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
Ashworth, Marie
Baldwin, Mary
Barr, Twink
Beardsworth, Randy & Betty Ann
Belaustegui, Robert & Sandra
Bobo, Don & Nancy
Bowers, William (Bill) & Susan
Brainard, Donald & Cheryl
Brunton, Robert & Margaret
Bucci, Barbara & Steve
Buck, Louise
Buss, Brian & Carmen
Calder, J. Keith
Cannon, Al & Tori
Cardwell, Danny & Carla
Cawthorne, Fr. John & Bonnie
Chiarello, Virginia
Clites, Mona
Collette, Linda
Connelly, Joyce
Criscuolo, Jeanne Price
Day, Karen
Dees, Dewitt & Phillip Weiss
DeJarld, Karen
DeJarld, Valerie

Demorest, Carolyn
Donat, Joy
Dorr, Alexandra & Ablard, Ed
DuBois, Mait & Jenny
Dupree, Layne
Eason, Ashley
Edwards, James
Erway, Tom & Dot
Farri, Judy & Joe
Field, Carol
Foster, Marshall
Fowler, Harriet & Wayne
Gant, Herbert
Gates, Ruth
Gerow, Tom
Goonen, Denis
Graham, Lynn
Green, Charles & Angela
Halecki, Candace
Harkness, Kenny & Jane
Hartman, Lawrence
Haughey, Steve & Margaret
Hedgepeth, Royster & Kathryn
Hersey, Judy
Hosick, Michael
Humphrey, Ginger & John Brobson
Hunsicker, Sara
Jordan, Ruth & Jay
Kennedy, Andy & Missy
Lee, Caleb & Allen

Lewis, Melody
Martin, Julie & Steve
Mastrocola, Benjamin & Virginia
Matthews, Tom & Joyce
Matz-Kane, Diane
McElroy, Jack & Kathy
McKnight, Tom & Mary
Miller, Joan Rosko
Miller, Ron & Lynda
Morgan, Ron & Linda
Mulhollen, Larry & Sherry
O’Dell, Anne
O’Rourke, Barbara
Padgett, Laura
Patrick, Ernest & Renee
Peers, Cecelia
Perhala, Patsy
Petry, William (Bill)
Poore, Sandy
Pope, Sara (Sally)
Richards, Bill & Beth
Rowe, Dick & Shannon
Sackrison, Jeffrey
Sanders-Parks, Elisabeth & Brian
Scherer, Dr. Patricia DuPuis
Schlosser, Stephanie
Searle, Eileen
Sheehan, John & Denise
Siberman, Midge (Martha)
Singer, Teresa & Michael
Smallwood, Cynthia

Smith, William & Karen
Sorrenti, Rick & Teresa
Sramek, Sue & Tom
Stansbury, Dianne
Stroud, Rhonda
Sullivan, Lyle
Summey, Jim & JoAnn
Swindell, Bob & Kay
Thomas, Meaghan
Tillery, Leon
Toth, Wade
Tounsley, Zona
Tousignant, David
Trivett, Jan & Tom
Truax, Louise & Scotty
Van Amberg, Brad & Beth
Vlahos, Sib
Wade, Cheryl
Wagoner, Cheryl
Wallace, Diana
Waterfield, Bill & Paula
Weig, Spencer & Ellen
West, Jerry
West, Lillian
Whitesides, Martha & Tucker
Wilson, Judy
Wright, Larry & Merry Ann

 

Stewardship Update

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

In gratitude,
Your Stewardship Team

Here’s what the people of our parish have to say about what the the power of “transforming generosity” at St. Paul’s means to them.

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.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1993800078 is the signup link. One must complete the form and send it to Habitat. Toward the bottom of the application there are a series of text boxes.  In the one labeled “Additional Information,” please enter the words “St. Pauls.”

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.
Don Brainard
dabrainard12@gmail.com
(678)521-1046

Bob Belaustegui
rbelaust@msn.com
(248) 227-6254

Build Schedule

Sat., Oct. 23, was the first build day. Here is the tentative schedule, subject to weather and other possible delays:

Day Task Lunch Schedule
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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In Our Parish
Earl Craig
Fr. John Cawthorne
Anne Laudati
Judy Farri
Joe Farri
Ed Ablard
Harriet Fowler
Della Kirkland
Tammy Pollock
Lyle Sullivan
Pat Baker
William Murphy
Sherry Mulhollen
Peggy McCaleb
Wayne Fowler
Jenny DuBois

 

Family and Friends
Tracy Calhoun Sorrenti
Tammy Tilghman
Capt. Samantha Stillwell
Sharon O’Rourke Berry
Richard O’Rourke
Glenda Snowa
John Ciriello
Ken Crawford
Kim Brafford
Sarah Duarte
Jesse Robinson

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Ken Crawford
Gina Lewis
Iris McDermott
Carol Findlay
Chervonne Miller
Schmeake
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Ann & Rodney Strickland
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Lectionary

November 28, 2021 – The First Sunday of Advent

Jeremiah 33:14-16
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Luke 21:25-36
Psalm 25:1-9 

 

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Financial Report

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
APPROVED 10/31/2021
TOTAL INCOME $595,058  $498,754 84%
TOTAL EXPENSE  ($595,058)  ($451,829) 76%
INCOME less EXPENSE $0 $46,925

*For further detail, go here.

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