January 31 - 10:30am
(Paris: Musée d'Orsay, c. 1887-88), oil on panel.
Dimensions 50 × 62 cm (19.7 × 24.4 in).
Annual Meeting and Voting

The Annual Meeting will be broadcast live (just like the church service). We’ll have seating for 20 in the church, and 20 in the parish hall.

We’ll have three different ways to vote for candidates:
  1. Standard paper ballot voting in the church and parish hall.
  2. Drive through voting at the breezeway on the south transept of the church. There will be ballots and a ballot box on a table under the breezeway. After the service, just fill out your ballot and put it in the ballot box. 
  3. Online voting via Zoom. To vote via Zoom, please go to https://zoom.us/j/9037772020 on your computer immediately after the service. You’ll be able to watch the Annual Meeting with your browser, and vote via the Zoom app.
Announcements
January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. For more information please reach out to the Project Moses ministry at www.saintmichael.org/projectmoses or email them at projectmoses@gmail.com.
A Morsel for Meditation
I'm concerned about a better world. I'm concerned about justice; I'm concerned about brotherhood; I'm concerned about truth. And when one is concerned about that, he can never advocate violence. For through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can't murder murder. Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can't establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can't murder hate through violence. Darkness cannot put out darkness; only light can do that.
Martin Luther King Jr., Where Do We Go from Here?
 
Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, “What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.” Yes, evil often seems to surpass good by far. But then, in spite of us, and without our permission, there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts. One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw. And so I still have hope.
Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

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

Gospel Hymn


Offertory Hymn    
Communion Hymn
Joan Baez/Leon Bibb




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, Mike Lavigne,
Bill Rolston, Dana Medford,
Marcy Walsh, Paula Reeves,
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:
Since we’re doing so much online our Google, YouTube, Facebook reviews are particularly important. Please take the time to give us a 5-star review! : https://g.page/r/CfEFxlXVrQvbEAg/review

  • 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 6 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

Hidden in plain sight in our community lies one of the most odious crimes against humankind: slavery, which is the result of the widespread trafficking of human beings. Incredible as it seems in this day and time, the person mowing your lawn or cleaning your house or selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door in your neighborhood might be trapped in involuntary servitude.
 
Human trafficking, as defined by the Texas Department of Public Safety, “involves the recruitment, harboring, transporting or procurement of a person for labor or services for the purpose of involuntary servitude, slavery or forced commercial sex acts.”
 
Certainly, as faith leaders, we have heard of the existence of this malevolent crime in the United States for several years. But, like most people, we have not been fully aware of this modern-day slavery in our community. This lack of knowledge among the general public is especially insidious because it only helps perpetuate the problem. That is why increased public awareness of human trafficking and its virulent consequences are essential to its elimination.
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