St. Paul's Announcements for September 25,  2016

Christian Education (9:45 - 10:45 am)

  • Adult Christian Education meets in the Parish Hall. Desiring the Kingdom: Learning to Read “Secular” Liturgies
  • J2A/YAC (High School) meets in The Upper Room (St. Margaret’s.)
  • Rite 13 (7th and 8th grade) meets in CE 2-2.
  • Catechesis (age 3 through 6th grade) meets upstairs

Youth. Sunday, Tonight SNL will meet 5-7 pm. We will have dinner, fellowship and games in the Upper Room.

Youth--Save the Dates

  • October 5 -- Fall Break Movie Day
  • November 11-13 -- Fall Youth Retreat

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 Thursday, September 29, at 11:30 am in the Parish Hall.  Join in the fun! Contact Laney Golden with "accept" or "decline".  RSVP deadline is today.

Pilgrimage -- It's Not Too Late! Our faith exploration program for adults, called Pilgrimage, began last Monday evening, September 19, 2016. It continues for a total of nine consecutive Monday evenings.  Sessions are being held in the Christian Education room off the Parish Hall, beginning  at 6:30 and ending at 8:00. Child care is provided, as needed. Pilgrimage offers an environment of trust and shared ideas in small group settings.  A copy of the book "Episcopal Questions; Episcopal Answers" is being provided as reference text for some of our discussions. Registration forms are available on line, or at the Welcome Table in the Narthex. With questions, please contact Joyce Adkins.

Ken Sloan Memorial Golf Scramble. October 1 at Champions Run Golf Club, Rockvale. Registration at noon with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. Cost is $60 per player and includes appetizer and prizes after the outing. Sign up sheet in the nursery hallway. Contact Mike Becker.

PayDay Lending Advocacy. Today, September 25, 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church, East Main Street. This is an event focusing on education and advocacy pertaining to the payday lending industry. First Baptist is co-sponsoring with Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Advocacy Outreach Specialist, The Rev. Alec Miller will be speaking. He will share a video as well as offer a time of comments and questions. All are welcome!

Fall 20216 Episcopal Campus Ministry Fellowship Dinners. ECM Fall Fellowship Dinners will be October 2 and 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.

Stewardship Sunday and  125th Anniversary Kickoff.\ Let us celebrate and give thanks for the evidence of God's loving eye upon us and our church.  Sunday, October 16 will be yet another red-letter day in the life of our parish.  Together at one 10:00 am service, we will celebrate and answer our call to live generously for God and each other AND begin a year-long commemoration of our history and mission as St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Our guest preacher will be the Rev. Candice Frazer, Associate Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, Montgomery, Alabama. Following the 10:00 service, we will enjoy a delicious dinner in the Parish Hall catered by Tasty Table. Please mark your calendar for October 16 at 10:00 am and plan to attend!

Lipstick On The Purificators. Ladies, have you blotted your lipstick? If not, please do so before communion. The wax from the lipstick not only stains but is difficult to remove. Thanks for your cooperation. 

ECW Upcoming Event. October 8. ECW is sponsoring our 2nd quarterly women's breakfast on October 8 from 9 - 10 am. The best part? Childcare will be provided AFTER the breakfast for 2 MORE HOURS. This means you can attend the breakfast, then run errands, shop the Saturday Marker, or just stay and visit KID FREE! Please let us know if you will be attending and need childcare.

Annual Craft and Bake Sale. Our Annual Craft and Bake Sale will be Sunday, November 20 after all three services. We are looking forward to seeing your contribution. If you have a question contact Alice Gibson.

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.