WORSHIP AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
SUNDAY, APRIL 7
Preparing for Sunday: Readings and Reflections
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Preacher: Murdock Jones, Seminarian
8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:15 a.m. Christian Education for All Ages
10:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Preacher: Murdock Jones, Seminarian
11:45 a.m. Coffee Hour
5:00 p.m. Area Chorister Evensong
At Church of the Good Shepherd, Lookout Mountain
5:00 p.m. New Member Reception at the Whitaker's
5:00 p.m. EYC Group, Storytime at St. Paul's
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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: SUNDAYS AT 9:15 A.M.
Fr. Joe will continue his series on the Gospel of Mark. Huckabay Hall.
YASSS (YOUNG ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL SEMINAR)
YASSS will discuss spiritual practices for faith and transformation. All are welcome! Led by Mtr. Claire. Contact email@example.com for more information. Miller Room.
FAITH + FAMILIES
St. Paul’s Faith & Families class is for parents of children of all ages. We will join Fr. Joe's series on the Gospel of Mark.
|EASTER LILIES + EASTER MUSIC | MEMORIALS + THANKSGIVINGS
If you would like to contribute to the floral displays or give a gift in support of instrumentalists for Easter Sunday in loving memory of or in thanksgiving for a loved one, please indicate Easter Lilies or Easter Music on the memo line of your check. The names you submit will appear in our Easter bulletins (please note whether it is a Thanksgiving or a Memorial).
Please contact Claire Broome (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, April 15 -- or fill out the forms available this Sunday (or by clicking here) and place in the offering plate or return to the Church Office.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY | CANDY COLLECTION FOR EASTER EGG HUNT
This Sunday and on Palm Sunday, St. Paul’s Children’s Ministry will be collecting candy for an Easter Egg Hunt -- which will occur between the Easter morning services this year! Look for the collection boxes to drop off your non-peanut candy contribution, or contact Rachel Broughton (email@example.com) for more information.
SUNDAY, APRIL 7 AT 5 P.M. | AREA CHORISTER EVENSONG
Children and youth choristers from St. Paul’s will join with their counterparts from Good Shepherd and St. Timothy’s for an annual Chattanooga area Chorister Evensong. Come experience a beautiful service of worship and support our choristers this Sunday!
WALKING A SACRED PATH THROUGH LENT
Join your fellow parishioners in a weekly self-guided Lenten Labyrinth Journey, which will continue through Maundy Thursday. Participate in this contemplative Lenten Journey facilitated through stations each week in our Labyrinth and Memorial Garden -- all are invited to access the Labyrinth anytime during weekday office hours or on Sundays. You can find printed guides outside the entrance to the Labyrinth. Or, click here for a pdf copy of our weekly self-guided Lenten Labyrinth Journey. For more information, contact Janet Hale: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE 46TH ANNUAL THORNE SPARKMAN SCHOOL OF RELIGION
PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE AT 423-266-8195
FOR LATE REGISTRATION + DINNER RESERVATIONS
APRIL 10: DR. CATHERINE MEEKS
Dr. Catherine Meeks is Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing Dr. Meeks is the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio Cultural Studies from Wesleyan College and Founding Executive Director of the Lane Center for Community Engagement and Service. She writes for Huffington Post, and is frequently asked to present commentaries on Georgia Public Radio and other radio and television programs. Meeks’ lecture on the future of racial healing will draw on her decades of experience, and particularly on her work at the Absalom Jones Center.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
ST. PAUL'S SPRING CLEAN UP DAY
All are invited to invest their sweat equity in the parish on Spring Cleaning Day – Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bring your buckets! Along with other cleaning, we will wash all the wood in the Nave and Narthex windows. Come for an hour or come for the morning ― we will put you to work! Contact Patty at the Church Office if you'd like to help out! email@example.com or 619-9572.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14 | SUMMER @ ST. PAUL'S -- PREVIEW LUNCH
On Sunday April 14th after church, we will be having a Summer @ St. Paul’s Preview Lunch! We will hear from staff members at Grace Point Camp and Retreat Center as well as members of St. Paul’s Staff -- who will talk about St. Paul’s Summer Camps, St. Paul’s Parish Retreat, and more! Join us for a fun lunch -- and hear about everything we have to offer this summer for you and your family! Attendees at the lunch will have a chance to win two summer camp sessions to Grace Point Camp, so you won’t want to miss this opportunity! Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
PALM SUNDAY | APRIL 14
The Procession of the Palms to the
Passion Sunday Eucharist (8 a.m. + 10:30 a.m.)*
HOLY WEEK | MONDAY - WEDNESDAY
Said Eucharist offered Mon-Wed of Holy Week (6 p.m.)
MAUNDY THURSDAY | APRIL 18
The Institution of the Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar (6 p.m.)*
Maundy Thursday Prayer Vigil (7 p.m. - 7 a.m.)
This year, we will again keep awake and pray with Jesus by holding a Prayer Vigil throughout Maundy Thursday night into the morning of Good Friday. Parishioners are invited to sign up to come and sit before the reserved sacrament for an hour — or more if they desire. There are one hour spots available for at least two people at a time from Maundy Thursday evening until Good Friday morning. We will keep the church open (and secure) for as long as “two or three are gathered together.” Sign up on the schedule in the Narthex or by emailing Fr. Joe: email@example.com
GOOD FRIDAY | APRIL 19
Stations of the Cross (11 a.m.) and the Liturgy for Good Friday (12 p.m.)*
HOLY SATURDAY | APRIL 20
Gather to decorate the Nave (9:30 a.m.) with a pause
for the Liturgy for Holy Saturday (11 a.m.)
EASTER VIGIL + HOLY BAPTISM | APRIL 20
The Great Vigil of Easter with Holy Baptism,
Choirs, Instruments, and Organ (7:30 p.m.)*
EASTER SUNDAY | APRIL 21
Spoken Eucharist (7 a.m.)
Festival Eucharist with Choirs, Brass, Timpani, and Organ (9 a.m. + 11:15 a.m.)*
Please Note: Easter Egg Hunt will occur between
the Festival Eucharist services (start time approx. 10:30 a.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 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 5 - MAY 12 | FAMILY PROMISE MINISTRY
VOLUNTEER SIGN UP IS OPEN --- WE NEED YOU!
Hello to all you wonderful folks -- it is almost time for Family Promise again, and we need lots of volunteers! We had several new volunteers last time, and we really appreciate your help in growing this ministry! (Suggestion -- group greeters, cooks, and evening activities together for a great way to get several friends involved all on one evening!) Go to http://signup.com/go/eNbWAES to sign up to help us out! Please sign up online. It is really easy! Thanks to all of you wonderful helpers for this “Blessed are the flexible!” ministry. Contact Shannon Mowrer with any questions: email@example.com or 423-827-4432.
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. Scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. Awards for post-secondary education are based on applicants meeting the requirements of 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.
JULY 16 - JULY 24 | EXPERIENCE ANGLICAN HERITAGE ON PILGRIMAGE
Registration Closes Next Week! Register now to join Joe Woodfin for a pilgrimage to England this summer to experience the historic roots of our Anglican tradition. We will visit London, Cambridge, Coventry, Salisbury, Windsor, and see other sites of historic and spiritual significance along the way! Registration brochures are available from Fr. Joe (email@example.com)
MAY 31 - JUNE 2 | ST. PAUL'S ANNUAL PARISH RETREAT
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. Accommodations include individual rooms in a newly-renovated inn as well as historic cottages with multiple bedrooms. We hope you will join us for another wonderful retreat — what has become a cherished summer tradition at St. Paul’s! Space is limited, so please register as early as possible so you can join the fun and fellowship in Kanuga!
JUNE 3 - JUNE 7 | ARTS CAMP
Activities focus on art, creative writing, music, drama and dance. All children who are entering Pre--K through 8th grade (Ages 4 – 13) 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. (Scholarships available.)