Jake Hess Sings “Closer”

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Jake Hess Sings "Closer"
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Announcements this Week!

Important things to remember and mark your calendar!

Acolyte training continues on 26 and Oct. 3. From 4:30 -5:30 pm, in the Sanctuary, our third graders will learn how to carry the flame, how to serve communion and the importance of serving in the church. Please contact Grace Bailey at grace@stpaulunitedmethodist.com

SPY Fall Retreat to Shocco Springs is coming in October. Contact laura@stpaulunitedmethodist.com.

SPY Unity Night is 9/26 in the Youth Building.

Real Women’s Ministry returns on Thursday, September 23, with a trip to Shiloh to visit “Flowers from the Garden of Eva.” At the garden, we’ll put together our own floral arrangements (bring a container and $1 per stem) from flowers cut fresh from Eva’s field, enjoy refreshments and fellowship. We’ll leave promptly at 6:00 pm and travel in the St. Paul bus. Please let Grace Bailey know if you plan to attend.

Mark your calendars – children’s choirs for ages 5 years old – 1st grade and for ages 2nd to 5th grade have returned! Times are as follows – younger ones (Carol Choir) will go from 5:30 to 6:00, snack supper for the amazing price of $1 for both groups, and then the older children (Covenant Choir) will go from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wayne Martz will be happy to answer all of your questions! Both will meet in room M270 (also known as CWC).

Both the Blessing of the Animals and the Red Cross Blood Drive will be October 3rd.

We hold a current license from
Church Streaming and Podcast License
License Number: CSPL055770
http://streaming.ccli.com/

Additional License from One License #A-714141 and CCLI #2035791

September 19, 2021 – The Solution for the Human Heart

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September 19, 2021 - The Solution for the Human Heart
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This Week’s Service:

The Prelude: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” by Gordon Young
The Hymn of Celebration: “Only Trust Him”
The Affirmation of Faith
The Gloria Patri
The Pastoral Prayer with The Lord’s Prayer: Rev. Dr. Buddy Cooper, Jr.
The Hymn of Preparation: “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”
The Leader: “Let Us Worship God with His Tithes and Our Offerings”
The Offertory Prayer
The Offertory: “Partita” by Franz Xavier Neumuller
The Doxology
The Scripture Lesson: James 4:6-10, 14-15
The Passing of the Peace
The Registration of Attendance
The Welcome to St. Paul and Recognition of our Guests
The Children’s Moment by Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
The Anthem: “The King’s Highway” by G. Young
The Sermon: “The Solution for the Human Heart” by Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
The Hymn of Consecration: “I Surrender All”
The Flame Goes Before Us into the World
The Benediction
The Postlude: “Golebet Siest Du, Jesu Christ” by J. S. Bach

The Solution for the Human Heart [Worship]

This Week’s Service:

The Prelude: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” by Gordon Young
The Hymn of Celebration: “Only Trust Him”
The Affirmation of Faith
The Gloria Patri
The Pastoral Prayer with The Lord’s Prayer: Rev. Dr. Buddy Cooper, Jr.
The Hymn of Preparation: “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”
The Leader: “Let Us Worship God with His Tithes and Our Offerings”
The Offertory Prayer
The Offertory: “Partita” by Franz Xavier Neumuller
The Doxology
The Scripture Lesson: James 4:6-10, 14-15
The Passing of the Peace
The Registration of Attendance
The Welcome to St. Paul and Recognition of our Guests
The Children’s Moment by Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
The Anthem: “The King’s Highway” by G. Young
The Sermon: “The Solution for the Human Heart” by Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
The Hymn of Consecration: “I Surrender All”
The Flame Goes Before Us into the World
The Benediction
The Postlude: “Golebet Siest Du, Jesu Christ” by J. S. Bach

First Steps – September 20, 2021

A few days ago, I was at a lunch with some friends and there was an isolated discussion between two of the individuals.  Though it never reached a level of concern, the discussion was a little “hotter” than a typical normal lunch conversation.  Strange as it may be, the parties were not too far from being in agreement; however, the struggle was that they were operating with different perceptions about one another.   This experience got me thinking about perceptions. 

Perceptions lead to assumptions and assumptions to actions.  In a high trust relationship, the underlying perception is one of value, appreciation, and belief in each other; therefore, it doesn’t require a great deal of conversation.  However, when a relationship is not characterized as high trust, conversations become the lifeblood of the relationship.  To some degree, one has to over-communicate to make sure all parties have the right perceptions and assumptions.  With low trust, the temptation is to not communicate enough to make sure all parties understand each other.

I wonder how often we miss this when we study the scriptures.  In both the Old and New Testament, God over-communicates His love and desire for people.  Certain scriptures like John 3:16 and Romans 8 are perfect examples.  The writers over-communicate so that we readers know beyond doubt what God thinks of us.

What perceptions do you bring to the scriptures?  Can you see God going to great lengths to say to you, “You are my beloved”?  I hope you can.  As you begin this week, open your heart to God’s Spirit and allow God to convey His heart to you.

 


This Week’s Readings:
  • Monday -Acts 17 | Acts 18
  • Tuesday -Acts 19 | Acts 20
  • Wednesday- Acts 21 | Acts 22 | Acts 23
  • Thursday – Acts 24 | Acts 25 | Acts 26
  • Friday- Acts 27 | Acts 28
Please Pray for:
  • An end to the Covid Crisis.
  • Parents, teachers, and students in the local area and abroad.
  • All upcoming ministry events inside and outside the walls of St. Paul.
  • Families in crisis.
  • Loved ones battling illness.
  • Those seeking to find their way.
  • The St. Paul Church family. 
  • The United Methodist Church family.
  • Our leaders, our country, and our world. 

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.” – Philippians 4:6 

S2E1: Anger versus Compassion

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S2E1: Anger versus Compassion
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HOSTS: Emily Trotter and John Fugh, Jr. Welcome to Season 2

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

We’d love to hear from you. Email us at podcast@spumccolumbus.com.