Connect: January 23 – January 30, 2021


Sunday, January 24 | “Spiritual Sign of Maturity”
w/ Rev. Dr. P. Shane Green
LIVE In-Person Worship @11AM in the Sanctuary (M260).

Online Pre-Recorded Worship @ 9AM, 11AM, & 1PM
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Sunday, January 24 | SPY Sunday School
w/ Laura Marvets & Logan Ogletree
@10AM / Lounge downstairs in the Youth Building.

Sunday, January 24 | SPY Middle & High School Groups
w/ Laura Marvets & Logan Ogletree
@6PM in the Youth Building and other locations off campus.

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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, January 24 | Children’s Sunday School (All Ages)
@10AM / Youth Building & Main Church Building
Contact Sally Key Bowden for more information about class locations, teachers, etc.

Sunday, January 24 | Children’s Sermon
w/ Sally Key Bowden @9AM, 11AM, & 1PM / Online Worship Service.

Sunday, January 24 | Confirmation Class
w/ Sally Key Bowden, Tammy and Matthew Reynolds @5:30PM / Fellowship Hall (M220).

Saturday, January 30 | Confirmation Class to Holy Family Church
w/ Sally Key Bowden, Tammy and Matthew Reynolds
@4:40PM Off Campus


Sunday, January 24 | Seekers Class (M234)
w/ Mary Lou Jarrell @10AM. Contact Mary Lou for more information.

Sunday, January 24 | Bridges Class (M235)
w/ Mark Ellis @10AM. Contact Mark for more information.

Sunday, January 24 | Wildwood Class (M220)
w/ Evelyn Barfield @9:45AM. Contact Evelyn for more information.

Sunday, January 24 | Welcome In Class (M232)
w/ Buddy Cooper @10AM. Contact Buddy for more information.

Sunday, January 24 | New Covenant Class (Y101)
w/ Michelle Hudson @10AM. Contact Michelle for more information.


Tuesday, January 26 | Tuesday Morning Bible Study (Hybrid)
The Book of Ephesians | 1st & 2nd Thessalonians
w/ Rev. Dr. P. Shane Green @10AM – 11:30AM
In-person (Fellowship Hall/M220) & On-Line on the St. Paul Website.

Tuesday, January 26 | Grace’s Bible Study
Adam Hamilton’s “The Call: The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul”
w/ Grace Bailey @11AM – 12:15PM in room M232
Register in-person attendance by email to Grace Bailey.

Tuesday, January 26 | Spring Harbor Bible Study
The Book of Joshua
w/ Rev. John Fugh @4PM at Spring Harbor at Green Island.
Contact John for more information.

Wednesday, January 27 | Zoom Bible Study (8 weeks)
The Book of Philippians
w/ Mary Lou Jarrell @Noon – 1PM via Zoom
Register attendance by email to Mary Lou Jarrell (to get the Zoom link)

Thursday, January 28 | Preschool Moms’ Group
w/ Grace Bailey @9:30AM / Fellowship Hall (M220).

Thursday, January 28 | REAL Women’s Ministry
w/ Grace Bailey @6:30PM / Fellowship Hall (M220).

Friday, January 29 | Men’s Morning Bible Study
The Gospel of John
w/ Rev. Dr. Buddy Cooper @6:30AM in M220 (Fellowship Hall).
Contact Buddy for more information.

Friday, January 29| “The Work of the Holy Spirit” On-Demand Study
w/ Emily Trotter and Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
The study will be posted on the St. Paul Website.

Friday, January 29 | “Celebration of Discipline” On-Demand Study
w/ Tommy Bridges and Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
The study will be posted on the St. Paul Website.


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In Person Worship – January 17, 2021

Love and Truth in Balance
Luke 15:11-32

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Love and Truth in Balance [Worship]

This Week’s Service:

Prelude: “Auf meinen lieben Gott”
Welcome / Announcements / Prayer with Lord’s Prayer (Mary Lou Jarrell)
Hymn: “My Hope Is Built” (Hymn #368)
Apostles’ Creed (Angela, Sarah, and Richard Sims)
Reading of Scripture (Steve and Stevie Lorentz)
Children Sermon (Caroline Green)
Anthem: “Amazing Grace” (arr. Mark Hayes)
Sermon: “Love and Truth in Balance” (Rev. Dr. P. Shane Green)
Hymn: “Grace Greater than our Sin” (Hymn #365)
Benediction (Rev. Dr. P. Shane Green)
Postlude: “Father in Highest Heaven” (J. S. Bach)

First Steps – January 18, 2021

Focus on these words from Psalm 93:
The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty;
    the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength;
    indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.
2 Your throne was established long ago;
    you are from all eternity.
3 The seas have lifted up, Lord,
    the seas have lifted up their voice;
    the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
4 Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
    mightier than the breakers of the sea—
    the Lord on high is mighty.
5 Your statutes, Lord, stand firm;
    holiness adorns your house
    for endless days.
An Old Testament scholar, Michael Jinkins, once said:
“Nowhere in the Psalms do the cries of human experience and the claim of divine sovereignty clash more powerfully than around the statement ‘the Lord is King.’  Humanity seems hell-bent on trying to put someone or something other than God in charge of things, that is, on the throne. Indeed, many would prefer to do away with even the language of lordship or kingship when speaking of God. Surely our contemporary bias toward democratic processes (which most of us accept as being a very good thing) should be extended to our doctrine of God, right?

“While it is true that there are many wonderful images and metaphors in the Bible describing the character of God—from a just judge to a loving parent to a loyal friend—at our peril we ignore the qualitative difference between God, the Holy One, the Creator, the Preserver, and the Sustainer on the one hand and God’s creatures on the other.  

“But most importantly, this is good news!  For in acknowledging that it is the Lord who reigns, we know that we do not.  We do not reign over this world.  We do not reign over our lives, and certainly not over the lives of our neighbors.  One infinitely and eternally wiser, truer, more compassionate, and more just than we are reigns supreme.”

We are called to lift up our hearts because He is king.  For this, thanks be to God! 

This Week’s Readings:
Please Pray for:
  • Families in crisis.
  • Loved ones battling illness.
  • Those seeking to find their way.
  • The St. Paul Church family and our ministries.
  • 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