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WORSHIP AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Preacher:
The Rev. Brad Whitaker


8:45 a.m. Breakfast

9:15 a.m. Christian Education for All Ages

10:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Preacher:
The Rev. Brad Whitaker


11:45 a.m. Coffee Hour

5:00 p.m. EYC, Storytime at St. Paul's


Preparing for Sunday: Readings and Reflections
 

A RESPONSE TO THE SHOOTINGS IN NEW ZEALAND
Friends,
We cannot allow the sort of tragedy striking faithful Muslims at worship in New Zealand pass without our deepest expressions of grief, our profound prayers and our condemnation of the racist, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rant by the terrorist who claimed to represent what can be best described as white nationalism.

In her immediate response to the tragedy, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand said, "We were not chosen for this act of violence because we condone racism, because we are an enclave for extremism. We were chosen for the very fact that we are none of these things. Because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion, a home for those who share our values, refuge for those who need it. And those values, I can assure you, will not, and cannot, be shaken by this attack."

As followers of Jesus Christ, the one we hail as Prince of Peace, we condemn any violent action and hate speech which targets immigrants, people of color and those of other faith expressions. Please join me in reaching out to local Muslims and expressing your grief and support of them as a peaceful people of faith.

May God receive the souls of those murdered and bring healing to the wounded and those who have suffered the loss of loved ones.

Peace,
Fr. Brad Whitaker

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: SUNDAYS AT 9:15 A.M.
RECTOR'S FORUM
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 brown@stpaulschatt.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.
 
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 tskale@epbfi.com.

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: jhale@stpaulschatt.org.


THE 46TH ANNUAL THORNE SPARKMAN SCHOOL OF RELIGION
PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE AT 423-266-8195
FOR LATE REGISTRATION + DINNER RESERVATIONS

MARCH 20: EKA TUPAMAHU
Eka Tupamahu is a Ph.D. candidate in New Testament and Early Christianity at Vanderbilt University. Tupamahu’s lecture will focus on the topic of language and immigrant experience in the New Testament. As biblical scholars continue to move further in their interrogation of the socio-political dynamic of the early Christian world in the first century, this lecture will particularly highlight language as a site of struggle for the early followers of Jesus.

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 (k.cantelou@gmail.com) by 3/28 if you are interested so she can reserve our table!
 

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 kay813d@gmail.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 janehamptonbowen@yahoo.com with questions.


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 cbroome@stpaulschatt.org.

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 (woodfin@stpaulschatt.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)
 
REGISTER FOR ALL THREE CAMPS FOR ONLY $150!
All Camps are M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Drop-off begins at 8 a.m.)









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.)


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.)

 
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423-266-8195 or connect@stpaulschatt.org.

 
Please Join Us in Caring for Each Other
If you or someone close to you is heading for the hospital, please let us know.
Hospitals do not notify us and we have no way of knowing, or of finding you.
Simply call the Church Office and ask for a member of St. Paul's Clergy.


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