St. Paul's Episcopal Church   Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


MESSENGER
"Making friends while serving God"

 
The Week of May 13-19, 2019
  
HOW ARE WE KNOWN?
 
At the Last Supper, after Judas departed, Jesus lets his disciples know what is to come. And it comes almost immediately. He is betrayed, taken into custody, beaten, humiliated, forced to carry his own cross and crucified. He is to be buried and he will rise from the dead on the first Easter. It is a lot to take in.
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THIS WEEK'S READINGS
  
But at that supper he tells his disciples 'Where I am going, you cannot come.' I give you a new commandment, that you love one another." Who knows what else had occurred to the disciples as plans to implement after Jesus was gone. But he made it clear they were to love one another. And let's remember this exchange of information came at the Last Supper at which he washed their feet and told the disciples they should do the same for each other.
  
In Sunday's Gospel he repeats that message, saying, "Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." This is an important reminder to the church even today. We are called to love our neighbor and to love one another.
 
To be redirected to the Lectionary Page and get a digital copy of the readings 

Acts 11:1-18; 21:1-6
    Psalm 148; John 13:31-35


A joyous day at the Cathedral
Ordination of Julett Butler followed 
by official assignment to St. Pauls

Our deacon-in-training, Julett Butler,at the right side of Bishop Andy in the photo, was ordained to the Holy Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Church Saturday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Three other individuals were ordained with Julett. The ceremony was witnessed by approximately 150 clergy, including Bishop Andy Dietsche and Bishop Mary Glasspool, and representatives from the four parishes which sponsored the four deacon ordinands, now deacons. Friends, family, supporters and well wishers made up the balance of the congregation.

On Wednesday we learned that Julett and her ministry have been assigned to St. Paul's Church. Formalities are required, including a covenant document that sets a timeframe and expectations of both the new deacon and the parish.
 
  P A R I S H  N E W S

 
THIS SATURDAY, MAY 18th
 
 
 
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
                        Tom Walker

Litanist:           Pete Bedrossian
  
SUNDAY 10AM
Organist:         Maris Kristapsons
  
Acolytes:         Shawn Prater-Lee                 
  
Lectors:           Brooke Plain
                        Alexis Plain
  
Litanist:            Mark Debald
  
Usher:              Dewy Clarke
                         Mark Debald
  
Altar Guild:       Norma Williams & Mertlyn Tomlinson

Greeters:          Brooke Plain & Alexis Plain            
 
 
 
 

THIS WEEK'S HYMNS

1982                 529       In Christ there is no East or West
 
1982                 603       When Christ was lifted from the earth
 
1982                 487       Come, my Waym my Truth, my Life
 
1982                 544       Jesus shall regn where'er the sun




HYMN INFORMATION: Not all hymn texts are originally meant for congregational singing. In his short life, George Herbert (1593-1632) held positions at Cambridge University and in Parliament. In his last years he became an Anglican priest and was one of the leading metaphysical poets of his time, writing to supplement his own income and to help rebuild a church he was serving in a rural parish southwest of London. Herbert's text reflects on John 14:6, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Several of Herbert's poems were set to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams as songs around 1910. In 1956, this tune and harmonization were adapted to create the hymn Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life.
 

 
 
 
 
 

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR
MAY 13-19, 2019
                               
MON 13
7:30am "Good Morning" AA Meeting;  

5pm Stewardship;
6pm Evening Prayer;
6:30pm "Journey to Recovery" NA Meeting;


TUE 14
10am-2pm Office, Pantry, Thrift Store;
6pm Evening Prayer, Bible Study;


WED 15
7:30am "Good Morning" AA Meeting;
10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Small Blessings Thrift Shop; 
12:15pm Healing Service & Eucharist;
6:30pm Spiritual Life Mtg;


THUR 16
10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Small Blessings Thrift Shop; 


FRI 17
7:30am "Good Morning" AA meeting; 
6:30pm "Journey to Recovery" NA Meeting;


SAT  18
10am "Journey to Recovery" NA Meeting
2pm SH Private Party;
3pm  "Men do recover" NA Meeting
6pm Caribbean Dinner;
 
SUN 19
8am Rite I;
8:45am Lessons' Discussion;

9:30am Choir Practice; 

10am Sunday School;

10am Rite II;

11:15am Coffee Hour;
                          

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