Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 9, 2021 - 8am and 10:30am

Altar Flowers are given to the greater glory of God by David Clegg "In loving memory of his mother and grandmother"

National Day of Prayer, May 6, 2021
Hunt County Courthouse
LORD pour out Your LOVE, LIFE, and LIBERTY”
Parishioners from St. Paul's Episcopal included Karen Campbell, Marie Aughtry, Jennifer Faunce and Elizabeth Porter. Not pictured Laura Funk.


Father Nick was among the local clergy and laity who participated in praying for local, state, and federal governmental entities, including our schools and the community.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 NKJV

Thomas Cole, The Voyage of Life: Childhood (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1840), oil on canvas. 52.4 in × 78 in.

A Morsel for Meditation
If we want to support each other’s inner lives, we must remember a simple truth: the human soul does not want to be fixed, it wants simply to be seen and heard. If we want to see and hear a person’s soul, there is another truth we must remember: the soul is like a wild animal – tough, resilient, and yet shy. When we go crashing through the woods shouting for it to come out so we can help it, the soul will stay in hiding. But if we are willing to sit quietly and wait for a while, the soul may show itself.
Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach
 
If sympathy is all that human beings need, then the cross of Christ is an absurdity and there is absolutely no need for it. What the world needs is not “a little bit of love,” but major surgery. If you think you are helping lost people with your sympathy and understanding, you are a traitor to Jesus Christ. You must have a right-standing relationship with him yourself, and pour your life out in helping others in his way – not in a human way that ignores God.
Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest


Worship
Collect
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The readings may be found here
Communion Hymns
Majesty (A3#113)




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.
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.
 
No tactile passing of the Peace
Worshippers/households
separated by 6 feet.

Collection plate placed at
entrance to the Nave
 
Bread only communion distributed within Diocesan protocols.
 
Join us for coffee hour
The Absence of Regret

The following was written for Nashotah House's collection of Lent and Easter reflections; it is for the Easter Wednesday Morning Prayer reading of Luke 24:13-35.

Perhaps the most wonderful, certainly the most detailed, Easter story is this one. Two disciples, walking back home in ignorance of Jesus’ resurrection, have a conversation with Jesus on the road for, we’d guess, an hour or two, and they do not know it is Jesus. He explains from the Bible why the Messiah had to die and “enter into his glory.” They invite him into their home for supper. He takes bread. They recognize him. He disappears. They race back to Jerusalem with the news that they have seen him.

Had I been one of them, I am sure my first word upon Jesus’ disappearing would have been unprintable. What a fool I was not to have recognized him earlier! Then for the rest of my life I would regret that I let him slip away from me.

Episcopal Diocese of Dallas Podcasts
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Every day throughout the year we’ll be bringing you an audio
scripture reading from the Old and New Testament.
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