Upcoming Events

Exciting Things are Happening At St. Paul!!  
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Prayer Life

posted Apr 17, 2019, 6:28 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Come and learn a bit of Prayer Life. Pastor John will lead 10-15 minute study on prayer each Wednesday in the Chapel followed by our weekly prayer meeting. This study will begin on Wednesday April 24th (the Wednesday after Easter Sunday) and go through Wednesday June 5th (the Wednesday before Pentecost Sunday). May this time between Easter and Pentecost be an opportunity for us to prepare for and experience the power of prayer.

Video Announcements

posted Apr 10, 2019, 8:49 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Vacation Bible School

posted Mar 13, 2019, 7:46 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Vacation Bible School “Roar” – Join us as we embark on an amazing African safari from July 8-12 (9am-12noon). VBS is open for toilet trained children age 3- grade 5. Registration forms are available in room A2 and the tables in the back of the FLC and Narthex. Help is needed in the following areas:

-Preschool Station leaders (need at least 4-5) – Preschool Crew leaders (need at least 4-5)-Elementary Station leaders (need 4) – Elementary Crew leaders (need 12)- Registration table – Snack preparation (no cooking involved!) – Donation boards will be up soon! If you can help with our VBS in any way, please contact Cindy Bowen at 717-372-8199. We need you to make this event successful!! Thank You!

Children's Musical

posted Mar 13, 2019, 7:45 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

“That’s So Daniel” Children’s Musical will be presented on Sunday, May 5 at 3pm in the sanctuary. The children have been working so hard to learn the songs to this neat musical about a modern day boy who learns that he was named after Daniel in the bible. His grandfather explains to him exactly how Daniel stood up for God and his faith. This is a truly touching musical that has a great lesson for everybody. You don’t want to miss it! There will be cookies and punch reception immediately following the performance. Come and support our children!

Sewing Group Ministry

posted Mar 13, 2019, 7:44 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

The next project for the Sewing Group Ministry is making an Irish Chain Quilt. We will meet in the Martha Room (in the office side of church) on Tuesday April 9 from 12-3pm. We have all items needed, please come to fellowship and learn how to make a 9 patch quilt block. Contact Linda Bruckart 717-331-4771 for questions.

Easter Egg Hunt

posted Mar 13, 2019, 7:40 AM by St. Paul UMC Church   [ updated Mar 13, 2019, 7:45 AM ]

Easter Egg Hunt and Party on Saturday, April 20 from 1-3 pm in the FLC and outside. There will be lots of games, crafts, and snacks available! Bring along a bag or basket for the eggs that you collect! Youth helpers and other volunteers are encouraged to attend to help hide eggs and run the various activities. The egg hunt will be broken up by age groups with each age group assigned specific times. Birth-Age 2: Egg hunt from 1:30-1:45; Ages 3-5: Egg hunt from 1:45-2:00; Ages 6-12: egg hunt from 2:00-2:15

We are asking the congregation of St. Paul to donate large bags of Easter candy so that our volunteers can begin to stuff the eggs! The goal is to fill at least 500 eggs. Large bags of candy can be found at Walmart, Target, and BJ’s. We will need donations of individual sized cups of applesauce as well as bags of popcorn, chips, goldfish crackers, and pretzels. We will also need donations of juice boxes and bottled water. All donations can be taken to the church office. Thank You!

 

Adult Christian Education Opportunities

posted Jan 29, 2019, 6:57 AM by St. Paul UMC Church   [ updated Mar 13, 2019, 7:42 AM ]

Adult Christian Education Opportunities

Sunday 9:45 am Bible Study group (meets in A1). Our focus is to review and discuss the weekly Devotional readings from the Upper Room Disciplines daily Devotions readings with the purpose of applying the readings to our daily lives. Please contact John Byam for more information or just join us each Sunday in A1.

 

Sunday 11:00 am Passion Groups FOR ANYONE 13 & UP

Atmosphere PG

Do you have an “eye” for strategic decorating, and purposeful use of a space? Then the Atmosphere Passion Group is for you! Join with a small group to study the Bible and faith topics together, while simultaneously planning how to create the most intentional and strategically decorated worship space for St. Paul’s 9:45 worship experience. Stage lighting, painting, building, and decorating are key components of this group. This group will meet from 11am-12pm Sunday mornings in the Youth Room. This Passion Group is led by Shelley Saber.

 Music PG

Do you love worshiping through song? Is Word FM or the contemporary music station on Spotify, Alexa, or Pandora one of your best friends? Do you play a musical instrument or love to sing? Then the Music Passion Group is for you! Join with a small group to study the Bible and faith topics together, while simultaneously discovering the difference between worship and performance; answering questions like, how do you play an instrument or sing with excellence but keep a humble spirit of worship. This Passion Group will meet from 11am-12pm on Sunday mornings in A1. This Passion Group is led by Michelle Flook.

 Tech PG

Do you have a passion for audio/visual elements? Lighting, sound, video? Then the Tech Passion Group is for you! Join with a small group to study the Bible and faith topics together, while simultaneously discussing and planning the lighting, sound, and video elements for the 9:45 worship service at St. Paul. Learn the ins and outs of the new sound equipment, new lighting options, and new live streaming video features! This Passion Group will meet from 11am-12pm on Sunday mornings in the back of the FLC. This Passion Group is led by Brian and Paula Goodhart.

 

11:00 am QUEST

The QUEST Adult Christian Education group meets Sunday’s at 11 am in the St Paul library. Our goal is to learn about God’s love and salvation.  We use the “Right Now “ internet media platform to enhance, clarify and promote our understanding of God, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  We are made whole by God and prepared to share His “Good News” with others.  Please come and see. 

 Sunday 6pm church nursery, join the FLIGHT (Families Learning in God’s House Together) Group. This is a relaxed, family-friendly group, where all are welcome!  Led by Nicole Buhrman.

 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month at 10am in the Parlor

We enjoy fellowship with each other in a relaxed and supportive setting. As a small group we decide what Christian focus study we will discuss. In the past we have talked about enhancing  loving relationships,  discerning God’s voice in our lives and other Christian themes. We invite you to join us.

 Wednesday Evenings at the home of the Pastor at 487 Starr Ave Chambersburg we have an adult Bible Study. Pastor John leads a study of books of the Bible and we discuss life applications from that study. We eat together at 6:30 (cover dish sharing) and then have study from 7:00-8:30. This smaller atmosphere allows for more in depth reflection and application. Please contact Pastor John at jkratz@susumc.org for more information.

 Campus PG

Do you connect with God through nature and the outdoors? Do you have a passion for produce and flower gardening, and caring for an outdoor space? Then the Campus Passion Group is for you. Join with a small group to study the Bible and faith topics together, while simultaneously caring for St. Paul’s Community Garden and campus. This group will meet on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm at the St. Paul Community Garden picnic table. This Passion Group is led by Chris Mayer.

 Hospitality PG

Meets the Saturday before the 1st Sunday at 5pm in the Family Life

Center Hospitality Passion Group: Do you have a passion for hospitality? Do you have a heart for welcoming a stranger into your life and into the life of your faith community?  Do you enjoy greeting people, feeding people, and or getting to know people?  Have you or would you like to serve as a greeter, a small group host, an usher, a parking lot greeter, a pew/row greeter, or providing snack on a Sunday morning? If so then this is the group for you! We meet once a month for a devotional moment, and discussion on becoming a welcoming church through the act of hospitality. During our meeting time we assist in setting up the Family Life Center for Communion and Worship for the 1st Sunday of the month. The hospitality group is led by Darlene Coldsmith.

FLIGHT

posted Jan 15, 2019, 6:55 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Sunday evenings at 6pm in the church nursery, join the FLIGHT (Families Learning in God’s House Together) Group as we watch and discuss Max Lucado’s Traveling Light. This is a relaxed, family-friendly group, where all are welcome!  Description of the study: We all lug loads we were never intended to carry. Fear. Worry. Discontent. No wonder we get so weary. We’re worn out from carrying that excess baggage. Wouldn’t it be nice to lose some of those bags? That’s the invitation of Max Lucado. With the Twenty-third Psalm as our guide, let’s release some of the burdens we were never intended to bear.

QUEST Group

posted Dec 28, 2018, 7:20 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Starting January 6, 2019 the  QUEST group,  which meets  Sundays 11am in the St Paul Library, will start the Kyle Idelman program: "The Good Book."   It is an 8 part series which visits the major themes about God in the Bible. Each theme will focus on who God is in relationship to His created order.  Please join us for this Bible study.

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