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Holy Week at Saint Paul's
Maundy Thursday Service
We will worship with our friends at the New Mount Zion AME Church on Thursday, April 17, at 7:00p.m. in their Sanctuary as we remember Jesus’ last supper and celebrate Holy Communion. Rev. Mark Becker will share the message. Transportation to the church from Saint Paul's will be available beginning at 6:15pm.
Joint Good Friday Service at Trinity UMC
Join other United Methodist from across Tallahassee as we remember and give thanks for Jesus’ 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 Paul’s
Join us at 7:00pm in our Sanctuary on Good Friday, April 18, for a Stations of the Cross service. Childcare provided downstairs in our nursery.
Easter Egg Hunt
Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10:00am by Generations Park. Family Fun @ Easter!
Easter Morning at Saint Paul’s
Easter Sunrise Service will be in our Outdoor Chapel by Lake Ella beginning at 6:45am. 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 Church Parlor, below Sanders Hall, between services.
Saint Paul’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 19, 10:00am
Generations Park by Lake Ella
Family Easter Fun! Join us!
SPARKS Musical, Wednesday, April 23, 6:30pm
In The Easter Tree, the true message of Easter is discovered through scripture based clues. Children on a mysterious "hunt for Easter," their Bibles as their only maps, discover the meaning of Easter in Jesus Christ, God's Son. This production will be a wonderful experience, not only for the children involved in the presentation, but also for the audience as they watch the Easter story unfold. Sit back, relax, and let the profound message of this musical touch your heart through the voices of children.
Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30, and Sundays at 11:00am in Junior Church.
For more information about our SPARKS (Saint Paul's Absolutely Rockin' Kids Stuff) Programs, click here.
Blessing of the Animals
Join us Saturday, April 26, at 4:00 p.m. at the Outdoor Chapel for a Blessing of the Animals service hosted by The Gate service. All well-behaved pets, big and small, are invited to attend. We’ll have snacks, local animal agencies on site, and of course a great worship service for all. Click on the image to print the flyer.
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 can’t 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!
eXtreme eXplorers Week 2014!
We will kick off our 10th year of Extreme Explorers on June 16-20, 2014! Older Kids, those who have completed 2nd-5th grades, are invited to experience a week of adventures! During the week, we will load the buses and head to some of our favorite locations for loads of fun. Daily photos will be posted on this website to chronicle our adventures. Registration is limited ... so hurry and reserve your spot. Cost for the week is $175. 8:30 am to 5:30pm. For more information, contact Jill Merryday, Director of Children's Ministries. Click here to register now!
Some previous year's highlights! Kayaking with on Monday! Tuesday, we toured Pebble Hill Plantation, watched old fashioned candy making and ate ice cream at Lofty Pursuits, and ended our day at the IMAX. On Wednesday, we explored sea life at the Gulf Coast Marine Lab and picnicked together before entering the cold water of Wakulla Springs. Thursday, we had our traditional Crenshaw Lanes bowling, pizza buffet at CiCi's and skating! We ended our fabulous week together at Blue Springs in Marianna, and a tour of the FSU Athletic Center.
At WOW VBS, discover how the ordinary becomes extraordinary with God. Experience the love of Jesus. Start an adventure. Use your imagination and creativity to build your faith. Meet people from the Bible who used what they had to produce something amazing with God. Use your heart, mind, and imagination to participate in the creative life of God, the one who works wonders!
July 14-18 and July 20 - VBS SUNDAY
8:45 am to 12:30 pm
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
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, we’ll discuss United Methodist history and our beliefs, what membership and baptism entail, and how you can better connect to Saint Paul’s as you grow in your relationship with God. Contact Rev. Mark Becker or Rev. Nathan Adams, in the church office 850-385-5146, if you would like to join the April class.
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.