St. Paul's Announcements for September 23, 2018

Today - Coffee and Donuts After 7:30 AM Service.
The 7:30 committee members will host coffee and donuts in the Christian Education Room behind the Parish Hall to discuss how well the service changes are being received. All interested are invited!

Today - 2nd Annual Undie Sunday Event. Nothing says you care like underwear! Please bring new and unopened underwear (Small to 2XL) and short socks for men and women to benefit the Journey Home. Prefer boxer shorts for men. Will also take donations of new or gently used bras. Drop Offs are welcome anytime. There is a collection box in the Parish Hall. Monetary donations are also accepted. For more info, contact Liz Huber Generosity: Let’s Get to the Bottom of It!

Today at 9:45 - Adult Christian Education

  • Justice in the New Testament In our baptismal covenant we promise to “strive for justice and peace among all people.” But what does it mean to be just? What is justice, anyway? We will explore these questions from the Christian perspective in an eight week course from Cokesbury Press, “Justice in the New Testament.” Each week participants will read and discuss a selection from the gospels or the epistles that highlights and reveals what Jesus means when he calls on us to be instruments of justice in the world. Meets in the downstairs Christian Education rooms. Blessed are those who act  justly, who always do what is right. – Psalm 106:3  
  • Parents Group: Social Media and Our Kids How do our Scriptures guide us as we seek to parent our children in a “connected” world? Understanding the connected world of kids and teens can be challenging for parents. Our children use social media in ways we do not and there’s always something new coming around the corner. The goal of this discussion-based class is to help us as parents better understand how our children kids are using social networking and developing tips and tools we can use as we seek to minimize  negative experiences and maximize the positive opportunities that social media has to offer. Meets in the Wise Room.

Savor and Share Supper Club Fall 2018. What is a Supper Club? It is a potluck dinner at a host’s home--an informal and relaxed setting. It’s a great way for newcomers and long-timers to gather. If you have loved past iterations such as Red Plate Dinner Club and Amazin’ Grazin’ Dinner Club, then you will love Savor & Share. If you have never participated, give it a try! What’s the agenda? The only agenda is to get to know one another better and share food and fellowship (no program – just dinner, hospitality, and conversation). Who can participate? All adults who attend St. Paul’s (members and visitors) are invited to participate! Singles, Couples, and Friends are all welcome to sign up. How does it work? Everyone who has signed up will be assigned to host one month and attend the other two months (Oct|Nov|Dec) in groups of 6-8. Generally, the host provides a main dish, and the guests contribute the rest of the meal (salad, sides, dessert, beverages, etc.). This is coordinated within each group by the host. Please email by Sept 30, 2018 to join the fun! If you (or someone else interested) does not use email, please call Kiffin McCoy.

Accepting Applications for Interim Youth Ministry Coordinator. The Interim Youth Ministry Coordinator is 15 -hour per week staff position that will provide vision and coordination for the parish’s efforts in ministry to youth from 6th through 12th grades. This includes Sunday morning classes, Sunday night offerings, retreats, service and fellowship events, and sacramental preparation (confirmation). This is an administrative position and will not involve ministry responsibilities for our youth. This position will focus on the coordination and equipping of our adult youth volunteers. If you wish to learn more about  this position please contact Dale Tipps.

Locking Up the Building. Please remember to lock when you leave! There have been several instances recently when the Parish Hall has been left open. We can never be too safe. Thank you!

Jr. Warden’s New Email Address. The Jr. Warden’s have a new dedicated email address. It is  Please use this email address if you need to make them aware of something.

St. Paul’s Nineteenth Ken Sloan Memorial Golf Scramble. Golfers of all shapes, sizes, gender, and handicaps are invited to join your friends at Champions Run Golf Club, Rockvale, Saturday October 6 for fellowship and fun!  Registration at Noon with a Shotgun Start at 1:00pm. Cost is $60 per player and includes appetizers and prizes after the outing. Sign up sheet in the Parish Hall beginning  September 9. Contact Mike Becker for details.

Cursillo Sunday - September 30 at 8:30 AM Service. We'll sing Cursillo music, see some of the banners representing the various talks heard over the 3 day weekend, and hear how Cursillo has affected those who have attended. The plate offering that day will go toward scholarships for those attending. If you've been to Cursillo, wear your name tag from the weekend during the service. An information table with applications (etc) will be available after the 8:30 and 11:00 services. --- The next 3-day Cursillo weekend will be October 25-28 at Dubose Conference Center in Monteagle. Can't make this one? The spring Cursillo weekend will be in April, 2019. Contact Tami Sterling, Kris McCusker or Joyce Adkins for more information.

Chamber Music Concert. MTSU Chamber Winds under the direction of Dr. Reed Thomas perform Antonin Dvoƙák's Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op. 44 and CPE Bach's Six Sonatas, Wq. 184. on Wednesday, October 3, 6:00 pm, in the Nave.

MTSU Women’s Chorale. Angela Tipps, Conductor; Kimberly Hopkins, Pianist Thursday, October 4, 7:30; Hinton Hall, Wright Music Building A Bernstein Birthday Bash celebrating Leonard Bernsteins' 100th birthday.

Mat Makers. The Mat Makers Ministry is no longer meeting at St. Paul’s. The new drop off locations for all your plastic bags, plarn and mats are: Carolyn’s Consignment, 2041 N. Lascassas Highway, Murfreesboro - Hair We R Salon, 5825 Lebanon Rd, Murfreesboro  - M & M Thrifty Pieces, 628 North Walnut Street, Suite B, Murfreesboro.   Or contact Delores Reed.

Stewardship  Wine & Cheese Gatherings. We have launched our Stewardship Campaign for 2019. Every St. Paul’s parishioner is being invited to attend a wine and cheese gathering hosted  by a St. Paul’s member. These get-togethers are an opportunity to share fellowship and  discuss our gratitude for the role St. Paul’s plays in our lives.  This is to help us all prepare for Stewardship Sunday, October 21, when we bring our pledge cards to the offering at  the Sunday services. You will be receiving a call - if you haven’t already - inviting you to one of these gatherings. Please respond readily and plan to participate in this important event for our parish  community.

 Our Children are Also Invited to Participate in Stewardship Sunday. Today, they will  receive a mite box with a calendar providing opportunities for them to earn coins  for various activities, and then they’ll bring in their mite boxes on Stewardship Sunday  as their own offering. Please take advantage of this opportunity to talk to your children  about our response to God’s abundant generosity.