St. Paul's Announcements for July 3, 2016

Office Closed.
The parish office will be closed Monday, July 4 to observe Independence Day.

Wednesday Service. This week there will NOT be a Wednesday morning service on July 6.

Service Schedules for Summer. The summer worship schedule: the 8:30 and 11:00 am service will run through September 4, and will revert back to the fall schedule on September 11 (7:15, 8:30 and 11:00 am). Summer Breakfast begins June 5, 9:30-10:45 am. All Christian Education will resume on September 11.

Summer Breakfast. NO BREAKFAST TODAY!! Join us in the Parish Hall 9:15-10:30 am in the Parish Hall. 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.

Quarterly Women's Breakfast. ECW is sponsoring a women’s breakfast on July 9 from 9 am -10 am. The best part? Childcare will be provided AFTER the breakfast for 2 MORE HOURS. This means you can attend the breakfast, then run errands, shop, or just stay and visit KID FREE! Please let us know if you will be attending and need childcare (how many, what ages) by emailing You are encouraged to send in any special requests for childcare by July 1 to ensure that this is a good experience for your children as well.

Ladies' Night Out. Join us for Ladies’ Night Out, July 14 at 6:00 pm at the home of Libby Willis. Bring a beverage/snack of your choice to share. Please contact Libby if you have questions.

Special Men's Club -- July 14. Due to the Polish Heritage meal planned it is important that you sign up in advance. Steve Luboniecki will be making a special trip up north for some of the best Polish sausage in the country. If you don't sign up and we run out of food, there is no chance to repeat the trip. Also, if you wish to order some sausage for yourself, see or email Steve.

Coffee Mugs. Please return all St. Paul's coffee mugs that you may have borrowed from the Parish Hall. Thank you!

Ministry Formation Groups. You can still join a focused Ministry Formation Group: Richard and Carol Detmer are wishing to facilitate a group of people who have completed, or have attended and are not currently participating in, Education for Ministry. If you would like to explore the nature of ministry in this focused group please email David Rowe and include "EFM" in your message. Also, Kathleen Herzog wishes to facilitate a group of people who are caregivers--to parents, children, or other family members. Again, if you wish to explore the nature of this particular ministry in the light of scripture and your own experience please email me and include "Care Givers" in your message. We need to hear from you before July 1.

Second Class for EfM Opportunity. St. Paul's EfM leadership is considering opening a second EfM class if there are enough interested participants. This class would meet from 9:30 am until noon on Wednesday mornings during the school year. Information about the EfM program can be obtained at the following web-site: If you are interested in participating or have questions please contact Nancy Carter, Ron Messier, Bill Whitesell or Carl Schneider. Just a reminder that any EfM graduate may enroll in any year of the EfM program at the beginning of a year study.

Celebration of St. Paul's 125th Anniversary. October 16, 2017 will mark the 125th anniversary of the first service of the church that was to become St. Paul’s. Eight communicants gathered to read the Office of Morning Prayer in the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street. Think of the ministries of love, praise and witness that have occurred through the years as a result of that gathering! Think of the saints and Godly acts that have inspired and bolstered us here now to continue these ministries in the world! Beginning this Fall we will spend a year looking back with gratitude on our history as a parish. Watch for further information about this celebration in the coming weeks.

70th Annual Laymen’s Conference, Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee. The 70th Annual Laymen’s Conference is August 19 -21, 2016 at the Dubose Center in Monteagle. See the posters in the Parish Hall or on the Episcopal Churchmen’s web site, for details. Registration can also be completed at this web site or you can mail it in. There is a discount rate for first time attendees, early registrants, and seniors (65 and older). Information regarding accommodations will be provided soon. For additional information, please contact Chuck Wright or Tom Washer.

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.