Trinity Sunday
May 31, 2020

Anonymous Cusco School, Trifacial Trinity (Lima, Peru: Lima Art Museum, ca. 1750 - ca. 1770), oil on canvas. Dimensions - Height: 1,820 mm (71.65 in); Width: 1,240 mm (48.81 in).

Rector's Update
Greetings to the saints of St. Paul’s,

Alleluia! Alleluia! We’re coming back to church this Sunday!
Trinity Sunday, June 7 th , we’re opening the doors for the 10:30 service!

We’re going to lower our capacity to ensure that we have physical distance between people, and seating will be first come, first seated basis. We’re going to continue with our online streaming for the foreseeable future for those who aren’t ready to return. The Bishop has encouraged that those 65 and over (and those with underlying health conditions) to continue watching the livestream, rather than attending the service in person. Those who come on Sunday will note some differences, as we’re going to worship in compliance with Diocesan strictures. Here are some of the more obvious changes:
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 - 8am - Friday's 1 Corinthians via Zoom

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.
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 The readings may be found here .

May 31st - " The Day of Pentecost - Year A - Life in the Church "
Communion Hymns

Kyrie Eleison ( A3#106)
Look around you; can you see?
Times are troubled, people grieve.
See the violence, feel the hardness; all my people, weep with me.

Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison,
Kyrie eleison.

Walk among them, I’ll go with you.
Reach out to them with my hands.
Suffer with me, and together we will serve them, help them stand’. Refrain.
Forgive us, Father; hear our prayer.
We would walk with you anywhere, through your suff’ring, with forgiveness; take your life into the world. Refrain.

Recessional Hymn     

A Morsel for Meditation
MY God, my God, thou art a direct God, may I not say a literal God, a God that wouldst be understood literally and according to the plain sense of all that thou sayest? but thou art also (Lord, I intend it to thy glory, and let no profane misinterpreter abuse it to thy diminution), thou art a figurative, a metaphorical God too; a God in whose words there is such a height of figures, such voyages, such peregrinations to fetch remote and precious metaphors, such extensions, such spreadings, such curtains of allegories, such third heavens of hyperboles, so harmonious elocutions, so retired and so reserved expressions, so commanding persuasions, so persuading commandments, such sinews even in thy milk, and such things in thy words, as all profane authors seem of the seed of the serpent that creeps, thou art the Dove that flies. O, what words but thine can express the inexpressible texture and composition of thy word, in which to one man that argument that binds his faith to believe that to be the word of God, is the reverent simplicity of the word, and to another the majesty of the word; and in which two men equally pious may meet, and one wonder that all should not understand it, and the other as much that any man should.


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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
8320 Jack Finney Blvd. 
Greenville, TX 75402
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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
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Pastoral Letter

We must be guided by science and data. We will be cautious, aiming to be behind the descending curve as we were ahead of the ascending one. The virus has no political party, and we aim to make decisions to combat it in a similarly neutral way. We want to be in sync whenever possible with the authorities and fellow Churches. We have one policy for the diocese. Our real polestar is the tradition of Christian theology and spirituality we have inherited.... Continue reading
Pray for the Church, the Body of Christ
Please pray for those on our prayer list this week:

 Jorn 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 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.

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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