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St. Paul's Lutheran   CHURCH

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St. Paul's COVID-19 Response

Greetings in the name of Christ.


We find ourselves in an uncertain time. As I am sure you have heard more and more about COVID-19 Coronavirus. I have been following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) , Howard County Health Department (HCHD), Howard County Schools (HCPSS), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (Bishop Eaton's Statement)  and Delaware-Maryland Synod (Bishop Ghol statement) as resources to follow what is going on as we endure for the potential for more widespread illness.

While our building is closed at this time due to the COVID-19 corona virus, our congregation continues to be active thanks to technology! Please check back here and check out our social media accounts (links at the bottom of the page) for updates about online worship opportunities.

We are also praying for our community and world in the midst of this! 

Schedule until further notice for September: 

  • St. Paul's building is still closed. Please do not stop by!

  • Wednesdays - Morning Prayer via Zoom with Pastor Dave 6:30 am
  • Wednesdays - Bible Study (Psalms) via Zoom with Pastor Carolyn 6 pm
  • Thursdays - service will still be conducted on-line 7 pm via Zoom
  • Sundays - We will hold Services 8:30 am and 11 am on-line via Zoom
  • Sundays - 9:30 am Adult Sunday School via Zoom
  • Children's Sunday School has resumed for the 20-21 session. Email  the church office st.paulfulton@gmail.com for details
  • Email the Church office to receive the Zoom invite to any of the activities or worship. (The response is automated on weekends.)

Advice to Flatten the Curve

  • If you are sick, or have been caring for sick people, stay home!
  • If you are in a high risk category for the virus, please to stay home.
  • Please socially distance yourself as a precaution, that too, is a faithful response.


Pastor Carolyn

Children's Sermon Continues for 2020

The Children's Sermon during worship will continue in 2020. This will be a special time for all children to come forward and participate in our worship service by listening to a message just for them in addition to our regular Sermon.

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Go to the people of all nations and make them my disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to do everything I have told you. I will be with you always, even until the end of the earth.

If you would like more information about our church, please feel free to e-mail us at: st.paulfulton@gmail.com

Click (here) to see our Worship Schedule

Click (here) to see our Devotions Schedule

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New Bible Study Group

Meets every Wednesday at 6 pm during COVID-19

Join us each Wednesday as we study the "Laments from the Bible" at 6 pm on Zoom. You are welcome to email the church office st.paulfulton@gmail.com to receive the Zoom invite.

Listen to our SERMONS

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Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

Our altar window above

"Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again. Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Sleep and take your rest later on. See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand."

Matthew 26:36-56

Requested Hymns

Click here to listen to hymns  requested by our members

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Pr. Dave's Installation

On the afternoon of August 26, 2018 we welcomed Bishop Gohl to install Pr. Dave officially as our associate pastor.

On the evening of September 12, 2019 at 7 pm in the Main Sanctuary Pastor Dave was ordained as a Lutheran Pastor. There was a rainbow over the church before the service and a massive traffic jam, but it was a beautiful and meaningful service.

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Pastor Dave's 2019 Ordination

It was a wonderful and moving service with Pastor Dave's family and friends present. 

Congratulations Pastor Dave!

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2020 Disaster Response

Please pray for the victims that God may comfort them during their time of need and loss. 

If you would like to give you may click here and download a mail-in  donation form from the ELCA website.

If you wish to give on-line you may click here and be taken to the ELCA donation page.

To receive alerts on the situation and the Lutheran response click here.

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US Tornadoes

On March 3, 2019, powerful tornados hit Alabama, Georgia and Florida, causing widespread destruction. At least 23 people have died in Lee County Alabama and others are still unaccounted for. More than 1,000 homes have been damaged, and thousands of people have lost power.

Lutheran Disaster Response is working with those in the impacted state, including partnering with the congregations in the Southeastern Synod to respond with immediate relief. A gift to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for “US Tornados” will be used to help those affected by tornadoes until the response is complete. Together, we can provide immediate and long-lasting support.

Please give today. Give through your congregation or make out a check to Lutheran Disaster Response and send to: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ELCA Gift Processing Center PO Box 1809, Merrifield, VA 22116-8009 and write on the memo line “US Tornados DDG0020” or “Where needed Most DDG0010”

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"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me."

King James Matthew 25:40

Sunday School

Children and Adult

During COVID-19 on-line via Zoom

Adult Sunday 9:30 am Zoom

Children Monday 11 am via Zoom (On summer break, return September 27th contact the church for more information)

Email the church office st.paulfulton@gmail.com to receive the Zoom invite.


Sunday School is offered from September  through June on Sunday mornings from 9:45 am to 10:45 am. We offer classes for children from 3 years old through 12th grade. Children learn about God through Bible stories, music, discussion, and crafts.


Adult Sunday School - New for the 2017-18  continues for the 2019-20 session. Once again the adult class is lead by Pastor Dave Shank (Pastor Carolyn's husband) All adults are welcome to join a discussion group from 9:45 am-10:45 am on Sundays in the Parish Hall. (Regular Worship Schedule). The class also meets  at 9:15 am during our (Summer Schedule)! This is a year round class. Currently we are on the Regular Worship Schedule

We will be discussing the book, "The Story" (on hold due to COVID-19)

Pastor Dave has a M.A.R. in Systematic Theology from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and Yale Divinity School and an M.DIV from Wesley Theological Seminary. His thesis at Gettysburg was focused on Bonhoeffer's work and now is a Lutheran Pastor!

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St. Paul's Prayer Labyrinth

Located in the field behind the pavilion, is the Prayer Labyrinth walk which was an Eagle Scout Project of one of our youth.

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A Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church is a vibrant, caring, growing congregation located in heart of Fulton, MD halfway between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC.

We are glad you found us!

Pastor: Carolyn Shank

Location: 11795 Rte. 216, Fulton, MD

Phone: 301-725-0241

Email: st.paulfulton@gmail.com

Sunday Service: 8:30 am | 11 am Regular Schedule

Sunday School: 9:30 am Adult, and Children

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St. Paul's Community Garden

St. Paul's Community Garden is now open and accepting applications for 2020. There are a limited number of vegetable garden plots available. Plots sizes are 8'x28' and 4'-6'' x 28'. Plots maybe shared as long as all parties are identified and agree to keep the plot in order and abide by the rules.

Prices are $50 per season for 8'x28' and 4'-6"x28' are $25. There is an additional requirement to volunteer for one hour per month April through October of community service. If desired an additional fee of $30 maybe paid with the application in lieu of providing the hour of community service April through October for a total of 7 hours. A discount of $10 is available to members of St. Paul's

Please email the church office st.paulfulton@gmail.com to receive the 2020 application, details, conditions and rules of the use of the garden space.

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