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Upcoming Events
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20

SUN
Casual Worship
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
A worship service that is laid back and friendly. Contemporary music with a relaxed atmosphere.
Christian Education
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
See Christian Education under "Ministries" tab.
Traditional Worship
10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
A traditional United Methodist worship service with fresh elements.
Leadership Training
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
This is for everyone who is a leader at St. Paul’s UMC. We will have an opportunity to learn about the areas of responsibility for each committee and ministry team, to look at a calendar for 2019 and plan events that will further the ministry of St. Paul’s and bring people to Christ.
Admin Council Meeting
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
JAN

21

MON
Crochet Group (for missions)
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
JAN

22

TUE
Emmaus Reunion Group
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prayer Gathering
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
JAN

23

WED
REMiX (Children & Youth Ministry)
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Pre-K through Seniors
Choir Practice
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The Choir takes July off each year.
JAN

26

SAT
Rock Day (Spinning Group)
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Spinning, weaving, crochet! Bring a dish for the potluck!
High School Youth
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Band Practice
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Contemporary Worship
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Exciting, energized, and enthusiastic worship with a more modern feel.
Fellowship Meal
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Following the contemporary service, a light meal is served to provide an opportunity for the community of faith to get to know one another and enjoy company and conversation.
JAN

27

SUN
Casual Worship
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
A worship service that is laid back and friendly. Contemporary music with a relaxed atmosphere.
Christian Education
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
See Christian Education under "Ministries" tab.
Traditional Worship
10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
A traditional United Methodist worship service with fresh elements.
WORSHIP
Rev.: Sonja Tobey

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Upcoming Series - Starting January 13, 2019

Baptism is a sacrament. In a sacrament, God uses common elements - in the case of Baptism, God uses water - as means or vehicle of divine grace.  It is the act of God through the grace of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit.  In the Baptismal Covenant of the United Methodist Church a blessing is said over the water as it is poured into the font before baptism.  The blessing gives thanks for God's saving acts of humanity through water.  We will explore God's work in this series "The Water of Life."
January 13 - Waters of the Exodus: From Slavery to Freedom (Joshua 3:14-17)
January 20 - Waters of Birth: Water of Life (Psalm 139:13-18; Luke 1:41-45)
January 27 - Waters of Baptism: Threshold of Discipleship (Matthew 3:1-2, 5-7, 13-17)
February 3 - Living Waters: Clean and New (John 4:5-30)

 

Calm & Bright: 200 years of Silent Night

 

We have just ended the sermon series "Calm & Bright," which honored the 200th anniversary of the debut of "Silent Night, Holy Night."  If you missed any of the sermons in the series, they are linked here so you can catch up.

December 1 and 2 - Sleep in Peace (Isaiah 2:1-4; 9:2, 6-7) PEACE
December 8 and 9  - Glories Stream (Psalm 86:9-11 and Luke 2:8-20)  JOY
December 15 and 16 - Redeeming Grace (John 1:1-18) LOVE
December 22 and 23 - Let us Sing (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 2:1-12)
December 24 - Calm and Bright (Luke 2:1-20)

Sermons
January 5, 2019
What The Magi Revealed
December 23, 2018
Calm And bright
December 22, 2018
Let Us Sing
December 15, 2018
Redeeming Grace

 

Worship Times

At St. Paul's, we offer three different worship services each weekend.

  • The Contemporary Worship service begins every Saturday at 5:00 P.M. The service is casual and the music is contemporary. Children's Church is offered during the sermon time for preschool and elementary age kids. After the worship service, all are invited to stay to share in a dinner together. 
  • The Casual Worship service begins Sunday at 8:30 A.M. This service is perfect for early risers and those who want to worship with a small, friendly group of people.
  • The Traditional Worship service begins Sunday at 10:45 A.M. This service is primarily traditional with modern elements. Children's Church is offered during the sermon time for preschool and elementary age kids.

No matter which worship service you attend, you will find a warm welcome and a sense of belonging.

Sacraments (Holy Communion and Baptism)

Many people ask about Holy Communion (also known as "the Lord's Supper" and "Eucharist") as well as Christian Baptism, so here are the basics...

  • We accept Baptism from any Christian tradition, so we do not demand that someone be baptized "again" to be part of this church--we believe God's grace is still in effect in that person's life.
  • We also believe that all persons, of any "age or stage" in life, are candidates for baptism--including the very old, the very young, or persons with various challenges.
  • This spirit of openness extends to Communion also--a person does not have to be a member of this or any other Methodist church in order receive communion.  In fact, we believe that a person who has not yet committed themselves to Christ might come forward for the Lord's Supper and in that way offer themselves to God
  • All of these beliefs are anchored in a profound trust in the goodness and grace of a loving God who "is able to do far more than we can think or ask" (Ephesians 3:20).
  • If you have more questions regarding the sacraments, our pastor would be happy to discuss them in the context of the United Methodist Church.
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Worship Space

Finally, a word about our worship "space" at St. Paul's...

  • Upon entering the church, most people notice the wide open "airy" feeling of the place which is meant to convey a spirit of welcome.
  • The layout is simple, a way of saying that approaching God need not be complicated or difficult.
  • We think the design is both modern and ancient--on the one hand, many churches centuries ago were built without elaborate details;  but on the other hand, St. Paul's was one of the first churches to build "projection technology" (with screen and video equipment) into the facility.
  • People from all sorts of church backgrounds have commented on the way our worship space puts them at ease and helps them focus on and worship God.  
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