Salvation Army Bell Ringing

There is still time to sign up to volunteer to ring the bell for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign! St. Paul has volunteered to provide various shifts. A sheet is in the narthex at the church to sign-up for a shift to donate your time this Christmas season as a “St. Paul bell ringer”.…

Advent Wreath Candles

Deepen your Advent experience by lighting the candles on our Advent wreath this season at the 8:45, 11:00, and/or the Christmas Eve morning and evening worship services. A sign-up sheet is located on bulletin board #1 or contact the church office. You may light them by yourself, with your family members, or some of your…

December 2017 Pastor’s Article

Traditions, such as putting up the tree, driving around the neighborhood looking at Christmas lights, making hot chocolate, throwing open the sash, stomping around on the housetop, or reminding the children that Santa is watching those who are naughty and those who are nice, make Christmas celebrations memorable and meaningful for generations. Perhaps you have…

Parish Nurse Notes . . .

Jesus is the reason for the Season! For Unto You a Child is Born! Christmas is a time of year we celebrate the birth of God’s son, Jesus who came to point the way to his Father and to offer salvation for our souls. Jesus came that you might know his Father and life to…

UMW News and Notes

We wish to thank everyone who helped with the Holiday Bazaar and Turkey Dinner! As you know, this turns out to be a project of everyone who wants to be involved; therefore, we thank all of you for making it a success. The funds taken in totaled approximately $6,700.00! The UMW ladies are taking some much…

320 Class Begins New Video Series

Beginning on Sunday, December 3rd, the 320 Class begins a new study of the video series, A Man Named Martin. Did you know that 500 years ago this past October 31st marks a revolutionary date in church history? The Reformation, the schism of the Protestant church from Catholicism, was fueled by the posting of the…

Sign-ups Begin November 19th

Poinsettias: If you would like to help decorate the Sanctuary during Advent to honor a special person, or remember a loved one, you may do so by ordering a poinsettia. Sign-up at the table in the narthex at church or call the church office. The cost is $7.00, payable when placing your order. You may…

CORN for Thanksgiving Baskets

Bring a can of corn with you next Sunday as St. Paul is collecting cans of corn for Thanksgiving Baskets which will be distributed to those less fortunate by Pantry 279. Pantry 279 is a food pantry in Ellettsville by the Girl Scout Troop 69279. Last year they distributed 800 baskets to families in need…

Pastor’s Article – November 2017

For the past year, I’ve reflected on one Psalm a week. I felt spending the entire week with a Psalm and reading the Psalm’s entry in a commentary would be a good way to go deeper. A few weeks ago, I spent the week reflecting on Psalm 84. The psalmist writes, “1 How lovely is…

Mission of the Month-November

The November Mission of the Month is for Monroe County United Ministries’ Food Pantry. MCUM provides not only a Food Pantry for nonperishable foods, they have a Cleaning Closet for shampoo, lotion, spray cleaners, deodorant, baby wash, etc.; Opportunity House for clothing of all sizes, pots & pans, towels, paper and plastic bags, craft materials;…