Weekly Church Bulletin

St. Paul UCC, Wapakoneta

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Worship Order

October 18, 2020





            One:    The Peace of Christ be with you.

All:       And also with you.




CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 46:1-5, 10-11):

One:             God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.

All:               Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;

One:             Though the waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

All:               There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.

One:             God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved.

All:               God will help it when the morning dawns.

One:             “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.”

All:               The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.



HYMN                          “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” (instrumental)



God of life, you call us to be your people, and you gather us into your Church. In the midst of our grief, help us to remember your promises, to hold fast to your steadfast love, and to share your love with one another. Make your faithful presence known to us in this time of worship, and lead us ever into your holy light. Amen.



WE GIVE GLORY TO GOD                   Gloria Patri (instrumental)


SCRIPTURE READINGS                        1 Corinthians 12:12-27

John 13:31b-35




WE GIVE PRAISE TO GOD                   Doxology (instrumental)


PASTORAL PRAYER (Based on Psalm 136)

One:    We give thanks to you, LORD, for you are good.

All:       Your steadfast love endures forever.



Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.



HYMN #72                   “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (instrumental)



Let us go forth into the world in peace. Be of good courage. Hold fast to that which is good. Render to no one evil for evil. Strengthen the faint hearted. Support the weak. Help the afflicted. Honor all people. Love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.






BENEDICTION RESPONSE—#716        “God Be with You”





Church News for October 18, 2020

CHURCH CUSTODIAN NEEDED – Our church is in need of a new custodian to fill the position being vacated by Brock Sharp.  A complete Job Description can be obtained by contacting the church office; all interested persons are encouraged to contact the church office as well. Thank you, Brock, for your efforts and best wishes always.

TAKE OUT TUESDAY MEALS – As our Summer Lunch Program concluded, St. Paul has transitioned back to our Tuesday evening “take-out” only meals, which we sponsored at the beginning of this pandemic crisis.  All meals will be available for “take-out” between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday at no charge.  Free-will donations will be accepted. Pick up will be the Mechanic Street entrance only.  No delivery service is available at this time.  Meals are also only available by reservation only.  If interested in receiving a meal, please contact Tami Zwez at 419-738-2215 each week, no later than Monday at 5:00 p.m.  Hope to see you on “Take-out Tuesday!”

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ON TUESDAYS!!! – Our “Take-Out” Tuesday Meal Program has EXPLODED!!!!  Within the last two weeks, we have fed approximately 230 people each evening!!!!   We are in need of volunteers who are able to help with the packaging of food, food order runners, and possibly a volunteer to assist with dishes.  Volunteers are needed at various times Tuesday afternoon/early evening, depending on the menu.  If you are able and willing to help us on Tuesday, please contact Tami at the church office.  Thank you in advance for your consideration of this important ministry.

BUCKLAND UCC ANNUAL STEAK SUPPER – Buckland UCC will be hosting their annual steak supper on Saturday, October 24, 2020.  This will be drive thru pickup at the church, reservations only from 5:00 to 6:30PM.  Purchase tickets by Sunday, October 11th.  Contact Mary Ann at 419-657-2262 or Teresa at 419-394-4565.  Tickets are also available at Goodyear Shoe Service.  The menu is Baked Steak in mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll, dessert, and drink for $9.00.


            2021 GOD’S CREATION CALENDARS – The God’s Creation calendars and a variety of faith notepads will be available at the end of October. I look forward to seeing the beautiful pictures and scripture for each month. With the variety of notepads, I’m always able to find just the right one as a gift plus one for me. The prices will stay the same as last year with calendars $7.00 each and notepads $2.00 each

NEED OF FLOWERS – St. Paul UCC is in need of flowers for the care of the

Evergreen Cemetery.  If you are able to donate any new or used flowers please let Dan

Bennett know, or bring to the church office.


We Support Our Church By Our Prayers

Betty Brookhart

Donna Cady

Connie Claybaugh

Jamie Clements

Alicia Cummins

Gale Gebhart

Emil George

Haley Greer

Kathy Haehn

Greg Hengstler

Janice Hershberger

Ethan Hibner

Craig Keifer

Laura Kinstle

Tim Kinstle

Kenda Kohler

Ron Kohler

Rex & Brenda Lippincott

Alan McClintock

Steve McClintock

Christine Miller

Jade Miller

Nellie Montgomery

Tina Moritz

Shirley Place

Carol Presar

Madge Sergent

Alexis (Hoelsher) Stiles

Doris Sunderland

Brenda Wellington

Janet Winkler

Members and friends serving in the U.S. military:

Alex Bowersock

Matthew Cox

Amanda Preston Johnston

Haley Jean Kill

Valerie Orellana

Scott Presar

Nathan Quellhorst

Johnathon Schlosser

Morgen Sindelar

Dave Sodders

Douglas Sodders

Alexis Stiles

Jeff Sunday

Daniel Turnbow

Ian Wiedenbein

Jian Feng Zhao