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Reminders for Sunday, July 14:
  1. Holy Eucharist at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 6:00 PM
  2. Adult Christian Formation following the 8 o'clock service
  3. Bluegrass and Stained Glass at the 10 o'clock service
  4. Lemonade in the Shade in the front courtyard following the 10 o'clock service
Bluegrass and Stained Glass
Back by popular demand! Join us on  July 14 at the 10 o'clock service  for our next Bluegrass and Stained Glass service!
Update your contact info!
We are updating our records this summer! Staff will be available during lemonade in the shade on Bluegrass and Stained glass Sundays 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!
We have 25 folks attending Mountain T.O.P. this year, which means we need a LOT of tools for the service projects! Click here to see what all we need. You can either loan us the items for the week or donate them to St. Paul's Mountain T.O.P. supply closet. If you would like the item back, please let AG know and mark the item with duct tape and your last name in permanent marker. Please drop off all items in the bin in Founders Hall by July 17th. Thank you for helping us collect the tools we need to best serve our neighbors living in substandard housing in Grundy County!
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).
Men of St. Paul's Annual BBQ and Summer Cook-Out
This year's event is on  Saturday, July 27th, 2019 , from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at St Paul's Episcopal Church (it'll be easy to find...just follow that great BBQ smell down West Main Street). As always, you can enjoy the savory pulled pork BBQ, smoked chicken, beans, slaw, hot mix, “hoe cakes", and more — cooked over hickory coals by the award-winning St Paul's cooking team. There will be music, games for children, a great meal, and good fellowship. Delicious desserts will be available as well, provided by the Women of St. Paul's. Tickets will be $12 each. Click here to preorder!
Registration Time- Education for Ministry (EfM)
The Right Reverend George Councell, former bishop of New Jersey, was fond of saying that it is hard to be an adult Christian with an 8th grade education. He was a proponent of adult Christian formation in general, and Education for Ministry (EfM) in particular. His words have spurred many to learn more about their faith. St. Paul’s has an active EfM group. This coming year we will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 pm. Meetings resume in September, but now is the time to register. If you are interested in the bible, church history, and Christian theology EfM could be the program for you. For more information contact Jean Larson at or 847-987-6949 (cell) or Kelly Pitsenberger at or 615-598-6695 (cell).
Bad Girls' Book Club
A reminder that we meet on Tuesday, July 23 to discuss  The Soul of America  by John Meacham. As most all know, we meet the 4th Tuesday of the month & in Founder's Hall - 6:30 to 8:00 - as usual, the Founder's door will open by 5:45 & lock at 7:15. Please bring a light appetizer &/or drink to share; if you arrive a bit early, thank you in advance for getting plates, napkins, plastic-ware + pitchers of water out & on the table. 

Here follows a list of upcoming titles*:
-August 27 -  Lilac Girls  by Martha Hall Kelly
-September 24 -  Unsheltered, a Novel  by Barbara Kingsolver
-October 22:  Warlight  by Michael Odaatje (author of  The English Patient )

[*Landmark Booksellers in Franklin offers a book club discount if you purchase a book club title from them.]

Happy reading!
Ann D., Kathy B. & Virginia C.
Makers' Table Week
Makers’ Table is holding a week of Craft Immersion for Women, July 29 - Aug 2 , 9:00-4:00 in Barnabas. Anyone interested in focusing on creating in a supportive environment is welcome to join us for any or all days. Monday-Tuesday—Fabric & Fiber (sew your own project, knit, crochet, et al); Wednesday—Pottery; Thursday—Painting (bring your supplies, any medium); Friday—Paper (origami, cards, bookmaking, et al). Questions: , .
Parish Picnic
Parish Picnic at Jim Warren Park
Saturday, August 24 at 4:00 pm
Congrats, MOSP!
Congratulations to Mike Gengler & the Men of St. Paul's for being nominated for the annual Franklin Tomorrow Exemplary Community Volunteer Award!
Some have asked about Kristy Moore’s office hours and check protocol. Here is a breakdown of both:
Our Finance Director has the following regular office hours: Mondays from 9am-2pm and Thursdays from 9am-2pm.
  • Payment Requests forms are located in the copy room.
  • Checks are printed on Thursdays are generally signed that weekend and mailed the following Monday.
  • If requested, checks can be ready for pickup Thursday afternoons or Fridays.
Kristy’s email is , appointments are always available.
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). 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!  
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.
Upcoming Dates:
  • July 27: Men's BBQ
  • August 24: Parish Picnic
  • August 25: St. Paul's Birthday Celebration