St. Paul's Announcements for July 24, 2016

Service Schedules for Summer
. The summer worship schedule: the 8:30 and 11:00 am service will run through September 4, and will revert back to the fall schedule on September 11 (7:15, 8:30 and 11:00 am). Summer Breakfast begins June 5, 9:30-10:45 am. All Christian Education will resume on September 11.

Summer Breakfast. Join us for breakfast 9:15-10:30 am in the Parish Hall. Costs: $5 per person or $20 family maximum and N/C for children 3 and under. NEEDED: Volunteers please sign up on the church website.

ECW Events -- Save the Dates!

  • July 31 ECW Pool Party -- 2-5 pm at the home of Lisa Halliburton. An event of fun, food and fellowship. Bring the beverage of your choice and a hearty snack to share and of course your swimsuit!l
  • August 20 Annual Fund Raise -- 6 pm in the Parish Hall. This will be a one-night event featuring dinner, a live auction, and silent auction. We are currently accepting donations for either auction. The live auction will feature items such as themed dinner parties, overnight stays, and various other items that you may want to collaborate with others on the bidding. To help with the event, donate an auction item, or buy tickets, email

Hymn Sing. July 31 at 5:00 pm. Hymn Sing and Potluck Pie Extravaganza in the Parish Hall with Holy Cross and All Saints’. Sign up to bring a pie on the front page of the website.

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.

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

Second Class for EfM Opportunity. St. Paul's EfM leadership is considering opening a second EfM class if there are enough interested participants. This class would meet from 9:30 am until noon on Wednesday mornings during the school year. Information about the EfM program can be obtained at the following web-site: If you are interested in participating or have questions please contact Nancy Carter, Ron Messier, Bill Whitesell or Carl Schneider. Just a reminder that any EfM graduate may enroll in any year of the EfM program at the beginning of a year study.

Prepare to Celebrate -- 125th Anniversary. Over the past several years, St. Paul’s has devoted much time to looking ahead as we studied our future needs and developed our wonderful new building. Now it is time to turn around and look back to our roots as a church. This Fall we will begin a yearlong period of remembering our heritage as we celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the founding of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on October 16, 1892. We will remember, celebrate and honor important events that have shaped us as a congregation, and be reminded of how we are loved by each other and by God. Be watching church publications for further news of this celebration.

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.

70th Annual Laymen’s Conference, Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee. The 70th Annual Laymen’s Conference is August 19 -21, 2016 at the Dubose Center in Monteagle. See the posters in the Parish Hall or on the Episcopal Churchmen’s web site, for details. Registration can also be completed at this web site or you can mail it in. There is a discount rate for first time attendees, early registrants, and seniors (65 and older). Information regarding accommodations will be provided soon. For additional information, please contact Chuck Wright or Tom Washer.

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.