Once again, we are preparing backpacks for kids in need at Whittier Elementary. We would appreciate your donations of:
You may prefer to write a check payable to St. Paul’s. It will be donated to schools to buy materials needed for special projects throughout the school year. Just put “backpack drive” in the memo field.
A Pantry Story:
Earlina Lopez (not her real name) is a frequent client at our pantry. Earlina is a cheerful, energetic woman in her late 50s. She is currently employed, but for the last few years, she has been unemployed and struggling with a chronic health condition. She lives with and cares for her 80-plus-year-old father. She uses public transportation to get to our pantry. When she arrives, she always says with a smile, "I just need a little to get by this week." When she leaves, still smiling, she waves and says, "God bless you all."
Please consider donating to the pantry this week. The following items are in short supply and especially appreciated by our clients, like Earlina.
The pantry needs you to join us as a Saturday volunteer. Please see the sign-up sheet in the parish hall or contact:
Lori Morris: 801-898-8646(text or call) email@example.com
Selma Afridi, Parish Assistant: 801-322-5869 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Pantry Team
On Thursday mornings from 7:30 AM until about 9 AM, Geoff will be working in the gardens at St. Paul's, doing mostly pruning and deadheading. Anyone who would like to is welcome to join me. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
The exception to this schedule will be August 23, when Geoff will be out of town; Lay Weeding that week will be on Tuesday, August 21 instead. Geoff Ellis: email@example.com
St. Paul’s Choir rehearsals resume on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. and continue each Wednesday evening. If anyone would like to join our choir, this is the ideal time to start. If interested, plan to attend our first rehearsal.
Further questions may be directed to Charles Black, Music Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dedicated volunteers are needed to help write monthly notes of caring and concern to those on our parish prayer list. Cards, envelopes, and stamps are provided; all that is needed is a bit of your time to briefly express thoughts of encouragement on behalf of our parish to those in need.
This ministry affirms the importance of our relationships with one another and expresses our continuing care when circumstances make connections difficult. Please contact, Sarabeth Clevenger: 801-300-1381 or John Sheaffer: 801-792-7742 if you can help.
St. Paul's parishioners have been delivering Meals on Wheels in co-operation with Salt Lake County for the past 5 or 6 years. Typically, each volunteer delivers meals one day a week to 8 or 10 people. It takes about one hour.
Clients are usually very grateful for this service. A relative of one recipient told me that the meal we delivered was the only nourishment her brother-in-law got in his last months. We are currently in need of a replacement driver.
If you would like to volunteer, speak to Ray Wilmot, or call him at 801 328-1963.