Weekly Postings
Weekly Postings March 17 - March 26, 2017
In This Issue

"Now You Know"
Notes from our Historical Heritage Commmission

Alms Basins

The original silver alms basins which were given to the church by the Trustees of the Colony of GA in 1751 were lost/ destroyed in the ruins of the church during the Revolutionary War.



In 1820, three alms basins were bought by general subscription and marked with the name of the church and dated 1820. The large alms basin was given by Miss Mary Clark in memory of her father.

In 1920, this was published in "Church Bells" November 1920: " St. Paul's possesses three massive and beautiful alms basins. For convenience sake we need four, one for each aisle. These alms basins were given by the congregation in 1820 - one hundred years ago. It is proposed in this year, 1920, we give another. To this end we ask that anyone having old silver that they have laid away will make a donation for a new alms basin. Almost everyone has something. On December 12, it will be received at the church together with our offering."

The fourth alms basin is marked with the name of the church and dated 1920.
This Sunday March 19
Our Schedule This Sunday 

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Holy Eucharist Rite I
No music
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast - 
Tyler Hall
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Christian Formation for All Ages
See schedule below
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Coffee & Conversation
Tyler Hall
11:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite II with 
the Saint Paul's  & Canterbury Choir
Following the 11:00
AM Service 
Lemonade on the Lawn

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
EYC 
Youth Room 
5:30 PM
Celtic Evening Prayer and Communion
Following Celtic Service
Reception on the Portico
Christian Formation for All Ages  
Sundays 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 
ADULTS
Faith, Church, and the Episcopal Way
The Berlin Room

Lenten Discussions: Life Together
The Chapel 
YOUTH
"Breakfast and the Beginnings"
Youth Room - Upstairs Parish House

Youth Confirmation
The Rector's Office- Children's Ministries Center
CHILDREN: 
Grades 3- 5 - Spark Activate Faith  
Spark Room, (Room 1), Children's Ministries Center 
 
Grades PK - 2  (ages 4-7) - Godly Play   
Godly Play Room, (Room 2), Children's Ministries Center  

Lessons for This Sunday  are Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; and John 4:5-42.
Daughters of the King Discernment Classes
Beginning March 19, 9:30 AM, Conference Room
The St. Ruth Byllesby Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) will begin discernment classes for new members starting March 19, 2017, 9:30 AM in the Conference Room. DOK is an international prayer and service order  in the Episcopal Church and The Saint Ruth Byllesby Chapter is a part of the  ministries at Saint Paul's Church.  Please email Suzanne Pursley-Crotteau  or contact by telephone (706) 910-9331 if you are interested in the discernment class or have any questions about the DOK.
EYC (Episcopal Youth Community grades 6-12)
Sunday, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

This Sunday Saint Paul's EYC Bonfire & Picnic to celebrate Spring and enjoy an evening in creation! Hotdogs and S'mores for dinner. We will begin at 5 PM and finish up by 6:30  PM.   Email questions to Ranie.  
Celtic Evening Prayer & Communion
with Prayers for Healing

Sundays, 5:30 PM

This Sunday's guest musicians are Eryn Eubanks and the Family Fold. Join us for a wine and cheese reception following the service on the Portico.  This is an excellent opportunity to get to know other parishioners at this service and to bring friends. 
Next Week  March 20 - March 26
Tuesday's Music Live Conclusion
Tuesday, March 21, 12 Noon
The 29th season of Tuesday's Music Live concludes Tuesday, March 21, with a free concert by the Gough Duo. Lunch, catered by Sleeping Bear Kitchen, is available after the concerts by advance reservation. The cost is $12 per person. Reservations at www.tuesdaysmusiclive.com or by calling the Box Office, (706) 722-3463.
Wednesday Lenten Worship
Noonday & Evening Prayer Wednesdays March 8 - April 5. Prior to our Lenten Discussions each Wednesday, Noonday Prayer will be held in the chapel at 11:45 AM and Evening Prayer at 6:30 PM.

Parish-wide Lenten Book: Life Together  
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

ALL are invited to reflect on this poignant classic work about the nature and practice of Christ-centered community, that is, "being the Body of Christ gathered, the church."

Read on your own and drop-in at any of the discussion gatherings throughout Lent. There is no expectation or commitment to return to specific gatherings. We offer three meeting times to support and accommodate your schedule and throughout Lent.

Sundays 3/19- 3/26
Formation Hour, 9:30 - 10:30 AM in the Chapel

Wednesdays, 3/22 - 3/30
12:00 - 1:00 PM, bring your own lunch, Tyler Hall
7:00 - 8:00 PM, Tyler Hall

Session #3 Chapter 3: The Day Alone
Session #4 Chapters 4 & 5: Service; Confession and The Lord's Supper

Saint Paul's Book Club

Thursday, March 23, 10:00 AM Tyler Hall
The Saint Paul's Book Club meets this Thursday, 10:00 AM in Tyler Hall to discuss Praying for Strangers by River Jordan.  Join this fun group for a lively discussion and delicious refreshments. Newcomers are welcome to join the discussion for one book or for the full season.   Contact Anita Tanner for more information. 
Rose Sunday Reception
March 26, Following the Concert, Tyler Hall

Anita Tanner is coordinating the Rose Sunday Reception which follows the Rose Sunday Concert, next Sunday, March 26. Our receptions are attended by the community and we are known for our hospitality. Many of you have been very gracious and contributed to make these receptions successful.

Please look at the following menu and if you can contribute, please contact Anita. 

Appetizers
Small Sandwiches
Cheese and Crackers
Fruit, Meat,or Veggie
Cookies
Other Desserts
Beverages

Anita will respond to each of you individually and will send an update for everyone to see next week. There is also a need for volunteers for preparation, serving, and clean up. If you are able to volunteer, please let her know.

You may bring your contribution to church Sunday morning and leave it labeled with your name in the downstairs kitchen or you may bring it before attending the Concert that afternoon. Please make arrangements to have your dish picked up after the reception.
Thanks in advance!

Anita Tanner
Hospitality Coordinator
email: AnitaandWendell@aol.com
phone:706-993-5720
Preparing for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Lawn

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Lawn follows the 9:00 AM service Easter Morning.  Please help us prepare for this joyful event by bringing 12 filled Easter eggs, for each child participating in the hunt, to the parish office, by Sunday April 9.  

Easter Lilies and Music
Easter Lilies are placed in the church and are enjoyed throughout the Easter season and additional professional musicians enhance our Easter services. If you would like to contribute toward the cost of Easter music, or give an Easter lily, please return the form found in your Sunday bulletin to the Parish Office. Requests may also be made on the website or by e-mail to mailbox@saintpauls.org no later than Sunday, April 2.

Looking Ahead 
Manna Pantry
Manna Pantry
Friday, March 24, 4:00 - 5:30 
PM
Saturday, March 25, 9:30  AM  - 12:00 noon
   
We need additional helpers to pack and move boxes at our next Manna Pantry March 24 and 25 in Tyler Hall. 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. Families with children and youth are welcome to join parishioners of all ages serving this ministry. For more information or to volunteer, please 

Welcome to Saint Paul's  for Newcomers
Sunday, March 26, 10:00 - 10:50  AM , The Parlor
New to the Saint Paul's community? We'd like to get to know you better. Get your questions answered and meet some of our staff and parish leaders at an informal drop-in in the parlor, next Sunday, March 26, 10:00 - 10:50 AM RSVP to Elisabeth Price in the Parish Office. 
Quarterly Acolyte Training
Sunday, March 26, 12-1:30 PM
Quarterly acolyte training is Sunday, March 26, 12-1:30 PM. Anyone ages 9 and up interested in becoming an acolyte and all current acolytes are invited and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served in Tyler Hall with training following in the chapel. Participants are requested to register so that lunch can be planned. Email Acolyte Master, Todd Shafer, for more information or to register.
Rose Sunday Concert & Reception
Sunday, March 26, 3:30 PM
This year's Rose Sunday Concert is Sunday, March 26, 3:30 PM and features Keith Shafer performing organ works by Bach, Messiaen, Gigout, Archer, and Mulet. Child care will be available, and a reception in Tyler Hall follows the program.


QUARTERLY OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
Winter Quarter (January - March) 

 The new Quarterly Outreach Opportunities is available here. Mark your calendar with these January - March 2017 service opportunities.  We invite you to join us as often as you are able. 
 
News from the Diocese

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

Our Second Sunday Birthday Celebration 
will be March 12.  Please Join us. 





 
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