St. Paul's Announcements for April 24, 2016

Adult Christian Education - New Classes

  • ADULTS - 8 Habits of Love Based on the book by Ed Bacon, we will discuss how we can move through fear, anger and sadness by opening our hearts to the fullness of love. The habits of love addressed are generosity, stillness, truth, candor, play, forgiveness, compassion, and community. Meets in the Adult Education Room. Taught by our seminarian Jim Teets.
  • PARENTS - Building Intimate Marriages Many married couples struggle with creating the intimacy they desire. The truth is, God has provided us with help. This class is designed to assist spouses with the understanding and skills needed to enjoy God’s design for physical and emotional closeness. Meets upstairs in the Wise Room. Taught by Fr. Polk.

Bishop's Visitation. May1. Bishop Bauerschmidt will be visiting at all services. The loose offering is designated to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund. Please be generous!

Newcomer Gathering--Today. Join us TODAY at 9:45 am in the Chapel. Meet and greet Father Colin and other parishioners! Refreshments served. Questions will be answered and answers will be questioned!

Youth Sunday Night Live. Youth Group: Please join us tonight in the Parish Hall 5-7 pm for the Rite 13 celebration and dinner.

Senior Birthday Luncheon. Senior parishioners (ages 70+), please RSVP today if you haven’t already replied to the invitation to attend the Senior Birthday Luncheon to be held this Thursday, April 28, at 11:30 am in the Parish Hall. Join in the fun! Contact Laney Golden to RSVP with “accept” or “decline”. RSVP deadline is today.

Thank You. We would like to extend a deeply felt thank you to the entire St. Paul’s family for the overwhelming attendance at our wedding on April 16. We have had the time to reflect on the support and well-wishes we received from the people we spoke with on Saturday, as well as the sentiments expressed in the mountain of cards and messages we received. We feel enormously blessed to be a part of this community. We crafted our wedding to be a faithful representation of who we are, and all we can say after Saturday is that your expressions to us with your words and presence are a faithful representation of who you all are as well. We love you all. Love, Rick Byrne and Ca’Tricia Robinson.

Graduates. If you have a graduate in your family that you would like recognized, please email Diane at with his/her name, date of graduation, name of high school or college and the degree being completed. Deadline for submissions is Mon. May 2.

Jazz Fest. May 6 and 7 on the Square in Downtown Murfreesboro! JazzFest is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year - you don’t want to miss it!! St. Paul’s has been a part of the Main Street district for over a century! The event is filled with the best in jazz music from local high school jazz bands to touring jazz greats. There’ll be plenty of yummy food choices with some familiar favorites and a few special food trucks, a fun-filled, free Kids Alley for the kiddos, and collectible JazzFest merchandise in the Market Tent. Come be a part of the excitement Downtown by volunteering a couple of hours of your time (you’ll get a cool JazzFest T-shirt for your help!). Follow this link to volunteer: http:// friday&view=standard For new updates and more information, visit https://

Condolences. Our prayers and sympathy to the families of: Nick Dieringer, upon the death of his mother, Mary Margaret Dieringer last week; and Rick Penney, upon the death of Rick’s grandfather, Victor Willis Jordan last week. Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.

Women's Hiking Club. April 30 – Wildflower tour led by Sally Palmer. Meet in parking lot near church at 8:30. Bring water. We will be hiking the 3.5 mile Flat Rock Cedar Glades and Barrens Hike Trail. This hike is rated as easy and will take 2 hours or less. For more information about the Flat Rock Cedar Glade trail, see http:// Please contact Rachel Kirk or Liz Huber if you plan to attend.

Sounds Game. St. Paul's Softball Team is once again sponsoring a night at the Nashville Sounds baseball game. There's a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall. The game is Sunday evening, June 26 at 6:30 pm. Ten tables are reserved that seat 4 people each. Price is $20 per seat. Make checks payable to St. Paul's and note Sounds Game. Contact Coach Tom to arrange payment. Your seat is guaranteed upon payment. We may be able to get additional seats if needed but we need to act quickly so sign up as soon as possible.

Parish Save the Dates

  • Bishop's Visitation and Confirmation--May 1
  • Youth Sunday--May 8
  • Summer Worship Schedule Change--May 15 (8:30 am and 11:00 am)
  • Pentecost at St Paul's--May 15, Brunch between the services (Pentecost services will NOT be in the Park)
  • Sexagenarian Concert/Birthday Party for Steve Luboniecki--May 27

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.