Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 16, 2021 - 8am and 10:30am

Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper
(Milan, Italy: Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, c 1490), fresco, detail.

St. Joseph Guild this Saturday, 15 May 8:00AM

We will start with a bag breakfast followed by
our prayer circle.
Some of the tasks on tap include:
Installing a Bible shelf in the Sanctuary. We will use power tools on this one.

Moving a pew such that the Bible shelf is accessible.

Painting a 4x8 sheet of ply wood.
Installing the new plywood sheet under the eaves of Clardy Hall. Power tools will be used.

Cleaning/repainting the eaves of Clardy Hall.

Celebrate Pentecost with us Sunday
May 23

Picnic following 10:30am service, Parish Hall
A Morsel for Meditation
Our faith begins at the point where atheists suppose it must be at an end. Our faith begins with the bleakness and power which is the night of the cross, abandonment, temptation, and doubt about everything that exists! Our faith must be born where it is abandoned by all tangible reality; it must be born of nothingness, it must taste this nothingness and be given it to taste in a way that no philosophy of nihilism can imagine.
H. J. Iwand: Bread and Wine
Faith is what you have in the absence of knowledge…and that absence doesn’t bother me because I have got, over the years, a sense of the immense sweep of creation, of the evolutionary process in everything, of how incomprehensible God must necessarily be to be the God of heaven and earth. You can’t fit the Almighty into your intellectual categories. If you want your faith, you have to work for it. It is a gift, but for very few is it a gift given without any demand for time devoted to its cultivation.…Even in the life of a Christian, faith rises and falls like the tides of an invisible sea. It’s there, even when he can’t see it or feel it, if he wants it to be there.
Flannery O’Connor: Cries from the Heart

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

The readings may be found here
Communion Hymns
Pass It On (A3#133)             

It Is Well With My Soul (A3#100) Redeemed Quartet   

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:
Julia Schwartz, Gail Rolston and Family, Beverly Gish,
Bob Lanier, 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.

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).

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
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Masks worn by all at worship. Please bring your own!
Only one entrance. Sanitizers
will be located there.
No tactile passing of the Peace
separated by 6 feet.

Collection plate placed at
entrance to the Nave
Bread only communion distributed within Diocesan protocols.
Join us for coffee hour
Filling Station with Canon Carrie Headington

Join Canon Carrie Headington during a Harrogate England
"Filling Station" event via zoom at 7:30 p.m., May 18.

Filling Stations are monthly Christian celebration meetings normally held in non-church venues such as village halls, cafes and community spaces throughout the United Kingdom. 
The zoom meeting id is 930 75563791, passcode is 057589

Ministry to Migrant Children at Dallas Convention Center

“I didn’t expect to go over there and do something nice for these kids and end up being sad,” said the Rev. David Petrash after volunteering to offer his pastoral services to the refugee children from South and Central America. “The best thing we can do for them is pray over them.”

Diocesan clergy answered the call to minister to the 1,500 refugee children staying temporarily at Kay Baily Hutchison Convention Center. Petrash, along with the Rev. Adriana Elliott, the Rev. Debra Vela and her daughter, Mariel Gutierrez, the Rev. Noe Mendez, and Juan Benitez from Gateway of Grace to minister to the children with prayer, a homily and music. The volunteers are working with Catholic Charities and had to get the required clearances before offering their help.

Vela said her efforts to speak Spanish brought levity to the situation and made them laugh after she told them they could teach her Spanish. And pretty much every time she spoke Spanish they giggled, she said.
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