St. Paul's Announcements for October 4, 2015
Adult Christian Education Today. Study topic for today: What was Babylon
really like? Were there really hanging gardens? How did this period affect
Christian Education Guest Speaker on October 11. We are excited to
have Vernon Alexander on October 11 teaching a combined adult education class in
the Parish Hall. Vernon is completing his PhD in Old Testament at Belmont
University. His lecture is entitled “David and Goliath: The Importance of
Literary and Cultural Context in the Old Testament.”
Youth Fall Break Movie and Game Day. Wednesday, October 7 (Noon-4:00
pm.) Join us for a movie, pizza, games, & snacks in the youth room. Please bring
$5 for pizza and snacks.
Condolences. Our prayers and sympathy to the family of Steve Eguia
upon his death this past week.
Blessing of the Animals. Today, at 4:00 pm in the church courtyard.
Have your pet blessed as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi. We will gather
outside for prayers and the clergy will bless your pet individually. Father Polk
requests no snakes!
Men’s Club. Thursday, October 8 in the Parish Hall at 6:00 pm with
dinner served at 6:30 pm. Tom Washer will be serving up a great dinner. Please
bring your beverage of choice to enjoy.
Second Wednesday Supper. Wednesday, October 14, 5:00-7:00 pm. You
can sign up on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or be on the lookout for an
email with a link to RSVP. $6 for adults; $4 for 4 to 12 years; free for 3 years
and under with a $20 maximum per family.
Military Package Assembly. We will be assembling packages to mail to
military personnel Saturday, October 10 from 9-10:00 am in the Wall Building.
Please join us! Contact Lisa Richardson if you would like to donate items or add
an address to our list of military loved ones.
Computer Class in October. Watch for more information about free
computer classes. Saturday, October 17, from 9:00 to 11:00 am, in the adult
Christian Education room will be our next session There will also be classes in
November and January; dates TBD. Greg Adkins will lead these sessions, and will
customize the subject matter to help the most people. Call the church office,
615-893-3780, or Greg with questions
Annual Craft and Bake Sale. Hello Everyone, I know many folks missed our
Craft and Bake Sale last year. With our new Parish Hall open, we will have our
Annual Craft and Bake Sale on Sunday November 22 after each of the three
services. This event supports our clergies discretionary funds. Please
prayerfully consider the ways you can participate: donate items for sale such as
craft items, baked goods and other yummy items, art work, needlework; as well as
being a customer. If we receive appropriate items, we will have a silent auction
too. If you have any questions or need help getting supplies for your project,
contact Alice Gibson. Thank you for your support!
Benefit Bike Rode for MS. Jason Baird is again participating in the
150 mile bicycle ride this October to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society. If you are interested in supporting Jason for his efforts of this
benefit please contact Jason for instructions on donating.
Pilgrimage. Pilgrimage is our faith exploration program for adults.
Pilgrimage began September 21, and will run for nine consecutive Monday
evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 in the first floor classroom. The book Episcopal
Questions; Episcopal Answers will be provided for each participant as a
basis for some of our discussions. Registration forms are available online at
stpaulsmboro.org/pilgrimage, at the Welcome Table in the Narthex, and on the
bulletin board in the Nursery hallway. With questions, please contact Joyce
Adkins. Child care will be provided as needed. Prayerfully consider joining us
for this great opportunity.
Crayon Pouches. We now have crayons and paper for our little ones to
use during church services. Ask an usher for a crayon pouch and paper, and
please return the pouch at the end of the service. We will also have paper in
the pews for the children. We are asking that you do not allow the children to
draw or color on the cards and envelopes located in the pews. Thank you!
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
Sermons. To receive a written copy of Fr. Polk's or Fr. Colin's sermons,
please contact the parish office, 893-3780.