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THIS WEEK AT ST.

PAULS August 21, 2011 August 27, 2011


Today, 8/21: Deacon Bill Away 8/21 8/23 8 & 10:00 a.m. Eucharist 9:45 a.m. NO Church School 11:30 a.m. Acolytes Meeting 11:30 a.m. Youth Christian Ed. Meeting

Monday, 8/22:

Fr. Weller Away 8/22 8/25

Tuesday, 8/23:

Noon Eucharist & Healing Service 6:00 p.m. Parish Life Committee

Wednesday, 8/24: Noon AA Meeting

Friday, 8/26:

LANSING BLESS FEST Parish Office Closed Noon AA Meeting

St. Pauls Episcopal Church


218 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, MI 48933 Main Office: 517-482-9454 Choir Office: 517-482-0369 Fax: 517-485-8621

Saturday, 8/27:

LANSING BLESS FEST

August 21, 2011

Sunday, 8/28:

8 & 10:00 a.m. Eucharist

Choir Practices Resume September 7 & 8 Opening Sunday September 11 12

The Rev. Dr. Gordon F. Weller, Rector The Rev. William H. Fineout, Deacon The Rev. Dr. Richard Sauerzopf, Asst. Dr. Stephen Lange, Minister of Music Ms. Mary Rodeck, Asst. Music Minister Ms. Kathleen Johnson, Office Manager Ms. Shelley Sanford, Youth Director Ms. Christine Strukel, Bookkeeper Mr. Douglas Holmes, Sexton

Sermon Notes

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRAYER We pray for those who are sick and in need: Shelley Robinson, Mason Hill, Barb & Dave Powers, Skip & Marsha Macholz, Bill, John & Grace Hawkins, Ray Benner, Kieran Marchant Mishra, Joe Manson, Kathleen Maurer, Tom Foltz, Harvey Clark, Janice Edwards, Jake Cook, Stephanie Horton, Mary, Roger, Louise Anderson, Dustin, Ed Benson, Katie Lea, Joann, Marqarite Reed, Virginia, Debbie, Jindemer, Eric Robinson, Elizabeth Senko, and Sue Metzger. We pray and remember those in the Military, serving in dangerous areas: Jeff Doorlag, Justin Murphy, and Sam Foltz. We pray for comfort: for the family and friends of Jean Lindemer and Helen Hiscoe, who recently passed away. We pray for those celebrating birthdays: Larry Brown, Marilyn Earley, Stephanie Earley, Steven Irwin, Kathleen Johnson, Nick Johnson, David Metzger, Theresa Milne, Jennifer Mishra, Matt Pauly, and Faye Whitford. We pray for those expecting: Jenelle & Paul Rawlins. We pray for: St. Pauls England choristers, chaperones, and all those traveling during the summer season; protect them from danger and bring them home safely. We pray for our worshiping communities: We pray for Emmanuel in Detroit and St. Pauls in Brighton. In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: We pray for The Diocese of Ruwenzori (Uganda) and The Rt. Revd. Benezeri Kisembo, their bishop. We pray for: Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury; Katharine Jefferts Schori, our Presiding Bishop; Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr., our Bishop; Gordon Weller, our Rector; Richard Sauerzopf, our assistant; William Fineout, our deacon; and all worship ministers at St. Pauls.

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YOUTH NEWS & VIEWS CHURCH SCHOOL: Church School is on summer recess until September 11, 2011. For more information, please contact the office @ 482-9454. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH SCHOOL TEACHERS are ready to welcome our youth back to classes starting September 11th. Registration forms are available in the office as well as in the Merrifield Room. Please return completed registration forms to Shelley Sanford or place them in her mailbox located next to the office door. We are currently in need of co-teachers for the High School class. If you are interested in joining our Church School Team, please contact the office at 482-9454 or Shelley Sanford at 517-719-0810 or e-mail her at shelleyz71@aol.com. NURSERY: St. Pauls nursery is open every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for newborns to age 3. The nursery is located downstairs by the parish office. NURSERY ASSISTANCE: Will you help us with this ministry to young children and their families? We are inviting parents of nursery-aged kids, grandparents, Vacation Bible School volunteers, and young adults to join a rotation schedule to serve as the second adult in the nursery during the 10:00 service. The more people who volunteer for this schedule, the less often any one person will need to serve! If you are willing and able, please contact the office @ 482-9454 or Shelley Sanford @ 517-7190810 or by email @ shelleyz71@aol.com. Thank you for considering this ministry! Watch for this FREE Concert Festival coming to Adado Riverfront Park on Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27. Free Food & Free Concerts on 2 Stages! Fun for Kids with Free Raffles & Giveaways! For more information, contact Barb Heany at 517-420-5316 or visit www.mediamessengers.org VISITORS AND GUESTS Our Welcome: In the light of Gods unconditional love, we respect the dignity

of every human being by welcoming and supporting all persons whatever their race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, health status, marital status or stage of spiritual journeying. We invite you to explore, investigate, and grow in your faith and become a part of our shared journey with God. Please feel free to give your visitor card (which you will find in the pew) to an usher, put it in the offering plate, or leave it on the Welcome Table. Refreshments and fellowship immediately follows all services. We hope you will join us. If you are visiting, please sign one of the guest books located at the church entryways as you leave, and Please Come Again! ** Parish Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 to 5. Fridays, 9 to Noon Summer Office Hours Closed on Fridays Contact the office by voicemail or e-mail at: office@stpaulslansing.org Visit our website at: www.stpaulslansing.org ** Parish Phone Numbers: Office: (517)-482-9454 Choir Room: 482-0369 Fax: 485-8621 ** For the Bulletin: Please submit information by noon on Wednesday, in writing or by e-mail at www.office@stpaulslansing.org to ensure accuracy. Forms are by the elevator. ** Large Print Available: Bulletins, Prayer Books, and Hymnals are available in large print. If you would like to use one, please ask an Usher for assistance. ** Parish Directories: You will find Directories at the greeters table and by the elevator. If you would like one mailed to you, please call the office @ 482-9454. ** Family Wednesday Night Dinners: will resume on September 7, 2011 ** Baptism: If you, or your child, would like to be baptized, please speak with Fr. Weller, or contact the office at 482-9454 or by email at: office@stpaulslansing.org OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORSHIP Every Sunday: 8:00 a.m. & 10 a.m. Eucharist Tuesdays: Noon Healing & Eucharist

FROM THE PARISH OFFICE

CLERGY VACATION SCHEDULE Deacon Bill until August 24 Fr. Weller until August 26 Fr. Sauerzopf until September 1 10

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost August 21, 2011 Holy Eucharist Rite II 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
Welcome to St. Pauls! Were glad that you are worshiping with us today. We invite you to prepare for worship through quiet reflection and prayer. Our spoken responses are found in the red Book of Common Prayer on the pages indicated below. Our sung responses are found in either the blue Hymnal 1982 or the hymnal supplement, Wonder, Love, and Praise.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF August 21, 2011 August 27, 2011
EVANGELISM COMMITTEE TO SPONSOR HUGE GARAGE SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9 & 10 This is a good chance to clean out your cupboards and closets and donate gently used items to a good cause. It will also be a good opportunity for bargain hunters. St. Pauls will be holding this sale on Friday, September 9, from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday, September 10, from 9 am to 2 pm. Parishioners who have items to donate can drop them off after church on August 29 or September 4. We will also have an ingathering on Saturday, September 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. We will be happy to pick up items from anyone who may find it difficult to get them to the church, just call Sally Lawrence at 323-7211 or Greg Ward at 896-2645. We can not have a successful sale without a lot of volunteer help, so look for your opportunity. This will be a great chance to work alongside friends and meet new ones, while benefiting the church. All proceeds will go to church guilds and committees. Sign up sheets can be found in the Merrifield Room. OUTREACH: It is St. Pauls turn to help a needy young adult who is leaving foster care and moving into the Child & Family Services program of Supervised Independent Living Services. Gift cards are still appreciated, in addition to the listed items. The SILS collection of new start-up apartment goods should be turned in by next Sunday, August 28th. See Deacon Bill for more details. A BIG THANK YOU to Cindy Hosimer, who has continued coffee hour through these long hot days of summer. Lemonade and ice water were available, along with some delicious cookies or treats from Cindys kitchen. Turns out Cindy is quite a baker. We want to thank Cindy for quietly stepping in and setting up, serving and cleaning up. Although Cindy often carried out these duties by herself many times fellow parishioners would step in and lend a hand. A big thank you to those church members too. Because of these efforts we were able to enjoy a lot of good fellowship over the summer. Thanks again Cindy, for making coffee hour a special time this summer. 9

Organ Prelude Processional Hymn ... Hymnal #427 THE LITURGY OF THE WORD Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit People: And blessed be Gods Kingdom, now and forever. Collect for Purity ....Prayer Book, p. 355 Glory to God in the highest .....Hymnal, S280, or Prayer Book, p. 356 Collect of the Day

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy
Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. First Reading Exodus 1:8-2:10

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. He said to his people, "Look, the
Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land." Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor. They built supply cities, Pithom and Rameses, for Pharaoh. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. The Egyptians became ruthless in imposing tasks on the Israelites, and made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar and brick and in every kind of field labor. They were ruthless in all the tasks that they imposed on them. The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, "When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, 4

if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she shall live." But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live. So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this, and allowed the boys to live?" The midwives said to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them." So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families. Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, "Every boy that is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the Nile, but you shall let every girl live." Assisting in our Service 8:00 a.m. Reader Chalice Prayers of the People 10:00 a.m. Organist Soloist Reader Chalice Prayers of the People Acolyte Jeff Kressler Larry Clark John Nevin Ellie Doersam Martie Repaskey Jackie Rollins Sue LeDuc Robert Vankirk Sally Laurion Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months. When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river. His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him. The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it. When she opened it, she saw the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him, "This must be one of the Hebrews' children," she said. Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?" Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Yes." So the girl went and called the child's mother. Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed it. When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and she took him as her son. She named him Moses, "because," she said, "I drew him out of the water." The Refrain: **Altar Flowers** The flowers on the altar are given for Edward H. Farmers loving memories by his family; and in loving memory of Lloyd L. & Cynthia F. Sparks and Victor W. Porter by the Sparks family

Psalm 124 Nisi quia Dominus


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Page 781, BCP

If the LORD had not been on our side, *


let Israel now say;
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If the LORD had not been on our side, * when enemies rose up against us; 8 5

Then would they have swallowed us up alive * in their fierce anger toward us;
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Then would the waters have overwhelmed us * and the torrent gone over us;
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Then would the raging waters * have gone right over us.
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but my Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." Then he sternly ordered the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah. Sermon .................................................................................... The Rev. Dr. Gordon F. Weller Nicene Creed Prayers of the People Confession and Absolution ..................BCP, p. 360 The Peace Announcements THE HOLY COMMUNION Presentation Hymn... Praise God .............. Hymnal #380, St. 3 The Great Thanksgiving ... (Prayer A)...........................Page 361, BCP Sanctus & Benedictus (Holy, holy, holy).........................Hymnal, S129, or Page 367, BCP The Lords Prayer .......................Page 364, BCP Fraction Hymn

Blessed be the LORD! * he has not given us over to be a prey for their teeth.
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We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler; * the snare is broken, and we have escaped.
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Our help is in the Name of the LORD, * the maker of heaven and earth. Second Reading Romans 12:1-8

I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as
a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God-- what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness. The Holy Gospel Matthew 16:13-20

The Communion ........... All baptized Christians are invited to receive communion. Post Communion Prayer........ Page 365, BCP Benediction Closing Hymn ... Hymnal #525 Dismissal Organ Postlude

When Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people
say that the Son of Man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, 6 7