On The Road to Damascus...

Weekly Email Blast
June 9, 2022

Weekly Message

Last week we celebrated the gift of the Holy Spirit to the World. Pentecost is recognized as the birthday of the Church as the Gift of Peace is discerned at one time by many nations. 
This full dynamic movement of the Godhead is then recognized this Sunday in The Trinity: 
We believe in God the mysterious agent of Love and Creation. 
We believe in the Son as the fully formed mature and loving “perfect human.” 
We believe in the Holy Spirit: the giver of life and peace, our advocate and guide. 
Ours is a relational Spirituality. We aspire to the Christlike stature of the “perfect human" through the love of God and listening to our Guide. 
These three aspects of the Godhead are working at all times. We have a role in this divine dance: 
"Does not wisdom call,
And does not understanding raise her voice?" -Proverbs
Understanding. Communication. Negotiation. These aspects of Wisdom our available to us if we learn to listen.
Let us pray for Peace in our homes and in the World.
 "Anyone with Ears to hear, listen."


For those celebrating Birthdays & Anniversaries:
This Week:
   Emily Wilcox, Shelley Mackey, Johanna & Michael Shafer.
If you aren't able to be with us in person, for whatever reason, please tune into our FaceBook page on Sunday morning where we will continue live-streaming our 10:00am service. The link for streaming is:

    Altar Setup        Kay S

        EM                     Candy
        Lector                 Pat M
        Usher                  Joe
        Reset                   Candy


        EM                    Liz
        Lector                Roger
        Acolyte              John S
        Asst. Acolyte     Celina
        Ushers               Roger, Linda
        Asst. Ushers      Heather, McKenzie
        Clear Altar        Liz

        Hospitality        Linda
        Vestry Counters   Donato

Altar flowers may be dedicated in memory of a person or anniversary. A sign up sheet for the entire year is available in the narthex of the church. Won't you consider honoring a special date? Simply sign up and make checks payable to St. Paul's, memo line: Altar Flowers.
Coffee Hour
Coffee will be available every Sunday after the 10AM service (Mother Heather’s treat). The general consensus is we wish to gather even on those weeks without formal hospitality!

Mugs were donated to the church as part of our Environmental Initiative from Karen Garrison’s place or work. Please choose a mug (to save a tree) but we ask that you also please wash it after use.
June Programs and Ministries:

Scripture Study/bag lunch  
Wednesdays at noon beginning June 1st.

Healing Eucharist & Grief Group
Thursday Healing service at 11 am for anyone desiring healing
for themselves or others.
It is followed by a Grief Support Group facilitated
by Mother Heather and Liz Whitman beginning June 16th.
All are welcome to either or both. Come any Thursday.
We now have available Gluten Free Communion Hosts. If you are celiac or gluten intolerant, make yourself known to an usher who will explain the simple procedure for receiving one of the a gluten free hosts.
Thrift Shop hours will be every Saturday from 10-1, weather allowing. Thanks to the Volunteers for making this happen. This is an important fundraiser for St. Paul's. Come out and support it as you are able. And watch for their flag on Wednesdays coming soon. Spread the word!!!
The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Food Pantry is currently open
every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 pm
Guests are welcome from anywhere in the Arlington school district....
no proof of income required.
Volunteers are welcome any time and so are donations of $ or nonperishable food!    
Contact Liz Whitman  at 845 464 3903 for more information

Please consider donating any of the following:
Ramen Noodles
Special Prayer List

Judy Buechele
Stephen Garrison
Craig Gordon
Gerry Haight
Pat Johnson

Daniel Olson
Linda Rothmann

Rosemary Wright

Adams Gift Cards: Year-Round Fundraising - PLEASE CALL GINNY OR DEBBY TO ARRANGE FOR PICKUP.
If you shop at Adams or give gift cards as gifts, our ministries benefit from this fundraiser. Thank You!

If you use Facebook, please like & follow the 
St. Paul's page. Also, please invite people you know who may be interested in the mission and outreach ministries at St. Paul's. ALSO, please "Subscribe" to our YouTube channel and let others know about it. 
Let's get the WORD out!

UPDATED Weekly Ministry Schedule
6:00 PM  Centering Prayer, Church & Zoom
12:00 PM Scripture Study and bag lunch
6:00 PM   Ecumenical Food Pantry: PV United Methodist Church

6:00 PM: Evening Prayer, Church

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I, Church

9:45 AM Sunday School, PH
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church & FB
In case of Pastoral Emergency:

Please call ‪(845) 635-0465 to reach the person on call.
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