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Lent at Saint Paul's
Ash Wednesday Service
Join us at 6:30pm, Wednesday, March 5, for our Ash Wednesday service as we begin the season of Lent together. We will share in the imposition of ashes and share in Holy Communion.
Wednesday Mornings in Lent
Join us each Wednesday morning at 6:30a.m. during Lent in the chapel beginning March 12 for a time of devotion and sharing that is based around our Lenten devotional booklet. Following the time of sharing, breakfast will be served in Sanders Hall.
Wednesday Evenings in Lent
On Wednesday evenings, beginning March 12,we hope you will join us for a short worship service in Sanders Hall after Wednesday night supper. Worship will begin around 6:15p.m. Our laity will be our featured speakers. (Make a reservation for dinner in the left sidebar.)
Maundy Thursday Service
Our friends from New Mount Zion AME Church will join Saint Paul's on Thursday, April 17, at 7:00p.m. in our Sanctuary as we remember Jesusí last supper and celebrate Holy Communion.
Joint Good Friday Service at Trinity UMC
Join other United Methodist from across Tallahassee as we remember and give thanks for Jesusí death on the cross on Good Friday, April 18. The service is at noon at Trinity UMC located at 120 W. Park.
Good Friday Evening Service at Saint Paulís
Join us at Saint Paulís on Good Friday, April 18 for a stations of the cross service. Time and exact location will be announced in the future.
Easter Morning at Saint Paulís
Easter Sunrise Service will be in our Outdoor Chapel by Lake Ella beginning at 6:30am. Our friends from Faith Presbyterian Church will join us. Our regularly scheduled morning services, 8:30am and 11:00am Traditional and the Gate Contemporary services will celebrate Christ's resurrection. An Easter Fellowship Brunch will be available in the courtyard between services.
Our Journey ~ 2014 Winter/Spring
Family trips can be so much fun! There is the anticipation that goes into the planning of the trip. There is the excitement that grows as supplies are purchased and suitcases get packed. There is the thrill of leaving on the journey. And once on the road, the family grows closer as it experiences new things together. There are new sights to see and new memories to be made. You simply canít go on a journey and remain the same person! During this season we are going to take a journey of faith as a congregation and as individuals. It will be an exciting trip as we grow to know God better and our congregation grows in our faithfulness. We are going to learn new things and have exciting experiences. And like a family trip, we are going to be changed! But unlike a family trip where you end up where you started (at home), it is our expectation that at the end of this season, we will have progressed in our spiritual walk with God to a different place from where we started. Come and join us on Our Journey!
2014 Spring Annual Camping Fellowship
Make plans now to join Saint Paul's Camping Fellowship to Seminole State Park the weekend of March 7-9. This weekend is excellent for the novice camper as most meals are prepared by our fabulous camp cooks! Lots of family fun and sharing together under the stars makes for a wonderful weekend away. For more information and to register, please click on the photo! For photos of past trips, click here!
MOPS on March 13
Join us for our March MOPS meeting as our own Stephanie Chandler shares with us about The Love Languages of Children. The meeting will include door prizes, refreshments and an opportunity to connect with other Moms. Childcare is provided, and all mothers with children ages birth through kindergarten are encouraged to contact Jill Merryday, Director of Children's Ministries at 385-5146, for more information. Click on the image for more MOPS news!
Soul Food ~ A Ministry to the Homeless
A new mission ministry has started this winter called Soul Food, a monthly distribution of food and warm clothing the last Saturday of each month. Items are collected throughout the month in the church office or bins in Sanders Hall. Trucks are loaded with your donations and delivered across the lake to the homeless community. To contribute, please bring coats, gloves, socks, hats, and scarves for clothing... and pull-tab individual pack food items i.e., 4 oz. fruit cups/applesauce, pudding cups, peanut butter (comes in a 3 pack) ďJif to GoĒ, Individual boxes raisins, Granola bars, Fruit bars, Vienna sausage, Crackers-cheese or peanut butter, Pretzels, Tuna/chicken salad/crackers, etc. To serve on this team, please contact Belinda McClellan through our church office, 385-5146.
Churches Working Together to Feed our Neighbors
Manna on Meridian is a joint ministry of congregations on Meridian Road in Tallahassee. The idea is simple: to give nutritionally balanced bags of groceries to anyone who comes to our monthly distributions. No questions to answer, no forms to fill out Ė just sharing the gifts that God has given us.
Each week, congregation members bring whatever nonperishable food items they can to church, and those items are added to the Manna pantry. During the month, volunteers go shopping with donated funds to supplement food donations. Volunteers also get the bags of groceries ready for distribution. Then, on the third Saturday of each month, people who need grocery assistance come by the Manna pantry at Faith. (So far, weíve relied on word of mouth, and it has worked well.) Each household is allowed one bag of groceries. The doors stay open from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. We generally distribute 200 bags of groceries. Those who volunteer for Manna say these activities acquaint them with a host of new people, whether those people are bagging groceries, distributing them or taking those groceries home.
Our target foods: Peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, pasta, dried beans, cereal, canned chicken/tuna/fruits/ vegetables/soup. (No glass containers, please.) Donations of food items may be placed in the shopping cart in Sanders Hall or money donations earmarked for Manna through the offering plate.
To serve in this ministry, please contact Stephanie Coughlin through the church office. Thank you for supporting this ministry and praying for those we serve.
Joining Saint Paul's United Methodist Church
You are cordially invited to join us for a new member orientation class. These classes take place about every other month over a series of several weeks. During the class, weíll discuss United Methodist history and our beliefs, what membership and baptism entail, and how you can better connect to Saint Paulís as you grow in your relationship with God.
February's class will last for three weeks beginning Wed. Feb. 5 in room 311 at 6:30p.m. Class will continue the following two Wednesdays. Those who attend the classes are invited to be baptized and/or become members of Saint Paulís.
Our Children's Sunday School Lesson - February 16, 2014
"Jesus Teaches the Beatitudes"
Bible Verse: We know that God has sent you to teach us. You could not work these miracles, unless God were with you. (John 3:2,CEV)
Bible Story: Matthew 5:3-12
Leap of Faith: I know that God sent Jesus to teach me how to live.
Click on the graphic for Sunday's lesson summary.
Spiritual Gifts Discovery
"Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. --- Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good." (1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-7)
Saint Paul's has a way for you to take a Spiritual Gifts inventory online. If you would like to take this 80 questions survey and receive immediate results of the ways God has shaped you, please click here. The survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes and you will be presented with your top three to five gifts as soon as you are done.