1400 G Street, Woodbridge, VA 22191 703.494.2445  
St. Paul United Methodist Church
Saturday, July 21, 2018


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9:00am = 48, 11:00am = 95, Prayer Service = 0, The Lord’s Table = 57, Potomac Place = 38

Sunday School Total = 78, Worship Total = 238


ALTAR FLOWERS - today are given by Sydney Goldsby in memory of Bill Goldsby. 


WELCOME RECEPTIONS FOR BECK FAMILY– TODAY welcome receptions will follow both the 9am and 11am service to provide an opportunity to welcome Pastor Scott, his wife, Jamie, and daughters Allison and Addison to the ministry of St. Paul UMC!


CLOTHING SORTERS AND VOLUNTEERS WELCOME! - The Lord’s Clothes closet welcomes new volunteers to join their wonderful team!  Sorters meet on Tuesday afternoons to sort and tag clothing in preparation for opening days.  Volunteers for the 1st and 3rd Thursdays assist in a variety of ways as clients select clothing and items are counted and bagged.  If interested, contact Ann Mauk, kamauk@verizon.net


CLOTHING SUMMER STOCK- The Lord’s Clothes Closet continues to be in need of summer clothing only, pants, shirts, dresses, shorts, capris, etc, for all ages! As you change your closets over for the warmer weather, please donate your gently used clothing in the grocery cart located across from the nursery.


UPDATE OR ADD YOUR PHOTO IN THE DIRECTORY - Directory photos were taken in 2014 - a lot can change in 4 years! Hairstyles change, kids grow up, we get new outfits, so lets give our directory a spruce-up! We are looking to "refresh" the directory over the summer months. Please submit updated (or new) directory selfies, headshots, or selfies to the church office (office@stpaul-umc.org) to be added to the directory! With a new pastor, we want to help make it as easy as possible to get to know us! Note: These do not need to be formal photos. Our directory uses square photos, so your photo may be cropped to fit in the square format. More info about our directory is available on our website at: www.stpaul-umc.org/directory.


UMCOR HEALTH KITS - Thanks to all who contributed to the health kits for Annual conference.  There were 29,409 Health (or Hygiene) kits collected.  St. Paul contributed 200 of this number. UMCOR collects many other types of kits including school kits; birthing kits, layette kits, cleaning kits, bedding kits and sewing kits.  There was a total of 44,774 kits collected.


DEFIBRILLATORS IN PLACE - We are pleased to announce that the life-saving heart defibrillators are now in place and ready to use in the case of an emergency. We have two: one located on the main level in the cabinet outside the parlor, and one in the lower level across from the boiler room.  Please note, these are EMERGENCY USE ONLY.  The cabinets are armed with a LOUD ALARM that will go off if the cabinet is open to alert everyone that an emergency is in progress.  If the cabinet is open by accident, the church office has a key to turn the alarm off.  Now let us pray that a need to use these life-saving devices does not occur, but let us thank God for the opportunity to have the tools needed in case of such an emergency. 


11AM WORSHIP ATTENDEES: JULY IS YOUR MONTH - for the month of July, 11am worship attendees have the opportunity to contribute to Fellowship Hour by bringing cookies (or other treats) for all to enjoy.  Place your contribution in the “Cookie Monster” located on the center table in the kitchen.  Thanks in advance for sharing with those who worship at St. Paul.


AWAKENING SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES - do you want to be a part of the Awakening service in a special way?  We have three opportunities for you to offer your gifts, talents, and time. 1) Writing introductions to the praise set songs.  Each week, the praise team introduces three songs in a praise set.  These introductions help to focus our hearts on the lyrics that we will be singing, as well as serving as our Call to Worship in the service.  The song lyrics will be sent via email, allowing you time to reflect on the meaning behind the song and offer your reflection, then email them back by Friday at 3pm for the band members to read during the praise set.  2) Readers to read the scripture lesson of the day.  3) Set-up of the Awakening worship space.  Each week, the set-up music equipment can be done on Saturday evening, or prior to 8am on Sunday.  Training will be provided.  If you have an interest in offering your gifts to any of these opportunities, please contact Maria Bissex, Worship Leader (muliermvb@gmail.com, 703-895-9726).


REGISTER NOW FOR THE ROLLING RIVER RAMPAGE!  - We are now taking registration for all children 3years - 5th Grade to the Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School! We will meet daily from 9am - 12:30pm to experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God! Crafts, Games, Experiments, Music, and Snacks are all a part of this week-long adventure! Register at https://rrr.cokesburyvbs.com/stpaul2108 or by going to www.stpaul-umc.org and clicking on the VBS link!


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEER INVITATION! - St. Paul and Ghana Wesley are working together for a wonderful week at Vacation Bible School! We still have GREAT opportunities for volunteers at VBS.  We have so many areas to serve: Snacks, Science, Recreation, Crafts, Bible Story, Music, Group Leaders & Assistants...where might you be interested in helping August 6-10? Youth (grade 7 and up) are invited to be volunteers as well!  This event is not possible without many helping hands, thanks for your consideration!  We had over 120 children participate last year and it is the work of volunteers that allows us the ability to offer this ministry to so many families.  A background check will be required at no cost for volunteers.  Contact JoAnne Sharp at joanne@stpaul-mc.org to volunteer.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL - The annual ice cream social/hymn sing will be on July 29th at 5:00 pm. Please plan to join us for a fun evening of favorite hymns and ice cream with your favorite toppings. Sign ups will begin on July 8.


ST. PAUL SOFTBALL TEAM! – St. Paul has once again joined the Christian Fellowship Softball League.  We invite you to pray for the team throughout the season, and to come and cheer for your St. Paul family and friends at their games. The next games will be at the PNats Stadium on Saturday, July 7 at 11:00am & 12:00pm on field #2. Thank you for your support of this wonderful opportunity for fellowship and fun!


CHURCH PICNIC - SAVE THE DATE:  September 30th New Date, New Place, More Fun - The church picnic will be on Sun, Sept 30th. We will be eating and celebrating at Locust Shade Park near Quantico. We have found a lovely setting with 1) plenty of parking, 2) easy access to the pavilion and extra picnic tables, 3) lots of shade, 4) a playground very close, 5) restrooms nearby, we will be very close to 6) a volleyball net, and 7) a horseshoe pit. If you would like to take advantage of the park’s additional opportunities, some at a nominal cost, there are batting cages, a driving range, mini-golf, tennis courts, hiking trails, and fishing all available. So mark your calendar for Sept 30th & plan on joining us.


NO ENVELOPE, NO CHECKBOOK, NO CASH, NO PROBLEM!– If you are like many who do not carry cash or checks regularly, this is a solution for you!  You can set-up a reoccurring donation or make a one-time donation using a debit card, credit card, or check.  To make an online donation is EASY, just go to our website (www.stpaul-umc.org) and click on the “online giving” image. You will be directed to our St. Paul online giving page, where you can securely login and make a donation.  Or scan this QR Code Square with your smartphone to be led directly to the St. Paul online donation phone-friendly version.