St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Monday, July 16, 2018



We invite you to worship with us each Sunday!
You will be warmly welcomed as you experience
the love and the grace of God through our
Sunday worship services and teaching.



TWO SERVICES - 8:30 AM & 11 AM
The folks of St. Paul’s offer worship in which we honor tradition, are challenged with the Christian journey, celebrate the Word and share our stories in the intimate setting that is St. Paul's Church. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to worship for the Children’s Celebration at each service. If you and your family are searching for meaningful worship and discipleship, join us for these opportunities to explore your faith. St. Paul’s is a spiritual home for people of all ages and backgrounds and for families, traditional and non-traditional, where creativity and passion for the Gospel flourish and we are bound by the love of God that draws us together.



Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Dear Saints,

As I pray for you each day, giving thanks to God for your faithfulness and love, I look forward to the day we can be together, celebrating the stories of God’s presence in our lives. As the Covenant Garden bursts with a harvest of good things to eat, your lives bear the fruit of God’s love in Christ, in the miraculous gift of grace the Spirit empowers you to be. For us who follow Christ, summer is not merely down time, but a time of rich harvest of blessing. God’s great love for us all in Christ has transformed us to live as God created us to live, in all circumstances.

I cannot thank you enough for your grace and your prayers these first three weeks in July to complete this Pilgrimage of renewal and healing, as Vicki and I mourn the death of our son, Elijah. Through our pain and deep sadness, Jesus upholds and guards us with his healing presence, in the sacred silence of prayer, in the breathtaking beauty of creation, and in strangers who share with us God’s grace. In this deep valley of the shadow of death, we say with Paul, “when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Jesus is all the world to me. He is my story and my song, especially now. I have nothing to preach among you but the living, risen Christ, but I assure you, Christ is all. He is our life, and we follow him through every circumstance of our lives, our deaths, and when he raises us up. I look forward to the ways in which Jesus will lead us together to continue to bless and to heal all people in the MOT corridor and beyond. You are a good and faithful congregation, a city set on a hill, and I am richly blessed and honored to serve alongside you as your pastor.

Counting the days...

Pastor Bo

Gardiner, Montana - near the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park