We are located between Ellicott & Everett Streets NW, between Murch Elementary School and the Fire Station.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. . .”
I want to talk to you about something I'm very excited about— that is the good news of Jesus the Christ and telling others that good news. That is Evangelism. One of the plans when I first came to Saint Paul’s was to work really hard to get to know the community: leaders, families, business owners. All of that was put on hold because of the pandemic. I haven’t forgotten. As the pandemic begins to subside, I have an idea. What if the pastor sits at the edge of the church's front lawn, drinks coffee and introduces herself to all those who pass by? This could be my warm weather office a few hours a day. I could invite conversation with the neighbors, hold meetings outside and generally tell all those who would listen about the gospel and St. Paul’s. So, we have ordered a picnic table. It will sit on the outer edge of the front lawn, near the banner. I envision this as a space of welcome for the community that cuts across the lawn as a short cut and often has lunch on our lawn. We would be intentionally and by invitation sharing what God has so graciously given us with others.
The picnic table is black metal and 46” round. The cost is approximately $1100. I have given the first $100 for the picnic table, (*this is an offering over and above what I give to St. Paul’s) and a member of the church council was excited about the idea and donated $100. If you are excited about the good news and believe that evangelism at St. Paul’s is needed. If you believe this is a good idea please feel free to contribute.
Be well, be safe, be blessed,
*The Stewardship study group has learned about giving as our duty and delight. My regular offering is my “duty” and an offering toward the picnic table is my “delight.” Stewardship Bible Study will continue on Wednesday May 5th at 6:30 p.m. for 3 weeks, have a week off and resume for 3 more weeks.
P.S. If you want another way to delightfully give, your time, talent or treasure to St. Paul’s see below!
Keeping the lawns neatly trimmed at St. Paul's plays an important role for outdoor worship and community outreach. It shows the world that we care about our church and God's surrounding natural wonders.
We're hoping that you can pitch in to help us buy two new Toro push mowers for the St. Paul's volunteers. They mow our churchyard and edge the walks every week to ensure that the grounds are ready for Sunday services.
The new mowers would replace both the 10-year-old Craftsman that can no longer be repaired for use and the 15-year-old Lawnboy shown in the photo of Bob Hershey mowing last Saturday.
Each new mower costs about $425. Checks to St. Paul's Lutheran Church should be designated "Landscaping--mowers" on the memo line.
All donations are truly appreciated...and if you would like to join the lawn crew...please speak to Bob Hershey, Cynthia Jensen, Anya Burt, or Neil Berger.
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. The dates have been set for June 28th - July 2nd from 9 am -noon. The activities will be scaled down a bit from years past and the attendance will be capped. Extended day will not be an option this year.
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: May 9th, 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!
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)
St. Paul's DC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Stewardship Bible StudyTime:
May 5, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every week on Wed, until Jun 16, 2021, 7 occurrence(s) May 5, 2021 06:30 PM
May 12, 2021 06:30 PM
May 19, 2021 06:30 PM
Jun 2, 2021 06:30 PM
Jun 9, 2021 06:30 PM
Jun 16, 2021 06:30 PM
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!