St. Paul's Announcements for July 27, 2014

Handicapped Parking
. With the construction process underway we have lost the handicapped parking in the rear of the church.  The city is allowing us to designate four parking spots on Academy St., in front of the church offices, as handicap on Sunday mornings.

Coffee on the Porch. Coffee on the Porch will cease August 17 when Christian Education classes begin. Thanks to all who have participated.

Franklin Heights School Supplies. As part of our continuing outreach to the Franklin Heights Community, we are collecting school supplies for the children. This outreach project will directly impact these disadvantaged children. Look in the Narthex for the board which lists the needs of these children. Please take a card, fulfill the listed needs and return it to the church by Sunday, August 3. Thank you for your generosity! For more information contact Ca'Tricia Robinson,

Directory Update. If you would like to update your photograph in the church directory online, or add a photo if you do not currently have one, please contact the church office. You may make an appointment to have a photo taken or email your existing one to:

Mission Murfreesboro Service Week. All youth grades 6-12 are welcome to join us for our annual Summer service week July 28-31. We will be walking the streets of Murfreesboro, serving our community in a variety of ways and praying for our town's needy and homeless. Each day we will be working from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Parishioner Update. Don Wolff has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. He will be receiving treatments for the next 30 days at Centennial in Nashville. If you would like to write Don a note of encouragement, please address it c/o St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 116 North Academy Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 and the church office will make sure that he receives it.

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.

Journey Home Needs You! Every Saturday 8 - 11 am and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7 pm to work the Journey Home Community Garden. This produce is for providing vegetables for our food boxes and to serve in the community cafe. Journey Home is located at 2811 Barfield Road.

Pastoral Counseling Center Luncheon. Tuesday, August 12 there will be a luncheon and silent auction to benefit the Pastoral Counseling Center of Tennessee from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 265 W Thompson Lane. To make reservations, contact Karen Potratz at or (615) 513-7863. Payment may be made at the door or by mail (100 Vine Court, Nashville, TN 37205). Please make checks out to PCCT.

St. Paul’s Quarterly Food Drive. “Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) St. Paul’s Quarterly Food Drive is scheduled for Sunday, August 10. Ushers will be distributing reusable grocery bags after the upcoming services, so please grab one on your way out, fill it up, and bring it back with you on Sunday, August 10.

Annual Laymen's Conference. Annual Laymen's Conference is August 15-17 at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle. We will be staying at St. Mary's where we have rooms reserved in both the old and new sections. Also, first-timers and seniors receive a discount. You may register on line at or see Tom Washer for a registration form.

Forward Day by Day. The Forward Day by Day devotional books for this quarter are available in the narthex.

Youth Chapel Musicians. If you would like to participate in our youth chapel music program, we are having an informational meeting for musicians and singers. Youth and adult volunteers are welcome. Join us in the youth room next Sunday, August 3 after the 8:30 service as we plan for our worship this Fall.

Postcard Ministry. Please stop by the postcard ministry station in the narthex to write a quick to note our homebound parishioners. Let them know that they are not forgotten and that they are in our thoughts and prayers.

Our Neighbors' Space. Please DO NOT block the driveways of our surrounding neighbors of St. Paul’s. Leave plenty of clearance on each side of their driveways for visibility when you are parallel parking. Thanks for your cooperation in this important request.

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, July 27
8:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Children's Church
9:15 am. Coffee on the Porch
11:00 am. Holy Eucharist

Monday, July 28
9:00 am. Drug Intervention
4:30 pm. Drug Intervention

Tuesday, July 29
7:00 pm. Troop 1108/Kirkham

Wednesday, July 30
7:00 am. Morning Prayer
9:00 am. Bible Study
10:30 am. Knitting/Crochet
4:45 pm. Weight Watchers

Sunday, August 3
8:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Children's Church
11:00 am. Holy Eucharist