February 21 - 10:30am
(Private Collection: BNP Paribas Art Advisory, 1844-45), oil on canvas.

Vestry Highlights
The Vestry Retreat was held on February 13th and incorporated the February Vestry meeting into that Retreat.

At the February Vestry Meeting the Vestry
  • Heard that Steve Ramsey has resigned, and that the Vestry will search for a replacement.

  • Heard that the Jr. Warden is seeking volunteers to help with the cleaning of the church, parish hall, and offices.

  • Heard that the Director of the School has taken another position, and resigned her position. The School Board will begin advertising for the position.

  • Voted to purchase hoodies for the Tech Team with a design that they have chosen.

  • Heard that we have applied for a second Payroll Protection Loan, and our first loan has been forgiven.

Announcements
HELP NEEDED

As a consequence of some budget cuts, the Jr Warden Division is taking on the weekly task of cleaning the church offices, bathrooms, Clardy Hall and sanctuary (approximately $4,000/year). This will be effective 1 March 2021. 

So as not to over burden any one person or persons, volunteers are needed to lighten the load. Instructions, materials and consumables will be provided. 
 
Volunteering your time is one of the Three T’s - Time, Talent and Treasure for the church.
 
Cleaning teams will be 2 to 3 people at a time. Experience has shown that the cleaning goes very quickly once started (less than 2hrs). Wiping down the church for the Sunday service will be a part of the cleaning effort.
 
Please volunteer, your church needs you.
 
Contact the Jr. Warden, Frank E. McKee if you wish to volunteer
via email: frank51m@att.net



MARCH WORSHIP CALENDAR

A Morsel for Meditation
We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.
John Stott, "John Stott: 10 Memorable Quotes" by Eryn Sun, www.christianpost.com. July 28, 2011.
 
The great agitation in the world of today makes it more and more urgent to gain inner strength in those quiet encounters with Christ that make it possible for us to remain under his rule and authority. Situated as we are in the midst of a world that is so terribly unpeaceful, we need constant nourishment for our inner life. In short, if we want to avoid suffering inward shipwreck in the storm of public opinion and chaos, then our hidden inner being needs daily the quiet haven of communion with God.
Eberhard Arnold, The Inner Life 
Worship
COLLECT
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The readings may be found here
Communion Hymn

      



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:
Jincy Jones, Rita Woods and family, Ken Gunter, Bill Rolston, Dana Medford, 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.


WEDNESDAY MORNING PRAYER & BIBLE STUDY

10:30AM via Zoom
see streaming below
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).
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.
 
Join us for coffee hour
Episcopal Diocese of Dallas Podcasts
Daily podcast from the clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas offers a reflection on scripture from the Old Testament Reading of the Daily Office Morning Prayer.

These podcasts can be found on our Facebook page
Fr. Nick will be offering the podcast on March 17th

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