September 13! 10:30am
Service Will Resume!
Masks worn by all at worship. Please bring your own!

Only one entrance. Sanitizers
will be located there.

separated by 6 feet.

No tactile passing of the Peace.
Indoor services will not have congregational singing.

Collection plate placed at
entrance to the Nave

Bread only communion distributed within Diocesan protocols.

No usual coffee hour.
Fifteenth Sunday
After Pentecost
September 13, 2020

Scott Erickson, Forgive Thy Brother (Transpire Project, 2017)
O God, because without you we are not able to please you mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through 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.
A Morsel for Meditation
Christians may be free to "retire" from their occupation, but as disciples of Christ we aren't ever free to retire from serving God and others. If we're fortunate enough to be freed from the demands of working for a living, that opens a door of opportunity to do more work for the kingdom using the wisdom, experience, talents, and resources the Holy Spirit has given us through a lifetime of discipleship. 
Chris Cagle author of
Reimagine Retirement: Planning and Living for the Glory of God
Questions: Frank McKee
The flat roof on Clardy Hall has developed some leaks which can be seen on the ceiling tiles.
Two insurance inspections were obtained and we learned that:
  • No storm damage
  • Result of deterioration over time
Local Bid: $53,200
We will gain improved drainage with a domed center line which will enable drainage rather than pooling of rain water.
  • 5 year workmanship
  • 20 year materials
We would like to avoid a bank. The preferred approach is not to go into any debt, that is why we approaching all parishioners to contribute to the Clardy Hall Roof Fund.
Donations in any amount are deeply appreciated. While the funding required is substantial, we can do this! We would like to collect the funds as quickly as possible and get the roof fixed. Winter is coming you know.
Alpha Online Begins via Zoom!
Alpha teaches the basics of Christianity in an environment that fosters conversations and relationships. We invite you to try Session 1 of Alpha Online from the comfort of your home. It will include a 25-minute video followed by small group discussions where you to can feel free to say whatever you like or as little as you like, it’s up to you. 
The Complete Alpha Schedule - 7:00 pm
September 10 - Is There More To Life Than This?
September 17 - Who Is Jesus?
September 24 - Why Did Jesus Die?
October 01 - How Can I Have Faith?
October 08 - Why and How Do I Pray?
October 15 - Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
October 22 - How Does God Guide Us?
October 29 - How Can I Resist Evil?
October 31 - Holy Spirit Online Retreat
November 05 - Why and How Should I Tell Others?
November 12 - Does God Heal Today?
November 19 - What About The Church?
If you’d like to research Alpha more

To sign up: Laura Faulkner -
For questions: Carrie Headington -

Rector's Update
Greetings to the saints of St. Paul's

I’ll be taking a little down time in September, so this week’s Rector’s Update will cover a longer time window than normal. We’ll have one service at 10:30. The rule from the Diocese is that if GISD is having in-person classes, then we may offer in-person worship. If GISD goes online only, so will we. When we resume, we’ll handle in-person worship just like we did in June. Seating will be first come, first seated basis. We’ll continue with our online streaming for the foreseeable future for those who aren’t ready to return (and we’ll continue to deliver remote Eucharist). The Bishop has encouraged that those 65 and over (and those with underlying health conditions) to continue watching the livestream, rather than attending the service in person.

Here are some of the more obvious facets of our in-person worship:
  • Masks worn by all at worship (except dogs). Please bring your own!
  • Sanitizers located at the entrance and exit.
  • Worshippers/households separated by 6 feet.
  • No tactile passing of the Peace.
  • The collection plate placed at the entrance to the Nave, rather than going hand to hand.
  • Bread only communion distributed within Diocesan protocols.
  • No usual coffee hour.
  • Indoor services will not have congregational singing.
  • Only one entrance will be used to ensure that we say within lowered capacity requirements.
  • When we go to multiple services, there will be a cleaning between services, including bathrooms.
On Sunday’s, we’ll have a 10:30 service only until we have at least 10 people who commit to attend an 8:00 service. Right now, the count of those who have let me know that they will attend the 8:00 Rite 1 service stands at 5 persons. Please let me know if you’ll commit to attend!
There will be no Wednesday service on September 16. On September 23rd we’ll restart our Wednesday service as Morning Prayer at 10:30. We’ll continue to do the service via Zoom until 5 persons will commit to regular physical attendance (or we restart in-person Children’s Chapel). When the average attendance of the Wednesday service reaches 10, we’ll change it to Holy Eucharist.
  • 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 few 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.
Stewardship Today
Frank E. McKee - Stewardship Chairman

This morning, we are bringing our offerings to our Lord, god. We are honoring God’s name at St. Paul’s. We are in God’s place, the courts where we gather each week to worship God, to know Jesus, to be guided by the Holy Spirit. We give thanks to all who have brought their offerings this morning. Your offerings will enable St. Paul’s to continue to proclaim the Word of God and to be God’s church in this holy place.
One Minute Stewardship Sermons by The Rev. Charles Cloughen, Jr.

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
You can also make your donations at to make a donation using your credit or debit card via PayPal or
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Pray for the Church, the Body of Christ
Please pray for those on our prayer list this week:
Hospitalized, Rehab, or Recovering at home:

Bill Rolston, Marcy Walsh,
Rebecca Ballard, CJ Cathey,
Paula Reeves, Peggy Cole,
Evelyn Rovell, Dana Medford,
Judy Shaddox, Chris Bynum
Dolores & Father Gordon,
Jorn Jamieson, Lily Stipe,
Chris Wiltz, Allen Clegg Sr., The Clegg Family, Jo Dodson,
Elaine Hodge, Beverly Gish, Mike Lavigne, Faye Hamann, 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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