St. Paul's Announcements for September 16, 2018

Coffee and Donuts On September 23 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 at 9:45 - Adult Christian Education Resumes.

  • 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.

Tonight 5-7 PM. Youth/Parent Dinner. Please join our Youth Group for dinner, where you will learn about our youth  program, discuss some upcoming events, and hear from some of our leaders. Childcare will be available. If you have not submitted an RSVP, please signup on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Indicate in the comments section if you need childcare and for how many. Dinner WILL be provided for those children (cheese pizza). Looking forward to seeing you and your youth.

Falls Prevention Seminar - Open to All. Saturday, September 22 from 9 am–noon. The first day of fall has been designated as National Falls Prevention Day. St. Paul’s Senior Ministry on behalf of the 37 senior adults who report worries about falls and the 18 who have experienced recent falls is presenting this program that will also be open to others in the community. If you have concerns about falling for you or a loved one, you will learn strategies to prevent falls. Will be held in the Parish Hall. Presenters will be: Lauren P Clayton, Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner; Bunny Donnelly,  Physical Therapist; Omar Jutte, Practitioner of Holistic Medicine and Teacher of Tai Chi. Feel free to bring a guest. RSVP to Sandy Bragg. For more information call Sandy Bragg.

Tonight - Faculty Recital. Dr. David Loucky, trombone; Richard Blumenthal, pianist Sunday, September 16, 7:00 pm at the MTSU Wright Music Building.

Senior Birthday Luncheon - September 20. Senior parishioners (ages 70+), our next Senior Birthday Luncheon, will be in the parish hall on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 11:30 am. Invitations with detailed information have been mailed. If you are eligible and have not received your invitation, please contact Liz Huber. RSVP deadline is TODAY.

Diocese Pilgrimage to Montgomery. You are invited to join the Diocese of Tennessee pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice & The Legacy Museum on September 22. Cost of $55 includes transportation, two meals, and admission. Go to for more information and to register.

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!

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.

2nd Annual Undie Sunday Event - Next Sunday. September 23 - 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!

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.

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.

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.

Stewardship  Wine & Cheese Gatherings. In the spirit of our Stewardship 2019 theme – “Our Vision, Our Mission” – 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, discuss our gratitude for the role St. Paul’s plays in our lives, and prepare for Stewardship Sunday, October 21, at which we bring our pledge cards to the offering at the Sunday services. Your financial support is crucial to our ministry and outreach at St. Paul’s. You will be receiving a call soon inviting you to one of these gatherings. Please respond  readily and plan to participate in this important event for our parish community.

Children’s Mite Box. Our children are also invited to participate in Stewardship Sunday. Later this month they will receive a mite box with a calendar providing opportunities for them to earn coins for  various activities. They will then 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.