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Announcements for Sunday, Oct 23

I AM WELCOME | YOU ARE WELCOME | ALL ARE WELCOME: We hope you enjoyed today’s slideshow! You can find links to the slideshows at stpaulscary.org.
Pledge cards were delivered via the mail this past week. Additional cards are in the entry, and you can pledge online too. Pledge cards can be turned in to the office or placed in the collection plate. We’d love to receive yours by Pledge Celebration Sunday, Nov. 13th. St. Paul’s is making a real, positive difference in the world because of your pledges. Thank you!
St. Paul’s Stewardship Team

STOP HUNGER NOW: Thank you to all who supported the SHN event this past Sunday. We had a record number of volunteers, generous monetary donations, and packed a record number of meals. We had over 80 people participate, exceeded our financial goal by several hundred dollars (this will go to next SHN event in the spring of 2017) and packed close to 13k meals, all in about 1.5 hours. We are blessed to be a part of such a caring and compassionate community.

BLOOD DRIVE: Saturday, October 29th, from 9:00 – 12:00 noon. Please consider donating blood. If you are 17 years old, at least 110 pounds, and in good health, you are wanted! You can save up to 3 lives with just one pint of blood. Please consider giving the gift of life! There is a sign up link on the website. Please email Lisa Walt at Lisa.Walt@yahoo.com with any questions.

ADULT FORMATION: Today in the Chapel from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m., the Scripture and Formation series continues with “Parables of Jesus: The Parable of the Sower,” led by Garrett Briggs. Coffee is available in the Chapel narthex before class.

On Wednesday, October 26 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., join the Rev. Javier Almendárez Bautista for the last session in a formation series entitled “Life Together: Belonging in the Church.” Child care is available on request. Email Beth Barnes at eanbarnes@gmail.com.

THE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL will take place on Saturday, November 12, and we need your help. We’re planning a used book sale as part of the Arts & Crafts Festival We’re looking for donations of books in very good condition. (No encyclopedias, textbooks, or outdated travel guides, please.) All proceeds will go to Outreach. You can drop off your books to the right of the lobby in front of the music room beginning Sunday, October 30.

ASP FALL CHORE DAY: Calling all youth patrons! Have a job at home that needs to get done? The youth of St. Paul’s are offering their services to raise money to go on Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Mission Trip this year in North Carolina! The ASP chore day will take place on Saturday, November 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. To sign up for a work crew, contact Susannah Vitaglione at susannahv@gmail.com or 919-619-5103. Everyone’s support of St. Paul’s ASP Chore Day is greatly appreciated.

COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Arts and Crafts Festival for Outreach Committee is hosting Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. Stop by to learn more about this exciting event which will take place on November 12th, featuring many local artisans, a coffee bar and bake sale, food trucks, and more. Proceeds from this event will benefit numerous outreach ministries at St. Paul’s.

Next week the Memorial Garden Committee will be hosting Coffee Hour. This ministry works to provide a beautiful, spiritual space for the interment of ashes and the remembrance of family and friends. Join them for coffee and snacks and to learn more about this special ministry.

CALLING ALL VETERANS – Let us thank you for your service. If you have served or currently serve in the U.S. military, St. Paul’s would like to recognize you on November 13, the Sunday after Veterans Day, by listing your name, branch of service, and rank at separation in a special insert in the bulletin. Please email that information to nicole.griffin@gmail.com no later than November 3 to ensure that you are included.

In addition, our outreach ministry working on supporting our veterans is in need of some additional volunteers. If you would like to help shape this ministry and plan projects, please email Nicole at the address above and let her know of your interest. Prior military service is not required to become involved.

EPISCOPAL FARMWORKER MINISTRY needs assistance after Hurricane Matthew. The subsequent flooding in parts of North Carolina have wreaked havoc on the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in Newton Grove. There is an immediate and urgent need for donations. Workers camps have been flooding and many have lost everything. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make your check out to St. Paul’s and put Episcopal Farmworker Ministry on the memo line. The Diocesan House is coordinating efforts for the ministry and collecting donations. Please put them in the gray bin to the right of the lobby in front of the music room and they will be brought to the Diocesan House. The most urgent needs are for:
Food: drinking water, dry or canned pinto beans, rice, oil, salt, sugar, canned fruit, tuna and non perishable foods
Clothing: sweaters, sweatshirts (children to adults, both men and women), underwear, socks, shoes and toiletries (toothbrushes, razors, soap, shampoo, etc
Other items: sleeping mats, blankets
If you have questions about donations, please contact Gale Herrman @nc.rr.com.

CAN’T REMEMBER A NAME? Name badges help put names and faces together. And, sometimes we all need a little help with that! If you have a name badge, please try to remember to wear it. If you need a new or replacement name badge, simply fill out an envelope found on the small desk in the narthex. Your new name badge will appear in the same place in a week or so.

• Children’s Chapel continues today at the 9:00 services only. Children’s Chapel is for children ages 3 through 2nd Grade. Please follow the children’s cross processional to the Youth Wing.
• The 2016-2017 Children’s Collection Basket is collecting funds to host a Note in the Pocket Sort Day on June 4, 2017. Note in the Pocket provides clothing to impoverished and homeless children in Wake County. So far we have collected $413.89 toward our $3000.00 goal.
• BOO! Mark your calendars for our Annual Pumpkin Carving, Chili Cook-off, Carnival and Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 30 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. We need pots of chili for eating and judging (winners get fun prizes!). Please RSVP your chili to Christine Ingram at christine.ingram@stpaulscary.org.
• Christmas Pageant participation forms will be distributed next Sunday. Be sure to complete yours and return to Christine Ingram by November 13.
• Pajama Sunday is coming soon! In honor of daylight savings, wear your PJs to church on November 6, 2016.

• Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Spirituality: Serving The Community.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
• EYC Tonight 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: It’s a regular EYC, full of fun and craziness. Everyone come to the youth wing to start. We’ll end in the Parish Hall with dinner together.
• Thank you to everyone who helped make the Second Chance Prom as success. It was a fun night of fellowship and dancing. Congratulations to the team of high schoolers that planned and executed a wonderful fundraiser. Job well done.