WORSHIP AT ST. PAUL'S
SUNDAY, MAY 26
Preparing for Sunday: Readings and Reflections
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Preacher: The Rev. Joe Woodfin
9:15 a.m. Pop-Up Christian Formation Conversation
10:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Preacher: The Rev. Joe Woodfin
11:45 a.m. Coffee Hour
Please Note: The Church Office will be closed
Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
SUNDAY, MAY 26 | POP-UP CHRISTIAN FORMATION CONVERSATION
Join Mtr. Claire and Fr. Joe for a pop-up Christian Formation conversation in Key-Andrews Hall at 9:15 on Sunday, May 26. Our focus will be salvation: What does it mean? What does the Episcopal Church believe about it? How do I become saved?
NAVE RENOVATIONS + SUMMER WORSHIP
From June 16 to July 14, our 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services will be held in Key-Andrews Hall as the Nave undergoes renovations. (Our Summer Special Worship, which begins June 16th at 9:15 a.m., will be held in the Yo Room, as usual.)
Go to https://tinyurl.com/stpaulsnave2019 for an article by Suzanne Barels, chair of the Capital Projects Committee explaining the renovations. Watch for more updates on this important project!
JOIN ST. PAUL'S SUMMER CHOIR
Throughout the summer, musical leadership for the 10:30 service will be provided by the Summer Choir, and new singers are welcome! The choir meets on Sunday mornings, June 16 through Labor Day weekend, from 9:30 – 10:15 to rehearse music for the 10:30 liturgy. Sing when you are in town – no worries when you are not. Experienced choristers from junior high through adults are all welcome. Please contact Paul Thomas if you are interested so a folder and vestment can be provided: email@example.com.
THURSDAY, MAY 30 |
CHORAL EUCHARIST FOR ASCENSION DAY
This Choral Eucharist will feature Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices and Messiaen’s Ascension Suite for organ. The service marks the 131st anniversary of the first worship service at the current St. Paul’s building - held on Ascension Day, 1888. Incense. Childcare available. Reception follows. (6:00 p.m.)
APRIL 30 - MAY 8 | HOW WE DO LIFE TOGETHER SERIES
Join St. Paul’s, Olivet Baptist, and St. Paul AME for our second small group series on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. from April 30–May 28. Led by the clergy of all three congregations, we will study, pray, and enjoy fellowship with one another. Contact Jane Bowen firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
May 28: Fr. Brad Whitaker, St. Paul’s Episcopal:
“Let Us Break Bread Together.”
MAY 31 - JUNE 2 | ST. PAUL'S PARISH RETREAT AT KANUGA
Enjoy a weekend of fun, fellowship, and worship for all ages during our annual Parish Retreat at Kanuga Camp and Conference Center! Kanuga is located outside of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and it is a beautiful place to relax, recharge, and reconnect with God and others. This Sunday is your last chance to register! Please see the Connect Team in the Narthex this Sunday or contact email@example.com. Online/Mail-in registration is closed.
TROTTER SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
Through the blessings of the Scholarship Program honoring W. Henry and Charlotte L. Trotter, 122 awards have been made to students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate studies who have evidenced a commitment to community service. Deadline for applications: 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 31. Applications are available here or by confidential contact to Claire Broome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 AT 11:30 A.M.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS LUNCHEON
Great Expectations is a monthly gathering for those 55 yrs and over for the purpose of fellowship and education. Each month, we meet for a time of socializing, lunch and a short program. This month: Fr. Joe will tell us (the short version) of how he came to be a priest, and to be at St. Paul's, and who knows what else we may get into! Lunch ($6). RSVP HERE or to the Church Office (266-8195 or email@example.com).
SUNDAY, JUNE 9 | PENTECOST CELEBRATION + PARISH PICNIC
Sunday, June 9, is the Feast of Pentecost, which occurs fifty days after Easter, marking the end of the Easter season. On Pentecost, we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, who descended upon the apostles nearly two thousand years ago, equipping them to spread the Gospel to people of all races and languages, and who continues to work in and among us today. Our 10:30 service will feature readings in several languages, incense, and our Pentecost dove and streamers. Wear red!
You are invited to Key-Andrews Hall after the 10:30 Eucharist for a Pentecost Picnic. Chicken and drinks will be provided — with side dishes and desserts courtesy of your fellow parishioners. Sign up this Sunday in the Narthex to bring a dish -- or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. PAUL'S SWEET POTATO PROJECT
Join the St. Paul’s Green Faith effort and community and backyard gardeners across town to grow sweet potatoes for the Community Kitchen and NEEMA Refugee Resettlement Ministries. You can pick up slips to plant at church on June 9th, or email St.Paulssweetpotatoproject@gmail.com to get plants and instructions for growing.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15 | HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILD DAY
All parishioners 16+ are welcome to participate in our Habitat Build Days! Our next Build Day is June 15 from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are limited to only 10 volunteers, so sign up now! Tools and instructions provided. For more information, contact Pat Daniel at email@example.com. (Deadline to sign up is June 10).
SUNDAY, JUNE 16 | SUMMER SPECIAL WORSHIP BEGINS
Our casual and creative Summer Special Worship services return at 9:15 a.m. We hope that you will join us for this informal Eucharist that meets from June through August at 9:15 a.m. upstairs in the Yo Room.
JUNE 19 - JUNE 22 | ADULT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
This 4-day residential retreat at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle will be both study of Biblical texts and retreat with time for relaxation, crafts, and singing and worship. Classes will be taught by The Rev. Dr. Rebecca Abts Wright, professor of Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at The School of Theology, Sewanee. Tuition of $400 will include meals, lodging in Bishop’s Hall, and any needed supplies. A down payment of $200 is requested at the time of your registration, with balance due upon arrival June 19. Class size is limited to 12 people. For more information and registration, please contact Michael Thompson at (423)987-2598.
JUNE 3 - JUNE 7 | ARTS CAMP
Activities focus on art, creative writing, music, drama and dance. All children who are entering Pre-K through 5th grade are invited to participate in this wonderful week of art, movement, and music. Classes are conducted by local teachers. ($80)
JUNE 10 - JUNE 14
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
The VBS theme this year is Roar! Life is Wild, God is Good. Get ready for an African adventure that engages the whole herd! Life is sometimes wild, but God is always good! ($30)
JUNE 17 - JUNE 21
SUMMER FUN CAMP
St. Paul’s Fun Camp is a week full of high energy games, arts, and crafts, and having a super fun time with your friends at church! Activities will include tie-dye, lots of sports and games. Join us for Fun Camp! ($50)
GRACE POINT CAMP + RETREAT CENTER
GRAB A FRIEND AND GO TO CAMP!
There are many summer camping opportunities for children and youth in our own Diocese. Grace Point, our diocesan camp, is a beautiful lakefront camp near Knoxville. Check out the summer camp opportunities for children, youth, adults, and families at www.gracepointcamp.org. (Please see parish clergy for scholarship opportunities.)
JOIN THE CHURCH OFFICE MINISTRY
Are you interested in joining the Office Volunteer ministry? Help the staff with greeting visitors, answering the phone and some other tasks as needed (we will train you). A few hours per month is all the time commitment necessary. For more information contact Claire Broome at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-602-5663 — or stop by any weekday!