February 7 - 10:30am
(Istanbul, Turkey: Chora Museum, 1315-1321), mosaic.
1315-1321), mosaic.
Announcements
  • Annual Meeting – Congratulations to our new Vestry persons and Delegates, and thank you to those going off Vestry and our Delegates! Those coming onto the Vestry are Jeff Faunce, David Kirklin, and Elizabeth Porter. Our Delegates for 2021 are Jennifer Faunce and Suzanne Taylor.

  • Valentine’s Day – This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, and the Last Sunday of the Epiphany. It also will be the Sunday that we’re permitted by the Diocese to have greater capacity in the church building. Therefore, we happily have no need to have our overflow in Clardy Hall. Come on back to in-person church in the church building!

  • Lent is Coming! – Lent starts on Ash Wednesday (February 17th). We’ll have the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist at noon and 6 pm. There will be no Shrove Tuesday service or Pancake dinner this year.

  • Lenten Program – Our Lenten program for 2021 will be Christian: It’s not what you think. The program will begin the first Thursday of Lent (the 18th), and continue through all the Thursdays of March. We started this program in 2020, but COVID-19 rudely shut us down. As in year’s past, our program will be in Clardy Hall on Thursday nights, starting with dinner at 6:00 pm, the program at 6:30, and small group discussion until 7:30. If you’d like to sign up to handle one of the dinners, please contact the Parish Office. See y’all there!
A Morsel for Meditation
The duties and cares of the day crowd about us when we awake each day – if they have not already dispelled our night’s rest. How can everything be accommodated in one day? When will I do this, when that? How will it all be accomplished? Thus agitated, we are tempted to run and rush. And so we must take the reins in hand and remind ourselves, “Let go of your plans. The first hour of your morning belongs to God. Tackle the day’s work that he charges you with, and he will give you the power to accomplish it.”
Edith Stein, Essays on Woman
Worship
COLLECT
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The readings may be found here
Processional Hymn
(St Thomas) H# 411


Gospel Hymn
(St Denio) H# 423 (virtual choir)


Offertory Hymn    
Communion Hymn
Historical Origins of the Hymn & Tune


(A3#130)
                                                         


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.
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
Just For Laughs
EPISCOPALIANS
Adapted from an essay by
Garrison Keillor

We make fun of Episcopalians for their blandness, their excessive calm, their fear of giving offense, their lack of speed and also for their secret fondness for macaroni and cheese. But nobody sings like them. If you were to ask an audience in Des Moines, a relatively Episcopalianless place, to sing along on the chorus of "Michael Row the Boat Ashore," they will look daggers at you as if you had asked them to strip to their underwear. But if you do this among Episcopalians, they'd smile and row that boat ashore and up on the beach!... And down the road!
It's natural for Episcopalians to sing in harmony. We are too modest to be soloists, too worldly to sing in unison. When you're singing in the key of C and you slide into the A7th and D7th chords, all two hundred of you, it's an emotionally fulfilling moment. By our joining in harmony, we somehow promise that we will not forsake each other.

I do believe this, people: Episcopalians, who love to sing in four-part harmony are the sort of people you could call up when you're in deep distress. If you are dying, they will comfort you. If you are lonely, they'll talk to you. And if you are hungry, they'll give you tuna salad!
Irenicon

It is easy to feel ourselves to be pawns, or statistics, or leaves blown about in the wind. We seem to be subject to larger and impersonal forces, for the most part working to our detriment. One type is the virus, another deep and disturbing social ills. In the midst of all this society, usually stolid and taken for granted, seems more tenuous than usual. In the moments when we feel the floor boards soggy under our feet, we are unsettled. But there is a moment of clarity here too: in post-modern society we often assume that the prevailing and decisive forces are secular or political or material, and we subject to them; perhaps religion helps people bear up in the midst of them. Perhaps in this sense that we were deemed 'essential' in the recent lockdown period.

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