St. Paul's Announcements for March 26, 2017

Adult Christian Education. Christ in the Psalms.
Sundays at 9:45 am. Led by Fr. Polk and Dr. David Rowe. The Psalms are important because they express in divinely inspired language the innermost thoughts of humanity. They express the wonder we feel when we gaze at the beauty of God’s creation. They name our intense sorrow for our sins. They express the pain of isolation and alienation. No mater how we feel, we find those feelings echoed in the Psalms, and more importantly, we find our feelings answered by the glorious promise of God’s love. Since the earliest days of the Church, the Psalms have been read as pointing towards our salvation from sin, death, and despair in Jesus Christ. In this class, we will read the Psalm appointed for that Sunday and discuss how it speaks to our lives today. Meets in the Parish Hall.

NO Catechesis today.

Lenten Programs and Soup Suppers. Please join us for our Lenten Programs and soup suppers each Wednesday during Lent. Dinner 5:30-6:00 - Programs 6:00-7:00. Sign up on the bulletin board or the church website to bring soup or other items. Pleases have soup here by 5:20.

  • Adult Program theme is based on Jesus’ question to his disciples “Who do you say that I am?” Meets in the Parish Hall. Our speaker March 29 speaker is The Rev. Bill Dennler.
  • Youth & Youth Parent Program will NOT meet this week..
  • Children’s Program will NOT meet this week.
  • Childcare is available for children under the age of 3.

Youth Movie Pizza Day. March 29, bring $5 for pizza. We will watch movies, play games, and eat pizza. Watch for a sign-up email.

SNL Tonight. 5-7 pm will resume.

Men’s Softball. Your championship softball team began practices on Wednesday March 15, 7 pm at Old Fort Park and continues for the next 4 Wednesdays, same place and time. All men, 16 and over are invited to participate. If you know someone who may be interested but doesn't attend church regularly please have them contact Tom Washer. In order to help with the registration fee, players will be asked to contribute $25. If you can't play but wish to sponsor a player any donation is welcome.

United Thank Offering (UTO). UTO boxes are available in the Narthex. Please consider using one during Lent and beyond to collect your offerings when you say a prayer of thanks to God for all the many blessings he has given each of us. We will collect the boxes on Youth Sunday, May 21.

Want to Read the Daily Office During Lent? Got an iPhone or iPad and want to read the Daily Office on-the-go during Lent? There’s an app for that! For a free copy of “Lent ’17”, please contact Paul Adams for your promo code.

Save the Dates

  • April 1 - Our Journey Workshop
  • April 14-15 - Youth Retreat
  • April 28-30 - Women’s Retreat, St. Mary’s Sewanee. Registration began March 12
  • June 5-9 - Vacation Bible School

Our Kitchen. There are a few items missing from the parish kitchen. If you borrowed anything, please return it as soon as possible. Please do not remove items from the kitchen without permission. Check with the parish office. Thank you!

Our Journey Workshop. April 1 from 10 am-2 pm is our first of three stand-alone workshops for 2017 focusing on the journey of life and faith. Both men and women are invited to attend this workshop. Please go to this location for more information and to RSVP (numbers are important for food order and nursery scheduling)

Healthy Gardens of Murfreesboro Fundraiser. April 2 from 4 pm-6 pm - Come and join the Encounter Band from Advent Lutheran Church and all your hymn-loving friends for a great afternoon at Mayday Brewery in Murfreesboro. The $10 cover charge will benefit the work we share as Lutheran Services in Tennessee. Food and beer will be available for purchase. (St. Paul's won the participation trophy at the last event. Help us win again!) For information, contact Janet Arning or Liz Huber.

A Special Thanks. To Clara Ambrose and Perry Kleinlein for organizing a Bake Sale to help fund the Coldest Nights Shelter program. Over $300 was raised!

Save the Date. Healthy Gardens Planting Day for the Healthy Gardens Program of Murfreesboro is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 from 10 am to noon. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Liz Huber or Janet Arning. 

Palms and Easter Lilies. Envelopes for the dedication of palms for Palm Sunday and lilies for Easter are now available on the Flower Guild bulletin board in the Narthex. Deadline to turn them in is April 2. Thank you!

Hometown Heroes Walk for Children. The Child Abuse Advocacy Center of Rutherford County is holding the second annual Hometown Heroes Walk for Children on Friday April 21. The Child Abuse Advocacy Center supports child abuse services and provides training to educate adults on how to protect children from child abuse. Registration forms and information about how to support or participate in the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children is available on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.

Journey Home Meal. Thank you to the Daughter's of The King members: Joani Beckwith, Carole Felciano, Sandy Gleaves, Joan Kleinlein, Marta Van Hoose, and Martha Worley, assisted by Doug Gleaves and Lance Ikard, for your help serving dinner at Journey Home last Sunday in support of St. Paul’s Second Sunday Meal Ministry. 45 patrons dined on homemade meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cornbread prepared for and provided by the group. For more information about St. Paul’s Second Sunday Meal Ministry or to get your group involved with this important ministry contact Melissa Warren.

Easter Egg Hunt and Candy. We are preparing for St. Paul's Easter Egg Hunt which will take place at 10 am on Easter Sunday. We are asking for donations for the children's goody bags. Items such as coloring books, pop-up books, bubbles, seeds for Spring planting, along with INDIVIDUALLY wrapped candy would be greatly appreciated. We do NOT need any plastic eggs. Please place any items you'd like to donate in the designated box in the Parish Hall by April 9. Thank you for your support!

Nashville Sounds Game. St Paul's Night at the Sounds will be Sunday, June 18 at 6:05 pm. We have reserved 10 of the 4-Top table seats in right field (total 40 seats). The ticket price is $25 each and your seat will be held as soon as you remit payment. Payment can can be made by check to St Paul's, note "Sounds Game" or in cash to Tom Washer.

Women's Retreat. Sweet Life Cafe ~Where women savor time with God and each other~ 2017 Women’s Retreat April 28-30, 2017 ~ St. Mary’s, Sewanee. Register at:

Travel with the Wises to Provence, France. Provence, France is waiting for your exploration. Join the Wises on a river cruise October 25, 2017-November 2, 2017. Brochures on bulletin board. Space is limited. Trip includes beautiful scenery, great traveling companions, superb food and wine.

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.

Sermons. To receive a written copy of Fr. Polk’s or Fr. Colin’s sermons, please contact the parish office, 893-3780.