St. Paul's Announcements for August 31, 2014

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: "Who is Jesus?"

Labor Day. Monday, September 31. Office Closed.

Pilgrimage. Pilgrimage 2014/2015 launches 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 information are in the mail. If you are eligible and haven’t yet received our invitation, please contact Laney Golden.

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.

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! 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!

St. Paul’s Scout Pack #108. It's that time again as our Cub Scout Pack #108 is organizing for the school year! The first Pack meeting was on August 28. Interested? Cub Scouts typically runs from the first grade to the fifth grade, for 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.

St. Paul’s Annual Golf Scramble. Golfers of all shapes, sizes, gender, and handicaps are invited to join your friends at Champions Run Golf Club, Rockvale Saturday October 11 for fellowship and fun! Registration at 10:30 am with a Shotgun Start at noon. Cost is $60 per player and includes appetizers and prizes after the outing. Sign up sheet in the Nursery Hall beginning August 31. Contact Mike Becker for details.

Amazing Grazing Dinner Club. It is time for sign-up for our Dinner Clubs. This is a time to gather in small groups to break bread, make new connections and have an evening with different church friends. This ministry is especially important this season with our Parish Hall under construction. We will have 4 dinners in the months of October and November (2014) and February and March (2015) with 2 clubs to participate in: Home Dinner Club or Restaurant Dinner Club. You may sign up for one, or both. You may host or attend. Sign-up sheet is in the Narthex. I will email friends with organized groups in September. Contact Amy Burns.


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.

Dates to Save.

  • 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.
  • Progressive Dinner. Friday, November 21.

Episcopal Peace Fellowship--Death Row Ministry. If you would like to investigate our death row ministry we invite you to join us for an orientation on Saturday morning, September 27, 9:00 am—1:00 pm at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, 7475 Cockrill Bend Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209-1048. There is no commitment to participate in the death row visitation program in order to attend the orientation. On the contrary, the orientation is designed to help you understand the circumstances of such a ministry so that you can make an informed decision. For more information on the orientation, contact Ronny Clemmons. You will need to supply your name (as listed on your driver’s license), your driver’s license number, your address, and your date of birth. This information must be sent to Ronny Clemmons by September 19. If you would like a ride to Riverbend, you can also contact Ellen Donovan.

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.

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 31
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

Monday, September 1
Labor Day, office closed
3:30 pm. 1st Year Brownies/Cadettes
6:00 pm. EfM

Tuesday, September 2
7:00 pm. Troop 1108/Kirkham

Wednesday, September 3
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 Community & Youth Band Rehearsal
7:15 pm. Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, September 4
10:00 am. Prayer Meeting
5:30 pm. Cub Tigers
6:00 pm. Ladies & Men’s Clubs
7:00 pm. Cub Webelos I/Maria & Kerry Knox

Sunday, September 7
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
12:15 pm. Ministry Formation Group Leaders