9/5/22 - 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 37 - One Minute of Peace and Relaxation:
Scripture Readings for Coming Sundays:
Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost, 9/4
Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost, 9/11
Help make a difference by putting your Faith in Action
Faith in Action Suggestion for the Month of September:
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 consider joining with other Episcopalians who are urging Congress to act on Solitary Confinement. Join our call to legislators to establish a commission to study solitary confinement and provide humane recommendations for its reduction and reformation. You can find more information at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/ministries/office-government-relations/ and click on “Take Action.”
Help serve the world in the name of Christ...
This Month's Outreach Project
September: REACH for a Way Out of Homelessness
Turning Point Foundation’s River Haven Project offers a path to hope and the promise of transitioning out of homelessness. Sheltered in tiny houses manufactured by Tuff Sheds and supported by case managers, residents receive job training, medical attention and drug, alcohol and mental health services. You can help by donating any of the following items: razors and shaving cream, dental floss, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, mouthwash, bug spray for mosquitos, sunscreen lotion, bath towels and washcloths, heavy socks, canned food, small & large dog food and cat food, notepads, pencils and journals, books & board games, individual trash cans, buckets, PPE - masks and gloves, and heavy blankets. Red REACH bags are available for you convenience. Thank you for helping us put our faith into action. For more information, go to: https://turningpointfoundation.org/river-haven-housing/
In case you didn't see it yet, or would like to see it again...
Last Sunday's Sermon
In case you didn't see it yet...
Last Sunday's Service
Due to technical difficulties, Sunday's service has no audio. We're sorry for the inconvenience. Here is the week before last:
And one new addition to our list...
Make coming to church a priority...
You're invited to next Sunday's service
Here's what you can Look Forward to Next Sunday:
This Sunday, September 11th at 10:15am
This week is HOMECOMING Sunday, a celebration of our 133rd anniversary! We’ve been reaching out to invite everyone who has ever had a connection to St. Paul's church or parish day school to join us for this special service. We look forward to seeing teachers, students, parents, staff, friends, neighbors, and members. We also welcome back programs and people that took time off this summer.
During the sermon we'll look back on the past 133 years of mission and ministry for St. Paul's Ventura. We'll honor the lives lost on 9/11, and hear the parable of the lost sheep. Those who attend in-person are invited to stay for some fun at fellowship at our All Star Hot Dog and Chili Bar after the service in Kahler Hall.
Come learn how very much Jesus cares for you. He will always find you when you're lost and welcome you back no matter how far you’ve strayed or how long you’ve been gone. Come hear inspiring scripture, beautiful music and an uplifting message of hope and love. Come to church and 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,
These resources are made available because of the generous donations of our members. We are grateful to everyone who pledges to support the work of the church. To learn more about giving to St. Paul's CLICK HERE.