Teacher? Soup kitchen volunteer? Writer? Listener? Do you frequently pray? For simple things? Complex things? Healing? Peace?

As we follow the Bishop’s call to have “Holy Conversations” within St. Paul’s and in our communities, we are learning about ourselves, what we do inside and outside our walls, and why we do it-as Christians. Stop in the Great Hall to look at the newsprint paper on the room divider, and read what your fellow parishioners have written about their lives. Read their names-openly shared. Pick up a marker and add your name and what you do. Over the next couple of weeks, we hope that everyone will write what he or she does, and share their names.

We will learn about each other, smiling about someone we already know, being surprised by others, and recognizing that others share a common activity or practice. We already know that we share our Christianity wherever each of us is on that path. We hope that our Holy Conversations will deepen the relationships of the St. Paul’s community and lead us to share with others outside what we do and why we do it.

Pick up the marker, write, and feel the warmth of community.

In peace,

Terry and Pat
Terry Leitzell, Senior Warden
Pat Ryan, Junior Warden

Church School
For Families: Church school, Rite 13, and J2A are off for the summer and will start up again in September. Family worship at 9:30 a.m. continues all through the summer without break.

We need church school teachers! Please sign up! Our church school depends on the adults who lead it. We currently have many slots to fill for the fall. We make it easy for you to teach–pre-made lesson plans and crafts, a team of co-teachers, and a curriculum that has built-in support for those of us who are a bit rusty on our Bible basics. Grab a friend and sign up as a team to teach one trimester! For more info, please see Kristin or Terry. Sign-up sheets are in the hallway.
This Sunday’s Music
This week’s music reflects the themes of Trinity Sunday. We begin with “Holy, Holy, Holy,” a simple and classic song of praise to the Trinity. At the Gradual we sing “On eagle’s wings,” a hymn setting of Psalm 91 written recently that has become very popular. During communion we sing the Taizé song “Veni, Sancte Spiritus” (Come, Holy Spirit), inviting the Holy Spirit to be among us. Finally we sing “I, the Lord of sea and sky,” also written recently, which has echoes in Isaiah 6, where the prophet offers himself to God in service, “here am I: send me.”

We will also have a special song sung by Janet Callowhill’s grandsons James and William Wegener, “Mansions of the Lord,” in observance of Memorial Day: a tribute to those in the military who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Our service music will be updated this week; for the “Holy, Holy, Holy,” we will sing “Santo, Santo, Santo” (in both Spanish and English), a song that comes from the Iona community, in part as a reminder to keep our Iona pilgrims in our prayers at this time.

The choir will sing “O How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings” by Vaughan Williams, which employs texts from Pss. 84, 90, and 46 (including “O God, our help in ages past” with its familiar tune).

The organ music includes a setting of “Holy, Holy, Holy”; and at the end, Bach’s fugue in E flat, which has a theme remarkably similar to “O God, our help.” Its three-part structure also makes it an oft-heard piece on Trinity Sunday.

Online Donation
I am not comfortable using (or do not own) a computer. How can I
participate?
Using much the same procedure as Brunswick’s Water District, you can have funds deducted by filling out a paper form and submitting it to the office along with a voided blank check. Please contact the office to get a copy of the form or to receive more information.

I will miss putting an envelope into the collection plate.
Not a problem; on the table by the parking lot entrance you will find slips “I Give Electronically” that can be placed in the plate, blessed, and reused.

This Sunday’s Announcements

We welcome Cn. Richard Hall as our celebrant this morning.

Small group ministry is very strong here in St. Paul’s. The Vestry would like to celebrate these vital ministries. At the time of the Birthday Prayer, members of one of the small groups will be asked to come forward. This Sunday we celebrate the Ministry of the Finance Committee. All who are a part of this Ministry, please come forward along with those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.

For Families: Church school, Rite 13, and J2A are off for the summer and will start up again in September. Family worship at 9:30 a.m. continues all through the summer without break.

Summer Sundays Worship Schedule. The current three services (8:00, 9:30, and 10:30) will continue at those times through Sunday, June 30. For July, August, and the first Sunday in September (9/1), the 9:30 Family Service will continue, and the 8:00 and 10:30 services will be combined at 9:00. We will have two supply priests, one for the 9:30 Family Service and one for the 9:00 service. Kris Agudelo will be at the Family Service through June 23.

Titus encourages us to “live productive lives” and “provide the urgent needs” of our community. How are we doing on those challenging goals? Come Wednesday at 5:30 in the St. Paul’s Library to discuss! FMI: Pam Nugent, 737-2269.

Thank you to everyone who planned, sang, contributed, and attended my fabulous send-off last Sunday! I came away very touched by the obvious love and support I experienced, yet again, from you all. Thank you so much for all your kind words and deeds–not just last Sunday, but throughout my entire time here at St. Paul’s. Although Santi and I will take a leave of absence from the parish for awhile to give the new Christian Ed Director some breathing room, you will all very much continue to be in our hearts. Blessings on you all, and on the continuing work of ministering to the children and families of the parish! –Kristin Agudelo

Thank you from the Iona teens! The teens going to Iona, Scotland are pleased to announce that they have reached their fundraising goal for the pilgrimage. Thanks to all of you who have so generously contributed to their pilgrimage fund through
individual donations and support of their various fundraisers. The teens will be leaving on June 20th for 10 days in one of the holiest Celtic Christian sites. Stay tuned for feedback (in the form of a forum and slideshow) from the pilgrimage next fall.

Protect Our Growing Senior Population No one wants to think Elder Abuse happens— but it does– and almost 84% of cases are never reported because victims are too afraid or ashamed to ask for help. Don’t let this be the case in our community. Worldwide awareness begins with you. If you suspect abuse call the church or toll free
number [ 24 hrs.] 1-800-624-8404. It’s a matter of looking out for abuse, and choosing not to look away when you find it. June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Exploring the Word of the Lord: All are invited to explore the Gospel reading (and occasionally one of the other readings) this Sunday in the Library, 9:30-10:15 with other parishioners. If you are an 8 o’clocker, stay a little after coffee hour; if you attend the 10:30 service, come a little early. No preparation, no homework, no long-term commitment, no Bible experience necessary, all comments are honored and acceptable, and the Bible readings will be provided. Discussions have been animated, and the fellowship has been great. Try it out one Sunday to see whether it’s for you. Questions? Contact Pam Nugent (737-2269 or momperson458@roadrunner.com).

Sharing and Caring Support Group Due to Memorial Day, Caring and Sharing will meet on Monday, June 3 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s library. There will be lots of catch up with stories to welcome Spring, The Awakening of Nature outside our homes. June is the month of awareness for Elder Abuse. We will have an informal discussion to better understand this problem in our community. All are welcome to join us for sharing. Looking forward to our meeting.-Barbara Blanchard, Sandy Meyer and Susan McCracken

Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program in collaboration with St. Paul’s and First Parish are pleased to announce the continuation of Saturday meals. Lunches will continue on the 3rd Saturday of the month through September, with the hope to expand to more Saturdays after that. We will need volunteers for June, July, August, and September. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the hall, or contact James Ford at jef54@comcast.net or 841-9377.

Do you have our church school costumes? A few months ago, several parishioners volunteered to clean and fix up some of our costumes. It’s time to return them! If you have one of our tubs of costumes at home, please bring them back in so we can have all our costumes in place for the new Christian Formation Director in the fall.

Coffee hour hosts needed! We don’t have anyone signed up to host 10:30 coffee hours in June. If you like your coffee and cookies, please sign up to host a week! The church buys crackers and juice to supplement your offerings, and if you need an intro to working the coffee machines, you can call the office and ask for a tutorial. Please sign up on the bulletin board next to the coffee “window” in the Great Hall.

Do you love flowers? The Flower Committee is ready to welcome you. Members, working in pairs, arrange flowers for the altar and are generally scheduled for one Sunday a month. Unsure about the task, Abigail Manny, chairperson, would be happy to help you explore this wonderful ministry that enriches our worship. She may be reached at 725-9062.

Warden’s Office Hours: Pat Ryan or Terry Leitzell will be in the office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.