Second Sunday After Christmas - January 5, 2020

Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The readings may be found here .

Morsel for Meditation

You can't skip chapters, that's not how life works. You have to read every line, meet every character. You won't enjoy all of it. Hell, some chapters will make you cry for weeks. You will mad things you don't want to read, you will have moments when you don't want the pages to end. But you have to keep going. Stories keep the world revolving. Live yours, don’t miss out.

Courtney Peppernell, Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart
(Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2018), np.
(New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters, 1923),
oil on canvas. Dimensions: 29 x 26 in
Communion Hymns
I Saw the Light (A3#88)

Holy Ground (A3#117)

Recessional Hymn     
(Azmon) (H# 493)

So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: for he is your Lord; and worship you him.
Psalm 45:11

Thank you to everyone who supported
St. Paul's Altar Guild throughout 2019

Upcoming Events and Fundraiser
Sunday's 9:30am - 10:15am
Adult and Youth Sunday School
Gospel of John - Chapters 8 & 9

Beginning 01/17 - Friday's - 8:00am
Bible & Breakfast meets in Clardy Hall
Jan. 6th
Ladies Lunch - 11:30am

Jan. 20th
Ladies Nite Out - 6:30pm
Opportunities to Serve

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. Proberbs 3:9-10 (ESV) 

What goes up
Must come down.

Removal of Christmas Decorations - January 12th
after 10:30am service.
Lay Ministry
8:00 am Lector/LEM
01/05: Bill Rolston
01/12: Bill Rolston
10:30am Old Testament
and Psalm Lector
01/05: Robb Horn
01/12: David Clegg
New Testament Lector / LEM
01/05: David Clegg
01/08: CJ Cathey
01/12: Suzanne Taylor
01/05: Evelyn Rovell, Feff Jaunce, TBD
01/12: Karen Campbell, Darby Ballard, David Kirklin
Altar Guild
01/05: Georgianna Harrison
01/12: Peggy Cole
Vestry Persons of the Day
01/05: Peggy Cole
01/12: David Kirklin
Circle of Care (weekly)
01/05: Suzanne Taylor, Bill Shaddox
01/12: Karen Campbell
Intercessory Prayer
01/05: Dana Medford, Marie Aughtry
01/12: Rebecca Ballard, Suzanne Taylo
Coffee Hour
01/05: ECW
01/12: 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   No Service Jan. 1st
Bible Study 6:30 PM

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