St. Paul's Announcements for March 9, 2014
Additional Worship Opportunities During Lent. Evening Prayer
began March 6 and meet at 6:00 pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Stations
of the Cross began March 7 and is every Friday at 6:00 pm. All services will be
in the Nave.
Christian Education. Join us for a new series of Adult Christian
Education classes that began last week.
True Vine Class. The children of St. Paul's 2014 True Vine Class
invite you to join them Sunday afternoon, March 9 at 2 pm as they celebrate
their True Vine Eucharist Service. The children will retreat to Dubose this
weekend to prepare for the Rite of Reconciliation with Fr. Polk and plan the
service for Sunday. Please join us!
Supporting Faithful Relationships with Elders.On Saturday, March 22,
ECW is sponsoring a seminar, "Supporting Faithful Relationships with Elders."
This event will include representatives of community agencies serving seniors
who will offer information and materials. There will be presentations by
parishioners offering practical ideas to build connections with elders, and to
prepare for helping elders through transitions. We will also explore ways to
support the caregivers of elders. Some agencies are sponsoring a continental
breakfast and lunch so it will be necessary to reserve a spot. There is a signup
sheet in the fellowship hall and online signup will be available soon. For more
information, call Patricia Petty.
St. Paul's Food Ministry. When injury, hospitalization, childbirth or crises
throw our normal routines out of sync, all of us can use a helping hand, and
that is where St. Paul's Food Ministry can help.St. Paul's Food Ministry
volunteers are deeply committed to reaching out to our fellow parishioners with
prayer, support, and of course, the gift of a lovingly prepared meal.You do not
have to be a gourmet chef to be a part of this wonderfully vital ministry. To
volunteer, please call or e-mail Kathleen Herzog. We need you.
Food Drive Update. St. Paul's donated 1,257 items to the Rutherford
County food bank during our 2014 first quarter food drive! Thank you to all for
your generosity! The next food drive will be on May 4.
Men's Softball. Men's Softball signup in the Parish hall. Practices
begin the week of March 17 and continue once a week for three weeks. Games begin
the week of April 7 and continue through mid-June. St. Paul's won the Division
Championship last year and we want to defend it this year with another fun
season. All men 16 years and over are eligible.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Update. Thanks to everyone who came
out to our youth ministry’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Our youth did a
splendid job cooking 20 pounds of bacon and over 400 pancakes all while raising
$500 for our Youth Trip Scholarship Fund. We felt the love Tuesday night and
Catechesis Training. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training! Level
III (the 9-12 year old child) - Part 1 will be led this summer by Donna Turner
at Aquinas College in Nashville. Dates are July 8-12 and July 14-16, 2014. Part
2 will be held in June 2015. Aquinas College is also hosting Part 2 of Level I
June 11 - June 17, 2014.
Card Ministry. On the first Sunday of each month, you may be
approached to write a note to one of our members who is no longer able to attend
services or a long time member of the parish who is homebound, but no longer
lives in the area. If you are willing to do so, please write a few lines on the
card (they will be pre-addressed and stamped) and either drop them in the mail
or in the offering plate. There are a few guidelines. You do NOT need to know
the person. Simply say that you are thinking of them and holding them in your
prayers. Please DO NOT say "I hope you get well soon." These are generally older
folks in poor health who may not be getting well. It's acceptable not to
participate in this ministry. If you have any questions, call the parish office.
Scheduling Events/Church Calendar. As the building construction
phase time nears, space will be very limited. If you or your ministry wish to
use space on the church campus it is imperative that you call the parish office
(615-893-3780) for scheduling or email
Prayer List. The prayer list on the back of this announcement page
has been refreshed for the month of March. If your request has been removed and
needs to remain on the list please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Justice Pilgrimage Registrations. Registration continues!
This year’s Youth Trip of Mission and Spiritual Formation will be a pilgrimage
to Washington D.C. During this trip our youth will explore social justice,
advocacy, and the Episcopal church. We will visit the Supreme Court, the
National Cathedral, political advocacy organizations, and more! There are ten
spots available to all rising 9th graders through graduated seniors (first come,
first serve). Registration continues through today, March 9.
You can pick up a registration at the Youth and Children board in the parish
hall or at www.stpaulsmboro.com/dctrip.
Danube River Cruise. November 2014. Information is on the back
bulletin board in the Parish Hall. For more information contact Gene or Janelee
Weight Watchers. We are currently in a 13 weeks series and would
love to have you join us. Stop by anytime; your payment will be prorated for the
remaining weeks. We meet in the Wall Building every Wednesday at 5 pm. Contact Libby Willis for more information.
Sermons. To receive a written copy of Fr. Polk's or Fr. Colin's sermons,
please contact the parish office, 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 and
Calendar for the Week
Sunday, March 9
7:15, 8:30 and 11:00 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Youth Chapel
9:45 am. Catechesis/Christian Education
1:00 pm. True Vine
Monday, March 10
9:00 am. Drug Intervention
3:30 pm. Daisy & Jr. Troop
4:30 pm. Drug Intervention
6:00 pm. Evening Prayer
6:30 pm. EfM
6:30 pm. Pilgrimage
Tuesday, March 11
9:00 am. Prayer Meeting
6:00 pm. Evening Prayer
6:30 pm. Webelos/ John O
7:00 pm Troop 1108/Kirkham
Wednesday, March 12
7:00 am. Holy Eucharist
9:00 am. Bible Study
10:30 am. Knitting/Crochet
noon. Holy Eucharist
3:00 pm. Youth Wednesday
4:30 pm. Choristers
4:45 pm. Weight Watchers
5:00 pm. Youth Chapel Rehearsal
5:30 pm. Lenten Soup Supper
5:45 pm. True Vine
7:15 pm. Choir rehearsal
Thursday, March 13
5:00 pm. Habitat Visitors
5:30 pm. Webelos I/Jason Harper
6:00 pm. Evening Prayer
6:30 pm. Building Committee
Friday, March 14
6:00 pm. Stations of the Cross
Saturday, March 15
8:00 am. Catechesis Training
9:00 am. Servant Community Reunion Training