ST. PAUL'S
E-PISTLE
Sixth Sunday After Epiphany
February 16, 2020


COLLECT AND READINGS

O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The readings may be found here .

Click to listen to February 9th " You Are Salt and Light "
Morsel for Meditation

To be pure, to remain pure, can only come at a price, the price of knowing God and of loving him enough to do his will. He will always give us the strength we need to keep purity as something beautiful for God. Purity is the fruit of prayer. If families pray together they will remain in unity and purity, and love each other as God loves each one of them. A pure heart is the carrier of God’s love, and where there is love, there is unity, joy, and peace.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, November 1995 in Johann Christoph Arnold, Sex, God, and Marriage (Farmington, PA: The Bruderhof Foundation, Inc., 2002), forward. 
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Episcopal History
November 7, 1746 – February 13, 1818
Absalom Jones was America’s first black priest. Born into slavery in Delaware at a time when slavery was being debated as immoral and undemocratic, he taught himself to read, using the New Testament as one of his resources. At the age of 16, Jones’ mother, sister, and five brothers were sold, but he was brought to Philadelphia by his master, where he attended a night school for African-Americans operated by Quakers. Upon his manumission in 1784, he served as lay minister for the black membership at St. George’s Methodist Episcopal Church with his friend, Richard Allen, and together they established the Free African Society to aid in the emancipation of slaves and to offer sustenance and spiritual support to widows, orphans, and the poor. Learn more

Upcoming Events
Ladies Nite Out

Monday, Feb. 17th - 6:30pm
2501 Johnson Street
(across from courthouse)
Saturday, February 22 - 9:00am-1:00pm
The Church at River Oaks - 5903 Joe Ramsey Blvd.
Register : Sergeant Jeff Haines 903-453-6809 or jhaines@huntcounty.net
Opportunity to Serve
STEWARDSHIP TODAY
Debbie Shaffer

I've been thinking about why it is that I give to the church. It's as much a part of my spiritual discipline as prayer or Bible study. I do it for ME. God doesn't need my money; He already has everything, and in fact, everything I have, He gave me! In fact, it is merely a tangible way I can show him I love Him, and am honoring Him. It's a reflection of my love for Him.

I read something the other day about a woman who fainted during church and she hit her head on the edge of the pew. They called EMS to get her, and as they rolled her out, she whispered to her daughter, "My contribution is in my pocket." Now there is a woman who honors God in her giving! I hope I'm that dedicated!! I pray that all of us will strive to make our giving a part of our spiritual discipline, and that we will all strive to make our giving a true reflection of our love for Him.
Saturday, February 15th
8AM for pancakes and bacon. 

We will then look at some
tasks that need to be done around the church .


DOK 9:00am - Parlor
ECW General Meeting
Sunday, Feb. 16th
Following the 10:30 service

All women of the church are members, and encouraged
and welcome to attend.
Thursday, February 20th 6:30pm

VBS - First Planning Meeting

Host Church: Kavanaugh Methodist
we will meet in their library

Kavanaugh Methodist, Redeemer Lutheran,
St. Paul's Episcopal and United Presbyterian
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Sunday's 9:30am - 10:15am
Adult and Youth Sunday School
Gospel of John

Bible & Breakfast with Father Nick in Clardy Hall
Friday's - 8:00am - 9am - Starting Philippians
(will not meet during Lent)
Lenten Program 2020 Dinner & Discussion
Thursdays Feb. 27 - April 9th
6:00—7:30pm in Clardy Hall
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. 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
(Feb. 12th Noon Prayers led by DOK)

Friday 8:00am
Bible & Breakfast with Father Nick meets in Clardy Hall
(will not meet during Lent)
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