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St. Paul's Epistle
Week of September 08 - September 14, 2021

Pastor's Perspective

Thank God for CAP

 I tell you the truth, anything you did for even the least of my ·people, you also did for me.”  -- Matthew 25:40
In 1986, The Rev. Greg Pryor (the pastor of St. Paul’s Church) saw a growing need in our community to provide assistance for the needy.  Greg knew that Jesus had called His followers to care for the poor, but Greg also knew that the need was greater than St. Paul’s Church could handle alone.  So with the help of Kingston Presbyterian Church and a few other local churches, a new ministry was born:  Churches Assisting People (CAP).  CAP is a non-profit ministry that helps our neighbors in need.  They primarily act as a food bank, distributing food to people who are hungry.  They also provide funds to help people with utility bills, fuel, and rent.  CAP has a HUGE job and the need is great.  Thank God for that ministry.

CAP was born at St. Paul’s Church.  Their first office was in our Administration Building and the food bank was once located in what is now our Youth Room.  Many parishioners have given their time, their talent, and their treasure to support this ministry.  Although it is an independent organization now, CAP is still our “baby”.  If you are a parent, you know that your child needs your love and support.  CAP is no different:  CAP needs our love and support to carry out its mission to help the needy in our community.  Their mission is OUR mission.  Jesus calls us to help the least of His people.  When we do, we are actually helping Jesus fulfill His mission and ministry.
CAP is always in need of assistance.  They totally rely on volunteers and donations to operate.  Can you give some time serving at CAP?  Can you contribute to our Matthew 25 Fund at St. Paul’s that is used to support CAP.  Will you pray for God’s abundant provision for this ministry?  Go to to learn more about the organization and to look for ways to serve. 

CAP is also celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year.  They have planned a special event at Thompson Farm on Saturday, September 18 as a way to say “thank you” to those who serve along with them.  You are invited to celebrate with them!  To RSVP to attend the event, see the information below.  Please don’t miss opportunities to serve the needy in our community.  When you serve the needy, you are actually serving Jesus.
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The funeral service for Joan Reece will be held Thursday, Sept. 9 in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m.  All are welcome to attend.  Please keep the Reece family in your prayers.

Ready, Willing and Able
Since Stephen Ministries was founded in 1975, there are more than 13,000 churches with Stephen Ministers where more than 600,000 laypeople have received Stephen Ministry training.  At St. Paul’s our 15 Stephen Ministers have been trained and are ready to help you in such difficulties as grief, divorce, depression, cancer, hospitalization, physical rehabilitation, long term and chronic illness, job loss, loss of a home, military deployment, the onset of a disability, spiritual crisis and many other life struggles. They are ready to help you.
A Stephen Minister is a lay member of this congregation trained by the Stephen Ministry Leaders to offer care to people who are hurting. A Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week either in person, on the phone or via Zoom. Care receivers are individuals in the church who are are going through a crisis. Potential care receivers first meet in person or on the phone with Rev. Jason Collins or a Stephen Leader, who assesses their needs for care and then matches them with an appropriate Stephen Minister. The caring relationship lasts for as long as the need exists. There is NO cost.
Stephen Ministers are available now.  Just call the church office at 843.248.4706 and say you need a Stephen Minister. In a day or so someone will contact you and discuss how the Stephen Ministry program can help you.

submitted by Dr. Scott Johnson
If you  want to sign up for Cancer Care training, please contact Deb Wright (, or call Rose Mary in the church office at 843.248.4706. Six weekly training meetings will begin on October 4 at 1:00PM for the day session and at 6:00PM for the evening session.  The training materials are provided free of charge from Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

 The Good News Club at Conway Elementary School will launch on September 23, 2021.  The Good News Club is an after-school program that introduces children to Jesus.  There are two (2) volunteer spots still available on the team.  For more information and if you can help, please contact Pat Milley at (843) 347-4972.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

VPOD-Neil Spellerberg, Gene Pharr
Altar Guild-Jeanne Browder, Betsy Bullard, Jacqueline Wiley
Usher- Neil Spellerberg
Acolyte/Lector- Cathy Strite 


Usher-Harriette and Joe Louis
Greeter-Kay and Phil Hungerford 
Acolyte-Keith Bullard 
Lector-Nancy Mathews

Happy Birthday To:
Sept.  2 - Beverly Kimbell, William Gascoign
Sept.  3 - Ann Schmidt, Estelle Shelton, John Lesnansky, Keith Bullard,
               Patricia Grace
Sept.  4 - Charlotte Speedy, Deborah Amaral

Sept.  5 - Brandi Hooks

Sept.  6 - Janie Talbert, Kathy Benson  
Sept.  8 - Audra Howser,
Patricia Milley
Sept.  9 - Jacquie Olster, Lauren Hargat, Lorretta DeMaria
Sept. 10 - Betty Norman
Sept. 11 - Alice Bethel
Sept. 12 - Taylor Singleton
Sept. 14 -
Paula Haas
Sept. 15 - Patrick Hooks
Sept. 16 - Nancy Owens, Sean Richardson
Sept. 18 - Dawn Rider
Sept. 19 - Robert Whitlatch
Sept. 20 -
Timothy Belvin Jr., Wendy Lange
Sept. 22 - Diane Gascoigne, Joy Wadman, Mariza Lorena Valenzuela
Sept. 23 - Olivia Yessen
Sept. 24 - Casey Biddle
Sept. 25 - Diahann Saddler, Glen Sincovic
Sept. 26 - Shelton Long
Sept. 27 - Dorothy Silvernail, Gloria Roof
Sept. 28 - Amy Broo, Emily King, Sherry Smith
Sept. 29 - Orrin Stacy
Sept. 30 - Anthony Abajian

Happy Anniversary To:
Sept.  4 - Travis & Vanessa Todd
Sept.  7 -  Robert & Jacquelyn Wiley
Sept. 11 - William & Debbie Morgan
Sept. 16 - Kenneth & Garaciela Wicks
Sept. 19 - Robert & Martha Fay
Sept. 20 - Frank & Lorretta DeMaria
Sept. 23 - Zachary & Allie Jeffords Bennett
Sept. 24 - Bill & Cheryl Kellas
Sept. 24 - Bill & Patty Taylor
Sept. 30 - Brad & Wendy  Lange
Please pray for:
Short-term:  Beth Artz, Joanna Beall, Melodie Beall, Theresa Benway, Bill Bethel, Unitas Maximus Bochnar, Sylvia Burkley, Martina Castillo, Michael Mefford, Cindy Palmer, Wayne Pounders, Steven Starosto, Logan Suter, Janelle Warthen, Alice Windish
Long-term: Wyman Boatwright, Laverne Bridges, Amy Brooks, Barbara Diaz, Shay Gaillard & Family, Mary Hembree, Ithalia Hewitt, Aaron Joyner, Jack Joyner, Keith Larimore, Jane LaTour, John Lesnansky, Carol Lorenze, Suzanne Damiano-Owen,  Lynn Parsley, Amber Rabon, Ann Roberts, Cheryl Sweat, Elizabeth Sweat, Phil Reynolds, Norm Smith, Hugh Smith, Kate Strite,  Ellis Todd, Tommy, Fran Tuohy, Andy Vos, Bob & Jackie Whitlatch, Richard, Natalie Wicks, Scott Wiley, Blair Zoll
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