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Sunday, October 5, at St. Paul's

October 2, 2014 - 3:31pm
Sunday, October 5, at St. Paul's Here's what's happening at St. Paul's this Sunday. Dear St. Paul's Congregation, Communion This Sunday. This Sunday is World Communion Sunday, and we will celebrate communion in both services. We will be teaching both congregations a new communion song, called "Behold the Lamb" by Getty/Townend. I am looking forward to a very moving and inspiring time together.

New Sermon Series. We will begin a new sermon series this Sunday called, "Tell Me the Stories of Jesus." Our goal is for St. Paul's attenders to have several stories of Jesus that they can share with outsiders (Col. 4:5-6) in their own words. This Sunday, the story is from Luke 6:12-26. Jesus calls his twelve disciples and teaches the crowds. Why not look at this story ahead of time. Consider how you would share this "Story of Jesus" in your own words.
  • In the first service, Fern Black and Diane Mohr will share a special offertory, based on "O Lord Most Holy" and "I Love You, Lord."
  • In the second service, Seth Carruthers will lead us in worship. Let's all make a special effort to be in worship on time, so that we can offer our undistracted attention and praise to God.
October 10 is St. Paul's Night with International Students! Next Friday night, presents a special opportunity for the friends of St. Paul's to engage in Spiritual Conversations with about 120 International Students. Our church is scheduled to serve supper that night at Memorial Presbyterian Church. Our own Jill Pasteris will be the speaker. If you are interested in helping out, either by assisting with the dinner, or simply coming to meet International Students, please speak to Bob or Tess Hilgers. This ministry fits in perfectly with our mission to make more and better disciples.
 
Life Chain. Don't forget about the Life Chain this Sunday, October 5. Stay after church for a light lunch, followed by a testimony by Larry and Sue Jackson's granddaughter, followed by a prayer vigil on Olive Blvd. from 2 to 3:00 pm. We have been rescued by Christ, and for that reason, we rescue others.

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  Grace, mercy, and peace to all!

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Sunday, September 28, at St. Paul's

September 25, 2014 - 3:29pm
Sunday, September 28, at St. Paul's Here's what's happening at St. Paul's this Sunday. Dear St. Paul's Congregation, Sermon Series Ends. Did you know that Jesus used 307 different questions during the course of his ministry, as it is recorded in the Gospels? We will learn from Jesus this Sunday as we wind up our September Sermon Series, God Space: Talking About God in Everyday Life. The sermon is called, "Listening and Wondering Your Way Into Spiritual Conversations," and is based on Colossians 4:5-6, James 1:19-20, and Matthew 6:25-34. Please prepare for Sunday's worship by reading these scriptures, and chapters 5 and 6 in the God Space book.

Special This Sunday. 
  1. In the first service, the chorale will sing their anthem, "I Fall On My Knees" down front. The congregation has told us over and over again that you want to see the choir, so we are doing what we can to bring them forward when possible. We also have several favorite hymns, including "The Church's One Foundation" and "I Love to Tell the Story."
  2. In the second service, Seth Carruthers, one of our candidates for Contemporary Worship Director, will lead us in worship. We will again have Kid's Church, and it will be a great day to worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The "Feast of Tiny Food" is Wednesday, October 1, at 11:30 a.m. Tickets will be on sale this Sunday between services. The price is $12 per person. This year, the entertainment is a very young, African-american, barbershop quartet. I believe you will really enjoy the enthusiasm and spirit of these young people.

Retirement Smart 360, October 2, 9 and 16, is Coming Up Quickly. The cost is $99 per single/couple. The enrollment application and course outline are available in the Welcome Center.

Finally, I Want to Encourage our Congregation to Grow in Prayer. The Prayer Team will meet this Wednesday, October 1, at 7:00. This week, they will meet with the Associate Pastor Search Team to pray with them for a few minutes. If you are interested in joining our prayer team, please speak to Dana Button, the prayer leader. We need more prayer warriors!

I look forward to seeing you, my church family, this Sunday!
  Grace, mercy, and peace to all!

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Sunday, September 7, at St. Paul's

September 4, 2014 - 4:16pm
Sunday, September 7, at St. Paul's Here's what's happening at St. Paul's this Sunday. Dear St. Paul's Congregation, Sermon Series Ends. This Sunday, we will wind up our Summer Sermon Series, Paul: Apostle of Grace. Our pictorial tour through the life of Paul ends with the final two windows in our sanctuary. Window #15 shows Paul writing letters in prison, while Window #16 shows Paul being beheaded. These may seem like rather gruesome scenes to be surrounding us every Sunday in worship, but when one considers some of the things going on in the world today, perhaps they are very relevant.

The Good Fight. The scripture passage for this Sunday is 2 Timothy 4:1-8. Paul speaks his famous words, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race." We will meditate on these words as we consider our worship theme: "Faithful to the End."
  1. Larry Smith, our new Traditional Worship Director will be introduced in both services this Sunday. Larry will lead the choir in the first service and will also fill in as worship team director in the second service during the month of September.
  2. Communion will be served in both services.
“Digging Deeper” Confirmation Class Starts September 7. Please speak to Pastor Mark or Kelly Graeler if you know of a 7th or 8th grader interested in a “Digging Deeper” discipleship experience.

Pick Up Your "God Space" Book. In preparation for our next sermon series, "God Space" books are available for you in the welcome center this Sunday. I encourage you to start reading right away, especially chapters 1 and 2. A suggested donation of $5 will be accepted, but is not required.

Church Picnic September 14, One United Service at 10:00, Picnic at 12 Noon. As I write, our church picnic is only 11 days away. Be sure to bring friends and family. Sign up THIS SUNDAY, Sept. 7, to help with the picnic preparations. Please place your name on the sign up sheet in the Welcome Center. 

Many exciting things are happening at St. Paul’s. Please know that you can always access our web site: www.stpaulsefree.org. From the web site, you can access our church calendar, view past posts, view “St. Paul’s InAction”, and read our church newsletters.
  Grace, mercy, and peace to all!

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