Last Sunday After Pentecost: Christ The King - November 24, 2019
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The readings may be found here .
Morsel for Meditation

Fallen man is not simply an imperfect creature who needs improvement: he is a rebel who must lay down his arms. Laying down your arms, surrendering, saying you are sorry, realizing that you have been on the wrong track and getting ready to start life over again from the ground floor – that is the only way out of a hole. This process of surrender, this movement full speed astern, is what Christians call repentance.
C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity , Book 2, Chapter 4.

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Processional Hymn
(Ein feste Burg) H 688 ( song story )

Gospel Hymn
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (Lauda anima) H 410 (lyrics)

Offertory Hymns

Communion Hymns

Recessional Hymn     
Crown Him with many crowns (Diademata) H# 494 ( song story )
Vestry Highlights
At the November Vestry meeting, the Vestry:
  • Finished the book I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference by Thom S. Rainer.
  • Received the Natural Church Development analysis of St. Paul’s.
  • Discussed ways to integrate new people into St. Paul’s.
  • Heard that the program for Advent will be Who Needs Christmas? by Andy Stanley.
  • Discussed accountability for non-cash contributions and cash purchases without a receipt.
  • Decided to donate $100 and 5 baskets of food at the Community Thanksgiving service on November 26th.
  • Was reminded to keep our attitude as “Put Jesus First.”
  • Discussed the coordinating the repair of the Sacristy wall better between St. Joseph’s Guild and the Altar Guild.
  • Decided to donate $600 to Community Seeds for a table for 8 at their fundraiser on December 5th, and promote their ministry at St. Paul’s.
  • Was reminded to bring our pledge cards to our Stewardship dinner this Sunday after the 10:30 service.
  • Approved St. Paul’s Organizational chart (now posted on the Parish Hall bulletin board).
  • Began reviewing the Safety Committee’s proposed “St. Paul’s Disaster Response Plan.”

 Total Income Year-to-Date: 162,833.87; Budget: $151,900; Over Budget: 10,933.87
“I believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end of life. The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may.”

Martin Luther King Jr.,
A Testament of Hope
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Upcoming Events and Fundraiser

11/26: Tuesday - 7:00pm
Host Church - Mt. Elem Baptist
3102 Dalton St, Greenville, TX 75401
(903) 454-0422

St. Paul's will donate $100 and 5 baskets
2019 ECW - Episcopal Church Women
Thanksgiving and Christmas Fundraiser
Opportunities to Serve
Stewardship Today
Frank McKee – Stewardship Committee

Today we celebrate and acknowledge with thanksgiving all of God’s gifts to us. We are honored to make our commitment to God’s work for next year through St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. We joyfully acknowledge the source of all goodness and life, and respond by our offering of our pledges this morning as we come forward to receive the Bread of Life. Thank you for your faithful stewardship.
Lay Ministry
8:00 am Lector/LEM
11/24: David Clegg
12/01: Suzanne Taylor
10:30am Old Testament
and Psalm Lector
11/24: CJ Cathey
12/01: Karen Campbell
New Testament Lector / LEM
11/24: Karen Campbell
11/27: Tommy Campbell
12/01: Robb Horn
11/24: MacKenzie Taylor, Beatrice Duku, David Kirklin
12/01: Evelyn Rovell, Aubrey Ballard, Jeff Faunce
Altar Guild
11/24: Mike Lavigne, Beth Lachnitt
12/01: Gail Rolston, Laura Funk
Vestry Persons of the Day
11/24: Mike Lavigne, Dana Medford
12/01: Peggy Cole, Tommy Campbell
Circle of Care (weekly)
11/24: Karen & Tommy Campbell
12/01: Elaine Hodge, Mike Lavigne
Intercessory Prayer
11/24: Nancy Wyant, Diana Richards
12/01: Elaine Hodge, Rebecca Ballard
Coffee Hour
11/24: Stewardship Lunch
12/01: ECW
Pray for the Church, the Body of Christ
Please pray for those on our prayer list this week:
 Bob Lanier, Allen Clegg Sr., The Clegg Family, Jo Dodson, Elaine Hodge, Beverly Gish, Cyndi Sehr, Faye Hamann, Dana Medford,
Alice Cooney, Diana Richards,
Mike Lavigne, Dru Ann Jamison
Wayne and Lillian McHenry,
Eileen Jenkins, Paula Reeves
Fr. Gordon, 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 or 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).
Sunday Services:
Holy Eucharist, Rite I   8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist, Rite II   10:30 AM
 Sunday School for Adults and Youth 9:30-10:15am Clardy Hall

Wednesday Services:
Holy Eucharist, Rite I    Noon
Bible Study 6:30 PM

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