St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 02, 2020

Activities

  
 
 
We invite you to participate
in the community of faith at St. Paul's
by joining us for one or more of these upcoming events!
   
 
 
ALL WEEKLY AND SPECIAL IN-PERSON GATHERINGS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED AND THE OFFICE IS CLOSED DURING THE QUARANTINE
 
FOR WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
  
 
Gardeners Needed!!!
 
Barbara Manlove and Sharyn Sheats
are looking for people to help with the beautification of the front and side of the church. If you would like to join us, please let the office, Barbara or Sharyn know. 
 

We are disappointed to announce that our JOY group event on Friday, March 27 is postponed. The Everett Theater is closed indefinitely; therefore, the performance of “Esther” will not take place.  The show may be rescheduled at some point, however, so be on the lookout for updates. We look forward to gathering again, hopefully in the not too distant future! Karen Ellis

 
PRAYER MINISTRY
 
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s
will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
 
 
 
UMM NEWS
 

UMM will continue “Staying on Par with God golf outings; UMM will continue Bible Study but at the present time it is postponed. Also, UMM Breakfast & UMM Annual Golf Tournament will discontinue. Paul Loder


  
 
HEALTH MINISTRY
 
Health Ministry – COVID-19

Monday, March 23, Governor John Carney declared a Public Health Emergency in Delaware. The declaration strengthened Delaware’s health care workforce by enabling those medical professionals with out-of-state licenses, or who are retired but in good standing, to support Delaware’s health care workforce needs. On Sunday, March 22, Governor Carney issued the fourth and fifth modifications to his State of Emergency declaration, ordering Delawareans to stay at home whenever possible and closing all non-essential businesses in the state to help stop community spread of COVID-19. The orders went into effect at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 24.
 
If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from others, particularly vulnerable populations. This includes people 60 years of age and older; people with serious chronic health conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, heart disease; or those who are immunocompromised. For individuals who are sick, stay home and contact your primary care provider for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.
 
Delawareans with general questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899, or 711 for individuals who are hearing-impaired, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.
 
DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.
 
 
 
Flu Shots

On Sunday, October 20 a large number of St. Paul’s UMC participants received flu shots. As in the last two years, Living Well Pharmacy provided the theme “which arm right or left?” Another step towards achieving our goal for a healthy congregation. Ann Newswanger
 
 
“Healthy Diet, Healthy Shopping and Healthy You”
 
St. Paul's had a wonderful turn out for our Health Ministries program this past Thursday. We were blessed to have Cindra Holland lead the group with such knowledge & wisdom and many different ideas on how to make healthy food choices. It was a great night!
 
 
Health Ministries Program: “Backache”
 
Thanks to All Therapy Physical Therapist Drs Ryan and Salinger a great program of information, exercise and question and answer was presented to a well-represented number of participants.   
 
 

Embodied Spirituality

Pastor Bo came to speak on the topic of Embodied Spirituality. Christ’s Ministry was always to provide holistic health treating the whole person physically, emotionally and spiritually. In essence care for the body, mind and spirit. In the programs Health Ministry has provided to date physical and emotional health have been the dimensions we have addressed. So we recognized that Spiritual dimension being central to achieving holistic care.  

 

Personal Safety!


A HUGH thanks to Sergeant John “Wes” Barnett, Jr. from the Delaware State Police, Community Outreach Unit for coming to St. Paul’s to educate us with important crime prevention tips! 
Ann Newswanger, Parish Nurse
 
 Blood Pressure Check 
First Sunday Each Month after Worship
TOPS - TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY
Now meeting at 6PM on Wednesdays in Fellowship Hall
Let’s together achieve the challenge of reaching and staying a healthy weight.  
Ann Newswanger, Parish Nurse    
 
 
 
Service Opportunities
St. Paul's provides many opportunities weekly for even the busiest among us to serve and glorify God.  Please contact the persons listed below if you are interested in any of the following opportunities:
Flower Ministry Janet Rowley
Liturgist  Alice Mullins
Acolyte Megan Reitzes 
Communion Server Carole Harmon
Greeter  Johanna Learish