& WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
September 29, 2023
Sunday, October 1, 2023
8:30 am Holy Eucharist in the church and is also livestreamed on our Facebook page and remains available there afterward. The second service is at 11 am in the church
Godly Play for Children: Two Montessori-based classes meet 9:45-10:45am in the Godly Play rooms. This Sunday:
Godly Play 1: “The Exile and the Return”, teacher—Cara Kitzrow,
Godly Play 2: “The Story of Joseph”, teacher—Cheryl Lankhaar,
Youth Sunday School meets at 9:45 upstairs in Brooks Hall, or on the porch for nice days. We are using Gospel Based Discipleship, a simple but powerful method of reading Scripture together
Nursery services: Infants and toddlers through three year olds are invited to gather on the playground on Sunday mornings from 8:15 to noon. The nursery will be held at the playground of St. Mark and St. Paul, or in the child care classroom at the lower level of Claiborne Hall.
Sunday Forum on Sept. 17, 9:45 –10:45 in Kennerly Hall: Sunday Forum on Sept. 17, 9:45 –10:45 in Kennerly Hall: .In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, whose Feast Day is Oct. 4, Rev. Jim Pappas will talk on “Made for Beauty: The Creating Spirit in the Franciscan Tradition” . The theme of this year’s Forum is “Creating in God’s Image.” The Rev. Jim Pappas is a 2005 graduate of the School of Theology and has served in various roles in various churches throughout middle Tennessee and north Alabama, including St. Mark and St. Paul and the chapel of St. Mary’s Convent. He has also been active as a spiritual director and confessor. He began a deep relationship with the Franciscan tradition over thirty years ago while a college student at Quincy University and for the last several years has been offering introductory classes in Franciscan spirituality through area parishes
CAC serves those in need with food and in other ways 9 to 11am, Monday through Friday. Please call 931-598-5927. Please join us for the Monteagle Sewanee Rotary Hunger Walk on Saturday, September 30th starting at 10:00 AM at Angel Park. This annual event supports CAC and other food organizations on the mountain. You can join the CAC team and learn more information at this link: https://givebutter.com/hw2023.
Sunday is CAC Pantry Sunday and they are in need of peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, and canned peaches.
Gifts to our operating fund help support CAC fresh produce market options for our neighbors, community group meetings on our campus, and exciting new programs for parish members and friends of all ages!
All elementary school-aged children are invited to join us for our new Children's Choir! Rehearsals continue on Wednesdays at 2:45pm in Kennerly Please contact Meghan Mazur (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like more information, are interested in signing a child up to sing, or would like to volunteer to ensure this program's success.
Anyone who likes to sing (including older youth) is invited to give the re-established adult choir a try. Rehearsals follow the late service at 12:15 pm. If you are interested or would like more information, please be in touch with incoming Organist/Choir Director Ken Miller at email@example.com
Saturday, October 7, 2023, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm: "Fall" into good spirits and great company at Oktoberfest offered by the Parish of St. Mark & St. Paul! This feast includes German brats and regular or veggie hot dogs served on buns, potato salad, sauerkraut with caraway, and mouth-watering soft pretzels, with apple cider, lemonade, beer, and water to wash it all down. There is no charge; donations are welcome. Feel free to dress to impress in your German clothing or your Halloween costume (there will be a prize!). Bring your kids and friends for fun with dancing, games, and pumpkin/gourd decorating for all ages!
Centering Prayer is a method of meditation in which we consent to God's presence and action within us. A weekly support group meets in the church on Monday nights at 7:00. Beginners are always welcome! For more information about the practice, see https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/centering-prayer-method/. For more information about the group, contact Jennifer Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Beth Chamberlain (email@example.com).
Home Communion is available from the clergy and lay Eucharistic Visitors; please contact Deacon Betty Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org.