ST. PAUL'S
E-PISTLE
Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
February 2, 2020

COLLECT AND READINGS

Almighty and everliving God, we humbly beseech thee that, as thy only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple, so we may be presented unto thee with pure and clean hearts by the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The readings may be found here .

Click to listen to January 26th " Following Jesus Into a Life Worth Living "
Morsel for Meditation

“Whole-time service” – the phrase has become common of late. But when was a Christian’s work not whole-time service? Weaving or preaching (to mention no other way of using his days and nights), was not St. Paul always in whole-time service? Many have forgotten that unofficial witness-bearing used to be the chief way by which the good news went around the world. I tell you, and you believe and receive and tell someone else, and he tells others. Frank, vital telling in ordinary language that the Lord Jesus Christ lives and loves, and can save and keep, and can be known like a real friend, and is a Master who gives real orders and strength to carry them out – think of the power that is in that! Can you wonder that the devil detests it?
Amy Carmichael, Fragments That Remain
(1987; CLC Publications, 2012), np. 
(The Hague: Museum Mauritshuis, c.1700), oil on canvas. Dimensions: 94 cm×107 cm
Processional Hymn
H# 388 (history)


Gospel Hymn
(Old 120th) H# 259

Offertory Hymns
H# 656

Communion Hymns
Freely, Freely (A3#39)
                
A3#107 ( history )


Recessional Hymn     
H# 594 ( lyrics and story )
Congratulations!!
To our newly elected Vestry members: J ohn-Paul Ballard, Steve Ramsey, and Debbie Shaffer; and to our newly appointed Vestry members: Joe Bleier,
Frank McKee, and Elizabeth Porter .

To our newly chosen Vestry leadership team: Bill Rolston (Senior Warden),
Frank McKee  (Junior Warden), Dana Medford (Clerk), Jeff Faunce (Treasurer).

To our newly elected Convention Delegates: Jennifer Faunce and Suzanne Taylor ; and to our alternate delegates: Jeff Faunce and Steve Ramsey .
Opportunity to Serve
STEWARDSHIP TODAY
Frank McKee

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. Proberbs 3:9-10 (ESV) 
The Annual Rural Church Gathering takes place on Saturday, February 15, 9am - 3pm. At St. Dunston’s Episcopal Church in Mineola, TX .
Please contact the office (903-455-5030) as soon as possible if you are interested in attending so that we may RSVP.
Altar Flowers Needed

February 9th , 16th and 23rd

Give thanks, honor a loved one, celebrate an anniversary,
birthday or birth.
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Cost is $45 for two arrangements, handled by Adkisson's Florist.
To make arrangements contact Georgianna 903-268-0534.
Upcoming Events
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Sunday's 9:30am - 10:15am
Adult and Youth Sunday School
Gospel of John - Chapter 12


Bible & Breakfast with Father Nick in Clardy Hall
Friday's - 8:00am - 9am - Starting Philippians
(will not meet Feb. 21st)
Ladies Lunch

Monday, Feb. 3rd - 11:30pm
2501 Johnson Street
(across from courthouse)
Pray for the Church, the Body of Christ
Please pray for those on our prayer list this week:
Lily Stipe, Chris Wiltz, Allen Clegg Sr., The Clegg Family, Jo Dodson, Elaine Hodge, Beverly Gish,
Cyndi Sehr, Faye Hamann, Dana Medford, Bob Lanier, Alice Cooney, Wayne and Lillian McHenry, Eileen Jenkins, Father Gordon, Dolores Miltenberger, Dru Ann Jamison,
Mike Lavigne, and Paula Reeves.
 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 or miracles16@gmail.com. Names remain for one month unless renewed or canceled.
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).
SERVICE TIMES
Sunday Services:
Holy Eucharist, Rite I    8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist, Rite II    10:30 AM
 Sunday School for Adults and Youth 9:30-10:15am
John Shasteen, meets in Clardy Hall

Wednesday Services:
Holy Eucharist, Rite I Noon

Friday 8:00am
Bible & Breakfast with Father Nick meets in Clardy Hall
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