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ANNUAL CORN ROAST

The Men’s Brotherhood will be hosting the annual Corn Roast on Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are discounted in advance and available for purchase after worship services. Proceeds from this event support the scholarship sponsored by the Men’s Brotherhood.


ST. PAUL’S NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK! 

St. Paul’s Night at The Bowie Baysox will be Friday, August 19th. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. and will be followed by fireworks! Cost is $11 per person over 15 years of age. Members’ children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by an adult, and you must provide a count of the number of children when ordering tickets. For more information, look for the flyers at church, contact Jack Frost at arfrostjr@hotmail.com or 301-725- 2649, see any member of the Men’s Brotherhood or contact the church office. Order tickets by August 7, 2022.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please consider volunteering to help prepare and serve meals for Grassroots Day Resource Center on Saturday, August 20, 2022. Preparing the meal - 4-5 volunteers are needed to prepare lunch for Grassroots, including one person who is Serve-Safe certified. Meal preparation will take place at St. Paul's kitchen from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Serving the meal - 3-4 volunteers are needed to serve lunch at Grassroots Day Resource Center in Jessup, MD from 11:45 am - 2:00 pm. Please contact Sue Bell if you are interested in helping out, or if you have any questions. Thanks in advance for your support!


GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS. 

the service project on Sunday, September 11th, St. Paul’s needs to collect supplies for the hygiene kits that will be assembled. We will need: Washcloths, Bars of soap, Deodorant, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste.  Items will be collected all through July and August. Look for the “God’s work. Our hands.” donation bin in Parish Hall.




Schedule For 12-21 August: 




Friday, August 12


Saturday, August 13

8:00 am - Men’s Brotherhood


Sunday, August 14

8:30 am - Worship in Pavilion

10:00 am - Worship in Sanctuary*


Monday, August 15

8:00 pm - AA/Al-Anon Meetings


Tuesday, August 16

Shift Yoga in Pavilion (9:30, 6:00, 7:15) 


6:30 Annual Corn Roast


Wednesday, August 17


Thursday, August 18

7:00 pm - Worship in Sanctuary* 

7:30-8:30 pm Stewardship Office Hours

Submission Deadline for 8/28 FATA bulletin


Friday, August 19

7:05 pm - St. Paul’s Night at the Baysox


Saturday, August 20

8:30 am - Grassroots Meal Prep


Sunday, August 21

7:30-8:30 am - Stewardship Office Hours

8:30 am - Worship in Pavilion

10:00 am - Worship in Sanctuary*

   


* Indicates a virtual option is available

+ Indicates a virtual option is available for Adults


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



Please make note of our NEW email address!


Email: office@stpaulslutheran.info

Website: stpaulslutheran.info



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.

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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Lutheran

2021 Disaster Response

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


 Lutheran Disaster Response is working with synods in Texas to provide relief and repair to those impacted by the recent winter weather disaster.


If you would like to donate Please click here or the image to the left.


For updates on this and other disasters, follow Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook


For Hurricane Relief:

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


To receive alerts on various situations and the Lutheran response click here.


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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 Studying Mark

Children 9:30 am various platforms


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


Normally:


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 - 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



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!

St. Paul's Lutheran Church - A Congregation of the ELCA



Pastor: Carolyn Shank

Location: 11795 Rte. 216, Fulton, MD

Phone: 301-725-0241

Email:  office@stpaulslutheran.info

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

Sunday School: 9:30 am Adult, and Children  (contact the office for time and virtual platform)




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St. Paul's Community Garden

St. Paul's Community Garden is now accepting applications for 2022. At the last count we have only 3 plots left, so sign up soon if you're interested.


There are a limited number (3) 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 $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 st.paulfulton@gmail.com to receive details, conditions and rules of the use of the garden space for 2021.


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