St. Paul's Announcements for June 18, 2017

St Paul’s Legacy: Past, Present, Future
. TODAY - Join us in the Adult Christian Education rooms between services to continue our discussion about the future of St. Paul’s.  Based on the poll taken May 7, there are a number of values we need to strengthen.  Today, we will be discussing how we can foster the values of 1) Unity of Faith and Action, and 2) Adult Christian Education.

Summer Breakfast Returns Today. Please join us for Sunday breakfast in the Parish Hall 9:30-10:30 am. Costs: $5 per person or $20 family maximum and N/C for children 3 and under. NEEDED: Volunteers please sign up on the church website.


  • Dr. and Mrs. Charles Goodman are pleased to announce the birth of their granddaughter Aisling Mary Walsh on June 4, 2017. Parents are Nora Goodman Walsh and Dr. Ken Walsh, of Evansville Indiana.
  •  Tim and Peggy Seneker are pleased to announce the birth of their grandson Samuel Lyton Seneker on June 12, 2017. Parents are Paul and Suzanne Seneker of Nashville, TN

Blessing of Marriage and Rings. At the 8:30 am service we will be blessing the marriage and rings of John and Maday Lines.

Newcomers Gathering --June25. Please join us June 25 for our Newcomers Gathering in the Chapel  at 9:45 am. Come for an informal meet and greet! Clergy and other members will be there to welcome you and answer any questions you might have. Refreshments will be served.

Doors of Hope. The Doors of Hope needs your help! Currently the number of clients being served, in particular those just released from incarceration, is higher than usual. They currently need gift cards to Wal-Mart, in any amount you choose, so they can assist these ladies with personal items as they get started in their new lives. If you would like to help, please contact Marcie Richmond. Thank you so much!

Thank You to Journey Home Meal Ministry Volunteers. Thank you to St. Paul’s Choir for your help coordinating and serving dinner at Journey Home last Sunday in support of St. Paul’s Second Sunday Meal Ministry. Ellen Donovan, Richard Detmer, Joe Cade, Nancy Loucky, Chris Brosend, Shirley Ikard, and Lance Ikard with special assistance by Zanie Devereaux served a delicious meal to about 70 diners. The meal and time together was enjoyed by all. The July dinner will be on July 9. For more information or to get your group involved, contact Melissa Warren.

United Thank Offering. Thank you so very much to all who gave to our United Thank Offering (UTO) ingathering.  Together we collected $1,125.65.  Please remember to get a new box and continue to offer thanks to our Lord.

Patriotic Organ Recital/Hymn Sing. Sunday, July 2,  4:00 pm  Pat Parris, First Baptist; Valerie Rains, First Presbyterian; Angela Tipps, St. Paul's Episcopal. Join us as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Letourneau Organ and the 125th anniversary of St. Paul’s. After the recital/hymn sing, we will gather in the Parish Hall for an ice cream social.

Youth Save the Dates for Summer

  • June 25--“Get Psyched” gathering for visit with Bishop (9:45-10:45 am)
  • June 28--Visit with the Bishop at Diocese House, Nashville (9 am - 3 pm)
  • July 10-14--Mission Murfreesboro
  • July 14--Spiderman Movie at Regal IMAX Theater, Nashville
  • August 16--Visit to Tennessee State Museum
  • August 26--Kickoff Picnic
  • August 27th--The Escape Game (5-7 pm)

Youth Visit to the Bishop’s Office. Bishop John Bauerschmidt has graciously agreed to meet with the St. Paul’s Youth at his office at Diocesan House. He will give us a tour of the Diocese office, conduct a Holy Eucharist with us and hold a round-table discussion on any topics the youth would like to bring up. This will take place from 10 am-noon on June 28, so we will gather at St. Paul’s to depart at 9 am. We will have lunch and game time at Dave & Buster’s at Opry Mills. Please bring $20 to cover cost of lunch and games. We will return to St. Paul’s around 4 pm. Please sign up by SignUp Genius (which you should have already received) by June 25.

ECW Events

  • Our Journey Workshop #2 of 3 for 2017 - Saturday, July 8, 2017; 10am-2pm All are invited to attend this workshop (not just for women). For more information and to RSVP, use the link in this weeks eBlast.
  • Annual Fundraiser Dinner - Saturday, August 12, 2017. Donations welcome for Silent and Live Auctions, contact

71st Annual Layman’s Conference of the Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee. The 71st Annual Layman’s Conference of the Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee will take place on Aug. 18-20, 2017 at DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle. Information regarding available rooms for St. Paul’s men will be forthcoming. For more information and to register, please go to the Episcopal Churchmen website at or contact Chuck Wright.

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.