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St. Paul's Epistle
Week of Nov. 17 -Nov. 23, 2021

The Pastor's Perspective

R.I.P. – November 15, 2021
Capt. Donald C. Warthen, USN (retired) 
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”– Luke 23:42

How Will You be Remembered?

   My Uncle Don passed away on Monday.  Earlier in life, he was quite an athlete.  He lettered in tennis while at Presbyterian College.  Then he had a long career in the United States Navy.  He served in the Navy through most of the Cold War and did two tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star for valor.  He retired as a Captain, but he didn’t stay retired for long; he went on to teach the Junior Navy ROTC program and to coach at Brookland Cayce High School near Columbia.
     While some people will remember him for his occupations (naval officer, teacher, and coach), I will remember him for his spiritual gift.  My Uncle Don was an Encourager.  While he encouraged me as a kid, he REALLY encouraged me as an adult.  He encouraged me when I had a construction business.  His father had been a builder, so Uncle Don understood my challenges as a builder.  Because he was a committed Christian, he encouraged me in my ministry.  He told me he was proud of my commitment to Jesus and to ordained ministry and he always asked me how things were going at St. Paul’s Church.  The construction business is difficult, and ministry is even harder than that, so I always appreciated his encouraging words.
     Death is a part of life; we will all see the LORD face to face one day.  When you go to glory, how will you be remembered?  Some of us will be remembered for our occupations.  I want to be remembered as a follower of Jesus who used his spiritual gifts for the glory of God and the benefit of others.  None of us gets to choose our spiritual gifts, but we do get to choose how we use them.  Be remembered as someone who used their gifts well.
Jason +

Commitment Sunday was on November14.  If you have returned your Commitment Card, thank you.  If you have not, please either mail it to the church at 710 Main Stree, Conway, SC 29526 or bring it to church on Sunday, November 21.  

The holidays are quickly approaching.  On November 21, 2021, at the 7:45 am and 10 am services, in the narthex, Christmas cards can be ordered.  You will be able to see an example of the cards themselves, along with the verse. 
There are 10 cards and 10 envelopes in each package.  The cost for each package is $10 but $5.00 of that is being given to St. Paul's church. The donation can be either by cash or check.  Please make checks payable to Deborah Spellerberg. It will take approximately one week for the cards to be delivered and can then be picked up after services.
Hoping to see you on November 21st.  Thank you.
Deborah Spellerberg


Children of all Ages

It's that time of year, again.  It's time for the Christmas Pageant.
I'm looking for adults, youth, younger ones, basically children of all ages to take part in the pageant.  We need angels, shepherds, sheep, an innkeeper, kings, and of course a Mary and Joseph.  I could also use a few people to help with directing the people participating. 

If you would like to participate, please let Deacon Dawn Rider know by texting her at 843-902-0549.

Let's make this year's pageant the best ever.  
Volunteers Needed!


Quiet Day

Saturday, December 4, 2021 
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
In the St. Paul's Chapel

In this busy commercial holiday season let's take time to contemplate the real meaning of Christmas.



Sunday, November 21
VPOD-Pete Bourey, Betsy Bullard
Altar Guild- Marie Bennett, Sue Harrison, Lee Brown, Lisa Bennett
Usher- Willard Wadman
Acolyte-Laura Rowe
Lector-Willard Wadman 


Usher-Joe Ruggio,  Jack Benson
Greeter-Eileen Sause, Sharon Sorrells 
Lector-Carol Crane
Acolyte-Marie Bennett 


Happy Birthday To:

Nov. 02     Ken Faircloth
Nov. 03     Leigh Corontzes
Nov. 04     Eileen Sause
Nov. 07     Santos Wilfredo Valenzuela
Nov. 08     Matthew Dangerfield
Nov. 10     Hunter Smith
Nov. 13     Harley Dowler, Blake Bryan
Nov. 14     Hayes Drake, Anna Grace Roberts
Nov. 15     Julie Hardwick
Nov. 16     Taylor Harrelson
Nov. 17     Jean Barber,James Holbert, Andrew Brooks
Nov. 18     Linda Benway, Kerry Smith
Nov. 19     Jody Browder, Ron Speedy
Nov. 20     Kevin Belt
Nov. 22     John Avinger, Richard Smith
Nov. 23     Jeffrey Mong
Nov. 24     Janet Starosto
Nov. 26     Marilyn Todd
Nov. 28     Jimmy Jordan, Marilyn Bule
Nov. 29     Sue Harrison, Connor David Schuk, Christopher Zoll
Nov. 30     Carol Klekotka, Kenneth Wicks

Happy Anniversary To:

Nov. 05     Wil & Sarah Valenzuela
Nov. 06     Terry & Ryan Smith
Nov. 20     Jack & Kathy Benson, Peter & Linda Bourey
Nov. 24     Jimmy & Sammie Jordan
Nov. 27     Anderson & Barbara Stacy
Nov. 29     Dave & Kim Gabel

The funeral service for George Thompson will be Saturday, November 20, at 10AM at the church.  Interment will be in the Memorial Garden on the church grounds.  A visitation will follow the interment in the Parish Hall. 
Please pray for:
Short-term:  Beth Artz, Joanna Beall, Melodie Beall, Theresa Benway, Bob Donougan, David Friddle, the David Hewitt family, Mike & Beth Leslie,  Michael Mefford, Kitty Kenney & Victoria, Vern & Jean Simmons, Neil Spellerberg, Ann Sprinkle, Hoss Stacy, Janet Starosto, Joe Triacca, Janelle Warthen, Ken Wicks
Long-term: Shay Gaillard & Family, Ithalia Hewitt, Bob Hill, Aaron Joyner, Jack Joyner, John Lesnansky, Suzanne Damiano-Owen, Cindy Palmer,  Lewis Rider, Norm Smith, Kate Strite,  Ellis Todd, Fran Tuohy, Bob & Jackie Whitlatch, Todd Whitesides, Natalie Wicks, Scott Wiley, Blair Zoll

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

9 Facts About Lung Cancer

1. Lung cancer is one of the most preventable of cancers and also one of the deadliest among both men and women.  Smoking and vaping causes the majority of lung cancers — both in smokers, and in people exposed to secondhand smoke. But lung cancer also occurs in a small population of people who never smoked/vaped or those who never had prolonged exposure to secondhand smoke from air pollutants.

2. There are two main types of lung cancer: small cell (SCLC) and non-small cell (NSCLC).  Each type of non-small cell lung cancers have different kinds of cancer cells, which grow and spread in different ways. These are: squamous cell carcinoma, large cell carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma that line the alveoli and makes substances such as mucus. In general, about 13% of all lung cancers are SCLC, and 84% are NSCLC.

3. The American Cancer Society estimates about 235,760 cases (119,100 men, 116,660 women) (about the population of Norfolk, VA) are diagnosed annually and 131,880 deaths (69,410 men, 62,470 women) occur.  Lung cancer is 12.4% of all cancers but 25% of all cancer deaths. The overall 5 year survival rate is only 21.4%, and for small-cell cancer the rate is 7%. The average age of diagnosis is about 70.

4. Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of death among men and women, making up 25% of all cancer deaths. More people die from lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.

5. Overall, the chance that a man will develop lung cancer is 1 in 15, while in women it is 1 in 17. The risk is higher in those who smoke or vape, or routinely breathe second hand smoke.  Black men are 15% more likely to develop lung cancer than white men, but white women are 14% more likely to develop lung cancer than black women. The lung cancer rate has been dropping over the past few decades as tobacco use has gone down. 
6. Risk factors for lung cancer include: smoking and vaping (quitting at any age can significantly lower the risk of developing lung cancer), exposure to secondhand smoke, previous radiation therapy, exposure to radon gas (low risk in Horry County), exposure to asbestos, arsenic, chromium, or nickel,  and a family history of lung cancer.
7. Signs and symptoms of lung cancer include a new cough that doesn’t go away, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, chest pain, hoarseness, losing weight without trying, bone pain and headaches.
8. Treatments can include surgery (wedge resection, segmental resection, lobectomy, pneumonectomy, lymph node removal), radiation therapy; chemotherapy; stereo-tactic body radiology; targeted drug therapy; targeted drug therapy; immunotherapy; and palliative care.
9. Lung cancer can cause such complications as: shortness of breath, which can lead to COPD; coughing up blood (hemoptysis); pain that can spread to the lining of a lung or to another body part (such as a bone); fluid in the chest (pleural effusion); or the spreading to other body parts
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