St. Paul's Announcements for May 24, 2015

The Day of Pentecost
. Pentecost services today are at 8:00 am (St. Paul’s) and 10:30 am at Barfield Park.

Office Closed. The office will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Summer Service Schedule. Summer service schedule will begin May 31. Service times will change to 8:30 and 11:00 am until fall.

Women's Hiking Club. May 30 - Meet in parking lot near church at 8:30 am. Bring lunch and water. We will be hiking the 3 mile Machine Falls Loop Trail located in the Short Springs Natural Area. After lunch, hikers have been invited back to Krista Phillips' lake house to relax and enjoy the afternoon on Tim's Ford Lake. If time permits, you can also stay overnight there and hike at Tim's Ford State Park Sunday morning. We need to know who is planning to attend this event. Please contact Rachel Kirk or Liz Huber if you plan to attend.

You're Invited. Saturday, June 6, at 2:00 pm to the reaffirmation of the wedding vows of Martha and John Worley here at St. Paul's. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Your presence is a treasured gift; we request no other. Please RSVP by May 30th to Martha or John.. 

VBS--Come Visit Thailand with St. Paul’s. Come visit Thailand with St. Paul's this summer. June 15-19, 2015. 9 am - 12 pm. Ages: 4 years old (must be potty trained) - 4th grade (rising 5th). Please register online at Volunteers are needed. Please contact Ca'Tricia Robinson with questions.

White Elephant Sale and Silent Auction

  • Donation drop off Saturdays: May 30, June 6, June 13, and June 20, all 9 am-noon, POD behind the Parish Hall
  • Silent Auction Kick Off Wine & Cheese Event. Sunday, June 7, 6 - 8 pm
  • Donor’s Sale: Friday, June 26, 6 pm-8 pm
  • 5th Annual Public Sale & Silent Auction, Saturday, June 27, 8 am - 4 pm

Please visit our web site,, for all the details..

Building Committee Report. Greetings from the Building Committee as we near the completion of the Parish Hall! You will see lots of activity as the final steps are finished, including installing kitchen equipment and other final details. The new tables, chairs and other furniture have been ordered and will be arriving soon. Remember to keep the traffic through the new space to a minimum while these final details are seen to. We want to make sure we don't have any accidents or construction "redos" as we complete the building. As the Building Committee nears its end, we will issue a final report with clear financial totals to the vestry, sometime in June. Once the building is complete and the various certificates of occupancy are issued, the Building Committee will cease to function and the newly commissioned Transition Committee will take over. We oversaw the building's construction, creating sacred, yet practical space. Now, the Transition Committee will guide us in using it in meaningful and useful ways. Keep praying for the workers and the Building Committee as our collective work comes to an end and for the newly commissioned Transition Committee and the good work it will do.

St. Paul's Night at the Nashville Sounds. We have reserved a number of seats at the First Tennessee Ballpark for the Saturday, June 20 game against the Omaha Storm Chasers.  These are 4-Top seats meaning 4 chairs at a table in the right field patio area. A food and beverage concession is close by or there are waitresses to take your orders. The price is only $17.50 per person. We will meet at the church parking lot at 4:30 pm on the 20 to distribute the tickets and arrange car pools if needed. Make checks payable to St Paul's and note "Sounds Game."

Commemorative Bottles of Wine.The last batch of wine is here. If you have not turned in your payment, and received your order, it is available in the Parish Office during normal office hours.

Can You Guess? What do The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame de Paris, the Arc de Triomphe, Normandy Beach, Rouen and Honfluer have in common? Yes, they are all in France, but best of all they are all places on the Itinerary of the Tour with the Wises to Paris and a Cruise on the Seine River to Normandy. Please consider joining the tour scheduled for October 21-29, 2015. Brochures are located on the bulletin board in the hallway across from the Nursery. Questions? Please contact Fr. Gene or Janelee.

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, May 24
8:00 am. Holy Eucharist
10:30 am. Holy Eucharist & Picnic/Barfield Park

Monday, May 25
Office Closed/Memorial Day
8:30 am. Alcohol/Drug
1:00 pm. Organ Practice
4:00 pm. Alcohol/Drug

Tuesday, May 26
7:00 pm. Troop 1108/Kirkham

Wednesday, May 27
7:00 am. Holy Eucharist
9:00 am. Bible Study
10:30 am. Knitting Group
noon. Holy Eucharist

Thursday, May 28
10:00 am. Prayer Meeting
5:45 pm. Cub Webelos II/Cade & Harper

Saturday, May 30
8:00 am. Flower Guild Setup
9:00 am. WES Donation Drop off to the POD