d like to help with, and I hope you’ll join in if you can.


Please bring whatever you are able, and leave it in Clardy Hall in the container marked for “SPES School Supplies”.


The children of SPES thank you, and so do the teachers!!

Debbie Shaffer, SPES Board President

Markers; Fat pencils;

Glue sticks; Sticky tac;

Crayons (big and little);

Sharpie markers; Paint

Construction paper (letter size);

Card stock; Stickers

Pasta; Shaving cream;

Play doh; pipe cleaners; Googly eyes; pom poms; Pinto beans, Floam





The Liturgy of the Word

Prayers of People Prayer #43 - For Rain

O God, heavenly Father, who by thy Son Jesus Christ hast promised to all those who seek thy kingdom and its righteousness all things necessary to sustain their life: Send us, we entreat thee, in this time of need, such moderate rain and showers, that we may receive the fruits of the earth, to our comfort and to thy honor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (BCP, 828)

10:30 a.m. Live Stream Sunday Services on  Youtube and Facebook

Repeat of Sunday services can be seen on GEUS Channel 34

on Wednesdays at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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St. Paul's Young Adult Fellowship - follow on Facebook for info on time and location. We focus on deep dives into scripture, discovering enriching pathways through God's Word and fellowship with one another. The group studies one book at a time, and meets on a weekly basis whenever possible at a rotating set of locations. In order to get involved, shoot us a message!

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10:00am - Children's Chapel

10:30am - Morning Prayer 2

7:00pm - Bible Study in St. Paul's Parish Hall (pizza provided)

Aug. 19, Saturday

  • 8:00am - St. Joseph's Guild
  • 9:00am - Daughter's of the King - DOK
  • 9:00am - AED Training (not certified training)
  • 2:00pm - Windy Hill Birthday parties

Aug. 24 - ECW Board Meeting via Zoom

Aug. 26, Saturday: FREE Doors open at 2pm - Prevent and Protect: A Human Trafficking Awareness Program. St Philips Episcopal, Frisco.

Aug. 31, 7:00pm - ECW General Meeting via Zoom


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Prayers for the Church


The Daughters of the King are dedicated to supporting the prayer needs of St Paul's. They are available in the west corner of sanctuary every Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. worship service for private prayer. You can also submit intentions in the prayer box in the narthex.

Marie and Ken Gunter, The Family of Angela Faye Tiller,

Julia Gibson, Linda Conley, Father Gordon,

Bill and Judy Shaddox.

To add names to the prayer list, please contact the church office.

(Names will remain on prayer list for one month unless renewed)