St. Paul's Announcements for October 26, 2014

Christian Education
. Adult Christian education today is taught by Ron Messier and the topic for today is Catholicism: The Unpredictable Rise of Rome.

Stewardship Update. Today, we are making our Ministry Handbook available to you. Please look for opportunities to bring your gifts of stewardship to life with these ministry opportunities! Today, 4 pm, stewardship video showing and conversation here at the church. This is a great time for newcomers to take a deeper look at this Christian community. This week, home gatherings continue. Pledge cards have been mailed. Next Sunday, Stewardship Sunday, November 2 -- please bring your pledge cards to any of the three services. Need a pledge card? Please see an usher or contact the church office!

Recital. Stephen Smith will present a voice recital on Sunday, October 26 at 5:00 pm in MTSU’s Hinton Hall. Works include Schumann’s Dichterliebe as well as a song cycle written by former St. Paul’s music director Dr. Michael Linton and accompanied by Janet Linton, former organist at St. Paul’s. Admission is free.

Forward Day by Day. The current devotional “Forward Day by Day” is available in the Narthex.

Vestry Nomination Process. Anyone desiring to nominate someone for Vestry will be required to get consent, to ensure they are willing and able to serve. Nominations will be accepted until November 17. The eight candidates with the most nominations submitted will appear on the final ballot. Each Vestry candidate will be required to submit a photo and a brief biography for posting on the bulletin board, website and the Annual meeting booklet. These MUST be submitted no later than November 30. Timeline of Events: November 2, 9, 16 the nomination forms will be available; November 17 is the deadline for Vestry nominations; November 30, candidate biographies are due; December 14, Annual Parish Meeting.

Informational Meeting--Serving On the Vestry. An informational meeting about function of the Vestry and what serving on the Vestry means will be hosted by former Senior Wardens and open to everyone but not required to attend in order to be nominated. More information will be forthcoming.

Food Drive Sunday. Luke 3: 11 And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has one, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” The St. Paul’s Quarterly Food Drive is November 9. The Thanksgiving season is a time when food is needed the most. Ushers will be handing out red food drive bags after each of the services the two weeks prior to the food drive. Thank you for your continued generosity towards this worthy cause.

Men’s Movie Night. There is a group of men at St. Paul’s that likes going to the movies – specifically, to the kinds of movies our wives won’t watch with us! We would like to make this a more regular occurrence – perhaps once a month, depending on what’s playing at the theaters. If you are interested in being a part of our group, please contact Don Clayton to receive our invitations.

Men's Club. Men’s Club will be hosted at the home of Mike and Marlene Becker on Thursday November 6, beginning at 6 pm. The address is 105 Laurel Grove Ct., just off Leanna Road from Thompson Lane. From Memorial Blvd at the Veterans Administration Hospital traffic light, turn left onto Thompson Lane and travel 1.4 miles, and turn right onto Leanna Road. Then, go 0.7 miles and turn left onto Laurel Grove Court. It is the first home on the left. If you have any questions, call Mike. See you there!

St. Paul’s Progressive Dinner. Sign-Up for St. Paul's Progressive Dinner -- Friday, November 21. Please sign up if you wish to be a "home host" for one of the courses, OR if you wish to attend. Be sure to note how many will be in your party. The sign-up boards are in 2-places: the Narthex and the Narthex and the Nursery Hall. Our dessert home will be Ken & Lisa Halliburton - THANK YOU!

Episcopal Campus Ministry. Would you like to learn more about getting involved with ECM? Please contact Kathleen Clark at for details.

Anglican Heritage Tour. Coming May 1-10, 2014. Deadline approaching to register for Anglican Heritage Tour. There has been a not of excitement about seeing England in May and enjoying the sights and sounds of our spiritual homeland. Several people have expressed the desire to journey with us. But our tour company, Worldwide Pilgrimages, is needing a number so they can commit to reserving rooms. If you are going on the trip, now would be a good time to send in your registration and deposit of $300. Here are the three hotels at which we will be staying: Canterbury, Howfield Manor Hotel; Salisbury, Red Lion Hotel; London, Marriott Hotel West India Quay We hope to share this life-changing event with you. Brochures and registration forms are on the bulletin board in the Nursery hallway. For further information contact David Rowe.

Weight Watchers Report. Over 6000 lbs. lost! We need a few more new/returning members to keep this 6 year Weight Watchers meeting going strong. Please call Libby Willis for more details.

Dates to Save.

  • All Hallow’s Eve Service - October 31 at 6:00 pm
  • Time Change - November 2

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, October 26
7:15 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Youth Chapel
8:30 am. Children's Church
No Catechesis
9:45 am. Catechesis/Christian Education
11:00 am. Holy Eucharist
4:00 pm. Stewardship meeting

Monday, October 27
9:30 am. Archives
9:30 am. Alcohol/Drug
4:00 am. Alcohol/Drug
6:00 pm. Stewardship Meeting
6:00 pm. EfM
6:30 pm. Pilgrimage

Tuesday, October 28
7:00 pm. Troop 1108/Kirkham

Wednesday, October 29
6:30 am. Reunion Group
7:00 am. Holy Eucharist
9:00 am. Bible Study
10:30 am. Knitting/Crochet
Noon. Holy Eucharist
4:45 pm. Weight Watchers
5:00 pm. Youth Wednesday & Youth Band
5:00 pm. Chorister Rehearsal
7:15 pm. Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, October 30
10:00 am. Prayer Meeting

Friday, October 31
6:00 pm. All Hallow’s Eve Service/Greenland Drive Cemetery

Saturday, November 1
8:00 am. Flower Guild Set-Up

Sunday, November 2
Angel Tree
7:15 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:30 am. Youth Chapel
8:30 am. Children's Church
9:45. Catechesis/Christian Education
11:00 am. Holy Eucharist