St. Paul's Announcements for November 16, 2014

Christian Education
. Adult Christian education today is taught by Ron Messier and the topic for today is Protestantism: The Evangelical Explosion.

Stewardship. Our Ministry Handbook available to you. Please look for opportunities to bring your gifts of stewardship to life with these ministry opportunities! Need a pledge card? Please see an usher or contact the church office! You may mail them in this week. Please mail to St. Paul’s, 116 N. Academy St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

Informational Meeting--Serving On the Vestry. An informational meeting about function of the Vestry and what serving on the Vestry means will be hosted by former Senior Wardens and open to everyone but not required to attend in order to be nominated.

Vestry Nomination Process. Anyone desiring to nominate someone for Vestry will be required to get consent, to ensure they are willing and able to serve. Nominations will be accepted until November 17. The eight candidates with the most nominations submitted will appear on the final ballot. Each Vestry candidate will be required to submit a photo and a brief biography for posting on the bulletin board, website and the Annual meeting booklet. These MUST be submitted no later than November 30. Timeline of Events: November 16 the nomination forms will be available; November 17 is the deadline for Vestry nominations; November 30, candidate biographies are due; December 14, Annual Parish Meeting.

Doors of Hope Christmas Ornaments. Doors of Hope Christmas ornaments? They will be on sale in the narthex on Sunday, November 16 and Sunday, November 23 between church services. Price per ornament is $10. They make great stocking stuffers or "girlfriend gifts" and are hand made by clients of Doors of Hope. The hang tag on each ornament directs you to the Doors of Hope website where you can read the stories of several of our clients.

St. Paul’s Angel Tree Update. All 106 Angels have been adopted. Thank you! Gifts are due TODAY and may be returned to the Angel Tree table in the Narthex. Contact DeAnna Bartsch or Mary Armour O’Reilly for more information.

Postcard Ministry Today, the third Sunday of the month is postcard Sunday. The postcards are on the table in the Narthex. Please feel free to sign and let others know you are thinking of them.

St. Paul’s Progressive Dinner. Time is getting short for our dinner sign-up!! We have less than 2-weeks to divide the list of names and contact all attendees. We really need additional folks to sign up to make this a successful dinner. Sign-Up for St. Paul's Progressive Dinner -- Friday, November 21. Please sign up if you wish to be a "home host" for one of the courses OR if you wish to attend. Be sure to note how many will be in your party. The sign-up boards are in 2-places: the Narthex and the Narthex and the Nursery Hall. Our dessert home will be Ken & Lisa Halliburton - THANK YOU!

Senior Birthday Luncheon. Senior parishioners (ages 70+), please mark your calendars for our next Senior Birthday Luncheon, to be held Thursday, December 4, 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.

ECW Christmas Event Coming Soon! 4th Annual St. Paul's ECW Christmas Event is coming soon... We will gather for dinner, fellowship, and fun on Sunday, December 14 from 5-7 pm at The Walnut House (116 N. Walnut Street). Childcare will be provided at the church. While we are asking for $10 donation towards costs, please do not let money be the reason you don't attend. For more information and to register:

Salvation Army Bell Ringing  It's that time of year again when we, as the St. Paul's Community, help ring in the season for the Salvation Army!  We will be doing it this year on 5 dates at different locations!  Check your calendars now!!  The dates are: November 29  (2 ringers needed at each time, 10 am to 8 pm); December 5 (joining our choir for the Lighting of the Tree!  5:30 to 8:30 pm); December 9 (10 am to 8 pm); December 18 (2 ringers needed at each time, 10 am to 8 pm); and December 20 (10 am to 8 pm).  For more information, please contact Mary Probert.

Journey Home Pancake Breakfast. This fundraiser will be held Saturday, November 22 from 7-10 am at Middle Tennessee Christian School. If you are interested in presale tickets for $5 contact Liz Huber. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Christmas Pageant. Calling All St. Paul's Children! St. Paul's Christmas Pageant is December 20 during the 8:30 service. Rehearsals will be December 7 and 14 after the 11:00 service. The final dress rehearsal is MANDATORY and will be on Saturday, December 20, 9:00 am - 11:30 am. Visit to sign up.

Poinsettia and Wreathe Dedications. Envelopes and instructions are on the Visitors' table in the Narthex to dedicate poinsettias and wreathes for Advent and Christmas. Deadline for wreathes in November 23; deadline for poinsettias is December 14.

Evergreen Donations. The Flower Guild is in need of donation of cut evergreen prunings to adorn the church for Advent. A list is posted on the Flower Guild bulletin board in the Narthex and donations may be left outside the Academy St. entrance the week of Thanksgiving.

Episcopal Campus Ministry--Listening Station. The Episcopal Campus Ministry Listening Station is now accepting donations for our final exam survival kits. Donations can be placed in the box marked “Campus Ministry” in the Narthex. Deadline for donations is Sunday, November 9. Please contact Kathleen Clark if you have questions.

Office Schedule for This Holiday Season. The Parish Office will be closed

  • Thanksgiving:, November. 26, 27, 28 and reopening on Monday, December1
  • Christmas: Wednesday, December 24, 25, 26, reopening on Monday December 29
  • New Year’s: Wednesday, December 31 closing at noon, closed January 1, reopening on Friday, January 2

Welcome Home Ultreya! Please plan to attend the St. Paul's Ultreya on Sunday, December 7, after the late service. The meeting will have a special emphasis on the parishioners that attend Cursillo #72 last month, but EVERYONE from the parish is invited. Please bring a covered dish that's ready to eat to share.

Anglican Heritage Tour. Coming May 1-10, 2014. Deadline approaching to register for Anglican Heritage Tour. For further information contact David Rowe.

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.

Calendar for the Week

Sunday, November 16
Gift Collection for Angel Tree
7:15 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Youth Chapel
8:30 am. Children's Church
9:45 am. Catechesis/Christian Education
11:00 am. Holy Eucharist
2:00 pm. Girl Scout Troop/Cindy

Monday, November 17
9:30 am. Archives
9:30 am. Alcohol/Drug
4:00 am. Alcohol/Drug
6:00 pm. EfM
6:30 pm. Pilgrimage

Tuesday, November 18
1:30 pm. Staff Meeting
6:00 pm. Vestry Meeting
7:00 pm. Troop 1108/Kirkham

Wednesday, November 19
6:30 am. Reunion Group
7:00 am. Holy Eucharist
8:00 am. Building Committee
9:00 am. Bible Study
10:30 am. Knitting/Crochet
Noon. Holy Eucharist
4:45 pm. Weight Watchers
5:00 pm. Youth Wednesday & Youth Band
5:00 pm. Chorister Rehearsal
7:15 pm. Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, November 20
8:00 am. Building Committee
10:00 am. Prayer Meeting
6:30 pm. Cub Scout Committee Meeting/Harper
6:30 pm. Cub Bears/Hugh Jones
7:00 pm. Cub Webelos I/Knox

Friday, November 21
3:30 pm. 1st Yr. Jrs./Reeves/Parris
5:00 pm. Progressive Dinner
5:45pm. PNO

Saturday, November 22
8:00 am. Flower Guild Set-Up

Sunday, November 23
7:15 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Youth Chapel
8:30 am. Children's Church
9:45. Catechesis/Christian Education
11:00 am. Holy Eucharist