April Inspiration for You
Because Inspiration isn't just for Sundays...
This month we offer the following resources
to help you build spiritual strength and live a more fulfilling life.
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Get inspired while exploring the wonder of Holy Scripture...
Scripture Readings for Coming Sundays
Easter Sunday, 4/9
Second Sunday of Easter, 4/16
Third Sunday of Easter, 4/23
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Help make a difference by putting your Faith in Action
Faith in Action Suggestion for the Month of April
We are called to pray, AND we are called to put our faith into action. We are called to follow Jesus which means we need to love and serve our neighbors in the name of Christ. It’s also our job to stand up to injustice and respect the dignity of every human being.
This month we suggest exploring the Enews ORANGE Edition. Select something you can do, and do it. You can also find a lot of other great ideas at the Episcopal Public Policy Network's website. You can find them by clicking the link below.
You can find many more ways to put your faith into action at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/ministries/office-....
Help serve the world in the name of Christ...
This Month's Outreach Project - March
OUTREACH PROJECT – Reach for Basic Needs
This month, St. Paul's is collecting socks for adults and eyeglasses, too. Bring in your old, unwanted glasses and/or new reading glasses you can purchase at most stores. We will offer them to those in need and help bring the dignity of sight and clean socks to our neighbors. REACH bags are available for your convenience. Thank you for your support!
Year of Prayer to End Racism
The Diocese of West Virginia has released an inspiring and motivating series of prayers to be used throughout the year as we work and pray for an end to racism. I encourage you to use these prayers in your personal prayer life, and I encourage us to make the commitment to become more and more, day by day the people God is calling us to be.
APRIL-- For the heroes and heroines of the struggle for civil rights (thanks and
future encouragement) (April, death of Martin Luther King, Jr)
“O bountiful and merciful God: you have blessed your people with great prophets and
leaders to advance the cause of equality under law in this nation and in the world. By
their teaching and preaching; by their action and example; by their marching,
demonstrating, and sitting in; by their organizing, praying and singing, they have made
themselves and the dream of non-discrimination impossible for opponents to ignore and
possible for those marginalized to dream. Give us such leaders always, Lord. Let the cry
for justice always be heard in our land until, by your gracious will, your children live
together in freedom, justice, and equality. Amen.
We can all be Digital Disciples, sharing the Good News on social media.
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Want to encourage others to join the church?
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- Google St. Paul’s Ventura, Click "Write a Review" in info box on right hand side.
- Share your enthusiasm and recommend the church we all love so much. Thank you!
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Lots of great things are happening!
Keeping Up with Everything Offered at St. Paul's
This is an overview of this week's resources to help you GROW in faith. To learn about everything going on at St. Paul’s, please see our E-newsletter. If you don’t receive it, please let us know. We’d be happy to add you to the list!
Finally, I welcome you to reach out to share your spiritual journey. Next week, we’ll have new ideas and resources for you. And week after week we’ll get stronger, go deeper and offer ourselves to be transformed more and more into the people God is calling us to be.
God bless you this week and always,
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