A year ago, churches around the world were celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and Martin Luther, as the catalyst of the whole shebang, was getting a lot of attention. Luther was everywhere! But this year, in the 501st anniversary of the Reformation, Luther is feeling a little forgotten. He's not the center of attention anymore. He's not making the op-ed page or headlining at ecumenical gatherings. So, here at St. Paul's we're throwing Luther a 535th birthday party in honor of his November 10, 1483 birthday. On Wednesday, Nov 7, at 6 pm at the first Wednesday Night Supper of the month, we will celebrate with cake, trivia, Luther coloring books, and games. And in the spirit of Luther's beloved abundant grace, there will be abundant prizes. Perhaps Luther and Katie themselves will make an appearance! So join us to celebrate our namesake, share a meal with friends, and go home with a present endorsed by the greatest Reformer of them all.
Young In Spirit group will take a visit to the Greensboro Science Center on Wed, Nov 14. The cost for seniors is $12.50. Sign up on the attendance sheet on the receptionist office desk.
The Katherine Circle will meet on Tues, Nov 13 at 10:00 am. Nan Treul will present the devotion. Diana Dominick is presenting our program on Advent, "An Angel Messages."
At the end of November and through early December there will be an opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts right here at our church. Items for sale will be pieces crafted by artisans from struggling communities around the world. "SERRV International is a nonprofit organization committed to fighting poverty through fair trade since 1949. We adhere to the fair trade standards as defined by the World Fair Trade Organization and endorsed by Fair Trade Federation."
St. Paul's Readers
Everyone is invited to join the book discussions on the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 pm in the library. November's book is Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod. The book for the December 20 meeting will be Walking Across Egypt, by Clyde Edgerton.
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 "Setting One" from the Evangelical Lutheran Book. 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 16, 2018 through May 2019.