MINISTRY TEAM MEETING TODAY
Interested in helping St. Paul’s engage well in ministry? Co-chairs Jim Zahniser and Kait Mathews invite you to a Ministry Team planning meeting over lunch (provided) in the Fellowship Hall right after church today.
SALVATION ARMY BELL-RINGING DEC. 7
Claim one of our remaining spots and celebrate the season by serving! You can help raise funds for Bond County’s needy by ringing the bell for a Salvation Army kettle THIS Saturday, Dec. 7 at IGA. Register for a one-hour shift (beginning 9:30a-3:30p) on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary.
HOT CHOCOLATE FUN RUN(S) FUNDRAISER
THIS Saturday, Dec. 7, take off running to support The Simple Room! Both the 5K and 1-miler will begin (and end) at their new location (405 W Franklin) at 8:30a. You must register online, at http://bit.ly/SR-RUN2019
HEAR HANDEL’S MESSIAH
The Greenville Choral Union will perform Handel’s oratorio THE MESSIAH on Sunday, December 8th at 4:00p in Whitlock. The concert will feature a 100-voice chorus, a 30-piece orchestra, four professional vocal soloists, and an audience carol sing-along.
EDEN’S GLORY INTERN HOUSING NEEDED
Might you be able to provide free housing for 5 months (Jan.-May 2020) for an Eden’s Glory intern? (Meals not necessary.) For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS DEC. 12
Please join us for this traditional Advent worship service at 7p on Thursday, December 12, with Scripture, special music by GU’s Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Jeff Wilson, and congregational singing of Christmas carols! A freewill offering will be taken for the Benevolence Fund of the Bond County Ministerial Alliance.
HELP US COLLECT MACARONI & CHEESE
Thanks for your generosity in donating 215 boxes of mac-n-cheese for Holiday Food Baskets already! We still (as of Mon. afternoon) need 85 (7.25 oz. size, please) before Dec. 10 to reach our pledge of 300. These are being collected in the Mural Room for distribution via the Bond Co. Ministerial Alliance to local families in need.
MUSIC MINISTRY HELP NEEDED
Could you lead singing or accompany at St. Paul’s, alone or with others (guitar, keyboard, whatever)? Whether once a month or just occasionally, we’d very much appreciate your ministry! Email email@example.com for information.
ADULT/COLLEGE/TEEN SUNDAY SCHOOL
This multigenerational Sunday School meets in the Mural Room. We begin at 9:45a with a brief time of centering prayer led by Emma Nord, followed at 10 with our study of the Gospel of John, taught by Pastor Rick.
WELCOMING OUR CHILDREN TO GODLY PLAY
Our preschool and elementary-age (3+) children meet for Godly Play Sundays on the lower level, gathering at the pew outside the carved door at 10a. Here they creatively engage with the church’s stories, rituals and rites, preparing for the worship and life of the church.
YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL IN TEEN ROOM
Our preteen/middle-school Sunday School, led by Pastor Niquita, is discussing A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle at 10a Sundays in the Teen Room (next to the Mural Room).
FINANCIAL UPDATE (THROUGH OCTOBER)
Expenses: $77,758.56 ($1634 for 2018 missions sent Jan. 2019;
~$5800 toward 2019 mission = 7.2% of income)
Church Directory Information
If you are a part of the St. Paul's family, please see the password protected Congregation Area for the new Church Directory Survey.
FEEDING THE HUNGRY IN BOND COUNTY
Our local food pantry gladly accepts all nonperishable food (and toiletry) donations, especially canned or boxed pasta meals, soup, peanut butter, jelly, and canned meat. Please place your donations in the box in the mural room.
ST. PAUL’S PRAYS WITHOUT CEASING
Join us for Morning Prayer Monday-Friday 7:30-8:00a in the sanctuary, with prayer, scripture and Communion
CONSIDER JOINING A TEAM
We would value your input on our Ministry Team, Mission Team and/or Property Team, to help us engage well in ministry, mission and stewardship. All who attend St. Paul’s are invited; email stpaulsfmc