St. Paul's Announcements for October 4, 2015

Adult Christian Education Today
. Study topic for today: What was Babylon really like? Were there really hanging gardens? How did this period affect monotheism?

Christian Education Guest Speaker on October 11. We are excited to have Vernon Alexander on October 11 teaching a combined adult education class in the Parish Hall. Vernon is completing his PhD in Old Testament at Belmont University. His lecture is entitled “David and Goliath: The Importance of Literary and Cultural Context in the Old Testament.”

Youth Fall Break Movie and Game Day. Wednesday, October 7 (Noon-4:00 pm.) Join us for a movie, pizza, games, & snacks in the youth room. Please bring $5 for pizza and snacks.

Condolences. Our prayers and sympathy to the family of Steve Eguia upon his death this past week.

Blessing of the Animals. Today, at 4:00 pm in the church courtyard. Have your pet blessed as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi. We will gather outside for prayers and the clergy will bless your pet individually. Father Polk requests no snakes!

Men’s Club. Thursday, October 8 in the Parish Hall at 6:00 pm with dinner served at 6:30 pm. Tom Washer will be serving up a great dinner. Please bring your beverage of choice to enjoy.

Second Wednesday Supper. Wednesday, October 14, 5:00-7:00 pm. You can sign up on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or be on the lookout for an email with a link to RSVP. $6 for adults; $4 for 4 to 12 years; free for 3 years and under with a $20 maximum per family.     

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

Computer Class in October. Watch for more information about free computer classes. Saturday, October 17, from 9:00 to 11:00 am, in the adult Christian Education room will be our next session There will also be classes in November and January; dates TBD. Greg Adkins will lead these sessions, and will customize the subject matter to help the most people. Call the church office, 615-893-3780, or Greg with questions

Annual Craft and Bake Sale. Hello Everyone, I know many folks missed our Craft and Bake Sale last year. With our new Parish Hall open, we will have our Annual Craft and Bake Sale on Sunday November 22 after each of the three services. This event supports our clergies discretionary funds. Please prayerfully consider the ways you can participate: donate items for sale such as craft items, baked goods and other yummy items, art work, needlework; as well as being a customer. If we receive appropriate items, we will have a silent auction too. If you have any questions or need help getting supplies for your project, contact Alice Gibson. Thank you for your support!

Benefit Bike Rode for MS. Jason Baird is again participating in the 150 mile bicycle ride this October to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. If you are interested in supporting Jason for his efforts of this benefit please contact Jason for instructions on donating.

Pilgrimage. Pilgrimage is our faith exploration program for adults. Pilgrimage began September 21, and will run for nine consecutive Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 in the first floor classroom. The book Episcopal Questions; Episcopal Answers will be provided for each participant as a basis for some of our discussions. Registration forms are available online at, at the Welcome Table in the Narthex, and on the bulletin board in the Nursery hallway. With questions, please contact Joyce Adkins. Child care will be provided as needed. Prayerfully consider joining us for this great opportunity.

Crayon Pouches. We now have crayons and paper for our little ones to use during church services. Ask an usher for a crayon pouch and paper, and please return the pouch at the end of the service. We will also have paper in the pews for the children. We are asking that you do not allow the children to draw or color on the cards and envelopes located in the pews. Thank you!

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.