Recent & Upcoming Events

 

Exploring Faith Series

Begins Sunday, September 10, 2017  -  from 9:15am-10:15am

    This six week series for adults, beginning on Sunday, September 10 at 9:15am, provides an overview of the Bible, God, Christianity, the United Church of Christ, and St. Paul’s UCC.  There is no fee to participate.  You do not need to attend all six classes (we will be happy to welcome you on the days you can attend).  Although, this is also used as our new member class, there is no pressure to join upon completing the class.  Childcare is available.

    Topics covered in the class include:

     +    Why we use the Bible
     +    How to study the Bible
     +    Belief in God and Jesus
     +    Prayer
     +    Worship
     +    What is the UCC?
     +    Creeds and Statements of Faith
     +    SafeConduct Policies (keeping kids safe)
     +    Spiritual Gifts
     +    Sacraments: Baptism and Communion
     +    and more....

    Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged, to help make sure we have sufficient numbers of materials for everyone.  To pre-register, please contact the church office at office@sprucc.org or 610-621-5770.

 

 

 

Confirmation Program

Sunday, September 10 at 6:00pm

      Our next Confirmation Class Program will begin this coming September.  Tentatively, the first class of the school year will be on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 6:00-7:30pm.  Parents/Guardians should attend this first meeting with their student.  We are planning to have the class about every other Sunday beginning in September.

     The confirmation rite is the affirmation of the baptismal vows, where teens and young adults affirm that they would indeed like to be a baptized disciple of Jesus Christ.  The confirmation program prepares youth for making the decision to affirm or reject the vows made for them at the time of their baptism (or if they were not previously baptized, to discern whether or not they would now like to become baptized).
     The recommended age to begin the confirmation program is the beginning of 8th grade.  Youth as young as 7th grade can also sign up.  Youth and young adults in 9th grade or older are also very much welcome.

     To sign up for the class, please contact the church office at 610-621-5770 or Office@sprucc.org.   For more information, please contact Pastor Ben Motz at 610-621-5770 or PastorMotz@sprucc.org.
    We are also in need of adult supervision for the class, as the Pastor cannot teach the class without another adult present.  If you would like to help, please contact Elsa Wertz (Christian Education Vice Chair), Denise Unger (Christian Education Consistory liaison), or Pastor Ben Motz, and please be sure to complete the SafeConduct process including submitting clearances.

 

 

 

Called To Care

Session 1 of 7:  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm
Session 2 of 7:  Monday, June 5, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm
Session 3 of 7:  Wednesday, July 5 from 6:00-8:00pm
Session 4 of 7:  Wednesday, September 13 from 6:00-8:00pm
Session 5 of 7:  Wednesday, September 27 from 6:00-8:00pm

Session 6 of 7:  Wednesday, October 25 from 7:30-9:00pm

Session 7 of 7:  Monday, October 30 from 6:00-8:00pm

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     “Called To Care” is the UCC program for lay church members to minister to the sick, hospitalized, grieving, and others in need.  There are seven training sessions in this program.  Our next training session will be on Wednesday, September 13 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Upper Room (the upstairs conference room).

     Any member of St. Paul's UCC who is interested in participating in our visitation ministry is invited and encouraged to come to this training session (even if you missed the first session).  You can attend this  session without committing to be on the visitation ministry team.  There is no fee to participate.  We will be offering the first session again, for those who missed it the first time.

     Pre-registration is not needed but encouraged.  To help us make sure we have enough materials prepared please use the sign up sheet in the narthex hallway or contact the church office at office@sprucc.org or 610-621-5770.

     For more detailed information, click on this last month's Called To Care article link, see the article in the May and June 2017 issue of The Herald, and/or contact Pastor Ben Motz at PastorMotz@sprucc.org or 610-621-5770.




 

Soup & Such  and  St. Paul's Clothing Closet

Thursday, September 14  &  September 28, 2017  -  from 4:00-6:00pm

 

Thursday, October 12  &  October 26, 2017  -  from 4:00-6:00pm

 

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     Twice a month St. Paul's UCC offers "Soup & Such" and the "St. Paul's Clothing Closet."

 

     Soup & Such is a free meal for all served from 4:00-6:00pm. 

 

          (Volunteers are welcome to come and help prepare and set up at 2:00pm).

 

     St. Paul's Clothing Closet offers a free bag of gently used children's clothing from 4:00-6:00pm. 

 

More Information

 

     You can click on this Soup & Such link for more information and for this year's schedule, or contact coordinator Claudette Mettin.

 

     You can click on this St. Paul's Clothing Closet for more information, or contact coordinator Robin Henning.  We are continually looking for donations of gently used children's clothing.


 

 

Youth Group Meetings

2nd & Last Thursdays of the Month from 6:00-7:00pm

Thursday, September 14 & 28 from 6:00-7:00pm

Thursday, October 12 & 26 from 6:00-7:00pm

      Looking for a safe and fun environment for your tweens and teens to grow in faith and friendships?  Our youth gather twice a month on the 2nd and last Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:00pm.  We will have games, prayer, building of supportive friendships, and learning how to lead themselves and one another.  

     Our youth fellowship gatherings intentionally follows our “Soup & Such” schedule, so for those who would like to do so, you and your family can have a free meal between 4:00-6:00pm on those evenings.  Which means, one less meal to plan and the opportunity to socialize while enjoying a meal.

     During these gatherings the youth will also be learning how to plan special monthly activities.  We have a special activity about once a month, which includes a balance of fun activities (such as rock climbing, laser tag, and snow sports); mission outreach (such as support of Crop Walk, the Conrad Weiser Food Pantry, Soup & Such, and St. Paul’s Clothing Closet); education (PRAY - national religious award program, trip to the zoo, and visiting the Islamic Center of Reading); and more.
     FREE - There is no fee to participate in the regular gatherings.  You do not need to be a member of the church, and you do not need to make a faith or church commitment to participate.

     For more information, please contact Elsa Wertz, chair of the Christian Education Committee or any member of the committee.

 

 

 

Reclaiming the Great Commission & Five Year Growth Plan

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Thursday, September 14 at 7:00pm

    As part of the Five Year Growth Plan, we have adopted the Missional Approach as our philosophy to evangelism and church growth.  The Missional Approach to evangelism and church growth is all about reclaiming the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) and living out the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-39; Mark 12:28-31; and Luke 10:27).  Our Five Year Growth Plan is about growing spiritually, as well as numerically in the number of persons we are better able to share God's love and grace through our words and actions.

    Pastor Ben will be offering a workshop on the Missional Approach and our Five Year Growth Plan on Thursday, July 25 from 7:00-9:00pm.  As part of the Five Year Growth Plan, all Consistory members and Standing Committee Chairpersons (as well as other leaders) should attend one of these workshops at least once every two years.  This free workshop is not just for leaders, but is open to all members and visitors alike.

     Preregistration is encouraged, so that we can have enough materials photocopied in advance.  To register, please use the sign up sheet in the hallway or contact the church office at office@sprucc.org" data-mce-href="mailto:office@sprucc.org">office@sprucc.orgor 610-621-5770.

     Please note: This workshop is a repeat of the one offered earlier this year on Tuesday, January 31, to give those who were not able to attend that workshop another opportunity to participate.

 

 

 

Faith Sharing - Islam - Inspirational Newsmaker

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 10:25am

ICORPA 20170519_185034     This past spring our youth group took a field trip to the Islamic Center of Reading (ICORPA), where we were very warmly received with great hospitality by their congregation.  Our youth learned much about how Muslims practice their faith.  Bridges of mutual respect, understanding, and familiarity were built upon.  Our great thanks to ICORPA for their warm and generous hospitality.  To learn more about that visit, click on this Visit to the Islamic Center of Reading link.

     To continue to help build bridges between faith communities, we have invited the President of the Islamic Center of Reading, Elsayed “Steve” ElMarzouky, to join us as our guest speaker on Sunday, September 17 during our 10:25am worship service.  Earlier this year, The Reading Eagle called Steve an “Inspirational Newsmaker of the Year.”  We look forward to extending to him the warm hospitality he and his congregation so generously extended to us.

     The United Church of Christ is an ecumenically minded denomination, which seeks to bring humanity closer to oneness with each other and with God (beyond our differences in terms, doctrines, and rituals).  This is just one way we strive to live out that ministry of peace, love, collaboration, and sharing.

 

 

 

Ketchup Sunday

Catching Up With Our Church Family after Summer Vacations

Bring Some Green - We’ll Have Some Red

Sunday, September 24, 2017

     Our annual fellowship celebration - Ketchup Sunday - will be on Sunday, September 24.  We will have a light lunch in the fellowship hall after worship, when you can catch-up with your fellow church members after returning from our various and varied summer vacation experiences.

     Additionally, while on vacation, you may have accumulated some unused offering envelopes in your packet over the summer months.  On September 24 bring along with you any unused envelopes in your offering envelope packet from January through August, insert some green cash in them (or checks), place them in the offering plate, and “catch-up” with your offering.  Stick around for food and fellowship after worship, and we will have some red ketchup for on your hotdog, while we "catch-up" with one another following our summer vacations.

     You are invited to bring a side or a dessert to share with others.

     If you can’t make it on September 24 bring your envelopes with you the following week, or simply mail them to the following address:
             St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
             attn: Ketchup
             301 West Penn Avenue
             Robesonia, PA 19551

      For more information about Ketchup Sunday or about bringing a side or dessert, see the September issue of The Herald (our montly newsletter) and/or contact any of the Consistory Deacons, including Steve Miller (Head Deacon), Georgianna Hildebrand, Denise Unger, or Lynelle Heimbach.

 

 

 

 

Community Church Blood Drive

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - from 2:00pm-7:00pm

MillerKeystone     On Tuesday, September 26 the Robesonia Community Church Blood Drive will be hosted by St. Daniel's ELCA in Robesonia from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.  Please call St. Paul's at 610-621-5770 for information on how to make an appointment.

     For more information about this ministry and the scheduled blood drives, you can click on this Robesonia Community Blood Drive link.

Blood Drive Schedule:

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 2:00pm-7:00pm

        at St. Daniel's ELCA, Robesonia
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 2:00pm-7:00pm
        at Trinity ELCA, Robesonia
    April 2018 - TBD
            at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Robesonia
    June 2018 - TBD
        at St. Paul's UCC, Robesonia

 

 

 

World Communion Sunday

 Sunday, October 1 at 10:25am

      Join with us, as we join with Christians throughout the world to share in our common unity with Christ through the breaking of the bread and the pouring of the wine.

     Communion will be served in the pews on this Sunday.



 

Mind, Body, & Spirit - After School Program

Resumes Tuesdays in October - TBD

MBS 20160510_155631    The Mind, Body, & Spirit (MB&S) after school program of the Conrad Weiser Ministerium will resume on a Tuesday afternoon this October from 3:30-5:00pm at Conrad Weiser West Elementary for 3rd and 4th graders.
    MB&S includes structured fun physical activity, healthy snack, craft, music, prayer, a positive faith based message, and educational support (help with reading, writing, and arithmetic).
    For more information click on this MB&S link, or simply contact the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org and we would be happy to send you the latest MB&S brochure.  To volunteer to help with this program, please contact Christian Education Vice Chairperson, Elsa Wertz.

 

 

 

Healing Service

Sunday, October 8 at 10:25am

AnnointingOilCross     On Sunday, October 8 during the 10:25am worship service we will share in a time of Prayers of Healing.  We will especially be mindful of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas and victims of the recent hurricanes and earthquakes.

     For those who may have attended one of our healing services before, what takes place is....   During the healing service portion of the worship service, for those who would like to participate in the healing service, there will be four options in how to participate in the Prayers of Healing, including: (1) opportunity to light a candle(s) for yourself or another(s); (2) the opportunity to come forward to kneel and pray nearer the altar at the chancel rail in the midst of a loving congregation; (3) the opportunity to be prayed for and annointed with oil by the pastor and elder; (4) the opportunity to simply remain in your pew; and/or (5) a combination of any of those four.  All are welcome to come and be prayed for during this rite of healing -- members and visitors alike are welcome.

     In addition, we would be happy to add you to our church's Prayer List or Prayer Chain -- members and nonmembers alike, as we seek to be a community of healing, where all may know the living presence of our loving God and where all may know that they need not journey through the challenges and tribulations of life alone.  We pray for God's healing of body, mind, spirit, and relationship; seeking healing according to God's will and wisdom for each of us.

    For more information about our periodic healing services, please contact the Worship Committee (Worship Committee Chairperson Claudette Mettin or Worship CommitteeConsistory Liaison Lynelle Heimbach) or the Pastor.

 

 

 

Jack Frost Parade - Float Building

Thursday, September 28 at 6:00pm - Design Selection

Thursday, October 12 at 6:00pm - Float Building

Sunday, October 15 from 12:00-2:00pm - Float Building

Thursday, October 19 at 6:00pm - Float Building

Sunday, October 22 from 12:30-2:00pm - Float Building

Thursday, October 26 at 6:00pm - Float Building

     The building of our Jack Frost Parade float has begun.  This year's float is being designed and built by our Youth Fellowship Group.  As such, you do need your clearances and related paperwork completed and submitted to Elsa Wertz or Denise Unger to help the youth in the building of the float.

 

 

 

Men's Fellowship Breakfast

2nd Saturday of the Month

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8:30am - CANCELLED

     The October 14 Men's Fellowship Breakfast has been cancelled.  Instead persons are invited to help paint rooms in the parsonage on Saturday, October 14.  For more information about how you can help paint, please contact Property Committee Chairperson, Jon Henning.



 

 

 

Harvest Home

Sunday, October 15 at 9:25am

     Our Annual Harvest Home Worship Service will be on Sunday, October 15 during the 9:25am worship time.  For more information about the worship service, please contact the Worship Committee (Worship Committee Chairperson Claudette Mettin or Worship CommitteeConsistory Liaison Lynelle Heimbach).

   For more information about Harvest Home food donations, please contact the Mission Committee Vice Chairperson Georgianna Hildebrand.




 

Climbing Higher in Faith - Celebration Luncheon

Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 11:45am

     More information coming soon.

     For more information, please contact the Consistory Deacons: Steve Miller, Head Deacon; Georgianna Hildebrand; Denise Unger; or Lynelle Heimbach.

 

 

 

 

 

Reformation Sunday

Sunday, October 29 at 9:25am

     Our annual worship celebration of the Reformation takes place on the last Sunday in October.  This year that will be Sunday, October 29 at 9:25am.

 

 

 

Reformation - 500th Anniversary

Sunday, October 29 at 4:30pm - tentative

     This year is the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  The Worship Committee is planning on leading us in celebrating this milestone with a German dinner and a Reformation themed movie.

     Tentatively, the schedule will be:

          4:30pm - Gather and Setup

          5:00pm - Prayer and a Meal

(You are invited to bring food for a potluck dinner.

As the Reformation began in Germany, you are especially invited to bring German food).

         6:00pm - Movie on the big screen in Miller Fellowship Hall

Tentatively, the selected movie will be the popular movie "Luther," a 2003 film, partially funded by Thrivent for Lutherans, rated PG-13, and approximately 2 hours long.

         8:05pm - Concluding Prayer

     For more information about this celebration, including what to bring and how you can help to set up, please contact the Worship Committee (Worship Committee Chairperson Claudette Mettin or Worship CommitteeConsistory Liaison Lynelle Heimbach).


 


Trick or Treating - Come for a Treat

Tuesday, October 31, 2016 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm - tentative date/time

     Stop by the front of the church building on Robesonia's Trick or Treat Night.  We will post the date and times here once they are set by the borough.  Tentatively we are expecting Trick or Treat Night to be on Tuesday, October 31 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm (based on last year's schedule).

     We are inviting members to donate candy in advance for us to hand out.  With the bags of candy, we will be including a small flyer sharing with some of the ministries within our church that might be of interest to young trick or treaters.  We are also looking for persons to help hand out the candy, decorate the front of the church for the evening, and help take down the decorations afterwards.  If you would be interested in helping with any of that, please contact the Evangelism Committee leadership: Robin Henning (chair) or Geri Gammel (vice chair).




All Saints Sunday

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 10:25am

    Join us on this day for our annual rememberance and celebration of all the saints of the church, and a special rememberance of the members of St. Paul's UCC who passed away since last year's All Saints' Sunday.

 

About All Saints Day

    November 1 is All Saints Day, which is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of November.
    The custom of commemorating all of the martyrs of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century.  Our All Saints Day celebration commemorates not only all the martyrs but all the people of God, living and dead, who form the mystical body of Christ.  Today we like many congregations remember our members who have died during the past year, and we celebrate their entrance into the Church Triumphant.

    All Saints Sunday celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who make up the body of Christ.  With thanksgiving we remember all the faithful departed, especially those most dear to us who have died.  Even in the midst of loss and grief God wipes away the tears from our eyes and makes all things new.

 

 

 

 

Jack Frost Parade

Sunday, November 5 at 3:00pm

JFP-2016 101     Robesonia holds its annual Jack Frost Parade on the first Sunday of November.  The parade begins at the Conrad Weiser Middle School, goes along Penn Avenue toward St. Paul’s UCC (turning at the Sunoco gas station), and then ends at Trinity Lutheran Church in Robesonia.
     Last year our teenagers designed and built a Star Wars themed float for the parade.  Our youth group will begin planning this year’s float this coming September.  Youth are invited to join us at our bi-monthly meetings to help with the planning.
    You can see pictures from previous year's parades, by clicking on the following links:

         Jack Frost Parade - 2016 - Star Wars Theme: Faith Wars - Episode II - The Battle Within

               A related event: 2016 Star Wars Worship Service

         Jack Frost Parade - 2015 - "Something's Cooking at St. Paul's"

         Jack Frost Parade - 2014 - "Fishers of Men"

         Jack Frost Parade - 2013 - First Year of the Parade

 

 

 

PSEC Fall Youth Event

Friday, November 10 -- Sunday, November 12, 2017

Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 29, 2017

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“Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called”

  ~ 1 Timothy 6:12a

Registration:

The Registration Deadline is October 29th.  You must register through the conference website at www.psec.org or by contacting the conference office.  The event is open to Youth grades: 7-12.  Please be sure to complete the attached Medical, Assumption of Risks and Permission Form.  A signed form is required for all youth participants and may be turned in upon arrival at the event.  Please do not email forms in advance.

To register for this event, click on this PSEC 2017 Fall Youth Event Registration link.
For an overview, pack list, daily schedule outline, and medical form, click on this PSEC 2017 FYE Overview, Information, and Medical Form link.

Event Start & End Times: 

Arrivals & registrations begin at 5:00pm on Friday, November 10, 2017. 

The event will conclude around 12:00noon on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Costs: 

The cost of the event itself is $90.00, which covers meals, lodging, events, and activities.   Payment by credit card is now required.

Location & Emergency Contacts:

South Mountain YMCA Camp (Camp Conrad Weiser)                      
Cushion Peak Road, Reinholds, PA 17569

Camp Office:  610-670-2267

 

 

 

Rock Climbing at Reading Rocks

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     The Youth Group is planning on going rock climbing at Reading Rocks in November.  There are no details yet.  Look here for more information in the future.

 

 

 

 

Christkindlmarkt - Artisans & Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, November 18 from 9:00am - 2:00pm

CmasB-2015 002     Our annual Christmas Bazaar includes the work of local juried artisans and craftsmen.  
     There will be Christmas decorations, gifts, attic treasures (flea market/yard sale items), and a large basket raffle.
     We will have baked goods, homemade candies, various preserves, chow-chow, soups, and BBQ.  There will be light breakfast and lunch items for sale throughout the day.

Artisans & Craftsmen Wanted
     If you are an artisan or craftsman interested in exhibiting and/or selling your wares at the Christkindlmarkt, please contact the church office at office@sprucc.org or 610-621-5770.
     We are looking for quality items, hand-crafted by the exhibitor; no vendors such as Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, etc. will be accepted.  To avoid competing with the items for sale by the church, we will not accept anyone selling foods: candy, baked goods, snack foods mason jars filled with misex, etc.  Likewise we will strive to avoid duplication among the exhibitors.  Our church members no longer make and sell craft items at the bazaar.  The cost to set up an exhibit is $20.00 for an approximate 10'x10' space; vendors provide their own tables; and there is easy curbside access to the display area.
     There is a limited amount of space available, and most years those slots fill up fast, so contact the church office to reserve your space soon.

     For more information, please contact Sue Hiester, Kathie Matthew, or any member of the Women's Fellowship Group; or contact the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.

     You can view Christkindlmarkt pictures from previous years by clicking on the following links:

          Christkindlemarkt & Christmas Craft Bazaar - 2015

          Christkindlmarkt Bazaar and Craft Show - 2014

 


 

~ ~ ~ Upcoming Events in 2018 ~ ~

 

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

     Our Ash Wednesday worship service will be on Wednesday, February 14 at 6:30pm.  We will be offering the imposition of ashes, as well as offering communion in the pews.  Worshipers will have the option of receiving ashes on their foreheads, the back of their hands, or not at all - whichever you prefer.  Click on this "Why Ashes on Ash Wednesday" link to learn more about the use of ashes on Ash Wednesday.

     Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent.  The season of Lent includes the 40 days and six Sundays before Easter.  It is a season of penitence as we reflect upon our personal sins, which led to the need for the sacrifice of Jesus’ life for us upon the cross.  The root word of “Lent” means “to lengthen,” referring to the lengthening of days as we anticipate the longer days of spring and the new life granted through the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter -- moving from darkness to light.

 

 

 

Palm Sunday

PalmProcession 2017_02Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 10:25am

      The Sunday before Easter is "Palm Sunday" and "Passion Sunday."  Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  Passion Sunday commemerates the beginning of Holy Week.  We will have our traditional "Blessing of the Palms" this Sunday, and we will have enough palms for everyone to be able to take a blessed palm branch home with them. 

 

 

 

Easter Sunday

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  6:45am - Sunrise Worship Service

Our sunrise worship service will begin outside at the rear of the church building by a fire with candlelight, where we will light our new Paschal Candle.  We will then process to the front of the building, following the Paschal Candle and Processional Cross, bringing the new light into the sanctuary.  The worship service will conclude in the sanctuary with communion.  The majority of the worship service will take place in the sanctuary.  We are anticipating the sun to rise at 6:48am this year on Easter Sunday, as such our sunrise worship service is planned for 6:45am.

  8:00am - Breakfast

Each year we have a free breakfast on Easter Sunday in the fellowship hall in-between our sunrise worship service and Sunday school.  All are welcome.

  9:15am - Sunday School
10:25am - Worship Service

Our second Easter worship service will take place at our regular time of 10:25am.  We have a children's sermon, regular sermon, children's bulletins, available nursery, the choir, and pew communion.

 



 

Holy Humor Sunday

Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 10:25am

DSCN2459 StC     Holy Humor Sunday is an opportunity to let our hair down - way down - with a very upbeat and fun service, following the somber season of Lent.  It is a day of humor and light-hearted fun. 

     Holy Humor Sunday shares its roots with that of April Fool’s Day.  When Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, he defeated death, and in doing so the Great Deceiver (i.e. the Devil) was deceived - bested by the best trick ever.  From deceiving the Great Deceiver on Easter, April Fool’s Day came to be celebrated on April 1st, and Holy Humor Sunday came to be most commonly celebrated on the Sunday following Easter Sunday.

     Check back here for more information as the date approaches.  We plan to have our 2018 theme posted here by early March.

     You can view pictures from previous years by clicking on the following links:

          2017 Holy Humor Sunday - Theme: "Game On!" (Pictures coming soon)

          2016 Holy Humor Sunday - Theme: "Come Fishing"

          2015 Holy Humor Sunday - Theme: “From Zeroes to Heroes”

          2014 Holy Humor Sunday - Theme: "A Childlike vs A Childish Faith"

 

 

 

Pentecost

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10:25am

 

 

 

Worship at Knoebels Amusement Park

Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 10:30am

03 DSCN0310     We will be gathering for worship at Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA at Pavilion Tent #4 on the third Sunday of August at 10:30am. 

     Friends, family, visitors are all very welcome to participate.  There is NO park admission fee.  There is NO parking fee.  You need only to pay for ride tickets (for whatever rides you may wish) and any food you may wish to purchase there.

 

Schedule at the Park

          10:00am - begin to gather at Pavilion Tent #4

          10:30am - worship at the pavilion

          11:00am - rides and water park open

          12:00noon - lunch at Pavilion Tent #4

            8:00pm - water park closes

            9:00pm - park closes

 

Worship in the Sanctuary of St. Paul's on August 19

     For those who are unable to journey with us to Knoebels, we are planning to have a worship service in our sanctuary at 9:25am.


Previous Year's Photos

     To view photos from previous year's click on the following links:

           Knoebels 2016 - Facebook Photos

           Knoebels 2015 - Website Photos

           Knoebels 2015 - Facebook Photos

           Knoebels 2014 - Website Photos

           Knoebels 2014 - Facebook Photos

 

 

 

World Communion Sunday

 Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 10:25am

      Join with us, as we join with Christians throughout the world to share in our common unity with Christ through the breaking of the bread and the pouring of the wine.

     Communion will be served in the pews on this Sunday.

 

 

 

 

All Saints Sunday

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 10:25am

     Join us on this day for our annual rememberance and celebration of all the saints of the church, and a special rememberance of the members of St. Paul's UCC who passed away since last year's All Saints' Sunday.

About All Saints Day

    November 1 is All Saints Day, which is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of November.
    The custom of commemorating all of the martyrs of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century.  Our All Saints Day celebration commemorates not only all the martyrs but all the people of God, living and dead, who form the mystical body of Christ.  Today we like many congregations remember our members who have died during the past year, and we celebrate their entrance into the Church Triumphant.

    All Saints Sunday celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who make up the body of Christ.  With thanksgiving we remember all the faithful departed, especially those most dear to us who have died.  Even in the midst of loss and grief God wipes away the tears from our eyes and makes all things new.

 

 

 

First Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 10:25am

     Come and join us as we begin the Advent Season and light the first candle on the Advent Wreath.

 

 


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