St. Paul's Announcements for July 30, 2017

Assistant to the Rector for Outreach.
Liz Huber has been appointed Assistant to the Rector for Outreach by Fr. Polk with the full support of the Vestry. We look forward to working with Liz as she continues her work with the outreach ministries.

Blessing of the Backpacks - Next Sunday (August 6).  We invite all our children to bring their school backpacks next Sunday to have them blessed by Fr. Polk and Fr. Colin during the 8:30 and 11 am services.  In addition, we will be blessing the backpacks collected through our outreach ministry (see below.)

Outreach Ministry: School Suppplies/Backpacks/Uniforms.  As part of our continuing outreach, we will be helping the students that we have supported in the past from Franklin Heights. We have been blessed to be part of these children’s lives for many years. Their needs include school supplies, backpacks and uniforms. There are specific children you can choose from if you want to provide all their needs. Their need cards are posted in the Parish Hall. Or you can provide some of the items needed such as Crayola Crayons, Crayola Markers, Crayola colored pencils, glue sticks, and composition books. Please leave items in the box located in the Parish Hall by next Sunday, August 6.  Thank you for your generosity! If you have any questions, please contact Ca'Tricia Robinson.

Summer Sunday Breakfast. Breakfast is served at 9:45 am. Volunteers to help with clean up will be welcome!

St. Paul’s Ministry Outreach and Activity Fair. Sunday, August 27, 2017:  As part of our 125th Anniversary Celebration, the Outreach Committee is planning a fair to celebrate and promote our different ministries and activities.  This will be an opportunity for everyone in the parish to learn more about the many opportunities for service and community.

Congratulations to the O’reilly Family. We congratulate Phillip and Mary Armour O’Reilly on the birth of their son, William Bernard O’Reilly, on Wednesday, July 26.

Save the Date   --  Club 3-4-5. Sunday, August 6, 4-6 pm at the Breckenridge Pool

Save the Date. ECW Annual Fundraiser Dinner Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Join us for Dinner, Wine, and Dessert as well as Silent and Live Auctions (Donations being accepted for both auctions. Contact Childcare will be provided The proceed will go to support the ministries of the women of St. Paul’s. PLEASE RSVP by July 26. Signup using the link in this week’s eBlast.

71st Annual Layman’s Conference of the Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee. The 71st Annual Layman’s Conference of the Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee will take place on August 18-20, 2017 at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle. We have rooms reserved at St. Mary’s. Single rate is $55. Please call or text Chuck Wright regarding your need for a room and let him know if you need a single or double accommodation. For more information and to register, please go to the Episcopal Church website at or contact Chuck at the number above. Registrations after July 1, 2017 will result in an increased registration fee.

Save the Date -- Saturday August 26  --  All Ages. Picnic Party and Sunday School Kick-Off  --  Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Soft Drinks.  Provided -- Bring Side or Dessert to Share  --  Bring Your Favorite Beverage and a Chair  --  Games and Fun for All  --  August 26th, 5-7 pm at St. Paul’s.

St. Paul’s Titan’s Game Day. Titan’s vs. Seattle, September 24 at 3:05 pm. Price is $55.00. RSVP Deadline is August 20. Please see or email Fr. Polk at 

Insight Counseling Centers 2017 Luncheon and Auction. The annual Luncheon, Live Auction and "Happiness Wall" will be Tuesday, August 22. Doors open at 10:30 with luncheon beginning at 11:30 at the First United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 265 West Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro. Our "Happiness Wall" of gift cards continues with the theme of our spring educational campaign with the Mood Wall. The Insight Counseling Centers provides counseling services for individuals, couples and families. Proceeds of the luncheon, live auction and "happiness wall" will help provide financial assistance to those seeking counseling services who are otherwise unable to afford quality care. Tickets for lunch are $20 per person or a table for 8 may be purchased for $160. For additional information contact: Jennifer McGuire, advisory council chair.

Prayer Requests. Moving forward for the Parish Prayer list if you would like to add someone on the list for an illness please provide us with their full name, and mailing address so that we can send a card to let them know they are in our prayers.  Please email Kathy/Alice at

Need a Notary? Sharon Teets, Parish Administrator, is a notary public. You are welcome to stop by for notary services compliments of St. Paul’s.

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.