St. Paul's Announcements for February 18, 2018

Dedication of St. Paul’s Banner (11 AM). Heavenly Father: we raise our prayer to you in thanksgiving and praise for this beautiful banner. Bless the hands that made it, we pray, the Haines family who gave it, and the Rev. Fr. Polk Van Zandt to whom it is dedicated. Inspire us all to commit our lives to the faith and commitment to evangelism that our patron St. Paul models for us and of which this banner will remind us for many years to come.  It is in your name that this congregation receives it, and we ask that you bless it in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Adult Christian Education ContinuesToday. Bible study on q and 2 Peter. Today: The first letter of Peter ends with encouraging news. When things go wrong, how can we carry on with courage and confidence? We will reflect on 1 Peter 5:5-11 9. Class will begin at 9:45 am. Hope to see you there. Adults will meet in the Christian Education rooms. Parents Group will meet in the Wise Room.

Lenten Soup Supper and Programs - This Wednesday! Dinner: 5:30 – 6:10 pm, programs: 6:15 – 7 pm. Childcare is available for children under the age of 3. Sign up online or in the Parish Hall to bring a soup and bread.

  • Adult Program: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John Led by Janelee Wise

  • Children’s Program: Miracles in the Gospel of John

  • Youth Program: The World of C.S. Lewis

Men’s Retreat - February 23 & 24. The Men’s Retreat will begin at 6 pm on Friday and end Saturday at 3 pm. Each year the men of St. Paul’s and the guests gather for fellowship and to reflect on a movie and its implications for the spiritual lives. Please sign up online or on the sign-up sheet in the parish hall. Cost: $99 ($129 for single room) includes lodging and 3 meals.

Church Event - MTSU Basketball - February 24. 6 pm, MTSU vs. UAB--Men's Basketball. Discounted tickets at $7, regularly $13 (minimum 20 tickets). For only $7, our group will receive a ticket to the game, everyone can participate in a pregame high-five tunnel, and we will be recognized on the video boards. This a great opportunity for our parish to enjoy time together, and support our hometown Blue Raiders and our fellow parishioner Coach Davis. Sign up link in this weeks eBlast.

22nd Annual Women’s Retreat April 6 - 8 at St. Mary’s Sewanee. Program is titled: Food for Thought: Feeding the Beloved. Our guest leader will assist us in deepening our relationship with Jesus Christ through an intimate exploration of the Holy Eucharist. Sign up at or drop by the sign up table in the Parish  Hall any Sunday after the 8:30 and the 11:00 services. For more information contact Alice Gibson.