Weekly Bulletin Announcements

St. Paul's Announcements for June 10, 2018


Confirmation - June 17
. Bishop Bauerschmidt will be with us to celebrate the sacrament of confirmation and reception. If you have not been confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church and wish to explore this way of belonging more fully to this faith community, please discuss this with Fr. Colin. If you are planning on being confirmed or received please let Joyce Adkins know so we can arrange for your certificate from the Bishop’s office. If you have questions about confirmation/ reception please plan on attending the annual Pilgrimage that will begin in the fall or address immediate questions to Fr. Colin or to David Rowe.

Bishop Bauerschmidt will be speaking about the diocese and his ministry during the Christian Education hour next Sunday in the Parish Hall (9:45 am - 10:45 am).

VBS Thank You! Shipwrecked VBS was a great success this year! We had over 50 children participate and over 20 adults and youth volunteers! Thank you so much to everyone who shared their children with us and to everyone who volunteered and  provided resources!  Cindy Guevart, Children’s Ministry Coordinator.

7:15 AM Worship Committee. Worship is at the heart of our life together. As we seek to grow and strengthen our 7:15 am Sunday service we are creating a 7:15 am Worship Committee. This committee will be responsible for 1) visioning, 2) helping to coordinate any events that are specific for the 7:15 service, and 3) fostering communication within the 7:15 congregation and between the 7:15 congregation and clergy/staff. This committee will meet once every six weeks. Our first meeting will be during the week of June 25. If you are interested in learning more about this committee please contact Tom Collins.

Ministry Opportunity - Safeguarding God’s People. It is our expectation that St Paul's be a sacred space which is one of safety and community. We are seeking volunteers that will work closely with clergy, staff, and lay leaders insuring that they complete required training and receive appropriate background reviews. Responsibilities include keeping up to date records of completed training and background checks. If you feel called to participate in this ministry please contact Barry Huber

TDOT Program. All parishioners are encouraged to take the opportunity to enroll in the free TDOT Yellow Dot Program Sunday, June 24 following each service.

Type 2 Diabetes “At Risk” Screening. On Sunday, June 24 we are providing a Type 2 Diabetes "At Risk" Screening in the Christian Education rooms behind the Parish Hall between the services. Please come by to pick up your free questionnaire and ask questions.

Nashville Sounds Game. Again this year we have reserved a number of the 4-Top table top seats in right field at First Tennessee Park for the Sunday June 24 game against Round Rock. Game time is 6:15 pm and the tickets are $27.50 each. Enjoy baseball, fellowship and some great ballpark food. Contact Tom Washer for details and to reserve your seats.

Volunteers Needed for  International Folk Dancers Breakfast. St. Paul’s is hosting a breakfast for the dancers in the International Folk Festival on Saturday, June 16 from 7:30 to 9:30 am. We need volunteers to provide delicious breakfast food (casseroles, fruit salads, biscuits, etc.) and others to set up, serve and clean up. There is a sign up sheet in the Parish Hall. For more information contact Elvira Casal.

Coffee and Conversation - Friday, June 15. Seniors, don't miss the next Coffee and Conversation Friday, June 15 from 9:30-11 am in Christian Education Classrooms. Enjoy a free cup of coffee, delicious snacks and the opportunity to visit with old friends and meet new friends.

Reminder from Aging Assistance Committee. If you are over 65 years of age and need light household help (light bulbs changed, furniture moved, etc.) our team will be glad to help. Simply call the church office, at 615/893-3780, and they will relay your request to our team. A team member will contact you ASAP. The church office is open Monday - Thursday, 8:30-4:30.

Save the Date - Senior Luncheon. Friday June 29, Senior Luncheon. More info coming soon!

Summer Children’s Church. Children's Church continues all summer with the exception of the Sunday following VBS, which is June 10 this year, since most of the children have participated in VBS and involved with the presentation on that Sunday.

Communications Survey Results. Thank you to everyone who completed our Communications Survey. We had 154 people participate. The survey demonstrates a confident outlook toward how our parish receives information. However, several comments indicate concerns in the timeliness, consistency, and quality of communications individuals receive from St. Paul’s. The remarks also offered various practical suggestions and requests that we are already starting or could quickly implement.  Please find an overview of the survey responses on the table or in the narthex or in the weekly e-blasts.

Needed for Craft & Bake Sale. Please bring your dryer lint to the bin in the Parish Hall.  It will be used for a  Craft & Bake Sale project. Thank you!

St. Paul's Announcements for June 3, 2018

 

Summer Schedule - No Christian Education. Our summer schedule only has two services - 8:30 and 11:00. We will return to all three services on September 9. Christian Education will resume in the fall.

Red Cross Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Donor Drive. Today, 9:00-2:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Walk-ins are welcome

Vacation Bible School This Week. June 4-8, 9:00 am-noon. Join us in an adventure to an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Come learn about someone who is bigger than your struggles and stronger than your weaknesses! Activities include imagination station, kidvid cinema, ship rec games, tropical treats, castaway sing and play, and bible discovery. VBS is open to children ages 4 to rising 5th graders. Sign up using the link on St. Paul's home page.. Please email Cindy Guevart for more information. Hope to see you there!!

7:15 AM Worship Committee. Worship is at the heart of our life together. As we seek to grow and strengthen our 7:15 am Sunday service we are creating a 7:15 am Worship Committee. This committee will be responsible for 1) visioning, 2) helping to coordinate any events that are specific for the 7:15 service, and 3) fostering communication within the 7:15 congregation and between the 7:15 congregation and clergy/staff. This committee will meet once every six weeks. Our first meeting will be during the week of June 25. If you are interested in learning more about this committee please contact Tom Collins.

Confirmation - June 17. Bishop Bauerschmidt will be with us to celebrate the sacrament of confirmation and reception. If you have not been confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church and wish to explore this way of belonging more fully to this faith community, please discuss this with Fr. Colin. If you are planning on being confirmed or received please let Joyce Adkins know so we can arrange for your certificate from the Bishop’s office. If you have questions about confirmation/ reception please plan on attending the annual Pilgrimage that will begin in the fall or address immediate questions to Fr. Colin or to David Rowe.

Summer Children’s Church. Children's Church continues all summer with the exception of the Sunday following VBS, which is June 10 this year, since most of the children have participated in VBS and involved with the presentation on that Sunday.

Office Closure - Thursday June 7. The office will be closed Thursday, June 7 due to preparation for remodeling of the Wall Building. The weeks of June 11 and June 18 the office staff will be working from the second floor of the Parish Hall. You may call 615-893-3780 and leave a message. Messages will be checked.

TDOT Program. All parishioners are encouraged to take the opportunity to enroll in the free TDOT Yellow Dot Program Sunday, June 24 following each service.

Nashville Sounds Game. Again this year we have reserved a number of the 4-Top table top seats in right field at First Tennessee Park for the Sunday June 24 game against Round Rock. Game time is 6:15 pm and the tickets are $27.50 each. Enjoy baseball, fellowship and some great ballpark food. Contact Tom Washer for details and to reserve your seats.

Communications Survey Results. Thank you to everyone who completed our Communications Survey. We had 154 people participate. The survey demonstrates a confident outlook toward how our parish receives information. However, several comments indicate concerns in the timeliness, consistency, and quality of communications individuals receive from St. Paul’s. The remarks also offered various practical suggestions and requests that we are already starting or could quickly implement.  Please find an overview of the survey responses on the table or in the narthex or in the weekly e-blasts.

Memorial Committal Service for Miriam “Mikki” Carlson. There will be a Memorial/Committal Service for Mikki at the Carlson Farm,at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9.   The church family is invited but please try to carpool as parking is limited. A reception will follow (at approximately 11:30 a.m.) in the Parish Hall. Dress is casual and comfortable as the service will be outside, on a farm, in June! For further information you can contact George.

Volunteers Needed for  International Folk Dancers Breakfast. St. Paul’s is hosting a breakfast for the dancers in the International Folk Festival on Saturday, June 16 from 7:30 to 9:30 am. We need volunteers to provide delicious breakfast food (casseroles, fruit salads, biscuits, etc.) and others to set up, serve and clean up. There is a sign up sheet in the Parish Hall. For more information contact Elvira Casal.

Thank You - Red Cross Blood and Bone Marrow Drive. Many thanks to those of you who donated blood or submitted information to be listed on the bone marrow registry.  We collected 30 units of blood (that is 90 people who will benefit from our collection) -5 units over our goal. Ten people submitted information about bone marrow donation.  We are so thankful for the joyful service of St. Paul's parishioners.

Coffee and Conversation - Friday, June 15. Seniors, don't miss the next Coffee and Conversation Friday, June 15 from 9:30-11 am in Christian Education Classrooms. Enjoy a free cup of coffee, delicious snacks and the opportunity to visit with old friends and meet new friends.

Greeters Ministry Team. We are making a call to arms for our Greeting Team! Come and be a member of this Dynamic and Vital Ministry! We are in Great NEED for the 8:30 am service. If you attend the 11:00 am service, we would love to have you join us as well! More details are available in this week’s eBlast. Please consider this opportunity for ministry. Any questions, contact Kathy or Joe Reeves.

Reminder from Aging Assistance Committee. If you are over 65 years of age and need light household help (light bulbs changed, furniture moved, etc.) our team will be glad to help. Simply call the church office, at 615/893-3780, and they will relay your request to our team. A team member will contact you ASAP. The church office is open Monday - Thursday, 8:30-4:30.

EfM Enrollment. There are at least four spots available for new students for next year’s EFM class. Anyone interested should contact one of the mentors: Bill Whitesell,  Ron Messier,  Sue Rone or Preston Akers.

Save the Date - Senior Luncheon. Friday June 29, Senior Luncheon. More info coming soon!

Connect Ministry Funds. Donate to the CONNECT Program Fund this Sunday, March 4. All loose offering will be added to the Program Fund. CONNECT Mission - To assist those in the Murfreesboro/Rutherford County community having financial problems. We offer limited monetary support as funds permit and/or referrals to other community resources. If you are interested, in volunteering for the CONNECT ministry, please contact Liz Huber, outreach@stpaulsmboro.org.

Journey Home 2nd Sunday Meal. The 2nd Sunday of every month our Outreach Ministry serves dinner at Journey Home on Castle Street. We invite you and at least 5 of your friends to join us on one of those Sunday evenings (5:00-6:30 pm). A member of the Outreach Committee will be there to assist and provide guidance. A signup sheet is posted in the Parish Hall or contact Melissa Warren at for additional information or questions.