We are located between Ellicott & Everett Streets NW, between Murch Elementary School and the Fire Station.
“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? My help comes from the Lord,”
--(Psalm 121:1-2a rsv)
I didn't realize how I have been affected by what has been happening in our country. All the mass shootings and violence has touched my spirit. The continued loss of life at the hands of those who are supposed to protect has affected me more deeply than I imagined. I sat watching the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial and I wept. So, today I will look to the hills, breathe and petition the racial justice team of St. Paul’s to continue to work.
Be well, be safe, be blessed,
Amazon Smile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. On all eligible purchases, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate a portion of your purchase to the charity of your choice. Please make St. Paul's your charity of choice! Shop for St. Paul's here, enter your email and amazon password and shop away to benefit St. Paul's English Lutheran Church (bookmark the tab so it will always be easy to find!).
For more information about the program, click here.
Let's Go Shopping!!!!
We continue to accept donations to St. Paul's worship technology fund. Here are some items that the donations are helping us fund along with those we wish to purchase:
Thank you to all who have given so far! If you are able, keep the donations coming and mark them for worship technology!
Vacation Bible School--Let Us Hear From YOU!
We're starting to see more new information about the pandemic, especially as it relates to vaccine distribution, and so we're thinking about what summer may look like at St. Paul's, including Vacation Bible School. Please participate in a short poll telling us what's on YOUR mind regarding VBS by clicking HERE.
Do you like to video edit and work on social media content? Do you need Community Service or SSL hours? Are you looking to build a portfolio of your work to use for a class, a college application, or resume?
Then we are looking for YOU!
St. Paul's is looking for someone who is willing to join our team as a media intern. Ideally, this person would join us every week to video record our services (and do any necessary post-edit), manage the church's social media presence on Instagram and Twitter, and keep our website up-to-date.
Basic video editing skills are highly desirable (for example, experience with iMovie on a Mac), but extensive knowledge is not required.
This position could be shared by more than one person. Approximate number of hours required each week: 4.
All ages are welcome to apply!
If interested, please contact Pastor Andrea.
The class will be led by Ted Wackler and will explore the Old Testament from biblical, historical, and social perspectives; one book at a time. We hope to gain a better perspective on how it all fits together and why it remains important in our lives today.
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW TIME CHANGE--8:30 AM!
St. Paul's Lutheran is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Bible Study
Time: April 18th, 2021 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 818 7469 0961
Last Sunday we blessed more prayer shawls, quilts, and blankets, and they are ready to provide comfort to a hurting world. If you would like to pick one up for someone, please contact the Church office (delivery usually possible too)!
Please let Lisa Wackler know your college student's school address. Now more than ever we want to let them know that their church is praying for them!
Youth Choir Practice on Hold Until Further Notice
If you wish to join the youth choir or would like more information, please contact director Marcia Perez .
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLERS LOOKING FOR SERVICE HOURS: Please contact Lisa Wackler Community Service or SSL hours!
It's never too early to think about ways that you can serve the church when we can gather again!
Complete a survey to let us know your interest by clicking HERE.
Prime Time Center
Canceled Until Further Notice.
We will be providing updates as we know them.
(Bulletins are uploaded the weekend of the service)
We are so thankful for everyone who helped make our Easter service so beautiful! Our grounds are absolutely gorgeous, thanks to the efforts of Neil Berger, Cynthia Jensen, and Anya Burt.
And our Portico garden would not have happened without the creative efforts of Grace Heffley. Thank you to everyone who sent us their flowers in photos, drawings, coloring pages, crocheted, as stickers, in tissue paper, and in fabric. Our indoor and outdoor gardens will be in full bloom throughout the coming weeks—make sure you stop by and take a look!
Wednesday Evening Book Study and Reflections
The new book is
Abundance: Creating a Culture of Generosity,
by Michael R. Ward. (if you use Amazon, please don't forget to use smile.amazon.com/ch/53-0196496)
Stay tuned, date and time tbd.
Over the years, there have been some delicious home-made soups shared at St. Paul's, especially on Wednesday evenings during Lent. While we won't be together in person on Wednesday evenings during Lent this year (Ash Wednesday is February 17th), let's keep up the tradition of enjoying these soups but in our own homes. There will be activities offered on Wednesdays during Lent (details to come...) so why not have a St. Paul's inspired soup for dinner on Wednesdays as well! Beginning next Wednesday and continuing during Lent, we will publish at least one soup recipe via e-news for you to prepare and enjoy the following Wednesday of Lent. Please send your recipes to Joy.
Got questions? Let Us Know!
Sometimes, people will read something in the e-news or hear something in a service and think: Wow, I didn’t know that! THAT’S why we do do/say/show that?!?!?!?
It got us thinking that it would be fun to have a semi-regular video feature in the e-news where we answer your questions. Introducing: “Ask the DCL”! Send us your questions: about St. Paul’s, about being Lutheran, or anything else (within reason 😊) and we will try to answer them for you. (Questions can remain anonymous unless you are okay with us putting your name out there!)
Click HERE to ask your question!