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Worship this Sunday 4-23-17

Dear Church Family,

I am thankful for a wonderful Holy Week with a great church family. I would invite you to celebrate Easter with us every Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11:00. This week Pastor Brian will be preaching on 1 Peter 4:1-6. He will be focusing on the reality that sometimes the Christian life is not what we expect.

Plan on attending a Sunday School class in between services. This week we will begin a new section in the Gospel Project class. Now is a great time to join us for a 6-week session examining the coming of Jesus. The Gospel Project will meet in the auditorium this week.

This week also marks the beginning of a 6-week small group session through the end of May. If you would like to join a group talk to one of the pastors or you can join my small group at 12:30, Sunday afternoon, at the St. Paul’s Ministry House. Small Group attenders can pick up user guides at the big desk.

I am looking forward to worshipping with you all this Sunday!

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Andrew

Upcoming Events

  • April 26th - Men’s Fraternity begins. Men, meet with us at the Ministry House for breakfast and fellowship Wednesdays, 6:00 a.m. They will be studying the book “What Jesus Demands from the World” by John Piper.
  • April 30th - Dr. Robert Canfield will discuss his book “Walking Blind and Other Essays on Biblical Texts” during the Sunday School hour. Following second service, he will speak about the Middle East over a Potluck luncheon. Please, bring a dish to share and RSVP to Paul Daniel.
  • April 30th - Newcomer Luncheon will follow second service for those who have been guests at St. Paul’s this year. Join us to meet church ministry leaders and to discover a little bit more about the church. 
Easter Worship! St. Paul's, 4/16/17
Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus!
 
I pray that the Spirit is preparing your heart for a joyful celebration on Easter morning. Here is what you need to know:
 
1. Good Friday Service - 7:15 p.m. This is a "Tenebrae Service," which is Latin for "shadows." We will follow Jesus' path of suffering, to the cross, to the tomb.
2. Sunrise Service - 6:30 a.m. in the auditorium. Led by the youth, sermon by Pastor Brian
3. Easter Breakfast - 7:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room
4. Traditional Worship - 8:30 a.m. Look forward to the addition of special instruments for a joyful celebration! Pastor Andrew preaches.
5. Family Easter Hour - 9:45 a.m. Parents and children gather in the multipurpose room. We will hear the Easter story, and have a special glow-in-the-dark egg hunt in the Power Plant.
6. Celebration Service - 11:00 a.m. Craig Caesar leads the band as we celebrate Jesus' resurrection. Pastor Andrew preaches.
 
Other announcements
1. Small Groups start on April 23. You can find information posted behind the big desk in the Welcome Center. Call Pastor Brian if you want to know which group would work for you. 314.917.4828
2. Newcomers lunch, April 30. After the 11:00 service, there will be a lunch for people new to our church. We would love to help you know more about St. Paul's, what we stand for, and where we're going.
 
I look forward to worshiping you at this most exciting time of year!
Grace,
Pastor Brian
 
Good Friday Prayer Vigil (The Stations of the Christ)

Dear Church Family,

This Friday the church will be open from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm for a special opportunity to pray. Please, consider committing at least 30 minutes to pray through the six “Stations of the Christ” available in the Sanctuary. Each station is based upon a passage from our Lenten series “Following the Christ”. The stations will lead you from Jesus’ baptism through his anointing at Bethany.

There is no official signup sheet this year. You are welcome to come whenever is convenient for you. If it would be helpful for you to sign up, please email me with the time you plan on attending. 

I cannot think of a better way to prepare for this Holy Weekend than to begin it with a special time of prayer for yourself, for your loved ones, and for God’s kingdom. I hope you will seriously consider coming to the church to pray this Friday.

Grace,
Pastor Andrew

Palm Sunday Worship – April 9, 2017

Hello, Church Family,

Palm Sunday is nearly here! Pastor Andrew will preach from Luke 19:28-48 about our king, Jesus. We are strangers on earth because we follow Jesus, who was a stranger on earth, and exercised kingship in a way that nobody expected.

Also, you should know about our Holy Week schedule:

Good Friday. On April 14, at 7:15 p.m., we will have a Tenebrae service. When Jesus was on the cross, a mysterious darkness covered the land. This is a traditional service that uses darkening lights to symbolize the death of Christ, the light of the world, who was slain for us.

Easter. We have a full schedule on Easter Day!

  • At 6:30 a.m. the youth lead the sunrise service in the auditorium. We will face the windows so we can see the light fill the sky.

  • Following, there will be breakfast in the multipurpose room.

  • At 8:30 we will have traditional worship, with all of the splendor of a great Easter celebration!

  • At 9:45, we have a special “Family Easter Event” with a glow in the dark egg hunt for the kiddos. Thanks to everyone who worked to fill eggs and make that possible!

  • At 11:00, we will have our acoustic worship service, with hands lifted high to the risen Jesus.

It is a great mystery that God chose to die for us, that we would understand his love and power. I look forward to worshiping the one who conquered death with you this next week.

In Christ,

Pastor Brian

Worship on Presentation Sunday, April 2
Dear St. Paul's Family,
 
This Sunday, in each service, we will hear five mini-sermons from our 7th and 8th grade students:
  • Camila del Cid (God the Father)
  • Julia Drake (God the Son)
  • Rebekah Crews (God the Spirit)
  • Drake Ives (The Ten Commandments)
  • Benjamin Crawford (The Lord's Prayer)
We will then pray for our students. Those who have completed our confirmation discipleship program will be confirmed and entered into Jr. Membership. Pastor Brian has been working hard with our students throughout this year, and it is a great privilege for our congregation to share this special day with the students and their families.
 
Change Between Services: This week, the Gospel Project will meet in the auditorium rather than the multipurpose room. Pastor Mark will be teaching on the theme: "Ezra Reads the Law" from Nehemiah 8:1-12.
 
Outreach Distribution, 8:45 a.m., Saturday, April 8: What could be more fun that walking through a neighborhood dropping off bags filled with Easter Eggs, plastic grass, candy, and invitations to our Easter service? Here is the schedule for the day:
  • 8:00 a.m., meet at church if you want to pray for this outreach
  • 8:45 a.m., meet at church for instructions
  • 11:00 a.m. (or earlier), finish
World Vision Offering Report: The St. Paul's Congregation is a very generous group. The congregation contributed $11,270 toward feeding the hungry. Thank you for your care for the hungry in our world.
 
Holy Week Schedule:
  • 4/14, Good Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., "Stations of the Christ" Prayer Vigil in Sanctuary
  • 4/14, Good Friday, 7:15 p.m., Tenebrae Service
  • 4/16, Easter, 6:30 a.m., Sunrise Service in Auditorium
  • Easter, 7:30 a.m., Sunrise Breakfast
  • Easter, 8:30 a.m., Traditional Worship
  • Easter, 10:00 a.m., Glow-in-the Dark Easter Egg Hunt
  • Easter, 11:00 a.m., Acoustic Worship
Looking forward to being with you this Sunday!
Pastor Mark Friz