Announcements with Logan!

Logan is here to give you important information on events and ways to give to ministries — and he does it all in ONE TAKE!!

Results for the Blessing of the Animals Pet Contest — now on our website: https://spumccolumbus.com/and-the-winners-are/

Trunk or Treat Costumes, Cars, & Stars — this Wednesday, 10/27, after Family Night Supper at 6pm!

Carrie Strickland will be here on Sunday, 10/31, to give an update on the daycare at Truth Spring that St. Paul members made possible. You can also visit truthspring.org.

Due to pandemic concerns, the Wynnton Neighborhood Network Unity Service, that usually occurs at Thanksgiving, will be postponed until next November. However, contact marylou@stpaulunitedmethodist.com to find out how you can help with gifts of love.

Bull Creek Golf Tournament for SafeHouse Ministries — the event will be on 11/4. To register, visit https://www.safehouse-ministries.com/connect.

Have a blessed week!

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And the Winners Are …

Thank you to all who participated in our Blessing of the Pets … and … thank you for participating by voting for your favorites.

Most Talkative

1st: Cash, Ripley, & Gwen McBride

2nd: Bessie, Lolly, & Brownie

Most Likely to Bathe Strangers with Kisses

1st: Luna Fugh

2nd: Cash, Ripley, & Gwen McBride

Most Likely to Get Frequent “Pawdicures”

1st: Cash, Ripley, & Gwen McBride

2nd: Lucy

Cutest

1st: Millie Gilley

2nd: Cash, Ripley, & Gwen McBride

Most Likely to Have Humans as Pets

1st: Cash, Ripley, & Gwen McBride

2nd: Millie Gilley

Most Likely to Be Owner’s Twin

1st: Crouton Hubbard

2nd: Cash, Ripley, & Gwen McBride

Most Likely to Eat Owner’s Dinner

1st: Cash, Ripley, & Gwen McBride

2nd: Millie Gilley

October 17, 2021 — Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Worship (SPUMCColumbus)
Worship (SPUMCColumbus)
October 17, 2021 -- Why Do Bad Things Happen?
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The Prelude: “Celtic Grace” (Presented by the Adult Handbell Choir) arr. T. Waldrop
The Hymn of Celebration: “Grace Greater than Our Sin”
The Affirmation of Faith
The Gloria Patri
The Pastoral Prayer with The Lord’s Prayer: Mrs. Mary Lou Jarrell
The Offertory Prayer
The Offertory: “Menuet” by Gerges Bizet
The Doxology
The Hymn of Preparation: “Be Thou My Vision”
The Scripture Lesson
The Passing of the Peace
The Registration of Attendance
The Welcome to St. Paul and Recognition of our Guests
The Children’s Moment Rev. Dr. Shane Green
The Anthem: “With a Voice of Singing” by M. Shaw
The Sermon: Questions Series: “Why Do Bad Things Happen?” by Rev. Dr. Shane Green
The Hymn of Consecration: “A Charge to Keep I Have”
The Flame Goes Before Us into the World
The Benediction
The Postlude: “Trumpet Voluntary” by J. Stanley

Why Do Bad Things Happen? [Worship]

This Week’s Service:

The Welcome & Announcements: Mrs. Mary Lou Jarrell
The Cross and Flame Come to the Altar
The Prelude: “Celtic Grace” (Presented by the Adult Handbell Choir) arr. T. Waldrop
The Hymn of Celebration: “Grace Greater than Our Sin”
The Affirmation of Faith
The Gloria Patri
The Pastoral Prayer with The Lord’s Prayer: Mrs. Mary Lou Jarrell
The Offertory Prayer
The Offertory: “Menuet” by Gerges Bizet
The Doxology
The Hymn of Preparation: “Be Thou My Vision”
The Scripture Lesson
The Passing of the Peace
The Registration of Attendance
The Welcome to St. Paul and Recognition of our Guests
The Children’s Moment Rev. Dr. Shane Green
The Anthem: “With a Voice of Singing” by M. Shaw
The Sermon: Questions Series: “Why Do Bad Things Happen?” by Rev. Dr. Shane Green
The Hymn of Consecration: “A Charge to Keep I Have”
The Flame Goes Before Us into the World
The Benediction
The Postlude: “Trumpet Voluntary” by J. Stanley

First Steps – October 18, 2021

While at a recent seminar, I heard a poem titled Fire, by Judy Brown.

What makes a fire burn is space between the logs, a breathing space.  Too much of a good thing, too many logs packed in too tight can douse the flames almost as surely as a pail of water would.  So building fires requires attention to the spaces in between, as much as to the wood.

When we are able to build open spaces in the same way we have learned to pile on the logs, then we can come to see how it is fuel, and absence of the fuel together, that makes fires possible.

We only need to lay a log lightly from time to time.  A fire grows simply because the space is there, with openings in which the flame that knows just how it wants to burn can easily find its way.

As the person read this poem, I immediately thought of relationships—martial relationships.  Due to my profession, I am exposed to many marital relationships.  Most of the time, when marriages struggle, they have forgotten that each person needs space to grow as individuals and as a couple.  Maturation is expected, even required for the continual health of the relationship.  This means change will always occur—which is not a bad thing.  I wish young couples understood this early in their relationship. 

Normally, the material or skills to move the relationship back to wholeness and fulfillment is already there, laden.  What is needed is an awareness that people are constantly in process.  Oaths and commitments aren’t, “I will be everything in every situation.”  It is, “as I grow and become, I pledge that to you.”  

 Blessings,


 

This Week’s Readings:
Monday – 1 Corinthians 12
Tuesday – 1 Corinthians 13 | 1 Corinthians 14
Wednesday- 1 Corinthians 15 | 1 Corinthians 16
Thursday – 2 Corinthians 1 | 2 Corinthians 2
Friday- 2 Corinthians 3 | 2 Corinthians 4 | 2 Corinthians 5 | 2 Corinthians 6


Please pray for:
An end to the Covid Crisis. 
Our children as they cope with world issues.
All 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.