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Holy Week Events & Easter Services
Join us as we usher in the Easter Season:
Palm Sunday ~ March 29, 2015
Children may participate in the palm processional during all services. Please bring them to the narthex so they may join together and receive a palm to wave.
8:30 am & 11:00 am Traditional Services ~ Easter Cantata ~ "The Song Everlasting" by Joseph Martin will be presented by the Adult Choirs. Ready your heart for Holy Week with music celebrating Jesus' joyful entry on Palm Sunday to his triumphant resurrection Easter Day.
11:00 am The Gate Contemporary Service ~ Sanders Hall
Nursery care provided.
Maundy Thursday ~ April 2, 2015
7:00 pm Saint Paul's welcomes New Mt. Zion AME Church as they worship together in a service of remembrance. Dinner following in Sanders Hall. Nursery care provided.
Good Friday ~ April 3, 2015
Trinity United Methodist Church - 12:00 noon Worship Service ~ Our ministers will be participating in the gathering of the Methodist churches for this special service.
Pancake Breakfast ~ April 4, 2015
The United Methodist Men will serve pancakes beginning at 8:30am to 10:00am. Proceeds will go to the "Imagine No Malaria" campaign. Bring your friends!
Easter Egg Hunt ~ Saturday, April 4, 2015
10:00am at Generations Park by Lake Ella
Join our Annual Easter Egg Hunt fun & festivities beginning at 10am down by Generations Park. Activities to include the Easter Bunny, inflatables, crafts, face painting and a cakewalk and the egg hunts! New this year, MOPS will offer an opportunity for Easter pictures with local photographer, Cindy Strickland. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the festivities.
Help Needed: Please donate individually wrapped candy (small enough to fit in an Easter Egg, please no peanut products) for the Egg Hunt. Donation baskets can be found in the Sanders Hall entryway. If you have questions, please contact Tamara Verheyen at 445-7212.
Easter Services ~ Sunday, April 5, 2015
6:30 am Sunrise Service ~ Outdoor Chapel by Lake Ella with Faith Presbyterian Church
8:30 am Traditional Service ~ Sanctuary
9:45 am Sunday School Classes for all ages
11:00 am Traditional Service ~ Sanctuary
11:00 am The Gate Contemporary Service ~ Sanders Hall
A Continental Breakfast will be served between services in Sanders Hall, and nursery care provided starting at 8:00am.
Giving From Abundance Lenten Project
During Lent, we are called to pray, to sacrifice, and to give. Imagine No Malaria helps us put our faith into action as we think about the blessings in our lives and give so that others may life, and live more abundantly!
The Giving from Abundance Calendar invites us to think every day about our access to resources and services that support our health. Clean water, electricity, transportation, medicine: many of us take these “necessary conditions for life” for granted. In reflecting upon our abundance, we are called to help create abundant life for others.
We invite you, friends and family, to participate along with our congregation this season. Click the logo image to print your "Giving from Abundance" calendar and set up your jar today! Lent begins February 18! Jars will be collected by the Children's Ministries Lay Team beginning Easter Morning and every Sunday through April.
At Saint Paul's G-Force VBS, kids explore how to put their faith into action. In this mission-focused VBS, kids experience God’s unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and move in and through life with God. Watch your church come alive with movement and images of all sorts of kid-friendly transportation, such as skateboards, running shoes, roller blades, and more! Watch the G-Force meter climb illustrating how God is at work around the world and how God’s people are on the move.
July 13-17 and July 19 - VBS SUNDAY
8:45 am to 12:30 pm
Also check out these programs for kids! Click on the Summer Fun Graphic!
Super Summer Sunday School ~ Every Sunday ~ 9:45-10:45am
Warren Willis Church Camp ~ June 15-20
Extreme Explorers Week ~ June 29 - July 2
JOY IN THE CITY!
Our Church-Wide Survey
We are in the process of evaluating the effectiveness of the programs and ministries of Saint Paul’s and where we feel that we need to go in the future. To that end, we want to know what you think. It is important that every individual take an on-line survey to give us your opinions. Of course, we only want one survey per person, but if there are two people in a family, both of your opinions are important to us. Please click on the image and take the survey. It should take about 10-15 minutes. Thank you for your help in this important matter! (BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE IMAGE and it will take you to the survey.)
Thank you for everybody who submitted a commitment pledge card for 2015! Your financial commitment to Saint Paul’s and its ministries is a wonderful thing! If you haven’t filled out a commitment card and given it to the church office yet, please do so right away.
2015 Spring Annual Camping Fellowship
Make plans now to join Saint Paul's Camping Fellowship to Reed Bingham State Park, Adel, GA, the weekend of April 17-19. 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!
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) “Jif to Go”, 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 – 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, we’ve 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
Did you ever want to join Saint Paul’s but didn’t know how? Contact one of our ministers, Rev. Patty or Rev. Pam in the church office for the next New Member class date. 385-5146
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.