Sunday, February 10, 2019
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
and Scout Sunday

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Recurring Events

Adult Lectionary Bible Study
This group meets Wednesday mornings 9:00-10:30 upstairs in the Parish Hall. We examine the readings for the following Sunday. Jerry Redditt leads this group. Join us whenever you can.

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

Choir Rehearsals
Adult Choir
Wed. 7:15-8:30

Senior Choristers
(grades 6-12)
Sun. 4:30-5:00

Junior Choristers
(grades 2-5)
Wed. 5:00-5:45

Ladies' Night Out
Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm

Connect Fund
On the first Sunday of each month, our loose plate offerings go to fund our CONNECT Ministry (Benevolence Fund)

This Sunday - Food Drive

St. Paul's quarterly food drive is  this  Sunday, February 10

We ask you bring items in grocery bags since our usual red bags were unavailable to pass out last week.

Thank you for your generous support and love for our Rutherford County friends and neighbors

Safety Committee Listening Sessions
Listening Sessions this Sunday  & 17
On January 6 and February 3 the St. Paul's Safety Committee shared the results of a yearlong study of our parish's security. We thank those who attended to learn about the committee's progress, findings, and some proposals.

The committee's next step is to host several listening sessions. Please come to St. Andrew's Chapel on Sunday, February 10 or 17, after the 7:30 service or during our Christian Education Hour to participate.
This Sunday is Scout Sunday

This Sunday we recognize our scouts. St. Paul's sponsors a Cub Scout Pack, a Boy Scout Troop and several Girl Scout Troops. Cub Scouts serve 1st through 5th graders. Boy Scouts serve 6th through 12th graders. Girl Scouts serve girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.

For more information or to volunteer, contact:
Boy Scouts - Fant Smith at
Cub Scouts - Jonathan Bartsch at
Girl Scouts - Cindy Guevart, Children's Ministry Coordinator

Adult Education Class
Sunday, February 10

Hazardous Saints In this Adult Christian Ed course we are examining six holy people of God to explore what makes a person a saint, what makes each of them hazardous, and how each is challenging us to claim and grow into our own sainthood. 

This Sunday morning we will focus on Oscar Romero with Fr. Bob Abstein as our presenter 

We hope you will join us in the Parish Hall at 9:45 am

                           Pilgrimage Cross Logo

Pilgrimage began Monday, January 21, from 6:30-8 pm. New people are encouraged to attend tomorrow, even if you missed the first three meetings Pilgrimage is our faith exploration program for adults. Meeting once a week for nine weeks, we will explore our liturgy, the church, and what it means to "belong" to the St. Paul's family. Childcare is available. 

For more information, contact Joyce Adkins at
This Sunday - Alpha Parenting Teenagers Course(5-7 pm)
February 10 session - Setting Boundaries
This session looks at how parenting teenagers involves gradually letting out the boundaries and giving them increasing freedom and responsibility. Email Amy Jackson with questions at
Parents Workshop
Navigating Our Digital World
When: Sat Feb. 16 from 9 am-1 pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church
Who: Parents!
Led by the Rev. Bobby Harding, Associate Minister for Family Ministries at First Presbyterian, this workshop will discuss how  digital media can bring our families together rather than
push us apart?
  After this short workshop you will walk away inspired and thinking differently about digital media and
its power in your family.  
Click HERE for information and to register.

The workshop is free and lunch will be provided.
Feel free to invite anyone you think might be interested.
Journeying in the Wilderness
An  8-Week Grief Support Group

Our small group will have no more than 10 to 12 participants. There will not be a charge for the group or for the materials provided. Within the Christian spiritual context we will use Scripture and Biblical images to introduce and encourage discussion about grief and ways in which those having experienced the death of a loved one might find comfort, meaning and growth. 

Jerry Redditt, LCSW and Kristi Hay, RN, BSN will facilitate the group. Both having extensive professional training and experience on this subject.  For more information, please feel free to contact  Kristi at (615) 962-0360.

Meets 6:15 to 7:45 on Monday nights starting February 18

Those interested in attending please email by February 16

The Feast of Absalom Jones
6 pm on February 17 at  Christ  Church Cathedral

Preaching : The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey N. Leath, AME Bishop, 
the 13th District of Kentucky and Tennessee

Celebrating : The Rt. Rev. John Bauerschmidt, 
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee

Special Music : St. Bartholomew's Chamber Singers


Chili Cook-Off on February 15

Dust off those recipe books and get your team together to hone your favorite chili recipe.  This fellowship event is for individuals and teams, participants and tasters, young and old, so mark  your calendars now. 

Sign up to participate, judge, or attend  (fellowship & eat) in the Parish Hall or by emailing 

Famous Murfreesboro Chefs to judge! 
Prizes awarded! Chili to taste!
                            Ladies Night Out

Ladies' Night Out

Please join us on Thursday evening, February 14, anytime between 6:00 and 9:00 at the home of Libby Willis at 730 East Burton Street in Murfreesboro (two blocks behind Central Magnet School at the corner of Burton and Hale).

It is a very casual evening intended simply for fellowship. People typically bring along whatever beverage they might like to drink. If your day permits, bring along a snack to share as well. Hope to see you!

Please call Libby at (615) 545-0220 with questions.

Men's Club

Thursday, February 14.  Jimmie Beasley will cook this month and promises a tasty and filling dinner. Fellowship and beverages at 6 p.m. dinner at 6:30 p.m.  Hope all can come.  Please reply to the e-mail you received if you plan on being there. 

Contact Tom Washer for more information at

What's a Supper Club?  It is a potluck dinner at a host's home; an informal and relaxed setting. It's a great way for newcomers and long-timers to gather. If you have loved past iterations such as Red Plate Dinner Club and Amazin' Grazin' Dinner Club, then you will love Savor & Share. If you have never participated, give it a try!
What's the Agenda? The only agenda is to get to know one another better and share food and fellowship (no program - just dinner, hospitality, and conversation).
Who Can Participate? All adults who attend St. Paul's (members and visitors) are invited to participate! Singles, Couples, and Friends are all welcome to sign up.
How Does it Work? Everyone who has signed up will be assigned to host one month and attend the other two months (Mar/Apr/May) in groups of 6 to 8. Generally, the host provides a main dish, and the guests contribute the rest of the meal (salad, sides, dessert, beverages, etc.). This is coordinated within each group by the host.
Please email by February 17 to join the fun! If you (or someone else is interested) but do not use email, please call Kiffin at (615) 785-5660.

Thank You for Your Prayers!
Carole Felciano is now in remission from cancer! She wants to thank everyone for their prayers thus far and for your continued prayers for her continued remission.
womens retreat
Women's Retreat, April 26-28, May Be Canceled
The ASK: Please use the link below to answer a quick, few questions about your interest in attending a women's retreat this year. 

EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND, please use the link and let us know that. If we do not have enough interest, we will have to cancel. 

Click HERE

The WHY: We need to assess the interest in participating in order to determine whether to continue with this year's retreat. 

Thank you!

Senior Luncheon -  February 28

Senior parishioners (ages 70+), please mark your calendars for our next Senior Birthday Luncheon, to be held
Thursday, February 28,  at 11:30 am in the Parish Hall.
Written invitations will be mailed this week to parishioners who have identified  themselves as 70+ eligible!
Art Growden Stepping Down as
St. Paul's Director of 
Art Growden has served as St. Paul's Director of Communications for the past six years and we have been greatly blessed by his gifts as a graphic designer. Due to other commitments, including teaching responsibilities at MTSU, Art has decided to step down from his staff position. We are incredibly grateful for his ministry over the past six years.
Please thank Art for all he has done for St. Paul's!
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 After logging in, select the fund: Pledge Account. You will have the option to make a single gift or set up recurring gifts.
Thank you for your support of St. Paul's.
Prayer for our Future Rector

February Birthday List
Please click  HERE f or a list to say or send 
"Happy Birthday" wishes!

Parish Contacts 

Interim Rector
Fr. Colin Ambrose
Rector Emeritus
Fr. Gene Wise
Senior Warden Ed Arning
Junior Warden
Barry Huber
Formation & Liturgy
David Rowe
Pastoral Care
Kathleen Herzog
Liz Huber
Pam Burcham
Rick Burcham
Kathy Reeves
Angela Tipps
Krista Phillips
Amy Jackson
Cindy Guévart
Dierdri Matteson
Sharon Teets
Kathy Warlick
Alice Gibson
Jennifer McGuire
Jeanmarie Martin