First Steps – August 10, 2020

Often, I get asked, “What do I need to pray?”  Normally, this question is asked when a person desires a more intimate prayer life. Unfortunately, many people approach praying from a right/wrong dichotomy. One thinks there is a right way and a wrong way to pray. Therefore, one overly focuses on what the words need to be.

If I’m describing you, I offer you St. Jeanne de Chatal, Co-Foundress of the Order of the Visitation (early 17th Century).  She spent the majority of her life as a spiritual guide for so many. She said, “Sometimes put yourself very simply before God, certain of his presence everywhere, and without any effort, whisper very softly to his sacred heart whatever your own heart prompts you to say.”  

Do this continually and you will not have to worry about if it is right or wrong. Do this continually and you will have a very meaningful intimate prayer life.


This Week’s Readings:
  • Monday – Luke 6
  • Tuesday – Luke 7
  • Wednesday – Luke 8
  • Thursday – Luke 9
  • Friday – Luke 10
Please Pray for:
  • Our ministers and their families.
  • Those who are unwillingly absent.
  • The United Methodist Church family.
  • Our nation and our leaders.
  • Teachers and students as they transition.
  • The Lost.
  • The lives of those touched by the Coronavirus.

Connect: August 9 – August 15 , 2020

CONNECTING THROUGH WORSHIP & PRAYER

Sunday, August 9 | “Restart – Back to the Basic : Live Differently”
w/ Rev. Dr. Shane Green
Worship @ 9AM, 11AM, 1PM & 4PM

Click here to join our online worshiping community.

Friday, August 14 | “The Work of the Holy Spirit” On-Demand Study
w/ Rev. John Fugh and Emily Trotter
Study will be posted @8AM, on the St. Paul Website.

CONNECTING THROUGH FELLOWSHIP

Thursday, August 13 | REAL Women’s Ministry Event
w/ Grace Bailey @6:30PM in M220 (Fellowship Hall).

Please join us for us for a much needed time of fellowship. We’ll enjoy a boxed meal and a devotional. Please call the church office (706-327-7419) or contact Grace Bailey to RSVP!

CONNECTING YOUTH

All SPY Online events will be posted on the SPY Instagram account each week – Be sure to check in online every week!

Sunday, August 9 | “Sunday School Live”
w/ Logan Ogletree & Laura Marvets @12PM on the Zoom.
Look for link on the SPY Instagram.

CONNECTING CHILDREN

All Children’s Online events will be posted on St. Paul Kids Instagram account each week – Be sure to check in online every week!

Sunday, August 9 | “Children’s Sermon”
w/ Sally Key Bowden & Caroline Green @ 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, & 4PM

CONNECTING SMALL GROUPS

Sunday, August 9 | “Seekers’ Sunday School”
w/ Mary Lou Jarrell @10AM. Contact Mary Lou for more information.

Sunday, August 9 | “Bridges Sunday School”
w/ Mark Ellis @10AM. Contact Mark for more information.

Sunday, August 9 | “Wildwood Sunday School”
w/ Evelyn Barfield @9:45AM. Contact Evelyn for more information.

Sunday, August 9 | “Welcome In” Sunday School Class
w/ Buddy Cooper @10AM
Contact Buddy for more information.

Friday, August 14 | Men’s Morning Bible Study
The Book of Acts
w/ Rev. Dr. Buddy Cooper @6:30AM in M220 (Fellowship Hall).
Contact Buddy for more information.

A Message from Our Senior Minister

List of Items for the Sykes Family

If you have any of these items and would like to donate them to the Sykes family, please contact Kathy // (706) 327-7419 at the church office first before donating. We would greatly appreciate any donations to help accommodate Tracey and his family.

  • Couch / Living Room Chairs
  • End Tables
  • Coffee Table
  • Lamps
  • Dressers
  • Two Children’s Beds & Mattresses
  • Adult Bed & Mattress
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Silverware & Dishes
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dish Towels
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Sheets, Blankets, & Pillows
  • Curtains

If you would like to make a financial donation to the Sykes Family, checks may be sent to the church and marked in the memo “Sykes.”

Once again St. Paul, as Rev. Green stated, we are grateful for all of your help in advance.