St. Paul's Announcements for January 22, 2017

Next Sunday - Jnuary 29. Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, with Breakfast. While on his way to Damascus to make new arrests of Christians, Saul was suddenly converted by a miraculous apparition of Our Lord. We will celebrate our patron saint’s conversion in a special worship service. During the service the children will receive a special gift to mark the occasion. A celebratory breakfast will be served between the 8:30 and 11 am services.

Family Outreach Dinner and Craft. Saturday, January 28 (5-7 pm). Jason Bennett, the Executive Director of Murfreesboro Cold Patrol, will talk to our children about homelessness in Murfreesboro. Bring your old plastic bags because we will learn how to use them to weave plastic mats for the homeless. After dinner we will tour our dedicated space for the Coldest Nights ministry. Please RSVP for this event. If you did not receive an email concerning the event, please call the office to RSVP.

Youth SNL Tonight. 5-7 pm. The Upper Room. Game Night! We will have pizza and games.

Welcome All Newcomers. Please join us for our January Newcomers Gathering on TODAY at 9:45 am in the Chapel! Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Pilgrimage. Began Monday, January 16 at 6:30 pm and will run for 9 weeks. Pilgrimage is a formational process that helps newcomers and long-term members of the congregation who wish to belong, or to belong more fully, to this community of faith. Pilgrimage addresses questions people bring to St. Paul’s from previous churches or religious experiences, by meeting and talking to other parishioners. A relaxed and casual atmosphere. Childcare available. Contact Joyce Adkins with questions.

Start Your New Year Right. TAI CHI classes each Monday from 10 to 11:30 am in the downstairs class rooms (1-1, 1-2, 1-3). If you want to have some fun and improve your health and stamina at the same time come to this low impact, slow, continuing movement which address issues of balance, strength and flexibility. Taught by a RN with 40 years experience teaching TAI CHI. Come as you can. Small fee paid per person. Contact Jerry Redditt for information.

Time to Stock Up on Christmas Cards for 2017. Time to Stock Up on Christmas Cards! Please consider purchasing a box of Christmas Cards for The 2017 Christmas Card Project. If you have leftover Christmas cards from years past please donate them also. Drop off your donations at the Church Office or in the box in the Parish Hall. Donations of postage stamps would be wonderful too. Any Questions? Please contact Liz Huber.

Military Personnel with Overseas Addresses. Do you have a loved one, friend or friend-of-a-friend serving in our armed forces overseas? The Daughters of the King are seeking the overseas addressees for military personnel who might appreciate receiving a care package. The packages will go out in January. Please include the name and e-mail or phone number of the person to contact for future mailings. Please send yours and their contact information to Marta Van Hoose.

Murfreesboro Mat Makers. Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall 10-11:30 am. Join me in cutting, tying and rolling plastic bags for the homeless. Contact Caren Umans for more information.

Prayer Boards. We have updated the Children and Youth Prayer Boards with the name of each intercessor under the photo of the child or youth for whom they are praying. The Prayer Boards are located in the Parish Hall. We invite our intercessors to send a short Christmas note to their child or youth.

Ultreya. Saint Paul’s will be hosting an Ultreya tentatively set for Sunday, February 19 at 4:00pm in the Chapel. Everyone is invited!! This will be a covered dish gathering that normally lasts for approximately 1.5 – 2 hours. During this time we will reunite with friends to sing, hear a witness talk and then break bread in the form of a meal together. We are currently in need of a person who can give the witness talk at this Ultreya. If you have attended a Tennessee Episcopal Cursillo weekend and would be kind enough to gift us by sharing your story and how you and God are living out your 4th day, please contact Tami Sterling.

Has Your Mailing Address Changed? The Post Office charges the parish $.47 for every returned piece of mail. Please let the parish office know when your address changes!Call 615-893-3780.

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.