St. Paul's Announcements for May 21, 2017

St. Paul's Legacy: Past, Present, Future. Last Sunday, during the Christian Education hour, we gathered to discuss concrete ways to strengthen 1) Stewardship, 2) Communications, and 3) Small Groups/Fellowship at St. Paul’s. Thank you to all who attended. We will gather again on Sunday, June 11 to discuss concrete ways to strengthen the values of 4) Stewardship of God’s Creation and 5) Intergenerational Relationships. During the month of September it is our hope to unveil a number of new initiatives based on your suggestions.

Preaching Today. Lauren Ennamorato is our preacher today. Lauren is a junior at Riverdale High School.

Today - United Thank Offering (UTO) Ingathering. UTO boxes are being collected today or use the envelope in the bulletin to make your donation. If you pay with a check, make it to St. Paul’s with UTO in the memo line.

Food Drive Report. On Sunday, May 7 we collected 840 items for our local food bank. Thank you for your generosity!  

Newcomer’s Gathering. Please join us for our May Newcomers Gathering in the Chapel on May 28, at 9:45 am. Come for an informal meet and greet! Father Polk and other members will be there to welcome you and answer any questions you might have. Refreshments will be served.  

Pentecost June 4. Only ONE service at 10:00 am; lunch after the service. Service will include Ruth Ferguson leading the folk mass written by her father, The Rev. Franklin Ferguson as well as traditional songs and a reunion of the St. Paul’s Singers. Service and lunch will be here at St. Paul’s. Watch for sign up information. (Only ONE service this day.)

Summer Worship Schedule. We will begin our summer worship schedule on Sunday, May 28. From Memorial Day until Labor Day we celebrate two services on Sunday. 8:30 am and 11 am

2017 Confirmands. The following students have completed the curriculum to receive the sacrament of Confirmation when the Bishop visits on October 15: Jameson Martin, Ethan Penney, Kierra Pointer, Fant Smith, and Catherine Ann Young. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for this special day of commitment to Christ and his Church.

Reclaiming Hope. June 7, 8 am-Noon. A memorial service for victims of lynching in Davidson County: 1870-1944. The Episcopal Church of Tennessee in collaboration with Lipscomb University's Christian Conference will conduct a sacred service memorializing the victims of lynching and racial terror in Davidson County. Keynote speaker is Dr. James H. Cone. Register at The cost is $20.

Vacation Bible School. Come visit Rome with Paul and the Underground Church this summer. June 5-9, 2017. 9 am - 12 pm Ages: 4 years old (must be potty trained) - 4th grade (rising 5th). Please register online. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Ca'Tricia Robinson with questions.

Attention All St. Paul's Golfers. Attention all St. Paul's golfers! We are organizing informal Sunday foursomes this Spring and Summer around 2 pm tee times. We have a list of players who've played before. If you would like to be added to our list, email Mike Becker. Each week after Easter, we'll send out an email to see who'd like to play. This is a great way to meet people from all our St. Paul's family! Men, women, and all ages are welcome!

You Are Invited. Wesley Arning and Megan Quackenbush will be married in Alexandria, VA in early July. Ed and Janet hope our church family will help us celebrate their union at a reception in their honor, Saturday, July 22, anytime from 2:00-5:00 pm in the Parish Hall here at St. Paul’s. Casual attire.

Helpers Needed for Journey Home. Volunteers to serve lunch to Journey Home clients on the 2nd and 3rd Friday of every month (11am-1pm). If you would be interested in serving once a month or every few months, please contact Liz Huber. Volunteers are also needed to deliver baked goods to Journey Home every Monday thru Thursday. Looking for a few people who would be able to fill in when the regular volunteers are on vacation. If you would be interested, please contact Liz Huber.  

71st Annual Layman’s Conference of the Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee. The 71st Annual Layman’s Conference of the Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee will take place on Aug. 18-20, 2017 at DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle. Information regarding available rooms for St. Paul’s men will be forthcoming. For more information and to register, please go to the Episcopal Churchmen website at or contact Chuck Wright.  

Gratitude to Generosity - Making Stewardship Fun. All are invited to an event hosted by The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS), June 3, here at St. Paul’s, 8:30 am - 2 pm. It will be led by Richard Felton, Executive Director of TENS. In season and out of season, God calls us to be stewards of His gifts to us. And 2 Corinthians 9:7 tells us that God loves a cheerful giver. Stewardship isn’t just a “pledge drive” any’s a year-round journey to generosity and a joyful time, so join us for an impactful day of praying, singing, learning and giving! Cost $10 (includes lunch). RSVP by May 31 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.