St. Paul’s Pledgers
Many thanks to those named below who have generously made a pledge to support St. Paul’s in 2022. We will update this list as pledges are received. As of Nov. 21, 115 donors had pledged $413,088.
Anlyan, Bill & Elaine
Beardsworth, Randy & Betty Ann
Belaustegui, Robert & Sandra
Bobo, Don & Nancy
Bowers, William (Bill) & Susan
Brainard, Donald & Cheryl
Brunton, Robert & Margaret
Bucci, Barbara & Steve
Buss, Brian & Carmen
Calder, J. Keith
Cannon, Al & Tori
Cardwell, Danny & Carla
Cawthorne, Fr. John & Bonnie
Criscuolo, Jeanne Price
Dees, Dewitt & Phillip Weiss
Dorr, Alexandra & Ablard, Ed
DuBois, Mait & Jenny
Erway, Tom & Dot
Farri, Judy & Joe
Fowler, Harriet & Wayne
Green, Charles & Angela
Harkness, Kenny & Jane
Haughey, Steve & Margaret
Hedgepeth, Royster & Kathryn
Humphrey, Ginger & John Brobson
Jordan, Ruth & Jay
Kennedy, Andy & Missy
Lee, Caleb & Allen
Martin, Julie & Steve
Mastrocola, Benjamin & Virginia
Matthews, Tom & Joyce
McElroy, Jack & Kathy
McKnight, Tom & Mary
Miller, Joan Rosko
Miller, Ron & Lynda
Morgan, Ron & Linda
Mulhollen, Larry & Sherry
Patrick, Ernest & Renee
Petry, William (Bill)
Pope, Sara (Sally)
Richards, Bill & Beth
Rowe, Dick & Shannon
Sanders-Parks, Elisabeth & Brian
Scherer, Dr. Patricia DuPuis
Sheehan, John & Denise
Siberman, Midge (Martha)
Singer, Teresa & Michael
Smith, William & Karen
Sorrenti, Rick & Teresa
Sramek, Sue & Tom
Summey, Jim & JoAnn
Swindell, Bob & Kay
Trivett, Jan & Tom
Truax, Louise & Scotty
Van Amberg, Brad & Beth
Waterfield, Bill & Paula
Weig, Spencer & Ellen
Whitesides, Martha & Tucker
Wright, Larry & Merry Ann
Nov. 14, 2021
Dear St. Paul’s Family,
Our Annual Pledge Campaign has been devoted to the theme Transforming Generosity. Everywhere you look at St. Paul’s you will find people giving generously of their time, talent, and treasure. This fall, some 40 of us, including our children, packaged 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger. Another group of dedicated disciples is donating their time and talent to the Habitat for Humanity build. And don’t forget the legion of volunteers who share their special gifts every day to keep this community alive and thriving.
Stewardship is truly a year-round ministry, inspired by our love of God and our love of our neighbor. The annual pledge campaign is a big part of it, and we are grateful for your generous response. We are happy to report that as of Nov. 14, we have received 107 pledges totaling more than $401,670.
With this strong start, we are optimistic that, with God’s help, we will have the necessary funds for the work that God is calling us to do. We look forward to supporting the beginnings of Fr. Caleb’s vision as outlined in his letter last week: develop a creative approach to funding additional clergy and program staff to support our growing congregation in the areas of liturgy and music, pastoral care, community engagement, and Christian formation; attract and retain children, youth, and families; provide additional assistance in the areas of communications and livestreaming; and support the continued maintenance and enhancement of our campus.
Sunday, November 7th, the Feast of All Saints, marked the end of our formal pledge campaign. To everyone who has already pledged, we thank you. For those who have not yet pledged, we invite you to complete your pledge form or print a new copy using the link below, or even simpler, there is a link to submit your 2022 annual pledge form online.
As we consider how God’s abundant generosity has transformed our lives, and how, through us, God’s abundant generosity will transform our communities and our world, let us remember some of the words from our October stewardship speakers:
- Maria, who had lost everything in the 1998 Honduras hurricane, shared her last five eggs with strangers, giving from her heart. – Layne Dupree
- Quoting Royster Hedgepeth, “I don’t want you to give until it hurts, I want you to give until it feels good.” – Chip Carter
- Don’t look into your full refrigerator and say there is nothing to eat. It is good to be blessed, but it is better to be a blessing. – Leon Tillery
- I have learned that when I obey the Lord and put my treasure where He calls me to, my heart follows. – Lisa Sanders-Park
Your Stewardship Team
St. Paul’s Habitat Build Underway
St. Paul’s is partnering with St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian and Trinity United Methodist to build a Habitat House on 16th Street about a block and a half south from SPEC. We will work on Saturdays. All three churches will be involved on any given Saturday.
Here is the procedure: https://www.
Habitat should reply within 24 to 48 hours. In that reply there should be a link https://www.volgistics.com/ex2/vicnet.dll?FROM=502141. After entering email and password go the “Check Your Schedule” box. Go to the “Help Wanted” for a particular date. A list of people who have signed up will appear, but scroll down to the bottom where our three-church build is mentioned and click “Schedule Me.”
Instructors and other professionals will be present to teach anyone (all of us) on each task, so previous Habitat experience is NOT necessary.
This is another great opportunity for community building not only within SPEC’s members but with the two other churches which are located nearby. Contact Don Brainard or Bob Belaustegui at info below with any questions.
Sat., Oct. 23, was the first build day. Here is the tentative schedule, subject to weather and other possible delays:
|Week 1 (10/23)||Wall Raising|
|Week 2 (10/30)||Roof Sheathing|
|Week 3 (11/6)||Miscellaneous Framing||*St. Paul’s|
|Week 4 (11/13)||Vinyl Siding|
|Week 5 (11/20)||Vinyl Siding|
|Week 8 (12/11)||Painting|
|Week 12 (1/8)||Porches and Hardware||*St. Paul’s|
|Week 15 (1/29)||Landscaping|
|Week ??||Move In Ceremony||*St. Paul’s|
*The days that mention St. Paul’s, are the days we are tasked to provide lunches for the crew, an aspect that has not been ironed out as yet.
St. Paul’s Life Slideshow
Latest pictures include:
- Blessing of the Costumes
- Celebration of Fr. Caleb’s and St. Paul’s new ministry
- Ecumenical Habitat Build on 16th Street
- Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
- Social for newcomers at Hi-Wire Brewing
- From turtles to kittens to beagles, “all creatures great and small” received a blessing at our St. Francis Day celebration, followed up by treats for pets and their humans.
- Coach Thomas’ team is back practicing in St. Paul’s gym, newly restored through the faithful work of the people of St. Paul’s. The players are proud of the new uniforms they just received.
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St. Paul’s Operating Fund for 2021*
St. Paul’s Financial Plan provides resources to carry out the church’s ministries including: Christian Formation, Community Ministries, Pastoral Care Ministry, Parish Life, Facility Support and Worship & Music.
|2021 BUDGET||ACTUAL||% of Budget|
|INCOME less EXPENSE||$0||$46,925|
*For further detail, go here.
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