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Regular Sunday Worship Schedule - worship services begin at 10:30am.

     (The regular worship schedule takes place from September 1 to May 23).

 

Summer Sunday Worship Schedule - worship services begin at 9:30am.

     (Our summer Sunday schedule will begin May 30 and continue on through June, July, and August).

 

Click on this Upcoming Events link to find out about upcoming special worship services.  Due to the Coronavirus, we are continually updating and altering our schedule, click on this Cancellation Page link for a list of upcoming cancellations and postponements.

 

 

 

Helping With Worship

     Our worship services are made possible through the combind efforts of our members and friends volunteering of their time in Christian discipleship.  There are a number of roles, which we need to fill every Sunday.  If you would be interested and/or fill called to fill one of these roles, please contact any member of the Worship Committee.

     Various roles include: Usher; Greeter; Acolyte; Cross Bearer; Lector (reading of scripture); Words of Welcome (announcements at the beginning of worship); Cantor; Choir (youth and adult choirs); Virtual Choir; Bell Choir; Soloist; Instrumentalist; AV Technician (operating the sound board and live stream); Children's Sermon; Witness/Testimony; Music Selection; and Paraments (altar cloths) and Decorations.

     To help with nursery or junior worship, please contact any member of the Christian Education Committee.

     To help with the counting and deposit of the offering, please contact the Head Deacon.

 

 

 

Live Stream Worship

     Look at the box below during our regular worship times for the live streaming video.  If you click on the bottom right hand corner of that box you will get the "full screen view", and clicking on the bottom right hand corner again or using your keyboard's escape key "Esc" will return the video box to normal size.  Below you can find this Sunday's bulletin (printed order of worship), if you would like to follow along with the music lyrics, responsive readings, and printed prayers.

    "Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-728042."

 

 

     Click on this St. Paul's UCC YouTube Channel link for past videos and to subscribe to our channel for automatic notifications.  For a chronological listing of our videos, click on this St. Paul's UCC YouTube Playlist link.

 

 

Live Stream Overview

      Even if you cannot come to the church sanctuary to worship, you can still join us by watching and hearing the Sunday worship service (and some special services) by watching the Live Stream on our St. Paul's UCC YouTube Channel.  Plus, we often have a video of the worship service available online afterward on our church's YouTube channel, which you can watch later if you missed the live stream.

    We post the upcoming week's bulletin on this page in a pdf format, so that you can follow along with the bulletin in your own home (or whever you might be watching the stream).  Some of our viewers find that it helps to print out the bulletin ahead of time, and then use that paper copy while watching the live stream on their computer, tablet, phone, or other device.

 

Bulletins (Order of Worship)

     Click on the following link(s) for this Sunday's bulletin(s):

     Bulletin - Sunday, April 11, 2021 - Second Sunday of Easter: Holy Humor Sunday

            Additional Holy Humor Material

            Additional Music: "Speak Life" by Toby Mac - Music Video Link - Lyrics Link

                                         "If We Are the Body" by Casting Crowns - Music Video Link - Lyrics Link

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - April 11

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - April 11

            PSEC Communitas Insert - April 11

            Home Touch - April 11: coming soon


            

Bulletin Page Announcements

     Please note, we do not post the announcement pages of our weekly bulletin online.  Instead, click on this Upcoming Events Page link for information about upcoming events.  You can also sign up to receive the monthly newsletter The Herald or the periodic E-Newsletter by clicking on this News Sign Up link.

 

 

Telephone Live Streaming & Playback Worship

     You can also listen to the worship service live using a landline or cell phone by calling our toll free Phone Stream number 1-888-649-5770.  (No internet, smartphone, tablet, or computer is necessary - this works with a standard corded phone, cell phone, or even with a rotary phone).

     You also have the option for the church to automatically call you when the live stream worship begins (rather than you calling the church); which you can sign up for at the above toll free number, or you can call the church office, and we can add you to the call list for you. 

     The Phone Stream will automatically store the last few most recent worship services, which will be available for playback at the toll free number; meaning that if you couldn't join us live on Sunday, you can still listen to a playback of the worship service on Monday, later in the week, or the following week.

     If you know of someone who does not have internet access, please let them know of this feature, especially as they cannot log onto the website and find out about this themselves. 

     There is no fee to the caller for using this service.  This is made possible through the members' regular tithes and offerings.

     This is a new pilot program for us beginning in August.  If you have any questions, difficulties, or issues, please let us know by calling the office at 610-621-5770.  If this works well and enough people like using this feature, we will continue it beyond August.

 

 

Facebook Live

Starting April 4, 2021

     We are happy to announce a new way of connecting to our worship services.  Beginning on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 we will be broadcasting our worship services live on our Facebook page.  To watch on Facebook, click on this St. Paul's UCC Facebook Page link. 

 

 

Zoom Worship

     You can also connect to the worship service via "Zoom," and watch on a computer or just listen through your landline or cell phone.  Below is the connection information that you need to for the upcoming worship service. 

      Zoom Worship for Summer Sundays (June, July, August) at 9:30am

      Zoom Worship for Regular Sundays (September - May) at 10:30am

          Join Zoom Worship: https://zoom.us/j/104401368

           or Join Zoom Worship by phone: 1-646-558-8656 (NY)

          Meeting ID: 104 401 368

          Passcode: 301301

Please note: When you connect, your phone or device will automatically be on "mute", please leave it on mute throughout the worship service, so that other participants only hear the worship service and not you or other background noise in your home.  For children's sermon, the pastor or other worship leader may ask parents/guardians to unmute their device for the children's sermon, so the youth can interact - if interested in doing so; please set it back to mute at the end of the children's sermon.

 

      Zoom Worship for Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:30pm

Please note: Zion UCC will be hosting the Zoom call for our combined Maundy Thursday worship service.  As such, the meeting and passcode numbers will be different than those used for our regular Sunday worship.

          Join Zoom Worship: https://zoom.us/j/104401368

           or Join Zoom Worship by phone: 1-646-558-8656 (NY)

          Meeting ID: 889 4662 4289

          Passcode: 579687

 

 

Live Stream Difficulties?

     If you encounter any difficulties or problems with the live stream, and/or if you would like to provide some helpful feedback about your live stream experience, please contact any member of the Worship Committee or the church office.

 

 

 

More Live Stream Information

     For more information and options regarding our live streaming services click on the following link:

          Streamed Worship Services Page

 

 

 

Witness and Testimonies in Worship

     Members sharing their testimonies and witnesses of faith during the worship service is an essential and central aspect of how the Christian faith is shared with others.  Your real life stories help bring hope, encouragement, and inspiritation to the life of others.  Your examples of how God is at work in the world, help people see God at work, and know better where and how to look to see God in their lives.

     What kind of stories might you want to share?  Stories where the central figure is God, and how God led you to experience: hope, blessings, healing, reconcilliation, forgiveness, love, compassion, kindness, peace, unity, etc.  Or, perhaps where you have experienced the "fruits of the Spirit": love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).  Or, perhaps where you have seen God at work in blessings the life of another through a mission or ministry of the church.

     During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic we are doing worship a bit differently, and as such we are doing witness and testimony a bit differently.  You are invited to: (1) do a video self-recording sharing your witness (it need not be long - 15 seconds to 2 minutes would be fine, but not longer than 5 minutes); or (2) you could email or postal mail a written witness for a worship leader to read during the streamed worship service.  If you are not sure about the wording of your witness, the pastor can be of help.  We will review submissions before sharing them in worship to help ensure that they are appropriate and give feedback where helpful to do so.

     Thank you for answering the call, as a disciple of Christ, to share your faith, as it brings hope, encouragement, and inspiration to the lives of others.

      For more information (including technical questions about how to send a submission), please contact Lynelle Heimbach, Chair of the Worship Committee; or Pastor Ben; or the church office.  You can email your witness to Pastor Ben at PastorMotz@sprucc.org.  We could also potentially pick up a USB thumb drive, SD card, or paper copy from you at your home (contact the office for information about doing a pick up).

 

 

 

Highlights from Past Worship Services

     On Sunday, February 11, a sound clip from the song "Jesus I Believe" by Big Daddy Weave was played before worship.  The Pastor referenced this song in his sermon.  You can view the music video on YouTube, by clicking on it below.  "Jesus, I believe; help my unbelief!" (Mark 9:24b).

 

 

     On Sunday, February 4, the sermon included the following music video, "Just Breathe" by Jonny Diaz.  In the midst of all the tasks of "doing" in our lives, it is equally important, if not more important, to take the time to "just be" with God (see Mark 1:35).

 

 

Previous Week's Bulletins

     For those who wanted a copy of last week's bulletin, but didn't get the chance to access it, you can still access it here (or contact the church office to see if an extra hardcopy is still available or to have an electronic copy sent to you):

     Bulletin - Sunday, April 4, 2021 - Easter Sunday

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - April 4

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - April 4

            PSEC Communitas Insert - April 4

            Home Touch - April 4: coming soon

 

     Bulletin - Thursday, April 1, 2021 - Maundy Thursday

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - April 1

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - April 1

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, March 28, 2021 - Sixth Sunday in Lent: Palm/Passion Sunday

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - March 28

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - March 28

            PSEC Communitas Insert - March 28

            Home Touch - March 28

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, March 21, 2021 - Fifth Sunday in Lent

              Additional Music: There Was Jesus - Video by Zach Williams & Dolly PartonThere Was Jesus - Lyrics

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - March 21

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - March 21

            PSEC Communitas Insert - March 21

            Home Touch - March 21

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, March 14, 2021 - Fourth Sunday in Lent

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - March 14

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - March 14

            PSEC Communitas Insert - March 14

            Home Touch - March 14

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, March 7, 2021 - Third Sunday in Lent

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - March 7

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - March 7

            PSEC Communitas Insert - March 7

            Home Touch - March 7

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, February 28, 2021 - Second Sunday in Lent

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - February 28

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - February 28

            PSEC Communitas Insert - February 28

            Home Touch - February 28


     Bulletin - Sunday, February 21, 2021 - First Sunday in Lent

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - February 21

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - February 21

            PSEC Communitas Insert - February 21

            Home Touch - February 21


     Bulletin - Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Ash Wednesday

           Additional Music Truth Be Told by Matthew West - Music Video - Lyrics (Relates to the sermon theme)

           Link to the Winchester Mystery House (referenced in Pastor Ben's sermon)

     At Home Imposition of Ashes Bulletin

     At Home Imposition of Ashes Video

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - February 17

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - February 17

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, February 14, 2021 - Transfiguaration Sunday: Last Sunday after Epiphany

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - February 14

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - February 14

            PSEC Communitas Insert - February 14

            Home Touch - February 14

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, February 7, 2021 - Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - February 7

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - February 7

            PSEC Communitas Insert - February 7

            Home Touch - February 7

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, January 31, 2021 - Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

          Supplemental Music:

               Music for Overcoming or Breaking Up with Your Demons:

                   No Hold on Me by Matty Mullins - music video  &  No Hold on Me - lyrics

                   The Break Up Song by Francesca Battistelli - music video  &  The Break Up Song - lyrics

                   Wake Up Sleeper by Austin French - music video  &  Wake Up Sleeper - lyrics

         Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - January 31

         Children's Bulletin 7+yo - January 31

         PSEC Communitas Insert - January 31

         Home Touch - January 31


     Bulletin - Sunday, January 24, 2021 - Third Sunday after Epiphany

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - January 24

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - January 24

            PSEC Communitas Insert - January 24

            Home Touch - January 24

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, January 17, 2021 - Second Sunday after Epiphany

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - January 17

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - January 17

            PSEC Communitas Insert - January 17

            Home Touch - January 17


     Bulletin - Sunday, January 10, 2021 - The Baptism of Christ: First Sunday after Epiphany

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - January 10

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - January 10

            PSEC Communitas Insert - January 10

            Home Touch - January 10

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, January 3, 2021 - Second Sunday after Christmas/Epiphany

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - January 3

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - January 3

            PSEC Communitas Insert - January 3

            Home Touch - January 3

 

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