News from the Pews
See what's happening at St. Paul's!
Reminders for Sunday, June 9:
  1. Holy Eucharist at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM (Bluegrass and Stained Glass), and 6:00 PM
  2. Adult Christian Formation following the 8 o'clock service
  3. Lemonade in the Shade in the side courtyard following the 10 o'clock service
  4. EYG Film School in Barnabas from 4-7 PM
This Sunday- Bluegrass and Stained Glass
Back by popular demand! Join us on June 9 at the 10 o'clock service for our Bluegrass and Stained Glass service! We will have lemonade in the side courtyard this Sunday. Come by and grab a popsicle or a cupcake! And don't forget to wear red for Pentecost!
Update your contact info!
We are updating our records this summer! Staff will be available during lemonade in the shade to make sure we have your most up-to-date contact info. Stop by and confirm your info to enter your name for a drawing... a St. Paul's swag bag!
Art Crawl
The First Friday Art Crawl is happening this Friday night, June 7, from 6:00-9:00 pm . St. Paul’s, along with other churches and retail vendors, is highlighted on the tour. This event takes participants through downtown Franklin’s historic buildings and celebrates Williamson County’s unique artistic talent. Come by and see artists from St. Paul’s! The event will be in the front courtyard.
St. Paul's Discussions: Where is God calling us?
Didn't get a chance to participate yet? We will offer two more small group discussions on June 9 and 16 at 11:15 AM in the Library! Join us to discern where God is calling us as a parish. Childcare will be provided. Sign up  here.
VBS Registration
Registration for Week of Wonder Volunteers and Participants is LIVE! You can find it here . As a reminder, participants are ages 3-rising 4th graders. Volunteers are entering 5th grade and older. We can't wait to see you June 24th!
St. Paul's Children and Families June Gathering
Join us at William and Lauren Branson’s house on Saturday June 22nd at 3 o’clock . The Bransons are grilling burgers and hot dogs, so bring a side dish or dessert to share and your drink of choice-and don’t forgot your family!

Email or call Libby with questions or to rsvp: libby@stpaulsfranklin.com 
615.804.8118
BEDDING AND TOWELS NEEDED!!
Franklin First (methodist) church will be opening a homeless shelter, hopefully, in August. They are in need of the following:
  • Sheets, pillows, and pillow cases for single beds (preferably white) 
  • Blankets for single beds 
  • Towels and washcloths (preferably white)
Please only NEW packaged items. The Franciscans at St. Paul’s need your help to collect these items. Containers will be in Founders Hall. Thanks everybody!  
St. Paul's Love Thy Neighbor Meal Program
St. Paul’s “Love Thy Neighbor” team partners throughout the year with the Feed My Lambs meal program around the corner on Natchez Street. Their summer program has begun! “Love Thy Neighbor is providing the meal on the following dates: June 13, June 27 and July 9. You can help by donating ingredients for meals, cooking, or delivering food to the center.... and helping plate and serve if you want! They are all such a joy to serve with! Take a look at the SignUp Genius to see how you might can help! No experience necessary. Just two hands and a heart to serve.... Sign up here .
Women of St. Paul's
SAVE THE DATE! The next WSP Social will be on Friday, July 12 .   We'll meet in Otey Hall from 5:30 - 8:00 .  And it will be purely social . . . no business except to enjoy each others company! Childcare will be provided. If you have any questions, contact Ellen Kirk (615-545-8820), Catherine Mayhew (615-202-4296) or Kathy Unlezelski (615-512-1592).
 
Also, we want to know what you think! If you haven't already done so, please complete our survey . The deadline for completing it is Saturday, June 15.
WITS (Women in Theological Study)
WITS meets in Barnabas at 9:30 AM on Thursday mornings.

Tomorrow we will talk about Rachel Held Evans’ influence on our lives as individuals. And if you’re new to her work? Come, and let us tell you stories of how we discovered her, and what she has meant to us. We’ll think deliberately about her witness, her work, and her world. To prepare? Well, you could do a little internet research abut each of these, or if you have books of hers, you might skim through them. Even if you just come with a question, you know we’ll find ourselves enriched!
 
June 13 Book Swap
Next week, bring a book to swap—something you’ve enjoyed and think others might as well! Heather Bottoms will facilitate and we’ll all go home the richer! While my grandfather used to say (jokingly) “Readin’ll rot yer mind” reading also feeds the soul… and I’m pretty sure it’s good mental compost.
Wedding at Cana Update
Click here to view the 2019 Wedding at Cana update from Paul Deepan.
The Lord's Lift
Here is how this transportation system will work: If you can offer a ride to someone to church on Sunday…Contact the church office to be placed on a Sunday Rotation Schedule. If you have a Sunday preference, (i.e. 1st Sunday of the month), let that be known. Ideally, you would be part of a rotation schedule, where you would be on Sunday driving duty once a month. Our hope is that there will be more than one volunteer drivers each week. The drivers would need to be flexible as to which service the parishioner needing a ride, wanted to attend…or if multiple drivers, we assign match up people to drivers to cover each desired time.

If you need a ride to church on Sunday…Contact the church office before 4:00 pm on the Thursday before the Sunday that you need a ride to church. Provide our Parish administrator with your name, address, contact information, if you use a walker or wheelchair, and your preference of Sunday Service time. The Lord’s Lift driver will contact you to finalize transportation.
Film School
EYG summer program, Film School, continues this Sunday. We will meet on Sunday nights in Barnabas from 4-7 pm and watch a movie, eat dinner, and have a discussion! Click  here to sign up to bring dinner.

New to St. Paul's? Or maybe just haven't been to EYG in a while/ever? Film School is a great way to get a feel for youth group at St. Paul's! It is open to all rising 6th-12th graders. You can even bring a friend! Questions or concerns? Contact AG.
Bad Girls Book Club
Upcoming titles: June 25 -  Southern Ladies & Gentlemen  by Florence King & July 23:  The Soul of America  by Jon Meacham. You are welcome to sit, sip, nibble & review the read with us! We bring appetizers & drinks to share, meeting the 4th Tuesday of each month.
Upcoming Dates:
  • June 24-27: VBS
  • July 27: Men's BBQ
  • August 25: St. Paul's Birthday Celebration