St. Paul's Announcements for February 7, 2016
Baptismal Candidate for Today. Kindrick Grace Hopkins will be baptized at the
8:30 am service.
Condolences.Our prayers and sympathy to Melinda Haines and family
upon the death of Hank Haines this past week.
Adult Christian Education Today
- “Let there be Light” … on Genesis. Join us for another study
today. Led by Dr.
David Rowe. Meets in the CE 1-3 rooms.
- Parent's Group Christian Education. Join us for another study today. Led by Fr. Colin. Meets upstairs in the Wise Room.
Ladies Night Out. Thursday, February 11, stop by anytime between 6-9
pm for a very casual evening of fellowship at 730 E. Burton Street behind
Central Magnet School, between the old hospital property and MTSU/Campus School.
Men's Club. February 11 at 6:00 pm. Join the men in the Parish Hall
for a quail and wild turkey dinner. Our chef will be Robert McConnell. Sign up on
the web page www.stpaulsmboro.org or email
Men's Retreat. February 19-20 at St. Mary’s Retreat Center in
Sewanee. Ends Saturday at 4:00 pm. Our movie will be Saint Ralph. Cost
$99 ($129 for a single room). Includes lodging and 3 meals. Sign up online
(http://stpaulsmboro.org/mens-retreat) or call Don Clayton.
Episcopal Campus Ministry Fellowship Dinner. Our faculty advisor
Kris McCusker will be hosting a fellowship dinner at her home in Murfreesboro on
Sunday, February 21. We will gather at 5:00 pm and start dinner at 5:30 pm. All
Episcopal college students in Rutherford County are welcome. Please RSVP to
Tanya Garrett. We are also seeking volunteers to make food. If interested,
please contact Kris McCusker.
Open House for Prospective Families. February 11, 6-7:30 pm, Bambini
Village Montessori, 1140 Cason Lane. For more information contact Susan Gaither.
Journey Home Dinners. St Paul's will be feeding the homeless at
Journey Homes on the 2nd Sunday of each month, beginning in March. A total of 10
volunteers will be needed each month. The committee encourages the different
organizations (Parent's group, Scouts, Men's club etc.) as well as individuals
within St Paul's to become a part of this very important and needed ministry.
Please contact Melissa Warren for more information on how you or your
organization can get involved.
Pilgrimage 2016 and Sponsors. Our faith exploration program for adults,
called Pilgrimage, began Monday evening, January 25, 2016. It will continue for
a total of nine consecutive Monday evenings. Sessions will be held in the Christian
Education room off the Parish Hall, beginning at 6:30 and ending at 8:00 pm. Child
care is provided, as needed. Pilgrimage offers an environment of trust and shared
ideas in small group settings. Among our topics this session: exploring ministries,
Baptism and Confirmation, the work of the vestry, a history of St. Paul’s and true
belonging. Our Bishop will lead one of the sessions. Registration forms are available
online, or at the Welcome Table in the Narthex. Please contact Joyce Adkins. For
those who have attended Pilgrimage in the past or who have been sponsors, please
prayerfully consider being a sponsor in the session to begin later this month. Please
fill out the form online or pick up a form (green paper) at the Welcome Table.
SNL Youth Game Night. Sunday Night Live 5-7 pm. Will NOT meet
Youth Retreat -- Building Disciples. March 4 - 6. The youth of St. Paul’s
will journey to The Mountain for a weekend escape that will allow us to focus our
bodies, minds and souls on worship, study and reflection that will bring us to an
understanding of how we can become the disciples we were called to be and grow the
Kingdom. Along the way we’ll have some fun, relaxation and community-building as
well. Please prayerfully consider having your child join us for the Spring Retreat.
Contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The deadline is
Monday, February 8.
Church Event -- MTSU Basketball. February 27 at 5:00 pm. Men’s basket
ball game. MTSU vs. Marshall. Join us as we support the Blue Raiders as a church
family! Ticket prices: $6 We will participate in the pre-game high-five tunnel to
greet the players as they come onto the floor.
Lent. The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time of
preparation as we remember our need for forgiveness through Jesus’ sacrifice on
the Cross. Lasting 40 days, Lent reminds us of Noah’s waiting during 40 days of
rain, Israel’s preparation during 40 years in the desert, and Jesus’ testing during
40 days in the wilderness. The color purple is used during Lent to represent penitence.
The last week of Lent is Holy Week. During this week we reenact, relive, and participate
in the passion of Jesus. The week begins on Palm Sunday and ends with the first
alleluia of Easter on Easter morning.
Children's Mardi Gras Celebration. Saturday, February 6 (2 pm) One last
time to celebrate before the season of Lent! Join us for dinner, crafts, fun and
fellowship. Our big craft will be making Mardi Gras masks. We’ll use our masks for
a church parade at the 8:30 am service the following morning.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Tuesday, February 9 (5-7 pm) Throughout
the Christian world, Shrove Tuesday is a day of feasting in preparation for the
40 days of fasting in Lent. Please join us for a feast of pancakes and benefit our
growing youth program. $6 - 13 and older, $4 - 4-12, FREE - 3 and under; $20 family
Ash Wednesday Services. Wednesday, February 10 (7 am, noon, and 6 pm)
Children's Ash Wednesday Service (5 pm) in the Chapel.
Lent Soup Suppers. I Have Heard the Cries of My People, Lent: the New
Exodus. Wednesday Nights in Lent (5:30 - 7 pm). Starts Wednesday, February 17. Vernon
Alexander will be returning to St. Paul’s to lead our Lenten study. Inviting us
to walk through the pages of the Old Testament Book of Exodus, Vernon will help
us see the parallels between the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and the journey
of Christ to the cross for us.
Stations of the Cross. Beginning February 12. Every Friday during
Lent at 6 pm in the Nave.
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
Sermons. To receive a written copy of Fr. Polk's or Fr. Colin's sermons,
please contact the parish office, 893-3780.