St. Paul's Announcements for August 24, 2014

Baptism Today
. We will baptizing Diane Allen following the 11 am service at First Baptist Church. Please join us for this baptismal liturgy as we welcome Diane into the Body of Christ!

Christian Education Today. For both youth and adults. Adult Education: "What Do Episcopalians Believe?" taught by Dr. David Rowe meets in the Chapel. Today’s topic: "What Do We Know About God?"

Pilgrimage. Pilgrimage 2014/2015 launching September 22, 6:30 pm at the Heritage Center, 225 W College Street. This program is designed to answer your questions about the Episcopal Church and how we live out our faith as Anglican Christians here at St. Paul's. Registration forms are available on the bulletin board in the hall of the Nursery Building.

Choir Rehearsal. The St. Paul’s Choir will resume Wednesday night rehearsals beginning August 27 from 7:15 to 8:30 in the nave. We welcome new members! Please contact Angela Tipps at for more information.

Senior Birthday Luncheon. Senior parishioners (ages 70+), please mark your calendars for our next Senior Birthday Luncheon, to be held Thursday, September 11 at 11:30 am. Please note that the luncheon will be held in the fellowship room located in the basement of Central Christian Church (404 East Main Street.) Parking is available adjacent to the church. An elevator is available for those who wish to use it. Invitations containing additional details will be mailed this week.

Youth Chapel. Youth Chapel is a service geared toward building a youth community through our corporate worship of God. We meet at 8:30 am Sunday mornings in St. Andrew’s Chapel and begin our worship with the Liturgy of the Word. We rejoin the rest of the congregation for Holy Communion in the nave. Open to 6th graders and up.

Youth Community Wednesday is Back! On Wednesday, August 20 Youth Community returns. All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to come hang out in the youth room after school. At 5 pm we’ll gather for prayer and dinner together. Then all high school students are invited to stick around for our small group time we affectionately call Journey Groups (6-7 pm). All middle school students must be picked up at 6 pm. Come and belong!

Youth Community Dinner Sign-Ups. Looking for an opportunity to love on and serve our youth ministry? All members of our parish are invited to sign up to bring dinner for our youth on Wednesday nights. There is a sign up sheet posted on the bulletin board outside of the nursery. Sign up, make a nutritious meal for about 15 people, bring it to the youth room at 4:45pm, and dine with us!

Welcome Back MTSU. Welcome back MTSU Faculty, Staff, and Students! Please join me in the sanctuary this Thursday at 5:30PM for a short Semester Blessing service. I would love to meet and pray with you to start the school year off right! For more information about Episcopal Campus Ministry at MTSU, please contact Kathleen Clark at campusministry@stpaulsmboro.

Chorister Signup. The St. Paul’s Choristers is made up of children in grades 2-8. We sing monthly for worship services (both 8:30 and 11:00) and participate in the annual Lessons and Carols service in December. Children not only learn to sing well, but they also learn basic musicianship and become familiar with the Episcopal liturgy through the church year. We meet on Wednesdays from 5-5:45 in the nave, beginning September 3. If your child is interested, please email Angela Tipps at, or speak to her after the service.

St. Paul’s Scout Pack #108. It's that time of year again as our Cub Scout Pack #108 is organizing for the school year! The first Pack meeting is set for Thursday, August 28. Interested? Cub Scouts typically runs from the first grade to the fifth grade, Boys, typically, 7-10 in age. Its programs follow the school academic calendar, from late August thru May. Important note: A boy can enter Cub Scouts at any time. He does not have to enter as a 1st grader. We have several St. Paul's families who have participated in our Cub Scout program. Feel free to touch base with Brian Burritt, Fant Smith or Ed Arning with any questions.

Stewards of Children. Friday, Aug. 29, 8:45 am-noon. Please join us at the offices of Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee for a training event “Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children.” This program is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children. Please RSVP by 5 pm on Monday, August 24 by contacting Abbie Culbertson 615-383-2115, ext. 21.

Save the Date. ECW fall luncheon and elections will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 11 am-1 pm at Walnut House. More information and registration forms are coming soon.

Lipstick on Purificators. Ladies, please blot your lipstick before communion. The wax from lipstick not only stains but is hard to remove. Thanks for your cooperation.

2014 Adventures in Learning. Mondays in September beginning September 8 at First United Methodist Church (265 W Thompson Lane) classes are being offered for anyone 50 years old or older interested in learning or personal enrichment. For a class schedule, details, and registration material go to You may also contact the program by phone: 615-439-1920 or email:

Postcard Ministry. Please stop by the postcard ministry station in the narthex to write a quick to note our homebound parishioners. Let them know that they are not forgotten and that they are in our thoughts and prayers.

Children of St. Paul’s. Are you interested in volunteering with St. Paul’s children? Please contact Diane Baker to learn about all of the opportunities available.

Anglican Heritage Tour. Coming May 1-10, 2014, brochures and registration forms available on the bulletin board in the hallway of the Nursery Building as you exit the building.  There will be an informational meeting Thursday, August 21, 6:00-8:00 in the Wall Building. If you have questions call or email David Rowe.

Danube River Cruise. November 2014. For information contact Gene or Janelee Wise.

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. Colin.

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

Calendar for the Week

Sunday, August 24
8:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Youth Chapel
8:30 am. Children's Church
9:45 am. Christian Education
11:00 am. Holy Eucharist
12:15 pm. Baptism at FBC

Monday, August 25
9:00 am. Drug Intervention
3:30 pm. 1st Year Brownies/Cadettes
4:30 pm. Drug Intervention
6:00 pm. EfM

Tuesday, August 26
1:30 pm. Staff Meeting
7:00 pm. Troop 1108/Kirkham

Wednesday, August 27
7:00 am. Holy Eucharist
9:00 am. Bible Study
10:30 am. Knitting/Crochet
Noon. Holy Eucharist
4:45 pm. Weight Watchers
5:00 pm. Youth Community
7:15 pm. Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, August 28
8:00 am. Building Meetings
10:00 am. Prayer Meeting
5:45 pm. Cub Webelos II/Harper, Cade
6:00 pm. Pack Meeting

Friday, August 29
3:30 pm. 1st Yr Jrs/Reeves/Parrish

Sunday, August 31
8:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Youth Chapel
8:30 am. Children's Church
9:45. Christian Education
11:00 am. Holy Eucharist
6:00 pm. AA Business Mtg