This Week at St Paul’s 2/03 – 2/10


GREETERS – Stewart & Ridia Dearie.  2/10 – Boy Scouts.

LITURGISTS – Jay Fetterman.  2/10 – Megan Forbes.

NURSERY – Megan Forbes. 2/10 – Carol Bleam.

USHERS Dave Stauffer, Val Swan, Joe Canale, & Jay Fetterman.

2/10 – Jeff Creutzer, Chris Finney; Todd Brown, Scott Brown.

UMYFNo Regular Meeting Superbowl Sub Pick-up & Sales after worship service in the social hall/kitchen  

ON-LINE GIVING – Try giving your offering to St. Paul’s online!  Never worry about remembering your checkbook or envelopes on Sunday morning!  Create an account for regular giving or make a one-time ”quick give.”  Visit to sign up.


COUNTERS – We are in need of new “counters” to replace those who have served in these positions for a lengthy time.  If you can assist us, please contact Pastor Doug at


2019 SUMMER CAMP BROCHURES –  Are available on the narthex table for summer camp at the United Methodist camps of West River and Camp Manidokan.


FEBRUARY MISSION PROJECT Habitat for HumanityWe will be accepting monetary gifts for this mission project.  If the congregation, as a whole, meets a certain giving level, our church will qualify to participate in a future Habitat for Humanity build.  Checks may be made payable to St. Paul’s U. M. Church, memo’d “Habitat for Humanity.”



BW CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS – Scholarship applications are being accepted for qualified students currently attending or enrolling in accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. for Fall 2019.  For further information, google (bwcumc scholarships) where detailed information is provided or pick up a packet on the narthex table.  The scholarship deadline closes on March 7, 2019.  

ST. PAUL’S/GAITHER SCHOLARSHIPScholarship applications are available on the narthex table for all youth of the Sykesville Parish. If you have any questions, please contact Wayne or Fran Straitz at 410-781-6146 and leave a message. The deadline to apply is Sunday April 14, 2019. 


CONFIRMATION CLASSWill 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.



Income to Date           $17,395

Expenses to Date    $27,746

Deficit                     ($10,351)


Winter weather is upon us!  Our utility costs, building maintenance, and staff salaries continue throughout the year in spite of the weather.  We rely on your financial support for all of the wonderful services and outreach St. Paul’s provides!  Thank you!




Mon., 2/4                    Prayer Circle Small Group – 7:00 PM – Sanctuary

                                    A.A. Meeting – 8:30 PM – Social Hall

 Tues., 2/5 DISCIPLE III Class – 7:00 PM – Rm. 202/204

Worship Committee Meeting – 7:00 PM – Cry Room.

Thurs., 2/7                 Lunch Bunch Small Group Bible Study – 11:30 AM – Rm. 202/204

 Fri., 2/8                       A.A. Meetings – 7:00 PM – Social Hall, 8:30 PM – Social Hall

ROCK Retreat – Ocean City

Sat., 2/9                      U. M. Women’s Meeting – 9:00 AM at Panera

Sun., 2/10                   Boy Scout Sunday

Coffee Sunday, hosted by the Boy Scout

Mon., 2/11                  Prayer Circle Small Group – 7:00 PM – Sanctuary

A.A. Meeting – 8:30 PM – Social Hall

Tues., 2/12                 DISCIPLE III Class – 7:00 PM – Rm. 202/204

Transitions – 6:30 PM