St. Paul's Episcopal Church   Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


MESSENGER
"Making friends while serving God"

The week of November 19-25, 2018  

"Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."
 



           
 2 Samuel 23:1-7  Psalm 132:1-13(14-19)
  Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37
 


               CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY
 
Christ the King Sunday concludes the liturgical year. We are wrapping up Liturgical Year B and entering Year C. It is often interesting and sometimes challenging to observe and reflect on the readings that are assigned at such times.
 
Our Gospel reading relates the exchange between Jesus and Pontius Pilate.
Normally we would be reading this around Palm Sunday, almost exactly a half-year away. But in Sunday's reading Jesus is asked if he is the King of the Jews. Jesus and Pilate enter into a curious dialog in which Jesus speaks of his kingdom without acknowledging Pilate's query directly.
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This week's readings
 
"You say that I am a king," Jesus says. What is important to Jesus is that Pilate realizes there is a realm where Jesus is king and where God's will is done. It is that kingdom Jesus has been trying to get people to focus on throughout his entire earthly ministry.
 
We see that clearly when Jesus says to Pilate, "For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth." He wasn't sent to take over earthly affairs; his mission is spiritual, God-directed.
 
Finally Jesus says, "Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."
That we might seek a truth that is beyond earthly truth is our goal as spiritual people. As followers of Jesus we seek that truth in him and how he chose to live his life on earth.
 
       P A R I S H  N E W S

ADVENT ENGAGEMENT 

 
The Worship Committee is pleased to announce its Advent engagement schedule for this season. This year, we will hold our weekly Advent supper series starting on Wednesday, December 5th at 5:30 p.m., with subsequent gatherings on December 12th and the 19th.
In addition to being a great way to experience Christian fellowship, and taste delicious soup, the supper series will help guide us through our spiritual journey during Advent and allow us to share our thoughts about the season and benefit from the experiences of others.
To help us on our journey, we will be using a discussion selected by the Worship Committee. We encourage everyone to participate in one or more of these events, which we hope will make your season of Advent even more meaningful.  
 


 
NOVEMBER IS TUNA FISH MONTH

Our Food Pantry needs your help! We are once agin asking our parishioners to bring food to church every Sunday, and we're going to try something new. Each month we will ask for a donation of a particular nutritious food that we offer to our clients.

Please don't forget to bring Tuna Fish on Sunday and for the next three Sundays after that. The basket will be back in the narthex and will be brought to the altar for blessing.


DECEMBER IS CANNED BEEF STEW MONTH
 

Help our local Girl Scout Troop 10045

           
 
                                    NOVEMBER
 1       Mary Ann Oughton                           9       Millicent "Joy" McCurty
5        Melody Ware                                  19       Cora Keith
   Mark Debald                                   21       Rhonda Lynn Melius
                  25       Ron Harris
                                                                 28       Sharon Dillon

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church-Poughkeepsie
 
 

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

Lectors:           Rose Marie Proctor
                        Kora Keith

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

Greeters:         Mary Ann Bagatta                       
 
 
 
 

THIS WEEK'S HYMNS

 
1982                 433       We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing
 
1982                 544       Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
 
CPWI                552       I need thee every hour
 
1982                 450       All hail the power of Jesus' Name!


HYMN INFORMATION: Annie Sherwood Hawks was born in 1835 in the town of Hoosick, near Troy, and spent most of her life in New York State. Though she never graduated from any school, she read widely and became an acclaimed poet and gospel hymnist. While living in Brooklyn, she wrote a number of hymns with her pastor, Robert Lowry, including I Need Thee Every Hour, in 1872. Pastor Lowry (who is best know for his hymn "Marching to Zion") wrote: "I believe it was the expression of her own experience... and inspired me at its first reading." It was first published in a small collection of original songs in 1872, and is said to have been translated into more foreign languages than any other modern hymn at the time of her death in 1918.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR
November 19-25, 2018
                               
MON 19
7:30am "Good Morning" AA Meeting;  

6pm Evening Prayer, Formation;  

6:30pm "Journey to Recovery" NA Meeting 


TUE 20
10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Small Blessings Thrift Shop; 

6pm Evening Prayer, Seekers group; 


WED 21
7:30am "Good Morning" AA Meeting;

10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Thrift Shop; 

12:15pm Healing Service & Eucharist;  
4pm Private SH Party


THUR 22
THANKSGIVING- CLOSED
 
2pm Private SH Party


FRI 23
7:30am "Good Morning" AA meeting; 


SAT  24
 3pm NA Meeting "Journey to Recovery";

5pm Private PH Party
5pm SH Private Event;

SUN 25
8am Rite I;

8:45am Lesson's Discussion

9:30am Choir Practice; 

 10am Sunday School;

10am Rite II; The Rev. Gloria Payne-Carter

11:15am Coffee Hour;

11:30am Youth- Lunch Box & Connect 
                          

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