St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Nicaragua Service trip - The St. Paul’s service trip group is still in Nicaragua and have probably finished working on latrines and bio gardens in Camoapa. They are scheduled to attend services on Sunday at one of the cathedrals in Granada, Nicaragua. For information about the trip, please see the following links: http://stpaulstravels.wordpress.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/stpaulstravels. A big thanks to the St. Paul’s family for supporting this effort!
What’s your favorite hymn? We’re compiling a list of hymns to sing this summer. YOU get to help! Jot a hymn # or “title” on the list on the easel at the Main Street entrance. (Hint: there’s an index of “first lines” in the back of the hymnal that might help you identify what you’re looking for.) Please sign your name so we can contact you with any questions. Thanks!
Welcome guest organist Kyle Brazauski. Kyle is a music student at the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. We’re delighted to have him with us this summer.
New staff! The calling of Jay Lindsay as our new Music Director was announced in church earlier this month. We're delighted that Jay's first Sunday with us will be August 24. Don't miss it! We're also happy to announce that Steven Lockman has joined us as our new Sexton. If the name sounds familiar, that's because he's the son of our former sexton Timothy Lockman. We'll be hiring a new Nursery Coordinator and hope to announce this position later this summer. Thank you for welcoming these good folks into the St. Paul's community. They're here to support and enhance YOUR ministry!
Summer Book Group – This year’s title, Learning to Walk in the Dark by New York Times best-selling author Barbara Brown Taylor. The evening group meets tomorrow, July 28 at 7:00 PM at the home of Stacy Murray (40 Ridgewood Drive); please read through chapter 6 if possible. The afternoon group meets next Wednesday, July 30 at 12:10 PM to complete the book. You may “mix and match” which sessions you attend depending on your schedule.
Summer coffee ... or iced tea or lemonade ... hour -- Help us enjoy visiting together over light refreshments after the 9:30 service in air conditioned Wilkinson Hall this summer. Making coffee and baking are optional; cool drinks and cut fruit/cheese are in! Do what works for you on these lazy hazy days of summer. To participate, please see Jackie Iverson or Nancy Jermine.
Beautiful Note Cards on Sale Now!! SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1The Memorial Garden Committee is selling boxes of six note cards for eight dollars. Each card has a beautiful rendition of St. Paul’s church and memorial garden drawn by our resident artist, Dan Lyon. Robin Hunter and Leigh Barnes may be contacted after the 8:00 service and Wendy Oestreicher and Lois Olesen after the 9:30, or contact Deb Page at the church office. All profits from the sale will be given to the Nicaragua service trip.
Wednesday Noon Eucharist will take a break for the summer. The Wednesday service will return after Labor Day.
Summer Office Hours begin July 1st. The parish office will be open from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday. Regular office hours will resume after Labor Day.
Gardeners’ Market – Volunteers are needed to help at St. Paul’s booth at the Wallingford Gardiners’ Market, near the railroad station, on Saturday, August 16 and September 6. We will be handing out tote bags and church brochures from 9 AM to noon. Set up starts at 8 AM. Any time you are available to give is appreciated. Please contact Carole Ireland. Thank you!
July brings the $5 bag sale to the Thrift Shop! Fill a provided bag full of any clothing item you can wear (except jewelry) for just $5 per bag! We have a fabulous selection for the entire family at this time! We also have plenty of toys, children's books, paperbacks & cookbooks as well as house-wares. You can find us there Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Wallingford Homeless Shelter - We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate the St Paul's meal servers working at the Shelter on Sunday's. This involves: church announcements, keeping the schedule and emailing it to Peggy May (who keeps the entire week's schedule), asking for volunteers to make the meals during the time Choate has vacation. The Shelter opens in November and closes in April. Please contact Robin Hunter