St. Paul United Methodist Church
Monday, September 01, 2014
Below are the announcements from the Epistle Plus for 8-24-14
ALTAR FLOWERS TODAY - are given by Dan & Katherine Dorman in memory of Katherine’s father, Joseph C. Nettles.
THANK YOU FROM ROBBY ROBINSON - I wish to thank all my friends and family at St. Paul for all your prayers, concerns, cards, offers of help and especially your love during Scott's short illness and death. When I told Pastor Larry that I have no family he reminded me that all of you are my family--how right he was. Thank you again and I hope to able to return soon.
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 email@example.com with your name, phone #, and e-mail address.
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.
SPECIAL GUEST AT UMM BREAKFAST - The Methodist Men's breakfast on Sunday, September 7 will be addressed by Mr. Tom Porter and his wife Eleanor. Tom is a Korean War, wounded, double amputee; his wife is the Army physical therapist who treated him. Tom is the recent recipient of the Henry Viscardi Achievement Award for 2014. For the past eight years the Porters have made twice weekly visits at Walter Reed Army Medical Center helping veterans recover from loss of limbs. They established training through the Amputee Coalition of America to significantly boost the number of amputee peer visitors. All are invited to the breakfast that begins at 7:15 am. We are indebted to Dave and Barbara Turner for our contact with this remarkable couple.
FALL SHORT-TERM CLASSES - This fall, St Paul is offering five short term classes:
--The book of Acts, starting Thursday evening, September 4, at 7:30 in the Bethany room
--The Case for Faith, starting Sunday evening, September 7, at 6:00 in the Bethany room
--The Gospel of John, starting Monday morning, September 8, at 10:30 in the Bethany room
--Crossing Borders: Migration, Theology, and the Human Journey, starting Saturday morning,
September 13, at 8:00-10:30 a.m. in the Bethany room
--Christianity and World Religions, starting Tue. evening, Oct. 7, at 7:00 in the Bethany room
There is a sign-up table along with additional information for each class in the social hall; or, if you prefer, you can sign up for classes on the back of the attendance card.
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!
ST. PAUL SOFTBALL TEAM UPDATE - The Softball season has come to and end, with one final victory for St. Paul Softball Team. On Monday, the team took the County Championship! Congratulations to our dedicated team for a great season! What’s next for the sports ministry? Be sure to stay up to date with the sports ministry website— spumcsports.wordpress.com.
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 Sunday, Sep. 14 at Noon. Look for more details soon!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.stpaul-umc.org/preschool.
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:
Your food donations can be placed in the shopping carts in the front hall.
HELP IMMIGRANTS IN OUR COMMUNITY BECOME U.S. CITIZENS - Hogar Immigrant Services, Education Services is currently seeking Citizenship volunteer teachers for the upcoming fall 2014 semester. We offer two CITIZENSHIP levels of instruction and classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the evenings here at St. Paul UMC. You only teach once per week as a part of a teaching team. Training and materials are provided. No previous experience or second language required! Please help us demonstrate Christ's love by "welcoming the stranger" in this country. If interested, please call (571) 208-1572 ext. 102 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
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, email@example.com). 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 www.annandale-umc.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.