St. Paul's Announcements for April 13, 2014

Maundy Thursday
. April 17, the Maundy Thursday service will be at 6:00 pm. A condensed family Maundy Thursday service will be held at 5:00 pm in the chapel.

Good Friday Services and Luncheon Sign-up Sheet. April 18, the Good Friday services will be at noon with lunch at 11:30 am, and in the evening at 6:00 pm. A sign-up sheet has been placed in the parish hall for you to sign up to bring, soups, breads, cheese, fruit, and crackers.

Prayer Vigil. A prayer vigil will be held April 17, Maundy Thursday starting at 9:00 pm until 8:00 am Good Friday. The vigil will end with Morning Prayer on Good Friday. Please sign up on the website, The times are in hour increments. We could like to have at least three people praying in the church during each hour. 

Holy Week and Easter Services

  • Monday, April 14, 12:00 noon: First Baptist Church (lunch follows)
  • Tuesday, April 15, 12:00 noon: First Presbyterian Church (lunch follows)
  • Wednesday, April 16, Noon: Central Christian Church (lunch follows)
  • Thursday, April 17, 6:00 pm: First Baptist Church Maundy Thursday
  • Thursday, April 17, 5:00 pm: Family Maundy Thursday Service
  • Thursday, April 17, 6:00 pm: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Maundy Thursday Service
  • Thursday, April 17, 9:00 pm: Prayer Vigil ending in Morning Prayer on Good Friday
  • Friday, April 18, 12:00 noon: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Good Friday Service (lunch precedes at 11:30 am)
  • Friday, April 18, 6:00 pm St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Good Friday Evening Service
  • Saturday, April 19, 10:00 am St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Holy Saturday Service
  • Sunday, April 20th, 6:30 am Ecumenical Sunrise Service on the East Side of the Courthouse. Bring a lawn chair
  • Sunday Easter Services 7:15, 8:30, & 11:00 am at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00 am in the courtyard.

Easter Sunday Flower Dedications. Envelopes are available in the Narthex to dedicate Easter lilies. Dedications for Easter Sunday need to be turned in no later than  Monday April 14. Please put the dedications in the box on the visitors table, or the flower guild mail slot, NOT the offering plate.

Trivia Night. Trivia Night is Back! Friday, May 16 at 6:30 in the Youth Room. St. Paul's favorite fundraiser is back and better than ever! With prizes, mini games, and as always delicious food and drinks. Tickets go on sale TODAY! More info to come!

Items needed for Easter Egg Hunt. Coloring books, bubbles, wrapped candy, Easter goody bags (paper). These would be appreciated very much if you can help. Place items in the bins at church on Sunday or drop items off at the church office no later than Wednesday. Thank you!

Youth Seder. Join us in the Parish Hall on Holy Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 pm for our 2nd Annual Youth Seder. Open to youth 6th-12th grade and their families. Please RSVP at Cost: $10 ($25 family max).

Please Return White Tablecloths. We are missing several of our long white tablecloths. If anyone has some of them, please return them to the Parish Hall before Easter. Thanks!

Spring Youth Retreat. April 25-27, Dubose Conference Center, Monteagle, TN. Open to all 6th-12th graders. Our spring youth retreat promises to be a weekend of rest, refreshment, friendship, and fun! We will be discussing evil: Where does it come from and what is God doing about it? Registrations are available in the parish hall and are due Wednesday, April 16 and the trip costs $100 (scholarships available).

Senior Birthday Luncheon. Senior parishioners (ages 70+), please mark your calendars for our next Senior Birthday Luncheon, to be held Thursday, May 1 at 11:30 am. Please note that the luncheon will be held in the fellowship room located in the basement of Central Christian Church (404 East Main Street.)  Parking is available adjacent to the church. Invitations containing additional details will be mailed soon.

Women's Retreat. St. Paul's Annual Women's Retreat will be held May 2-4 at St. Mary's Sewanee. Joyce Moyer-Hostetter, author, will be our main retreat speaker. Dot Jackson will be telling her story Friday night followed by a session with Art Therapist and former Youth Minister, LeeAnn Love. New this year will be breakout sessions Saturday late afternoon. Information/registration forms available in the Narthex or at Cost for the weekend is between $100-$150 depending on your selected room type. Please contact Kiffin McCoy, retreat chair, with any questions. Go to www.stpaulsmboro/womensretreat for more information.

Catechesis Training. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training! Level III (the 9-12 year old child) - Part 1 will be led this summer by Donna Turner at Aquinas College in Nashville. Dates are July 8-12 and July 14-16, 2014. Part 2 will be held in June 2015. Aquinas College is also hosting Part 2 of Level I June 11 - June 17, 2014.

Main Street's 18th Annual JazzFest .May 2-3rd join us for JazzFesst. Free, family-oriented and fun! Volunteers are needed! To volunteer go to 

Danube River Cruise. November 2014. Information is on the back bulletin board in the Parish Hall. For more information contact Gene or Janelee Wise.

Sermons. To receive a written copy of Fr. Polk's or Fr. Colin's sermons, please contact the parish office, 893-3780.

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 and Fr. Colin.

Calendar for the Week

Sunday, April 13
7:15, 8:30 and 11:00 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. 3-4-5 Chapel
8:30 am. Youth Chapel
9:45 am. Catechesis/Christian Education

Monday, April 14
9:00 am. Drug Intervention
3:00 pm. Daisy Troop & Jr. Troop
4:30 pm. Drug Intervention
6:00 pm. Evening Prayer
6:30 pm. EfM

Tuesday, April 15
9:00 am. Prayer Meeting
1:30 pm. Staff Meeting
6:00 pm. Evening Prayer
6:00 pm. Vestry Meeting
6:30 pm. Webelos/ John O
7:00 pm Troop 1108/Kirkham

Wednesday, April 16
7:00 am. Holy Eucharist
9:00 am. Bible Study
10:30 am. Knitting/Crochet
noon. Holy Eucharist
3:00 pm. Youth Wednesday
4:30 pm. Choristers
4:45 pm. Weight Watchers
5:00 pm. Youth Chapel Rehearsal
7:15 pm. Choir rehearsal

Thursday, April 17
5:00 pm. Family Maundy Thursday Service
5:30 pm. Wolf Den I & II/Baker
6:00 pm. Maundy Thursday Service
7:00 pm. Bears/ Kerry Knox
9:00 pm. Prayer Vigil

Friday, April 18
11:30 am. Good Friday Luncheon
noon. Good Friday Service
5:30 pm. Stations of the Cross
6:00 pm. Good Friday Service

Saturday, April 19
Stewardship Commission Workshop
9:00 am. DOK
10:00 am. Holy Saturday Service
1:30 pm. Wedding Shower