St. Paul's Announcements for June 25, 2017

St Paul’s Legacy: Past, Present, Future
. TODAY - Join us in the Adult Christian Education rooms between services to discuss some exciting initiatives for this fall.

Summer Breakfast Today. Please join us for Sunday breakfast in the Parish Hall 9:30-10:30 am. Costs: $5 per person or $20 family maximum and N/C for children 3 and under. NEEDED: Volunteers please sign up on the church website.

Newcomers Gathering--June25. Please join us June 25 for our Newcomers Gathering in the Chapel  at 9:45 am. Come for an informal meet and greet! Clergy and other members will be there to welcome you and answer any questions you might have. Refreshments will be served.

Youth Visit to the Bishop’s Office. Bishop John Bauerschmidt has graciously agreed to meet with the St. Paul’s Youth at his office at Diocesan House. He will give us a tour of the Diocese office, conduct a Holy Eucharist with us and hold a round-table discussion on any topics the youth would like to bring up. This will take place from 10 am-noon on June 28, so we will gather at St. Paul’s to depart at 9 am. We will have lunch and game time at Dave & Buster’s at Opry Mills. Please bring $20 to cover cost of lunch and games. We will return to St. Paul’s around 4 pm. Please sign up by SignUp Genius (which you should have already received) by June 25.

Patriotic Organ Recital/Hymn Sing. Sunday, July 2,  4:00 pm  Pat Parris, First Baptist; Valerie Rains, First Presbyterian; Angela Tipps, St. Paul's Episcopal. Join us as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Letourneau Organ and the 125th anniversary of St. Paul’s. After the recital/hymn sing, we will gather in the Parish Hall for an ice cream social.

Snack Drive for Refugee Children in Murfreesboro. We were asked to assist 15 refugee families living in Murfreesboro. Summer camp is being held for about 100 children. We provide their snack on Thursday. Please bring home made or store bought snacks on Sunday to the Parish Hall. Thank you!!

Youth Save the Dates for Summer

  • June 25--“Get Psyched” gathering for visit with Bishop (9:45-10:45 am)
  • June 28--Visit with the Bishop at Diocese House, Nashville (9 am - 3 pm)
  • July 10-14--Mission Murfreesboro
  • July 14--Spiderman Movie at Regal IMAX Theater, Nashville
  • August 16--Visit to Tennessee State Museum
  • August 26--Kickoff Picnic
  • August 27--The Escape Game (5-7 pm)

ECW Events

  • Our Journey Workshop #2 of 3 for 2017 - Saturday, July 8, 2017; 10am-2pm All are invited to attend this workshop (not just for women). For more information and to RSVP, use the link in this weeks eBlast.
  • Annual Fundraiser Dinner - Saturday, August 12, 2017. Donations welcome for Silent and Live Auctions, contact

Doors of Hope. The Doors of Hope needs your help! Currently the number of clients being served, in particular those just released from incarceration, is higher than usual. They currently need gift cards to Wal-Mart, in any amount you choose, so they can assist these ladies with personal items as they get started in their new lives. If you would like to help, please contact Marcie Richmond. Thank you so much!

71st Annual Layman’s Conference of the Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee. The 71st Annual Layman’s Conference of the Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee will take place on Aug. 18-20, 2017 at DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle. Information regarding available rooms for St. Paul’s men will be forthcoming. For more information and to register, please go to the Episcopal Churchmen website at or contact Chuck Wright.

Doors of Hope - Bake Sale. Support Doors of Hope by purchasing a homemade dessert prepared by Red Door Catering for your Fourth of July gathering! Saturday, July 1, 9 am - 2 pm at Doors of Hope, 428 E. Bell Street.

Friday Night Live. July 7, on the historic public Square. Bring your lawn chair and dancin’ shoes. Sit back and relax from 6:30-9:30 pm and enjoy the music of ENTICE.

Habitat for Humanity Things have changed dramatically this week for Anika Taylor and her new house to be built on Carver Street. As a result, her house has been put on hold. The panels we built were moved this week to storage. We will still work on July 15 and 22 to help build a house for Deborah Russell at 503 S. Highland Avenue.

 Journey Home Volunteers Needed. Journey Home is looking for volunteers to help with serving lunch and bread delivery. If you can help, contact Liz Huber.  

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.