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A note from Pastor Don – April 2019

by Jill Richard

Last Sunday evening I held a meeting in the Connect Center regarding our church’s evangelism. Around twenty people came and heard me give a presentation which included my personal and professional thoughts about it; we read an article together, watched a video from the last Northwest District Convention, and enjoyed an hour-long question and answer […]

April 2019 From Your Congregational President

by Jill Richard

Declaring & Teaching – Jesus is Lord! “Long though they way may seem, there is not one inch too much. I, your Lord, am not only with you on the journey, I planned, and am planning, the journey.” So, starts one of my devotionals for March 21, the morning of the council meeting, a second […]

A note from Pastor Don – March 2019

by Jill Richard

“Behold the man!” proclaimed the unwitting preacher Pontius Pilate in one of the shortest yet most profound sermons ever recorded. This will be our endeavor this Lent and Easter. Behold the man, God in human flesh, Jesus. His incarnation will provide the basis for our meditation and His real bodily suffering and death will provide […]

Lenten Recipe from the Christian Middle East

by Jill Richard

Submitted by Leslie Atiyeh If you have ever wondered what the Christians did to honor the Lenten tradition of fasting (or abstaining from meat) during the Lenten period here is one example of a simple recipe using easily found local ingredients in their markets. Lentils and Wheat (Imjadara) 2 cups lentils                                      Salt and pepper to […]

March 2019 from your congregational President

by Jill Richard

Congregational meetings are still taking place at the time of this publication. The senior center meeting is postponed until March 13th because of the snowfall in February.  A complete summary of the meetings and surveys are to follow in your electronic newsletter. Please watch for it. Thank you for attending these meetings and offering your […]

A note from Pastor Rich – March 2019

by Jill Richard

Greetings in Christ Jesus Welcome to Lent.  All of March is Lent.  Ash Wednesday begins the observance of Lent.  Ashes on your forehead is a reminder that we will die.  Thus we need forgiveness from Jesus.  Lent prepares us for the great celebration of Easter.  There will be special Lenten Services each Wednesday at 1:30 […]

St. Paul Church Sanctuary Evacuation Plan

by Jill Richard

In case of an emergency, congregation members should know how to do a timely evacuation. Ushers will be trained on how best to assist with this effort. That includes familiarity with the location of all fire extinguishers in the facility. If the smoke alarms start screaming, an orderly exit should begin immediately. A practice evacuation […]

Treasurer’s Report Jan 20, 2019

by Jill Richard

TREASURER’S REPORT from the January 20, 2019 Voter’s meeting     The Income Statement dated Dec 31, 2018 shows we are tracking the 2018-19 budgeted expenses overall, while a few categories will be over budget if they are trending rather than one-of expenses.   Our giving is higher than budgeted, due to a few contributions which came at […]

February 2019 From Your Congregational President

by Jill Richard

Declaring & Teaching – Jesus is Lord! Here we go, welcome to my first SPARK article.  It’s a little difficult to get started in writing an article for the SPARK. There was so much going on last month that I took a pass. So here’s my first article. Below is a summary of some of […]