On The Road to Damascus...

Weekly Email Blast
August 23, 2019
For those celebrating Birthdays & Anniversaries:

This Week:
Roxanne Shepley, Sharon Macak, Julie Beyer, Rikki Engelhardt.
Altar (Green): Esther
  (8) Karen (10) Esther
  (8) Karen (10) Esther
  (10) TBD
  (8) Joe (10) Linda & Rick (Celina)
  (8) Pat M (10) Rita
This Sunday, August 25th, we will be having an “expanded” coffee hour. It with be Mother Megan’s last one as our Rector and we want to make it extra special. There will be an expanded selection of foods, a chocolate fountain, and a cake! All are welcome.  Please come as you are able. 
Parish Celebration & Farewell for Mother Megan
An Invitation from the Wardens and Vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church:
Monday, August 26th at 6:00 PM at Madison's Pizza in Pleasant Valley (Acme shopping plaza).
Everyone is invited to celebrate the ministries of this amazing church community and to say farewell to Mo. Megan as she departs as Rector of St. Paul’s and begins her new call and the diocesan appointment as Chaplain to Canterbury Downtown in NYC. 
The menu will include delicious Madison’s pizza, salad, pitchers of soda and iced tea, and CAKE.
Additional menu and beverage items are available for individual purchase if desired. 
The side room at Madison’s can accommodate a crowd comfortably. 
Please RSVP to stpaulspv@gmail.com to help us give them an accurate number to prepare our celebration space!
See you there at the AIR CONDITIONED party!
God Bless You!
It's that time of year again
the CHICKEN BBQ will be SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
More CHICKEN BBQ information:

Marilyn and Bill Kirchner will be preparing the celery and onions for the salad. Debby Glynn will be cooking and peeling all the eggs. Other help will be needed on Friday, September 20th @ 6pm to construct the fire pit and Saturday morning to set up the takeout tent. Homemade desserts that do not need to be refrigerated may be brought to the parish hall on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

Helpers are needed for:
         pit workers to cook chicken
         serving the buffet
         serving at the takeout station
         wash pots and silverware
         serve beverages and desserts
         clean tables and reset
         fill coolers with ice                   
         clean takeout area
         big cleanup:
           tables and chairs cleaned and put away.
**Money donations are always welcome as the food and paper products will need to be purchased. 

Anyone wanting to sign up for a "job" can call Pam (845)635-9402 or send a text message (845)518-4328.  
If anyone can work for even 1 or 2 or 3 hours, it all adds up. Thank You! 

Save the Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - Mid Hudson Regional Council Day at St. James Episcopal Church in Goshen, NY.  Speakers, fellowship, and worship with parishioners and clergy throughout the Hudson Valley - Stay tuned for details!

Sometimes we are better able to understand something when we reflect on its opposite. And so when I read the words below this week about hate, I found that they made me appreciate even more the power of Paul’s words. These words are intended to help us deepen our understanding and commitment to living out the words from 1 Corinthians 13 by looking at its opposite.  


Hate is impatient; hate is cruel.

Hate is jealous; it puts on airs.

It is snobbish; it is always rude.

It is self-seeking; it is prone to anger.

Hate rejoices with what is wrong, but does not rejoice with the truth.

There is no limit to hate's malevolence, to its untrustworthiness, its despair, its weakness to sustain.

Hate never wins.

There are in the end three things that fail:

Deceit, despair, and hate.

And the weakest of these is hate.

(Rob MacSwain, shared with permission)

From an article by Living Compass. Click the following link for the full article Love > Have

Adams Gift Cards: Year-Round Fundraising 
Available at both Sunday morning services. Please see Debby, Ginny, or Marilyn. St. Paul’s receives 10% of the card value bought through our church. 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. Let's get the WORD out!

Weekly Ministry Schedule
First Wednesdays -
6:45 PM   Ecumenical Food Pantry 
             PV United Methodist Church, Volunteers Welcome!
All Wednesdays: 
1:00-2:30 PM Bible Study
: Sepe Room, Parish Hall

6:00 PM: Evening Prayer in the Church

9:45 AM Sunday School
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adult Ed: Sepe Room, Parish Hall

In case of Pastoral Emergency:

Please call the Rector on her cell phone: 917-751-9568.
Please no text messages. Hearing your voice is important to me.
On Thursday/Friday, and when the Rector is away,
you may contact a warden:
Roger Tumbarello: 845-635-1220 or Rick Harris 845-204-6680.
They will be able to contact the Rector or the pastoral coverage priest.
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