Sandy and Dick Ritchie are going to be leaving us soon to move to Fort Wayne, Indiana to be close to their family. We will have a celebratory dinner honoring Sandy and Dick on Saturday, May 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. This evening of great food (John Sozansky’s famous meatballs and other Italian delicacies), entertainment, and tributes will be a fitting celebration of Sandy and Dick’s 20 years of service at St. Paul’s. Proceeds will benefit the Outreach ministries of the parish. Please RSVP to Dorothy (firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-531-7153, x10) by tomorrow (Friday), at the end of the day.
ST. PAUL’S & ST. DAVID’S GARDEN
St Paul’s/St. David’s Garden Update
This Saturday, May 18, is the planting day for the St. Paul’s/St. David’s Garden. This project, which is being coordinated by parishioner Jack Brownfield as his Eagle Scout Project, will provide fresh produce to families who are served by the South Hills Interfaith Ministries Food Bank. We will be working from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., all help is welcomed! Please bring gardening tools, such as shovels, spades and hoes. Lunch will be provided. If the weather looks iffy or you have any questions, please contact Jack at 412 831-9568 or email@example.com. The garden is located at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Rd. Thank you!
Junior Warden Thank You!
I want to thank everyone who helped last Saturday for Spring Cleanup. Even though the weather did not cooperate, we had a great turnout and accomplished quite a bit. Outside there was the pruning of trees and plants, weeding, general grounds cleanup, as well as the spreading of over 10 yards of mulch. Inside the kitchen, there was the cleaning of the stove, shelves, as well as cleaning out the kitchen closet. This was quite a task that revealed to everyone involved that apparently we have enough sugar, Sweet and Low, to last for years to come. In the church itself, parishioners cleaned all the pews, woodwork and base boards by hand with cleaner and lots of "elbow grease". All in all it was a great day of work and fellowship.
Olivia Grace Elena Buckiso
Daughter of parishioners Scott and Donna Buckiso
Sister of parishioner Christopher Buckiso
Ethan Lee Gieseke
Son of parishioners Michael and Robin Gieseke
Brother of parishioner Miles Gieseke
Sunday School families – please join us at the 8:45 service this Sunday (May 19) when we recognize and thank all of our dedicated Sunday School teachers for their ministry.
It’s Pentecost so WEAR RED! And if you want to be really bold, we’ll have temporary red hair color available too! All kids are invited for Pentecost fun and games in St. Margaret’s Garden immediately after the 8:45 service. Happy birthday to the church!
Mission Trip Car Wash
Yes, our MT’13 team members will wash, rinse, dry and, if you’d like, vacuum your vehicle in St. Paul’s parking lot. The date is Sunday, May 19 during the morning services. So, park, hand us your keys, join us for worship and drive away in a nice, clean car! St. Paul’s MT’13 Team is asking for donations for this service and all money will go to the expense of returning to Highland Educational Project in Welch, WV, June 16-22. The Team will participate in home repair jobs and volunteer work at a local food bank and animal rescue shelter. All MT’13 Team members are expected to help with car washes! Come out and support your youth in this important ministry!! Thank you all! For more information, please contact Paul Barker (412.531.7153, x20, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Special Needs Ministry group will be having a luncheon meeting this Sunday, May 19 following the 10:45 service in the back of the Parish Hall/Undercroft. For information on this group, please contact the Rev. Michelle Boomgaard (412.531.7153 x12, Michelle@stpaulspgh.org). This group is open to anyone who is interested in issues related to those with Special Needs.
Katy Williams in Concert at 3 p.m.
Our final Friends of Music Guild Concert of the 2012-2013 season will take place this Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 pm. Katy Williams, St. Paul’s Vocal Artist-in- Residence and accompanied by Rebekah Hill -Piano, sings Samuel Barber: Knoxville- Summer of 1915, Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate, " Wir geniessen die himmlischen Freuden" from Mahler’s fourth symphony, and more! Come enjoy beautiful music in a beautiful space, sung by our beautiful Lyric Coloratura Soprano, Katy Williams. A $10.00 donation will be asked at the door.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. Everyone is welcome to join us!
WORSHIP & MUSIC
Saturday Evening Service Location
Happy Birthday to the Church of Christ (that’s us), the "bride" of Christ (Like the murmur of the dove’s song, hymn 513) strengthened by the comforting love of the Holy Spirit (offertory anthem, Ireland’s, Greater love hath no man), and on this day, a primary feast day in the Christian Calendar (Hail Thee Festival day, hymn 225). In other words, it is Pentecost Sunday. Our music reflects its many themes including the gift of the Holy Spirit, which sustains the church in its mission. Brian Sable conducts the handbell choir in their prelude entitled, Intrada. We welcome four brass players from Pittsburgh Jazz Band, Jazz Conspiracy- Trim Brutcher and Kyle Simpson, trumpets; and, Emmett Goods and Tim Speicher, trombones. All this great music helps us to joyfully celebrate the birthday of the church.
Finally, Violinist/violist Matt Pickart and pianist Ellen Fast will be presenting a special recital of chamber music at St. Paul’s on Sunday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. Included on the program are several sets of vocal pieces transcribed for string instrument and piano, including Manuel de Falla’s "Suite populaire espagnole" and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s "Six Studies in English Folksong." They will also play the rhythmically virtuosic "Three American Pieces" by Lukas Foss, a sonata by Mozart, and more. A $10.00 donation will be asked at the door.
Douglas P. Starr, D.M.A.
Director of Music and Arts
Yoga Class meets on Wednesdays with parishioner Aimee Lamendola, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the back of the Parish Hall/Undercroft. Cost is $10 per class. Walk-ins are welcome. Any questions, please call Aimee at 412.496.5638.
MISSION TRIP 2013
Mission Trip 2013 Support for HEP
Support HEP: where we will return for our youth mission trip. Currently, canned goods are needed. We will collect canned food and take them when we go on June 16. You can leave your cans in the Youth room marked "HEP".
Operation Donut Seeks Weekly Sponsors
The sponsor donation is $40 and helps to defray the costs of donuts, cream cheese, bagels, etc. If you need more information or are willing to be a sponsor please contact Karen Viggiano (412.563.3937, email@example.com). The proceeds have been used to purchase new tables, chairs and mugs for use in the Parish Hall/Undercroft, and future projects will benefit. Thanks to all who have donated in the past. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to St. Paul’s and note "Operation Donut" in the memo line.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
8:00 Service (Church)
Special Needs Ministry Luncheon
Jr. EYC Study Break
Tuesday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m., Library
Wednesday Bible Study
Wednesday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m., Back of Parish Hall/Undercroft
Wednesday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m., Chapel
Wednesday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m., Chapel
Sr. EYC Study Break
Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m., Lounge
Saturday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m., Old St. Luke’s
8:00 Service (Church)
Day of Pentecost
Volunteer Schedules for
May 18 & 19, 2013
LEM: Nick Hays
May 19: Cheryl & Tom Ursitz
Home Delivered Meals
*Saturday Evening Service:Old St. Luke’s
Volunteer Schedules for
May 25 & 26, 2013
10:45 a.m. Andy Muhl and Susan Wilcox
8:45 a.m. The Lamendola Family
10:45 a.m. Team 3, Captain-Tom Ryan
8:45 a.m. Team 4, Captain-Zack Brown
May 26: Theresa & Dennis Wilkins
Home Delivered Meals
*Saturday Evening Service: Old St. Luke’s