Read a good book and then join the St. Paul's book group to discuss it. We next meet on Thursday, June 21, at 4:00 pm in St. Paul's library to discuss Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate. The book selection for July 19 is To Free A Family, by Sydney Nathans. Questions can be directed to Barb Shade or Vicar Adam.
Between now and the end of June, information about the ELCA Good Gifts program will be made available to the congregation by the Social Ministry Committee. ELCA Good Gifts is a Lutheran church-wide program which offers animals and more to help those who need a hand up but not a hand out. Our particular focus for this project is farm animals. You are invited to make donations through the month of June. Donations can be made in the form of cash or checks made to St. Paul's, but designated for ELCA Good Gifts program. At the end of June, a selection of one or more animals will be made, depending upon the total amounts received. As an example, donations in the following amounts provide these animals:
$10 - Piglet or chicks
$15 - Rooster
$50 - Goat
$100 - Pair of goats
$250 - Fish Farm
$500 - Cow
$715 - Family Farm
$1000 - Oxen and plow
On Sunday, June 3 after late worship, there will be an informational meeting about the possibility of a trip to the once every 10 years Oberammergau Passion Play and Danube River Cruise in August 2020. Pastor Scott and Morris Casper will be leading this conversation. Because the Passion Play sells out fast, we would need to make a commitment in the next couple of months. Come join the conversation. In the meantime, check out the site for the tour we are contemplating. Here is the link: https://reformationtours.com/package/oberammergaucruise/
Summer Pop-Up Choir will begin on Sunday, June 10th! We will meet at 10:30 am on June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, August 5 & 26 in Trinity Hall. Pop-Up Choir is a fun way to get into singing at church without any commitment other than showing up on Sunday morning 30 minutes before the late service. We learn an easy tune or special hymn verse to sing either during a hymn, psalm, or the offertory at the late service. No experience necessary, singers of all levels and ages are welcome to join us. If you are interested in learning more, or would like to get on the email list, please contact Jackie Nappi .
Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world.
Here is the link to their webpage which offers the opportunity to make a donation, search their blog, or just get updates on ongoing situations.
The World Council of Churches Prayer Cycle
The World Council of Churches
a prayer cycle to
praying for the
whole world. Click on the Prayer Cycle button, then on the Prayer community we are praying for this week.
In celebrating the beauty and strength created through diversity, we welcome, value, and include all of God's children regardless of race, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, appearance, or citizenship.
"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ."
1 Corinthians 12:12
VIDEOS at St. Paul's Lutheran Church -- This link will take you to our VIMEO page and you may select any of the Sunday or special worship services, as well as an assortment of other videos related to St. Paul's. There is a wonderful video of our Palm Sunday service with the children processing with their palms. There are also several concerts and hymn sing-alongs on the vimeo page you can enjoy.
Worship with us on Sundays at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. We are currently using "Now the Feast and Celebration," a GIA setting by Marty Haugen for both services. Holy Communion is celebrated at all services.
Sunday School is at 9:45-10:45 am each Sunday morning for all ages, child through adult from September through May. Some adult classes will occur in the summer but not regularly.