The Sunday of the Resurrection
Easter - April 4, 2021
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The Altar Guild wishes to
thank everyone who
contributed to the celebration
of the Resurrection of Our Lord
this Easter Season
with the dedication of Lilies.

Celebration of the Risen Lord -- Anonymous

Flowers are given in Prayerful Thanks for my family, friends,
and loved ones. We are blessed this year for what we have,
and we pray for those who are in need during this stressful
time in our lives -- Frank McKee

In memory of Bill Rolston and with
Thanksgiving for my St. Paul's friends -- Ginger Garcia

In gratitude for Laura Funk and her dedication and talents that enhance our worship experience -- Georgianna Harrison

In memory of Paula Backus -- Elizabeth Porter

In memory of Kaye Cole, sister of Judy Shaddox
Bill & Judy Shaddox and William & Angela Dryer


In memory of my parents and siblings, and in gratitude for my children and grandchildren -- Debbie Shaffer

In memory of our son, Will -- Rita Woods



Given to the Greater Glory of God for
His gifts and with Thanksgiving for
our church family
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Easter Egg Hunt and Coffee Hour

If you are contributing to the old-fashioned Egg Hunt or Coffee Hour, please bring items before 10:00am.

Little ones bring a bag or basket. The real celebration takes place inside our Church. Alleluia!

A Morsel for Meditation
On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear straw hats and velvet to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping God may wake someday and take offense, or the waking God may draw us out to where we can never return.
Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk

Worship

Lighting of the Paschal Candle begins the service (BCP, 285)

Renewal of Baptismal Vows instead of Creed
Liturgy of the Word

O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.




The readings may be found here
Communion Hymns






Recessional Hymn    
Pray for the Church, the Body of Christ
Please pray for those on our prayer list this week:

Please Pray for those on
our prayer list this week:
Gail Rolston and Family,
Beverly Gish, Bob Lanier,
Marcy Walsh, Paula Reeves, Mike Lavigne,
Dolores & Father Gordon,




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.
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).
Stewardship

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.
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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).
Masks worn by all at worship. Please bring your own!
 
Only one entrance. Sanitizers
will be located there.
 
Worshippers/households
separated by 10 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.
 
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The dead man whose body we contemplate on the end of Good Friday has finished a day of extraordinary kingship.

Pilate, in the middle of his interrogation, had him scourged; when he came back, in that ghastly beaten shape with thorns and purple upon him, still he was master of himself. Where are you from? Pilate asked, adding Do you not know that I have power to release you? His voice remained sure: You would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above.

He remained strong to the end. Saint John says he carried his own cross—even scourged and beaten as he was. And with that strength of body there was strength of character. He knew what was happening all the way through. In fact, even though he was the victim, he seemed somehow to be in charge—as if, even though they were killing him, he was choosing to allow himself to die. Did he not end it all by saying, It is finished? Click to continue reading
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