St. Paul United Methodist Church
Friday, September 19, 2014
Below are the announcements from the Epistle Plus for 9-14-14
ATTENDANCE FOR THE WEEK OF 9-7-14
Lord’s Table Worship = 50, 9:00 = 52, 11:00 = 111
Sunday School = 80, Worship Total = 213
MID-WEEK PRAYER SERVICE - Beginning September 10th, Pastor Larry will be offering a Worship at mid-week 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 will permit those who often have other meetings at church to be able to attend as well.
HILDA BARG FAMILY SHELTER - St. Paul is scheduled to provide meals, TODAY - Sep. 20 at the Hilda Barg Family Shelter. St. Paul has provided meals for the families at the shelter for over 15 years. As in the past we will be serving supper and providing breakfast and lunch Sunday thru Saturday. If you feel led to participate in this ministry, sign-up sheets will be in the social hall, starting TODAY after worship.
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
October 5th, 11:00am
On Sunday, October 5th St. Paul UMC and Ghana Wesley UMC will all worship together at ONE EXTENDED JOINT SERVICE in the Sanctuary (there will be no 9:00am service on October 5th). This service will be a special blend of the two congregations and will integrate our unique styles of worship. Don’t miss this wonderful time of unity and worship. We will also share in a fellowship together at a reception to follow.
FALL SHORT-TERM CLASSES - It's not too late to sign up for The Case for Faith class, held at 7:00 in the Bethany classroom on Sunday evenings; the Gospel of John, held on Monday mornings at 10:30 in the Bethany classroom; and Christianity and World Religions, to begin on Tuesday evening, October 7, at 7:00 in the Bethany classroom. A sign-up table is located in the social hall.
THE PUMPKINS ARE COMING! - The St. Paul Pumpkin Patch is coming! Delivery day is Saturday October 11th at 11:30am! Plan to be a part of the Pumpkin Patch! Daily volunteer opportunities and great fun are in store. Be a part of the planning, we will have a Pumpkin Planning Meeting on TODAY at Noon. Sign ups are going on now for 2 hour shifts at the sales counter, online or in the hallway.
ST. PAUL CHURCH PICNIC - will be on Sept 28th at 12:30 pm. Wear your St. Paul shirt or casual clothes to church and then afterwards head out to Veterans’ Park in Woodbridge. The UMM will cook Hamburgers, and hot dogs for us. Hospitality will provide condiments, buns, ice water, and all paper products. If your last name begins with A-P please bring a salad/side dish to share, Q -Z please bring a dessert to share. Bring a comfortable lawn chair (picnic blanket), drinks (if you’d like something other than ice water), and come prepared to enjoy good food, fun games, fellowship, and a sing along. Please invite your friends and family to join us.
Directions for picnic: Make a left out of the church parking lot, make a right on Occoquan Rd, make a right on Rt 1, make a left on Featherstone Rd, cross the railroad tracks turn left on Veteran Dr, this road goes directly into Veteran’s Park. Our pavilion and parking is directly across from the brick park building. Look for the St. Paul banner!
NINE FOR SUPPER - - October - March 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 For Supper. These groups of approximately nine (9) people meet once a month for a meal 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 (email@example.com) Sign up deadline for the October - March groups is Tuesday, September 23. 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.
FLU SHOTS – Have you been watching this space? Here is more information on this year’s FLU SHOT Clinic. Again this year the FUN BUNCH is partnering with the Care Ministry Team to provide a Flu Shot Clinic for members of the Church, FUN BUNCH members and the community at large. This year our provider will be Walgreens, and the clinic for receiving the shots will be on OCTOBER 9th from 10:00 – 12:00am in the Fellowship Hall.
* The cost will be:
Free for those that have Medicare.
The cost of your “co-pay” for those that have a co-pay on their insurance.
$31.99 if the client has no insurance.
Our local Walgreens is investigating the availability of discount vouchers that might bring the cost down even further.LOOK FOR THE SIGN UP SHEET AND CONTINUE TO WATCH THIS SPACE. (Barbara Turner, Dave Spivey)
EARLY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING? - Some stores & vendors are starting to stock the 2014 White House Ornaments! Plan to purchase your White House ornaments from the St. Paul Preschool, and encourage your neighbors and friends to do the same! The St. Paul Preschool White House Ornament Fundraiser will begin in September for delivery before Thanksgiving! The cost will be $19, and wrapping with a bow and tag for an additional $1 per ornament. (Comparison Shopping? FYI - PX cost $18.95, Lions Club $21.00, Old Town Alexandria $24.95.) The funds raised from the purchase will go toward the Preschool Scholarship fund.
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 Amy Miller (703-494-2445, firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up.
FRUIT FOR A GREAT CAUSE - the Cokesbury United Methodist Men are conducting a fruit sale from Golden Harvest to benefit the ministries that they support (including college scholarships, Rising Hope, ACTS, and other community charities). Place your order through Nov. 3 for the following items:
Variety —Tangerines, Navel Oranges, Red Grapefruit = Half Box = $27, Quarter = $15
Red Grapefruit— Box = $28, Half Box = $17, Quarter Box = $10
Florida Navel—Box = $32, Half Box = $20, Quarter Box = $10
Tangerines—Half Box = $27, Quarter Box = $15
To place your order go to www.cokesburyumc.us, call 703-494-6552 or e-mail email@example.com
Pick up your order between 6pm & 8pm Nov. 14 or 9am—11am on Nov. 15
They will also be doing a January sale to include Honeybell Tangelos in their best season.
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:
Your food donations can be placed in the shopping carts in the front hall.
COUNTRY FAIR & AUCTION - The Woodbridge Christian Women’s Connection invites you to a Country Fair & Auction on October 14, 2014 at Montclair Country Club (16500 Edgewood Dr). Doors open at 11am for silent auction for items such at A week at Smith Mountain Lake, gift coupons for local business, cakes, cookies, pies, crafts, jams, dish-cloth, hand knitted scarves, baskets filled with fun surprises and much more. Lunch will be served at noon. $18 is the all inclusive cost for the event. Guest Speaker is Victoria Smith of Elizabethtown, PA with the message “Piggy Bank Had the Power to Change my Life” and guest Auctioneer, Kathy Shumate. Reservations must be made by Thursday, Oct. 9 to firstname.lastname@example.org
IWALK FOR ACTS - Families and individuals are encouraged to participate in the 5k walk to benefit ACTS of Prince William County on Saturday, October 18th, 2014. Registration at 9am –walk at 10am. At Pfitzner Stadium (Home of the Potomac Nationals) 7 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge VA. Cost is $20 individual, or $50 per family. Register at www.iwalkforacts.com.
HALLOWEEN HUSTLE FOR HOPE & TRICK OR TROT - Bring the family to a fun event to benefit Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church! Whether you can hustle (5k for adults) or want to trick or trot (one mile fun run for children), we’d love to have you join in the fun, which will include food and fellowship following the run. Saturday, October 25th from 9am—1:30pm at Lake Fair Park in Reston. Cost is $20/runner; $10/child under 12 for fun run; $50 max for family. The registration covers food, event t-shirt, run and Halloween goodie bag for participating children. Register online at www.novaumc.org. Contact Herb Brynildsen (email@example.com) with questions.
FUN BUNCH TRIP - All adults 50 years and over are invited to attend a trip to Myrtle Beach, SC with the St. Paul UMC Fun Bunch! This trip includes 3 fabulous shows, 4 days & 3 nights Dec. 1-4, 2014. Cost is $449 per person with double occupancy rooms. The Package includes: 3 night lodging in Myrtle Beach, 3 Breakfasts, 3 Full course dinners - including the Pirates Voyage Dinner Theatre, Fabulous shows at the Carolina Opry & Alabama Theatre, Admission to Brookgreen Gardens w/ Creek Tour, Tour of Wilmington, NC, Visit to Broadway at the Beach, Souvenir gift, All taxes and meal gratuities, Luggage handling, & motor coach transportation. Sign-ups are going on NOW - For Information & Reservations contact Patty Nungesser, 703-730-6426.
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!