May 26, 2019 • Sixth Sunday of Easter
Worship
We grow in relationship with God through worship.
Summer Worship Times Begin - This Sunday

Beginning This Sunday May 26, we begin our summer worship schedule with two services on Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11:00 am.

Oasis Service - This Sunday at 4:00 pm

SUNDAY, May 26 at 4 pm in St. Andrew’s Chapel.  If you are yearning
 for a quiet place, removed from the hubbub and busyness of life where you can be close to God, come to a new service we are calling Oasis, one hour of reflection and silent prayer.


   Sunday, June 2 at 10 am in the Chapel. This opportunity comes between Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Memorial Day and within the Easter Season. Scriptures, reflective music, making of a spring bouquet, and remembering with a name and a remembrance is a good way of giving thanks for the blessings that your loved one gave throughout their life time. We want to honor them and the relationship and love you shared with them. Please come to this wonderfully comforting and uplifting 30 minute service.
 
Pentecost Service
Pentecost Sunday - June 9
One Service at 10 am
Pentecost Picnic Follows at St. Paul's
 
On Sunday, June 9 we will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost at St. Paul's, giving thanks for God's gift of the Holy Spirit. We will gather for a special Pentecost service at 10 am. This will be followed by a potluck picnic. Barbecue and buns will be provided. We ask that you bring a side or dessert. We will have our annual cakewalk and activities for the kids.
 
Bishop Visitation—June 23 

Our Bishop, The Rt. Reverend John C. Bauerschmidt will be visiting with us on June 23 at both services. During his visit the bishop will perform confirmations. If you wish to be confirmed please speak with Fr. Colin.
 
Acolyte Training

Sessions for “new” acolytes (youth turning 9 by December 31, 2019 OR starting 4 th grade in the fall, OR older); those who have served previously (at St. Paul’s or elsewhere) and not currently serving but who wish to return; and current St. Paul’s acolytes who want to train for new positions. When: May 25 (I know that’s Memorial Day weekend) in hour blocks between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Contact George Carlson at VistanTN@BLomand.net for additional information.
Graduating Seniors
Youth Sunday - May 19
 
Club 3-4-5
May 3
Rick Byrne Memorial
Trivia Night Winners
May 17

1st Place
Discipleship
We equip all for ministry.  


No Christian Education

Christian Education will resume in August.
 

Make VBS the Mane Event! 

This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God's goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. 

VBS is from June 3-June 7 from 9 am to noon each day. 

Cost is $25 per child/$65 family max. 

Click  here  to register.
 
If you have any questions, contact Cindy Guevart at  children@stpaulsmboro.org
Journeying in the Wilderness

St. Paul’s second Grief Support Group will begin on Monday June 17 and continue through August 5, 2019. This will be an eight week group for those who have lost a
loved one through death. Limited space available. We meet in the library. Jerry Redditt and Kristi Hay will be the facilitators. Based on Scripture and biblical images, this will an opportunity to learn more about grief, to share the journey of the wilderness of grief. 
Contact Kristi at 615-962-0360.
 
choir
Summer Choir

Beginning June 2, through Sept. 2 , the St. Paul's Choir does not rehearse on Wednesdays during the summer months. Instead, we meet in the choir room at 10:00 before the 11:00 service. If you'd like to try choir but are unable to attend Wednesday night rehearsals, please contact Angela Tipps at music@stpaulsmboro.org to let her
know you're joining us!
 
Bible222

Sunday Worship Readings

Would you like to read the scriptures
before hearing them on service
on Sunday morning.
Click here.
Fellowship
We bring seekers into the fellowship of the Church.  

Senior Coffee & Conversation

The next Coffee & Conversation event will be held Friday,
June 14, 9:30-11:00 am in the Christian Ed. Rooms
behind Parish Hall. 

Note: This is a week later than usual due to
Vacation Bible School.
 


Outreach
We bring the love of Christ to the larger community. 


Death Row Prison Visitation Ministry

If you are currently visiting or corresponding with an inmate on death row or in prison, or if you are interested in this ministry, please contact Hank Mills ( russell.mills4@att.net ) or Ellen Donovan ( donovan.ellen@gmail.com ). We seek to establish a group that can support this ministry and would like to know who is involved. 
 
Other News



Prayer for Our New Rector Search


For the May Birthdays to say or send “Happy Birthday” wishes, please CLICK HERE.








For the June Birthdays to say or send “Happy Birthday” wishes, please


Staff Additions

We are very pleased to announce two new staff members at St. Paul. Rick Burcham is
our new Membership Coordinator and Heather Studenberg is our new
Director of Communications. Rick and Heather bring tremendous gifts to our staff and we are excited for them to begin their new ministries at St. Paul’s.
Lost and Found

What do all these items have in common? Sunglasses, Titan ball cap, metal water bottles and plastic ones too, jackets, pillow left after Lenten series, adult sandals, and umbrellas galore. They are in the St. Paul’s LOST AND FOUND BINS in the Storage room off the Parish. The last Sunday of each month they will be on display in the parish hall, Come by and claim. Contact Jerry Redditt 615-364-8700.
 
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Missed a Sunday service? Subscribe and listen to that week’s sermon by searching for “Sermons from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church” on Apple and Google podcasts.
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Recurring Events
Oasis Contemplative Service
Last Sunday Each Month at 4:00 pm in St. Andrew’s Chapel
If you are yearning for a quiet place removed from the hubbub and busyness of life where you can be close to God, come to a new service we are calling Oasis, one hour of reflection and silent prayer in the midst of our Lenten wandering. 

Weekly Centering Prayer - 4:00 pm on Sundays in St. Andrew's Chapel
On the Sundays the Oasis service is not held, we will meet in St. Andrew’s for one hour of centering prayer. Please contact Michael Miller ( millermichael14@gmail.com) or Nancy Carter ( nancy.w.carter@gmail.com ) for more information.

Adult Lectionary Bible Study —Wednesday mornings from 9:00 to 10:30 upstairs in the Parish Hall. We examine the readings for the following Sunday. Jerry Redditt leads this group. Join us whenever you can.
See item above to get the readings on-line, whether you attend or not.

Prayer Shawl Ministry —Wednesdays 10:30-Noon, Room 2-2

Summer Adult Choir - Beginning June 2, through Sept. 2 , the St. Paul's Choir does not rehearse on Wednesdays during the summer months. Instead, we meet in the choir room at 10:00 before the 11:00 service. If you'd like to try choir but are unable to attend Wednesday night rehearsals, please contact Angela Tipps at music@stpaulsmboro.org to let her know you're joining us!

Movement & Balance Class —Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 in the Christian Education Room behind the parish hall, instructor Jim Genet leads an exercise class focusing on movement and balance. Several parish members highly recommend him. The fee is $10 per class. Text Jim at (615) 427-3406 to sign up.

Ladies’ Night Out —Second Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm at Libby Willis' home,
730 E. Burton Street, downtown Murfreesboro (2 blocks behind Central Magnet, corner of Burton & Hale).
Parish Contacts
Interim Rector

Rector Emeritus

Senior Warden

Junior Warden

Formation & Liturgy

Pastoral Care

Outreach

Newcomers

Membership Coordinator