WORSHIP AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Preacher: The Rev. Joe Woodfin
8:45 a.m. Breakfast to Benefit the Community Kitchen
9:15 a.m. Christian Education for All Ages
10:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Preacher: The Rev. Joe Woodfin
11:45 a.m. Coffee Hour
5:00 p.m. Journey to Lent with Compline
Preparing for Sunday: Readings and Reflections
THE SEASON OF LENT
In the season of Lent we experience several liturgical changes which are intended to draw our attention towards the themes of Lent and our hearts toward the work of repentance, reconciliation and renewal. The Great Litany — this Sunday, the prayers of the people and confession are included within the opening Litany. The absence of alleluias — in Lent, we leave behind the celebratory word, “alleluia.” We do this so that when our days of fasting are done, and we join together for the Easter Eucharist, the joy of our shout of alleluia is amplified. Changes in our Eucharistic prayers — this Sunday we will begin to use Eucharistic Prayer A, which picks up on the themes of Christ’s victory over our sin and brokenness. Next week we will begin to use the Penitential Order, which moves the confession of sin to the beginning of the service, calling us to remember at the beginning of our worship the reality of our sin and the grace we find in confession. Solemn Prayer over the People — In Lent, we replace the blessing at the end of the liturgy with a solemn prayer over the people. So, at the conclusion of communion this Sunday, the deacon will bid us to “bow down before the Lord,” and the priest will say comforting and encouraging words as we continue to walk the way of Lent.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: SUNDAYS AT 9:15 A.M.
Fr. Joe will present a series on the Gospel of Mark through March. 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.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 | FAST DAY FOR THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN
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.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15 | EXUM GALLERY SHOW OPENING RECEPTION
All are invited to the Exum Gallery on Friday, March 15, from 5 until 7 p.m. to the Opening Reception for the exhibition Southside Abbey: Partners in Art. The exhibit features photography by members of Southside Abbey that was produced during a workshop with St. Paul’s parishioner Ed Barels. The show will continue until April 28.
For the fourth year, St. Paul’s will observe Fast Day on the first Sunday of Lent — all in support of the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. The Community Kitchen did much more than serve over 167,000 meals this year — 239 families were given temporary housing in the shelter, cold weather overnight shelter kept 581 homeless warm, permanent housing was found by 176 families and individuals, over 8100 showers were provided, and over 1000 people received foot care. Proceeds from this Sunday morning’s breakfast benefit the Community Kitchen and enable this good work to continue! You will also be able to make a gift to the Kitchen by using envelopes located in the pews.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 AT 5:00 P.M.
JOURNEY TO LENT WITH COMPLINE
Journey to Lent is an all-ages family event to mark the start of the Lenten season. We will share a meal together, participate in several prayer stations, then end with Compline -- the nighttime prayer service of The Episcopal Church. It will be a wonderful evening for both families and people of any age! Please click here to RSVP to this free event!
MARCH 3 - MARCH 17
MARCH MADNESS FOR
MUSIC + MISSIONS FUNDRAISER
Sunday, March 3 and through Sunday March 17, find the table in the Narthex selling brackets for our Annual March Madness fundraiser! Brackets are $10 each (no limit on the number of brackets that can be purchased). There are no prizes awarded…only bragging rights! All proceeds benefit youth missions and choirs. Contact Tom Kale, Jr for questions email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 3/28 if you are interested so she can reserve our table!
THE 46TH ANNUAL THORNE SPARKMAN SCHOOL OF RELIGION
BOOK CLUB FORMING: AMERICAN LITERATURE + NOVELS
Are you interested in joining a book club? It will meet once every two months, starting on April 9th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on the Stage. Subsequent meetings will be the second Tuesday of alternate months. Led by Aaron Shaheen, George C. Connor Professor of American Literature at UTC, the novels selected will focus on American Literature written between, or with the characters living between, 1800 and 2000. Please contact Pat Diviney at email@example.com for more information.
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.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED: PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE
AT 423-266-8195 FOR INFORMATION ABOUT LATE REGISTRATION.
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!
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 Four 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).
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)