Saint Paul United Methodist Church 1400 G Street Woodbridge, VA 22191 Phone: 703-494-2445
St. Paul United Methodist Church
Monday, July 28, 2014


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Below are the announcements from the Epistle Plus for 7-27-14    



Lord’s Table Worship = 52,  9:00 = 50, 11:00 = 115

Sunday School = 73,  Worship Total = 217


THANK YOU FROM MARJORIE MOORE - Please accept my sincere thanks to you to show my appreciation for your personal visits and prayers while I was at Sentara Hospital, Woodbridge.  Through prayers from my many St. Paul friends, and the heard work and dedication of the doctors and nurses at Sentara the problem was found and the symptoms were resolved.  I wish to express my thanks to all and God’s blessings to you all. 


FAITH STORIES - Do you have a story to tell? Has your life been changed by your acceptance of Jesus Christ, impacted by the Christian acts of others in your time of need, or as the result of a ministry experience? One of our most powerful means of witness is to share the story of our own faith journey. We can make the church real to people outside the church by revealing the life-changing impact of a life in Christ. I would like to collect these stories from the members of our congregation in a video format that can be shared on our website, Facebook page, and other places that will introduce our church and our faith to those in search of meaning in their lives and a church in their community. If you are willing to share your faith story, please contact Clint Holt at or 703-499-9015.


LAY READERS - Would you like to get involved in worship by helping to lead?  Serving as a lay reader is a great way to serve in the 11am service.  Lay Readers will read the scripture, lead the Gathering Words, and on the first Sunday, they will be asked if they want to help with communion.   If you are interested, or if you’d like to learn more, contact Tom Corcoran at with your name, phone #, and e-mail address.


 ST. PAUL SOFTBALL TEAM UPDATE - We are so proud of the St. Paul Softball Team!  We finished off the season with 2 wins which put us at 15-5 and we won the division. We had a banquet picnic at a nearby park after finishing the season.  A very special thanks goes out to all of the people who supported us and the UMM for providing the food.  Now we have been playing in a tournament with the same Christian Fellowship League and won both games last week— and played more games this weekend (scores TBD).   Next - because we won the division, the St. Paul Softball team is invited to play in the County Championship on August 11!  Stay up-to-date with postings on the St. Paul Facebook page (, or the Sports Ministry website:


UMW PICNIC - UMW will have its annual summer picnic on Sunday, August 17th, 5-7 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Bring a covered dish to share; drinks and paper products will be provided.  Please put the date on your calendars, and make plans to attend and bring a friend.  Remember, all UMW events are open to ALL women.      


SCHOOL SUPPLY BAGS - The UMW is sponsoring their annual collection for the needy in the community.  We are in need of many school supplies, specifically the following items:

 24 count crayons

glue sticks or bottles

Pencils (#2)

pens (blue or black ink)

scissors (blunt point)

marbled composition notebooks

spiral notebooks (wide rule)

notebook paper (wide rule)

pocket folders

Please place your donations in the container in the extended narthex by Sunday, August 17th. Supplies will be distributed at The Lord’s Pantry & Clothing Closet on August 21st.


KIDZ CAMPS - There are still a few openings for the Preschool Kidz Camps in August!  These are for 2yr - 5yr olds and the cost is $60 per week.  Camps run Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30am - 12:30pm.  Themes are:

Session 4 Aug 5—7 In the Rainforest

Session 5 Aug 12—14 Under the Sea

Session 6 Aug 19—21 Dino Dig

Sign up your child for as many sessions as you’d like.  Registration forms are available online (at or in the preschool & church offices.


JOIN THE SOUND TEAM - The sound team has opportunities for more team members!  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 Scott Atkinson (703-655-5039), or Amy Miller (703-494-2445, to sign up.


CLOTHING CLOSET VOLUNTEERS - We have an opportunity for you to be involved in our ministry to our community through the clothing closet.  We sort clothes on Tuesday afternoons around 1pm bi-weekly, and we distribute clothes on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 2pm - 5pm.  If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, please contact Ann Mauk 703-680-5358.

 2014-2015 PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION - is going on NOW!  If you have any 2 - 4 year olds in your life, church members do receive a discounted rate.  Contact Katie MacGregor, (703-586-5031) for more information, and see the preschool website


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!


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.  Lake Ridge Florist at Tackett’s Mill has done a wonderful job.  The new 2014 sign up chart is in the Social Hall. Contact Donna Bolton (703-314-5111 for more info.


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.


BODY IN BLOOM WOMEN’S LUNCHEON - The Woodbridge Christian Woman’s Connection Cordially invites you to “Body in Bloom” on Tuesday, August 12 at Noon at the Montclair Country Club (16500 Edgewood Dr, Montclair, vA 22025).  The afternoon will include Special Feature, Ross Weinburg from Family Chiropractic Center of Lakeridge, Special Music by Solomon Rodriguez, and Speaker Yvonne Ortega of Yorktown VA with the message “Forgiveness is not a Four-letter Word!”  Lunch is served at Noon, the cost is $18 which includes a three-course meal, beverage, tip and tax.  Luncheon reservations must be made by Thursday, August 7th to Nan Wehmeyer at 703-670-0319 or e-mail  Late cancellation MUST be honored.


LIVING PROOF LIVE SIMULCAST WITH BETH MOORE - Annandale UMC will host the Living Proof live simulcast with Beth Moore. Saturday, September 13th 9am—4:15pm at Annandale UMC (6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale 22003, 703-256-8330,  If you’ve ever enjoyed the Word through Beth’s studies, you’ll love experiencing her teaching via simulcast.  Beth’s mission is to guide women everywhere into a richer, more fulfilling relationship with God. The cost of the event is $25, which includes lunch and listening guide.  Child care is available for children ages 2-6years (cost $5 per child with advanced registration required).  Register at

 HELP THE HOMELESS & MENTALLY ILL WALK - Good Shepherd Housing Foundation will be hosting a community walk for the Homeless and Mentally Ill to raise funds for their programs which fosters homes serving disadvantaged adults and children. The organized walk will be held on August 15th at the Prince William County Stadium (Before the Potomac National’s Game) at 6:00pm.  Children, Youth and Adults are all invited to walk - Registration forms will be available on the table in the extended narthex, donations will be accepted for each participant.


WOMEN OF THE WORD CONFERENCE 2014 - Occoquan Bible Church invites you to their Women of the Word Conference titled “Humility, the endangered virtue” Saturday, August 9th, 9am—4:30pm, Breakfast and Lunch will be served.  Featured speaker: Cecilia Connell.  Cost is $15 per person or $25 per family.  Ages 13 and up are invited, no child care will be provided.  Register with Hannah Pike,


WHICH WAY HOME - On August 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm St. Paul United Methodist Church will host the community screening of the documentary Which Way Home.  This Academy Award nominee shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they attempt to unite with their families in the United States.  In a recent Reuters article an estimated 60,000 such children will pour into the United States this year according to the Obama administration, up from 6,000 in 2011.  The flow is expected to grow.  The number of unaccompanied immigrant children will likely double in 2015 to nearly 130,000.  A panel discussion will follow the screening.   Refreshments will be served.

If you are interested in reading about this huge humanitarian crisis the whole Reuters article can be found at