Archive for March, 2017

Join the Usher’s Guild And Mix Fun with Service

Smiling Faces Needed! Want an easy but important way to serve St. Paul’s? Please consider becoming an usher for either the 8:30 or 10:30 service. You choose the dates most convenient for you to serve, and an average commitment of only three Sundays per...

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Youth Day of Service on March 25

Spring Youth Day of Service at Shalom Farms! Come join the Parish Youth Ministry Committee and other 6th – 12th graders from all over the Diocese to serve anf give back to the community. This event is FREE and...

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Registration is Open for Run for Life on April 8

Registration is now open for the 23rd annual Zeta Tau Run for Life 5K in loving memory of Paxson MacDonald. Click here to sign up now!

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Holy Week At St. Paul’s

Sunday, April 9 Palm Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Palm Procession 9:30 a.m. Adult Forum & Sunday School for all ages 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Palm Procession 5:30 p.m. Celtic Eucharist Nursery care is available and a simple reception follows Wednesday, April 12th 9:30 a.m....

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Estonian Children’s Choir to Perform April 2

On Sunday, April 2, we are excited to host the Mariel Kids Choir from Viimsi, Estonia, together with the Washington Kids Choir from the Estonia Society School in Washington, D.C.  The choirs are touring as part of the 2017...

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The Carpenter’s Kids See Progress in 2016

Click here to read the very informative newsletter about the work and results of the Carpenter’s Kids program in 2016.

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Additional Lenten Resources

Are you looking for an additional source of devotions to guide you through the Lenten season? Episcopal Relief and Development has made available their 2017 Devotional here.

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Lenten Devotional

Dear brothers and sisters of St. Paul’s Ivy, It is with great joy and hope that we present to you this 2017 version of our own Lenten Devotional booklet. The season of Lent can be one of the most meaningful...

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Appalachian Lord’s Prayer by Rick Sowash

The First Sunday in Lent – March 5, 2017

Beloved God, beyond the mountains,
hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kin-dom* come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heav’n.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors
and lead us not into temptation.

Deliver us, we pray, from evil,
for Thine is the kin-dom,*
the pow’r of morning,
the sunset glory,
now and forever more. Amen.

*Composer’s Note: “Kin-dom” instead of “Kingdom” is consistent with Jesus’ teachings about being “kin” with God, that is, being in the family of God as “kinfolk,” a term and a concept which Appalachian persons cherish.

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March 5: First Sunday in Lent

The Rev. Dr. Eric J. Liles

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March 1: Ash Wednesday

The Rev. Rick Lord

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