Weekly Postings
July 7 - July 16, 2017
In This Issue

"Now You Know"
Notes from the Historic Heritage Commission
Fr. Jenkins admires the bells during last summer's restoration of the bell tower.  

1924 Church Bells
  • Saint Paul's Church plans would never be complete until it obtained a chime of bells.  In 1924, such chimes were purchased, consisting of 11 bells, weighing 12,187 pounds. 
  • It is noted after the fire, what remained of the old bell of 1820 was dug up from the ground under the tower and put in the castings of the new bells. 
  • In January 1924 these bells were dedicated with a solemn service, and from that time to present have been rung daily. 
  • The first time these bells were used at service was on the first Sunday in June 1924. The bells sent out a clear note of the Doxology to the tune of "Old Hundredth."
This Sunday July 9
Our Schedule This Sunday 

8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 - 10:30 AM 
Summer Formation  
Berlin Room
10:30 - 10:45 AM 
Birthday Sunday
Tyler Hall
11:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite II 
Following 11:00
AM Service 
Lemonade on the Lawn
5:30 PM
Celtic Evening Prayer and Communion
with Prayers for Healing
Lessons for This Sunday are Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45: 11-18; Romans 7:15-25a; and Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.
SUMMER FORMATION: A History of Christianity (video & conversation) - Part 5 of 10
Sundays Thru August 13, 9:30-10:30 AM, Berlin Room
(Children and Youth Formation resumes August 20)
Our faith has a surprising history that has much to teach as we live out our faith today. All are invited to join this ongoing discovery as we watch the next installment of Diarmaid MacCulloch's A History of Christianity followed by conversation around your insights and curiosity.
Second Sunday Birthday Celebration
Sunday, July 9, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
This Sunday is Birthday Sunday. Join us during "Coffee and Conversation" (10:30 - 10:45 AM) in Tyler Hall. ALL are invited to our brief but joyful celebration for all whose birthdays fall in July.

Celtic Evening Prayer & Communion
with Prayers for Healing

Sundays, 5:30 PM

This Sunday's guest musician is Celeste Ray.
Next Week July 10 - July 16
Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner
Wednesday July 12, 6-7 PM, Tyler Hall 
Our last Fellowship Dinner was our most popular yet. At your request, dinners will continue throughout the summer. Join us Wednesday, July 12, 6 PM in Tyler Hall. On the menu: smothered pork chops with tomato & onion, rice, stewed cabbage, cornbread muffins, and dessert. A reservation is not required; however, if you know you plan to attend, please RSVP to Todd Shafer .
Veterans' Ice Cream Social
Sunday, July 16, 2:15 PM
Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home

Thank our Veterans for their service Sunday afternoon, July 16, at our quarterly ice cream social. We'll meet at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home on 15th Street in the dining hall at 2:15 PM to serve ice cream and cookies and spend time visiting with our Veterans. All ages welcome. Contact Louis Walker for more information.

Donate summer music
The Saint Paul's Choir begins its summer vacation on July 9 and beginning on that Sunday and continuing through September 3rd we will have guest musicians participating in our services. Summer music is made possible by gifts in celebration of something or someone or as a memorial. The cost is $150. Please contact Director of Music, Keith Shafer, or by call 706-724-2485 extension #215.
Open Sundays for Altar Flowers
September 3, 10, 24 are open for altar flowers. If you would like to sponsor the flowers in thanksgiving or memory of someone special, please  contact the parish office
Looking Ahead 
Manna Pantry
Friday, July 21, 4 - 5:30 PM
Saturday July 22, 9:30 AM - 12 noon

We need additional helpers to pack and move boxes at our next Manna Pantry July 21 and 22 in Tyler Hall.  Families with children and youth are encouraged to join parishioners of all ages serving this ministry. 

Manna Pantry at Saint Paul's Church provides a box of food six times a year to those in our community who need this supplemental assistance. Food is ordered from Golden Harvest Food Bank and is delivered to Saint Paul's on Friday evening.

Manna Pantry volunteers unload the truck, organize the food, and assemble boxes for recipients Friday evening from 4:00 - 5:30 PM. Recipients are registered and served on Saturday morning from 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon. Volunteers also help carry boxes to the cars. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Anita Tanner.
Saint Paul's Book Club Annual "Shoot-Out"
Thursday, July 27, 10 AM, Tyler Hall 
The Saint Paul's Book Club Annual "Shoot-Out" for the selection of books to be read for 2017-18 will be Thursday, July 27, at 10 AM in Tyler Hall. Please bring at least three book recommendations for the upcoming year, and bring a tasty salad to share. The "Shoot-Out" is a great time to hear about books, and enjoy delicious food and the fellowship of this fun group. For more information contact Anita Tanner.
Follow in Paul's footsteps
April 11-21, 2018
The Saint Paul's Choir is going to Greece next April 11-21, visiting important places in the life of the Apostle Paul. The choir will sing at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Athens and at the amphitheaters at Ephesus and Epidaurus. Other sites to be visited include Corinth, Delphi, and the islands of Mykonos, Crete, Santorini, and Rhodes. A 5-day, 4-night cruise on the Celestyal Crystal is part of the tour.  Click here for a brochure and further information, call Keith Shafer in the Music Office at (706) 724-2485 #215.
News from the Diocese

Click here to read this week's Diocese of GA Newsletter: From the Field 
July 2017
Are we missing your birthday?
Please contact the Parish Office to update our files.

Our "Second Sunday"  Birthday Celebration  will be July 9.  Please Join us. 

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