St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 19, 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.

GAIL GARNER, OUR ASL INTERPRETER, SUNDAY 8:25 AM SERVICE

  • OCTOBER 22 & 29
  • NOVEMBER 5 & 26
  • DECEMBER 3 & 24
  • JANUARY 7 & 28, 2018

 

 
 
Join us here for Pastor Karin's weekly notes!

MY BELOVED COMMUNITY,

While we cannot even begin to fathom what drives humans to such violence that happened in Las Vegas, while we are totally at loss to articulate our grief, our outrage, our shock, our hope may be found in Romans 8:26 [New Revised Standard Version]

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.

As we continue to reel from the aftermath of this absolutely unnecessary violence, the scriptures from Sunday take on even more meaning:

From Romans 12:4-5                                          

We have many parts in one body, but the parts don’t all have the same function. In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other.

And from Philippians 2:1-4

Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort in love, any sharing in the Spirit, any sympathy, complete my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, being united, and agreeing with each other. Don’t do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others as better than yourselves. Instead of each person watching out for their own good, watch out for what is better for others.

My prayer, sisters and brothers, is that our collective sighs may lead to collective action to care for one another and to look to the needs of others first. This is the call of discipleship, of belonging to Jesus Christ AND to one another. It is what the church is to EMBODY and what we are called to BUILD together. This month is the month of BODY BUILDING, the month in which we will be reminded of our blessings, our gifts, our promises to God, to Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and yes our promises to one another. This is the time when we will be reminded of what it means to give up everything for the sake of Jesus, for the sake of one another.

This is the call of disciple. So let’s exercise the muscle of caring, the muscle of love and BUILD this BODY!

With a grateful heart,


Pastor Karin