Following worship service, we have a wonderful time of fellowship
with our friends and a great opportunity to greet visitors.
A special thanks to all who make this happen by volunteering
to serve as coffee hostess. There is a sign-up sheet in
the parish hall every month giving you the opportunity to
serve. Coffee is always served. The snack can be a slice
of cake, cookies, sandwiches, chip and dip, crackers and
cheese, etc—and recently root beer floats were a big
hit. This was never intended to be an entire meal, just
a snack; some wish to serve more and that is fine. That
is their gift to you, so just say “thanks.”
If you are not able to serve, you might consider buying
coffee, creamer, sugar, small plates, cups, napkins etc.
Please join us each Sunday for this fellowship. If you have
questions, feel free to ask one of the ECW officers: Paula,
Joyce or Carol.
The vestry meets at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each
month. Meetings are open to all members of St. Paul’s.
from Jon Kidwell
A reflection from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist
I read recently talked about the “Examen Prayer”.
After some searching this is what I found at: http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-prayer/the-examen
Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the
events of the day in order to detect God’s presence
and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient
practice in the Church that can help us see God’s
hand at work in our whole experience.
The method presented here is adapted from a technique described
by Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises. St. Ignatius
thought that the Examen was a gift that came directly from
God, and that God wanted it to be shared as widely as possible.
One of the few rules of prayer that Ignatius made for the
Jesuit order was the requirement that Jesuits practice the
Examen twice daily—at noon and at the end of the day.
It’s a habit that Jesuits, and many other Christians,
practice to this day.
How to Make the Examen Part of Your Day
Variations on the Examen
Reflections on Praying the Examen
Handouts on the Examen
This is a version of the five-step Daily Examen that St.
1. Become aware of God’s presence.
2. Review the day with gratitude.
3. Pay attention to your emotions.
4. Choose one feature of the day and pray from it.
5. Look toward tomorrow.
The geek that I am I found an app for it: Examen is the
name to search for.
Please visit our Facebook site and become
a Fan. If you are a Facebook user with your own page you
may want to check your privacy settings. I recommend you
set them to Friends only. (Jon Kidwell)
Wardens, Vestry and Officers
Senior Warden: John Womack- 2020---- Junior Warden:
Philip Brandon - 2019
Ken Aungst-2018 ----Nancy Davidson-2019
Iva Nell Templer-2019 ---- Rick Hammock -2018 ---- Carol
Vestry Clerk: Nancy Davidson
Treasurer: Philip Brandon
Pledge Clerk: Iva Nell Templer
to pdf file) from September 9, 2012.