1. Sanctity of Human Life Sunday - This Sunday, find your donuts and coffee moved into the multipurpose room. There will be "big" donuts and, way more importantly, a special speaker Carolyn Kuntz, R.N., who will be giving information about a ministry we have supported for decades at St. Paul's, ThriVe. (ThriVe works for women's health in many ways other than trying to eliminate abortion...)
2. The Annual Meeting - We are 10 days out from our annual meeting. We are excited to share some very good news about 2017, our dreams for the next year, plus other necessary elements of church business.
3. New Member Class - This will begin in between services on January 28. If you want to be a part of this class, let Pastor Andrew know.
4. Sausage Supper - This "high holy day" at St. Paul's comes a little early this year, on February 11. The event runs from 12:30 - 6:00 and the proceeds go to the Youth Challenge trip to Kansas City in July.
5. Blood Drive - January 22, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room. Reserve your giving time online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 9795.
Dear St. Paul's Family,
- We will be looking at scriptures which are the most encouraging to your pastors.
- You will have an opportunity to discuss which Bible passages encourage you.
- Sign up for a small group, and pick up material in the Welcome Center.
- Call Brian Bish to discuss which group might be a good fit (314-917-4828).
- Lisa Stahlhut and our wonderful teachers lead Children's Sunday School (4 years to 6th grade) in the Power Plant, using the Gospel Project curriculum. Children's lessons parallel the adult lessons.
- Bob Vass leads the Book Club in Room 5, which will be studying the book, "Why the Reformation Still Matters."
- Natalie Bish leads Spiritual Sisters in Room 204. The women will be "traveling through Israel" in a video series by Ray Vander Lann.
- Pastor Mark begins the Gospel Project in the multipurpose room, with a lesson dealing with the anointing of Jesus.
- Sunday Worship. We are SO SORRY that the telephone ministry was down last Sunday. We discovered that a modem had failed, which has now been repaired. Please don't give up, and try again. Dial 314-627-6338, and enter code 63141 followed by the "#" key.
- Telephone Prayer Ministry. We launched last week, and both homebound and others are welcome to join us every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.. Join our call the same way as you do on Sunday. Pastor Mark leads in a short devotional, followed by conversation and prayer.
Dear St. Paul's Family,
- 12/24, 10:00 a.m., Combined Worship. We open with Christmas Carols sung with organ in the traditional style, we close with Christmas Carols led by the worship team. In between, Pastor Andrew brings BOTH a children's message and a sermon called, "The King of Heaven." Note: No Kid's Church this Sunday.
- 12/24, 5:00 p.m., Candlelight and Communion with Ambassadors of Harmony Ensemble. Pastor Brian leads us in a communion meditation, followed by the appearance of an angel who tells the Christmas story from heaven's perspective. Arrive early to hear pre-service music. Nursery available at 5:00 service only.
- 12/24, 7:30 p.m., Candlelight and Communion with St. Paul's Chorale. Pastor Brian leads us in a communion meditation, followed by the appearance of an angel who tells the Christmas story from heaven's perspective. Arrive early to hear pre-service music.
- Fellowship Reception (Coffee Hour) on Christmas Eve goes from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.
- Friday, December 29, 7:30 p.m. Light Classical and Popular Music Concert, with Johanna Stull on piano and Sean Hamre on cello. No admission charge, no offering. Just come and enjoy the gift of music.
- Men's Fraternity begins on Wednesday, January 3 at a new time: 6:30 a.m.
- Winter Small Groups begin the week of January 7. Small group leader and participant guides are available in the Welcome Center. Pastor Brian wants you to get connected! Look at the available small groups, and contact Pastor Brian if you want to know which group would be good for you. 314.917.4828.
Merry Christmas St. Paul's!
Joy and Peace to you all!
Pastor Andrew Seley