Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
July 19, 2020

The Rev. Dr. Bill Shaddox

Félicien Rops (1833 - 1898),
Satan Sowing Tares
(Washington DC: The National Gallery. nd), aquatint and etching. Dimensions: plate: 27.7 x 20.9 cm
(10 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.).

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness,
and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your
Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 The readings may be found here .

Communion Hymns

Spirit Song (A3#171)

Recessional Hymn     

A Morsel for Meditation
The path of an honest fighter is a difficult one. And when the fighter grows cool in the evening of his life this is still no excuse to retire into games and amusement. Whoever remains faithful to his decision will realize that his whole life is a struggle. Such a person does not fall into the temptation of proudly telling others of what he has done with his life. Nor will he talk about the “great decisions” he has made. He knows full well that at decisive moments you have to renew your resolve again and again and that this alone makes good the decision and the decision good.
Søren Kierkegaard, Provocations
Rector's Update - July 10th
Greetings to the saints of St. Paul’s,

  • Last Saturday we had a men’s Baby Shower for our newest member Wyatt Dryer (son of William and Angela). Being born in Texas, Wyatt received with a hundred pounds of beef. Happy eating!
  • Since we’re doing so much online our Google, YouTube, Facebook reviews are particularly important. Please take the time to give us a 5-star review!

  • Our Sunday services are available live at 10:25 am ( and Facebook ( Our recorded Sunday service is broadcast on the GEUS community Channel (Channel 34) on Wednesdays at 8 am and 6 pm. Previously recorded services may be accessed anytime on our Facebook and YouTube pages. The recorded sermons may be found on our website as MP3s.
  • Remote Eucharist continues, and a couple parishioners are helping me to distribute the Eucharist to parishioners’ homes on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please let me know by email if you’d like to receive the Holy Sacrament remotely. The best way to contact me is
  • The Parish office remains closed; however we continue to check voicemails and emails regularly.
  • The St. Paul’s Zoom Meeting may be found at Our Meeting ID is: 903 777 2020. To call in, use one tap mobile: +13462487799,,9037772020# or to dial: +1 346 248 7799.
  • We offer Noonday Prayer on Wednesdays at noon via a Zoom meeting, and upload it live if Zoom and Facebook work together (about 75% success rate).
  • Our Friday morning Bible Study continues at 8:00 am via Zoom. We’re studying 1 Corinthians.

Fr. Nick

You can make your checks payable to "St. Paul's Episcopal Church" and mail them to:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
8320 Jack Finney Blvd. 
Greenville, TX 75402
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Opportunity to Serve or Be Served
Needed Teachers & Office Workers
St. Paul's School is looking for afternoon teachers to work from 2-6pm
and office workers.

Please contact Chelsie at 903-455-8775
Explore the Diocese
Summer on Lake Texoma
For reservations: 903-786-3148
Are you thinking about a vacation, but don’t want to go where there will be crowds? Someplace you could go with family, fish and enjoy a lake and the woods?

How does a cabin right next to Lake Texoma sound? Camp All Saints in Pottsboro has rentals for families and singles available. While the Camp did not open for the summer programs due to the pandemic, it is open to families and singles for a summer escape.

 Overnight prices ranges from $100 a night and up, depending on the cabin or accommodation.  Some cabins have kitchens; all have air-conditioning. 
Hike, bike, fish; enjoy the woods, the lake and the peace.
Pray for the Church, the Body of Christ
Please pray for those on our prayer list this week:

Hospitalized, Rehab, Recovering at Home : Dolores Miltenberger,
CJ Cathey

 Peggy Cole, Paula Reeves, Dana Medford, Judy Shaddox,
Father Gordon, J orn Jamieson, Chris Bynum, Lily Stipe, Chris Wiltz,
Allen Clegg Sr., The Clegg Family, Jo Dodson, Elaine Hodge,
Beverly Gish, Mike Lavigne,
Faye Hamann, Dana Medford,
Bob Lanier, Alice Cooney,
Cyndi Sehr,
Wayne and Lillian McHenry,
Eileen Jenkins, Dru Ann Jamison,
 We also pray for our Daughters of the King Ministry as they bring their strength and service together by praying for friends and for the people.

You may add people to the list by filling out a DOK confidential prayer card and putting them in the blue box located in the Narthex.
Contact our church office to add a name to our prayer list: 903-455-5030. Names remain for one month unless renewed or canceled.

The Daughters of the King support your prayer needs and wishes. Each Sunday a prayer team will be available to pray with you after the Worship Service in the choir area after the 10:30 service. If you would like additional information, please see a DOK member.

They also have a intercessory prayer box on the table in the Narthex to deposit prayer requests. Prayer request cards may be found in the pews and beside the box in the Narthex. Daughters pray daily. All prayers are confidential. Each person is prayed for one month. If you wish for continued prayers, please complete another request card or contact a Daughter.

You may call the church office (903-455-5030) and specify it is for the DOK intercessory prayer list. You can hand the card to a Daughter (she is always wearing her cross).

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