This Sunday @ St Paul (August 20, 2017)

This Sunday – August 20, 2017

Worship.  Choose a service of your choice and join us for worship as we are reminded of the steadfast love and faithfulness of God who hovers, pursues, and redeems us.  If you are not able to join us in person, join our online worshiping community.


Promotion Sunday Lunch.  We will meet for lunch immediately following the 10:55 am worship service on Sunday, August 20, in the Fellowship Hall as we celebrate a new year in Christian Education.

Please bring your favorite side dish (salad, casserole, or dessert, enough to serve at least 8) to go with fried chicken and beverages provided by the church. We look forward to seeing you all there!


Youth — 3rd Night  Join us for 3rd NIGHT this Sunday.  We will meet at the church for snack supper ($1) from 5:30p-6:00p and then drive to Brookstone School for games, worship, and an awesome message with other youth groups from the Columbus community.  It’s going to be great.  We will be back around 8:00p.

Thank you for donating!

Thank you to St. Paul UMC for making our Blood Drive this past Sunday a bloody success. We collected 36 usable units of blood which will supply life saving blood products for up to 108 needy patients in the Valley area!! An extra shout out goes to Jill Land as a FIRST TIME DONOR!!!!

Thanks also goes to Fontaine Jenkins, Kathy Hollon, Tim Sawyer, Mark Graham, Dudley Graham (Double Reds), Doug McLeod, Kathryn Roberts, Ken Chung, Mark Ellis, Craig Rockenstein, LaVonne Rockenstein, Amber Van Bibber, Bob Patton, Amanda Barbaree, Eric Kilgore, Mary Powers, Jacob Duenke, Jose Ruiz (Double Reds), Thomas Forsberg, Francis Thompson (Double Reds), Jackie Hutwagner, Will Cliatt, Al Gaston, Renee Lorentz, Steve Lorentz, Will Burgin, Nancy Wright, Brent Wright, Joy Sloan, Tonya Badcock, Crockett Miller, Karyn Tomczak, Rebecca Troutman, and Ambrose Cross. 

Thanks again and look for your next opportunity to help save a life at our next Blood Drive on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

First Steps – August 14, 2017

E. Stanley Jones, an American missionary to India once said, “There are two groups of people in this world. There is a very big group of people in this world who are miserable. They live for themselves. There’s another group who have given their lives away to others. Their lives are filled with a wild joy.”

This week, find a way to live for another.  Notice the people around you.  Invite them into your life.  Speak words of love and grace to them.  In doing so, we can find joy in serving The One who makes us whole.

I invite you to read the Bible with me – This week’s reading:
Monday – John 16
Tuesday – John 17
Wednesday – John 18
Thursday – John 19
Friday – John 20

Please pray for:
* The St. Paul UMC Capital Building Campaign.
* The United Methodist Church.
* Our Nation and Leaders.
* Teachers and Students as they return to school.