Third Sunday
After Pentecost
June 19, 2020







Philippe de Champaigne , Still-Life with a Skull,
Vanitas (Le Mans, France: Tessé Museum, c. 1671),
oil on panel. Dimensions Height: 28 cm (11 in). Width: 37 cm (14.6 in).

THANK YOU! To all our volunteers who came out 'For The City'
Friday night and Saturday morning to deliver to over 360 homes around our church. Citywide approximately 6500 homes were prayed over as the door hangers were delivered.
Laura Funk, Georgianna Harrison, John Shasteen, David Kirkland, Emma Shasteen, McKenzie and Suzanne Taylor, Ken and Marie Gunter, Beatrice Duku, Jane Asberry, Mark Walsh, Elizabeth Porter
Audrey and Darby Ballard, David Kirkand, Lillian McHenry, Elizabeth Porter, Marie Aughty, Laura Funk, Rebecca and John Ballard, Jennifer Faunce, Mark Walsh, John Shasteen, David Clegg, Emma Shasteen
" But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and
pray to the lord on its behalf , for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Jeremiah 29:7"
VESTRY HIGHLIGHTS
Greetings to the saints of St. Paul’s,

At the June Vestry meeting, the Vestry:
·          Discussed “what changes would make St. Paul’s into more of Jesus’ church?”
·          Heard that the Fort Worth Diocese that left the Episcopal Church won the lawsuit to retain their property.
·          Thanked Bill Rolston and Elizabeth Porter for helping out with office duties while Angela is on maternity leave.
·          Heard that the Policy Committee will re-review the draft of “St. Paul’s Disaster Response Plan.”
·          Heard that Sunday in-person service has resumed at 10:30. Live streaming will continue indefinitely. The attendance has been under capacity, and Clardy Hall is available should we reach capacity.
·          Heard that the 8:00 and Wednesday in-person services will resume when attendance and service support is expected to reach critical mass (i.e. 10 persons). The Wednesday Noonday service may shift to 10:30 am to be closer to the Children’s Chapel.
·          Heard that Altar flower prices have increased.
·          Heard that the Rector will take a six-day spiritual retreat at All Saints Camp & Conference Center beginning of August.
·          Was asked for questions should be included in a Parish Survey.
·          Heard that St. Joseph’s Guild is on hiatus due to coronavirus concerns.
·          Heard that bids are being solicited for the roof on Clardy Hall and the school.
·          Heard that the fire lanes have been repainted, per the Fire Marshal's report.
·          Heard that the school will be discussing the repair/replacement of the school sign.
·          Heard that the Stewardship Committee will be looking at planned giving in the future.
·          Approved: “The St. Paul’s Day Celebration will occur on June 28th after the 10:30 service. Joe Bleier will provide BBQed lamb, and parishioners will be invited to provide other food. The celebration will be in Clardy Hall and breezeway as a way to invite people back to church. Efforts will be taken to insure proper physical distancing and cleaning.”

Monthly - Income: 8,473.98; Budget: $20,374.00; Over Budget: -$11,900.02

View 10:30 a.m. service live on


Join us for Virtual Coffee Hour following the service on Zoom:
Meeting ID : 903 777 2020
or, Join by phone - dial: 346 248 7799

Broadcast Wed. at 8am and 6pm on GEUS Channel 34


Wednesdays - Noonday prayer at Noon
via Zoom & Facebook live (above)


Bible Study, June 26th is cancelled


Per the directive of Bishop Sumner, the St. Paul’s Church office is closed for the forseeable future. Angela Dryer, our Parish Administrator, will check
the office voicemail and email daily and respond to any messages.
 COLLECT AND READINGS
O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving­kindness; 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 Hymns

(A3#106)




Recessional Hymn     
H#558

A Morsel for Meditation
Inspection stickers used to have printed on the back, “Drive carefully: the life you save may be your own.” That is the wisdom of men in a nutshell. What God says, on the other hand, is, “The life you save is the life you lose.” In other words, the life you clutch, hoard, guard, and play safe with is in the end a life worth little to anybody, including yourself; and only a life given away for love’s sake is a life worth living. To bring this point home, God shows us a man who gave his life away to the extent of dying a national disgrace without a penny in the bank or a friend to his name. In terms of men’s wisdom, he was a perfect fool, and anybody who thinks he can follow him without making something like the same kind of fool of himself is laboring not under a cross but a delusion.
Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking:
A Theological ABC (Harper & Row, 1973), 28.
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Giving

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.
Opportunity to Serve or Be Served
If you have followed our Facebook or YouTube live streaming you may not know that the team that has made the audio/visual possible are the Faunce Family - Jennifer, Jeff and Jacob. Camera operators are Mark Walsh and Laura Funk.

Have you operated cameras or worked in video production or would like to learn? Contact Jeff Faunce at 903-413-7791
JOIN OUR TEAM
Explore the Diocese
Baptisms Virtual and Otherwise

Despite this season of self-distancing babies still need baptizing. Resurrection in Plano, and Holy Cross in Paris found a way to make this particular sacrament happen. continue reading

Pray for the Church, the Body of Christ
Please pray for those on our prayer list this week:

 J orn Jamieson, Judy Shaddox, Chris Bynum, Lily Stipe, Chris Wiltz,
Allen Clegg Sr., The Clegg Family, Jo Dodson, Elaine Hodge,
Beverly Gish, Mike Lavigne,
Faye Hamann, Dana Medford,
Bob Lanier, Alice Cooney,
Paula Reeves, Cyndi Sehr,
Wayne and Lillian McHenry,
Eileen Jenkins, Dru Ann Jamison,
Father Gordon and Dolores Miltenberger

We offer special prayers for the family of Dan McGlone who passed away this week. A private funeral service will be held. 
 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 add people to the list by filling out a DOK confidential prayer card and putting them in the blue box located in the Narthex.
Contact our church office to add a name to our prayer list: 903-455-5030. Names remain for one month unless renewed or canceled.
DOK 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).
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