St. Paul's Announcements for May 27, 2018


Summer Schedule Begins Today -  No Christian Education. Today begins our summer schedule of only two services - 8:30 and 11:00. We will return to all three services on September 9. Christian Education will resume in the fall.

Red Cross Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Donor Drive. Today, 9:00-2:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Walk-ins are welcome

Save the Date - Vacation Bible School June 4-8, 9:00 am-noon. Join us in an adventure to an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Come learn about someone who is bigger than your struggles and stronger than your weaknesses! Activities include imagination station, kidvid cinema, ship rec games, tropical treats, castaway sing and play, and bible discovery. VBS is open to children ages 4 to rising 5th graders. Sign up using the link on St. Paul's home page.. Please email Cindy Guevart for more information. Hope to see you there!!

Office Closed. Monday, May 28 the Parish Office will be closed to observe Memorial Day.  The office will re-open on Tuesday.

EfM Enrollment and Graduation. We have two persons graduating from EFM today at the 11:00 am service. There are at least four spots available for new students for next year’s EFM class. Anyone interested should contact one of the mentors: Bill Whitesell,  Ron Messier,  Sue Rone or Preston Akers.

Confirmation - June 17. Bishop Bauerschmidt will be with us to celebrate the sacrament of confirmation and reception. If you have not been confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church and wish to explore this way of belonging more fully to this faith community, please discuss this with Fr. Colin. If you are planning on being confirmed or received please let Joyce Adkins know so we can arrange for your certificate from the Bishop’s office. If you have questions about confirmation/ reception please plan on attending the annual Pilgrimage that will begin in the fall or address immediate questions to Fr. Colin or to David Rowe.

You’re Invited. SATURDAY, June 2 at 10:00 am to attend the ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons at Christ Cathedral, 900 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Wesley Arning will be ordained at this service.  Your prayers and presence are requested.  A reception will follow. Please bring finger foods for the reception, if you can.

Greeters Ministry Team. We are making a call to arms for our Greeting Team! Come and be a member of this Dynamic and Vital Ministry! We are in Great NEED for the 8:30 am service. If you attend the 11:00 am service, we would love to have you join us as well! More details are available in this week’s eBlast. Please consider this opportunity for ministry. Any questions, contact Kathy or Joe Reeves.

Volunteers Needed for  International Folk Dancers Breakfast. St. Paul’s is hosting a breakfast for the dancers in the International Folk Festival on Saturday, June 16 from 7:30 to 9:30 am. We need volunteers to provide delicious breakfast food (casseroles, fruit salads, biscuits, etc.) and others to set up, serve and clean up. There is a sign up sheet in the Parish Hall. For more information contact Elvira Casal.

Reminder from Aging Assistance Committee. If you are over 65 years of age and need light household help (light bulbs changed, furniture moved, etc.) our team will be glad to help. Simply call the church office, at 615/893-3780, and they will relay your request to our team. A team member will contact you ASAP. The church office is open Monday - Thursday, 8:30-4:30.

Food Drive Report. We are happy to report 712 items were received and donated to the Rutherford County Food Bank. Thanks to St. Paul’s for your generosity.

 United Thank Offering Report. Together we raised $577 for UTO. All this money will be given in grants around the world. Thank you for your contribution.