This Week at St Paul’s 8/05 – 8/12


ACOLYTES Allison Creutzer.

GREETERS – Steve, Charlene, and Cassidy Toth.  8/12 – Doris Rhinehart.

LITURGISTS – Jay McNeil.  8/12 – Buzz Baker.

NURSERY – Megan Forbes. 8/12 – TBD.

USHERS Dave Stauffer, Val Swan, Joe Canale, & Mike Ranke.   8/12 – Jeff Creutzer, Chris Finney, Todd Brown, & Scott Brown.


PASTOR DOUG’S SCHEDULE – Pastor Doug will be on vacation for two weeks beginning tomorrow, July 30, followed by a week-long conference.  He will be back in the office the week of August 20.  If you have a need during this time, please contact Pastor EunJoung at 240-461-4450 or


AUGUST MISSION PROJECTHOMEWORK CLUB – What a positive impact this mission has made on our local youth!   Money raised this month will support an urgent need for snacks and school supplies; hopefully, for the year.  If you have school supplies you would like to find a good home for, please contact Pat Greenwald at  Monetary checks may be made out to St. Paul’s UMC, memo’d “Homework Club.”  Thank you for helping us continue this very important program for our local, community students.


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENT Did you know St. Paul’s will have a table at the upcoming National Night Out event?  Stop by the Sykesville Fire Department grounds on August 7th from 6-9 PM and grab some free food and lots of giveaways.  Donations for local food pantries will be collected at this event.  Be sure to stop by our church table and say hello!


EXTRA PARKING – The owners of Southern States on Main Street in Sykesville are graciously allowing St. Paul’s members to park in their store lot on Sunday mornings.


JUNIOR CSI ACADEMYWill take place on Tuesday evenings – 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, and 10/9 from 4-6:30 PM at the Sykesville Middle School and will be led by Sykesville Chief of Police, Michael Spaulding and our church member, Retired Homicide Investigator, Detective Earl Kratsch.  Participants will learn fingerprinting, grid searches, and how to locate, photograph, and collect evidence while maintaining the integrity of a crime scene.  Applicants will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Applications can be obtained at the Sykesville Police Department or at


OUTSIDE WORSHIP – Join us for worship outdoors!  On Sunday evening, August 26 at 7:00 PM, St. Paul’s will lead worship at the historic, 150-year old Emory Grove campground in Glyndon, MD (near Reisterstown).  We will gather in the open-air roofed Tabernacle to worship and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Light refreshments will be served after the service.



Income              $229,744

Expenses          $238,478

Deficit               ($    8,734)


Budgeted Income Through June 30, 2018

$234,956           Deficit ($5,212)




Mon., 8/6                  Prayer Circle  – 7:00 PM – Sanctuary

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

Fri., 8/10                     The church office will be closed.

                                    A.A. Meetings – 7:00 PM – Social Hall

8:30 PM – Social Hall

 Sat., 8/11                  U.M. Women’s Meeting – 9:00 AM at Mo’s Café

Sun., 8/12                  Endowment Committee Meeting – 12:15 PM – Rm. 202/204

                                   U.M. Women’s Lemonade Social – 12:15 PM – Social Hall

Mon., 8/13 –              Prayer Circle – 7:00 PM – Sanctuary

A.A. Meeting – 8:30 PM – Social Hall

Tues., 8/14                 Transitions – 6:30 PM

Fri., 8/17                     The church office will be closed. 

A.A. Meetings – 7:00 PM – Social Hall

8:30 PM – Social Hall


Mark your calendars!  – St. Paul’s & Gaither Church Conferences will be held at St. Paul’s on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 1:00 PM. In addition, the Sykesville Parish will also host 11 other church conferences at St. Paul’s, at the request of our District Superintendent, Rev. JW Park, on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM both days.