Steeple 2012

Service Schedule

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December 21, and 28, 2014

8:30 AM Worship Service

9:45 Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship Service

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Wednesday December 24, 2014 Christmas Eve Services

1:00, 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 PM

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Wednesday December 31, 2014 Healing Service

7:00 PM

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Holy Communion served at all services.

Nursery care provided during services.

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Mission Statement

To know and serve Christ by reaching out in love to all.

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Special Events This Month

December 21, 2014 Christmas Cantata at 8:30 and 11:00 AM

December 24, 2014 Christmas Eve Services at 1:00, 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 PM

December 31, 2014 New Years Eve Healing Service at 7:00 PM

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December Children’s Ministry News

CHRISTMAS CANTATA UPDATE-
          We are honored to have been invited once again to sing in our
St. Paul Christmas Cantata.  It is quickly approaching, so we have a few last minute reminders.  Our children will need to join us on Saturday, December 20th from 10:00-11:30 in the Sanctuary as we work on our final touches.  We have such little practice time on Sunday mornings, so we really need everyone to join us for a final rehearsal with the adult choir and orchestra.  We will be singing from 10-11 in the Sanctuary and will then have pizza and cookies from 11:00-11:30.  Please pick up your children at 11:30 at the east doors.
          The Christmas Cantata will be presented on December 21st at the 11:00 worship service.  Please arrive at 9:45 on that day and go to your classrooms as usual.  We are being asked to wear white tops and black pants or skirts as we did last year.  If you have a red or green tie, necklace, scarf etc, that would be welcomed as well.
          If you have any questions, please give Susan a call at 243-1144.  Should be fun!

DECEMBER OUTREACH-
       
   Please watch for our Sharing Tree that will be outside of the Fellowship Hall during the month of December.  Our tree will be decorated with warm gloves, mittens, and scarves.  What a great time to share all of the blessings that we have with those in need this Winter.  If you can help with a donation, please add it to our tree. Our items will be given to the young people at Aristocrat and at Guidestone Children’s Home.  Thank you so much.

HELP! HELP!
 
         Cookie donations are needed for our Saturday Cantata practice on
December 20th.  If you could make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated.  Please drop them off in the main office, the Sunday School Office or bring them on Saturday morning.  Thanks so much for all of your continued support!

December Children’s Ministry Calendar

December 7th 9:45-10:45 Sunday School
                      2:00-3:00 Play Uno with the Aristocrat
                                  Kids

December 14th 8:30 Children’s Church
                      9:45-10:45 Sunday School
                      11:00 Children Sing in Worship
                      11:00 Children’s Church
                      6:30pm Happy Birthday Jesus
                            (Fellowship Hall)

December 20th 10:00-11:30 Cantata Practice & Pizza Party

December 21st 9:45-10:45 Sunday School
                      11:00 Children sing in the Christmas   
                            Cantata

December 24th See you at Worship at 1:00/7:00/9:00/11:00
                       *Children Sing at 7pm Worship*

December 28th *No Sunday School*
                     *No Children’s Church*

Confirmation

Confirmation Sundays, 9:45am
We will talk about not committing adultery, not stealing, and not bearing false witness against each other. 

Test Stuff From December 14, 2014

 Fill in the blanks
What does God declare concerning all these commandments?
He says: I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me  and keep my commandments.” (Exodus 20:5b-6)

What does this mean?
God threatens to punish all who violate these commandments.  We should, therefore, fear his anger and in no way disobey them.  But God promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments.  We should, therefore, love him, trust in him, and gladly keep his commandments.
 

These are the matching words and their definitions
Fidelity                   to be faithful and loyal
Responsibility      to take proper care of something
Integrity                 honesty/trustworthiness of character
Contentment         to be satisfied with what you have
Envy                        wanting what belongs to someone else
Greed                      obsessively wanting to have more
Jealousy                 being possessive of another person
Selfishness             not wanting to share with others
Plagiarism             using someone else’s ideas as if they were your own

Short answer question
What’s the difference between believing that God exists and having faith in God?  Why would faith make us want to obey God’s commandments?

True or False
T              Jesus says “killing” includes insults and words of anger
F              Breaking a commandment is okay if no one gets hurt
T              If you give in to temptation and desire, you have sinned
F              Our sin doesn’t affect anyone but ourselves.

Test Stuff From November 30, 2014

Fill in the blanks
What does God declare concerning all these commandments?
He says: I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me  and keep my commandments.” (Exodus 20:5b-6)

What does this mean?
God threatens to punish all who violate these commandments.  We should, therefore, fear his anger and in no way disobey them.  But God promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments.  We should, therefore, love him, trust in him, and gladly keep his commandments.


These are the matching words and their definitions
Fidelity                 to be faithful and loyal
Responsibility    to take proper care of something
Integrity               honesty/trustworthiness of character
Contentment       to be satisfied with what you have
Envy                      wanting what belongs to someone else
Greed                     obsessively wanting to have more
Jealousy                being possessive of another person
Selfishness           not wanting to share with others
Plagiarism    using someone else’s ideas as if they were your own


Short answer question
What’s the difference between believing that God exists and having faith in God?  Why would faith make us want to obey God’s commandments?

True or False
T   Jesus says “killing” includes insults and words of anger
F   Breaking a commandment is okay if no one gets hurt
T    If you give in to temptation and desire, you have sinned
F    Our sin doesn’t affect anyone but ourselves.

Test Stuff From November 2, 2014
6th: You shall not commit adultery.

Faithfulness between husband and wife includes many things: loyalty, support, respect, love, honesty, trust, communication, protection, etc.

We confess that we all have sinned against God – in thought, word, and deed.

Fidelity – to be faithful and loyal.
Adultery – having sex with someone you are not married to

F              Having sex before marriage is not really adultery.
T              Marriage is meant to be a commitment for life.
F              A person can do whatever they want with their own body.

Test Stuff‏ From October 19, 2014
https://bay179.mail.live.com/ol/clear.gifhttps://bay179.mail.live.com/ol/clear.gifhttps://bay179.mail.live.com/ol/clear.gif3rd commandment          Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy
4th commandment           Honor your father and mother
5th commandment           You shall not kill.


What does God declare concerning all these commandments?
He says, “I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.” (Exodus 20:5b-6 ESV).  The answers are in bold and underlined.


God uses a “chain-of-command” to rule the world, including things such as: governments, judges, police, teachers, pastors, and parents.


 When God says, “do not kill” he means everyone.  He does not want us to harm either ourselves or others.
 Protection           to be kept from danger and harm
Authority             to have power, to be in charge


 How does a traffic light represent the ways Luther taught us to look at the Commandments in his Small Catechism
                The traffic light tells us to stop, go and use caution.  When Luther talks about the Ten Commandments , he not only tells us what not to do.  Luther also explains how the Commandments show what we should do and how we should live.


In your own words, define what “sin” is.  What makes sin wrong?  Why is it a good thing for God to point out our sin?
                Mrs. Trausch went over this in class.  I, Pastor Pam, would say sin is being separated from God.  It’s wrong because we then are not connected to our loving Father who only wants the best for us and is willing to walk with us.  God points out when we sin so we can get reconnected to Him.   

Test Stuff from 10-5-2014
3rd Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
 The Sabbath is to be observed one out of every _______ days.  (seven)
 Sabbath               to stop; to rest; to take a break.
 A good way to observe the Sabbath is by going to church  T

Confirmation Test Stuff from 9-28-2014
 You will need to write out each commandment…
1st           You shall have no other gods before me
2nd          You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain


 You will need to match these words with their definition
Priority                     -            what comes first in order and action
Respect                     -          to recognize and honor the power of
Temptation             -          when something or someone pressures you to sin
In Vain                      -           for nothing, or for no good reason
Idols                          -           anything we trust other than God
Commandments    -         rules and laws God gives for our protection

 You will need to fill in the blanks
God gave the law for our benefit; God’s law _____________ us.  (protects)
In the Small Catechism, Luther’s explanations to the commandments start out like this:  “We should ______ and ________ God so that…” (fear, love)
Having faith in God means that you ___________ God. (trust)
God’s ______is an important and powerful thing, because it helps us know him and to call on him.  (name)


You will need to offer short answers to these questions
What are the two basic functions of God’s law?
a)      Creates order
b)      Shows us our sin

You will have to circle T for true or F for false
The Ten Commandments are not the only laws in the Bible  T
God is the first and main authority in our lives   T
Jesus was tempted but he did not sin; he did not give in to temptation  T
Sin can include thoughts, words, and actions T
God wants us to pick and choose which commandments to follow F
Martin Luther originally wrote the Ten Commandments  F

Help

“ST. PAUL CONFIRMANDS” board in the hallway is missing pictures from 2010 and 2011. If you have an 8x10 or just a snapshot, please bring to the office, we can copy and return to you.

Church 2012

Directions

Saint Paul Church is located on the south-east corner of East Bagley Road and Eastland Road in Berea, Ohio.

Our address is: 276 East Bagley Road, Berea, Ohio 44017

From the north take I-71 South to the Bagley Road exit, turn west (right) on Bagley Road, drive 1 mile, the church will be on the left.

From the south take I-71 North to the Bagley Road exit, turn west (left) on Bagley Road, drive 1 mile, the church will be on the left.

From the east or west take I-480 to I-71 South, to the Bagley Road exit, turn west (right) on Bagley Road, drive 1 mile, the church will be on the left.

Parking lot off Eastland Road

Map

Listen To Us

Sermons

Sermon December 14, 2014 Pastor Pam Kelly

Sermon December 7, 2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

Sermon November 30, 2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

Sermon November 23, 2014 Pastor Pam Kelly

Sermon November 16, 2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

Sermon November 9, 2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

Sermon November 2, 2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

Sermon October 26, 2014 Charles R See

Sermon October 19, 2014 Pastor Pam Kelly

Sermon October 12, 2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

Sermon October 05, 2014 Pastor Pam Kelly

Music

O Come Christmas Joy Ringers For Jesus 12-14-2014

Breath Of Heaven Prais Choir -soloist S. Hinton 12-14-2014

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus Covenant Choir & L Cormack, oboe 12-7-2014

Christmas Is Coming Covenant Choir 11-30-2014

I Will Give Thanks Choir Fire 11-23-2014

The King Of Glory The Worship Team 11-23-2014

Come Ye Faithful People Come S. McLaughlin & P Kelly 11-23-2014

Like A Lighthouse Covenant Choir 11-16-14

Jesus Is Coming Soon Praise Choir 11-9-2014

Saints Bound For Heaven Covenant Choir 11-2-2014

For All The Saints Faithful Ringers, Covenant Chior & Congregation 11-2-2014

Listen God Is Calling Choir Fire 10-26-2014

Sing A New Song Covenant Choir 10-19-2014

10,000 Reasons Praise Choir 10-12-2014

Come To The Table Worship Team 10-12-2014

He's Got The Whole World In His Hands Faithful Ringers 10-5-2014

Bread Of The World Covenant Choir 10-5-2014

Send Out Your Grace Worship Team 9-28-2014

Give Me Jesus Covenant Choir 9-21-2014

Kyrie and Glory To God Worship Team 9-14-2014

Will The Circle Be Unbroken JP & The Chatfield Boys & Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

Just A Closer Walk With Thee JP & The Chatfield Boys & Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

On The Wings Of A Dove Mixed Worship Teams with JP & The Chatfield Boys 9-7-2014

I've Been Redeemed Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

Down To The River To Pray JP & The Chatfield Boys & Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

Do Lord JP & The Chatfield Boys & Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

I Saw The LightJP & The Chatfield Boys & Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

I'll Fly Away JP & The Chatfield Boys & Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

Amazing Grace B and C Ozanich 8-31-2014

Doxology Congregation 8-31-2014

Beautiful Savior B Goette & L Morella 8-24-2014

Meditation French Horn and Organ 8-24-2014

What A Savior L Morella 8-17-2014

Eternal Father Strong To Save Congregation 8-10-2014

Extra

Colors of Grace Good Friday Cantata 4-18-2014

The Apostle's Creed

The Lords Prayer

The Nicene Creed

Mission

Sheep and Goats for December—

December SHEEP & GOATS: Lutheran Family Services
In 2013, Lutheran Family Services marked its 110th year of service. Leading into this year in the life of LFS, we took time to consider the agency’s beginnings, future, and potential for collaboration and transformation.

Lutheran Family Services was built on the foundation of the Cleveland Lutheran community’s response to orphan trains coming into town at the turn of the century. Now we are transitioning to provide services for those needing mental health and behavioral health counseling and support after the turn of the next century. It is a transition shaped by responding to the critical needs of our neighbors in the Greater Cleveland community. We are called to examine our path and to serve in new, innovative and transformative ways.
2013 saw Lutheran Family Services taking time to evaluate opportunities ahead of us. We explored and ultimately embraced a collaboration with our sister agency, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, seeing the potential for each to make the other stronge r in service to the community. We seized the opportunity to improve outcomes for individuals we serve.

How fortunate we are to be stewards of the generous support of others! Lutheran Family Services is a reflection of a shared purpose and so we thank you for your ongoing support and we acknowledge that we are called to do our part to improve the health and wellness of our community. Thank you for working with us to “leave this place better than we found it” through increasing the quality of life for those who need us most, and making transformation a reality, one life at a time.

With Gratitude,
Maria Livers Executive Director

Organ pipes

Our Music

Saint Paul church offers a wide variety of liturgical music and has choirs and music groups for all ages. You can choose to attend services with traditional or contemporary music most Sundays.

Check out the "Listen To Us" tab

Traditional Services This Month:

December 7, 2104 @ 8:30 AM

December 14 and 28, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Contemporary Services This Month:

December 14 and 28, 2014 @ 8:30 AM

December 7, 2104 @ 11:00 AM

Special Services This Month:

December 21, 2014 Christmas Cantata @ 8:30 and 10:00 AM

December 24, 2014 Christmas Eve Services @ 1:00, 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 PM

Cantata

Outreach Programs

St. Paul has many programs and projects that impact the local community as well as the greater world beyond our neighborhood. Many of our members and friends are not aware of these efforts, and the great opportunities they present to show Christ’s love to others. Here are some of them:

  • Adopt a Platoon: Dave Hall is the coordinator. This project collects cash and material donations. The product is “Care Packages” sent to an isolated US Military unit overseas. “Adopt A Platoon” is a National Organization. See www.adoptaplatoon.org/. We have had about 10 different groups over the years since 2002.
  • Community Meal: In cooperation with other Berea churches offers meals on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM to community members. The community meal is currently being held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
  • Fair Trade Coffee and chocolate sales: Marianne and Bob Trausch are the coordinators. Proceeds go to benefit Lutheran World Relief and the coffee is OUTSTANDING! Watch for Bob in the hallway outside the church office between services.
  • Habitat for Humanity: This program provides decent, affordable housing to dramatically change a family's life. The cycle of poverty is broken, health, physical safety and security improve, educational and job prospects increase, a sense of stability and dignity grows and money is freed up for other essential needs. Many of our members work on local building projects. John and Mary Evans serve as fund raising coordinators and also in many other roles.
  • Just Like Home: Provides support to Baldwin Wallace college students who sign up to be a part of the group.
  • Meals On Wheels: St. Paul’s provides the kitchen facilities for this critical local outreach program that provides meals (at a nominal fee) to shut ins and the elderly throughout Berea and adjacent towns. Contact the office if you are able to help with meal delivery or other assistance.
  • Pre-School: The Early Education Center provides a quality Christian education for children 3 - 5 years old and offers support and guidance for parents.
  • Redeemer Crisis Center: is a ministry serving low income families with meals and the necessities of life. Located on the near west side. We help serve meals, pack groceries and have an ongoing clothing collection. Contact the office if you would like to help.
  • Sheep & Goats: This is a project to collect an extra offering in response to the challenge in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25. “Whatever you did for the least of these …”. A different social concern is chosen every month and all donations for the month go there. Recipients have included Lutheran Metro Ministry
  • Support for Providence House: Cindy Cain coordinates donations and special projects. Providence house is one of the nation's oldest operating crisis nurseries offering emergency shelter and care to children who are actively at risk for abuse and neglect due to family crisis.
  • Youth outreach: TORCH - This is a Saturday program where youth groups from several local churches join forces to help needy people and congregations in the Cleveland area. The kids meet with leaders in the morning and groups are dispatched to places like the LMMO Mens’ shelter on Lakeside and St. Herman’s monastery. They all meet back at the starting point for pizza around dinner time. Adult helpers are always needed! Contact Pastor Tom for more info.

Our Pastors

Pastor HendersonSenior Pastor - Rev. Tom Henderson x202 E-mail: thenderson@stpaulberea.org

 

 

 

 

Pastor KellyAssociate Pastor - Rev. Pam Kelly x208

E-mail: Pkelly@stpaulberea.org

 

 

Staff

Director of Music Ministry - Lois Hines x210

E-Mail: Music@stpaulberea.org

Director of Children’s Ministry - Susan Moore x207

E-Mail: children@stpaulberea.org

Assistant Organist - Richard Densmore

Worship Leader - Barbara Tibbitts

Children/Cherub Choirs - Linda Forster

Office - Sherrill Crawford & Rae Batig x200

E-mail: officestaff@stpaulberea.org

Bookkeeper - Lynnette Ozanich

Nursery Care Provider - Gail Brandt

Pastor's Letter

Dear Friends,
In the warmth of the manger scene with mother and child bathed in radiant light, it can be easy to forget that Mary’s was a most embarrassing pregnancy. Scripture tells us that while she was betrothed to Joseph she became pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Betrothal was like an engagement, but the couple was legally bound to one another, although they did not yet live together and had only closely supervised contact. So Mary’s pregnancy was a tremendous scandal. Joseph could have had her stoned to death, but being a decent man, he decided to quietly divorce her. But an angel appeared to him in a dream and told him the child was of God and he should complete the marriage. Mary was also troubled and confused by this unplanned and unexpected life within her. But she too was visited and said to the angel, “May it be with me according to your word”. And so Jesus was born to a teenage mother living in grinding poverty and an oppressive society. Mary had angels, human and divine, to guide her through her crisis pregnancy.
As Christians, we are called to be those angels to women facing pregnancy under difficult circumstances. One of the ways we do that is through our Sheep and Goats collections. In December we will be supporting Lutheran Family Services. This agency provides adoption services and counseling for individuals and families in crisis. Throughout the year we also support Providence House, a crisis nursery, and programs for women in the areas of addiction, women returning to the community following incarceration, and various programs for economic development through Lutheran Metro Ministries and Lutheran World Relief.
God’s Son being knit together in Mary’s womb reminds us that all life is sacred. God’s blessings upon you as you celebrate the birth of the Word made flesh this Christmas.

Sincerely,

Pastor Henderson

Preschool

Philosophy of the Center

St. Paul Early Education Center is a non-profit Christian center for young children and their families.  It is a place where chil­dren are encouraged to develop their own unique, individual skills and talents. The center provides a healthy, loving child-centered environment to aid young children in their social, emotional, physi­cal, intellectual and spiritual growth. Programs to support and encourage par­ents of young children are also provided as an integral part of our program.

Staff

The school is governed by a Board of Di­rectors comprised of nine members, two of whom are parents of children in the early education center.

Our faculty has been carefully selected for experience and love of children.  All teachers have an Early Childhood Education degree or a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  All assistant teachers have experience and an Early Childhood Education degree or certification from the Department of Human Services.

Schedule/Program

We will follow the vacation schedule of the Berea Public Schools September—May.

3’s        M—T               9:15 — 11:15 am
*After Christmas       9:15  –  11:45 am
4’s        W-Th-F          9:15 — 11:45 am
Pre-K   T-W-Th-F      12:30 —   3:00 pm

An average day at the center includes, but is not limited to: art, music, dramatic play, language development, listening skills, large and small motor activities, creative play and Bible stories. There is also time for a snack, occasional field trips and special visitors.

Tuition

Supply/Registration fee: $40 per family plus $10 for each additional child.

2 day 3’s         2  hours             $86 monthly
(after Christmas 2 1/2 hrs)
3 day 4’s         2 1/2  hours      $112 monthly
4 day Pre-K       2 1/2  hours      $132 monthly  
If a second child attends, his/her tuition is reduced $10 each month.
Prices are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Scholarships

There are a limited number of scholarships avail­able to assist with tuition. Decisions, based on need, are made by the Scholar­ship Com­mittee. All information is kept confidential within the Scholarship Committee. An application is included in each enrollment packet.

Enrollment Information

· A non-refundable fee of $40 per family plus $10 for each additional child registered is due with the application.

· Children must be 3 by October 1 for the 3-year-old class and 4 by October 1 for the 4-year-old or Pre-K class — or have the approval of the director.

· All children must be toilet trained.

· For further information or to schedule an appointment for observation, call St. Paul Lutheran Church at 440.243.1144.

Currently there are openings in each class.

Scripture Readings For This Month

December 7, 2014

Isa 40:1-11, Ps 85:1-2,8-13, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8

December 14, 2014

Isa 61:1-4, 8-11, Ps 126, 1 Thess 5:16-24, John 1:16-24

December 21, 2014

2 Sam 7:1-11, 16, Ps 89: 1-4, 19-26, Rom 16:25-27, Luke 1:26-38

December 24, 2014

Isa 9:2-7, Ps 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]

December 28, 2014

Isa 61:10-62:3, Ps 148, Gal 4:4-7, Luke 2:22-40

Vacation Bible School

VBS THANKS-
          As you have probably heard, our 2014 “Weird Animals-Where Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind” VBS was a week enjoyed by all.  It was truly a joyful, blessed week. We had the privilege of hosting over 200 young people and 60 adults participated in some capacity.  We sang songs, danced, listened to Bible stories, watched puppet shows, made crafts, enjoyed snacks, played games, and spent time in Bible Adventures.  We participated in two outreach projects, met new friends, and had lots of fun.  We were so pleased to have children join us from 29 different churches.  
          We were fortunate to have a wonderful Youth Encounter group called Captive Free join us for the week.  Paul, Zach, Joanna, Holly, Kelsi, and Elyse helped to fill our church with great songs, dances and puppet shows.  These young people came from Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, California, Texas, and North Carolina. They spend one year traveling across the country helping to spread God’s word through their music.  They truly helped to make our week one with lots of great memories.  We had the Sanctuary rocking!
          We ended our week with a pizza picnic lunch and enjoyed a closing program with Jungle Terry with all of our VBS families and friends.  I hope that you will take a minute to see all of the pictures from our week together.  They are displayed on the bulletin board by the second set of doors.  You will get a first hand look at our children, teens and adults in action.
          I also want to thank the children, youth, and adults that helped to build our float and walked in the Berea Grindstone Parade.  During our VBS week, our 11 on up youth volunteers had a pizza and swim party and on Friday evening, we concluded our VBS activities with a family picnic at the pavilion at Coe Lake.  Thanks to all who attended our events and helped to make this such a special week.
          A project such as this could never be accomplished without the joining together of so many people with so many different gifts. I want to thank our congregation for their continued support of our Vacation Bible School program. I thank you for giving so generously of your time, talents, and loving care to the children that were given to us for our VBS week.  Thank you for reaching out and sharing God’s word and love to so many children from St. Paul and our local communities.  I hope that you know how much I appreciate all that you have given to our VBS program.  It could not have been done without all of you!  God bless you.
                                                       Susan Moore

 

Youth Activities

Advent Photo A Day
Upload your photo to Instagram inspired by the word provided.
Look on the St. Paul facebook page and in the bulletin for the tag.

Share it on facebook or Pinterest
Enjoy the Spirit of Christmas

1. Star              7. Joy         13. patience       19. faithful

2. Peace         8. Angel     14. light              20. gentleness

3. Wise Men   9. Shelter   15. gold            21. self-control

4. Journey      10. Love       16. gift             22. dream

5. Dove            11. child       17.cloth           23.kndness

6. Shepherd   12. king        18. east            24. Goodness

25. family

Confirmation and Sunday School will continue this month………..Merry Christmas!

Youth Orchestra

YOUTH ORCHESTRA BEGINS!!!
Conducted by Melinda Kellerstrass

REHEARSAL:
Sunday, December 7th
Time:  9:15-9:45 a.m.
Place:  Choir Room

PLAY FOR WORSHIP:
Sunday, December 7th, 11:00 a.m.
Place:  Sanctuary
Sunday, December 7th, 6:30 p.m.
Pre-School Christmas Program
Place:  Sanctuary

If you are interested, please sign up on bulletin board by Music Room or e-mail Melinda @ Kellerstrass59@gmail.com  or L. Hines @ Kwecco@aol.com.  Thank you!