We are located between Ellicott & Everett Streets NW, between Murch Elementary School and the Fire Station.
“Then the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablet, so that a runner may read it.”
What will the vision be for St. Paul’s as we move into the future? At the first congregational meeting that I attended as your pastor the leadership agreed to offer more financial transparency to the congregation. Then the world shut down and the leadership of St. Paul's needed to pivot quickly. We concentrated mostly on how to be church in a global pandemic. Yet, this agreement for transparency has been foremost in our minds.
This transparency allows us to see where we are, and where we can go as we look at ministry opportunities going forward.
The Congregational Meeting on Sunday June 13 will provide a report of finances through May and an update of the mission and ministry that make St. Paul’s the wonderful congregation it is.
If you have not yet sent an rsvp for the meeting, please do so soon (link is below). We want to know who is in attendance and whether we have the requisite numbers to have a vote on an important item.
Also, please feel free to e-mail me any questions you may have about ministry at St. Paul’s. This is to keep the virtual meeting to a manageable time and to make sure you receive answers to your questions.
See you on Sunday!!!
Lawn Mower Update!
Bob Hershey (left) and Mihkel Smit gave our two functioning lawn mowers a real workout this past Saturday. Bob tried the new red Toro for part of the job and says the mower is far easier to handle than the old green Lawnboy he normally uses.
Please consider helping us buy another Toro to replace the Lawnboy by donating to the lawn mowing fund. The check should be made out to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with "Landscaping--Mowers" in the memo line. Your support is greatly appreciated by our volunteers.
And please consider joining either the lawn crew or the landscaping team. Besides mowing, we care for the flowers, shrubs, and ornamental trees at St. Paul's and the parsonage.
Unless it is raining, the team meets on Saturday mornings at 9 o'clock. If interested, text Neil Berger at 202-669-2962.
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!
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.
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)
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!
The weather outside is warming up and pandemic restrictions are easing, but food insecurity is still a very real issue in our community.
We are still collecting toiletries for our Food Pantry. These items are not covered by benefits, so having a supply of these on hand will help us meet the needs of our patrons.
THIS WEEK, we especially need hearty soups, shampoo, bars of soap and toothpaste. We do not need anymore toilet paper at this time.
If you would like to order items directly from Amazon, please use this link to see our shopping list:
The Food Pantry always needs: hearty soups, healthy cereals (i.e., Cheerios), canned protein, low-sugar and low-sodium foods, and "regular-sized" items.
We continue to accept your donations of paper grocery bags (Whole Foods, Trader Joes) with handles.
As pandemic restrictions ease, we will notify you of additional ways that you can support the St. Pauls' Food Pantry by volunteering your time!
Please let us know if you have any questions! Lisa Wackler