St. Paul's Episcopal Church   Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


MESSENGER
"Making friends while serving God"

 
The Week of May 27 - June 2, 2019
  
ASCENSION SERVICE THURSDAY

 
Jesus' ascension into heaven is celebrated every year 40 days after Easter. This year's Ascension service involving local Episcopal and Lutheran churches is being conducted at St. John's Lutheran Church, 40 Wilbur Boulevard at 7:30 pm.

The new minister at St. John's, Pastor Jeff Koenig, will officiate. The Rev. Deborah Magdalene of Zion Episcopal Church in Wappingers Falls will preach.  All are invited.


Wait, wait--we're not escaping 
In Sunday's reading from the Acts of the Apostles the disciples are jailed because they relieved a slave girl of a spirit which allowed her to tell fortunes. The problem was that her owner depended on the income she generated for him, so he had the disciples arrested.
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THIS WEEK'S READINGS
  
An earthquake hit while the disciples were in jail and the jailer saw the walls were crumbling and the bars broken loose. He was about to take his life out of fear for the punishment he would receive when the prisoners escaped. "Hold on," they said. They weren't going anywhere. The jailer was baptized and God's redeeming love was proclaimed.
  
This is but one of the examples of the powers of faith which the disciples carried into the world after Jesus' Ascension.      
 

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

 
Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97
    Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21; John 17: 20-26
   
DEACON'S DOINGS

 
Hello St. Paul's family,
 
Since my ordination on May 11th have been a little busier. It was very important to me that I celebrate with you on May 12. This was the first time I was able to proclaim the Gospel as an ordained person. It was a pirit filled experience, and one of the duties of a deacon.   During the ummer, I will be giving back to my home parish, Christ Church, serving at St. Paul's, visiting other parishes to get connected, and observing other deacons in action.
 
During the past the past 9 months, you have been a wonderful support to me on my journey. I was asked to be St. Paul's liaison to Habitat for Humanity and coordinated a mini fundraiser during Lent. As long time supporter and a faithful community you contributed over $400 to Habitat of Dutchess County Faith Build. Thank you. Also, there will be other ways you will be invited to get involved. I will be enlisting your help.
 
St. Paul's is very involved in our community. I encourage you to invite your friends and family to join us in worship and community service.
Together we will spread the Good News to the world.
 
Blessings
Deacon Julett
 
PS:
Sunday May 19th was at Christ Church. This past Sunday I was visiting St.
Paul's, Spring Valley. I will be with you all June 2.

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

Lectors:           Rose Marie Proctor
                        Adrian Goldson

Litanist:           Pete Bedrossian
  
SUNDAY 10AM
Organist:         Maris Kristapsons
  
Acolytes:         Shawn Prater-Lee                 
  
Lectors:           Aleen Josephs-Clarke
                        Debbie Pitcher
  
Litanist:            Mark Debald
  
Usher:              Dewy Clarke
                         Mark Debald
  
Altar Guild:       Hyacinth Curtis & Daphne Barrett
     
 
 
 
 

THIS WEEK'S HYMNS

1982                 450        All hail the power of Jesus' name
 
1982                               Beneath the cross of Jesus
 
1982                 510        Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove
 
1982                 493        O for a thousand tongues to sing




HYMN INFORMATION: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, first published in 1779, is often referred to as the "National Anthem of Christendom." English missionary Edward Perronet Scott, the author of this text, was in India in the late 1700s, on his way to visit a remote mountain tribe which had never heard the name of Christ. As he approached, he was suddenly surrounded by a savage band of warriors brandishing spears. Expecting a quick death, he pulled out his violin and began playing and singing this hymn in their native language. However, the natives were moved by his words and the music, and Scott spent the rest of his life ministering to these people. American hymn tune composer Oliver Holden's 1793 tune "Coronation" is most often used with this text in America, while different tunes are favored in other countries.
  

 
 
 
 
 

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR
MAY 27 - June 2, 2019
                               
MON 27
7:30am "Good Morning" AA Meeting;  

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


TUE 28
10am-2pm Office, Pantry, Thrift Store;
6pm Evening Prayer, Bible Study;


WED 29
7:30am "Good Morning" AA Meeting;
10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Small Blessings Thrift Shop; 
12:15pm Healing Service & Eucharist;


THUR 30
10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Small Blessings Thrift Shop; 


FRI 31
7:30am "Good Morning" AA meeting; 
6:30pm "Journey to Recovery" NA Meeting;


SAT  1
8am Episcopal Charities Workshop;
10am "Journey to Recovery" NA Meeting
3pm  "Men do recover" NA Meeting

SUN 2
8am Rite I;
8:45am Lessons' Discussion;

9:30am Choir Practice; 

10am Sunday School;

10am Rite II; Anointing & Laying of Hands;

11:15am Coffee Hour;
11:30am Hospitality;
                          

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