Tales from the Archive

Tales from the Archives is a presentation from the Archives at St. Paul's

Contributions of items of significance to the Church History or contributions of stories are welcome and encouraged. Please submit by the 20th of the moth for publication the first Sunday of the following month. It is the goal of the Archive to preserve the church history and make selected portions of it known to the congregation from time to time.

January 28, 2019

February Happenings in the Archive

"February Happenings in the Archive"

History Hall

The hallway which runs along the Chapel and Parish Hall which John Murphy, Ken Keefer and the all the Property Committee have been working on for months removing the bulletin boards and repaint, will in the near future become the “History Hall” of St. Paul’s. The Archive has worked in conjunction with the Worship and Music Committee to make additions to this project. A “Clergy Plaque” which is nearing completion which will include all the Clergy of St. Paul’s who had a call to St. Paul’s and selected Assistant, Vicars and Associated. This work is part of our preparation for St. Paul’s 150th Anniversary which will occur in the fall of 2020. 


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Focusing on Our Time after Epiphany

The Epiphany Season will draw to a close March 5th with Shrove Tuesday which will mark the beginning of Lent.  So the beginnings of Jesus’ Ministry here on earth occurs between Epiphany and the 7 Sundays that lead up to Shrove Tuesday and the beginning of Lent. 


We are about to enter the 4th week after Epiphany. To re-cap

Jan 13th—”The Baptism of Our Lord” (Jesus Baptized by John in the river Jordan.) 

Jan 20th-”The Wedding in Cana” (Jesus’ changes water into wine and performs his first miracle beginning His Ministry.) 

Jan 27th-”Jesus reading in the synagogue in his home town” (There He reveals the mission of His Ministry.) 


Going forward we will be focusing on: 

February 3rd- “No prophet is accepted in his own country.” (Not everyone was pleased by Jesus reading in the temple with authority and announcing these “words have been fulfilled in your hearing”.) 

February 10th-”Fishers of Men” 

 (Jesus calls Peter, James and John to follow him in His Ministry by performing his 2nd miracle of finding so many fish that two boats begin to sink.) 

February 17th-”Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount” (Also known as the “Beatitudes” were Jesus explains to the crowd the Kingdom of Heaven.) 

February 24th- “Continuation of the Sermon on the Mount.” (How the Christian should respond to world around them and “building faith” on a firm foundation.) 


All this will lead us into the season of Lent. St. Paul’s Social Media Team will again be holding a “Count Down” to Easter journeying through Lent.  We will be doing a number of posts in various media focusing on the scriptures that St. Paul’s we be looking at during Lent. Be sure and follow along on the following links: 


Website: stpaulslutheran.info

Member Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/438901092851824/ 

Public Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsFulton

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stpaulsfulton/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/stpaulsfulton (@stpaulsfulton) 


Special Thanks to Carole Manges for spearheading the project and Donna Beall for her help in researching the names. 

St. Paul’s 150th Anniversary. 

Fall of 2020 is not that far away and St. Paul’s will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary. As was done for the 140th Anniversary I would like to interview and collect the thoughts of some of our long time members and perhaps include some thoughts from our youngest members. 

If you would like to contribute to the project or have any thoughts on direction or content, please let me know and get in touch with me? 

*Plaque Source: St. Paul’s 100th Anniversary in the Archives  

Donna Beall’s pictorial directories from 1980’s through present. 

Respectfully submitted,

Kerry Griffin



Preliminary Clergy Plaque

To be hung in our history hall.

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St. Paul's Original Building

August 6, 1871 - The "new" (today know as the wooden ) church was dedicated by Pastor Mengert and Dr. Wiliian Ebeling of Catonsville. From this date forward the congregation became known as, 

"St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church."

The "wooden" church was moved (I believe it is still in use a Real Estate Office) to Savage, MD from our present location on Rt. 216 and the stone church we have today was constructed during 1932 and dedicated on January 1, 1933.

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The Banners of St. Paul's

A Brief History and Inventory of the Banners at St. Paul's Lutheran Church

The purpose of this photo Gallery is to document the variety of banners that enhance our worship here at St. Paul's through countless hours, talent and treasure of all those who have contributed to make them possible.

The banners contained here in take us through the Church year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Pentecost and the sacraments of marriage and baptism as well as the rite of confirmation.

Although Church banners are not new to the St. Paul's they do more than just decorate, many are based upon passage's from the Bible and God's creation and remind us of His word and the beauty of creation as well as marking important milestone in St. Paul's congregation's life.

Most of St. Paul's banners are hand sewn and one their creators, Sandy August is particularly fond of adding a ribbon. Make note of the special fabric used in some of them, such as the Advent banners. The photos may not do them justice but they have an unusual impression in them similar to a watermark on paper.

Please browse by clicking the forward arrow ">" or the backward "<" arrow on the image below.  There are at present about 60 in the collection.

The Stained Glass of St. Paul's

I happened upon a 2009 Booklet about the Stained Glass of St. Paul's and the meaning of each of the various windows at St. Paul's written I believe by Prue Ronneberg and I was inspired to re-do the booklet in a larger format and update it to present 2017. Below is the resulting story.

St. Paul's Today

Come and check out our various vibrant ministries and fun and engaging groups including: Monthly Youth Activities, Monthly Men's Group, Monthly Women's Group, Monthly Seniors Lunch Group, Handbell Ringers, Traditional Adult Choir, Contemporary Youth Band, Weekly Adult and Children's Sunday School and many more ministries...