St. Paul's Announcements for March 18, 2018

Pilgrim Sunday.
Today we recognize and give thanks for our newest St. Paul’s Pilgrims! Our pilgrims have completed one or more sessions of the St. Paul’s Pilgrimage Program. Pilgrimage is our faith exploration class for adults. Pilgrims: Victoria Atamer, George Carlson, Ben Chumney, Anne Coggins, Julia DeHart, Chris Dianna, Jody Dianna, Andy Dickey, Michael Hamlin, Cleve Harrison, Jess Johnson, Allison Kellerman, Joan Kellerman, Chris Kingsley, Evelyn J Kingsley, Sue Koechlein, Megan McClellan, Daniel Perez, Kierra Pointer, Jeanne Potter, Katy Salazar, Aaron Selby, John Worley, Martha Worley, Bryant Richards  Sponsors: Pam Burcham, Rick Burcham, Jenny Fayter, Carole Felciano, Dan Felciano Kathleen Herzog, Patricia Petty. Pilgrim Sunday is a Vision 150 Initiative.

Adult Christian Education - Today at 9:45 AM. This week we will conclude our study of the Second Letter of Peter. After warning us about false teachers, this week the writer explains why the apparent delay in Jesus' return is a good thing. We hope to see you there. Meets in the Christian Education room. The Parents Group meets in the Wise Room.

Lenten Soup Supper and Programs - Wednesdays in Lent. Dinner: 5:30 – 6:10 pm, programs: 6:15 – 7 pm. Childcare is available for children under the age of 3. Sign up online or in the Parish Hall to bring a soup and bread.

  • Adult Program: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John Led by Janelee Wise

  • Children’s Program: Miracles in the Gospel of John

  • Youth Program: The World of C.S. Lewis

Communications Survey - Vision 150. A lot is happening at St. Paul’s these days and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with it all. That may be why, in last year’s Vision 150 meetings, the parish ranked communications as the second highest area for improvement. Because the Vestry wants to make sure you know what’s going on, we are developing a communications plan. The first step requires your participation. Please help us by taking a short survey on how you receive information about St. Paul’s and how we might improve. A link to the survey is found on the weekly e-blast. If you cannot go online, we will provide a paper version of the survey during worship on April 8 and 15.  

Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday Dedications. Envelopes are now available on the Flower Guild bulletin board in the Narthex for dedication of palms for Palm Sunday and lilies/flowers for Easter Sunday. Deadline for Palm Sunday dedications is March 18. Deadline for Easter dedications is March 25. Additional details available on the bulletin board.

Senior Birthday Luncheon. Senior parishioners (ages 70+), please RSVP today if you haven’t already replied to the invitation to attend the Senior Birthday Luncheon to be held this Thursday, March 22 at 11:30 am in the Parish Hall. Join the fun!  Contact Liz Huber to RSVP with “accept” or “decline.”  RSVP deadline is today.

Easter Egg Hunt. We are preparing for St. Paul's Easter Egg Hunt, which will take place at 10 am on Easter Sunday.  We are asking for donations for the children's treat bags. Items such as coloring books, books, bubbles, seeds for Spring planting, play-doh, balls, bracelets, etc., along with INDIVIDUALLY wrapped candy would be greatly appreciated. We do not need any plastic eggs or treat bags. Please place any items you'd like to donate in the designated box in the Parish Hall by Friday, March 16.

Justice or Death? Sunday, March 25, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30. Adult Christian Ed Room (on the north side of the Parish Hall). The death penalty remains a controversial topic in our society and in our churches. Since the late 1950’s the U.S. Episcopal bishops have maintained a position against the death penalty and encouraged churches to engage in dialogue on the subject of capital punishment. On Sunday, March 25 Ed Miller will be with us to present his position on the death penalty and death penalty sentencing. Ed recently co-authored “Tennessee’s Death Penalty Lottery” which will be published in the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy this spring. He is a member of Christ Church Cathedral. He received his B.A. from Sewanee: The University of the South, his M.B.A. from Cumberland University, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and Indiana.

Maundy Thursday Agape Meal - March 29 (5:30 PM). Please sign up to bring simple soups (no chili or stew), bread, cheese, dried fruits dates and figs. We also need helpers for set-up and clean-up. Sign up online through the weekly e-blast or in the Parish Hall.

Book of Remembrance. Donations in memory of loved ones can be made to St. Paul’s to the General Fund or a specific fund/ministry.  These will be recorded in the Book of Remembrance which is located in the narthex.  Contact the church office for more information.