Weekly Postings
August 4 - August 13, 2017
In This Issue
This Sunday August 6
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 
Coffee and Conversation
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 Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99:5-9; 2 Peter 1:13-21; and Luke 9:28-36.
Rector's Discretionary Account
Your generous non-pledged offerings (cash and designated checks) on the first Sunday each month support our clergy's Discretionary Account. Frs. Muir and Jenkins use these funds to meet urgent needs within our community, to further the ministries of the church when other funds are not available, and to support community programs and institutions that serve those in need.
Need a name tag?
Name tags allow us to get to know each other and be a welcoming community to all. If you need a name tag or have just misplaced yours, email the parish office or ask an usher for the yellow form to request a name tag. 
ADULT FORMATION- video & conversation series
Thru Sept. 3rd, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, Berlin Room  
***Children and Youth Formation resumes August 20***

A History of Christianity - Our faith has a surprising history that has much to teach as we live out our faith today, so we are digging into it this summer! All are welcome in  this ongoing discovery as we watch and then discuss the next installment of Diarmaid MacCulloch's  film, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years .
Celtic Service
Celtic Evening Prayer & Communion
with Prayers for Healing

Sundays, 5:30 PM

This Sunday's guest musician is Rob Foster.
Next Week August 1 - August 8
backpackdriveBack-to-School Backpack Drive
Concludes Sunday, August 13
Our backpack drive for our friends at Craig-Houghton Elementary concludes next Sunday, August 13, with the Blessing of the Backpacks. Drop-off boxes are located in the Narthex and the Parish Office. We need all sizes, small to full size, male and female. Cash donations welcome. Please mark your check "Outreach Backpack Drive." For more information, contact Kathy Enicks.
Second Wednesday Fellowship Dinner
Wednesday, August 9, 6-7 PM, Tyler Hall

Join us for our monthly fellowship dinner, Wednesday, August 9, catered by Janet Ferguson, owner of It's Official Events Unlimited. On the menu: barbeque chicken, potato salad, fresh summer salad, dessert. $5 per person; $15 max per family. A reservation is not required; however, if you know you plan to attend, please RSVP to Todd Shafer so that we can be the best hosts.

Welcome to Saint Paul's for Newcomers and Visitors

Sunday, August 13, 10 AM, Parlor

New to the Saint Paul's community? Please join us at an informal gathering, Sunday, August 13, 10 AM , in the Parlor. Get your questions answered and meet some of our staff and parish leaders in an informal gathering in the parlor. RSVP to Elisabeth Price in the Parish Office.
Second Sunday Birthday Celebration
Sunday, August 13, 10:30  AM  - 10:45  AM

August 13 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 August.
Blessing of the Backpacks
Sunday, August, 13, 11 AM service
We're sending our students and educators back to school with our prayers and blessings. The Blessing of the Backpacks will be held Sunday, August 13th at the 11:00  AM  service. All students and teachers are encouraged to bring book bags, briefcases, or laptops to be blessed for the new school year.  We will also be blessing the backpacks received during our backpack drive .  
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 and 10, 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 
EYC (Grades 6-12) Register for Fall Youth Conference:
Growing in Faith and Love, Honey Creek
Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17

How do we grow our own faith personally, and also spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our daily lives?

This fall, come to a youth event like no other in the Diocese of Georgia. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be coming to Georgia to celebrate Deaconess Anna Alexander, who was the first black Deaconess in the Episcopal Church, born the year the Civil War ended. Presiding Bishop Curry will then preach a Revival at Honey Creek on Sunday September 17.

In conjunction with the Presiding Bishop's Visit, the Diocese is offering a youth weekend for young people in grades 6-12 at Honey Creek. We will explore Bishop Curry's theme "Fearless Faith, Boundless Love" from the perspective of Growth and Renewal. The Presiding Bishop has time on his schedule to spend just with our youth on Saturday evening, and on Sunday morning we will travel to Good Shepherd, Pennick, to participate in the Eucharist held there in honor of Deaconess Alexander.

We will then return to Honey Creek for the Revival on Sunday afternoon, and our youth will be part of the group hosting and leading this much larger event. We encourage all parents to come to the Revival and pick your children up afterward.

Because this event is longer than usual, and involves travel expenses, the cost of this event is $150 per person. However, cost should never be an obstacle to attendance! If cost is a concern, please contact the Rev. Joshua Varner, Diocesan Missioner for Youth. If you would like to apply for scholarship, please go ahead and register to reserve your space, paying only the 1/3 deposit of $50.

Ranie Neislar will be accompanying a group with the convocation.   Register Here for transportation to Honey Creek with the Augusta Convocation. Register here for the FallYouth Conference. NOTE:  Be sure to register for both transportation with the convocation and register for the conference with the Diocese of GA.

Saint Paul's Ironman Gear Drop Team
Sunday, September 24

Ironman 70.3 Volunteers are needed to work the Gear Drop at the 5th St. Marina the morning of Sunday, September 24. Volunteers will work during the early morning checking in participants' gear before they begin the swim portion of the competition. This will be Saint Paul's signature participation in the Ironman event. We need 20 volunteers. To volunteer, register online here. This direct link pre-fills the page with our Ironman team. Check the box next to "Gear Drop," and then click on "Register Now." Follow the remaining prompts to complete the required information. George Barrett is our Team Captain for the Swim Gear Drop this year. If you need additional information, you may email George  or phone at (706) 831-7436.
Parents of college students (attending locally, in-state, & out-of-state)
The Daughters of the King has requested addresses for our college students so that they may send notes and small surprises to them during the year. As your children register for housing for the fall semester, please forward updated mailing addresses to the Parish Office. For more information, contact, Betty Jean Givens.
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 
August 2017
Are we missing your birthday?
Please contact the Parish Office to update our files.

Our "Second Sunday"  Birthday Celebration  will be August 13.  Please Join us. 


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