This Week at St Paul’s 11/24 – 12/01


GREETERS – Val Swan.  12/1 – Terry & Cindy Shea. 

LITURGISTS – Michael Alvarez.  12/1 – Megan Forbes.  

NURSERY – Jaime Pickett.  12/1 – The nursery will not be staffed due to the Thanksgiving holiday; however, parents are welcome to use the Nursery and the Cry Room with their children. 

USHERS Chris Pickett, Lenora Steinfeldt, Ann Byrne, & Bob Coates.  

12/1 – Dave Stauffer, Val Swan, Joe Canale, and Mike Ranke.  

UMYFThanksgiving Service at St. Paul’s 7:00 PM.  


CHURCH OFFICE HOURS – The Church office hours during the week of Thanksgiving will be: 

Monday, 11/25 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon 

Tuesday, 11/26 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon 

Wednesday, 11/27 Closed 

Thursday, 11/28 Happy Thanksgiving 

Friday, 11/29 Closed 


CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS – Order forms are located on the narthex table.  The deadline to place your order is Sunday, December 8.  


ADVENT STUDY –  “The Light of the World” Advent study will meet in the Social Hall on Wednesdays, December 4, 11, and 18. 

Potluck Dinner – 6:00 PM;  Conclude the Study – 7:30 PM To sign up, contact the church office at 410-795-0714, email Pastor Doug at, or visit  


St. PAUL’S CHRISTMAS CARD MAILBOXWill open on Sunday, Dec. 8.  

Please note: 1)  Cards will be for “current” members only. 2) No cards for Gaither members  3) Indicate the “full name” on the envelope as there is more than one family with the same last name. 

Please bring your alphabetized/rubberbanded cards to the Social Hall for alphabetical placement.  Cards will be available for pick-up until Friday, January 3 after which time all cards left on the tables will be disposed of.  Thank you!  



Fisher House Foundation (In honor of Veterans Day)

A Fisher House houses military/veteran families at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment at military/VA medical centers.  Please consider making a monetary donation by writing a check to St. Paul’s UMC, memo’d “Fisher House.”  

Bonus Mission

Food drive.  Let’s fill the basket in the entrance with non-perishable and canned goods.  These will be distributed to local, needy families through the Shepherd’s Staff and Carroll County Food Sunday.  



The Four Sundays of Giving – December 2019

Advent begins NEXT Sunday, December 1

During the month of December, St. Paul’s will again support the following ministries:


December 1 Carroll County Food Sunday Monetary donations AND a 

food drive (to last all month) of non-perishable items

to be placed in the basket in the church foyer. 

December 8 Springfield HospitalMonetary donations 

December 15 Shepherds’ StaffMonetary donations 

December 22 E.S.C.A.P.E. MinistriesMonetary donations 

December 29 Any donations from the December Mission envelope (in your 

envelope packet) will be divided among the Four Sundays of Giving. 



Mon., 11/25 Men’s Group Study7:00 PM – Rm. 202/204 

Prayer Circle – 7:00 PM – Sanctuary 

A.A. Meeting – 8:30 PM – Social Hall 

Young Adults – 6:30 PM – Miss Kim’s 

Tues., 11/26 Grace & Addiction Committee Meeting – 7:00 PM – S.S. Basement  

Thurs., 11/28 Happy Thanksgiving!

Fri., 11/29 A.A. Meeting – 7:00 PM – Social Hall 

          8:30 PM – Social Hall  

Sun., 12/1 1st Sunday of Advent 

Mon., 12/2 Men’s Group Study – 7:00 PM – Rm. 202/204 

Prayer Circle – 7:00 PM – Sanctuary 

A.A. Meeting – 8:30 PM – Social Hall

Tues., 12/3 Prayer Course – 6:30 PM – S.S. Basement 

Weds., 12/4 Prayer Course – 12:00 Noon – S.S.Basement 

Advent Study – 6:00 – 7:30 PM – Social Hall 

Thurs., 12/5 Lunch Bunch Bible Study – 11:30 – 1:00 PM – Rm. 202/204  

Fri., 12/6 A.A. Meeting – 7:00 PM – Social Hall ,  8:30 PM – Social Hall