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See what's going on at St. Paul's!
Reminders for Sunday, November 3:
  1. Daylight Savings- Don't forget to change your clocks!
  2. Holy Eucharist at 7:30 AM, 8:45 AM, 11:00 AM, and 6:00 PM
  3. Christian formation for all ages at 10:00 AM
  4. All Saints' Concert at 4:00 PM in the Sanctuary
  5. EYG for all 7-12th graders in Barnabas from 5-7 PM
St. Paul's 2020 Stewardship Campaign
You should receive a pledge card in the mail and they are also available in the Narthex. This year we are also highlighting an easier way to pledge—online. Click the link below to pledge online.

All Saints Memorial Concert
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm
The Adult Choir, Consort, and Handbell Choir of St. Paul's invite you to a memorial concert, where we celebrate the lives of those we have loved and lost. Powerful instrumentals, moving poetry, and beautiful chorus celebrate living and dying in Christ in this uplifting concert. Every year at this concert, we list the names of those who have passed away since the Celebration of All Saints the year before. If you would like to submit a name to be read aloud, please email it to Donna .

Concert Memorials
A concert memorial is a wonderful way to recognize, through the offering of music, individuals or groups who have made a difference in our lives. If you would like to help sponsor the cost of this concert while honoring or memorializing a person(s), please contact Donna at the email address above.
Chapters in a Family: Issues from Birth to Death
Often our lives feel so busy with work, home, and family that we forget about our spiritual life. This can leave us feeling guilty or even feel like there’s something more out there. Perhaps instead we need to understand the two halves of life as described by Richard Rohr. Join us this Sunday as Scott Faulkner and Gerald Hancock have a conversation about what it means to fall upward, how loss can yield a spiritual gain, and share their perspectives based upon their experiences.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Do you knit, crochet or sew? The Prayer Shawl Ministry needs your help. We are running low on prayer shawls. As a group, we meet once a month on the last Thursday of the month. This month it will be October 31 from 9:30 to 11:00 in Founder’s Hall . However, you do not need to meet with the group. All that you need to do is make a shawl and bring it to Monna’s office. It can be done any place or any time. There are a few guidelines, so if you are interested, please join us on October 31 or contact me and I can help you with the details. We can even provide yarn and needles if you need them. Thanks for considering this ministry. Jane Muir nanadrives@comcast.net 615-566-8465 (call or text)
Beloved Community - in this Parish, in this Diocese, in the Episcopal Church and beyond!
As a congregation of the Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s participates in the Beloved Community. An informal gathering of members interested in racial reconciliation, telling the fuller story, and social justice will meet on November 6th in Damascas at 5:30pm . There are many ways to join Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in nurturing the body of Christ within the diocese of Tennessee, and the cities of Franklin and Nashville. For more information contact Jean Larson (jam.larson@gmail.com or 847-987-6949)
Theology on Thursday
6:30 pm in Barnabas
A book discussion of “Jesus and the Disinherited”, by Howard Thurman. Published in 1949, (70 years later) a look at God’s work in our lives as we struggle with today's issues and spiritual disengagement. Robert Collins and Gerald Hancock invite you to read this book and join in the discussion.

Nov. 7 - Book Discussion Session 4 - Hate
Nov. 14 - Book Discussion Session 5 - Love
Children's Communion Class
Children's Communion Class is being offered at 10 am on Sunday, November 10 and 17th . Children in Kindergarten and older are encouraged to come and learn about Holy Communion with Monna in the classroom across from Damascus. If you have a child who is interested, email libby@stapaulsfranklin.com to register. We will celebrate our children who take their first communion the following Sunday, November 24th. Make plans to stop by for some cake on your way to Christian Formation!
Mountain T.O.P. Sunday
On  Sunday, November 17 we will have our first ever Mountain T.O.P. Sunday!! The 8:45 and 11:00 o'clock services will be dedicated to celebrating this wonderful ministry that St. Paul's has been a part of for 23 years, as well as informing the congregation about its mission and how everyone can be involved. If you have ever been to Mountain T.O.P. as a camper or a chaperone and are interested in helping in some way, please let A.G. know!

If you have ever been to Mountain T.O.P., please wear your t-shirt and pin to church on the 17th!
English Tea Tickets
Get ready for Franklin's most scrumptious Christmas tradition! Contact Shannon in the church office to reserve your table! Seatings are available at 4 o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, December 14th. 
New! Diocesan Convention
If you are interested in serving as a delegate to the Diocese of Tennessee’s annual convention please contact Father Rusty-  rusty@stpaulsfranklin.com . The convention will be held at St. Bartholomew’s in Nashville. The dates of the convention are Friday/Saturday January 24-25, 2020. 
WSP heArt & Soul
The retreat committee has been hard at work pulling our wonderful heArt & Soul weekend together. If you are interested in helping in any way please let one of us know. Treasures for the goodie bags are being collected and if you would like to contribute to our bags either with an item or donation please let Katie, Kathy, Mindy, Vicki or Becky know. Our theme this year is, “This I Promise” and we will be using colors and rainbows. If you have joined us on the mountain in the past you know what an amazing and special weekend this is. If you have not joined us in the past, please consider coming to the heArt & Soul 2020 weekend ( February 7-9th). The registration form is available here.
Upcoming Dates:
  • November 4: All Saints Concert at 4PM
  • November 17: Mountain T.O.P. Sunday
  • December 4: Gathering for Good- Advent Wreaths