St. Paul's Announcements for March 22, 2015

March 25 Lenten Speaker
. This week we will hear from Scott Foster representing The Journey Home, which is a nondenominational Christian charity that provides breakfast and lunch, showers and laundry facilities to help maintain personal hygiene, and food boxes filled with a week’s worth of essentials, all at no cost for those in need.

New Christian Education Classes. The new class is titled The Five Marks of Mission. All ministry has a unique context. And it is our hope that this series can help us reflect and direct the unique ministry of St. Paul’s. Classes began on March 8 and are pausing until after Easter, so please join us on April 12 to resume this study.

Book Signing with Kristi Hay. TODAY, March 22, Kristi Hay will be signing copies of her new book Our World Turned Upside-Down: Life After the Death of a Child after all three services. There will be a reception for Kristi after the 11:00 am service. The books will be on sale for $15; part of the proceeds will be donated to the Rector's discretionary fund.

New Parish Hall Walk-Through. TODAY, March 22, during the Christian Ed hour (9:45 - 11:00). Now that the dry wall is up, come walk through the new Parish Hall, and see how beautiful it is. Building committee members will be there to explain which room is which and help you envision what the final building will look like. The youth and children will still have Christian Education/Catechesis, even though Christian Education has been cancelled for the adults due to the tour of the new Parish Hall.

MTSU Music Concert. Today, March 22, at 3:00 pm, Steve and Sudi Luboniecki will sing with the Middle Tennessee Choral Society on a "Bach and Friends" program. Angela Tipps will be playing an organ concerto by Francis Poulenc, a very exciting and not often heard work.

Notes from Angela. We welcome Marjorie Proctor as our organist this morning, while Angela Tipps prepares to play an organ concerto at MTSU this afternoon. Rachel Anderson conducts the St. Paul's Choristers, who are singing AND signing at the 11:00 service. Many thanks to George Carlson for teaching the choristers some sign language.

Dates to Remember for Lent through Easter

  • Wednesdays, through March 25 - Lenten Series Program meets in the Nave at 6:00 pm. (NO Lenten Soup Suppers due to the construction phase.)
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through March 31 - Evening Prayer at 6:00 pm
  • Friday through April 3 - Stations of the Cross at 6:00 pm
  • Palm Sunday, March 29
  • Maundy Thursday, April 2, service at 6:00pm
  • Holy Week March 30- April 4
  • Good Friday, April 3, service at noon and 6:00pm (NO Lunch)

Easter Lilies. Envelopes are available in the Narthex if you wish to honor or memorialize someone with an Easter lily. Please fill out the envelope, enclose a check, and place in the offering plate. Please contact Sudi Luboniecki if you have questions.

Women's Hiking Club. March 28 - Meet in parking lot near church at 8:30. Bring lunch and water. We will be hiking the 2 1/2 mile Harpeth Woods Trail at Edwin Warner Park. Please contact Rachel Kirk or Liz Huber if you plan to attend.

Men's Softball. St. Paul's Men's Softball practices have begun. They are every Thursday, at 9 pm at Old Fort park. The season begins the week of April13 and continue thru the first week of June. We encourage all interested men, 18 years and older, to sign up. This is also an outreach program so if you know someone who would like to join our team have them call or text Tom Washer. A signup sheet is in the hall opposite the nursery.

Ministry Formation  Group. Sign Up for a Ministry Formation Group. Take a minute today to register for a Ministry Formation Group. They meet once a month, the work is easy, the exploration is exciting, and the fellowship is rewarding. Simply email David Rowe to get started. That's all there is to it. A facilitator will contact you early in April to set up the first meeting.

Easter Candy Needed. We are in need of individually wrapped candy for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Donations can be placed in the bin in the Narthex or dropped off at the church office no later than Thursday, April 2.

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, March 22
7:15 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Children's Church & Youth Chapel
9:30 am. Hay Book Signing
9:45 am. Catechesis
11:00 am. Holy Eucharist

Monday, March 23
8:30 am. Alcohol/Drug
9:30 am. Archives
1:00 pm. Organ Rehearsal
4:00 pm. Alcohol/Drug
6:00 pm. EFM
6:00 pm. Evening Prayer
6:30 pm. Pilgrimage

Tuesday, March 24
6:00 pm. Evening Prayer
7:00 pm. Troop 1108/Kirkham

Wednesday, March 25
7:00 am. Holy Eucharist
9:00 am. Bible Study
10:30 am. Knitting Group
noon. Holy Eucharist
3:30 pm. Youth Community
5:00 pm. Chorister Rehearsal
6:00 pm. Lenten Series Program
7:15 pm. Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, March 26
8:00 am. Building Committee
5:45 pm. Cub Webelos II/ Cade/Harper
6:00 pm. Evening Prayer
6:00 pm Pack Meeting

Friday, March 27
3:30 pm. 3rd Yr. Cadettes/Matteson
6:00 pm. Stations of the Cross

Saturday, March 28
8:00 am. Flower Guild Set-up
10:00 am Cursillo Committee