LIVE OUT YOUR PURPOSE
How can we pray for you?
We have a wonderful prayer chain available to lift up your praises and your petitions. Email Dawn at email@example.com and she will get your prayer requests to the staff and the prayer warriors on the prayer chain. We also have a private prayer group for St. Paul's members on Facebook that you can join to be in prayer with the community.
GRIEFSHARE SUPPORT GROUP-New Dates and times
GriefShare features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future. Please join us for GriefShare (13 sessions) on Saturdays in the library starting on October 31, 2020. Griefshare will meet from 9-11am. For more information and registration options, follow the Growth Tab and click Adult or call the church office.
God Amid Pandemic
Last spring, life changed as we became familiar with terms such as social distancing, flattening the curve and self-quarantining. We could hardly believe the closed schools, businesses and especially churches — just as Holy Week and Easter drew near! The coronavirus ran rampant in the world. Where was God? But as the spread continued, many civic leaders stepped up, calmly informing us of the facts, of actions being taken to mitigate the crisis and of how we could help. Healthcare professionals risked their lives and endured separation from families; teachers drew on astounding stores of creativity to teach online; pastors delivered sermons and lessons to empty sanctuaries as members listened and prayed while living in lockdown. Surely God was present — through them! Then I remembered how God assures us through Isaiah, “Fear not! When you pass through the waters, the fires, yes, even the pandemics of this world, I will be with you” (43:1-2, paraphrased). And Jesus echoes, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20). —Sandy Hyland