St. Paul United Methodist Church
Friday, March 06, 2015
Below are the announcements from the Epistle Plus for 3-1-15
ATTENDANCE FOR THE WEEK OF 2-22-15
9:00 = Canceled, 11:00 = 81, Lord’s Table Worship = 60
Sunday School = Canceled, Worship Total = 141
ALTAR FLOWERS TODAY - are given by Gabe Smith & Stephanie Sheridan in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Turner for all of their help with Izzy’s Baptism on Feb. 15th.
And are given by Edith Chapmen in honor of Charles Chapman 90th Birthday!
MID-WEEK PRAYER SERVICE - Pastor Larry offers a mid-week prayer service on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm, consisting of a 30 minute prayer time to allow all who would like an injection of "the Spirit" to see us through till Sunday. The short time permits those who often have other meetings at church to be able to attend as well.
ST. PAUL BASKETBALL - St. Paul has a basketball team that has been competing for several weeks. You are invited to cheer on the St. Paul team on one of their upcoming games! The basketball games are played on Saturdays at Christ Chapel in their gym. The games are: March 7th at 9 am and March 14th at 11:00am.
Community Easter Egg Hunt - The St. Paul Children's Ministry will once again be welcoming all the children of our community as we host an Easter egg hunt! Join us on the church grounds Saturday, March 28th at 10 AM for the egg hunt, fun and fellowship! Members of the congregation are encouraged to come out and represent St. Paul while making the community feel welcomed. While the children's ministry will be purchasing religious Easter themed toys to fill many eggs; donations of candy would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off in the extended narthex or the church office. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions please contact Michelle Rowe by phone or text (703-357-5524). I look forward to seeing everyone there!!
PROJECT EASTER BASKET - Once again, the St. Paul Youth are collecting items to fill Easter Baskets that will be sent to the Henry Fork Service Center in Rocky Mount Virginia. Through March 15, A basket of colorful Easter Eggs will be displayed in the extended narthex. Items will be due March 22nd. You are encouraged to select a color-coded egg based on how much you will be able to contribute, inside the egg you will find an item/items to purchase up to that dollar amount. Each year, the children an youth 4years - 8th grade look forward to these gifts from their friends at St. Paul. Last year, we assembled and delivered over 75 Easter Baskets to the students at Henry Fork Center. Thank you for helping us with our project to spread Easter joy with some great kids!
REVIVAL SERIES CONTINUES –Revival, a Lenten sermon and lesson series based upon Adam Hamilton’s book Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It is going on now - March 29th. Pastor Larry will preach a six week sermon series based upon Revival from February 22nd through March 29th. During the same period, the adult Sunday School classes will study the same series, and we will offer a variety of classes covering the same lesson material at different times throughout the week to make it as convenient as possible for all of you to participate in the study. Plan now to join with one of our standing Sunday School classes (Bethany, Christ, Faith, Seekers, or Upper Room) or to participate in one of the small group studies. Join us as we remember our Wesleyan heritage and renew the spirit of our church. See the insert in today’s bulletin for more information. JOIN A REVIVAL STUDY! - The whole church is encouraged to get involved in the Revival Small Group studies that will accompany the Revival Sermon Series through March 29th. All Sunday School classes, including Children and Youth classes will be joining in the study, or there are several weekday studies available.
HEALTH KITS FOR 2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE - The United Methodist Women are beginning to collect materials for Health Kids for 2015 Annual Conference.
We will emphasize one required item each month.
In March we are asking for BATH SIZE SOAP
(3oz. or larger - do not remove original packaging)
There is also a need for toothbrushes in the kit - think of asking your dentist for a donation at your next checkup. Also be mindful an entire kit can be purchased for a donation of $12.00. Thanks to all for helping us reach our goal for 200 kits!
ST. PAUL UMC SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Time Age Level Name Location__
9, 10, &11am Newborn-age 3 Infants/Toddlers Nursery/B-219
10:00 & 11 am 3 yr. thru 1st Grade Room D -156
10:00 & 11 am 2nd thru 5th grade Room D-158
10:00 6th thru 12th Grade Youth Room C- 348
10:00 Adult Bethany Class Room C-248
10:00 Adult Christ Class Room B-131
10:00 Adult Faith Class Room A-103
10:00 Adult Seekers Class Room A-113
10:00 Adult Upper Room Class Room A-100
During the 9:00 Awakening Service, Christian Education materials are provided for children during the service.
BUBB I HOUSE FOR RENT - Beginning March 1st, the Bubb I house (connected to the parking lot) will be available for rent at $1,450/mo. If you or someone you know may be interested in this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, please have them contact Tom Davies, 703-494-2445.
SDJC YOUTH BIBLE STUDY - SDJC, The youth of St. Paul are starting up a youth-led Bible study on Sunday nights 4:30pm - 5:30pm for grades 5 - 12 in the Youth Room (C349). Senior High youth will lead the discussion at first, and younger youth will have the opportunity to lead as well. Bring your Bible, and check it out next Sunday!
EASTER FLOWERS - It is time to think of honoring our loved ones and friends with the beautiful flowers which will decorate our St. Paul sanctuary at Easter. This year we will be using a combination of lilies, daffodils, tulips and hyacinths. A table will be set up in the social hall to take orders for these flowers TODAY through March 22. If you have questions, please contact Sidney Goldsby at 703-497-9801.
JOIN THE SOUND TEAM - The sound team has opportunities for more team members for the 11am services! Help to insure that the service is able to be heard by the congregation, in addition to helping those who were unable to attend by recording the service for CD mailings and for the website. The sound system is an easy-to-learn system - If you are comfortable with operating your home devices, this will be a great fit for you. Contact Amy Miller (703-494-2445, email@example.com) to sign up.
MARCH PHOTOGRAPHY INSPIRATION: VICTORY 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 says “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Be inspired by these words of success over sin and death and snap photos of the things in your daily life that share this message of peace. Share your photo individually via e-mail titled “Victory” to Amy@stpaul-umc.org or post to the St. Paul Facebook page (facebook.com/stpaulnova) or #StPaulChangeMyHeart on Twitter (@SPUMCNoVA) and Instagram (@STPAULNoVA.) Please note that sending your photo to St. Paul grants permission for that photo go be used in our various media options.
FLOWER SIGN-UPS - Each Sunday, throughout the year, altar flowers are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory or in honor of family members and friends. If you would like to donate altar flowers for Sunday services in memory of your loved ones, please sign your name on the flower sign-up sheet located on a kiosk in the Social Hall. The cost is $35 for arrangements and $1.50 for carnations. You can place payment for flowers in the offering plate, just be sure to make a notation of “altar flowers” on your check and/or envelope. Thank you for the worship flowers we have received for 2014! Lake Ridge Florest at Tackett’s Mill has done a wonderful job. The new 2015 sign up chart is in the Social Hall. Contact Donna Bolton (703-314-5111 firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
PENNIES FOR PROPANE - Winter temperatures are here, and many of our homeless friends lack the financial resources to buy propane to keep themselves warm. Without propane, many of the homeless will experience days and nights of extreme cold. To address this situation, all who are interested in helping the homeless in this important area are asked to make a donation to “Pennies for Propane.” If a sufficient number of the congregation each donate the equivalent of $5,000 pennies—$50.00, we can continue to provide propane to the homeless. Please consider a cash or check contribution to “Pennies for Propane.” Your check can be made out to Saint Paul United Methodist Church with “Pennies for Propane” on the memo line. This should be in addition to any current financial commitment to Saint Paul. Note that cold weather is already upon us, so please help address this need as soon as possible. Thank you for your support.
SOUP LABELS - Don’t forget to save your labels from all Campbell’s items. The UMW were pleased to learn that the Henry Fork Service Center collected enough labels to purchase a new van last year! We continue to support The Henry Fork Center by collecting labels for additional supplies for their ministry.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION - Please save box tops for the St. Paul preschool! Each box top is worth $.10. Each box top counts and all are appreciated. Look for the collection box and/or the collection sheets in the extended narthex!
LORD’S PANTRY - The Lord's Pantry provides food for our neighbors in need. Food items are needed to restock our shelves. The following are needed:
· tuna fish
· plain pasta
· tomato sauce
· canned fruit
· canned soup
Your food donations can be placed in the shopping carts in the front hall.
If Prince William County closes schools, there will be NO morning church activities and the church office will be closed until 1pm, unless road conditions seem to require a full day closure. If the office opens at 1pm then afternoon and evening activities will be evaluated and posted on the website and church office voicemail (option #4). If PWC schools have a delayed opening, the church office will have a corresponding delayed opening. For weekend closures:
1) check our website www.stpaul-umc.org for scrolling information in red lettering or
2) check the church office mailbox (703-494-2445 select option #4)