8/8/22 - Inspiration to Help you GROW in Faith
Because Inspiration isn't just for Sundays...
This week we offer the following resources
to help you build spiritual strength and live a more fulfilling life.
Start your week off with a prayer, a blessing and some encouragement to help you along the way...
Blessing of the Week:
Incorporate Spiritual Practices to enhance our spiritual life...
Spiritual Practice Suggestion of the Week:
Enjoy some peace along the way...
This Week's Peace Project is Episode 33 - Old Stone Church:
Scripture Readings for Coming Sundays:
Ninth Sunday After Pentecost, 8/7
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost, 8/14
Help make a difference by putting your Faith in Action
Faith in Action Suggestion for the Month of August:
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 you take a look through the Advocacy Guide for Episcopalians. Consider the many ideas and suggestions offered and choose an action you can take this month to make a difference.
Help serve the world in the name of Christ...
Outreach Project for August
It's time to fill up the red REACH bags, again!
This time we're REACHING for Love - Laundry Love
This important organization works to build relationships by bringing money, laundry soap, snacks and conversation into local laundromats for guests who can't afford the expense of doing their own laundry. Help yourself to a REACH bag and do what you can to help those in need. Donations and prayers are also welcome. Thank you!
Do your part to help spread the Good News...
We'll be offering a community event this month - and we'd love to have your help getting the word out about it!
Back to School Blessings on Sunday, August 21st, both in Church at the 10:15am service AND at Camino Real Park (Dean Drive and Varsity Street - behind Lowes) 2-4pm. This is a community event. We want to support families, children, teachers and school staff as they begin a new school year.
And while we're offering Back to School Blessings, we'll also be having a church picnic!
Please help us spread the word by inviting your friends, putting up a flier, sharing it on a community bulletin board and/or sharing our post on social media. We'd like to spread the word and reach as many people as possible. Thanks for your help!
In case you'd like to hear it again...
In case you didn't see it yet...
Make coming to church a priority...
Here's what you can Look Forward to Next Sunday:
This Sunday, August 14th at 10:15am
This week we learn that Jesus cautioned his disciples that his message would not bring peace but division. It is a message of love, compassion and justice... and not everyone is ready to receive it. Though we are armed with nothing but love, there are those who will not understand and will even reject us. Come hear inspiring scripture, beautiful music and an uplifting message of hope and love. Come get inspired!
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,