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Regular Sunday Worship Schedule - worship services begin at 10:15am.

     (The regular worship schedule takes place the Sunday after Labor Day in September until the Sunday before Memorial Day in May).

 

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

     (Our summer Sunday schedule will begin Memorial Day in May and continue on through June, July, and August.  Our last summer Sunday worship will be the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.).

 

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 or Special Event bulletin(s):

     Bulletin - Sunday, May 15, 2022 - Fifth Sunday of Easter - 10:15am

            Scripture - Sunday, May 15

               Acts 11:1-18

               Revelation 21:1-6

               John 13:31-35

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - May 15

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - May 15

            PSEC Communitas Insert - May 15

            Home Touch - May 15

 
Bulletin Page Announcements

     From November 28, 2021 to March 20, 2022, church announcements were posted with the  weekly Sunday bulletin online.  Since that is no longer done please click on this Upcoming Events Page link for information about upcoming events, and/or you may 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.

     We began offering this service in August 2020.  If you have any questions, difficulties, or issues, please let us know by calling the office at 610-621-5770.

     If you are visiting our site on behalf of another church looking for more information about Live Phone Streaming, click on this link: https://pls.onl/r/261 for information on the service we use here at St. Paul's UCC.

 

 

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 for the upcoming worship service. 

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

      Zoom Worship for Regular Sundays (September - May) at 10:15am

          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):

     Click on the following link(s) for previous Sunday and Special Event bulletins:

     Bulletin - Sunday, May 8, 2022 - Fourth Sunday of Easter - 10:15am

            Scripture - Sunday, May 8

               Acts 9:36-43

               Psalm 23 (KJV)

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - May 8

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - May 8

            PSEC Communitas Insert May 8

            Home Touch - May 8

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, May 1, 2022 - Third Sunday of Easter - 10:15am

            Scripture - Sunday, May 1

               Acts 9:10-20

               Revelation 5:11-14

               John 21:9-19

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - May 1

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - May 1

            PSEC Communitas Insert - May 1

            Home Touch - May 1

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, April 24, 2022 - Second Sunday of Easter - 10:15am

            Scripture - Sunday, April 24

               Acts 5:27-32

               Psalm 150

               John 20:19-31

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - April 24

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - April 24

            PSEC Communitas Insert - April 24

            Home Touch - April 24

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, April 17, 2022 - Easter Sunday - 10:15am

            Scripture - Sunday, April 17

               Acts 10:34-43

               1 Corinthians 15:1-11

               Luke 24:1-12

            Easter Flower Sponsors

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - April 17

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - April 17

            PSEC Communitas Insert - April 17

            Home Touch - April 17

 

     Bulletin - Thursday, April 14, 2022 - Maundy Thursday - 6:30pm

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, April 10, 2022 - Sixth Sunday in Lent - 10:15am

            Scripture - Sunday, April 10

               The Palms - Luke 19:28-40

               Philippians 2:5-11

               Luke 22:14 - 23:56

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - April 10

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - April 10

            PSEC Communitas Insert - April 10

            Home Touch - April 10

 

     Bulletin - Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - Sixth Wednesday in Lent - 6:30pm

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, April 3, 2022 - Fifth Sunday in Lent - 10:15am

            Scripture - Sunday, April 3

               Isaiah 43:16-21

               Philippians 3:4b-14

               John 12:1-8

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - April 3

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - April 3

            PSEC Communitas Insert - April 3

            Home Touch - April 3

 

     Bulletin - Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - Fifth Wednesday in Lent - 6:30pm


     Bulletin - Sunday, March 27, 2022 - Fourth Sunday in Lent - 10:15am

            Scripture - Sunday, March 27

               Joshua 5:9-12

               2 Corinthians 5:16-21

               Luke 15:1-24

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - March 27

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - March 27

            PSEC Communitas Insert - March 27

            Home Touch - March 27

 

     Bulletin - Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - Fourth Wednesday in Lent - 6:30pm

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, March 20, 2022 - Third Sunday in Lent - 10:15am

            Bulletin Insert - The Rev. Nevin L. Kershner Memorial

            Scripture - Sunday, March 20

               Isaiah 55:1-9

               1 Corinthians 10:1-13

               Luke 13:1-9

            Weekly News from St. Paul's & Zion - March 20

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - March 20

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - March 20

            PSEC Communitas Insert - March 20

            Home Touch - March 20


     Bulletin - Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - Third Wednesday in Lent - 6:30pm

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, March 13, 2022 - Second Sunday in Lent - 10:15am: cancelled due to weather

            Scripture - Sunday, March 13

               Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

               Philippians 3:17 - 4:1

               Luke 13:31-35

            Weekly News from St. Paul's & Zion - March 13

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - March 13

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - March 13

            PSEC Communitas Insert - March 13

            Home Touch - March 13


     Bulletin - Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - Second Wednesday in Lent - 6:30pm

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, March 6, 2022 - First Sunday in Lent - 10:15am

            Scripture - Sunday, March 6

               Deuteronomy 26:1-11

               Romans 10:5-13

               Luke 4:1-13

            Weekly News from St. Paul's & Zion March 6

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - March 6

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - March 6

            PSEC Communitas Insert - March 6

            Home Touch - March 6

 

     Bulletin - Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - Ash Wednesday - 6:30pm

 

     Bulletin - Prayer Vigil - Sunday, February 27, 2022 - 6:00pm

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, February 27, 2022 - Transfiguration Sunday/Scout Sunday

            Scripture - Sunday, February 27

               Exodus 34:29-35

               2 Corinthians 3:12 - 4:2

               Luke 9:28-36

            Weekly News from St. Paul's & Zion - February 27

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - February 27

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - February 27

            PSEC Communitas Insert - February 27

            Home Touch - February 27

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, February 20, 2022 - Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

            Scripture - Sunday, February 20

               Genesis 45:3-15

               1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50

               Luke 6:27-38

            Weekly News from St. Paul's & Zion - February 20

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - February 20

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - February 20

            PSEC Communitas Insert - February 20

            Home Touch - February 20

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, February 13, 2022 - Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

            Scripture - Sunday, February 13

               Jeremiah 17:5-10

               1 Corinthians 15:12-22

               Luke 6:17-26

            Weekly News from St. Paul's & Zion - February 13

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - February 13

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - February 13

            PSEC Communitas Insert - February 13

            Home Touch - February 13

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, February 6, 2022 - Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

            Scripture - Sunday, February 6

               Isaiah 6:1-8

               1 Corinthians 15:1-11

               Luke 5:1-11

            Weekly News from St. Paul's & Zion - February 6

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - February 6

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - February 6

            PSEC Communitas Insert - February 6

            Home Touch - February 6

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, January 30, 2022 - Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

            Scripture - Sunday, January 30

               Jeremiah 1:4-10

               1 Corinthians 13:1-13

               Luke 4:14-30

            Weekly News from St. Paul's & Zion - January 30

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - January 30

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - January 30

            PSEC Communitas Insert - January 30

            Home Touch - January 30

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, January 23, 2022 - Third Sunday after Epiphany

            Scripture - Sunday, January 23

               Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

               1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

               Luke 4:14-21

            Weekly News from St. Paul's & Zion - January 23

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - January 23

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - January 23

            PSEC Communitas Insert - January 23

            Home Touch - January 23

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, January 16, 2022 - Second Sunday after Epiphany

            Scripture - Sunday, January 16

               Isaiah 62:1-5

               1 Corinthians 12:1-11

               John 2:1-11

            Weekly News from St. Paul's & Zion - January 16

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - January 16

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - January 16

            PSEC Communitas Insert - January 16

            Home Touch - January 16

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, January 9, 2022 - Epiphany Sunday: The Baptism of Christ

            Scripture - Sunday, January 9

               Isaiah 43:1-7

               Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

            Weekly News from St. Paul's & Zion - January 9

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - January 9

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - January 9

            PSEC Communitas Insert - January 9

            Home Touch - January 9

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, January 2, 2022 - Second Sunday after Christmas

            Scripture - Sunday, January 2

               Sirach 24:1-12

               Ephesians 1:3-14

               John 1:1-18

            Weekly News from St. Paul's - January 2

            Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - January 2

            Children's Bulletin 7+yo - January 2

            PSEC Communitas Insert - January 2

            Home Touch - January 2

 

 

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