February 14 - 10:30am
Sieger Köder, Transfiguration or Wonder: Stations of the Cross series
(c. 2012), illustration. www.pauline-uk.org
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
The morning prayer determines the day. Squandered time of which we are clashamed, temptations to which we succumb, weakness and lack of courage in work, disorganization and lack of discipline in our thoughts and in our conversation with others, all have their own origin most often in the neglect of morning prayer. Order and distribution of our time become more firm where they originate in prayer. Temptations which accompany the working day will be conquered on the basis of the morning breakthrough to God. Decisions, demanded by work, become easier and simpler where they are made not in the fear of men but only in the sight of God. “Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men” (Col. 3:23). Even mechanical work is done in a more patient way if it arises from the recognition of God and his command. The powers to work take hold, therefore, at the place where we have prayed to God. He wants to give us today the power which we need for our work.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible
(Augsburg Fortress Publishing, 1974), 64. 
Worship
COLLECT
O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; 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

Communion Hymn


      




Recessional Hymn
H# 460
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
Ash Wednesday Service

What do we do with great and grim TV? Who wants to come home after a hard day and watch something depressing? Unless perhaps it makes one’s own life look better by comparison? I have in mind a television series, one of the best is called ‘Chernobyl.’ It tells the tale of the worst nuclear power disaster in history, but it is also about all the self-serving avoidance, ideology, and finger pointing in the wake of the accident. Trouble was that the neutrons and photons don’t care about our agenda. The reactions continued, and the deadly pollution continued to spread. Underneath the human words and plots, reality marches on. Finally came a few courageous people who were willing to deal with the waste from the disaster at great personal cost. I leave it to you to think of other issues where something moves apace in spite of our special pleading: interest on the national debt would be my example, since compound interest knows no political party. Or think of an epidemic, where the virus has no interest in political posturing or positions.


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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