The Children's Sermon during worship will continue in 2019. 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.
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."
On March 3rd, 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 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 2018- 2019 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.
The group studied Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book, "Life Together". Then started a new book. Richard Foster's "Celebration of Discipline" during the 2017-2018 school year. Currently for the 2018-2019 school year the group is engaged in discussing several short study topics. The plan for this year during our summer schedule is to study "A New Kind of Christian" a book by Brian McLauren.
The book is a fictional conversation between a Pastor's daughter and her science teacher and explores some of the topics the Church of today is facing in the modern error. Christianity as more of a daily interaction with God and this interaction being more important than doctrine correctness.
The group will be meeting this summer outside on the parsonage patio.
For information on getting the book, please email the church office, place a note on the "Welcome Sheet" and drop it in the offering plate on Sunday, or contact Pastor Dave.
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!
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
Sunday Service: 8:30 am | 10 am Summer Schedule
Sunday School: 9:45 am Adult and Children Regular Schedule (Adults only during Summer, Time: 9:15am)