November 22, 10:30am
Service will be in
outside in breezeway
Masks worn by all at worship. Please bring your own!
 
Only one entrance. Sanitizers
will be located there.
 
Worshippers/households
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.
 
Join us for coffee hour
Twenty-fourth Sunday After Pentecost
November 22, 2020



Bishop Sumner
will deliver sermon virtually






Unknown, Christ the King Prayer Card (2012), Card 375.



Sunday, November 29




Thursday, December 24



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Vestry Highlights
At Tuesday’s Vestry Meeting the Vestry:
  • Decided to send parishioners cards to encourage returning to Sunday worship.
  • Heard that the Sunday’s worship (11/22) will be in the breezeway, and be Morning Prayer with a pre-recorded sermon by Bishop Sumner.
  • Heard that Stewardship Pledge Cards are due this Sunday (11/22).
  • Heard that next Sunday’s worship (11/29) will be back inside the church with, God willing, Fr. Nick preaching and celebrating.
  • Heard that Greenville’s Community Thanksgiving service has been cancelled due to the rise in COVID-19 cases (especially involving local pastors).
  • Heard that St. Paul’s Advent Program will be Ravi Zacharias’ “Jesus among other gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message.” The three sessions will be on Thursday evening beginning with dinner on Thursday 12/3 at 6:00 pm.
  • Heard that background checks are underway for Vestry members.
  • Heard some of the details of the trial of Bishop Love (Diocese of Albany) as reflected upon by the Bishop of Springfield, Dan Martins (https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2020/11/12/on-bishop-love/).
  • Heard that at the Diocesan Convention on November 7th that parish assessments will be reduced by 1%, and there will be no assessment due in January 2021.
  • Heard that despite St. Joseph Guild being on virus hiatus, the tasks of cleaning and ongoing repair of the church and school continue unabated.
  • Heard that the Roof Repair Fund stands at $34,660.
  • Decided to continue the tradition of giving the school staff and teachers a Christmas ham.
  • Heard that Jennifer Faunce has resigned as the School Administrator.
  • Heard proposed Bylaw changes concerning the Special Vestry meeting that follows the Annual meeting.
  • Heard that regular income for October was $7,119.49, and the expenses were $16,146.08, making October a loss of $9,026.59.
A Morsel for Meditation
The courage to die for their beliefs is given only to those who have had the courage to live for them. The final victory over their terror of pain and physical death is the last of a thousand victories and defeats in the war which is fought daily and hourly in the human mind and soul: the war in the overcoming of self. Dissected and examined in detail this is a most unglamorous battle and to the outsider seems absurd; but it is the constant denying of the natural human urge to stay in bed longer than necessary, to eat or drink more than is justifiable, to be intolerant of the stupid, and to accumulate more than a fair share of this world’s goods, that makes possible the gradual freeing of the human spirit.
Sheila Cassidy, Audacity to Believe (Collins World, 1978), 300
COLLECT
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The readings may be found here.

Processional Hymn
(Asmon) H# 493



Gospel Hymn
H# 481
Offertory Hymn    
H# 460

Communion Hymn

Recessional Hymn

Zoom Morning Prayer Wednesdays at 10:30
St. Paul’s Zoom Meeting may be found at
https://zoom.us/j/9037772020. Our Meeting ID is: 903 777 2020.
To call in, use one tap mobile: +13462487799,,9037772020#
or to dial: +1 346 248 7799. 
Streaming:
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  • Our Sunday services are available live at 10:25 am (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCmlrRFxbQF7CSAnFS8H9FA) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/stpaulsepiscopalgreenville). 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 fathernickfunk@gmail.com.
  • The Parish office remains closed; however we continue to check voicemails and emails regularly.
  • The St. Paul’s Zoom Meeting may be found at https://zoom.us/j/9037772020. Our Meeting ID is: 903 777 2020. To call in, use one tap mobile: +13462487799,,9037772020# or to dial: +1 346 248 7799.
  • Morning Prayer on Wednesdays at 10:30 via a Zoom meeting, and upload it live if Zoom and Facebook work together (about 75% success rate).
Giving
Stewardship Today
Jennifer Faunce

From Paul in his first letter to the church at Corinth: “For we are God’s fellow workers… “ (1. Cor. 3:9). Elsewhere, Paul mentions that we are “working together with him… “ (2 Cor. 6:1). God is at work in your life and around the world, and you have the privilege of participating in his work. Stewardship is the time to think about what you can give back with thanksgiving; the many blessings God has given you.

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 http://stpaulstx.org/giving/ to make a donation using your credit or debit card via PayPal or Tithe.ly.
Explore the Diocese
Putting Fear In Its Place

“It’s strange: it’s as if the whole world is now feeling what I’ve been feeling for years.” A friend was telling me about her fear of getting sick. She tried hard, for instance, to avoid being around children with runny noses and coughs. She washed her hands compulsively. She brushed her teeth several times a day. Not liking being this way, she even tried to get herself not to wash her hands!
   Where does such a fear come from? There is never certainty, but one has one’s guesses. Fear does attach itself to some facet of reality: germs really are carried around on our hands, and regular, thorough washing does get rid of some of them. Yet fear of the sort that one carries around goes deeper than that.
   Along comes a virus, the Blasted Nasty Virus, and as on a dime everyone started learning again about hand-washing: twenty seconds, with friction, between fingers, both palms and the backs of the hands. She had been doing it, and things like it, for years.
   But more than that, she had been learning to deal with fear. If it’s there, you can’t tell it to go away; it doesn’t work to tell yourself not to be afraid. But you can learn to live with fear, and not let it have its way with you. You can learn to act even though you have fear. You can learn to put fear in its place. (continue reading)

Pray for the Church, the Body of Christ
Please pray for those on our prayer list this week:
Hospitalized, Rehab, or recovering at home:

Prayers: Marie Aughtry, Bill Rolston, Robb Horn, Dana Medford Marcy Walsh, Paula Reeves, Judy Shaddox, Dolores & Father Gordon,
Mike Lavigne, Faye Hamann



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

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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