St. Paul United Methodist Church
Friday, March 27, 2015
Below are the announcements from the Epistle Plus for 3-22-15
ATTENDANCE FOR THE WEEK OF 3-8-15
9:00 = 67, 11:00 = 148, Lord’s Table Worship = 72
Sunday School = 118, Worship Total = 287
EASTER FLOWERS SIGN UP ENDS TODAY- 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. If you have questions, please contact Sidney Goldsby at 703-497-9801.
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.
COOKIE TIME! - In preparation for the Kairos weekend scheduled for April 9-12, April Moore will be collecting home baked cookies once again. We will have a “Blessing of the Cookies” in both worship services on Palm Sunday, March 29. Thank you in advance for whatever contribution you are able to make to this important ministry. Please see today’s bulletin insert for more details.
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 and then hang around for great food, 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!!
POTATO LUNCH APRIL 12TH- Please join us for a baked potato lunch on April 12th after the 11:00 service. We will be serving your choice of a baked sweet potato or a regular baked potato with all the “fixins”, drinks, and dessert. A sign-up will be printed on the back of the attendance sheets for you to indicate your attendance and potato preference.
SPRING BREAK COOKIE BAKE - On Monday, March 30th, 7pm—9pm, we will gather in the church kitchen to bake cookies for the Kairos Weekend on April 9—12. All are invited to participate as we pray and bake cookies for the women in the Fluvanna correctional facility. All supplies will be provided, just come ready to pray and ready to bake.
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 is preaching a six week sermon series based upon Revival through March 29th. During the same period, the adult Sunday School classes are studying the same series, as well as 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. Join us as we remember our Wesleyan heritage and renew the spirit of our church.
NINE TO DINE - - April - September groups are now being formed! Do you enjoy good food and fellowship? Would you like to meet and get to know more of your church family? If so, consider joining Nine To Dine. These groups of approximately nine (9) people meet once a month for a meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) or another interesting activity the group may choose. Groups are rearranged every six (6) months so you get to know even more people in a fun and relaxed setting. This fellowship opportunity is open to everyone - singles, couples, non-members as well as members. You can sign up by completing the information slip and dropping it in the offering plate or by emailing Pat Corcoran (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sign up deadline for the April-September groups is THIS Tuesday, March 24. If you have been inactive for a while, now may be the time to rejoin the mix and meet more of your church family. If you are already in a group, you will automatically be assigned to a new group unless you contact Pat by the deadline.
NINE TO DINE SIGN-UP
Phone Number _______________E-mail _______________________
Sunday, March 29 - Palm Sunday
9:00am Awakening Service &
11:00am Traditional Service
Wednesday, April 1 - Wednesday of Holy Week
Thursday, April 2 - Holy Thursday
Friday, April 3 - Good Friday
Sunday, April 5 - Easter Sunday
(Don’t forget to bring flowers for the Living Cross)
IT’S PICTURE TIME! - Prepare to say CHEESE at church! We are venturing into a new kind of church directory, breaking from the professional photography and sales pitches, to hopefully get a true directory that is useful and includes EVERYONE! Having a face to go with a name, a ministry, or a family is an important way to connect us as a church and to strengthen fellowship and ministry with one another. Not to mention, it is an important part of our church’s history! Please make sure that your photo is included! Bring the whole family, and have a family photo taken after 9am or 11am worship on April 12, 19th or 26th in the designated photo room of that day, no appointments needed, just drop in when you’re ready! These will be informal “head shot” photos, so please come as you are most comfortable. If you are unable to get your photo taken, please send an informal digital family photo via e-mail to me (Amy@stpaul-umc.org) to be included. Once all of the photos have been collected, we will be able to create the directory, which will be available in three different ways, in print form, online form, and on a free downloadable app form for your smart phone! We hope to have a completed directory by the Summer!
HEALTH KITS FOR 2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE - The United Methodist Women are collecting materials for Health Kids for 2015 Annual Conference.
We emphasize one required item each month.
In March we are asking for BATH SIZE SOAP
(3oz. or larger - do not remove original packaging)
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!
JOIN THE SOUND TEAM - The sound team has opportunities for more team members for the 11am services! Help to ensure 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.
ST. PAUL UMC SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Time Age Level Name Location__
9, 10, &11am Newborn-age 3 Infants/Toddlers Nursery/B-219
10:00 3 yr. thru 1st Grade Room D -156
10:00 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 Faith Class Room A-103
10:00 Adult Seekers Class Room A-113
10:00 Adult Upper Room Class Room A-100
11:00 3 yr old thru Kindergarten Room D156
11:00 1st &2nd Grade Room D158
Christian Education materials are provided for children during the 9:00 Awakening Service.
At the 11:00 service, children 3rd grade & older are encouraged to worship with their families.
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.
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.