Weekly Bulletin

ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

101 South Perry Street

Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

 

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ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

101 South Perry Street

Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

 

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WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PASSING THE PEACE

LIGHTING THE ALTAR CANDLES

PRELUDE​​

CALL TO WORSHIP

One:Christ is risen!

All:Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed!

One:Let us rejoice and celebrate, letting the joy of the risen Christ fill our worship and our lives.

All:We offer to God our smiles and our laughter as we give our lives in joyful service.

HYMN #308​​“This Joyful Eastertide”

OPENING PRAYER:

Holy God, as you have taken what we call an absurdity and turned it into possibility; as you have coaxed us to shout springtime alleluias where once there was a gray dawn; as you have called us out of the tombs we inhabit into an undreamed tomorrow, we praise you for this day! Come, Risen Christ, in newness and hope in this Easter season. Amen.

GLORIA PATRI

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

First SCRIPTURE READINGS:​​Acts 4:32-35 (NRSV)

32Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common.  33With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.  34There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold.  35They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

Second Scripture Reading​​​​​1 John 1:1-2:2

We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us— 3we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.  4We are writing these things so that our[a] joy may be complete. 5This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.  6If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true;  7but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.  8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  9If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  10If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;  2and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

SERMON:     ​​Living the Punchline

DOXOLOGY (#147)

PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN #307​​“Good Christians All, Rejoice”

OUR COMMON CALLING

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE:“The Trees of the Field”​​#710

POSTLUDE

      THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL CHURCH

SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021            

              10:15AM       Worship Service

MONDAY, APRIL 12th

6:00PM           Zoom Church Council Meeting

TUESDAY, APRIL 13th​​​​​

           5:30 – 6:30PM        Take Out Tuesday Meals

THURSDAY, APRIL 15th

           6:30PM           Zoom Mission Committee Meeting

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021            

              10:15AM       Worship Service

               1-2:300PM    8th Grade Confirmation Class

CHURCH NEWS – APRIL 11, 2021

ST. PAUL UCC CRAFT SHOWSt. Paul UCC is “Crafting For A Cause” on May 1, 2021 at Moon City Music & Event Center from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.  Come out and support St. Paul UCC for their Mission Trip to Biloxi, MS.

       

FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT – Our next large-scale food distribution event through West Ohio Food Bank will be on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 10:00am -12:00pm at the Auglaize County  Fairgrounds. Registration will be at 9:00am.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Vacation Bible School will be the week of June 7- June 11, 2021.  Hosts are First English and St. Paul UCC Churches.  Held at First English Lutheran.  Time is from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.  For child registrations (Age 3 – completed 4th grade) and Youth Volunteers (completed 5th grade – 17 years old) please contact the church office.

EMERGENCY CLEANUP BUCKET LIST – The UCC Disaster Response Ministry Team is collecting cleanup bucket kits. The list of the needed items can be found in the April Newsletter or you may find one in the back of the sanctuary, or the church office. We will take the buckets to the Northwest Ohio Association.  You can also find a list for Hygiene Kits.  These little kits are jam-packed with supplies to help keep people clean and healthy. From toothbrushes to washcloths, you’re making sure that someone’s needs are going to be met in the wake of an emergency when even the most basic supplies can be hard to come by. Completed buckets and hygiene kits are due at St. Paul UCC by May 1, 2021.

LOAVES AND FISHES – Loaves and Fishes are continuing to prepare meals, as carry-outs only, for the Wapak community, on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30PM. St. Paul UCC will be preparing the Thursday meal on Thursday, April 29, 2021.  Pickup location is at First English Lutheran, near the entrance along the alley.  No need to get out of your car.  Meal reservations need to be called in by 6:00PM on Wednesdays

                      We Support Our Church By Our Prayers

Fritz Ankerman

Susan Bartlett

Betty Brookhart

Donna Cady

Connie Claybaugh

Jamie Clements

Alicia Cummins

Marsha Elliott

Teagan Elliott

Emil George

Haley Greer

Ethan Hibner

Laura Kinstle

Tim Kinstle

Kenda Kohler

Ron Kohler

Rex & Brenda Lippincott

Alan McClintock

Jade Miller

Nellie Montgomery

Katherine Norman

Shirley Place

Carol Presar

Doris Sunderland

Cindy Vinco

Ezra 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

 

 

 WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PASSING OF THE PEACE

One:  The Peace of Christ be with you.

ALL:  And also with you.

LIGHTING  THE ALTAR CANDLES
 
PRELUDE                         Grace Greater Than Our Sin

                                      Karen Joseph & Martha Hefner

                  Smith and Hustad
 
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Christ is risen!
ALL: Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed!
One: Let us rejoice and celebrate, letting the joy of the risen

Christ fill our worship and our lives.

ALL: We offer to God our smiles and our laughter as we give our lives in joyful service.
HYMN This Joyful Eastertide #308
OPENING PRAYER

Holy God, as you have taken what we call an absurdity and turned it into possibility; as you have coaxed us to shout springtime alleluias where once there was a gray dawn; as you have called us out of the tombs we inhabit into an undreamed tomorrow, we praise you for this day! Come, Risen Christ, in newness and hope in this Easter season. Amen.

 
WE GIVE GLORY TO GOD Gloria Patri #734
            Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.  Amen.

 
FIRST SCRIPTURE LESSON(NRSV) Acts 4:32-35
32Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common.  33With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.  34There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold.  35They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.  
   
SECOND SCRIPTURE LESSON(NRSV) 1 John 1:1-2:2
We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us— 3we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.  4We are writing these things so that our[a] joy may be complete. 5This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.  6If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true;  7but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.  8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  9If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  10If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;  2and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

 
     
SERMON Living the Punchline Rev. Becky Sunday
  

WE GIVE PRAISE TO GOD

          

     Doxology

 

#147

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures high and low. Alleluia, alleluia! Praise God, in Jesus fully known: Creator, Word, and Spirit one. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!    
   
HYMN Good Christians All, Rejoice  
 

OUR COMMON CALLING

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
 
BENEDICTION RESPONE                           The Trees of the Field                                               #710
You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace;

The mountains and the hills will break forth before you;

There’ll be shouts of joy, and all the trees of the field will clap,

will clap their hands.

And all the trees of the field will clap their hands,**

The trees of the field will clap their hands, **

The trees of the field will clap their hands, **

While you go out with joy!  (repeat)♫                                                 CCLI # 503639390

* = clap your hands

   
POSTLUDE Praise To The Lord, The Almighty! Fred Bock

 

       THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL CHURCH

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021           

10:15AM       Worship Service

 

MONDAY, APRIL 12th

            6:00PM            Zoom Church Council Meeting

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 13th                                                       

            5:30 – 6:30PM        Take Out Tuesday Meals

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 15th

            6:30PM           Zoom Mission Committee Meeting

           

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021           

10:15AM       Worship Service

1-2:300PM    8th Grade Confirmation Class

 

 

 

                                                  Given the Week of April 4, 2021

              General Fund 6,067.95$ Benevolence $280.00 Building Fund $306.75

General Fund Monthly Budget $28.390.00

Given to General Fund so far this month $6,067.95

Given to Building Fund so far this month $308.75

                 Attendance for Sunday April 4, 2021 –  8:15 – 28   10:15 – 77

 

 

Welcome to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Wapakoneta!

We are glad you are here to worship with us.

In an effort to keep everyone in our community safe, we ask that you remain seated

and wear a mask throughout the service.  We are currently asking that you refrain from

congregational singing. Please also remain seated at the conclusion of the service until

an usher releases you.  By taking these precautions, we are living out Christ’s

commandment to care for the “least of these.”

Thank You

 

 

We Support Our Church By Our Prayers

 

Members of St. Paul’s prayer chain are honored to pray for individual and family needs.  If you have a prayer request, please contact Hannah Kohler at home at (419) 738-4251 or email her hkkohler36@gmail.com  or Jennifer Frische after hours at (419) 738-6703.  To have a name printed in the bulletin for prayers, please contact Cindy in the church office (419) 738-2215.  Names will appear for four weeks, and then will be removed unless otherwise notified.

The following people are in need of your prayers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

Please keep in your prayers all of those affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis,

including:

Medical personnel                                                Government leaders

First responders                                                     Essential workers

Those unemployed or furloughed                      Those suffering from depression

Business owners                                                                              and anxiety

 

 

 

 WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PASSING OF THE PEACE

One:  The Peace of Christ be with you.

ALL:  And also with you.

LIGHTING  THE ALTAR CANDLES
 
PRELUDE                         Grace Greater Than Our Sin

                                      Karen Joseph & Martha Hefner

                  Smith and Hustad
 
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Christ is risen!
ALL: Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed!
One: Let us rejoice and celebrate, letting the joy of the risen

Christ fill our worship and our lives.

ALL: We offer to God our smiles and our laughter as we give our lives in joyful service.
HYMN This Joyful Eastertide #308
OPENING PRAYER

Holy God, as you have taken what we call an absurdity and turned it into possibility; as you have coaxed us to shout springtime alleluias where once there was a gray dawn; as you have called us out of the tombs we inhabit into an undreamed tomorrow, we praise you for this day! Come, Risen Christ, in newness and hope in this Easter season. Amen.

 
WE GIVE GLORY TO GOD Gloria Patri #734
            Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.  Amen.

 
FIRST SCRIPTURE LESSON(NRSV) Acts 4:32-35
32Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common.  33With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.  34There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold.  35They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.  
   
SECOND SCRIPTURE LESSON(NRSV) 1 John 1:1-2:2
We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us— 3we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.  4We are writing these things so that our[a] joy may be complete. 5This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.  6If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true;  7but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.  8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  9If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  10If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;  2and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

 
     
SERMON Living the Punchline Rev. Becky Sunday
  

WE GIVE PRAISE TO GOD

          

     Doxology

 

#147

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures high and low. Alleluia, alleluia! Praise God, in Jesus fully known: Creator, Word, and Spirit one. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!    
   
HYMN Good Christians All, Rejoice  
 

OUR COMMON CALLING

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
 
BENEDICTION RESPONE                           The Trees of the Field                                               #710
You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace;

The mountains and the hills will break forth before you;

There’ll be shouts of joy, and all the trees of the field will clap,

will clap their hands.

And all the trees of the field will clap their hands,**

The trees of the field will clap their hands, **

The trees of the field will clap their hands, **

While you go out with joy!  (repeat)♫                                                 CCLI # 503639390

* = clap your hands

   
POSTLUDE Praise To The Lord, The Almighty! Fred Bock

 

       THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL CHURCH

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021           

10:15AM       Worship Service

 

MONDAY, APRIL 12th

            6:00PM            Zoom Church Council Meeting

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 13th                                                       

            5:30 – 6:30PM        Take Out Tuesday Meals

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 15th

            6:30PM           Zoom Mission Committee Meeting

           

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021           

10:15AM       Worship Service

1-2:300PM    8th Grade Confirmation Class

 

 

 

                                                  Given the Week of April 4, 2021

              General Fund 6,067.95$ Benevolence $280.00 Building Fund $306.75

General Fund Monthly Budget $28.390.00

Given to General Fund so far this month $6,067.95

Given to Building Fund so far this month $308.75

                 Attendance for Sunday April 4, 2021 –  8:15 – 28   10:15 – 77

 

 

Welcome to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Wapakoneta!

We are glad you are here to worship with us.

In an effort to keep everyone in our community safe, we ask that you remain seated

and wear a mask throughout the service.  We are currently asking that you refrain from

congregational singing. Please also remain seated at the conclusion of the service until

an usher releases you.  By taking these precautions, we are living out Christ’s

commandment to care for the “least of these.”

Thank You

 

 

We Support Our Church By Our Prayers

 

Members of St. Paul’s prayer chain are honored to pray for individual and family needs.  If you have a prayer request, please contact Hannah Kohler at home at (419) 738-4251 or email her hkkohler36@gmail.com  or Jennifer Frische after hours at (419) 738-6703.  To have a name printed in the bulletin for prayers, please contact Cindy in the church office (419) 738-2215.  Names will appear for four weeks, and then will be removed unless otherwise notified.

The following people are in need of your prayers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

Please keep in your prayers all of those affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis,

including:

Medical personnel                                                Government leaders

First responders                                                     Essential workers

Those unemployed or furloughed                      Those suffering from depression

Business owners                                                                              and anxiety

 

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