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April Organ Recital
Mark your calendars for an organ recital performed by Jane Weber on Sunday, April 23rd at 4pm. Come hear the music of contemporaries GF Handel and JS Bach, followed by more recent pieces by Pepping, Willan, Micheelsen, and Messiaen that reflect the journey from Epiphany through the Ascension. As a special treat, the program will end with a dramatic arrangement by Aaron Copland that includes a reading of the Preamble to the United Nations. A light reception will follow.
Preschool Art Show
Elizabeth Wayne Preschool would like to invite you to our Annual Art Show and Fundraiser. Join us for a night of art and fun on Thursday, April 27 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The school will be transformed into a museum and all of the artwork that they have made over the last eight months will be on display. Pizza will be served in the gym where the raffle baskets and silent auction will be held. We hope you can join us for this very special event!
April 30, May 7, 14,and 21
“The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus”
Using historical information, archaeological data, and stories of the faith, Adam Hamilton follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism to the temptations to the heart of his ministry, including the people he loved, the parables he taught, the enemies he made, and the healing he brought.
This class includes DVD clips, discussion, and study. Please plan to attend!
Sunday Flower Openings
The following dates are open for flower donations.
Chancel Opening: April 30
Contact Claudia Stein
419-893-8866 or email@example.com
Ladies Spring Tea
Please join us on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 am in the parish hall for a lovely spring tea.
So break out your hats and bonnets and join us for an afternoon of gourmet tea delights, unusual teas and heart-warming fellowship.
Reservations required by May 3rd to Sue Cohen
Want to help out?
We need volunteers for transportation of our homebound ladies.
Contact one of the Tea Tarts :
Sue Cohen ~ 419-280-4799 or Sue@bex.net
Stephanie Mattoni ~ 419-377-8736 or
Macie Turnwald ~ 419-265-6002 or
Morning Prayer will be held Sunday, May 7 instead of Holy Eucharist since Paul will be out of town. Jennifer Vasquez will preach; Rick Volkmer, Licensed Lay Preacher, will preside.
Honoring Our Graduates
Sunday, June 4
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church would like to celebrate your accomplishments!
A reception will be held in your honor after the 10:00am service.
Girl Scout Camp
St. Paul’s would like to contribute to a scholarship fund that provides opportunities for inner city Girl Scouts to attend summer camp! If you would like to contribute, please write a check to St. Paul’s with “Camp for Every Girl” in the memo line. Deadline to collect funds if May 15. Thank you for contributing to this opportunity to bring positive experiences to girls!
Sunday, May 21 @ 11:15am
*Memorial Day service project*
2017 Youth Mission Trip
The Sr. High youth group (grades 9-12) will be travelling to The Kentucky Small Farms Project in Beattyville, Kentucky for their 2017 Mission Trip. They will work construction/repairs on homes in rural and poor areas surrounding Beattyville. This is the same site as last year. The chaperones are Jaimie Deye and myself.
We will be leaving Sunday, June 4 after the 10am service. Please look forward to attending church on June 11 to see a special presentation about their experiences. We will also have photos of the trip printed in the July issues of The Communicant!
Please send an email to me, or the office and confirm your interest.
~Peace, Paul Board
GF in God Book Study
LOOKING FOR LOVELY
by Annie F. Downs
Annie will remind us that, “though life is not always easy, there is beauty in the journey if you look for the lovely.”
“I want you to take every step of your life with excitement for where you are headed. And I want you to feel beautiful and confident as you do.”
But how? When the enemy whispers lies that you are not smart enough, pretty enough, or rich enough? Or you are too dumb, too loud, too quiet, too thin, too fat, too much or not enough? What if you don’t have what it takes to be who you really want to be?
In Looking for Lovely, Annie F. Downs shares personal stories, biblical truth, and examples of how others have courageously walked the path God paved for their lives by remembering all God had done, loving what was right in front of them, and seeing God in the everyday—whether that be nature, friends, or the face they see in the mirror.
This is a 7 week book study that will meet 6/7, 6/21, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/2, and 8/16 in the Guild Room from 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm. The cost of the book is $11.89. If you are interested, would like a book, or have questions please contact Michelle Baker at 419.346.9379.
Middle School Camping Trip
Maumee Bay State Park
Grades (rising) 6 – 9
Date: June 15-17
The Middle School Youth Group is going Camping at Maumee Bay State Park. The dates are Thursday – Saturday, June 15 -17 (two nights). We will have an ALL FAMILY (parents & siblings) Picnic on Saturday at noon. Campfires, marshmallows, tents, hiking, swimming, biking. Come join the fun!
VBS is Coming!
Age 3 – 4th grade (completed)
Registration forms will be available on the church website beginning May 1! This year’s VBS will incorporate the same themes and music as the Music Camp.
There will be a brief meeting for interested volunteers on Sunday, May 21, at 11:15 in the Parish Hall. A final volunteer orientation will take place Sunday, June 11, at 11:15.
NEW! Music Camp
June 26-30 1:00-4:00pm
Grades 3-8 (completed)
**Optional auditions for speaking parts and solos will be held Sunday, June 18 from 1-2pm** An audition is not mandatory for all camp participants, but it will assist us in casting and give participants more time to learn their parts!
**Musical performance will take place on Friday, June 30, at 7PM on the stage of the Maumee Indoor Theater! Youth will also present some songs at the 10:00 worship service at St. Paul’s on July 2.**
What is Music Camp?
Music Camp is a unique opportunity for youth in grades 3-8 to prepare an informal musical production while also learning music theory skills, exploring faith concepts, and having fun together!
Who is directing this camp?
Kenneth Tysick and Morgan Decker, both with degrees in Music Education, will be directing this camp, with the support of staff and volunteers of St. Paul’s.
What musical will be produced?
We have chosen to produce Mark Burrows' fantastic and inspiring new children's musical, In the Image, which features a group of children who have just experienced the story of The Creation. And now they're starting to wonder what it really means to be created in the image of God. Through humorous, earnest exploration, the children discover that being created in the image of God isn't about physical appearance. It's about creativity, faithfulness, responsibility, community, and the ability to find the good in things.
What is the cost?
Thanks to a grant from St. Paul’s Outreach committee, there is NO COST for this exceptional opportunity!
How do I sign up?
Registration forms can be found on the church’s website, stpaulsmaumee.org, beginning May 1.
Who do I contact with questions?
Please e-mail Jennifer Vasquez, Director of Christian Education, with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
will be visiting St. Paul’s on for youth and adult Confirmation and reception into the Episcopal Church. If you or your youth are interested in participating, please let Jennifer V. know ASAP