Saturday, November 26, 2005

St. Paul's Health Club

Those looking for a way to work off any extra calories from Thanksgiving arrived early this cool Saturday morning to take advantage of a "special" offer from Bob Gessler on behalf of St. Paul's "Health Club".

The offer, extended to all, was to come with a rake and gloves to help in the church yard. In terms of getting the church yard cleaned up, getting our new flag in place, and enjoying some fresh air and fellowship ... Bob's real objectives ... the activities of the enthusiastic and hard working "exercisers" were a great success.

Monday, November 7, 2005

Paul Twelves Appreciated

Yesterday's fellowship brunch was delightful. We dined, in joyful companionship, on a delicious repast amid lovely Fall decorations and we articulated our heartfelt appreciation for The Rev. Paul 12s. There is so much that Paul has done for us here at Saint Paul's - from his leading our services during the last 2 years, to his thoughtful mentoring of us during our Christian Formation over the last several months - for which we are most thankful.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

2nd Annual Lawn Party & Craft Fair

Beautiful weather, beautiful friends and beautiful craft works, as well as delicious food and fun made for a very successful and joyful time today at Saint Paul's. We are most appreciative of all who came by to share the party with us, the hard work by the many volunteers who helped make this happen and the wonderful items offered for sale by our craft fair exhibitors including Charlie of Smiling Jack's with the colorful jigs and sinkers, Elaine Carter of Barefoot Books with her wonderful celebration of art and story, Amy A. C. Punchak with her very nice knit work along with her sculptures which truly were "scenes from the next", and also the fabulous hats, boas, beaded shawls and other fine clothing from Trish of Sonnetts Design. 

Lawn party collage

Monday, July 4, 2005

A Thank You From Gordon Stenning

Members of Saint Paul's received a very nice thank you card from Gordon in appreciation of our recent reception in honor of him.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Gordon Stenning Celebration

Gordon Stenning's 50th anniversary as an ordained deacon was celebrated by parishioners and friends of Saint Paul's at a luncheon reception following today's 10 o'clock service. As a part of the festivities all in attendance participated in a group reading of a commemorative poem penned for this noteworthy milestone in the life of the "Pastor of Portsmouth" by Joy and Paul Twelves. All of us at Saint Paul's share in our appreciation of Gordon's role in our church community. And all of us share as well in our appreciation of Shirley Sylvia's return from "retirement" to stage the luncheon. 

Sunday, April 3, 2005

CROP Walk 2005

Saint Paul's Linda Remington and Bob Gessler were among the first underway of the many area walkers who participated in this year's CROP WALK on Aquidneck Island. 

This community service and fundraising appeal for Church World Service (CWS) is a united undertaking by multiple denominations to relieve poverty, aid in development, and provide disaster and refugee assistance worldwide. We are proud to be a part of this effort once again and, even though the weather today looks a little unsettled, Linda and Bob expect to complete the 10 mile loop this morning, rain or shine.