Weekly Bulletin Announcements

St. Paul's Announcements for October 15, 2017


Come Celebrate 125 years of St. Paul’s after the  service in the Parish Hall!

Today’s Confirmands. Brent Barrett, Janice Brazil, Donna Gunter, Michael Hamblin,  Delanie Hickox, Beth Jeffreys, Hank Mills, Katy Salazar, Jameson Martin, Ethan Penney, Kierra Pointer, Fant Smith and Catherine Ann Young.

No Christian Education Today

Youth SNL Tonight. Join us in the Upper Room 5-7 pm for Sunday Night Live!

Stewardship Sunday – October 22 – Next Sunday. As we have learned from the Vision 150 initiatives for St. Paul’s and discussed at our small-group wine and cheese gatherings across our community over the past few weeks, our plans for future initiatives depend on the pledged giving of every parishioner. Please bring your pledge card to church next Sunday, so we all may offer a visible sign of our commitment to move from gratitude to generosity in the coming year. If you are unable to be with us next Sunday, please either mail your pledge card to the office (116 N. Academy St., M’boro TN 37130), or complete your pledge on the parish website: http://stpaulsmboro.org/stewardship-2018. Thank you for your support of St. Paul’s!

Youth--Save The Date. November 10-12 Youth Fall Retreat

Children and Youth Prayer Boards. Stop by TODAY as we continue the sign up! We ask a commitment of daily prayer for one year for the child or youth assigned to you.

Newcomer Gathering Sunday, October 22.   If you are new to St. Paul’s, join us in the Chapel next Sunday, October 22, at 9:45 am to learn more about our church family. Come and get to know Father Polk and your Newcomer Team. We are excited you are at St. Paul’s! Refreshments will be served.

2018  Episcopal Ordo Kalendar.  If you wish to reserve a copy of the 2018 Episcopal Ordo Kalendar, please contact Sharon Teets at office@stpaulsmboro.org to do so. The cost is $3.50 each. Payment  is due when the calendars arrive. Deadline is November 1, 2017.

Palanca Ultreya. Sunday, October 22 from 4-7 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be a covered dish meal, so bring something to share. We will color placemats and bags, along with our youth, for the upcoming Cursillo weekend later this month.

Second Sunday Meal Program. For more information about St. Paul's Second Sunday Meal Ministry or to get your group involved with this important ministry, contact Melissa Warren.

Vestry Nominations. Vestry Nominations continue today.

Absentee Ballot. Information about applying for an absentee ballot can be found in the eBlast or on the website.

Choir Crosses. St. Paul’s choir has grown and needs additional crosses to wear with vestments. Crosses similar to the no-longer-available ones we wear now have been designed by the same Tennessee jeweler who makes our Cursillo crosses. You can help defray the cost by donating old silver pieces to be melted down and cast (this needs to be sterling, not plate). A check to St. Paul’s for “choir crosses” would also help. For more information, please contact Carol or Richard Detmer.

Episcopal Church Women (“ECW”) Annual Meeting and Elections. Saturday, November 4, 11 am - 1 pm. Our annual meeting consists of a summary of this year's events and accomplishments, electing next year's board, and beginning the conversation about next year's programming. Please consider serving on the board in one of the following roles: Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Spiritual Development Chair, Events Chair. Without volunteer board members, our organization cannot be sustained. If you have any interest or questions, contact Alice Gibson (2018 ECW  President).

St. Paul's Announcements for October 8, 2017


Baptism Today.
George Alexander Helman will be baptized at the 11:00 am service. He is the son of Mary and Alex Helman and the grandson of Alicia and Alex Hollis.

Catechesis, Christian Education  and Youth

  • Adult Christian Education Today - Vision 150, Living Into God’s Future. In the spring we gathered to “take stock” of St. Paul’s, eliciting feedback on the church’s ministry. What are we doing well? Where are we lacking? In what ways is God calling St. Paul’s to grow? Based on these discussions the vestry and staff have created a number of proposed initiatives for the parish. Join us as we determine as a parish family our plan for the coming years. October 8 - Stewardship and Belonging
  • Catechesis (3 yr to 5th grade) Upstairs PH
  • Rite 13 (6th-7th) CE 2-2 Sewanee Room
  • J2A (8th-9th) The Upper Room (upstairs St. Margaret’s)
  • YAC (10th-12th) CE 2-3 Wise Room
  • Youth SNL:  Join us in the Upper Room 5-7 pm for Sunday Night Live!

Youth  --  Save The Dates

  • October 13 Club 345 Bowling (6-8)
  • October 14 Youth Yard Sale
  • November 10-12 Youth Fall Retreat

Noah's Pudding. Today, our friends from the Atlantic Institute will be here for our 11:00 am service. Immediately following the service, they will share Noah's Pudding with us in the Parish Hall. This is a very old tradition in Turkey. People share Noah's Pudding with their neighbors during the Fall Season. We are fortunate to be among their neighbors with whom they want to share this wonderful tradition. Please join us.

Children and Youth Prayer Boards. Stop by TODAY as we continue the sign up! We ask a commitment of daily prayer for one year for the child or youth assigned to you.

Ready to Celebrate? We have enjoyed our year's look back at our history as a church as St. Paul's 125th Anniversary approaches on October 15, 2017. On that morning we will hold a joint worship service at 10:00 am for the Bishop's annual visit and confirmation, and remember, give thanks and glorify God for His goodness. Immediately following the service, there will be a celebratory luncheon and program in the Parish Hall. There will be faces from the past, pictures, surprises and delicious food. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! Be watching your mailbox at home for your invitation, and the eBlasts and bulletins for further information. Let's look back, look ahead and celebrate the great blessing of being God's people at St. Paul's.

Confirmation Workshop. Saturday, October 14 from 9 am until 11:30 am in the Wise Room. If you have attended Pilgrimage and wish to be confirmed, please plan to attend.

Club 3-4-5. Friday, October 13 from 6-8 pm at Lanes, Trains, & Automobiles! Sign up using the link in this week’s eBlast. Any questions, contact Cindy Guevart at children@stpaulsmboro.org.

Connection on the Farm. October 12, 6-8 pm at Hutchinson Farms, 550 Hutchinson Lane, Murfreesboro.  Enjoy food, drinks and fellowship around a bonfire as we honor our loyal volunteers. No tickets are needed for this free event. Bring your camp chair and your friends so they can learn more about what The Journey Home does for the community.

Volunteers Needed to Prepare for Our Celebration. On Saturday, October 14, from 9 am to noon, we need volunteers to prepare for our Anniversary Celebration on October 15. We need help (muscles) to put up the tables and then help to set the tables with table cloths and place settings. If you can assist, please email your name, cell number and email address to Ken Halliburton. Thank you so much in advance!

Vestry Nominations. Vestry Nominations begin today.

Absentee Ballot. Information about applying for an absentee ballot can be found in the eBlast or on the website.

Palanca Ultreya. Sunday, October 22 from 4-7 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be a covered dish meal, so bring something to share. We will color placemats and bags, along with our youth, for the upcoming Cursillo weekend later this month.

Cooks Needed for 125th Anniversary Luncheon. If you would like to make a dish for the 125th Anniversary Luncheon, your help would be greatly appreciated!  Cooks are needed to make a side dish or dessert using recipes chosen by the luncheon committee. Please look for Anne Davis,  Marcie Richmond or Alicia Hollis in the Parish Hall in between services to sign up and pick out an easy recipe. If you are not interested in cooking yourself, you may make a $15 contribution and we will ask Doors of Hope RED DOOR kitchen to make your dish for you. See you on Sunday in the Parish Hall! 

Gratitude to Generosity Stewardship Wine & Cheese Gatherings. This year's Stewardship theme - Gratitude to Generosity - challenges us to reflect on the practice of intentional giving, so we may live the generous and abundant life God is calling us to live. To foster this reflection, every St. Paul's parishioner is being invited to attend a wine and cheese gathering hosted by a St. Paul's member. 

Cookin' To Build - Habitat for Humanity. "Cookin' to Build" is a fund raising event for Habitat for Humanity. St. Paul's is participating in many ways. The event is Saturday, November 4, 11:00 am-1:00 pm. For $20, you can sample "All You Can Eat" soup on the Courthouse Square from dozens of chefs and take your hand painted bowl home. You can paint your own bowl for $5 at The Pottery Place starting now. There are two locations to paint your bowl. One is in The Avenue on Medical Center Parkway and the other is in the Sprouts Shopping Center on Memorial Boulevard.

Choir Crosses. St. Paul’s choir has grown and needs additional crosses to wear with vestments. Crosses similar to the no-longer-available ones we wear now have been designed by the same Tennessee jeweler who makes our Cursillo crosses. You can help defray the cost by donating old silver pieces to be melted down and cast (this needs to be sterling, not plate). A check to St. Paul’s for “choir crosses” would also help. For more information, please contact Carol or Richard Detmer.

Episcopal Church Women ("ECW"): Save The Date.Saturday. November 4 from 11 am - 1 pm. Annual Meeting and Elections. Our annual meeting consists of a summary of this year's events and accomplishments, electing next year's board, and beginning the conversation about next year's programming. Please consider serving on the board in one of the following roles - Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Spiritual Development Chair, Events Chair. Without volunteer board members, our organization cannot be sustained. If you have any interest or questions, contact Alice Gibson (2018 ECW President)

Second Sunday Meal Program. For more information about St. Paul's Second Sunday Meal Ministry or to get your group involved with this important ministry, contact Melissa Warren.

Death Row--A Place To Live the Gospel! Death row is the purgatory of the criminal justice system. Here men and women are housed awaiting either a new trial or death, many for crimes they did not commit. Since the 1973, 150 people have been released from death row because new evidence proved their innocence. Jesus told Christians to visit people in prison, and Visitors On Death Row offers a unique opportunity to fulfill this command. The program matches people with an inmate at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution who has indicated that he would like to have a visitor. You are invited to attend a VODR orientation meeting at the prison on Saturday, October 14. The session is from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Attending the orientation session does not obligate you to  participate in the program. This program is open to both men and women. St. Paul’s has almost a dozen people involved  in this program. Call or e-mail Ronny Clemmons for more information. You must make your decision to attend by October 7 so the state can approve your visit.

Newcomers. If you are a newcomer and desire to become a member of St. Paul's please call the church office to schedule an appointment with Fr. Polk or Fr. Colin.