St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Serving the Living Lord....Past, Present and Future



St. Paul's Annual Advent Tea will introduce the Advent season on Sunday, December 2nd from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. One November 18th or 25th you may sign up in the fellowship hall to host a table or to attend as a guest of the United Methodist Women. The program, based on the story "A Cup of Christmas Tea", will be shared by Pastor Christopher Butson. If you wish, you may bring an appetizer or a dessert to share. Please join us as we turn our minds and hearts to the coming of Christmas by sharing delicious treats and a cup of Christmas tea!

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Welcome to St. Paul's United Methodist Church!

All are welcome to share the Lord's words and be a part of our Spiritual Family! We invite you to be a part of our church community.
Sunday Service
9:00 am
11:00 am
Adult and Children Sunday School
10:00 am
Christ's Kids
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
201 S. Monroe St.
Monroe MI 48161
(734) 242 - 3000
Email Address
Office Hours
Monday and Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
**Open through the lunch hour daily**

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Cultivating Contentment
Philippians 4:10-13

9:00 - Ann Nickel-Swinkey
11:00 - Judie Wiseman

9:00 - Alex Roa-Garcia
11:00 - Sophia Short
9:00 - Karen Salisbury, Fran Rayce, Patty Siekierda, Paula Massengill, Mary Kay Hamilton
11:00 - Pascale Clevinger, Karen Zeestraten, Gordon Doster


Today is Harvest Celebration Sunday.

Dr. Tracy will lead a five week Advent study on Wednesdays at 10:00am in the Library. The study, Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam, begins this week on November 21st and meets again on the following Wednesdays: November 28, December 5, 12, and 19th. Please plan to join her!

 St. Paul’s has adopted 10 families for the 2018 holidays. Donations of non-perishable food, paper products, or cash would be greatly appreciated for the Thanksgivings boxes.  Please bring your donations to the church no later than 11:00 a.m.  Sunday, November 18, as the youth will deliver the food and supplies to the families on that day.

Hanging of the Greens: Join us after the 11:00am Worship service on Sunday, November 25th as we adorn our church with these traditional Christmas decorations. The church will provide the greens, pizza, and beverages – you just need to bring yourself! See you then!

New quilts are up for all to tie knots and say prayers for Carol Geal and Pastor Christopher Butson.  Their names were given to us because their work for the St. Paul's Church family was noticed and appreciated. You have completed the knots and prayers for Dorothy Hile's quilt, and it is on its way to her.  Dorothy will soon be starting a new adventure away from Monroe, but we've assured her that our thoughts and prayers go with her. Keep up the good work. Without your support we could not continue our prayer quilt ministry.

You are invited to attend the graduation service for Willie Lass from the United Methodist Churches License to Preach School on Sunday, November 18th at 3PM at the Okemos Community Church (UMC) 4734 Okemos Rd.  Okemos, MI  48864. All are invited for this 1 hour long graduation ceremony and service.

Blessed Through Prayer – You are personally invited to participate in our intercessory prayer group here at St. Paul’s UMC every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Prayer concern cards can be found on the backs of pews and on the Blessed Through Prayer stand near the parking lot doors. Upon completion, deposit it in the offering plate during worship, or in the prayer box. Come and have a new experience by being Blessed Through Prayer on Thursday! Please call Duane Bair at 517-317-1560 if you have any questions – blessings to you!

Club 2019, Monroe High School's after graduation party, is looking for someone to chair or be co-chair for this year's coming event. We also need someone to head up donations for the evening. Let's keep this 60+ year tradition going! Call the church office if you are interested, or have any questions.

We are in need of a volunteer to schedule our acolytes, and do a once-a-year training session with them. If you are interested, please contact the church office.

 The Worship Committee is looking for those who are interested in serving Communion on Communion Sundays, usually the first Sunday of the month. If you feel this special calling or would like more information, please contact the church office or Colleen Baker. 


 This Week at St. Paul’s
Sunday, November 18, 2018
9:00am - Worship 
10:00am - Sunday School
11:00am - Worship
11:00am - UMYF delivers Thanksgiving Baskets
Monday, November 19, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
6:00pm - God Works! Meal
7:00pm - Church Council Meeting
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
10:00am - Advent Study led by Dr. Tracy                 (in Library)
12:00pm - Kiwains Meeting
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 23, 2018
 Office Closed
Saturday,November 24, 2018
8:00am - Men's Group breakfast at Benny's                         Restaurant (15239 S. Monroe St.)
10:00am - Fellowship Hall in use
Sunday, November 25, 2018
9:00am - Worship 
10:00am - Sunday School 
11:00am - Worship 
12:00pm - Hanging of the Greens