The Beacon St. Barnabas Episcopal Church September-October 2017
Message from the Rector Too Busy to Worship... ...and other lies we tell ourselves and others. From the moment we wake up until the moment we go to sleep, we make decisions. These decisions, taken together, reflect the priorities we have established for ourselves. From the simple, “Will I brush my teeth this morning?” to the complex, “Will I re-evaluate my investment portfolio based on the market fluctuations?” to the frivolous, “Will I have a non-fat iced chai latte or a regular coffee?” to the serious, “Do I need to have a talk with my child about a particular school incident?”, we have an unfathomable number of decisions to make each and every day. (“Will I finish reading this article?”) One decision, more than any other, that can profoundly affect the rest of your week, if not your life, is the decision whether or not to come to church on Sunday morning. So many people tell me the same thing: “I feel like something is off when I skip church.” And something is off. All during the week the world, the devil, and your own sinful flesh beat you up, drag you down and try to convince you that a loving God does not exist, and that if he does, you certainly are unworthy of his grace and mercy. Hopelessness, or worse, apathy sets in and you find yourself going through motions that seem increasingly meaningless. The one place you can go to take a deep breath and be reminded of the truth, that there is a God who loves you, a Savior who died for you, and that you have already been given the gift of eternal life, is church. But whether or not you come to church is up to you. No one is going to honk the horn outside of your house on Sunday morning and offer you a ride; you (and you alone) have to make the decision to set the alarm clock on Saturday night to get you up out of bed on Sunday morning. You (and you alone) have to decide if kid’s games, a late night on Saturday, a long, easy breakfast, or spending time in the great outdoors is more important than hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and receiving the body and blood of your Savior. As many times as I’ve heard people tell me that something is off when they skip church, I’ve heard people tell me the tired old excuse: “We’re just too busy” to make time for worship on Sunday morning. Now, I’m not saying people do not have a lot going on. As the father, I know what it is like to be pulled in many different competing directions. But let me say, at the risk of sounding insensitive, that if you have time to go on-line, watch TV, or go out to dinner, you are not too busy to find time to go to church; there are simply other things you have chosen to prioritize over church. Nobody is too busy to worship. We are too busy to do everything else and worship. I think it needs to be said that too many of us have convinced ourselves that Sunday Worship is what we do when there is nothing else going on, instead of marking it on the calendar as a non-negotiable priority. As we gear-up for choir, Sunday school, and many other church activities, will you make Saint Barnabas, church, and God a priority?
Soli Deo Gloria, Father Michael J. Murphy, SSC.
CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS RALLY DAY – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 On Sunday, September 10, during the 10:30 a.m. service, a commissioning of all teachers and students who plan on participating in any avenue of Christian education will be held. As we begin another year of learning it is my hope that even those who have not been called to teach, will answer the call of continued learning.
Christian Education Classes Resume Sunday, September 10 We hope you enjoyed a nice long summer, and now it’s time to get back to the books. On Sunday, September 10, ALL Christian Education classes resume from 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. Kindergarten-5th grade will be taught by Tisha Fritz and Fran Parrish. They will continue learning about the Bible and the Sacraments. Youth in the 6-12thgrades will be taught by Erica Murphy. This class is also open to adults new to the Episcopal faith or those just preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Adult Forum will be led by Crawford Parrish, Sr. Crawford has chosen a video series for the class. This year's series is "St. Augustine's Confessions." The professors are Dr. William R. Cook and Dr. Ronald B. Herzman, both teach at the State University of New York, Geneseo. The first few lectures provide the background on St. Augustine and his times, and the remainder of the course is devoted to a study of the book. Dr. Cook did the series on saints that the class used three or four years ago and those who attended then enjoyed it. The class will meet in the room next to the handicap parking entrance to the parish hall the same room the Daughters of the King uses for their meetings).
MINISTRY FAIR - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 & OCTOBER 22 Parish Meeting following the 10:30 a.m. Service on October 15 The Annual Ministry Fair will be held in the parish hall for two weeks following both services. The Ministry Fair works to provide a means of communication to the parish family of who we are and how we are answering our call to ministry. We hope you will peruse the different tables and learn more about the service opportunities that are available to you at St. Barnabas’. All Committees are asked to arrange their ministry booth no later than Saturday, October 14 in preparation for Sunday morning. Ministry Chairs, please be sure to have volunteers from your ministry to answer questions at your booth after both the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. service.
St. B Diners SEPTEMBER St. B Diners will meet on Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m. at Ming’s Buffet,1406 N. Jackson St. in Tullahoma. We would like to reserve the smaller side room for ease of conversation. Come out for an enjoyable evening of socializing with church members & friends and bring your appetite!
OCTOBER St. B Diners will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 5,at El Molcajete, 1308 N. Hillsboro Blvd. in Manchester. Muy delicioso! Please contact Sharon Maby to reserve your place at the table: [email protected]
715-305-1249 for both venues by noon on the day of the event.
MEN’S BREAKFAST SEPTEMBER 9 & OCTOBER 14 at 8:00 a.m.
The Brothers of St. Andrew will be hosting a Men’s Breakfast on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. with a Brotherhood of Saint Andrew meeting following the meal. The September 9 meeting will be at Sample’s Restaurant in Estill Springs on Main Street. All men are invited to come enjoy a hearty breakfast.
St. Barnabas’ 3rdAnnual, & Vendor Fair, Saturday, October 28 from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Registration deadline is October 14. Church members receive a discount on booth space ($50, rather than $60) and table rental ($10, rather than $20). Invite all your crafty and artistic friends to register as well. Tell them to contact the church office and we will mail a registration form to them. Forms are also available on the bulletin board in the parish hall. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND! All proceeds benefit our parish. Church members are asked to donate items for the bake sale table. 3
WOULD YOU LIKE TO OWN A PIECE OF ST. BARNABAS’ CHURCH HISTORY? HERE’S YOUR CHANCE! When windows were removed after a church fire in the 1960s, they were stored for over 55 years in a shed near the church. These windows date back to 1867 when the present church structure was erected. The original art glass from these windows has been carefully removed and silk-screened with a Gothic Church doorway along with the words “St. Barnabas” and “Est. 1867,”by stained glass artist, Tammy O’Conner. The smaller (6”X6”) panes in amber are $30.
The larger (8.5”x8.5”) panes in green are $45.
The glass has been framed with lead and can be suspended by a strand of durable plastic line in your own window or other light source. These treasures of our church history are available to you at the parish office Monday-Thursday from 9 am – 2 pm. Please pay with a check only to St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church. The remaining window hangings will be available for sale at the St. Barnabas’ Arts & Crafts and Vendors Fair on Saturday, October 28. Profit from this sale will be applied to the St. Barnabas’ building fund.
Father Murphy is pleased to announce that a Music Director has been hired! Please join us in welcoming Michelle Anderson who will begin directing the Chancel Choir during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, September 17. Choir rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. and continue to meet on Wednesday evenings. If you’ve ever thought about joining the choir, Michelle encourages you to attend a rehearsal and share your musical gifts! The nursery will be open during rehearsals for those who have small children and need childcare. Michelle has worked in various music ministries as a pianist, organist, and/or choir director for the past 20 years and loves working with people of all ages. She has extensive experience with both adult and children’s choirs, as well as handbell ensembles, and instrumental groups. Previously, she served as the Music Director in the Diocese of Venice, FL and most recently was the liturgical musician at Tullahoma’s First United Methodist Church. She has lived in Tullahoma for six years and is married with five children. Children’s Choir rehearsals will resume later in the year. Please watch the church announcements for the date. 4
OUTREACH COMMITTEE REPORT The Outreach Committee met in August to review the summer projects & plan fall activities: ❖ The “Diaper Drive” will continue until further notice. Sizes 1-3 are the most needed. Families with low incomes don’t receive any assistance with diapers from other sources in the community. ❖ The “Fans for Summer” project was successful. Thank you to all who supported this endeavor. Good Samaritan Ministries distributed the fans for us. ❖ The annual “Children’s Coats for Winter” event will begin in late October. We work with schools and other helping agencies to find children in need of winter outerwear. The Daughters of the King help provide hats, gloves, and scarves to go along with the coats. Your contributions towards this project will be received and appreciated by the recipients. ❖ Thanksgiving is around the corner on Thursday, November 23rd. Every November we have participants come to the parish hall to choose food items to make Thanksgiving Day a bountiful occasion. Good Samaritan Ministries assists in gathering 50-60 families for this annual holiday program. Your generous donations of food, funds, and your labor to help set up for the event brings so much to others who are in need. Thank you to all who make this ministry at St. Barnabas such a blessing to the Tullahoma community, The St. Barnabas’ Outreach Committee
Help wanted: David and Kate Lapczynski are looking for safe and reliable childcare in Tullahoma for their great-grandson Erik, who is 14 months old. If you know of a child-care provider who takes such young children, and who you can recommend, please contact Kate @ [email protected]
Speaking of Childcare: Samantha Turner is our new nursery care staff member. 5
A WORD FROM OUR SEXTON Over the last three years of recycling aluminum and steel, we have donated between $12-$25 a year to the roof loan debt. These amounts are dependent upon the redemption price and quantity of aluminum and steel at that time. You may have noticed that the garbage can under the aluminum can crusher has been replaced with a basket. This is due to our unobservant guest putting garbage and liquid filled cans in the recycling bin. Thanks go to the EYC yard sale for giving us another basket for recycling, allowing me to retire the recycling garbage bin and curtailing this problem. This is also a quicker way to let us know if someone is forgetting to rinse out their cans before placing them in the recycle basket. Donating your aluminum cans to St. Barnabas for recycling is one way you can give to the church above your pledged tithe. Another way to continue this extra giving is to put the change from the coke machine here at church or from elsewhere in the offering plate or, if you would rather, in an envelope labeled with the desired ministry or budget item. Used aluminum foil that can be wiped off, and the aluminum pans (cake, pie, and bread) with a few minutes soak and quick scrub with the nylon brush can be put in the recycle basket. If the aluminum foil or pans have burnt on or baked on food (hams, roasts, casseroles), they can be trashed because they would require a long soak and elbow grease scrubbing. If you have done any crafting, baking, or wall painting you know how debris and other foreign matter can ruin your efforts; this is also true of recycling. The other reason for cleaning the aluminum and steel before recycling is that we store it here at church until enough is collected to be redeemed, and leaving food on them will draw bugs. Two weeks ago, one of the commodes didn’t seat the flapper in the tank solidly after flushing and so the tank ran continuously at a slow rate for several days until it was caught and stopped. This resulted in a higher water usage bill for August and notification from TUB. To help prevent this problem in the future, after holding the handle down until the toilet bowl has thoroughly emptied, then releasing it, stand there another minute or two until the tank stops filling up. This is something I do at home for this very same reason. If it continues to run, let me know or Jim Jolliffe so the issue can be immediately addressed. The parish hall is getting older and querulous so it needs a little extra attention paid to it. The church is our spiritual home, and let’s be attentive and treat it like it’s our home away from home. Our 2017 Grounds Committee is composed of Jim Jolliffe and Georgia Mahan. Now, they have much going on in their personal lives and other commitments demanding their attention. Staying on top of the grounds upkeep is a momentous task for two people. Our flower beds are overrun with weeds. Me and one other parishioner have started weeding the flower beds. It would be great to have more help. There are no time limits or target dates to get this done, other than before winter sets in. So, come by yourself or invite a friend to join you in helping to pull the weeds, even those with brown thumbs can pull weeds. If you have trouble identifying the weeds, please feel free to call me and I will help you identify them. Finally, please check the Lost & Found “Left Behind’ box in the parish hall for any abandoned or forgotten items you may be missing and possibly left behind during a church event. There are some items in there that have not be retrieved for a long time.
Faithfully serving, David Thomas, Sexton
Contact phone number: 247-6328 6
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church GREETER SCHEDULE September 3-24, 2017 October 1-29, 2017
SEP 03 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24
Clare Zisk Joan Fellin Jim Jolliffe Carolyn Mackersie
Roberson Family Ed LeBlanc Liz Jolliffe René Cavett
OCT 01 OCT 08 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29
Clare Zisk Marianne Cavett Ed LeBlanc Joan Fellin Jim Jolliffe
Gallman Family Lee Cavett Carolyn Mackersie Margaret Henderson Liz Jolliffe
Thanks to our greeters serving at our church services. You are greatly appreciated. EVERYONE is encouraged to volunteer as a “GREETER”… including children. Greeter volunteers are needed at ALL Services to meet and welcome everyone, new and old. If you can sign up to volunteer and aren’t already listed, please do so.. By calling Lee or Marianne (or email [email protected]
) to volunteer for any service time. For those already on the schedule: If you cannot serve on your scheduled Sunday date, please trade your date with another Greeter. Then, notify Marianne (phone 931-461-9062 or email ) AND June, our Church Secretary, by the Tuesday before the Sunday that you are scheduled for, so that change(s) can be made in the Sunday Church Bulletin’s Worship List, that goes to print on Wednesdays) and also for the future calendar changes of the Greeter you traded with. Thanks be to God for your service so willingly given and God Bless everyone of you, Lee and Marianne Cavett, Greeter Co-Chairpersons [email protected] (931) 461-9062 HOME (931) 639-2066 CELL
Note: The Lector/Chalice Bearer Schedule will be emailed/mailed to the volunteers later. Please see the July-August Beacon for the schedule that includes the first three Sundays in September.
St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church Sunday
Sunday Service Schedule: 800 a - Rite I 1030 a – Rite II with Music 1130 a – Fellowship Hour
6-8 a Rotary 3 p. Knitting Guild Every Tuesday
1 First Sunday Potluck The 13th Sunday After Pentecost – Proper 17
Labor Day Office Closed
930a Christian Ed Resumes
The 14th Sunday After Pentecost – Proper 18 12:30 p DOK Mtg
6 5:45 p. Outreach Meeting
6 p. Evening Prayer
21 St. Matthew 6 p. Evening Prayer 630 P Vestry
6p. Theology Night Resumes
The 16th Sunday After Pentecost – Proper 20
9 8 a. Men’s Breakfast and BOSTA Meeting
Apostle & Evangelist
The 15th Sunday After Pentecost – Proper 19
13 14 7 p Chancel HOLY CROSS Choir DAY
545-9p Mary Kay
17 Discretionary Sunday
7 6 p. St. B Diners Ming’s Buffet, Tullahoma
26 545-9p Mary Kay
27 Rehearsals Every Wednesday
6 p. Solemn Evensong 28
29 St. Michael and
All Angels 6 p. Evening Prayer
St. B Diners
Meets at Ming’s Buffet in Tullahoma this month. Please contact Sharon Maby for reservations at 715-305-1249 or [email protected]
Theology Night will resume at the Celtic Cup at 6 p. on Tuesday, September 19. Come out on Tuesday evenings and bring a question to stump Father Murphy.
Please join our youth who attended the St. Michael Youth Conference for Solemn Evensong on Saturday, September 23 at 6 p.
St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church Sunday
First Sunday Potluck The 17th Sunday After Pentecost
3 6-8 a Rotary 3 p. Knitting Guild 6 p. Theology Night
OCTOBER 2017 Thursday
5 6 p. St. B Diners El Molcajete, Manchester
5:45 p Outreach Meeting 7 p. Choir Every Wed
The Sunday After Pentecost
One Day of Hope
Proper 22 1230 p. DOK Meeting Discretionary Sunday
15 th The 19 Sunday After Pentecost
545-9 p. Mary Kay
8 a. Men’s Breakfast and BOSTA meeting
18 St. Luke 6p. Evening Prayer
20 BEACON DEADLINE
11:30 a Ministry Fair
22 The Sunday After Pentecost 20th
11:30 a Ministry Fair
29 The Sunday After Pentecost
6-8 p. Set up for Fair St. James 6 p EP
545-9 p. Mary Kay
9 a. – 6 p. Arts & Crafts Fair St. Simon & St. Jude 6 p. Evening Prayer
Sunday Service Schedule: 8:00 a Rite I 9:30 a Christian Education 10:30 a Rite II with Music 11:30 a Fellowship Hour
One Day of Hope Held at the Coffee County Fairgrounds – Believers from area churches participate by setting up booths of clothing and other good to give to those in need.
Arts & Crafts and Vendors Fair Registration forms are due by Sat, Oct 14. Church members are asked to donate baked goods for the St. Barnabas’ bake sale booth.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2017 September
Tom Bagsby, Sr
Elizabeth Grace Robinson
Thomas Frederick, Becky Harris
10 Eugenia “Button” Dale
Ian Thomas Huskey
11 Pat Eagan
12 Kate Lapczynski 14 John Greeter, J.D. Mahan Nicole Mitchell, Hannah Lee Ann 15 Maby, Dan Maby, Pam Boutin, & Vicki Young 16 Al Henningan, Paul Killingsworth 17 Emily Ender 18 Joe Shapard 21 Mary Parker Ginny Duncan, Courtney McLean, 25 Sean Cole Huskey, & Missy Wenger 28 Nancy Eagan 30 Jennifer Parish Wilson
ANNIVERSARIES Mark & Stephanie McNeese Bill & Jan Mesa
12 Chloe Taylor, Penny Marek 13 Laura Hightower Robison 15 Patrick Caldwell, Cailan McLean 16 Ian Lowrance 17 Fr. Michael Murphy, Keith Favant 18 Hillary McNeese 20 Derek Clark 21 Danika Wilson, Richard Bradley 22 Anne Lewis 23 Jim Jolliffe 24 Barbara Harmon, Haley Lapczynski 27 Michele Mackersie 28 Trenton Turner 30 Greg Bennett ANNIVERSARIES
18 Trenton & Samantha Turner
25 Scot & Wendy McCain
10 Rick & Elizabeth Duncan
Anniversary Prayer O God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send therefore Your blessing upon these Your servants, that they may so love, honor, and cherish each other in faithfulness and patience, in wisdom and true godliness, that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Larry & Deborah Pace
14 Lucas & Kathryn Ayers 23 Kent & Kristine Lowrance
BIRTHDAY PRAYER O God, our times are in Your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on Your servants as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in Your goodness all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
HONORING OUR SAINTS HOLY CROSS DAY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14- Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. Holy Cross Day is observed on September 14 in honor of Christ's selfoffering on the cross for our salvation and is an opportunity for us to celebrate Christ's redeeming death. This feast is known as "The Exaltation of the Holy Cross" in the eastern church and in the missal of the western church. COLLECT: Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Saint Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist Thursday, September 21- Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. COLLECT: We thank you, heavenly Father, for the witness of your apostle and evangelist Matthew to the Gospel of your Son our Savior; and we pray that, after his example, we may with ready wills and hearts obey the calling of our Lord to follow him; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
St. Michael and All Angels Friday, September 29 - Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. COLLECT: Everlasting God, you have ordained and constituted in a wonderful order the ministries of angels and mortals: Mercifully grant that, as your holy angels always serve and worship you in heaven, so by your appointment they may help and defend us here on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
St. Luke the Evangelist Wednesday, October 18 - Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. COLLECT: Almighty God, who inspired your servant Luke the physician to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of your Son: Graciously continue in your Church this love and power to heal, to the praise and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
St. James of Jerusalem Monday, October 23 - Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. COLLECT: Grant, O God, that, following the example of your servant James the Just, brother of our Lord, your Church may give itself continually to prayer and to the reconciliation of all who are at variance and enmity; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles Saturday, October 28 – Evening Prayer at 6 p.m.
COLLECT: O God, we thank you for the glorious company of the apostles, and especially on this day for Simon and Jude; and we pray that, as they were faithful and zealous in their mission, so we may with ardent devotion make known the love and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
PARISH INFORMATION If you have a question about...
Crawford L. Parrish, Sr.
Christian Education ....
Daughters of the King
Lee & Marianne Cavett
Brotherhood of St. Andrew’s Chancel Choir
Knitting Guild .............
Crawford L. Parrish, Sr.
The History of St. Barnabas
Use of the Church ......
Lay Readers/Chalice Bearers
Parish Information St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church 110 East Lincoln Street Tullahoma, TN 37388 Office................. 931-455-3170 Email................. [email protected] Website............. stbarnabastullahoma.com
Growing a Loving Community in Christ’s Image
OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM The Reverend Michael J. Murphy, Rector Office: 931-455-3170 Cell: 931-215-1435 Email: [email protected]
Staff Members Verger .................................... Crawford L. Parrish Seminarian-in-Residence ...... Sinclair Ender Music Director ....................... Michelle Anderson Sr. Organist ........................... Nelda Lowrance Education............................... Fr. Murphy Nursery .................................. Samantha Turner Parish Secretary .................... June Smith Sexton ................................... David Thomas Treasurer ............................... Liz Jolliffe
Sunday Service Times 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II* 11:30 p.m. Fellowship Hour *Childcare is provided on Sundays for children five and under.
Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee The Right Reverend John C. Bauerschmidt 3700 Woodmont Blvd Nashville, TN 37215 Phone: 615-251-3322 Email: [email protected] Fax: 615-251-8010 Website: www.edtn.org
Vestry Members René Cavett ...................................................... 461-9062 Rick Crutcher .................................................... 455-9619 Maurice Hale. ................................................... 434-4209 Barbara Harmon ............................................... 581-7831 Jim Jolliffe……………………………………937-545-9135 Ed LeBlanc ........................................................ 409-5700 David Thomas ................................................... 247-6328 Mark Williamson................................................ 393-2502
Vestry Officers Senior Warden Junior Warden Treasurer Assistant Treasurer Clerk of the Vestry
Mark Williamson Jim Jolliffe Liz Jolliffe Clare Zisk Button Dale
Class of 2017 Rick Crutcher Jim Jolliffe Mark Williamson
Class of 2018 René Cavett Barbara Harmon Maurice Hale
Class of 2019 Ed LeBlanc David Thomas
THE DEADLINE FOR THE NOVEMBER-DECEMBER EDITION OF THE BEACON IS OCTOBER 20, 2017.