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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|SUNDAY, MARCH 31
YOUNG ADULTS BRUNCH
Young Adults are invited to come to Brunch at 405 Mid-East Bistro after the 10:30 service on March 31. We will walk over for good food, and to connect with each other. Contact Kat Cantelou (email@example.com) if you are interested in future brunches!
WALKING A SACRED PATH THROUGH LENT
Join your fellow parishioners in a weekly self-guided Lenten Labyrinth Journey, which began on Ash Wednesday and 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 in the pews this Sunday as well as outside the entrance to the Labyrinth throughout the week. 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 3: THE RT. REV. BRIAN L. COLE
The Rt. Rev. Brian Lee Cole was ordained and consecrated fifth bishop of the Diocese of East Tennessee on December 2, 2017. Bishop Cole has under his pastoral and administrative care 51 parishes and worshiping communities in East Tennessee and Northern Georgia. In 1992, he earned a Master of Divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with additional studies in Anglican Church History at The University of the South School of Theology, Sewanee, in 2001. Ordained a priest in 2002, Cole served as vicar at Church of the Advocate, a worshiping community for homeless in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. From 2005 to 2012, Cole was sub-dean at The Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville. He served as rector at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, Kentucky, from 2012 until his election as bishop, in addition to serving the Church as a deputy to General Convention and a member of the Executive Council. He is an associate of the Order of the Holy Cross.
TUESDAY, APRIL 2 | WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT
Bishop Cole’s lecture will focus on the future of the church, giving attention not just to the challenges the church faces in the 21st century, but also to the opportunities for growth, change, and health that the present and the future provide.
Our next St. Paul’s Women’s Night Out will be on April 2 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.! Join the women of St. Paul’s for fun, fellowship, and a night out at the Parkway Pourhouse
(801 Riverfront Pkwy). For more information, please contact Julie Taylor: 423-280-7720.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 | 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, we will welcome Tina Walker from the YMCA to discuss the importance of senior exercises and will also perform a demonstration. Soup and Salad Lunch ($6). RSVP online or to the Church Office (266-8195 or email@example.com).
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! firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-9572.
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
JULY 16 - JULY 24 | EXPERIENCE ANGLICAN HERITAGE ON PILGRIMAGE
Registration Closes in Two Weeks! 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 (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.)
JOIN US FOR A SUMMER AT ST. PAUL'S PREVIEW
AFTER CHURCH ON PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 14!
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.)