President's Message

July 2019

He (Jesus) said to them "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all you soul, and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and most important command.  The second is like it:  Love your neighbor as yourself."

Matthew 22:37-39

June 20, 2019

Summer is in full swing. Hard to believe it’s July 2019

With the hot and humid days here, I would like to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone by attending a church service you usually don’t attend, volunteering for Vacation Bible School, or taking advantage of the many social and spiritual groups within the church. I understand being busy or lacking the motivation to get out of the house. When looking at the overcrowded pages in your planner it can be extremely hard to find time for even one more activity. When we get wrapped up in our lives it can be nice to take a step back, try something new, put our talents towards helping someone else. My son, Connor, a teenage boy who would much rather be playing video games than doing anything involving leaving his room, has found a new love for the 8:30 pavilion service. I remember last year when we returned to the fall schedule, he was disappointed that we were going back inside for worship. So like Connor, get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Chances are you’ll end up enjoying it.

I wish blessings on St. Paul’s this summer, our staff and congregation. I hope everyone finds some time to relax, try something new, and serve this summer.

Hope to see you in Worship.

“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength”

Isaiah 40:31