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Vacation Bible School Registration

VBS this year will be from July 22-26 at 9am-12:15pm. The registration fee for this year is $25 per child with a household limit of $50. If you are interested in registering your child please register using this link: https://vbsmate.com/events/stpaulsfulton/28797. We are accepting children going into kindergarten to upcoming fifth graders. We hope to see you there!

 

We are also asking for donations of juice boxes, water bottles and snacks to keep our children hydrated and energized throughout the morning. 

 

We are still looking for VBS volunteers to build an exciting week for our students! We need group leaders, station leaders, AV and technical help, youth helpers, decorators and more. You can register to volunteer using the same link.

Disaster Response

In response to the recent tragedy that Baltimore City experienced we are called to help through prayer and financial support. One opportunity to help is through Seafarers International House. 

Pease make sure to note Baltimore Port Ministry

Donations can be made directly for Baltimore International Seafarers Center

1430 Wallace Street Baltimore, MD 21230

Sunday Service 9:30am

July 14th, 7th Sunday of Pentecost

Pastor James

There will be a children's sermon.

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Current Schedule !

Please remember only one service at 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary.

Next Sunday, July 14th we will worship inside in the sanctuary and continue alternating outside and inside worship until September 1st.

Pavilion        Sanctuary

  July 7            July 14

July 21           July 28

August 4             August 11

August 18          August 25

                                             September 1


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Welcome our Lead Pastor James FitzGerald

 He grew up in Mount Airy, Maryland. He earned a Master of Divinity from United Lutheran Seminary, a Master of Arts in Education from Albright College, and Bachelor of Arts in History from Albright College. He comes to us having completed his internship at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and Trinity Lutheran Church in Rouzerville, Pennsylvania. His favorite part of ministry is preaching and teaching, and is skilled at working with children and youth.


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Featuring


Reminders:

  • Tuesday, July 16th 6 pm Vacation Bible school meeting
  • Vacation Bible School - Celebrate the Savior July 22-26th
  • Christian Education Meeting after worship August 4th
  • Evangelism Meeting after worship August 11th
  • Corn Roast, Tuesday, August 13th
  • Senior Fellowship resumes September 17th
  • Holiday Bazaar coming October 19 - for more information click here.

  • For our complete schedule and detailed information click here

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SENIOR FELLOWSHIP

We are on summer break until our next Senior Fellowship is September 17th at 11:30 am. Anyone 60 or older is invited to join us. Have a great summer and hope to see you in the fall.

 

 If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Joe and Cathy Dymek (jcdymek@verizon.net or 410-531-1057). For more information, please click here for the 2023-2024 Schedule.


Our cookbook, organized by Senior Fellowship, has been submitted to the printing company will go into production very soon.  We will let you know when you are able to purchase them. Thank you to all who contributed your wonderful, favorite recipes! 



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Outreach

We support Grassroots of Howard County

Sue Bell Council Chair

St. Paul's Volunteers - You Make a Difference!


Grassroots Meal

 

Many St. Paul's volunteers supported the Saturday, June 15, 2024 Grassroots Day Resource Center (DRC) meal:  Sally Murphy and Karen Jennings purchased the food for the meal; Betty Kerwin, Russ Werner, Sally Murphy, and Judy Hewitt prepared the meal; and Karen Jennings, Janey Jew, Randy Arndt, and Bret Hassel delivered and served the meal. The menu included chicken and cheese enchiladas, cilantro lime rice, black beans, salad, fresh fruit, cookies, iced tea, and lemonade. The meal was very well received and fed approximately 70 people at Grassroots DRC in Jessup, MD. Leftover food was kept at Grassroot DRC to provide "protein pack" meals for an additional 25 people.

 

Thank you very much to all the volunteers who helped make this meal a great success! Your efforts not only provided a delicious, warm meal, but sent a message of kindness and hope to our community members in need.


see this month's newsletter for details  

 

The next Grassroots Meal is Saturday, August 17th. If you are interested in helping, please sign up using Sign-up Genius (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D45ADAA2DA0FCC07-49766230-splc#/)

or contact me (sue@stpaulslutheran.info).

 

St. Paul's Summer Community Outreach Activities

 

St. Paul's is holding a summer drive to collect a variety of essential and toiletry items in support of two local charities: 

Helping Up Mission in Baltimore, MD - Women's Hope Tote Campaign

On the Move Homeless Outreach in Baltimore, MD - Hygiene Kits for the Homeless

Items will be collected for both charities throughout the summer from June - August 2024. We will hold a congregation-wide service project to assemble hygiene kits during God's Work Our Hands Service Sunday, 9/8/2024.  

 

The most needed items for the Women's Hope Tote Campaign are:

Backpacks

Large towels

Journals and Planners

Shampoo and Conditioner

Body Lotion

Hairbrushes

Body Wash

PJs

Underwear (any size)

Leggings (any size)

Nursing Bras

Diapers (Size 1 & 3)

Baby lotion

Baby wipes

 

The most needed items for the Hygiene Kits for On the Move Homeless Outreach are:

Toothpaste

Toothbrushes

Deodorant (men's and women's)

Shampoo

Bars of soap

Razors

Shaving cream

Panty liners

 

Please place your donated items (new) in the marked bins in the Parish Hall.  These items will send a message of kindness, compassion, and hope to needy community members in the Baltimore region. Please reach out to me via email (sue@stpaulslutheran.info) if you are interested in sponsoring a Thrivent Grant to support these outreach activities. 

 

Thanks in advance for your support!

 


Upcoming Grassroots meals:


Saturday, August 17. 2024 - Volunteers are needed to help prep and serve the meal. Please email Sue if you're interested in helping (sue@stpaulslutheran.info)


New Social Outreach Opportunity

We are excited to announce that Saint Paul's will be partnering with Mt. Zion Methodist Church Monthly Food Pantry Distribution Program. Food donations can be dropped off in the baskets locate in the Narthex. Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Packets, Cereal and Canned Tuna Fish, Meats, Spaghettios etc. are most needed. Please be sure to check the expiration dates on your donations. Thank you for your support.


VBS Giving Tree is coming

Be on the lookout for our VBS Giving Tree in the Parish Hall. On our VBS Giving Tree are tags with needed items for July's program. Please consider taking a tag and purchasing the item and then placing it at the base of the tree. Thank you for supporting our volunteers and the children as we Celebrate the Savior at VBS July 22nd.


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CONFIRMATION CLASS INFORMATION

A new Confirmation class now with Pastor Jim is forming. The evening portion will occur the first and third Sundays of the month beginning soon! Sunday school class is from 10:30am - 11:15am. Anyone interested in the confirmation class please contact Erik Domaas.


Congratulations to the class of 2024: Joseph Valentino, Dominic George Rende, Jonathon Beckstrom and Maddox August.


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ARCHIVES

ST. PAUL'S HISTORIC BOOK

We provide one copy per family free of charge, but please consider making a contribution to the Archives; it would be greatly appreciated. Additional copies will be available for $25. Please contact Cathy Dymek(jcdymek@verizon.net), Kerry Griffin (kerrygriffin@verizon.net) or the church office (office@stpaulslutheran.info) for your free copy or to purchase additional copies.

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What is happening at St. Paul's

Schedule For -  14 July - 21 July: 


Sunday, July 14th Worship in the Sanctuary - Eighth Sunday of Pentecost

     9:30 am - Worship inside*1 plus Children's Sermon

    10:45am No Sunday School till fall

   

Monday, July 15th

AA meeting 7pm

     

Tuesday, July 16th

                

Wednesday, July 17th

  7:00 pm - Bible Study 2nd Samuel

    

Thursday, July 18th - Chapel

  7:00 pm - Worship* 9th Sunday of Pentecost

  7:00 pm - Choir rehearsal


Friday, July 19th


Saturday, July 20th

        

Sunday, July 21st, Nineth Sunday of Pentecost

    

    9:30 am Worship indoors in the Pavilion* 

   10:45 am No Sunday School till fall

   

          



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* Indicates a virtual option is available

+ Indicates a virtual option is available for Adults

1 We have put in place new equipment for Zoom in the Sanctuary. We believe this has solved the issues we were having. Please join us on Zoom if your unable to attend in person. 


Email the Church office to receive the Zoom invite to any of the activities or worship. (The response is automated on weekends.)

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: office@stpaulslutheran.info


Click (here) to see our Worship Schedule

Click (here) to see our Events Schedule


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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

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Requested Hymns

Click here to listen to hymns  requested by our members


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Community Garden 2024

St. Paul's Community Garden had another successful year in 2023!


2024 Garden plots are 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.


2022 prices were $40 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 office@stpaulslutheran.info to receive details, conditions and rules of the use of the garden space for 2024!

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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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St. Paul's Lutheran Church

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

We are glad you found us!


Pastor: James FitzGearld

Location: 11795 Rte. 216, Fulton, MD

Phone: 301-725-0241

Email:  office@stpaulslutheran.info

Worship Services: 

9:30am Sunday

7:00pm Thursday


Sunday School: 10:45 am Adult, and Children (contact the office for more details. )




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