St. Paul's Announcements for July 26, 2015

Sunday Breakfast Returns
. Please join us each Sunday for breakfast 9:15-10:45 am. Costs are: $5 a plate or $20 family maximum. No charge for children 3 and under.

A Matter of Security. As a matter of security, we request that all backpacks be left in the Narthex under the pews by the baptismal font during services. This applies to backpacks only. They will not be searched or disturbed in any way. The ushers will keep an eye on them until they are retrieved.

Training Session for New Kitchen. Training session for using the appliances in the new kitchen are set! You may still sign up. Please call Kathy Warlick or email her at  in the church office and with your name so we can plan accordingly. There is also a sign-up sheet in the nursery hallway. The training dates are Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 pm and Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 pm.

Community Open House. We will host an open house for the community and neighboring churches on Sunday, August 2 beginning at 12:30 pm.

New Church Keys. If you need a key to the church, please contact the parish office. Please do not have copies made of the church keys. We are aware that some of the keys do not function properly on some doors and that issue is being addressed. If you have an “A” key that is not working some of the entry doors please do not throw away. When the new keys come in you may return your non-working key to the office for a new one. St. Paul’s gets credit back for the non-working ones. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding .

Name Tags. If you currently have name tag we are asking you to please wear it. We have so many new folks and this will help us to get to know each other. If you do not have a name tag and would like one please contact the Parish Office at 615-893-3780.

Franklin Heights School Supplies. As part of our continuing outreach to the Franklin Heights Community, we are collecting school supplies for the children. This outreach project will directly impact these disadvantaged children. Look in the Parish Hall for the board which lists the needs of these children. Please take a card, fulfill the listed needs and return it to the church by Sunday, August 3. Thank you for your generosity! For more information contact Ca'Tricia Robinson.

Book Signing. Please join us at The Write Impression on Thursday, July 30 from 2:00-5:00 pm for a book signing of Murray Dunlap's new book, Fires and Other Stories. Murray is the survivor of a horrific car wreck and has had an incredible journey. Murray is engaged to Mary Balfour Van Zandt, the daughter of Mary Jo and Polk Van Zandt.

Mission Murfreesboro. We had a great week participating in Mission Murfreesboro, and learning how to “Live Abundantly” in the kingdom of God. A special thanks to all our volunteers and those who helped with the meals. Make sure if you see one of our youth to ask them about their experience.

A Prayer for Discerning the Care of Our Youth. Gracious Father, we praise you for entrusting us with the lives of children and for calling us to faithful stewardship of young persons in this parish. Open our hearts and minds, we pray, to see clearly the path you would have us walk that our youth may come to know you and to see themselves as your beloved sons and daughters. Instill in the parish a heart for this ministry that workers may come forward to labor in it, and fill us with confidence to enter into the work and your grace to accomplish it. We ask this through your own Son, our Savior, Jesus. Amen.

Acolyte Training. Training is scheduled for August 9 at 4:00 pm. After the training we will have pizza and fellowship. Please contact Diane Baker with any questions at

Laymen's Conference. August 14-16. This year's theme is the power of stories and we have lined up three great story tellers as our speakers; an author, a physician and an outdoorsman. More details are posted on the bulletin board in the nursery hallway. Please register on line at Conference costs are: returning ttendee $150 ($140 if you register before July 1st); new attendee $135, and a senior discount (65+) of $10. We have reserved a block of rooms at St Mary's for both nights. Room rates are: single - $55/night double - $37.50 each/night. For the rooms make your check out to St. Paul's and note "Laymens Conference". If you have questions contact Tom Washer.

Save the Date--St. Paul’s Annual Golf Tournament. We are pleased to announce the 16th Annual St. Paul’s Ken Sloan Memorial Golf tournament to be held Saturday, September 12 at Champions Run Golf Course. Shotgun start at 1:30 pm. More information to come later.

Can You Guess? What do The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame de Paris, the Arc de Triomphe, Normandy Beach, Rouen and Honfluer have in common? Yes, they are all in France, but best of all they are all places on the Itinerary of the Tour with the Wises to Paris and a Cruise on the Seine River to Normandy. Please consider joining the tour scheduled for October 21-29, 2015. Brochures are located on the bulletin board in the hallway across from the Nursery. Questions? Please contact Fr. Gene or Janelee.

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.

Calendar for the Week

Sunday, July 26
8:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Children's Church
9:15 am. Sunday Breakfast
10:00 am. Summer Choir Practice
11:00 am. Holy Eucharist

Monday, July 27
8:30 am. Tony Rice Rehab
9:30 am. Archives
4:00 pm. Tony Rice Rehab
4:00 pm. Piano Tuning
6:00 pm. Legacy Society Meeting
7:00 pm. Ministry Formation

Tuesday, July 28
4:15 pm. Tutor Group
6:30 pm. Kitchen Training Class
7:00 pm. Troop 1108/Kirkham

Wednesday, July 29
6:30 am. Cursillo Reunion Group
7:00 am. Holy Eucharist
9:00 am. Bible Study
10:30 am. Knitting Group
noon. Holy Eucharist
6:00 pm. Stewardship Committee
6:00 pm. Youth Minister Search Committee

Thursday, July 30
10:00 am. Prayer Meeting
4:15 pm. Tutor Group
6:30 pm. Kitchen Training
7:00 pm. Small Group Ministry

Saturday, August 1
7:30 am. Cursillo Reunion Group
8:00 am. Flower Guild Setup
10:30 pm. Ministry Formation Group