Weekly Bulletin Announcements

St. Paul's Announcements for July 15, 2018


Welcome The Reverend Dean Robert Dedmon.
Our visiting celebrant/preacher today is The Rev. Dean Robert Dedmon. Bob Dedmon is the retired Dean and Rector of St. Paul's Cathedral, Peoria, Illinois (2005-2014), formerly the Canon to the Ordinary (1994-2005) during the episcopate of Bishop Herlong in our diocese, and Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Antioch. Prior to his ordination in 1982 he was a professor of English at Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, North Carolina, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Bob and Judy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next year.

Vestry Sponsored Breakfast Today. Our Vestry is hosting breakfast between the two services today. This is a great time to slow down and catch up with each other as we meander through these summer months. This will give you an opportunity to welcome our guest celebrant/preacher, The Reverend Dean Robert Dedmon.

Rector Search Committee News. The Train Has Left the Station. You have been hearing and reading about the Church Assessment Tool (CAT), and by now you should have received the link via e-blast.  If you haven’t already please set aside 30 minutes to complete the assessment. The information gained from this tool will be critical to the Rector Search committee as they plan for our future. PLEASE MAKE THIS A PRIORITY THIS WEEK if you haven’t already shared your experiences and perspectives by participating in this important process. If you need a paper copy, they are available in the Narthex or Church Office, along with a stamped return envelope. If you have questions, please contact a member of the Rector Search committee. Many thanks!

Youth Programming. Your Vestry has charged the Youth Renovation Committee with setting our course of action in the days and weeks ahead. They will be working hand-in-hand with our wonderful group of volunteer leaders. Any questions or comments -- please direct them to YRC leader Dale Tipps.

Parents Night Out. July 20 from 6-9 pm for children 1 month to fifth grade. Please email nursery@stpaulsmboro.org to sign up by Monday, July 16.

Travel The Danube River Cruise. Fr. Gene and Janelee are going on a Christmas Trip! The dates are December 1-9, 2018. Space is limited so if you are interested in traveling to Europe on the Blue Danube River Cruise, please contact Janelee or Fr. Gene.

Second Sunday Meal Program. The Outreach Committee extends a big thank you to Boy Scout Troop 1108 members and leaders for providing and serving the Sunday evening meal at Journey Home on July 8. With the help of Garrett and Rick Rush, Doug and Sean Montgomery, Bill Heringlake, Christian Smith, and  Scott Telford, from Troop 1108, Tom and Barbara Collins, and Janet Fulton, and Lance Ikard approximately 100 meals were served at Journey Home last Sunday evening in support of St. Paul’s Second Sunday Meal Ministry. The meal, consisting of BBQ, cole slaw, and baked beans was warmly received by our diners. For desert, Tom and Barbara Collins and Janet Fulton served ice cream from Tom's antique, restored ice cream bicycle. Fun and fellowship were abundant. St. Paul’s next Second Sunday meal at Journey Home will be served on Sunday evening, August 12.  For more information about St. Paul’s Second Sunday Meal Ministry or to get your group involved with this important ministry contact Melissa Warren.

Lunches for Learning. The Senior Adult Ministry is looking forward to hosting this valuable program following the 11:00 service on Sunday, July 22. We will gather in the Parish Hall immediately after the service for a barbecue lunch.

Fr. Colin Away the Month of July. Please contact our Sr. Warden Ed Arning with any concerns or questions for the month of July.

St. Paul's Announcements for July 8, 2018


Welcome Reverend Anne Stevenson.
Our visiting celebrant/preacher today, is The Rev. Anne Stevenson.  Anne retired from Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, in May 2011. She served at the Cathedral for more than 20 years as Canon Precentor, Interim Rector, and Associate Rector.  Her primary focus was on liturgy and Christian formation. She introduced The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to the Cathedral. In the diocese and national church, Anne served as The President of Standing Committee, member of Bishop & Council and its Executive committee, chair of the Education Committee, Liturgical Officer of the diocese, deputy to two General Conventions, and member of the  Ecumenical Relations Committee.  Anne is a Fulbright Scholar. 

Acolyte Training. Training for new acolytes (children starting 4th grade in the fall) as well as for any older children who have not served before and those who have served but have taken time off, will be scheduled soon. I will also conduct training for current acolytes who desire to learn one or more new “positions” and also for any adults who would like to serve or just want to know more about the functions and duties of acolytes.  If you or your child are interested, please contact me, George Carlson.

Brothers and Sisters of the Cursillo 4th Day. If you have attended a Cursillo weekend anywhere in the Episcopal Church or in the Anglian Communion, this includes you! We invite you to attend the 2nd Annual 4th Day Focus: Renew, Refresh, & Reconnect, chance to revisit your Cursillo experience, meet old friends, and revive your spirit on Saturday, July 14th from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s in Murfreesboro. Lunch is included in the registration fee of $20 pls a $2.49 handling fee. A link to register is in the weekly e-blast. If you have a question please contact Kent or Tami Sterling.

From the Rector Search Committee. HAPPENING TOMORROW, On Monday, July 9, you will receive an important email from St. Paul’s Church, This email, headed RECTOR SEARCH, will contain a link to the CAT parish survey that you have been hearing about for several weeks. Please read this email carefully and set aside 30 quiet minutes to click on the link and complete the survey. Your response is very important to us!

Fr. Colin Away the Month of July. Please contact our Sr. Warden Ed Arning with any concerns or questions for the month of July.

Travel The Danube River Cruise. Fr. Gene and Janelee are going on a Christmas Trip! The dates are December 1-9, 2018. Space is limited so if you are interested in traveling to Europe on the Blue Danube River Cruise, please contact Janelee or Fr. Gene.

Job Opportunity. The Housing, Health, and Human Services Alliance of Rutherford County (H3ARC) is so excited to announce the position of a part-time executive director. If you, or someone you know is passionate about our mission, please go to the Center for Nonprofit Management for a complete job description and requirements: https://scooter.cnm.org/JobSearch.aspx  "Our mission is to connect individuals and families in Rutherford County with access, opportunities and supportive services for housing, healthcare, and economic self-sufficiency through collaboration, partnership and advocacy.” You may also direct questions to Beth Sharber.

Parents Night Out. July 20 from 6-9 pm for children 1 month to fifth grade. Please email nursery@stpaulsmboro.org to sign up by Monday, July 16.

Senior Parishioner Data Form. If you are 65 or older and have not yet returned your form please do so by placing it in the box in the Narthex or mail them to Jerry Redditt to the church office. All forms are needed for processing data. If you need a form or have misplaced an existing one there are additional forms on the Visitor’s Table in the Narthex. If you have questions please contact Sandy Bragg.

Benefit for Lutheran Services of Tennessee. Healthy Gardens and My Canvas Programs - Beer & Hymns Sunday, July 8, 3:30-6 pm at Little Warpath Brewing Taproom, 30 Oldham St. Nashville, TN. Advance tickets $10 includes 1 free beer or soft drink. Tickets available to purchase at www.lstn.org. For more information contact Janet Arning or Liz Huber.