St. Paul's Episcopal Church   Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


MESSENGER
"Making friends while serving God"

 
The week of April 22-28, 2019
  
A helpful clarification

 

 
There are moments in the Bible when we are given a hand, an explanation. Sometimes it is for something pretty obscure. Sometimes it is for something painfully obvious. Usually there is a character in the story being read at the time who asks a question and gets an answer that clears things up for us. Sunday's Gospel is a prime example.
 
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THIS WEEK'S READINGS
Thomas heard that Jesus had appeared among the disciples once when Thomas was elsewhere. He refused to believe it unless he could touch Jesus' wounds, wounds received from being crucified. The next time the resurrected Jesus appeared among the disciples he told Thomas to go right ahead and touch the wounds. Pretty graphically he told him. Thomas then said, "My Lord and my God!" The Bible does not say whether he took Jesus up on his offer or not.
 
This exchange, however, lets us know a couple of things. One is that it is ok to have doubts, to ask questions, to get clear. The other, obviously, is that Jesus' wounds were real enough for Thomas to be convinced and converted on the spot. Thanks goodness for Thomas! He provides us assurance that the improbable is real, that the resurrection took place, and that we, too, can proclaim Jesus our Lord and our God.

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

 
Acts 5:27-32; Revelation 1:4-8;
Psalm 150 ; John 20:19-31   
  P A R I S H  N E W S

A WONDERFUL EASTER SEASON
AT ST. PAUL'S


JOIN US FOR A NIGHT FILLED WITH DELICIOUS CARIBBEAN FOOD!
 
 
 
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.
 
 
APRIL IS CANNED FRUIT MONTH
April is Spring Canned Fruit month at St. Paul's Food Pantry. Please bring canned applesauce, peaches, and mixed fruit of any size to church on Sundays during the month and place them in the basket in the narthex.
  
To all of the Pantry's volunteers and clients, thank all who brought donations of mayo and tuna fish in the month of March. God bless you.

 
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.
 

C O M M U N I T Y   C A L E N D A R

Note: Please visit the DCIC website ( www.dutchesscountyinterfaith.org) and their Facebook Page for updates on these events and more.
UPCOMING EVENTS-PLEASE SAVE THE DATES!

Date
Event
Time
Venue
May 29
DCIC Religious Leaders
Discussion on " The First Amendment "
Led by retired NYS Supreme Court Judge Albert Rosenblatt
7:00 p.m.
Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church (Route 55, Lagrangeville). For more
information, contact us at
office@dutchesscountyinterfaith.org
October 6
DCIC CROP Hunger Walk
More details to follow.
November 24
DCIC Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
More details to follow.
 December 7 and
December 8
DCIC Fair Trade and
Handmade Bazaar
More details to follow.

                           
                     
                              APRIL BIRTHDAYS
 
2       Jerry Bissessar                                            19       Donna Robinson Zajkowski
3       Adam Bissessar                                           20       Earl Boyer
6       Angelina Bissessar                                      21       Madison Goldson
        Joyce Herman                                               23       Alice Darien
7       Kira Curtis                                                               Adam Mazzuto
10     Madison Haley Hickman                              25       Jahman Birks
13     Brianna Bryant                                             29       Grace Porter
         Hannah Cardoso-Saavedra                         30       Jim Schneider
14     Mahalia Samuels                                                     Michael Curtis
16     Elisabeth Misner

                                                                             

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church-Poughkeepsie
 
 

'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:           Colleen Misner
                        Angel Hodge
  
Litanist:            Mark Debald
  
Usher:              Dewy Clarke
                         Mark Debald
  
Altar Guild:       Mertlyn Tomlinson & Norma Williams

Greeters:          Brooke Plain & Alexis Plain            
 
 
 
 

THIS WEEK'S HYMNS

1982                 184       Christ the Lord is risen again
 
1982                 209       We walk by faith and not by sight
 
1982                 192       This joyful Eastertide
 
1982                 205       Good Christians all, rejoice and sing




HYMN INFORMATION: While many hymns result from a later union of words and music from different sources and different times, sometimes the hymn writer and the composer work together to create a new hymn. George Ratcliffe Woodward was an Anglican priest who wrote much original religious verse and translations of earlier authors. Charles Wood was a prominent Anglican organist and composer, known mostly for his sacred music and remembered as a teacher of Ralph Vaughan Williams. In 1894, Woodward published "Carols for Easter and Ascension-tide," and though most of the texts were written to fit traditional melodies, the volume did contain one completely original hymn: This joyful Eastertide, a collaboration between Woodward and Wood.
  
 

 
 
 
 
 

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR
APRIL 22-28, 2019
                               
MON 22
7:30am "Good Morning" AA Meeting;  

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


TUE 23
10am-2pm Office, Pantry, Thrift Store;
6pm Evening Prayer, Bible Study;


WED 24
7:30am "Good Morning" AA Meeting;
10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Small Blessings Thrift Shop; 
12:15pm Healing Service & Eucharist;


THUR 25
10am-2pm Office, Food Pantry, Small Blessings Thrift Shop; 


FRI 26
7:30am "Good Morning" AA meeting; 
6:30pm "Journey to Recovery" NA Meeting;


SAT  27
10am "Journey to Recovery" NA Meeting
12pm SH Private Party;
12pm Girl Scout Tea Party;
3pm  "Men do recover" NA Meeting
 
SUN 28
8am Rite I;
8:45am Lessons' Discussion;

9:30am Choir Practice; 

10am Sunday School;

10am Rite II;

11:15am Coffee Hour;
11:30am Youth- Lunch Box & Connect;
                          

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