November 01, 10:30am
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.
Join us for coffee hour

Sunday After Pentecost
November 1, 2020

Mother Evgenike, Sunday of Orthodoxy (Brookline, MA:
Holy Transfiguration Monastery, nd ), encaustic on panel.

Greetings to the saints at St. Paul’s,

Last Sunday we installed the incoming officers of the Daughters of the King (DOK), and inducted a new Daughter! The new officers are:
·                    President - Suzanne Taylor
·                    Vice President - Elaine Hodge
·                    Secretary - Dana Medford
·                    Treasurer - Elizabeth Porter
The newest member of the DOK is Rose Dodson. Congratulations to all!

At our local pastor’s fellowship this week we discussed how our churches are doing ministry, and especially worship during corona-time. Some churches have never closed, some are not reopening until 2021. St. Paul’s is somewhere in the middle; from March 15 – May 31st and July 5th – September 6th we only had online worship. All of us expressed concern about the growing needs of our community, and the lack of people and resources to meet these needs. Likewise, all those whose churches are open expressed concern about the lack of attendance at Sunday worship. At St. Paul’s, we’ve been having about 40-50% of our normal Sunday attendance. One pastor commented, “Some people are not coming due to corona, and some due to ‘I don’t wanna.’” Whereas there are legitimate reasons to miss worship, I’m concerned that some may have become lackadaisical about attending Divine worship. Our periodic shutting down of worship (and threat thereof) has not helped to rebuild consistent worship attendance and Christian discipline. This follows Newton's first law of motion: an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion. We’ve been at rest for too long, and we need to get back into motion! Last Sunday I made the decision that we are NOT going to shut down in-person Sunday service anymore. If GISD shuts down, per Diocesan policy, we will not have the Sunday service inside the church. However, we will have a Eucharist service outside (probably in the breezeway), and this complies with current Diocesan policy. We will continue to broadcast our online services for those who cannot attend in-person worship, and when GISD is open, we will continue to worship inside the church building.

I mentioned on Sunday that since 2020 has been such a unique year, I’m considering burying a Time Capsule around Thanksgiving Day. If you’re interested in this project, please let me know. I hope to elicit our school’s participation in it too.

We have resumed in-person Children Chapel for the Pre-K children at 10 am on Wednesdays. If you’d like to participate, come on over. We are grateful that some of the high schoolers at Greenville Christian School came over and restained our fence. They didn’t charge us anything, as this was a way for them to give back to our community. The only things we (i.e. Frank McKee) provided were the stain and tools. The pictures are below and on St. Paul’s Facebook page.

This Sunday our celebration of All Saints Day falls on the day that we change our clocks. Don’t forget that we fall back one hour! See y’all on Sunday!

O Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen..

The readings may be found here.

Rather than the Creed, we’ll Renew our Baptismal vows.

The Renewal of Baptismal Vows
Celebrant: Do you reaffirm your renunciation of evil and renew your commitment to Jesus Christ?
People: I do.  

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Father?
People: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Celebrant: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
People: I believe inJesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.  

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
People: I believe in the Holy Spirit,
     the holy catholic Church,
     the communion of saints,
     the forgiveness of sins,
     the resurrection of the body,
     and the life everlasting.  
Celebrant: Will you continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the
People: I will, with God's help. 

Celebrant: Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?
People: I will, with God's help.  

Celebrant: Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?
People: I will, with God's help.  

Celebrant: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?
People: I will, with God's help.

Celebrant: Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
People: I will, with God's help.

The Celebrant concludes the Renewal of Vows as follows
May Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and bestowed upon us the forgiveness of sins, keep us in eternal life by his grace, in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen
Communion Hymn
Day by Day (Summer) H# 654

Recessional Hymn
Zoom Morning Prayer Wednesdays at 10:30
Click to view guide 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. 
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.
  • 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).
A Morsel for Meditation
Without a vibrant and vital Christianity, America is doomed, and without America, the West is doomed. Which is why I, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, devoted to Jewish survival, the Torah and Israel am so terrified of American Christianity caving in. Most of us Jews are ready to stand with you. But you must lead. You must replace your timidity with nerve, and your diffidence with daring and determination. You are under attack. Now is the time to resist it. Defense will be far harder down the road if we ignore the danger signals now.” Rabbi Daniel Lapin,
A Rabbi’s Warning to Christians (December 28, 2017),

Thanks to the kids from Greenville Christian School for coming over and painting our fence! Y'all are the best! (GCS- Be My Witness program)!
OCTOBER 29, 7pm
Alpha Online via Zoom!
Alpha teaches the basics of Christianity in an environment that fosters conversations and relationships.

At each session there will be a gathering time. After the gathering time, there is a dynamic talk in video form for about 25 minutes on a Christian response to a key life question. After the video we meet in discussion groups of about 8-10 people to discuss the talk with no obligation to say anything yet there is nothing you can’t say. (While the goal is to keep everyone in the same groups each week, we have had to shuffle things a little this week due to numbers, so it is possible you might be in a different group than last week.)
Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly at
The Complete Alpha Schedule - 7:00 pm
September 10 - Is There More To Life Than This? video
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 -

Stewardship Today
Frank E. McKee - Stewardship Chairman

“Open, O Lord, the eyes of all people to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works, that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, they may honor thee with their substance and be faithful stewards of thy bounty.”
Book of Common Prayer, Page 329

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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"Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary." R. Niebuhr. (continue reading)

EDOD Convention 2020
The 125th Annual Diocesan Convention is scheduled for November 7 and will be offered virtually to clergy and delegates. The results of the elections will be posted afterward. (continued)
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

Prayers: Robb Horn, Dana Medford Bill Rolston, 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.

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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