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Greetings from St. Paul's!



We are pleased to announce that our new interim pastor for St. Paul's will be the Rev. Michael R. McQuaid, D. Min.



Pastor Mike will be a 3/4-time interim pastor with St. Paul's starting December 1, 2021. He earned his B.A. in Religion from Albright College in 1986, his M. Div. from Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1990 and D. Min. in Youth and Family Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2007.  Pastor Mike accepted his first call in 1990  in Pittsburgh, PA. He returned to his native Maryland in 1994 and has been called to three different congregations since then.



In addition to being a "gentle yet vibrant" minister, Pastor Mike is a husband to Carol, a father to 3 adult children (Meghan, Kayleigh and Ian), and a grandfather to 3 young children (2 grandsons and 1 newborn granddaughter). Pastor Mike and his wife Carol also share their home with 2 Labrador Retrievers, Tucker and Molly.



Please keep Pastor Mike, his family and his flock in your prayers during this transition. While we are eagerly anticipating Pastor Mike's arrival in our community, there is another community that will soon feel his absence.





Schedule For 2 - 12 December: 

          


Thursday, December 2

7:00 pm - Worship in Chapel* 

7:00 pm - Choir Rehearsal in sanctuary

Submission Deadline for 12/12 FATA bulletin


Friday, December 3


Saturday, December 4

9:00 am - Women’s Group

10:00 am - 1:00 pm - PAck 1702 Pinewood Derby


Sunday, December 5

9:00 am - Worship in Sanctuary* 

10:00 am - Sunday School for All Ages


Monday, December 6

7:00 pm - Lutheran Bells

8:00 pm - AA/Al-Anon Meetings in Parish Hall


Tuesday, December 7 7:00 pm - Council Meeting


Wednesday, December 8

7:00 pm - Worship in Chapel* 


Thursday, December 9

7:00 pm - Worship in Chapel* 

7:00 pm - Choir Rehearsal in sanctuary

Submission Deadline for 12/19 FATA bulletin


Friday, December 10


Saturday, December 11

8:00 am - Men’s Brotherhood Sunday, 


December 12

9:00 am - Worship in Sanctuary* 

10:00 am - Sunday School for All Ages

4:00 - 6:00 pm - Caroling Hayride


 * Indicates a Zoom option is available


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

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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 full and not accepting applications for 2021. All the space has been taken. Watch for information in spring of 2022 for the next session April through October.


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 (2022 price subject to change) 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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