St. Paul's Announcements for July 15, 2018

Welcome The Reverend Dean Robert Dedmon.
Our visiting celebrant/preacher today is The Rev. Dean Robert Dedmon. Bob Dedmon is the retired Dean and Rector of St. Paul's Cathedral, Peoria, Illinois (2005-2014), formerly the Canon to the Ordinary (1994-2005) during the episcopate of Bishop Herlong in our diocese, and Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Antioch. Prior to his ordination in 1982 he was a professor of English at Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, North Carolina, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Bob and Judy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next year.

Vestry Sponsored Breakfast Today. Our Vestry is hosting breakfast between the two services today. This is a great time to slow down and catch up with each other as we meander through these summer months. This will give you an opportunity to welcome our guest celebrant/preacher, The Reverend Dean Robert Dedmon.

Rector Search Committee News. The Train Has Left the Station. You have been hearing and reading about the Church Assessment Tool (CAT), and by now you should have received the link via e-blast.  If you haven’t already please set aside 30 minutes to complete the assessment. The information gained from this tool will be critical to the Rector Search committee as they plan for our future. PLEASE MAKE THIS A PRIORITY THIS WEEK if you haven’t already shared your experiences and perspectives by participating in this important process. If you need a paper copy, they are available in the Narthex or Church Office, along with a stamped return envelope. If you have questions, please contact a member of the Rector Search committee. Many thanks!

Youth Programming. Your Vestry has charged the Youth Renovation Committee with setting our course of action in the days and weeks ahead. They will be working hand-in-hand with our wonderful group of volunteer leaders. Any questions or comments -- please direct them to YRC leader Dale Tipps.

Parents Night Out. July 20 from 6-9 pm for children 1 month to fifth grade. Please email to sign up by Monday, July 16.

Travel The Danube River Cruise. Fr. Gene and Janelee are going on a Christmas Trip! The dates are December 1-9, 2018. Space is limited so if you are interested in traveling to Europe on the Blue Danube River Cruise, please contact Janelee or Fr. Gene.

Second Sunday Meal Program. The Outreach Committee extends a big thank you to Boy Scout Troop 1108 members and leaders for providing and serving the Sunday evening meal at Journey Home on July 8. With the help of Garrett and Rick Rush, Doug and Sean Montgomery, Bill Heringlake, Christian Smith, and  Scott Telford, from Troop 1108, Tom and Barbara Collins, and Janet Fulton, and Lance Ikard approximately 100 meals were served at Journey Home last Sunday evening in support of St. Paul’s Second Sunday Meal Ministry. The meal, consisting of BBQ, cole slaw, and baked beans was warmly received by our diners. For desert, Tom and Barbara Collins and Janet Fulton served ice cream from Tom's antique, restored ice cream bicycle. Fun and fellowship were abundant. St. Paul’s next Second Sunday meal at Journey Home will be served on Sunday evening, August 12.  For more information about St. Paul’s Second Sunday Meal Ministry or to get your group involved with this important ministry contact Melissa Warren.

Lunches for Learning. The Senior Adult Ministry is looking forward to hosting this valuable program following the 11:00 service on Sunday, July 22. We will gather in the Parish Hall immediately after the service for a barbecue lunch.

Fr. Colin Away the Month of July. Please contact our Sr. Warden Ed Arning with any concerns or questions for the month of July.