St. Paul's Announcements for August 21, 2016

Newcomers' Gathering--Today
. Meeting in the Chapel at 9:45 am. Meet and greet our Priests and other parishioners! Refreshments will be served and questions will be answered.

Homecoming Picnic. Saturday, August 27, 5-7 pm. Mark your calendars! We will gather as a church family after a busy summer to refocus and celebrate as we begin our program year. We ask that you bring a salad, side or dessert. If you can help set up, cook or clean up, please sign up to help with that, as well. Please RSVP on website or on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.

New Adult Christian Education Class. Desiring the Kingdom: Living Liturgy in Our Daily Lives. August 28-October 9, Sunday Mornings from 9:45-10:45 am. Led by Fr. Colin and Dr. David Rowe, we will discuss how liturgies impact our life outside of the Church and how they help to seek God’s kingdom in the world..

Christian Education and SNL. August 28 All Christian Education begins-- Catechesis, Youth, and Adult. August 28, 5-7 pm Sunday Night Live returns.

True Blue Sunday. September 4 will be True Blue Sunday. Join us for a special Sunday of supporting MTSU.

Chorister Sign-up. Sign up for one of these choirs on the church website:

  • Junior Choristers (Grades 2-5); Wednesdays, 5:00-5:45 pm. Rehearsals begin September 7
  • Senior Choristers (Grades 6-12); Sundays, 4:30-5:00 pm Rehearsals begin September 11
  • St. Paul's Choir (adults); Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 pm Rehearsals begin September 4

For more information, contact Angela Tipps at

Verbal Announcements. If you have a verbal announcement to share, please check with Polk or Colin prior to the Sunday that you wish to make your announcement.

Name Tags. Remember to wear your name tags! If you don’t have one call the church office at 615-893-3780 or email

Fall 2016 Episcopal Campus Ministry Fellowship Dinners. ECM Fall Fellowship Dinners will be September 11, October 2, and November 13. We will gather at 5:00 pm and start dinner at 5:30 pm at the home of Kris McCusker. All Episcopal college students in Rutherford County are welcome. Please RSVP to Tanya Garrett. We are also seeking volunteers to make food. If interested in making food, please contact Kris McCusker.

Dedication of Altar Flowers. There has been some confusion of late on how to go about this so a quick refresher is in order. After selecting the Sunday from the calendar in the narthex that you wish to dedicate, complete an envelope from the Flower Guild board and fill it out EXACTLY as you want your dedication to appear in the bulletin. It helps if you print. Please supply a phone number and email address so you can be contacted if there are questions on the wording/spelling. If you are donating by check, please note that on the memo line and put your check in the envelope and seal it, then put it in the plastic box on the bulletin board. I check it after each service. You can also make an electronic donation, just let Susan Greenall know it's for a flower dedication. If you want to use cash you may and feel free to hand those to me or leave them in the office in the Wall Building in the Flower Guild mail slot. If you have questions don't hesitate to ask! Sudi Luboniecki - Flower Guild Chair.

St. Paul's 125th Anniversary Celebration. This Fall St. Paul’s will begin a year-long period to the 125th Anniversary of the founding of our church. Have you ever thought about the act of remembering being a ministry? Time spent remembering, celebrating, and honoring important events and personal moments that have shaped us collectively and individually is valuable. We are a relational people, and we can find power, poignancy, and joy in remembering. By remembering, we strengthen our faith, our church, and our relationships with each other and God. “Do this in remembrance of me.” 

Benefit Bike Ride for MS. It’s that time of year again and Jason Baird is participating in the 150 mile bicycle ride this October to benefit the national Multiple Sclerosis Society. If you would like to support Jason for his efforts of benefiting MS, please contact Jason for more information.

Volunteer Opportunity: "Read to Succeed" Read to Succeed is a non-profit organization that focuses on literacy…offering free one-on-one adult tutoring, English as a Second Language classes, Family Literacy events, and other community literacy programs. Volunteer opportunities include being an adult literacy tutor, an ESL classroom teacher, an ESL tutor, or special event volunteer. A number of St. Paul’s parishioners are already involved in this ministry. If you would like more information about Read to Succeed and volunteer opportunities, please contact their office at 615-738-7323, or visit their website at

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, 615-893-3780.