St. Paul's Announcements for April 19, 2015

Christian Education Class
. Adult Christian Education resumes TODAY! The study is 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.

Ministry Opportunity--Newcomer Coordinator. Looking for a fun and fulfilling volunteer position? We are looking to appoint a Newcomer Coordinator for St. Paul’s. This is a non-stipendiary lay-ministry staff position. The Newcomer Coordinator will work to draw newcomers into committed parish membership.  This involves 1) contacting newcomers after their first visit, 2) insuring that newcomers receive personal invitations to appropriate church activities by church members, 3) tracking newcomers as they become integrated into our community and 4) organizing “newcomer welcome” events. This individual will be part of the church staff, having a workstation at the church and participating in all staff gatherings. This is a part-time position - 10 hours per week. If you are interested please contact Jennifer McGuire for more information.

Nashville Chamber Singers. The Nashville Chamber Singers, conducted by Angela Tipps, will present their 19th annual spring concert on Sunday, April 26, at 3:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, in Nashville. The concert is titled "First Comes Love..." and includes the Five Hebrew Love Songs of Eric Whitacre with string quartet, John Rutter's Five Childhood Lyrics, and even an arrangement of Under the Sea from "The Little Mermaid." Some of the singers' children will join the choir on two songs. There is no Murfreesboro concert this year, so make your plans to join the Chamber Singers in Nashville.

Quarterly Food Drive. Let’s see how much food we can collect and share with our Rutherford County friends and neighbors. This quarter, we are hosting a competition between some of St. Paul’s parishioner groups: ECW / Men’s Club / Parents’ Group / YAMS / Youth + Children. Please grab a red reusable grocery bag from the ushers after the upcoming services, fill it up with food, and bring it back on Sunday, May 3. Also, let the collector know which group you would like your donation to be counted for, or include a slip of paper in your bag noting the group that you want to receive the credit.

Parent’s Night Out. April 24, 6:00 pm. PNO will be a spring theme and will coincide with Bingo Night. Please sign your children up by Monday, April 20.

Graduates. If you have a graduate in your family that you would like recognized, please email Diane at with the graduate’s name, date of graduation, name of high school or college and the degree being completed. Deadline for submissions is Monday, May 4.

Frozen Casserole Sale. This wonderful, borrowed idea will help everyone’s busy schedule! In order to help offset the cost for individuals to attend the 2015 women’s retreat (all women over 18 are invited), we have decided to host a fundraiser featuring donations from anyone wanting to make a casserole/frozen dish, which can be purchased by anyone wanting to eat them. Frozen dishes can be your favorite or something you’ve been meaning to try. Must be in a giveaway container, tightly wrapped, with an index card containing the name, ingredients, chef, and baking instructions. Dishes should preferably feed 4-6. Purchase price: $15 for 1, $25 for 2. As items are added to the sign-up sheet, you also may select your choice(s) on a first come, first sold basis. Deadline to sign up to donate is Sunday, April 19. The designated delivery/pick up day is Sunday, April 26. As far as eating day…that is up to you! A sign-up sheet for donation is available in the nursery hallway. Please contact Allison Mazzara with any questions or to be added to the donation list.

Main Street Jazzfest--Volunteers Needed! May 1 and 2 held on the Downtown Public Square. Sign-up by emailing or calling 615-895-1887.

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. May 7, 7-9 pm, at the Embassy Suites. Contact Dana Williams with Greenhouse Ministries for more information. 615-494-0499, ext. 25.

Women’s Retreat. May 15-17 at St. Mary’s Sewanee. Carol Wolaver will be our main speaker. Registration forms will be available in the Narthex or at Contact Kiffin McCoy with any questions.

White Elephant Sale and Silent Auction

  • Public Sale: Saturday, June 27, 8 am-4 pm
  • Donor’s Sale: Friday, June 26, 6 pm-8 pm
  • Donation drop off Saturdays: May 6, June 6, June 13, and June 20, all 9 am-noon
  • Silent Auction Kick Off Wine & Cheese Event. Saturday, June 13, 6 pm-8 pm
  • Ways you can help: A - Donate your treasures! B - Volunteer to help with the sale.  Contact Sale Coordinator Claire Bradford or ECW president Joani Beckwith or watch for info about the website volunteer sign-up, coming soon!

Since 2011, the WES has raised thousands of dollars that have supported the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Women’s organization (all women 18 and older in the parish) and the ministries of those women. ECW is a self-sustaining organization that draws no financial support from the general funds of the parish.

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, April 19
7:15 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Children's Church
8:30 am. Youth Chapel
9:45 am. Catechesis/Christian Ed
11:00 am. Holy Eucharist

Monday, April 20
8:30 am. Alcohol/Drug
9:30 am. Archives4:00 pm. Alcohol/Drug
6:00 pm. EFM

Tuesday, April 21
7:00 pm. Troop 1108/Kirkham

Wednesday, April 22
7:00 am. Holy Eucharist
9:00 am. Bible Study
10:30 am. Knitting Group
noon. Holy Eucharist
4:30 pm. HS Journey Group
5:00 pm. Chorister Rehearsal
7:15 pm. Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, April 23
10:00 am. Prayer Meeting
5:45 pm. Cub Webelos II/Cade/ Harper
6:00 pm. Pack Meeting

Friday, April 24
3:30 pm. 1st Yr. Jrs./Reeves/Parish
3:30 pm. 3rd Yr. Cadettes/ Dierdri
5:30 pm. Kellar/Merryman Wedding Rehearsal
6:00 pm. PNO
7:30 pm.Parent Bingo

Saturday, April 18
8:00 am. Flower Guild Setup
9:00 am. Commission on Ministry
3:00 pm. Kellar/Merryman Wedding