June 23, 2019 • Second Sunday after Pentecost:
Confirmation Sunday
Bishop Visitation This Sunday
The Rt. Reverend John C. Bauerschmidt , will conduct his official Episcopal Visitation at St. Paul's on Sunday, June 23. The bishop will officiate both services, including the sacramental rite of confirmation .

Our Confirmands

  • 8:30 am—Samuel Dale Tipps, Joseph McLaurin Hamilton, and Maggie Kathleen Tidwell

  • 11:00 am—Joy Miller, Elizabeth Myers, Daus Studenberg, Heather Studenberg, and Caitlin Thompson
Between our services, please enjoy our reception for Bishop Bauerschmidt and our confirmands in the parish hall.
Centering Prayer This Sunday at 4:00 pm
We will meet June 23, 4:00 pm in St. Andrew's Chapel. Please contact Michael Miller or Nancy Carter for more information.
Centering Prayer Red
We grow in relationship with God through worship
Summer Choir Schedule
Continuing through September 2, the St. Paul's Choir does not rehearse on Wednesdays during the summer months. Instead, we meet in the choir room at 10 am before the 11 o'clock service. If you'd like to try choir but were unable to attend Wednesday night rehearsals, please contact Angela Tipps to let her know you're joining us! 
Acolytes Needed
We’re looking for new 4th-graders (or are turning nine by December 31, 2019), any older youth who haven’t served but would like to, former acolytes who would consider returning to serving, and even adults who would like to help. We are particularly short-handed for the 11 o’clock service. We are willing to schedule training to suit your needs but need to know who you are. If you (or your youth) are in any of the categories mentioned, please email George Carlson. You may also call or text him at (931) 307-9094.
We equip all for ministry
St. Paul's 101 This Sunday at 12:30 pm
Location: Wise Room, parish hall, second floor, room 2-3. Our membership lunch, called St. Paul’s 101, is the primary avenue for becoming a member of the parish. Come and get to know our clergy and hear their vision for St. Paul’s. Learn more about various parish programs, ways to get involved, and what parish membership entails. Lunch and childcare provided.
Please let Rick Burcham know if you're interested in attending or click here .
Cursillo Reunion Group
Looking for a Cursillo Reunion Group? Don’t forget there is one every Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 pm in the Christian Education rooms just off the main parish hall. Open to all.
Subscribe to St. Paul’s Sermon Podcast
Missed a Sunday sermon or want to hear it again? Subscribe and listen on the go for that week’s or more than 40 others from our pulpit by searching for “Sermons from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church” on Apple and Google podcasts. We invite you to share your favorites with friends and family.
Sunday Worship Readings
Would you like to read the scripture appointed for an upcoming service before the usher hands you a bulletin? The Lectionary Page offers a liturgical calendar that links to the appointed Collect and Psalm from the Book of Common Prayer as well as the First Lesson, Epistle, and Gospel from the New Revised Standard Version Bible.
We bring seekers into the fellowship of the Church
Youth and Parents Labyrinth Experience
  • Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • Time: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Location: Parish Hall

Jerry Redditt will teach us about the Labyrinth as we experience this meditative practice. Dinner provided following the walk. SignUpGenius link coming soon.

Oasis Contemplative Service

  • Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019
  • Time: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Location: Parish Hall

We will walk the labyrinth as a group with a brief orientation to the labyrinth. We will have a brief liturgy about walking as a group for peace for ourselves, others, and the world.
Youth Volunteers Needed
Great things are happening with our parish youth ministry. We seek volunteers to help us launch our new program year this fall. If you have an interest to support the youth ministry in any way, big or small, please contact Fr. Colin.
Laymen's Conference
The Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee’s 73rd Annual Laymen’s Conference takes place the weekend of August 16–18, 2019, at the Dubose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee. This year’s theme is from John 3:16 and features an excellent program of speakers including UT football legend Johnny Majors. Please click here for more details.

The conference fee is $155 if you register by July 1, 2019, and $165 after that date. Those age 65 years and older enjoy a $10 discount. Please click here to register for the conference.

St. Paul’s has a reserved block of rooms at St. Mary’s Sewanee to lodge for a separate fee.
Father's Day Reception on June 19
The Foulk Family
The White Family
For our list of June Birthdays to say or send “Happy Birthday” wishes, please click here .
We bring the love of Christ to the larger community.
CONNECT Ministry
Offers a supportive place for people to come and address their financial needs and other problems they may be facing. With a limited budget each session, we attempt to help as many as possible; gas for vehicles, bus tickets, food certificates, utility payments, prescription assistance, and rental assistance. Through focused listening, we will look for additional needs and offer direction to other suitable resources. Our hope is to offer CONNECTIONS to get people to a better place.

To learn more, please contact Liz Huber
Committee members Joan Kellermann, Donna Jones, Liz Huber, and David Rowe
Senior Adult Ministry Presents
Senior Housing Option III: Legal and Financial
Considerations for Senior Adults

  • Where: Parish Hall
  • Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to noon

Discussion led by experts in financial and legal issues for senior adults, including Tim Takacs, a Certified Elder Care Attorney, covering important topics such as:

  • The relative costs of housing choices, comparing remaining at home versus a senior community or facility
  • Methods of funding long term care
  • Development of your life care plan
  • Planning for and protecting your financial legacy
  • Other vital issues

We set aside ample time for Q&A to address participants’ individual concerns. Our program is not just for senior adults. It is also appropriate for younger parishioners who may have concerns about their parents or are looking to plan for their own futures. All members of the St. Paul’s family are welcome.

To register, please email Hank Mills or call him at (615) 584-2396
Food Drive Report
Food Drive Report
Our thanks to everyone who supported our recent food drive! We donated 425 items to the food bank this time.
United Thank Offering (UTO) 
In-Gathering Report
Thanks to everyone who supported our United Thank Offering In-Gathering! Together we raised $755.70, all of which we add to the other funds gathered across the country. The UTO distributes 100% of these funds as grants to fund God's work around the world.

For more information, please contact Alice Gibson
UTO Blue Box
Other News
Phishing Emails
If you receive an email from Fr. Colin asking for money or gift cards, it is a scam. Several emails have been sent to parishioners purporting to be from Fr. Colin. These emails are from addresses similar to Fr. Colin’s email address. Please disregard these emails.
Lost and Found
What do these items have in common? Sunglasses, a Tennessee Titans cap, metal and plastic water bottles, jackets, a pillow left after our Lenten Series, adult sandals, and umbrellas galore. They’re all stored our Lost and Found bins in the northeast utility room off of the Parish Hall. On the last Sunday of each month, we’ll place them on display for you come by and claim. Please contact Jerry Redditt at (615) 364-8700, as she leads this reunification effort. 
Manage Your Giving Online
You may set up your online giving by scanning this QR code, by logging into Realm, or clicking here.

After logging in, select the fund: Pledge Account. You will have the option to make a single gift or to set up recurring donations.

Thanks for supporting St. Paul’s
Recurring Events
Oasis Contemplative Service —Meditative prayer is an ancient Christian practice that still holds meaning today as a form of worship, especially in a culture so full of noise, information, busyness, and unrest. Held the last Sunday of each month at 4:00 pm in St. Andrew’s Chapel, those who long for quiet and a profound experience of God’s presence will enjoy Oasis, an hour of reflection and silent prayer. 

Weekly Centering Prayer —On the Sundays the Oasis service is not held, we will meet in St. Andrew’s Chapel at 4:00 pm for one hour of centering prayer. Please contact
Michael Miller or Nancy Carter for more information.

Adult Lectionary Bible Study —On Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am upstairs in the Parish Hall, we gather examine the readings for the following Sunday. Jerry Redditt leads this group. Join us whenever you can. See item above to get the texts online, whether you attend or not.

Prayer Shawl Ministry —Wednesdays at 10:30 am until noon in Room 2-2

Cursillo Reunion Group —Looking for a Cursillo Reunion Group? Don’t forget there’s one every Wednesday at 5 pm in the Christian Education rooms just off the parish hall. Open to all.

Summer Adult Choir Continuing through September 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 to let her know you're joining us!

Movement & Balance Class —Thursdays from 8:30 am to 9:30 am 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 East Burton Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 .