St. Paul's Announcements for October 23,  2016

Newcomers' Gathering Today.
Join us in the Chapel at 9:45 am. Refreshments will be served. Questions will be answered, and answers will be questioned! We look forward to seeing you.

Ultreya. Today at 5 pm. Ultreya will meet in the Parish Hall. Pot Luck – bring something to share. We will be working on placemats, bags and individual Palanca for the upcoming Cursillo weekend. Everyone in the church is welcome and encouraged to attend and enjoy the fellowship.

Parent' 'Halloween Party. Friday, October 28 (6 - 9:30 pm). Join us as we celebrate our 8th annual Halloween Parents Party and Costume Contest!  Don't want to dress up?  Come as you are!  At the home of Greg & Anna Stewart, (712 N Church Street).  Please bring a dish to share. Same night as Parents Night Out. E-mail by Monday at 4 pm to sign up for Parents Night Out.

Angel Tree. The St. Paul's Angel Tree will be set up in the Parish Hall beginning next Sunday, October 30 through November 20. Suggested spending is $75-$100 per angel and you will be provided with sizing and gift suggestions. If you are interested in volunteering your time or talent to aid this ministry, please contact DeAnna Bartsch.

Cookin’ to Build. "Cookin' to Build" is a fundraiser to benefit Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity. The event is Saturday, November 5 on the Public Square in Murfreesboro from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. For $20 you will dine on all-you-can-eat soups and stews from over 35 cook teams plus bread, drink, dessert & souvenir stoneware bowl. Live music by Robert Eskew. Gates open at 10:30 with pre-pay tickets available at The Pottery Place.

Coldest Nights. Coldest Nights for Women is a drop-in emergency shelter program for homeless women that provides warm food, a warm place to sleep and warm fellowship for temperatures 30 degrees or lower. We are proud to host our second season of this ministry at St. Paul's! There are several ways we would love your help. You may volunteer your time to tuck our friends in for the night (2 hour shifts) or grab a snowflake, or two, from our wish list in the Parish Hall. Please return items to the plastic box marked Coldest Nights in the Parish Hall by November 20. To sign up to volunteer for shifts, email Amy Burns, Coordinator for Coldest Nights.

Annual Craft and Bake Sale. Sunday, November 20 after all three services. We are looking forward to seeing your contribution. All contributions go to our priests' discretionary funds. If you have a question contact Alice Gibson.

Noah's Pudding--Note Date Correction. Sunday, November 20 after the 11 am service. St. Paul’s will host our Turkish friends from the Atlantic Institute of Tennessee who will bring their Noah’s Pudding to us. The program will be about 30-40 min. long. Please RSVP on the sign up in the Parish Hall or go to or leave a message for Ron Messier for an estimate of how much Noah’s Pudding to bring.

Death Row Orientation Meeting. October 29, 9:00-noon. For those interested in attending a VODR orientation meeting at the prison, please contact Ronny Clemmons for details. You must respond by October 22 so the state can clear for you to visit.

Fall 2016 Campus Ministry. ECM Fall Fellowship Dinner will be November 13. We will gather at 5:00 pm and start dinner at 5:30 pm at the home of Kris McCusker. All Episcopal college students in Rutherford County are welcome. Please RSVP to Tanya Garrett. We are also seeking volunteers to make food. If interested in making food, please contact Kris McCusker.

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, 615-893-3780.