St. Paul's Episcopal Church   Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

"Making friends while serving God"

The week of July 9-15, 2018  
John the Baptist pays a price for being outspoken
 2 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19,  Psalm 24
Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29

This week's readings
Sunday's Gospel relates the story of King Herod and John the Baptist. It is as sad a story as one will find in the Bible. It reveals human nature at its worst. John the Baptist is indiscreet in his criticism of the king because the king married his brother's widow after the brother died. John the Baptist cannot leave it alone and he infuriates the king's wife, Herodias.
King Herod admires and respects John, however, so he doesn't deal with him the way Herodias would like him to. But when Herodias' daughter dances before the king and delights him, Herod promises to grant her any wish. On her mother's advice she asks for the head of John the Baptist.
This is not the first time, neither will it be the last, in which otherwise virtuous characters in the Bible choose a path that harms the faithful. In this case, Herod considers his promise to grant a wish more important than obeying the Sixth Commandment, Thou Shalt Not Kill.

'In Service to God & You'
Server:            Maria Bell
Lectors:           Rose Marie Proctor
                        Adrian Goldson
Litanist:           Pete Bedrossian
Organist:         Maris Kristapsons
Acolytes:         Shawn Prater-Lee
                        Jordan Rosborough
                        Ben Rosborough
Lectors:           Rena Mazzuto
                        Aleen Clarke
Litanist:           Mark Debald
Usher:             Dewy Clarke
                        Mark Debald
Altar Guild:      Mertlyn & Norma
Greeters:         Debbie Pitcher
                        Bobbie Gordon

  P A R I S H  N E W S


The following event is Saturday, August 18th - Lunch at Outback Steakhouse from 11:00am - 1:00pm.   Tickets are $15 per person and must be purchased in advance either by cash or check made payable to St. Paul s.   See the flyer above for more details.
Tickets need to be purchased and picked up at St. Paul s Church by August 11th or you can purchase a ticket from a Vestry or Stewardship Committee member.

The Stewardship Committee met July 2nd.  We have many fund raising activities happening this summer in which we hope you and your friends will participate.  

First of all is the 25 Week Club - the first drawing was held Sunday, July 1 with the second drawing yesterday, July 8.  

The winners so far are Linda Santos (2 times!!!), Claudette Tucker and Sarah LoConte.

Be sure to get your ticket so you too can be a winner. See Vestry members or Stewardship Committee members for tickets

Be sure to get yours ASAP in order to get in all of the drawings. 
Here's a reminder of how it works:
Tickets are $25.00 each. Drawings will be held every Sunday from July 1 - December 9.   Prizes for those drawings are $10 and $20.  
The final drawing will be December 15 at a party that will include dinner and perhaps musical entertainment. Prizes awarded that day will be $10, $20 plus the big prizes of $500, $250, $150, $100 & $50. 
You can win multiple times since your ticket is always returned to the pile so that it's there for the final drawing.  All parishioners are asked to buy or sell at least 2 tickets.
Tickets to sell are available from Bobbie Gordon. Tickets for purchase are available from Vestry members and Debbie Pitcher, Deb Williams, Rose Marie Proctor, Charlie Benjamin, Cynthia Benjamin, Janet Quade and Bobbie Gordon.

                            Caribbean Brunch
August 12th, 2018       
Following the 10:00 church service
  $6 per person or $12 per family
  Please feel free to invite family & friends. 
2    Elisabeth Emily Cecilia Gillon                              20         Kaylee Curtis
7    Janet Quade                                                        22         Ruthie A. Hodge
11   Ginny Gates                                                        27         Faith Mincey
13   Sharon Sherow                                                   28         Michael Babb
       Christopher Evans                                              31         Selena Hyson   

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church-Poughkeepsie

1982                       8              Morning has broken
1982                       671          Amazing grace! how sweet the sound

1982                       544          Jesus shall reign where're the sun
1982                       562          Onward, Christian soldiers
HYMN INFORMATION: The melody to Morning has broken is a Gaelic folk tune first noted down and published in the 1880s, titled Bunessan after the Scottish village near where it was heard. Originally paired with a hymn text by Scottish poet Mary M. Macdonald, the melody came to the attention of the editors of the British hymnal Songs of Praise in the 1920s. Poet Eleanor Farjeon was then commissioned to write a new text which was published in the hymnal in 1931 coupled with the tune, and was later raised to international popularity as Cat Stevens' pop hit of the 1970s.

July 9-15, 2018

MON 9                   7:30am "Good Morning" AA Meeting;  
                              6pm EVENING PRAYER, Worship/ Altar Guild;
                              6:30pm NA Meeting "Journey to Recovery";                                             
TUE 10                  10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Small Blessings Thrift Shop; 
                               6pm EVENING PRAYER, Bible Study;                                         
WED 11                   7:30am "Good Morning" AA Meeting;  
                              10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Small Blessings Thrift Shop;        
THUR 12                10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Thrift Shop;
                               6pm EVENING PRAYER, Pastoral Care;                         
FRI 13                    7:30am "Good Morning" AA meeting;                                                       
SAT 14                    3pm NA Meeting "Journey to Recovery"                                                           
SUN 15                  8am Rite I;
                               8:45am Lesson's Discussion;
                              10am Sunday School;
                              10am Rite II- The Rev. Kevin Bean
                              11:15am Coffee Hour;                  


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