The Grace & Addiction Dinner scheduled for January 19 is cancelled due to the forecast of inclement weather.
Welcome to St. Paul’s UMC
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:
Grace and Addiction Dinner
Once a month, on a Saturday, 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-960-4590
Our menu for February 16 is breakfast for dinner. All are welcome!
CONFIRMATION CLASS will begin on Sunday, February 17 after St. Paul’s 11:00 AM worship service and will meet EVERY Sunday through April 14 from 12:30 until 1:45 PM (except March 17 (UMYF Retreat). An adult or guardian must be present with the confirmand for this opening session on February 17. This is an EVERY SUNDAY COMMITMENT. No absences are allowed except, of course, for illness, and a parental contact is required to excuse for illness. Please contact the church office by Sunday, February 10, to register your child. An informational packet will be forwarded to you. Confirmation Sunday is scheduled for Sunday, April 28.
WOMEN’S RETREAT – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!
Pastor EunJoung will lead our annual parish Women’s Day Retreat on Saturday, January 26 from 9:00 – 3:00 PM in St. Paul’s Social Hall. The theme of the retreat is: “The Life of the Beloved.” Bring your lunch; drinks will be provided. Please contact the church office at email@example.com or 410-795-0714 if you would like to attend.
Magazine Collection for Carroll Hospital
St Paul’s UMC collects magazines to be donated to Carroll Hospital Center. Donations (packed in bags or boxes) can be left in the foyer of the Church. Please only donate magazines (no catalogs) that are in good condition and no more than two months old. If you have any questions please contact Judy Cruetzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Group Ministries in the Sykesville Parrish
Ephesians 6:18 — In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
The Grace and Addiction Committee is looking for parishioners who will lift our guests in prayer after each dinner and throughout the month ahead. At dinner, we invite our guests to fill out prayer cards, and so many of them do. There’s no doubt that this community needs our prayers. They’re up against extreme odds; they’re in ill health; they’re exhausted; they’re confused; some have never been inside a church; some don’t know how to begin to pray; many seek our help in reaching out to the Lord on their behalf.
There are many examples of intercessory prayer in the Bible and many reasons the Scriptures give for why we should pray for one another. The most obvious reason – prayer works.
After each monthly Saturday dinner, the prayer cards will be copied, stapled, and handed out at Sunday church services. Please consider being a Prayer Warrior on behalf of Grace and Addiction’s guests. Contact Lisa Shifflett, email@example.com if you would like to be a part of this ministry.
Sermon Podcasts, Now Online!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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