It is time to start thinking about college scholarships again. St Paul’s Scholarship applications will be available online through the webpage and in the church office starting January 16. The Deadline for applications will be April 2. They must be printed and turned into the church office by the end of business that day. Scholarship Link (2 pages)
A new group has begun in this month.
Helping Hands next meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August ?, in the Education Building.
Welcome to this “Blue Christmas” or “Longest Night” service. The name comes from how many of us see the Advent and Christmas season. Traditionally this service is held on December 21st where we experience the shortest day and the longest night of the year. But the name also applies to the feeling that a number of us have about this season.
It is the “long dark night of the soul,” “the winter of our discontent,” in which memories of past experiences and the pain of present experiences can become overwhelming. For some, Christmas Day is the most difficult. For others, it’s Christmas Eve, or New Year’s Eve, or the beginning of another lonely new year.
In this service, we will have some singing that is appropriate to the season, recognizing that this may not necessarily be a season of joy. We will invite you to meditate on the pain and anguish you may bring, and to offer your pain to the Christ child. We trust and pray that you will find hope and comfort in knowing that you are not alone.
December 3 – First Sunday in Advent – Hope
December 10 – Second Sunday in Advent – Peace
December 17 – Third Sunday in Advent – Joy
December 17 at 6:30 p.m. – Blue Christmas Service
A service of Love and Hope while grieving
sponsored by Moster Mortuary and hosted by St Paul’s United Methodist Church
December 24 – Fourth Sunday in Advent/Christmas
Eve – Love
December 31 – New Years Eve Service
November 5 – All Saints Sunday
Psalm 24; John 11:32-44
November 12 – Veterans Sunday
November 19 – Thanksgiving Sunday
Psalm 100; Luke 17:11-19
November 26 – Christ the King Sunday
Revelation 1:4b-8; Matthew 25:31-46
Question: “What is the Apostles’ Creed?”
Answer: The Apostles’ Creed is not found in the Bible. The Apostles’ Creed was not written by the apostles. Rather, it was written at least 150 years after the apostles had all died. It is called the Apostles’ Creed because it is supposed to be a record of what the apostles taught. The Apostles’ Creed is as follows:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
The Apostles’ Creed is a good summary of Christian doctrine.