SERVICES HAVE RESUMED
St. Paul's Sunday Services will be held each 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 10 am. Masks and social distancing are required and are held downstairs in the church.
Father, please do examine my heart and let me know if there is anything - thought, word, or attitude - that is offensive to You. The enemy is so subtle at fooling me into doing things that seem okay yet are not quite in line with Your word.
I want to be sensitive to Your leading and the nudges You give when I've said or done something that isn't in harmony with Your ways. I want to trust in Your faithful love alone.
PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Assisting Bishop Jim Waggoner, Rev. Canon Catherine Gregg, Our first Responders, the fireman, the law officers, the medics, the nurses, technicians, Doctors and aides that care for the sick and injured. The Men and Women in the Armed Services and their families. The wounded warriors. Our brothers and sisters in Christ our congregation and anyone who needs special prayers.
I want to know Christ and the power that raised him from the dead .... Then I have hope that I myself will be raised from the dead.
Jesus saw people enslaved by the fear of death. He explained that the river of death was nothing to fear. The people wouldn't believe him. He touched a boy and called him back to life. The followers were still unconvinced. He whispered life into the dead body of a girl. The people were still cynical. He let a dead man spend four days in a grave and then called him out. Is that enough? Apparently not. For it was necessary for him to enter the river, to submerge himself in the water of death before people would believe that death had been conquered.
But after he did, after he came out on the other side of death's river, it was time to sing ... it was time to celebrate.
(Grace for the Moment -
Happy Birthday to Christy Ann !!!
Happy Birthday to Christy !!!
May your day be filled with love and grace
Lord God, we praise you for those riches of our creation that we will never see:
For starts whose light will never will never reach the earth;
For species of living things that were born, that flourished and perished before humankind appeared in the world;
For patterns and colors in the flowers, which only insect eyes are able to see;
For strange, high music that humans can never hear.
Lord God, you see everything that you have made and behold that it is very good.
Thank you to all who are helping us cope with the COVID crisis. Your great work will get us back to normal soon!
Gracious Lord, the air sings with songs of glory, water flashes silver with creation, and the forests bloom with leaves for healing nations: May your light and love fill our hearts and souls and minds, that we may share your love with the world.
Our next Vestry meeting will be on Sunday, June 21 at 11:00 am.
Kathy will send out an invitation to each of us to join her on Zoom.
It will be great to see everyone!
St. Paul's is reaching out to others:
Food Drive is ongoing so how about two nonperishable items each week, as we need to help feed Virginia City's, and the nearby areas, and those who are hungry.
Thanks for your generosity.
Morning Prayer will be offered up on May 31st at 10:00 am via Zoom.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Kathy.
May we who are merely inconvenienced
remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
remember those who are vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
remember those who must choose between their health or paying their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
remember those who have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for quarantine at home
remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country
let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other
let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
Canon Martha K. Estes
Province VIII ECW V.P. / NECW Representative