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Saturday Evening 5:30p.m.
Sunday Traditional Service 8:30a.m.
Adult Sunday School 9:40a.m.
Sunday Praise Service 10:30a.m.
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Just the Highlights!
MEETING WITH BISHOP SUAREZ-- Our last Path Forward/Discernment meeting is happening this month. Bishop Suárez is coming to St Paul and has set aside a couple hours on Saturday, September 24th to talk about the Florida-Bahama Synod, ELCA and answer concerns and questions from the congregation of St Paul. This meeting will be available via Zoom as well. Zoom links will be emailed in the weekly email. Please call the office if you do not receive the link by email by Friday, September 23rd at noon.
CONGREGATIONAL TOWN HALL MEETING-Sunday, October 2nd, (changed from the previous schedule of October 1st) there will a Town Hall style meeting to discuss and review the discussions we have had with Rev. Dr. David Wendel from the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) on June 27th, Rev. Mike Bradley from Lutheran Congregations Mission in Christ (LCMC) on August 9th, and Bishop Pedro Suárez on September 24th. Steve Humphrey will be leading the discussion and will be presenting the summary of the meetings and suggesting a path forward for the congregation. If any member of the congregation would like some time set aside during the Town Hall meeting to discuss/present/voice their concerns or thoughts, specifically if they are interested in voicing support for staying in the ELCA, please coordinate with Steve Humphrey, the Church Council or Pastor Charlton.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL-- is continuing its study of the “Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation” by examining and discussing the biblical basis for these foundational truths of the Christian faith. The study is using John Piper “Look at the Book” videos that reveal and explain the scriptures central to the doctrines of justification and salvation. Class meets at 9:40am in the Parish Hall.
FIRST FRIDAY GAME NIGHT—The next First Friday Family Game Night will be October 5:30-8:00pm. We have a movie scheduled. More details to follow.
WEDNESDAY MEAL UPDATE—Wednesday evening meals have resumed from 5:30- 6:30pm in Underdahl Hall. Cost: $8/adult, $4/child under 12, and children under 3 eat free. You must register ahead of time that you are coming each week. You can use the signup sheet in Underdahl Hall or email your reservation to the church office no later than Monday at noon. The complete schedule through the end of the year and the menu for the 1st week are also now posted on the bulletin board in Underdahl Hall.
CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER--An evening Contemplative Prayer Group meets Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. Join this evening group after Wednesday night meals to participate in two ancient Christian prayer practices. During the hour we will experience Centering Prayer, opening ourselves to God in silence, for 20 minutes; Lectio Divina, holy reading/listening to the up-coming week’s sermon Gospel Scripture; and holy conversation. The Contemplative Prayer Group is intended to make the ancient practices available to people who desire a deeper prayer life and to provide a support system to foster and sustain it. Note: The daytime Contemplative Prayer Group will continue to meet through Tuesday September 6th, then it will be replaced by the evening group.
LMM BIBLE STUDY--The Lutheran Men in Mission group meets the 3rd Saturday of every month for breakfast and a Bible study. All men are encouraged to be a part of this study. We meet at 7:30am. The next meeting will be October 15th.
QUILTERS MEETING-The St. Paul Quilters meet the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:30am.
CONFIRMATION CLASS-- We have a Confirmation class currently meeting. It is not too late to join the class. This class is open to all middle and high school students who are not yet confirmed. Please call the church office for more information!
HOLIDAY STOP-N-SHOP--A holiday craft sale is being held on Saturday, November 5, 2022, 8:00am-2:00pm in Underdahl Hall. Vendor applications are being accepted now. Please contact the church office (850-678-1298) for more information and to get an application.