February 7 Sunday Apostle

The Sunday Apostle
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
North Andover, MA  
February 7, 2016



Welcome visitors and newcomers! 
We are glad you are here! Please fill out a pew card (pens are at the back with the ushers) and introduce yourself to the Priest so she may welcome you more personally. Let us know how we may serve you.  All are welcome to use the lending library and the Children’s Corner located outside the sanctuary.

Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras!

On February 9 the Youth will be hosting a Pancake Supper for the Parish.  This will be a festive occasion the burning of the palms, saying farewell to alleluias, and more!  A suggested donation of $5.00 for children and $10.00.  All Proceeds will go toward the youth ministry of St. Paul’s.

Ash Wednesday

Services for Ash Wednesday on February 10 will be held at 12 noon with Communities Together with a reception following as well as a 7:00 p.m. service.  This will mark the beginning of our Lenten journey together.

Outreach Mission Trip Meeting
Sunday, February 7, 2016
11:30 AM
French Memorial
If you have ever considered a Mission Trip to assist folks in need in other parts of our country, please join us, we are excited to plan our first ever trip!

If you are unable to attend but are interested in joining us on a trip, please contact Cheryl Means at threemeans@aol.com or 978-387-6170.

Women’s Book Group

The Women’s Book Group will meet on Tuesday, February 9th @ 7pm in the French Memorial.   The selection this month is Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.   Please join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion.  We will try to curb the spoilers if you if you haven’t finished the book.

Undie Sundays through Lent

The Undie Sunday drive for Communities Together begins next Sunday, February 14th and continues through Lent.  Please consider donating diapers, pull ups, undies, and socks.  There will be a marked collection box in the vestibule.

The People’s Pantry

For the month of February St. Paul’s will be collecting personal care items such as lotion, chapstick, shampoo, and deodorant, as well as soups and hot chocolate packets for the People’s Pantry.  We would like to focus specifically on these items so that there will be enough of them for all guests to receive them.  The People’s Pantry is open to anyone in need, no questions asked, and is run 100 percent by volunteers…there are no salaries, no overhead, etc.  Every penny is used for foods and other necessities for their clients.  The pantry cannot accept expired or previously opened items and prefers regular sized items.  Donations may be left in the church vestibule in the bin marked “The People’s Pantry.”  If you would prefer to make a monetary donation checks are also accepted and should be made payable to:  People’s Pantry.  Should you have any questions please contact Stacey Cameron at 978-374-7057.

Think Globally/Act Locally: Feed Your Neighbor

Thursday, February 11, 2016

11am – 4pm (in one-hour shifts)

Sakowich Campus Center at Merrimack College

Volunteer or donate (25cents/meal)

Details at www.merrimack.edu/JCM

Sunday School Teachers Needed
If you are interested in serving as a Sunday School teacher please contact Elise Gorzela.You can make a difference in the life of a child!
Merrimack Valley Habitat ReStore
Lawrence’s discount home improvement store, located at 647 Andover Street has great bargains to further a great cause. Profits benefit Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity by enabling us to deliver on the mission of building safe and affordable homes for hardworking families in need. Do you like to decorate, build, organize, or tinker?  We are looking for many volunteers to lend a hand. AND ReDuce, ReUse, ReCycle: donate gently used home furnishings and building supplies. To arrange for a pick-up at your home or to volunteer, please call the ReStore manager at 978-686-3323 or email info@mvrestore.org.
Our Staff
Today’s Celebrant:          The Reverend Sarah D. Kelb

Parish Administrator:      Lynsey O’Brien
Music Director:                Ed Stauff
Interim Director of
Spiritual Formation for Youth: Elise Gorzela
Sexton:                              Diane Lawrence
Parish Office                    978-683-0671
Rector’s Phone:               978-965-2720 (office)
931-636-6029 (cell)
Office E-mail:                   stpaulsna@comcast.net
Sarah Kelb’s E-mail         stpaulsnarector@comcast.net

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