Welcome to St. Paul’s UMC

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Worship with us in beautiful, downtown Sykesville, Maryland. America’s coolest small town!

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is Christ-centered, dedicated to modeling and teaching the love of God in an ever changing world. Following the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, we seek to serve our community through local and global ministries. We will nurture the physical and spiritual well-being of those entrusted to our care. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we will be able to grow and change in response the needs of our community.

New and Noteworthy:

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Grace and Addiction Dinner

Once a month, on a Saturday, the Grace & Addiction committee sponsors a dinner 320px-Honey_glazed_hamfor those facing addiction.  We make every effort to reach out to area churches, support groups, and rehabilitation/sober living facilities hoping God will lead through our doors all those in need of spiritual or physical nourishment. Dinners are held at St. Paul’s Social Hall.  Food prep and setup begins 3:00, dinner served at 6:00. Dinner is always free of charge. Family and friends are welcome. Contact Lisa Shifflet at peanuts222@msn.com or 410-960-4590

Our menu for December 16 is a Christmas Dinner with ham, potatoes, and all the extras! All are welcome!

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ADVENT STUDY

9781501804281Christmas or confusion, Bethlehem or bedlam . . . Which will you choose this year? The truth is, we don’t have to choose, because Christmas always happens right in the midst of our chaos. God breaks into our noisy disorder and is made known in Jesus Christ. Christmas and confusion—weren’t they intimately related at the first Christmas when Jesus was born? Sometimes we forget that. That’s what this study is about—how Christ breaks into our chaos and confusion and brings Christmas—how Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam.

Our upcoming Advent Study, “Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam” will meet on Wednesday, November 29, December 6, and 13 in St. Paul’s Social Hall beginning at 6:00 PM with a light dinner and conclude by 7:30 PM.  Study books are $10.00 and are available in the Narthex or from the church office during the week.

To sign up, contact the church office, see the clipboards on the narthex table, or sign up on line.   All ages are welcome!

 

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Save your recycling!

We are still collecting magazines and calendars for Carroll Hospital, pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, and greeting cards, new or ones you have received,  for the ARC.  A basket is outside the office for all these items.  Contact Judy Creutzer, 410-781-0232-for more info.

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Small Group Ministries in the Sykesville Parrish

imageIt never too late to join one of our small groups.  Our groups are open and we are always looking forward to seeing new faces!
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Men of Christ– Men’s bible study that meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7:00pm in the basement at St. Paul’s.  Contact Jay Fetterman at fettermans@yahoo.com
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Higher Steps-A walking/jogging group that meets every other Wednesdays at 12:30 at Millard Cooper Park.  Contact Charlene Williams at 410-3821696 or charw5@comcast.net
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Lunch Bunch-A weekly lunchtime bible study that meets on Thursdays from 11:30-1 in rooms 202/204.  Contact Barb Rodean at frrodean@aol.com
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Prayer Circle– A weekly prayer meeting on Monday night in the cry room at 7:00pm  Contact Jean Luebke at jcluebke@yahoo.com
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Prayer Shawl Ministry-Those who knit, crochet, quilt or want to learn are welcome! Meets at 2:00 the second Monday of every other month at St. Pauls.  Contact Jackie Talley at 410-795-8692
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Grace and Addiction-A monthly prayer meeting at St Paul’s rm 202/204 the 4th Thursday of each month at 7pm. Once a month, on a Saturday (dates to be determined), the Grace & Addiction committee sponsors a dinner for those facing addiction.  We make every effort to reach out to area churches, support groups, and rehabilitation/sober living facilities hoping God will lead through our doors all those in need of spiritual or physical nourishment. Dinners are held at St. Paul’s, dates to be determined.  Food prep and setup begins 3:00, dinner served at 6:00. Contact Lisa Shifflet at peanuts222@msn.com or 410-960-4590
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Transitions Healthcare Patients’ Craft – Meeting 2nd Tuesdays @6:30 pm, at Transitions Healthcare – contact Cindy Shea –ts20121@verizon.net

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Sermon Podcasts, Now Online!

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Did you know that we now are putting our sermons online? Under Worship With Us you will find a link to a number of recent sermons. We are still testing out the format, so let us know what you think!

 

Pray With Us

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Join us every Monday evening at 7pm in St. Paul’s cry room (inside the sanctuary) for our community prayer group. Bring your own prayer requests or pray for others. We welcome all members of the community for an hour of prayer and reflection. To submit a prayer request you can fill out a card in the pews and leave it in the offering plate, or contact Jean Luebke at jcluebke@yahoo.com, or one of the pastors. Mark your request public or private. Public requests will be shared with the congregation on Sunday mornings, private requests will stay between the pastors and the prayer circle.

 

Parrish Newsletter

Sign up for our weekly email newsletter! Email info@stpaulssykesville.org to be added to our list.