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A Note From Polk DEAR FRIENDS: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ! St. Paul’s is a church that lives into its mission statement: “…to worship God and to bring all into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ.” We do this through a variety of worship services, educational opportunities, service projects, and much more. Whether you are new to our church, or have been attending for many years, I encourage you to read this booklet and discover all the ways that you can involve yourself at St. Paul’s. St. Paul’s is a dynamic community of all ages where amazing things are happening. Please join us and be a part of what God is doing among us and through us. Blessings, Polk+


Membership According to the Canons of the Episcopal Church, membership in any given parish is made possible through the sacrament of Holy Baptism. Those wishing to make St. Paul’s their parish home, please contact the parish office to arrange a meeting with the clergy. At this time the clergy will receive your baptismal information and will discuss with you the expectations that come with church membership. We recognize all Christian baptisms. If you have not been baptized, the clergy will talk to you about the baptismal process.

Open House Events Want to learn more about St. Paul’s? How do we live into our mission? How can you get involved? Attend our bi-monthly Newcomer Gathering to learn the answers to these questions and much more. This informal gathering meets in the Parish Hall from 7 pm—8:30 pm. Light refreshments are served. Childcare is provided. Dates are published in the church calendar.

Why become a member of St. Paul’s? 1. Provides a spiritual family to support and encourage you in your walk with Christ (Galatians 6:1–2; Hebrews 10:24–25).  2. Gives you a place to discover and use your gifts in ministry (1 Corinthians 12:4–27).  3. Gives you the accountability that you need to grow (Ephesians 5:21).


Souls to Worship Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name Psalm 103


Sunday Services 7:15 am 8:30 am 9:45 am 11:00 am

Communion Service (Piano)* Communion Service—Family Friendly (Organ) Christian Education Hour Communion Service with Choir (Organ)

*The 7:15 am service resumes on Sunday, September 9th

Weekday Services Wednesday: Communion Service (Rite I)—7 am (Chapel)


Wednesday: Communion Service (Rite II)—12 pm (Chapel)**


**Individuals can receive anointing and healing prayers at this service Nursery—We have three classrooms divided by age: Infant (birth to 18 months), Toddler (18 months to 3 years), Preschool (3 years to PreK/5 years). The nursery is open from 8:15 am until the conclusion of the 11 am service. At least two workers staff each room during worship services and other church events, depending on the need. The nursery activities include playtime, prayer, snack, story and crafts. 

Music at St. Paul’s MUSIC FOR SERVICES

Music is an important part of our worship experience at St. Paul’s. While most of the music you hear comes from our Anglican heritage, we also draw from other musical traditions. Two ways to get involved include:

CHOIR The St. Paul's Choir provides music for the 11:00 am worship service. A highlight of the choir year is the annual service of Lessons and Carols. Contact our choir director, Angela Tipps, for more information (

CHORISTERS Children in grades 2 through 8 are invited to sing with the St. Paul’s Choristers. The program instructs children in singing and fosters their love of classical choral music. Rehearsals are on Wednesday afternoons. We use the Royal School of Church Music curriculum, Voice for Life, and sing each month at either the 8:30 am or 11:00 am services. The program is instructed by our choir director, Angela Tipps. Rehearsals begin August 15. Email Angela Tipps ( for more information.

Home Communion Following the services of Holy Eucharist, Lay Eucharistic Visitors are sent forth by the worshipping body of Christ to administer the sacraments to parishioners in private homes, nursing homes and hospitals. Arrangements for this ministry are made through the clergy.

Centering Prayer Centering Prayer is a silent style of prayer whose roots can be traced to the first-century desert fathers. This ancient practice’s objective is foster a closer relationship with God and to establish a discipline to maintain that relationship. St. Paul’s has two centering Prayer groups that meet weekly: Tuesday from 5–6 pm at 3034 Hartford Drive; contact Sandy Clemmons for information (867–6318). Thursday from 10–11 am in the Parish Hall; contact Nancy Carter for information ( 7

Holy Baptism

Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s body, the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble. Parents and godparents are to be instructed in the meaning of Baptism, in their duties to help the new Christians grow in the knowledge and love of God, and in their responsibilities as members of the Church. In preparation for this sacrament, adults participate in our Pilgrimage program. Contact the clergy if you wish to schedule a baptism.

Days for Holy Baptism The Baptism of Our Lord, Easter, Pentecost, Bishop’s Visitation, All Saints’ Day


Confirmation/Reception Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop. If you have already been confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church or Eastern Orthodox traditions, you do not need to be confirmed again. Instead, you may be received into the Episcopal Church by the bishop. Our Pilgrimage course (see p. 12) serves as preparation for adults. Confirmation will occur during the spring during the bishop’s visitation.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness - PSALM 29:2


Celebration and Blessing of Marriage

The sacrament of Holy Matrimony at St. Paul’s is available to all members of the parish. All requests go to the clergy, who meet with the couple before beginning pre-marital counseling. Pre-marital counseling usually involves six sessions spread over several weeks. At least one of the persons being married must be baptized. If there has been a previous marriage by either person, approval of the bishop is required. Contact the Parish Office for a Guidelines for Weddings brochure and to make the initial appointment if you are considering being married at St. Paul’s.


Traditionally known as confession, reconciliation is the private confession of sins to a priest. Each Sunday we corporately repent of our sins, followed by absolution by the priest. While individual

reconciliation is not necessary, in the case of serious sins that are troubling the conscience, private reconciliation with a priest can be the means by which we are assured of God’s forgiveness and love. Reconciliation is a powerful, yet neglected, sacrament. If you are interested in receiving private reconciliation, please speak to a priest.

Christian Burial

The clergy are available to assist you and your family before, during, and after the death of a loved one. Please contact the clergy near the time of death to arrange for a pastoral visit. For assistance in planning your funeral service please contact the parish office. Those who wish to memorialize a loved one may make contributions to the Memorial Fund or to a specific ministry of St. Paul’s.




Lectors participate in the worship services by reading the Old and New Testament lessons and the prayers. Training is provided for preparing the readings and delivering them effectively from the lectern. Contact Richard Detmer ( for more information.

Following the tradition of the early church, many of our youth serve the clergy and congregation during worship services. Acolytes are included in a variety of functions including the lighting of the candles, and the processions in and out of the church, as well as serving at the altar. This opportunity for ministry is open to youth, ages eight to eighteen. Annual training sessions assist all those who choose to serve in this meaningful way. Contact Alex Hollis ( for more information.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

Serving the chalice during the Holy Eucharist is the role of the Lay Eucharistic Minister. Lay Eucharistic Ministers are assigned to all worship services and are responsible for finding a substitute if a conflict arises with their date. At some services, Eucharistic Ministers read the Prayers of the People or the Psalm. When no Acolytes are scheduled, a Eucharistic Minister often serves as crucifer and helps with the alms basins. Contact the clergy for more information. 10


The ministry of greeters seeks to “welcome one another, just as Christ has welcomed you� (Romans 15:7). Greeters welcome our newcomers, walking them through the service, and making sure they meet other parishioners and the clergy. Contact Kathy Dillon (896–9010) for more information.

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. - JAMES 4:8


Flower Guild

Ushers work in partnership to make each service run smoothly. Ushers check the pews before and after each service, distribute worship leaflets, assist with seating, ring the church bell, collect the offering, and record attendance for the service. Contact Joe Ennamorato ( for more information.

Charged with preparing the flowers for Sunday services and other Parish events, the guild is made up of teams who work one weekend per month and floating members who fill in on 5th Sundays and special occasions. There is also a Junior Guild for children 1st grade and up to learn the art of liturgical flower arranging. No prior experience is required; training will be provided as necessary. Contact Sudi Luboniecki ( if you are interested in participating.

Altar Flowers

Sunday altar flowers may be given in memory, in thanksgiving, or in celebration of people or events. Dedication envelopes are located on the welcome table in the Narthex and on the back bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Requests for specific flowers should be made two weeks prior to the dedication and can be indicated on the envelope or by contacting Sudi Luboniecki (

Altar Guild

Altar Guild members serve in teams to prepare the altar and be present at all services to which they are assigned. They reverently care for the sacred vessels, linens, and hangings for all services, including weddings and funerals. Training is provided for new members, and all are welcome. Contact Martha Worley (896–1319).


Minds to Learn

Christian Education

Pilgrimage Our faith exploration program for adults, called Pilgrimage, runs in two 9-week sessions, meeting on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8 pm. During the Fall Session, we cover the history of the Episcopal Church, Christian/Anglican culture, Hebrew scripture, New Testament, the Sacraments, the Book of Common Prayer, and why we do the things we do. During the Winter/Spring Session, we explore who Jesus is, what it means to be Christian, faith and belief, our individual gifts, our place in the life of the church, and the relationship God wishes to have with His creation. Childcare is available. Contact Joyce Adkins ( if you have questions or are interested in attending.

Cursillo To explain Cursillo to someone who has never experienced Cursillo is, at best, difficult. Often, for those who have experienced Cursillo, it is still somewhat mystifying. The reason behind the mystery is God. No one can fully explain how God touches each person in His special/unique way throughout the various elements of the Cursillo Movement. The name Cursillo is Spanish, meaning short course, and refers to a 3day weekend retreat focusing on Jesus and His call to us to be Christian leaders. Cursillo occurs annually in the Diocese of Tennessee. Following the weekend, Cursillo offers a “way of life,” encouraging us by piety, study, and action to live a balanced and productive Christian life. Contact Fr. Polk ( or Joyce Adkins ( if you are interested in attending.

EFM Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EFM) program provides individuals with the education to carry out that ministry. EFM is a four-year course of theological Bible study and reflection for lay persons. The program begins in the fall and runs for nine months. Contact Ron Messier ( or Nancy Carter ( for more information.


Gifts & Talents Workshop A six-session workshop designed to help us name and claim the gifts God has given uniquely to us as individuals. This is a wonderful exercise to discover what God truly sees in us, and then how those gifts and talents can best be offered back to God in ministry. One of the sessions, for example, asks you to look at your life’s heroes/heroines. Great lessons may be learned from this exercise. What other workshop attendees glean from your comments and, then, relate back to you will be stunning. The Diocese of Tennessee has supported this workshop for many years, dating back to the 1980s, and has consistently heard from attendees who said they were overjoyed with the revelations from this experience.

Lectionary Bible Study Join us each Wednesday at 9 am in the Parish Hall to discuss the upcoming Sunday readings. No preparation or special knowledge of Scripture is required. Even if you can’t come every Wednesday, come when you can! Contact Jerry Redditt (364–8400) for more information.

Dream Group The Dream Group meets on Tuesday afternoons at 4 pm to discuss dreams within Christian and Jungian perspectives. We consider dreams to be symbolic, often about our inner spiritual processes. We look to the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we work toward understanding our spiritual lives. Contact Pidge Cash ( for more information.

Episcopal Peace Fellowship The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) is a national organization connecting all who seek a deliberate response to injustice and violence and want to pray, study and take action for justice and peace in our communities, our church, and the world. We are called to do justice, dismantle violence, and strive to be peacemakers. Episcopal Peace Fellowship meets the last Thursday evening of each month. Contact Art Growden ( for more information. 11 13

Children’s Education Formation for Children When a child is baptized, the child’s parent claims the responsibility for “seeing that the child is brought up in the Christian faith and life” and promises by their “prayers and witness to help their child grow into the full stature of Christ.” These vows remind us that Christian formation begins at home. It is the responsibility of each parent to pray for his or her child, to guide the child in the love and knowledge of God, and to involve the child in the common life and worship of the church. The classes offered at St. Paul are meant to assist, not supplant, the role of Christian parents.

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Catechesis is a ministry for children ages 3–12 (through sixth grade) that helps our children live out St. Paul’s mission statement: to worship God and to bring all into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. The program’s philosophy is that children have a religious life, that God is present to them, and that they are capable of developing a conscious and intimate relationship with God. The program provides guidance and vocabulary to enable them to become aware of this relationship and to express it. Catechesis occurs on Sunday during the Christian Education Hour (9:45 -10:45 am).

Children’s Church Children’s Church, located off the Parish Hall, is a worship experience for children three-and-a-half to age eight. In Children’s Church, we use music and story to provide a space in which children can worship as children. Children’s Church begins at 8:15 am. Children are brought into the main service during the

Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. - BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

announcements to receive Eucharist with their parents.

Scouts St. Paul's sponsors a Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, and Girl Scout Troop. The Cub Scout calendar runs with the traditional school year (August-May), highlighted by monthly Den and Pack meetings, projects helping the boys grow in many areas, and occasional camping ventures. Cub Scouts is for 1st through 5thgraders; a boy can enter the process at any step along the way. Our Boy and Girl Scout troops meet on a weekly basis through the year. Scouts are for 6th through 12th graders. For information about Boy Scouts, contact Fant Smith ( For information about Girl Scouts, contact Dierdri Matteson (

Children’s Library We encourage parents and children to utilize the Children’s Library located in Children’s Church. Books range from children’s stories to books about parenting. Please use the sign-out sheet when checking out books.

Choristers Children in grades 2 through 8 are invited to sing with the St. Paul’s Choristers. See description on p. 7.

Acolyte Program Following the tradition of the early church, many of our youth serve the clergy and congregation during worship services. See description on p. 10.


Youth Education St. Paul’s Youth is our parish’s community of young people, where we learn, practice, and grow an authentic Jesuscentered faith. We gather to discover the way of Jesus so that we may be the Church, not of the future, but as active members of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church that is gathering to bless the world today! Come and see.


culture and talk about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in our current context. We will learn to engage and interact with popculture and art and not just be "consumers" of it.  Want to subvert the system?  Want to profoundly discover Jesus in every part of our culture?  Then come join us during our Sunday school hour in the youth room in St. Margaret's Hall. Film School is open to all 7th – 12th graders.

Youth Community (Sunday 5—7 pm)

Film School (Sunday Morning)

Youth Community is our night of youth worship and fellowship. We gather to seek spiritual formation by experimenting in the way of Jesus through music, common prayer, art, and food.

Film School is where we seek spiritual formation into the image of Jesus through story and conversation. Using films, TV shows, and other forms of media, we will dive into our world of pop

A large part of our worship is gathering around the Bible to discover its implication for our lives and how we live the mission of God together. If you are looking for an authentic adult

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. - ISAIAH 54:13

faith, where everything is talkabout-able and no one is left out, then come join us! Youth Community is open to all 6th – 12th graders.

discovering our vocation as the hands and feet of Jesus, as well as building more intimate friendships with one another, and rest.

Junior Youth Club

The Way of St. Margaret

Because transitioning to youth group can be an intimidating move, Junior Youth Club exists to get kids more comfortable with youth group culture. We gather together to play games, experiment with art, and build lasting relationships in the name of Jesus! Curious? Come and see. Open to all 6th – 8th graders.

Christian formation is a lot like an athlete in training; it takes lots of daily practice. The Way of St. Margaret’s is a mid-week, small group gathering, during Lent, where we practice intentional community, spiritual disciplines and making vows. Youth who attend this program are eligible for the Rite of Confirmation.

Youth Retreats Once in the fall and once in the spring, the youth of St. Paul's head up to Debose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN for a retreat. We retreat to break away from the fast-paced, highly regimented, and over-stimulated ways of teenagerdom.  Our retreats typically center on


Hearts to Love St. Paul’s is a caring community that spends time together. We are intentional in providing opportunities to develop relationships within our church family.

Loving Relationships

Dinner Clubs The St. Paul’s Dinner Clubs meet regularly either in homes or restaurants so that parishioners can enjoy good conversation, wonderful food, and lots of laughter together. The club meets in the spring and fall. Look for the sign up sheet in the Parish Hall. Contact Dot Jackson (896–1654) for more information.

Episcopal Church Women Re-started at St. Paul's after a 20-year break, ECW has as its members all women parishioners at least 18 years old. Our mission is to assist the women of the church in carrying out Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world and in taking their place as leaders in the life, governance, and worship of the church. For more information, contact Claire Bradford (

Ladies’ Night Out Women of all ages and stages in life are encouraged to join in the fun. You don't have to have children under three, in high school or out of the nest; you don't need to work full-time, half-time or any don't need to be or do anything in particular in order to enjoy our time together. We gather in a very casual atmosphere to chat and get to know each other just a bit better. Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6 pm at the home of Libby Willis (730 E. Burton St.).

Second Wednesday Suppers A parish-wide supper in the Parish Hall on the second Wednesday of the month from 5 pm to 7 pm. *Second Wednesday Suppers do not occur in Lent and in Summer.


Men’s Club Men's Club is a monthly dinner meeting designed to provide the men of the parish with an opportunity to meet and enjoy fellowship over beverages and a meal. The meals are prepared by a different complement of "volunteer" cooks each month. All men of the parish ages 21 and older are welcome. Meets the first Thursday of every month in the Parish Hall.

Over 70-Birthday Luncheon The over-70 birthday luncheons are held once each quarter to celebrate the birthdays of our members who are 70+; there is no obligation on the part of the participants, except to RSVP and come enjoy food and fellowship! Your birthday need not fall during the quarter to join in the fun. If you, or your spouse/significant other, are 70+ years young, and you wish to join the birthday celebrations, we welcome your participation. Contact Laney Golden ( for more information.


Hearts to Love – Parents & Children

Parent’s, Children, and Young Adults

Parents Group


The Parents Group at St. Paul’s is a community of parents who seek to support and encourage one another, freeing us to encounter Christ’s love for us as parents, for our children, and for our families. Parents Group meets on Sunday during the Christian Education Hour for learning and discussion. In addition, the Parents Group gathers for fellowship events throughout the year. For more information, contact Fr. Colin (

Dad’s Dinner Once a month Dads gather for dinner for fellowship and spiritual accountability. Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Parent’s Night Out Parent’s Night Out gives parents a “night out” by themselves and provides childcare for church parent events. Children up through age 10 may be dropped off at the nursery any time after 6 p.m., to be picked up at 9:30. The children enjoy theme-based activities including crafts, snack, and 30–45 minute faith-based video. The sign-up deadline is the Monday before Parent’s Night Out. Sign-up sheets are posted in the nursery. You may also send an email to

Nursery St. Paul’s nursery is a community that cares for children through love, play, and tending to their emotional needs. Children are very special to our Lord, and they are very special to us. We strive to make each child feel welcome and comfortable. On Sunday mornings, the nursery is open from 8:15 am until the conclusion of the 11 am service. We have three classrooms, divided by age: Infant (birth to 18 months), Toddler (18 months to 3 years), Preschool (3 years to Pre-K/5 years). At least two workers staff each room during worship services and other church events. The nursery activities include playtime, prayer, snack, story, and occasional craft. 

Hearts to Love – Young Adults Our Young Adults Ministry, which we affectionately call “YAMS,” is open to people of all walks of life. We are a diverse, multi-generational group. Some members have kids, some are single, some are committed members of our church, and others are still searching for a more profound understanding of the way of Jesus.  All of this is to say, if you're looking for a welcoming community, you are always welcome to join us! For more information on Young Adult programs contact Steven, our Director of Young Adults ( YAMS Night We gather monthly on a Saturday night for dinner, conversation, and prayer. Starts at six and goes all night. An evening of fellowship and connection.

YAMS Second Wednesday Bible Study Gathers after the Second Wednesday Supper in the youth room for a theological conversation centered on the Bible and its implications for our life together.

Taize Service and Social Taize is a monastic community in France known for writing highly accessible and profoundly contemplative music. The service usually lasts about an hour, and the YAMS will gather in the parish hall afterwards for wine and hors d'oeuvres. It is a deeply spiritual time of prayer and fellowship.

YAMS Retreats Our Young Adults group retreats twice a year. In the fall, our retreat is centered on Christian formation and Sabbath rest.  In the spring, we take a trip for the purpose of fellowship and friendship.  The purpose of all our retreats is to break away from the rhythms and stresses of everyday life to practice togetherness in the way of Jesus.


Strength to Serve Food Ministry When you’ve suffered an accident, undergone surgery, lost a loved one, or delivered a baby, the last thing on your mind should be what to fix for dinner. That’s where the St. Paul’s Food Ministry can help! This team of eager cooks is ready to provide food for you and your family during your most trying times. If you find yourself in need of this ministry, or if you are willing to serve this ministry, please contact Kathleen Herzog (


Angel Food The Angel Food ministry provides assistance, support, and a family meal around the time of a funeral. When families are grieving, it means so much to have church friends assist with providing a meal for the extended family before or after the funeral and helping organize the kitchen the day of the funeral. It is not necessary to enjoy cooking to participate in this ministry. If you would like to participate, please contact Kathleen Herzog (

Funeral Team The funeral reception ministry offers receptions (including food preparation, hosting, set up, and clean up) in conjunction with all funeral/memorial services which are held at St. Paul’s. The specifics of each reception are in keeping with family wishes. Contact Jerry Redditt (364–8400) for more information.

Wedding Team The wedding team provides support to wedding parties at St. Paul’s. The team works with the bride and groom to explain procedures and to assure that each wedding is a successful and celebratory event for the entire wedding party. Team members are trained prior to assisting with both rehearsals and wedding day activities. Please contact Beverly Calder (895–6034) for more information.


Daughters of the King The Order of the Daughters of the King is a religious order. Each Daughter, after a three-month preparation period, takes a lifetime vow to live by the Rule of the Order. Our Rule of Life requires a spiritual discipline of daily prayer, service, and evangelism. The mission of each Daughter in this order is the extension of Christ’s Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish. The Julian of Norwich Chapter here at St. Paul’s currently has 33 members who meet monthly for fellowship, book study, and prayer. For more information, contact Sandy Gleaves (

Prayer Shawl Ministry This group knits and crochets baby blankets and prayer shawls for people in need, both parishioners and non-parishioners. The shawls are blessed at the altar and given away at the discretion of our clergy. This group meets at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday following Bible Study. Please contact Edith Brophy (904–1517) for more information.

Parish Nurse Program The Parish Nurse Ministry provides advocacy and health education for members of St.Paul’s. Seeking to provide emotional and spiritual support for the sick and their families, this ministry is open to all registered nurses with at least 2–5 years of experience in which skills have been developed for health assessment and problem-solving. If you are interested in volunteering, or if you wish to speak to a parish nurse regarding a health problem of yourself or a family member, please contact Jennifer McGuire (417–6003) or Jennifer served as a family nurse practitioner for over 10 years and is a graduate of Vanderbilt School of Nursing.


Global & Regional

Strength to Serve Heifer International Annually during Advent, we collect congregational donations to “build an ark” and more. Contact: Pidge Cash (

Episcopal Relief & Development We encourage donations through our print media in response to national and global disasters. Contact: Bonnie Black (896–7948)

Military Service Personnel We pray for our soldiers and prepare and send care packages to those deployed abroad. Contact: Lisa Richardson (


Academic Mentoring at Family Learning Center We help with after- school mentoring for children in need. Mentoring occurs at Franklin Heights Family Resource Center (607 Bridge Avenue) from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We ask for a commitment of one day per week. Contact: Nancy Loucky (895–3417).

St. Paul’s Angels


Each Advent, we provide Christmas gifts and parties for school children in three downtown preschools. Contact: Charlotte Molloy (480–2335) or MarthaAnn Cantrell (351–2436).

Advent Craft & Bake Sale Each November we have a sale between church services to raise money for the Rector's Discretionary Fund. Contact: Alice Gibson (

Comfort Ye Ministry A local agency meeting the needs of the elderly and the infirm. Contact: Bonnie Black (848–4005)

Community Helpers A United Way agency that provides emergency financial assistance to people in Rutherford County. Contact: Richard Detmer (890–2530).

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We conduct quarterly food drives for our local food bank. Contact: Barbara Thomas (890–1915).

St. Paul's outreach ministries are organized into Global, Regional and Local focuses. How is God calling you to serve?

Hearts for Haiti We work closely with the Diocese of Alabama in supporting the mission and nutrition center created by Pere Val through financial donations for building as well as trips to plan and plant a vegetable and fruit garden. Contact: Fr. Polk (

United Thank Offering United Thank Offering is a ministry of the Episcopal Church through which men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. Offering boxes are available in the church office and are collected twice a year during the Sunday service. Contact: Alice Gibson (

Greenhouse Ministries A local agency seeking to serve the underserved of Murfreesboro through planting, watering, and growing up Christians and not-yet Christians by the power of God’s love. Provides food, housing, education, job skill training, and advocacy. Contact: Bill Emory (785–1645) or Nancy Loucky (895–3417).

Habitat For Humanity We have a parish presence on the Board of Directors and provide work teams for building projects. Contact: Newton Molloy (896–1617)

Journey Home A local agency serving the homeless. The Journey Home provides food, clothing, shelter, and education. Contact: Ralph Smith (556–6414).

Patterson Park Program We pack and provide lunches monthly during the school year to needy children. Contact: Kris McCusker (

Doors of Hope A ministry dedicated to reducing recidivism for women in Rutherford County by helping female ex-offenders build a stable, healthy, and productive life after incarceration. Contact: Barbara Thomas (890–1915).

Death Row Ministry This ministry shares the love of Christ with those on death row. Training is required. Contact: Bill McLaurine (

Salvation Army We ring bells for the local Salvation Army each Advent and periodically collect items needed for their housing facility. Contact: Carole Felciano (480–1699).


Our Staff

The Rev. James K. Polk Van Zandt Rector

The Rev. Gene Wise Rector Emeritus

Steven Lefebvre Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Kathy Warlick Administrative Assistant 26

The Rev. Colin M. Ambrose Associate Rector

Angela Tipps Organist Choir Director, and RSCM

Susan Greenall Office Administrator

Dierdri Matteson Nursery Director

Jennifer McGuire Parish Nurse

Kathleen Herzog Assistant to the Rector for Pastoral Care

Dr. David L. Rowe Assistant to the Rector for Christian Formation and Liturgy

Rebecca Potts Director of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Joyce Adkins Assistant to the Rector for Congregational Development

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 315 East Main St. Mailing Address: 116 N. Academy St. Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615–893–3780 27


Worship Services Nursery Music at St. Paul’s Special Occasions at St. Paul’s Holy Baptism Confirmation/Reception Celebration/Blessing of Marriage Reconciliation Christian Burial Opportunities for Worship Ministry Lectors Lay Eucharistic Ministers Acolytes Greeters Ushers Altar Flowers / Flower Guild Altar Guild


Pilgrimage Cursillo EFM Gifts and Talents Workshop Lectionary Bible Study Dream Group Episcopal Peace Fellowship Formation for the Children & Youth Catechesis of the Good Shepard Children’s Church Scouts Children’s Library Formation for Youth Film School Youth Community Junior Youth Club The Creation Retreat

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Dinner Clubs Episcopal Church Women Ladies Night Out Men’s Club Over 70 Birthday Luncheon Second Wednesday Suppers Parent’s and Children Parent’s Groups Parent’s Night Out Nursery Young Adults YAMS Night Taize Service and Social YAMS Retreat

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In-Reach Food Ministry Angel Food Funeral Team Wedding team Daughters oft he King Prayer Shawl Ministry Parish Nurse Outreach Global Regional Local Our Staff

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The mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is to worship God and to bring all into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ.

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2013 Programs Booklet  

An outline of the offerings at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Murfreesboro, Tennessee