Upcoming Events – Church News
ALTAR FLOWERS – The flowers on the altar today are in celebration of the wedding of Seth Hoelscher and Taylor Sutton which was last night, May 18, 2019. Congratulations Seth and Taylor!!!!!
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS PASTOR BECKY? – This morning Pastor Becky worshiped in Assisi, Italy. Pastor Becky is visiting many religious sites in Assisi, including the convent of San Damiano, just south of the city. It was here that St. Francis wrote his “Canticle of the Creatures” in 1225, which was eventually paraphrased into the text of “All Creatures of Our God and King.” On Tuesday, Becky will fly from Rome to Paris, where she has an overnight layover. Wednesday, she will arrive in Bremen, Germany to visit St. Martin’s Church, where Joachim Neander served at the time when he modified an existing tune into “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” in 1680. On Thursday, she will travel by train to Velbert/Heiligenhaus near Mulheim, Germany where Gerhard Tersteegen wrote the text of “I Sing the Praise of Love Unbounded” in 1757. Becky will board a train for Cologne, Germany on Saturday. Cologne is where Friedrich Spee published the tune for “All Creatures of Our God and King” in 1623. Pastor Becky will worship in Cologne next Sunday.
FAVORITE HYMNS – In the coming year, we will be celebrating your favorite hymns in worship. We will sing all of our favorite songs, and Pastor Becky will use those hymns as the inspiration for her scripture selections and sermons. We need your help for this project to be a success! We will be passing out the forms for you to fill out. We would like to receive these forms back as soon as possible.
LOAVES AND FISHES – St. Paul will be serving the Loaves & Fishes dinner on Thursday, May 30th from 4:30 – 6:30PM. We have a Small Benevolence Fund here at St. Paul to help with meals. We would appreciate any monetary support you could donate. You can find sign-up sheets in the breezeway for volunteering.
JOIN OUR BREAKFAST GROUP – The Church Council would like to ask the congregation to refrain from eating or drinking in the sanctuary. Water in a closed container is permitted. We have noticed an increase in food scraps in the pews and several stains. Please consider joining the Breakfast Club in the fellowship hall on Sunday mornings before the 10:15 service. We love to visit and enjoy our breakfasts together. You are always welcome.
SANCTUARY CLEAN-UP – The church council has scheduled a work day to clean the sanctuary on Saturday, June 8, 2019. We will meet to do a thorough cleaning of the pews and the rest of the sanctuary. Please bring your favorite cleaning tools such as sweepers, dust rags and swifters. Pizza will be furnished for lunch. Please come and join in the fun. Call the church office if you have any questions. Thank you, St. Paul Church Council.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – ROAR, where”Life is Wild * God is Good” for Tuesday June 11th, with our Bible Adventure -“When life is scary…God is Good”. A hint – it has something to do with Pharaoh. Our snack that day is “Mystery Mash”. For our KidVid cinema, we see how a young boy gets to hunt at night with his father which is a little fun but can be scary. Get your registrations turned by May 20th to guarantee a T-shirt. Music CD’s are also available for $7.00 each.
SNACK DONATION FOR VBS – In the breezeway is our list of items needed for snacks on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, which we split with First English Lutheran. Please bring anything you sign-up for by Friday, June 7th and put in Christian Education office (except whipped topping). Label items VBS. Thank you.
SUMMER LUNCH NEWS – Our grant has been approved and our first day will be Tuesday, May 28th. Please consider donating to the program. St. Paul provides the weekend take home bags, adult meals and many extras to supplement the program. Join us at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Monday – Friday for lunch. We would love for you to see firsthand the wonderful ministry you support.
OCWM – What’s the bigger picture? Because we believe in Extravagant Welcome, we Preach a welcoming and open understanding of Christianity, Respond to disasters and human tragedies, Feed the hungry, Share love around the world, Reach out to our newest neighbors, Nurture ecumenical and interfaith relationships, and Foster healthy and vital congregations.
MISSION TRIP – A summer mission trip is being planned for the dates of June 16-19, 2019 and will be to Cross road Child & Family Services in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This trip is being co-led by Nancy Newland and Mark Vaughn. Mission trip volunteers will be doing a variety of tasks at the direction of Crossroad staff during the day, and will enjoy Christian fellowship with other mission participants during the evening. Cost for participants will be $75.00. The cost includes housing, on-site meals, and a group dinner outing. Financial assistance is available. You can pick a form up at the church. Payments and registrations are due by Monday, May 20th. Checks should be made payable to St. Paul UCC. Mark your calendars now for a special opportunity to continue God’s ministry at Crossroad!! Any questions… contact Nancy Newland (419)773-9094; email@example.com or Mark Vaughn (419) 738-2415; firstname.lastname@example.org