“What is the duty of all Christian?”
“The duty of all Christians is to follow Christ; to come together week by week for the corporate worship; and to work, pray, and give for the spread of the kingdom of God.” (BCP 856)
Here we are on the brink of our summer schedule where we will be going from two services to one joint service at 9:00 a.m. beginning June 19. As I mentioned during our worship together, we will plan on worshiping in the church unless the heat is just too much to bear. On those Sundays we will worship in the air-conditioning of the French Memorial. In other words, please don’t let the heat deter you from coming to church this summer.
As some of you are traveling this summer please know that the love of the St. Paul’s community goes with you. Please remember us as well in your travels and check out what is happening at St. Paul’s on our website at: https://stpaulsnorthandover.org/calendar/. If you haven’t signed up on our website for announcements and updates, please sign up on the right-hand side of any page on the site apart from the homepage. Please also look for many wonderful things to begin during the start of our next program year!
In the love of Christ,
Collect for June 29 Saint Peter & Saint Paul
Almighty God, whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified you by their martyrdom: Grant that your Church, instructed by their teaching and example, and knit together in unity by your Spirit, may ever stand firm upon the one foundation, which is Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
On JUNE 19, we return to our summer schedule of only one service at 9:00!
The next vestry meeting is on June 12th. In between vestry meetings, feel free to contact any member of the vestry with any concerns. (see list at the end of this newsletter.)
Chris Herrmann is honoring three grandchildren as they move on from 8th grade.
– Ruth Herrmann, Grizzell Middle School, Dublin, OH
– Will Ohkerrmann, Wingra
School, Madison, WI and
– Phineas Lehan, Cunha Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, CA
– Raymond Gorzela is graduating from Andover High School. He will be attending Stony Brook University in the fall.
– Bryanna Cameron is graduating from Haverhill High School and she will be attending the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the fall.
– Andrew Daniele is graduating from Westford Academy. He will be attending Middlesex Community College in the fall.
Michaela Melchin is graduating from North Andover High School
– Devon Cameron graduated from Providence College with a degree in Creative Writing and a Business Certificate
– Camden Smith Means, son of David and Cheryl Means, graduated from Texas Christian University on May 7, 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at TCU, where he is also a member of the Horned Frog football coaching staff.
Yard Sale — 2016
pictures by Tom Kooken
Again this year, Leona Hollins, the Yard Sale Chairperson Emeritus was on top of the cash box with her able homegrown assistants.
And there was no shortage of treasures to be gobbled up at $1 to $2 a piece, or the famous $2 fill-a-bag promotion at the end of the day
And as usual, the hard work was enjoyed by the workers. This year’s fair raised over $2800.
Planning is well underway for the St. Paul’s Mission Trip to The Pilgrimage, Washington, DC, August 11-14, 2016.
“The Pilgrimage has made room and welcomed groups committed to exploring the connection between faith and urban poverty since 1973. Each year they welcome over 1,500 companions to the streets of Washington, DC to learn the stories and names of the homeless and poor and work to help young people and adults connect their faith and belief systems with social awareness and action.”
We understand many of you would like, but are unable to join us. There are, however, many ways for you to participate in this Ministry and make this journey with us.
Those of us traveling to Washington are ready and willing to give of our time and talent and could use your gifts of treasure to help “lighten the load” of our mission. The following sponsorship opportunities are available to members of the St. Paul’s family to ensure that this effort is successful. There is no contribution too big or too small for our journey, all donations are greatly appreciated.
Chariot Chums: helping to offset the cost of the
rental of two vans
Fuel Friends: gasoline gift cards to fuel the vans
Produce Pals: funds to provide our food while in
Please contact Cheryl Means, Outreach Committee Chair, to arrange for your donation; email@example.com or 978-387-6170.
An extra 300 pounds doesn’t sound healthy…
but with your help it can be!
Outreach Food Drive
Food in our local shelters is in greater demand during the summer months as children who often get free meals and snacks in school, are on their annual break. As you shop for your family’s meals, please consider picking up an extra item or two from the list below each week and bring it to church with you. There is a large container in the Narthex to deposit your donation. Get the “weight update” every week during announcements!
Boxed cereal, rice, beans (especially Goya pink and pigeon beans), shelf stable milk and
Infant formula (especially yellow label Enfamil)
Woman’s Book Group
The Women’s Book Group is taking a break over the summer. We will start up again in September. The book choice is not yet known. Which 8 books from the 23 submitted will be selected? We won’t know until the August Apostle. I am sure it will be a fabulous list of fiction, non-fiction and perhaps a classic or two.
At the May 12th meeting we had an animated discussion of Isaac’s Storm: a Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson. Thanks to Jean for leading the discussion and Tracy for the snacks.
See you in September!