25th Sunday of Pentecost and a Holy Baptism and there is usually a children's sermon.
Pastor James FitzGerald
Please remember only one service only at 9:30 AM.
This will continue until December.
Welcome our new 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.
We support Grassroots of Howard County
Sue Bell Council Chair
Many St. Paul's volunteers supported the Saturday, October 21, 2023 Grassroots Day Resource Center (DRC) meal: Pastor Jim, Judy Hewitt, Susan and Kyle Knoerschild, Rose Curtin, Russ and Lori Werner, and Amy and Luke Emad prepared the meal; Pastor Jim, Janet Jew, and Judy Hewitt delivered and served the meal; and Mike Heyser donated apples. The menu included tacos with toppings, rice and beans, salad, fresh fruit (apples and mandarin oranges), apple crisp with ice cream, iced tea, and lemonade. The meal was very well received and fed approximately 70 people at Grassroots DRC in Jessup, MD. Leftover food was taken to Grassroot Crisis Center in Columbia (enough side dishes to feed an additional 20 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.
Presently we are holding a food drive until December 10th. Most needed items:
Holiday food baskets:
- Mashed potato mix
- Canned yams/sweet potatoes
- Cranberry sauce
- Stuffing mxi
- Gravy/gravy mix
- Canned soup
- Peanut Butter
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Pasta sauce
- Gelatin and / or pudding
- Cake/brownie mix and frosting
- Hot chocolate mix
- Mini marshmallows
Food items will be used for Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for local families in need. Thank you in advance for your generous support. [Note: boxed or canned goods are safer than glass jars, which can break during the transport process. ]
Grassroots Saturday, December 16th. Help is needed at 8:30 at St. Paul's with meal preparation and serving at the center at 11:30 am. We do this every other month.
Also, during December, we will be working on the Salvation Army Angel Tree. If you're interested in supporting a needy child by purchasing Christmas gifts and clothing, please see the information in the Parish Hall. Please take a tag with the child's wish list and fill out the sign-up sheet with your name, phone number and email address. This year we are sponsoring 17 children though the Angel Tree Program. Please bring gifts to the church no later than Sunday, December 10th. Thank you in advance for your support.
A new Confirmation class now with Pastor Jim (formerly Pastor Joe was leading) 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 Barbara Ball.
Congratulations to this year's confirmand Luke Emad!
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(firstname.lastname@example.org), Kerry Griffin (email@example.com) or the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for your free copy or to purchase additional copies.
Schedule For - 19 November to 26 November:
Sunday, November 19th 25th of Pentecost
9:30 am - Worship in the Sanctuary1 plus Baptism (Meet our new Pastor Jim)
10:30 am Sunday School
Monday, November 20th
AA Meeting 7:00pm
Tuesday, November 21st
Wednesday, November 22nd
7:00 pm Thanksgiving Eve Service
Thursday, November 23rd
Friday, November 24th
Saturday, November 25th
Sunday, November 26th Christ the King Sunday
9:30 am Worship in the Sanctuary*
10:30 am Sunday School
* 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 and will be trying it this Sunday. 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.
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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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive details, conditions and rules of the use of the garden space for 2023!
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!
St. Paul's Lutheran Church - A Congregation of the ELCA
Pastor: James FitzGearld
Location: 11795 Rte. 216, Fulton, MD
Sunday Service: 8:30 am | 11 am Regular Schedule
9:30 am Summer Schedule began18 June ends in December
Sunday School: 10:30 am Adult, and Children (contact the office for more details. )