Posts from August 2015

Pastor’s September Newsletter Article

I, again, thank everyone for a wonderfully warm welcome to St. Paul and the Bloomington area. Your love, care, and concern has been overwhelming. I know I am blessed and honored to be able to partner with you and God in sharing God’s love and pursuing his mission and purpose. We have much to celebrate…

Parish Nurse Notes … Back to School!

Going to school means planning for healthy and delicious snacks that are hopefully quick and easy, as well as something kids will eat! Unfortunately, most of what can be purchased from vending machines is filled with salt, sugar, and fat. A zip-lock bag of nuts (check allergies!), a container of fresh fruit such as strawberries,…

Children’s Ministry . . .

Initiative is seeing what needs to be done and doing it. Initiative isn’t just some practical principle; it’s really a spiritual principle that starts with God. It is part of God’s character. When we show initiative, we are reflecting God’s image that is hardwired in us. This month in Sunday School we are going to…

SOAP Bible Method

The SOAP method of scripture reading combines reading scripture, prayer and reflection. SOAP stands for: Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. It is a method that can be used by anybody no matter if he or she is new to the faith or someone who has been a Christian all his or her life. It doesn’t…

Tried Pickleball Yet?

TRIED PICKLEBALL YET? Pickleball is a low impact court game for all ages. Games are played at St. Paul on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. The courts are located just south and east of the garage. Bring a friend, get some exercise and enjoy fellowship with other St. Paul members and those from the surrounding community!…

Upward Soccer Concession Stand

VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED to staff the Upward Soccer Concession Stand on Saturday mornings! Sign-up sheets are on the table in the narthex. If you have questions, contact Brad Randall or the church office. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Fruitful Congregations Journey

FRUITFUL CONGREGATIONS JOURNEY We are looking for FCJ team members! You can participate at Level One, Level Two, Level Three, or Level Four. You can find more information on the church website under the “Ministries” tab, or request a paper copy of the information from the church office. There are four sign-up sheets on the…

I.U. Football Concession Stand

IU FOOTBALL CONCESSION stands are just around the corner. Without these funds we would not be able to do all of the things we do with the youth. We would love if you could join us in volunteering your time to help us out! Sign-up is available on the bulletin board at church or you…

Liturgists and Readers

LITURGISTS AND READERS ~ There are opportunities to participate in the Sunday worship services as a Liturgist or as a Scripture Reader. If you are interested in serving, there are sheets on bulletin board #2 to sign-up.