St. Paul's Announcements for November 29, 2015

Christian Education
. There will NOT be Christian Education at any level today.

Annual Meeting.The annual meeting will be held on December 13 at the 9:30 am service. There will ONLY be two services 7:15 and 9:30 am.

Vestry Nominees for 2016

  • Ed Arning
  • Melanie Clayton
  • Justin Davis
  • Beverly George
  • Lisa Halliburton
  • Charlotte Masek
  • Scott Telford

Ballots will be available at our Annual Meeting on December 13 with four being elected.

Advent Greenery

  • Evergreens: The Flower Guild could use your evergreen prunings to adorn the church for Advent. Donations may be brought to the Academy Street entrance to the Nursery wing any time during Thanksgiving week. Please try to have them there before Saturday morning if possible since the guild will be greening the church the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Types of greenery we are looking for would include magnolia, Leyland cypress, holly, ivy, pine, spruce, cedar, Nandina berries, and juniper.
  • Wreathe Dedications: Envelopes for dedication of evergreen wreathes for doors around the campus are in the pocket on the Flower Guild board in the Narthex. There are a couple different sizes and the amounts are already marked on the envelopes. Please place completed dedications in the box attached to the board. These dedications will appear in the bulletin the first Sunday in Advent Poinsettia Dedications.
  • Poinsettia Dedications: Poinsettia envelopes are also on the Flower Guild bulletin board in the Narthex. Please complete the envelope and place in the box attached to the board. Prices are marked on the envelopes. These dedications will appear in the Christmas Eve bulletin.

Book Signing. December 6 between the services and after the 11:00 am service. June McCash will be signing for her two latest books The Boys of Shiloh and The Thread Box. Ron Messier will be signing Jesus: One Man, Two Faiths, A Dialogue Between Christians and Muslims, expanded second edition. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to the clergy discretionary funds.

Military Package Assembly. We will be assembling packages to mail to military personnel on Saturday, December 12 from 9-10:00 am in the Wall Building. Please join us! Contact Lisa Richardson if you would like to donate items, or to add an address to our list of military loved ones deployed out of the country.

Coldest Nights. St. Paul’s will be participating in the Coldest Nights for Women program. We will provide overnight accommodations for homeless women on nights when the temperature is expected to fall below 32 degrees. If you would like additional information, please contact Lance Ikard.

Bell Ringers. St. Paul’s will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on the following dates: December 4 on the Square, 5-9 pm.; December 5 at Hobby Lobby; December 12 at Kroger on Memorial Blvd. and on the Square noon-8 pm.; December 19 Hobby Lobby; December 21 at the Kroger on Memorial. Ringers are needed 10 am-8 pm unless otherwise noted. Please contact Mary Probert to sign up.

Volunteer Opportunity for Outreach Event. The Outreach Committee has committed to serve dinner to the homeless on December 14 at Journey Homes. We are looking for volunteers to help fix the meal at St. Paul’s at 3:30 pm and another group to help take the meals. If you are interested, please contact Melissa Warren to sign up.

Thank You. I would like to thank my St. Paul’s family for supporting my 150 mile bike ride in October. With your help, this BikeMS event raised over $600,000 to help fight multiple sclerosis. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Thank you for believing in me and in this cause. My goal is to continue this ride every October until our world is free of MS. Thank you, Jason Baird.

Advent Giving Opportunity. St. Paul’s is participating in the Episcopal Relief and Development international program, Gifts for Life. Gifts for life collects donations for cows, goats, chickens and programs such as postnatal care for infants. Please consider giving to this worthy program. Donations will be collected throughout Advent between Sunday church services. For more information contact Rachel Kirk.

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.