St. Paul's Announcements for December 21, 2014

New Vestry Members Class of 2017: Carol Detmer, Rick Penney, Chuck Phillips, Stephen Smith

Service Schedule for the Holidays

  • NO Wednesday services on December 24 or December 31
  • Christmas Eve Services December 24 at 4:30 pm and 10:30 pm
  • Christmas Day Service at 10:30 am

Office Schedule for the Holidays. The Parish Office will be closed on the following days

  • Christmas: The office will be closed December 24, 25, 26, reopening on Monday December 29
  • New Year’s: The office will close at noon on December 31 and will reopen on Monday, January 5

Lessons and Carols. Join us today at 4:00 pm here at St. Paul’s for Lessons and Carols. St. Paul’s Choir and Choristers with brass quintet and organ with a reception to follow in St. Andrew’s Chapel.

Gifts for Life. Today is the last Sunday to participate in the Gifts for Life program. Last Advent St Paul's replaced our Heifer International program with ERD's Gifts for Life. This advent we will provide St Paul's with the opportunity to participate again in Gifts for Life. Episcopal Relief & Development works with Church partners and other local organizations to save lives and transform communities worldwide. They rebuild after disasters and empower people to create lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease. Working in nearly 40 countries, their programs impact the lives of approximately 3 million people around the world. All of Episcopal Relief & Development’s international development programs strive to reduce extreme global poverty by one-half by 2015. Core areas of focus include: Alleviate Hunger and Improve Food Supply, Create Economic Opportunities and Strengthen Communities, Promote Health and Fight Disease, Respond to Disasters and Rebuild Communities. For more information check out the table in the Narthex.

Stewardship. Need a pledge card? Please see an usher or contact the church office! You may mail them in this week. Please mail to St. Paul’s, 116 N. Academy St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

Couples Workshop, January 16-18. For more weekend dates and registration go to An intensive two-day workshop for married and unmarried couples to rediscover the joy and spiritual potential of being together while using their relationship for personal change and growth.

Anglican Heritage Tour. Coming May 1-10, 2014. Deadline approaching. For further information contact David Rowe.

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.

Calendar for the Week

Sunday, Dece.ber 21
7:15 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Christmas Pageant
8:30 am. Children's Church
9:30 am. Christian Education.
11:00. Holy Eucharist
4:00 pm. Lessons and Carols

Monday, December 22
9:30 am. Drug Intervention
4:00 pm. Drug Intervention

Tuesday, December 23
7:00 pm. Troop 1108/Kirkham

Wednesday, December 24
Office Closed
No 7:00 am or noon service
4:30 pm. Christmas Eve Service
10:30 pm. Christmas Eve Service

Thursday, December 25
10:30 am. Christmas Day Service

Friday, December 26
Office Closed

Saturday, December 27
9:00am DOK Christmas Brunch