Friday Epistle


St. Paul’s Friday Epistle

Annual Meeting of the Congregation

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday, November 21, at 12:30 p.m., following the 11:00 a.m. worship service.

Budget Forum will be held the week prior on Sunday, November 14, at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Members of the Finance Ministry Team will be available to answer questions you may have about the proposed 2022 budget.

Nominees for Congregation Council, which will be voted on at the November 21 meeting, are also attached for your review.

Also attached is a Time & Talent Survey for 2022. Please review and prayerfully considering offering your time and talents to St. Paul’s through serving on a ministry team, reading the lessons on Sunday, or in one of the many other ways.

Worship Services This Sunday 

The 9:00 a.m. service will be held outdoors in the parking lot. Bring a lawn chair and jacket! This service will move back inside the Sanctuary on Sunday, November 28, the first Sunday in Advent.

The 11:00 a.m. service will be held inside the Sanctuary. Following the recommendations of the New Hanover County Health Department, masks are no longer required. If you are unvaccinated, please continue to wear a mask. Those who may feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please feel free to do so.

If you do not feel well, please wear a mask or worship with us at home via the YouTube livestream. If you have been exposed to covid-19, we ask that you stay home until you are sure you did not contract it. If you attend worship and test positive for covid-19 within the following week, please notify a member of the church staff.

11:00 a.m. Livestreamed Worship: The 11 a.m. service will be livestreamed to our YouTube channel, and taped for viewing any time after the livestream begins. The bulletin for the livestreamed service is available for you to print out and follow along.

Who’s Who

Welcome to “Who’s Who!” In the coming weeks, the Evangelism Team is planning to contact different members of St. Paul’s for a short bio which can be shared with others via the Friday Epistle. Interested members can send a bio, too, either to Linda Evans, Lynne Hershey, or Nancy Scheunemann (see directory for phone numbers or email addresses). A candid photo would be great, but one from the directory can be used if necessary. We hope to get to know each other better!

Hello church family! My name is Lynne Hershey. I was born and raised in Hagerstown, Maryland. Family of six, mom and dad raised us with the values of Faith, Family & Friends! Graduate of ECU. Retired with Fairfax County schools in summer of 2018. I have the joy of a wonderful daughter who helps keep her mom in line! I serve on church council and am a member of the Wilmington Rotary Club. I’m honored to be a part of St. Paul’s. Oh and one more thing… my fifth grade slogan for running for running for patrol was, Better by far than a Hershey bar!

Veteran’s Day Commemoration 

A video commemorating those members of the St. Paul’s family who have served is available on our YouTube channel.
Youth and Family News from Deacon Susan

2022 Attraction and Value Guide Coupon Books are now available, $25/each. See Deacon Susan to purchase.

Children’s Church takes place during both worship services for our Preschool- 5th grade students. We will meet in the church basement, departing after the children’s message and returning before prayers/ communion liturgy. Deacon Susan is searching for teachers and assistants. If interested, please contact her.

Confirmation will meet on Zoom with the NC Synod on November 21, 4:00 pm. A link will be sent out to families at a later date.

Advent Family Sunday School will take place on Sundays: November 28, December 05, 12, and 19 in Keever Hall. We will learn about Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love! Each week will have a short lesson and craft. Lessons and crafts will be geared towards elementary students, but anyone is welcome to join! Speak to Deacon Susan if planning to attend or if you have questions.

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

A large thank you goes out to all our generous St. Paul’s members who contribute to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard! Your gifts are so very much appreciated. We will be collecting nonperishable foods again this Sunday, and are especially in need of Thanksgiving staples, such as canned yams, green beans, instant mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. Of course there is always a need for healthy soups, rice, dried beans, and baking supplies. Thank you all again for sharing with those who need it!