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Greetings to All, Paul says to the people of Corinth, All things
are lawful for me, but not all things are
beneficial. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be
dominated by anything. (1Cor.
Paul is informing the people of Corinth that as a Roman citizen he
is not closely bracketed
by the narrow restrictions of Jewish law. Paul however maintains
his Jewish heritage
and the righteousness of a life lived through the Cross of
This idea of living within the law of one‘s community, while also
recognizing the kind of
life Christ asks us to live, needs to be examined a little bit.
Perhaps the best way to do
this is by using an example or two. As I write this newsletter our
Supreme Court is trying
to decide when and if it is okay for profane language to be
broadcast through our televi-
sions and under what circumstances.
I recall Bill Cosby once saying that people tend to use profanity
when they are, for what-
ever reasons, unable to otherwise to express themselves. I agree
with Mr. Cosby and I
will go a step further; I believe most people think they are
impressing their listeners with
curse words they think are socially acceptable. So sad. Whenever I
am in a store and
hear people using such language I feel offended – I don‘t want to
be within the sound of
Having said all of that I do have a tolerance for the occasional
explicative emanating from
my television. I don‘t think it is necessary but it happens.
The federal courts allowing, or not allowing, such language has
nothing to do with the self
control I have in place for myself. Many things are lawful for me,
but not many things
are beneficial. This kind of righteous self-control is not limited
to curse words on televi-
How we dress (as revealing as the law allows): how we respond (or
not required to re-
spond) to the needs of the less fortunate is not legislated. Short
of paying taxes we are not
lawfully required to be charitable or for the matter, to attend
church, or believe in God.
Again, All things are lawful but not all things are
Should we decide to live out our lives solely based on what we can
get away with legally,
we exercise no discipline and self control and so are slaves to
public limitations. Disci-
pline and self control are important tools for living into the
righteous life we are called to
in Christ. Our personal rules of life must be established and
maintained. Yes, such per-
sonal rules like not cursing, dressing properly and being courteous
to others takes prac-
tice. Beneficial behavior requires our self imposed limitations as
well as times of action.
We are called by Jesus to live lives of loving kindness. This
me of a related personal rule: If you can‘t say something nice
someone, don‘t say anything at all. I‘m sure St. Paul and Mr.
would agree that while this rule is not a required law, it is
A Very Blessed and Happy New Year to all,
As a diverse family we seek and serve God through
j oy ful worship, l ove and respect for creation, promotion
of soc ial justi ce , and growth into the image of Christ .
Diocese of East Carolina The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, 3rd Bishop
Clergy The Very Rev. John T. Frazier
Vestry Senior Warden Gail Brown Junior Warden Roy Lowder Christian
Formation Saran McLean-
Hasinger Hospitality Patricia Jackson Missions Doreen DeJaynes
Pastoral Care Ray St. Onge Stewardship Jane Crabill Youth
Ministries Liaison Cindi Pettigrew Worship Jan Peters
Committees and Staff Altar Guild Chair Charity Swick Treasurer
Donna Roraback Clerk of the Vestry Kevin Hasinger Stained Glass
Preservation Penny Fleming Parish Administrator & Epistle
Editor Robin Minnick
We are the Church… .. Let us hold in our prayers our government
leaders and our Armed Forces on deployment; the millions of
refugees worldwide in need of help; and our young people growing up
in a challenging world. For our families and friends who need our
Rev’d Lucy Talbott Gloria McEvilley Faith Swick Brooke Larsen Mary
Lee Shanahan Dianna Hamer Agnes Bally Lori (Frawley) Buffinton
Dianne Helfrich Saran McLean-Hasinger CJ Wheeler, Gail’s nephew
Sydney Finau Kim Jansen (Suzanne Tuttle) Mikey Brown, (Michaela
Brown) Jan Peters Sara Smith (Suzanne Tuttle) Dana and Jennifer
Frawley Iris Burgess (Robin Burrs’ cousin) Sharon (Frawley) Gruber
Danny Caron, (Doreen DeJaynes) Jimmy Bildrens, (Doreen
continued on page 3
Worship –wise….. Jan Peters Anticipation”
A WORSHIP NEW
ceive this newsletter
new church year with
the Advent season, celebrated the birth of our Lord Jesus
Christ, had an Epiphany service and party with Lenten plan-
ning already lurking in the back of our minds. A belated, but
no less heartfelt, THANK YOU to all of the Worship sup-
port folks who made the Christmas services go smoothly.
More kudos to all who worked so diligently gathering and
making the greens to bedeck the church so beautifully!
These things don't just happen. It takes much planning and
dedication from the making of soup and sloppy joes to feed
those hungry from the energy expended gathering and mak-
ing the greens, making sure all the supplies were on hand,
climbing ladders to get the greens hung to sweeping/
cleaning the parish hall and church. Gail Brown was one of
the shepherds, along with lots of help. Please take time to
seek out those who participated and share your compliments
for a task well done. Plan now to join us next year to prune
Food Lion shrubbery, make wreaths, hang bows and greens
and enjoy a truly wonderful adventure, There are opportuni-
ties for every available hand----no expertise required.
If you would be interested in a training session for how to
Worship support for Morning Prayer please email Jan Peters
or sign up in the parish hall. Also if you are currently on
Worship Support list please let me know ASAP your Febru-
ary availability schedule. Please check the February newslet-
ter for more details about Lent.
become more active in St. Paul’s In-the-
Pines? Time, talent and treasure forms are avail-
able in the parish hall to be filled out and returned
if you haven‘t already submitted them. Thank you
notes for those who turned in a financial pledge
prior to January have been mailed out. If you did-
n‘t receive a thank you card but believe you have
submitted a pledge, please speak to Jane Crabill.
As the new year began, we were only about halfway
to meeting an annual budget with written pledges.
We need more parish members to sign up to help
with worship services, fundraisers, setting up be-
fore and cleaning up after social events, reaching
out to visitors, working with Cindi and our youth
group, etc. Father John can‘t do it alone and nei-
ther can the Vestry. Please fill out the time and
talent sheets or speak to a vestry member about
where you are called to contribute.
Jane Crabill, Stewardship Chair “… ready to give, to serve, and to
be present in Your World.”
Our Red Box Could Ulse a Boost! Feed Me So that I Might Feed
Fayetteville Urban Ministry is still in need of dona-
tions. Now that the holidays are
done, it is even more important to
remember those who are living
homeless and in distressed circum-
fish. SPAM, canned chicken/ham salad, Vienna sau-
sages) peanut butter, packaged snacks, canned fruits
or pudding cups. It needs to be something easy to
open and simple to eat. Also, new men‘s and ladies
socks for this cold weather.
Bring in your donations, and the Jacksons will see
that they get to the Fayetteville Urban Ministry.
Tom and Mary Guilfoyle Tucker Marlow Rev’d. Liz (Simmons) church
Michael Ashford George Winder Bea and George Roraback Richard
Johnson (M. Winder’s brother) Barbra Bogart, cancer (Larry Frawley)
Bob Bailey, blood disorder (Jan) Gracie, MS (Jan) Ruth Shorter
(Robin Burrs) John T. Clardy (Judith Johnson) Jimmy Teachey Cody
Smith, heart condition (A. DeJaynes) Judy Krantz Ann Hagelberger
Gloria Brehm Shirley Fields, cancer (Ed’s sister-in-law) John
Clardy (Judith Johnson) Sherril Langdale (J. Frantz) Violet &
Stephen Johnson (Judith’s mother and
brother) Nancy McKay (Doreen DeJaynes’s mom) Mark Hurley, cancer
(Jo Anne Lowder) Jane Stewart Pam Frawley, surgery Jo Anne Lowder,
We are the Church… ..
and Our Service Members serving
John Buffinton —- Afghanistan
Chris Fritz —- Afghanistan
Happy 2012, everyone!
It’s amazing how long ago it seems that it was 2011! A week
and two major holidays make such a difference.
We‘re gearing up for the new year here at the church, and that
some changing of files, making of plans, and hopes for prosperity
our little church to move forward.
Our new Vestry has been gracious about keeping me informed so that
can pass along information to all of you. And if I don‘t know
I will try to find out, so please don‘t hesitate to ask a
We‘ll be celebrating St. Paul‘s-in-the-Pines‘s birthday later this
complete with Parish meeting, food, and gifts. Elsewhere in this
you will find our Birthday Wish List. And remember, this is the
birthday. 50 is just around the corner, with all the brouhaha we
pull together to celebrate 50 years as a church.
We‘re also seeking information on computer software at a
rate. (It must be legal!) Some of you know I‘ve taken over the
web site as one of my duties. It is still in a state of transition
as I imple-
ment changes we‘ve discussed. Allan Aycock did such a good job,
are not altering much, more like adding to and updating it.
However, that means we need certain software. Currently I am
much of this with my own software at my house, because I have what
need there. Eventually we will need to get software for St.
-Pines. It will be newer than mine, and it will belong to the
that whoever is the webmaster will have the necessary access.
worry, I like doing this, so I‘m not looking to turn it over to
until I leave – which is some vague someday, not now.)
We will ultimately need a program that allows us to scan and
images and one to help create the web pages. We already have a
gram that will deliver the pages to the web hosting service. There
other programs that add bells and whistles, but these two are the
sics, and they cost enough. So, we‘re looking for discounts, or
gitimate, license-transferred software that is no older than 2009.
one has knowledge of any, please contact me at the office,
That‘s pretty much all the business news from the office, but I
have some surprises for you next time.
Blessings Robin the PA
More Hymn Titles by Occupaton The Tailo r ’s Hym n…..
“Ho ly, Ho ly, Ho ly”
The Po lit ician ’s Hym n….. “St and ing on t he Prom ises”
The IRS Agen t ’s Hym n….. “I Sur render All”
The Shopper ’s Hym n….. “Sw eet Bye and Bye”
TEAM LEADERS-- PLEASE REMEMBER TO CALL YOUR TEAM PRIOR TO THE
SUNDAY YOU ARE ASSIGNED. IF IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO SERVE,
YOUR OWN REPLACEMENT BEFORE THE ASSIGNED SUNDAY AND INFORM THE
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CHANGE BY WEDNESDAY OF YOUR ASSIGNED
PLEASE SUBMIT IN WRITING TO THE WORSHIP LIASON THE DATES YOU ARE
LECTORS— PLEASE UPDATE THE HYMN BOARDS PRIOR TO YOUR ASSIGNED
SUNDAY. PLEASE UTILIZE THE ILLUMINATIONS FOR THE LESSONS (FOUND IN
FOLDER BY THE MAILBOXES) ON YOUR ASSIGNED SUNDAY.
1 January 6 January 8 January 15 January 22 January 29 January 5
New Year's Day Epiphany 1 Epiphany 2 Epiphany 3 Epiphany 4 Epiphany
Lesson's & Carols special service
Nancy Tetterton/Patsy Bass Deb George Judith Johnson Doreen
DeJaynes Christina Barnett Nancy Tetterton P.
Pam Frawley Jan St. Onge Bill Perham Leslie Flom Bill West Gail
Brown Jane Crabill
J K. Hasinger
Jane Crabill LarryFrawley Kevin Hasinger Ron Huskey Bill Perham
Kevin Hasinger St. Hasinger
Readers Bill West Pam Frawley Jane Crabill Penny Fleming Ron Huskey
Jan St. Onge A Gibbs
Symone Gibbs Sterling Hasinger Jacob Leibers Ian Martin
Jo Anne Lowder Ray St. Onge Bill West Larry Frawley Robert Belton
John Ashford Larry Frawley
Gail Brown Bill Perham Ian Fleming Ray St. Onge Jo Anne
Gail Brown Deb George Pam Perham Suzanne Tuttle Charity Swick
Jo Anne Lowder Roy Lowder Bill Perham Kevin Hasinger Roy
John Ashford Ray St. Onge Sue Carlin Doreen DeJaynes John
Charity/Gail Jessica/Heather Pam/Charity Charity/Gail Saran/Suzanne
J A n U A R Y 2 0 1 2
January 2012 SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
EfM in Parish Hall 5:30-8:00 pm
VESTRY MEETING Following the 10:30 service
Morning Prayer: 6:00 am 15
Holy Eucharist 8:00 am Christian Formation 9:15 am Holy Eucharist
Combined Dinner 4:00 pm (St. Joseph’s and St. Paul’s at
Baked Ziti Dinner Sale (dine in/out)
5:00 pm-8:00 pm Cursillo Reunion Group
Morning Prayer: 6:00 am Holy Eucharist 8:00 am
Christian Formation 9:15 am Holy Eucharist 10:30 am
All Parish Meeting & Birthday Potluck:
following 10:30 service
Birthdays & Anniversaries 13th---Alison Partney; 14th—Ronnie
Frazier, 14th---Mary & Matthew Houser; 19th—Ronald Peters;
20th—Jay DeJaynes; 21st—Robin Burrs; 23rd—Margaret Estephanes;
PAGE 6 JANUARY SAINT PAUL’S IN -THE-P INES
Extra! Extra! Extra! 2 for the Price of 1 — plus NO dollar!
(You get to hear from me twice this month!)
Over the holidays, we had a few days when all the kids were home.
Our married daughter and
her husband came in from Nashville, our second daughter came down
from New York City,
and the twins were off from college. Add in the two sons who are
currently with us and visits
from the two boyfriends, and we had a pretty steady houseful!
Naturally we had a lot of conversations about people’s plans,
philosophies, and futures. I was
struck by the mix we had. Of course, with that many people present,
finding variety wasn’t too surprising. However, the interesting
me was that things sort of fell into three categories with
intersections, but within those parameters, there were wide
One of the categories was religious. By this I mean that several of
the people are closely affiliated with their chosen faith. They
participate in it, and run their lives based on it. Another
category was service, as several of our family members are either
personally involved in service to others. These two categories
intersect. As does the third, which is communication, the other
area that was
Being from one family, there were many similar viewpoints, but
often they were supported and fueled by differing sources. That led
Yes, We Are!
this newsletter, we‘re looking at planning
more fun activities to raise funds for the
church this year. Got ideas? Bring em in —
and build on your excitement to help make it
happen! Consider crafts sales, different din-
ners/cookouts, yard sales — anything to ap-
peal to people and engage the community.
Convention is just around the corner, Febru-
ary 3 - 4. Our delegates, Fr. John, Bill West,
Saran Maclean-Hasinger, and Morgan Petti-
grew are ready to go. Robert Belton is also
ready to step in as alternate if he‘s needed. If
you have any questions about the experience,
Fr. John, Morgan, Leslie Flom, and Jonathan
Frantz have been before.
is the last Sunday of this month. There will be
an all-parish meeting then, too. In tune with
that, since preparations will need to be made
for our 50th birthday celebration, we‘re look-
ing at projects necessary to spruce up the
buildings and grounds, such as the new gravel
in the parking lot. Ideas, solutions, and volun-
teers are always needed.
organization and a few changes.
It is scheduled for January 26th.
Lunch take -out/delivery will be from 11am til 3pm . Dinner,
which is dine-in/take-out, will run from 5pm til 8pm.
We will have better iced tea and an improved take-out set-
New and better TICKETS ARE READY NOW
We will still need help with set-up on the afternoon of the
then cooking am and pm shifts on the 26th delivery/take-out.
preparation on the 26th, evening cashier , dining room
and clean-up of the 26th. We hope
to have "LIVE MUSIC" and some craft items for sale during
dinner. With luck – and volunteers — window tours might be
set up also.
WE WANT PEOPLE to come to a fundraiser dinner and have a
good time and food and enjoy the fellowship of St.
Please call Penny (864-2002) or Larry (864-6914) to sign up
join the crew and/or get tickets.
Please hurry, we need you now.
We‘re always being asked What do you want
for your birthday?
want to know what would make a good gift. So,
we‘ve come up with a list of things we know the
church could use. Of course, we‘ll appreciate
and put to use anything we get.
Here‘s a few ideas:
sions (8 1/2x11 or 8 1/2x14 in size)
Scotch tape for dispensers
Pentel EnerGel Pens — black/blue/red
and Happy Birthday!
hearty discussions. That is what gave me pause. (I know I’m being
very general here, but that’s for brevity.)
I realized from all these discussions that there is diversity of a
much different kind than we normally talk about. It’s a diversity I
see at St.
Paul’s-in-the-Pines: diversity of belief. It’s something you don’t
often see sitting comfortably with people who are very conservative
damental in their faith. Instead it seems to be more prevalent in
the older, mainstream religions. People within a given denomination
believe the same general things, but there are details and nuances
that differ, philosophies and backgrounds that inform their
different ways, leading them to ponder different
This is why we have Bible study, for the exploration and discussion
of the possibilities. Rather than approaching it individually, with
one perspective, group study allows for conversations, combining of
ideas, sorting out of interpretations. It’s what I hear the ladies
happily on Tuesdays when they come in for Women’s Bible Study. It’s
what I hear sometimes from members of the Brotherhood of St.
Now, I can imagine many of you nodding your heads, thinking, ’well,
of course!’ But I just wanted to share that I’ve seen this kind of
sity at St. Paul’s, as well as all the other diversities we
When I was interviewed for Parish Administrator, the very first
thing Fr. John asked me was how I felt about working with a church
was intentionally celebratory about their diversity. I have to
admit it was an entirely unexpected question. As he further
explained it, how-
ever, I was happy to answer that I was comfortable with it. What I
should have said was that I wouldn’t have it any other way.
.Blessings, Robin the PA
1800 Saint Paul Avenue
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