St. Paul's Announcements for July 20, 2014

MaeDean Hillis, Susan Greenall's mother. July 16, 1931 - July 12, 2014. Please be in prayer for her and her family.

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. If St. Paul's Episcopal Church advertised for new 'members' (or volunteers) the way a business recruits new 'employees', it might read something like this: Prime position open, front-and-center, for immediate occupation. This position is heads above the competition. Don't believe their 'hype' and fancy PR, it's ALL propaganda. We are the ONLY ones currently offering a 'Meet & Greet' on the veranda! Freebies abound every Sunday from 9:15 am to 10:45 am, entertainment available before and after! If you haven't met us already, come and get a feel for the environment at St. Paul's. We would prefer to promote from within, but are very willing to train new applicants. Part-time, full-time, or seasonal positions available. Don't miss out on this great opportunity -- see the sign-up board in the main lobby. Disclaimer: The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of just about anybody!

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.

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 out 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.

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.

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.

"God & Country" Community Dinner and Concert. Benefiting the Journey Home and Doors of Hope (local charities St. Paul's supports with our outreach funds). After dinner there will be a Todd Allen Herendeen concert, featuring Ronnie Knight and the Bradley Creek Choir. This event will be held Sunday, July 20 at the First United Methodist Church. Dinner is at 5 pm and the concert begins at 7 pm. Dinner/concert $25; concert only $15. For more information please contact Marcie Richmond.

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.

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:

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 20
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 21
9:00 am. Drug Intervention
4:30 pm. Drug Intervention

Tuesday, July 22
7:00 pm. Troop 1108/Kirkham

Wednesday, July 23
7:00 am. Holy Eucharist
9:00 am. Bible Study
10:30 am. Knitting/Crochet
noon. Holy Eucharist
4:45 pm. Weight Watchers

Sunday, July 27
8:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Children's Church
11:00 am. Holy Eucharist