St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Worship

 

 
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.

   

 

 
SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
TWO SERVICES - 8:25 AM & 11 AM
SUNDAY SCHOOL - 9:45 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.

 ASL INTERPRETER, SUNDAY 8:25 AM SERVICE

  • DECEMBER 24
  • JANUARY 7 & 28, 2018

 

 
 
Join us here for Pastor Karin's weekly notes!

Dear Friends in Christ,

Coming Home.  

We’ve heard the line, “You can’t go home again…” And for many of us that is true. Perhaps the old homestead has been torn down and replaced by a strip mall. Perhaps a new family lives in the childhood home. Perhaps it has been remodeled or has become so run-down that you cannot recognize it. Perhaps there are not-so-good memories lurking in brick and mortar structures. Going home can often be difficult. And we are not so different from many biblical characters—even Mary and Joseph fled their humble home and had to be “re-homed” in Egypt. And even though we yearn for that sense of home, we are often disappointed when we go home.

But what about returning to your church home? Just like our family homes, church homes sometimes conjure up not-so-pleasant memories or hurt feelings. How do we as Christians, overcome those feelings so that we dare set foot into a church again? How do we, as the Body of Christ, combat feelings of ill will or judgment, and put out the welcome mat for all who desire to enter in? More importantly, our memories of church can remind us that we are not alone, that there is hope in the midst of despair, that someone cares, that there is a sense of family even when we aren’t blood relatives, that there are mysteries and inspiring music that can sustain us and soothe our souls.

My prayer is the St. Paul’s will always be a place of warm and open hearts… Come back, come home!

No matter where you roam, there’s no place like St. Paul’s home for the Holy Days!

Life is short on this earth and our time together is fleeting--let’s make this the best Advent & Christmas ever! Come home, be inspired and go out and Spread joy!


Pastor Karin