St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Serving the Living Lord....Past, Present and Future

 
 

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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.
 
Address
201 S. Monroe St.
Monroe MI 48161
 
Phone
(734) 242 - 3000
 
Email Address
stpaulsmonroe@sbcglobal.net
 
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**
 

Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 16, 2018

 
Message
What Then Should We Do?
 
Scripture
Luke 3:7-14

Liturgist
9:00am - Mary Vergowven
11:00am - Paula Vergowven 

Acolytes
9:00 - Noah, Micaiah, Abigail Ivey
11:00 - Alex Roa-Garcia
 
Ushers
9:00 - Jim Morr, Leon Burchette, Todd Favreau, Rick Reicherd, Janet Volker
11:00 - Tom Paterson, Bob Paterson, Will Paterson, Jerry Spence
 
 

Announcements

 
One of the altar flower arrangements this week is in honor of Caitlyn Nolff's 7th birthday. 
 

The other altar arrangement is in honor of Ralph Gilbertson's birthday. 

 
The white poinsettias in the chancel are given in loving memory of our dear friend, Linda Morr, by Vicky and Jerry Johnson and Fran and Jack Rayce. 


Dr. Tracy is leading an Advent study on Wednesdays at 10:00am in the Library. The study, Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam, will end on December 19th. Please plan to join us!

 

This Sunday, December 16th,  we will have our Children's Christmas Pageant at 11:00am! Come and watch this wonderful play that the children of St. Paul's have been working hard on. We will have a time of fellowship following the service in the Fellowship hall.

 

Please plan to join us on Christmas Eve! There will be two candlelight services with Communion served at both. 5:30pm will be the family oriented service and 11:00pm will be the traditional service with the chancel choir. 

 

St. Paul’s has adopted 10 families for the 2018 holidays. Please see the family wish lists on the bulletin board in the foyer. Be sure that gifts, home supplies, and food are at the church by 11:00am on Sunday, December 23rd as UMYF will deliver the gifts that day. 

 

A new quilts is up for Mary Kay Hamilton. Help us at St. Paul's to continue to send our love and share our faith in the Lord's power to comfort, strengthen and heal by tying knots and saying prayers for Mary Kay and the others you know who have quilts being prepared. 

 

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. 

 

 

Please be sure to stop by the Monroe County Museum to enjoy the annual Christmas Tree Festival and especially to appreciate the tree decorated by the ladies of Eve Circle, as a gift to the community. It can be found on the second floor of the museum. For this year's theme, the ladies chose "Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver, the other is gold". A smaller version of thetree is in the Fellowship Hall at St. Paul's. thanks to Jeanette Fedosky and Cathy Tyner for leading this project.

 

UMYF is our junior and senior high Youth Group. We meet weekly on Sunday evenings at 6:00pm. We have two special events coming up this month: 1) Christmas Caroling and Christmas party on Sunday, December 16th starting at 6:00pm. 2) Deliver Christmas gifts to families at 11:00am on December 23rd. 



 

 

 This Week at St. Paul’s
 
Sunday, December 16, 2018
9:00am - Worship 
10:00am - Sunday School
11:00am - Worship with Children's Christmas Pageant
12:00pm - Social in Fellowship Hall
6:00pm - UMYF Christmas Caroling and Party
  
Monday, December 17, 2018
7:00pm - Trustee Meeting
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
6:00pm - God Works! Meal
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
10:00am - Advent Study led by Dr. Tracy                 (in Library)
12:00pm - Kiwains Meeting
5:30pm - Youth Choir
6:00pm - Christ's Kids
7:30pm - Chancel Choir 
 
Thursday, December 20, 2018
10:00am - Sounds of Joy
7:00pm - Blessed Through Prayer
 
Friday, December 21, 2018
 
 
Saturday, December 22, 2018
 
 
Sunday, December 23, 2018
9:00am - Worship 
10:00am - Sunday School 
11:00am - Worship
11:00am - UMYF deliver Christmas gifts