10 Mar 2020
St. Paul’s Parish Newsletter March 10, 2020
Calendar
Mar 15 @ 10:15 – Homily & Holy Eucharist, Rev Ben Sanders
• Ushers: Debbie
• Lectors: Robyn and Marylee
• Chalicist: Ben
• Counters: Debbie and Robyn
St Paul’s Outside the Walls – In March we will be making Easter
baskets for the youth shelter.
Mar 11 @ 10:30 – Spiritual Companion Group
Mar 15 @ 9:25 – The Kinship Project forum with Kevin
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – Vestry and Search Committee meet in the Parish Hall
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – Clark County Cares
Mar 22 @10:15 – Morning Prayer followed by “Walk our Faith Forward”
From the SPTW team
If you have something you’d like to add to the next SPTW, please email the team at stpaulsjeff@gmail.com by Monday afternoon. Please put SPTW in the subject line. Many thanks.
Spotlight on Celtic Prayer leadership
When Nancy and Kim began writing the Vital Worship 2018 grant, they dreamed of creating a Celtic style vesper service that would appeal to a younger generation.
A team began meeting together after we were awarded the grant to form the new service. Over the next year we worked to create the service, a booklet which includes some of Deacon Jim’s wonderful music, and we were gifted with a candle box and an altar.
The team consists of: Deacon Jim Stanton, Kim Hotz- Hedges, Pamela Cotton and Kevin Brown.
 
Around Town:
From Anne Marie de Zeeuw, Chair of the Music Committee at Calvary Episcopal Church:
Calvary Episcopal Church (821 S. 4th St.) invites you to attend the next program in its 2019-20 Sacred Arts Series, at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday 22 March. A concert by the Ballard High School Concert Choir, under the direction of Mr. Noel Weaver, will be followed by Choral Evensong, sung by the Calvary Choir. All are invited to a reception following the service.
Words from Deacon Jim
Why We Do What We Do 4 - The Bishop’s Visit
Episcopal congregations across the Diocese look forward to the Bishop’s annual visit! In fact, the word ‘episcopal’ means ‘under the leadership of a Bishop.’ The Book of Common Prayer defines the role of the Bishop as follows: ‘The ministry of a bishop is to represent Christ and his Church, particularly as apostle, chief priest, and pastor of a diocese; to guard the faith, unity and discipline of the whole Church; to proclaim the Word of God; to act in Christ’s name for the reconciliation of the world and the building up of the Church; and to ordain others to continue Christ’s ministry.’ BCP P. 855
It’s Bishop Jennifer’s role to ensure that worship in the 45 or so parishes in our Diocese is consistent and true to our faith. If a parish is in transition the bishop assumes the rector’s role. The bishop and her staff also work with the vestry to insure financial health and stability. At present, Bishop Jennifer is working with us to provide a ‘Priest in Charge’ who will lead us into the next chapter in our history. We must keep in mind that in our faith the ministry of the congregation is most important. The priest, deacon, and yes, even the Bishop serve to enable the congregation and its members to discover and carry out their ministries to the community and world!
REJOICE ALWAYS, PRAY WITHOUT CEASING, GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, FOR THAT IS
GOD’S WILL FOR US!
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