St. Paul's Episcopal Church   Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


MESSENGER
"Making friends while serving God"

 
The Week of May 20-26, 2019
  
THOSE WHO LOVE JESUS 
 
The message from Jesus in Sunday's Gospel is one that is both remarkably simple and at the same time very difficult. Jesus tells his disciples "Those who love me will keep my word." It is a fairly clear proposition. We are to love God and to love our neighbor. That's what Jesus has been preaching throughout his earthly ministry and now it is on us to "do the deal."
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THIS WEEK'S READINGS
 
But we all know it isn't all that easy. It involves setting aside all manner of preconceived notions, a variety of worldly pleasures and preferences, and locating in our hearts a place of generosity that we can go to--and get to--before self-interest and self-protection kick in.
 
Jesus gave us the instrument to effect this generosity of heart. He said, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you." And just in case we were thinking that it was a benefit to ease our lives, he said, "I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." Heavenly peace is what we are offered. It can help us through any situation as long as we strive always to follow Jesus' teaching and not submit to earthly values.

To be redirected to the Lectionary Page and get a digital copy of the readings 

Acts 16:9-15; Revelation 21:10,22-22:5
    Psalm 67; John 14:23-29


CARIBBEAN DINNER A HUGE SUCCESS!!!
Julett Butler, Norma Williams and Roseline Oni working hard in the kitchen. Only a small part of the crew who worked very hard to make this event happen.
 
Thanks to Norma Williams and  her dedicated team, 90 delicious meals were served Saturday evening.  The ladies worked diligently from Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening preparing and serving oxtails, brown stew pork, curried chicken, rice and beans, cabbage and carrots, and bread pudding.  
This was a huge undertaking!! MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED!!  Also, thanks to all who supported St. Paul's by attending this event.
NEXT EVENT-OUTBACK LUNCH!!  BE SURE TO GET YOUR TICKETS BY JUNE 1
 
P A R I S H  N E WS
 
 
 
JOIN US AND BRING A FRIEND FOR OUR OUTBACK LUNCH
Help earn some money for St. Paul's by joining us for this lunch. Its a great way to support St. Paul's without doing any work - just come, enjoy conversation with friends along with a yummy lunch - all for just $17.00.

The menu will include a Chicken Wing appetizer to be shared with your table, a choice of Caesar or House salad, Entree choice of Salmon, Chicken or Chicken & Steak, soda, coffee or tea and dessert.  

Get your tickets from Cynthia Benjamin, Rose Marie Proctor, Hyacinth Curtis, Claudette Tucker, Adrian Goldson, Colleen Misner, Norma Williams, Janet Quade or Bobbie Gordon.  If you'd like to sell tickets, please see Bobbie Gordon.

Tickets need to be purchased by June 1.
Checks may be made payable to St. Paul's Church.
Don't miss this event - everyone had a really good time last year.
  
 
 MAY IS STILL CANNED FRUIT MONTH
More fruit, please! Cans and jars of applesauce, peaches, mixed fruit -- Yummy, healthy snack or dessert.
 
Many thanks to our regular contributors from our Food Pantry volunteers and clients..

 
25 WEEK CLUB

A REMINDER FOR THOSE WHO DON'T REMEMBER HOW IT WORKS
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You buy a ticket for $25.   You are then eligible to win any of the drawings and you can win multiple times!! Weekly drawings of $20 & $10 will be held every Sunday at Coffee Hour beginning April 7 and continuing through September 22.

A final drawing and party will be held Saturday, September 29. Prizes of $500, $250, $150, $100 and $50 will be awarded at that time.

Tickets will be available beginning Saturday, February 16. Plan to get at least 1 ticket and try to sell some also. It's a fun way to support the church.

This time at least half of the profits will help pay for our new pew cushions.
 

                           
                     
                                  MAY BIRTHDAYS
 
3       Robin Porter                                          17       Kataleya Anaho Mayorga
         Aiden Curtis                                           18       Claudette Tucker
7       Carolyn Dewald                                     20       George Santos Jr.    
         Frances Rogers                                                Richlina Angel Hodge     
         Clifford Clarke                                        22       Shiann Mayorga Cash
         Christiana Prater-Lee                             25      Theresa Butler
8       Bruce Woven                                          27      Mark Goodwin
11     Mary Wethington                                              Bert Mazzuto
15     Joanna Frang                                                   Velma Pusey
                                                                       30       Debbie Pitcher
                                                                             

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church-Poughkeepsie
 
 

'In Service to God & You'
 
SUNDAY 8AM
Server:            Maria Bell

Lectors:           Rose Marie Proctor
                        Julett Butler

Litanist:           Pete Bedrossian
  
SUNDAY 10AM
Organist:         Maris Kristapsons
  
Acolytes:         Shawn Prater-Lee                 
  
Lectors:           Carola Madrid
                        Mark Debald
  
Litanist:            Mark Debald
  
Usher:              Dewy Clarke
                         Mark Debald
  
Altar Guild:       Joanna Frang & Rose Marie Proctor

Greeters:          Brooke Plain & Alexis Plain            
 
 
 
 

THIS WEEK'S HYMNS

1982                 405       All things bright and beautiful
 
1982                 537       Christ for the world we sing
 
LEVAS-II          109        What a friend we have in Jesus
 
1982                 345       Savior, again to thy dear Name we raise




HYMN INFORMATION: Samuel Wolcott was the pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church in Cleveland, Ohio when the local branch of the Young Men's Christian Association held a meeting in his church.  As he listened to the speakers, Wolcott was inspired by a large banner with the theme of the event: "Christ for the World, and the World for Christ." Having served as a missionary, Wolcott knew the need that existed in other countries, but he also thought of America as part of the world that needed Christ. He later recounted, "It was on my way home from this service in 1869, walking alone through the streets, that I put together the four stanzas of the hymn." Though Wolcott wrote many hymn texts, Christ for the world we sing is the only one remembered today. His words are usually coupled with a tune written one hundred years earlier by Italian opera composer Felice Giardini, who traveled widely and spent his final years in Russia. Though this tune has had various names in different denominations' hymnals, it is probably best known as "Moscow," referencing the city where Giardini died.
  

 
 
 
 
 

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR
MAY 20-26, 2019
                               
MON 20
7:30am "Good Morning" AA Meeting;  

6:30pm "Journey to Recovery" NA Meeting;


TUE 21
10am-2pm Office, Pantry, Thrift Store;
6pm Evening Prayer, Seekers group;


WED 22
7:30am "Good Morning" AA Meeting;
10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Small Blessings Thrift Shop; 
12:15pm Healing Service & Eucharist;


THUR 23
10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Small Blessings Thrift Shop; 
6pm Finance mtg;


FRI 24
7:30am "Good Morning" AA meeting; 
6:30pm "Journey to Recovery" NA Meeting;


SAT  25
10am "Journey to Recovery" NA Meeting
12pm PH Private Party;
3pm  "Men do recover" NA Meeting
3pm SH Private Party;
 
SUN 26
8am Rite I;
8:45am Lessons' Discussion;

9:30am Choir Practice; 

10am Sunday School;

10am Rite II; Celebrating Birthdays & Anniversaries

11:15am Coffee Hour;
11:30am Youth- Lunch Box & Connect
3pm SH private Party;
                          

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