St. Paul's Announcements for September 7, 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: "What are sin and redemption all about?"

Congratulations. To Scott and Katie Peek upon the birth of daughter, Macie. Macie was born on September 3 weighing in at 8 lbs., 7oz. and is 20 inches long.

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.

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.

Newcomers' Open House. Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 pm in the Wall Building at St. Paul’s. Enjoy light refreshments and spend some time with our clergy. We are happy to provide child care as needed. Please RSVP to let us know you are coming and if you need child care. With questions or responses please contact Joyce Adkins or the church office at 893-3780.

Women’s Hiking Club. A hiking club is forming this fall! Dates for hikes this fall will be the fourth Saturday of the month -September 27, October 25, and November 22. We will meet at 8:30 in the church parking lot and drive to a trail (within an hour’s driving time). September 27th’s hike will be at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Bring bottled water and bag lunch! Contact Rachel Kirk or Liz Huber.

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 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!

2014 Adventures in Learning. Mondays in September, beginning September 8 at First United Methodist Church (265 W Thompson Lane), classes are being offered for anyone 50 years old or older interested in learning or personal enrichment. For a class schedule, details, and registration material go to or call 615-439-1920.

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.

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.

Weight Watchers. Join us Wednesday September 10, from 5-6 pm in St. Margaret’s Hall for a free meeting to see if you might like to join our group. We must have 15 payments that evening to begin a new 13 week series on September 17. (If you currently have a monthly pass, please give Libby a call). New/continuing members $156.00; lifetime $143.00; Monthly Pass $49, with access to online tools. Payments can be made by credit card or check; ask about split payments. Contact Libby Willis for more information.

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.

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, September 7
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
Noon. Ministry Formation

Monday, September 8
9:30 am. Archives
9:30 am. Alcohol/Drug
4:30 am. Alcohol/Drug
3:30 pm. 1st Year Brownies/Cadettes
6:00 pm. EfM

Tuesday, September 9
7:00 pm. Newcomers' Open House
7:00 pm. Troop 1108/Kirkham

Wednesday, September 10
7:00 am. Holy Eucharist
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 11
10:00 am. Prayer Meeting
11:30 am. 70+ Birthday Luncheon
8:00 am. Building Committee
5:45 pm. Cub Webelos II/Cade & Harper
6:30 pm. Cub Wolves/Lynch
6:30 pm. Cub Scout Committee/Harper

Friday, September 12
3:30 pm. 3rd Year Cadettes/Matteson

Sunday, September 14
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