As followers of Jesus, we will out-love the world!
Camp Mary Mac Work Day — Christian Church Capital Area
Trustee Workday is on Saturday, March 18, 2023
@ 8:00 AM

This Sunday, March 19!
Please join us in the social hall for FOOD (grilled cheese, soup & cookies) FUN, FELLOWSHIP - and of course BINGO – with the chance to win some prizes! Immediately following the 10:15 service.
*Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 & under following lunch.

The Palm Sunday White Gift Service on April 2 will be different from our previous years. Instead of the congregation providing the food for the baskets, the Caring Ministry Team is requesting monetary donations or grocery gift cards that you can purchase through the church office. You can also make checks out to St. Paul's UM Church, marking in the memo area "Palm Sunday White Gift Service".
Please mail your donations to St. Paul's UM Church no later than Wednesday, March 29.
The Caring Ministry Team will do the shopping. The Outreach Commission will once again provide the hams. The baskets will be filled and delivered on Thursday, April 6th.

Thank you for your support!

Children's Ministry is working on a volunteer list to help with our Vacation Bible Camp to be held from June 4-7.
We want to count you in as part of our team!
Please click on the link below to register as a volunteer!

There is a separate link for our youth volunteers. If you are in grades 7-12, click on the link below to register!

CANDY NEEDED!! We are accepting donations of CANDY to fill the Easter eggs for the Palm Sunday Egg Hunt!
Please drop off your donations at the church office anytime during regular business hours (or on Sunday)
Donations are needed by Sunday, March 26.
Thank you for your generosity!

St. Paul's Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sunday, April 2 immediately following the 10:15 AM Worship service. This event is for children up to & including 3rd grade. Rain or shine, please join us for fun, fellowship - and don't forget your Easter basket!!

Come and enjoy a delicious meal and fellowship as we begin to celebrate Easter Holy Week!
The St. Paul’s Kitchen Service Team will be hosting a Palm Sunday Brunch on Sunday, April 2. The first “shift” will follow the first service from 9:30 AM and the second “shift” will follow the second service, beginning at 11:15 AM and ending at 2:00 PM.
The menu will include items such as French toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, brisket stickers, baked ham, she crab soup, pasta primavera, penne vodka, ‘Italian deli’: including eggplant, fresh mozzarella, Genoa salami, ham, drinks and much more!  
There is no charge for the meal, but donations are graciously accepted as all monies will be used for future upgrades to the kitchen facility. (Recommended donation is $10-15)
We hope to see you there!
'Forgiving Your Spouse or Partner'
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Join us in person or online!
8:30 AM
10:15 AM
Purchase Flowers for Easter Sunday! 
Lilies $10
Tulips $7
Daffodils $7

Purchase online by clicking this link:
or by picking up an envelope at the Welcome Center. 
Deadline to order is next Sunday, March 26! 

Lenten Services
Services will be held every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM in March.
Dates, Locations of Service and Speakers are listed below.

March 22: Elizabethtown Mennonite – Galen Russell
March 29: Sell Chapel – Speaker: Bernard Oniwe

Calendar of Events: 3/18 - 3/24

Current church calendar of meetings and events available at under the "Events" tab

Office Hours: Monday - Friday / 9AM - 5PM
Saturday: March 18
  • Trustee Work Day - 8:00-12:00 PM
Sunday: March 19
Monday: March 20
  • MOMs - 9:00 AM
Tuesday: March 21
  • Grow Group - 9:30AM (Social Hall)
  • Consumed - Men's Bible Study - 6:30 PM (Room 135)
Wednesday: March 22
  • HUB Kit Assembly - 9:30 AM (Room 125)
  • Sanctuary Choir rehearsal - 7:00 PM (Choir room)
  • Lifeline - Minecraftables at 7:15 PM (Online)
  • St. Paul's Ringers - 8:00 PM (Bell Choir Room)
Thursday: March 23
  • Praise Band Worship Team - 7:30 PM (South Sanctuary)
Friday: March 24
  • Prayer Ministry via Zoom - 9:00 AM (Contact Pastor John)
  • Sunday: Middle and High School Grow Groups - 9:00 AM (Youth Area on Second Floor)
  • Sunday: Lifeline - 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Youth Area on Second Floor) 
  • Wednesday - 7:15 PM - Minecraftables! (Online)
Coming Up!
  • March 26 - Feed My Starving Children: On Sunday, March 26, we're going to get our serve on! Families are invited to participate in a phenomenal event! We're going to help pack all of the components to create meals that just need hot water. The packing event will take place at 399 East Penn Grant Rd, Willow Street, PA 17584, from 4:30-6:30 PM. If anyone wants to go, let me know so I can sign you up! If you need a ride, let me know so we can sort out carpooling!
  • April 2 - Litter Pick and Prayer Walk: Wear good walking shoes! We'll meet at 5:00 PM at the church then head out to local parks, pick up whatever trash we come across, and practice active prayer for our community. Then we'll head back to St. Paul's for snacks and games until 8:00 PM. 
  • April 6 - Seder Meal: Lifeline will present a participatory walkthrough of the Seder, along with parts of the Last Supper. The event begins at 5:00 PM in the Social Hall, ending before the Maundy Thursday service at 7:00 PM.
  • April 9 - Easter Sunday:- Aside from being the most theologically important holiday of the year, it's also an important family time! There will be no regular LifeLine activities on Easter Sunday.
  • April 16 - Chris Ivey and Erick Hershey:- A professional juggler and a professional magician walk into church...and we're helping! We need volunteers to welcome and give guest directions, and two teams of two handing out snacks during the intermission! We have a table, too! sign up here
        Please contact Dominic Tuttle ( for further details and links or to be added to the email contact list.
Community Events / Outreach Ministry

The Cornerstone Youth Center, located at 95 S. Wilson Avenue in Elizabethtown, is a positive alternative to the harmful attractions calling out to our community’s youth. Cornerstone’s vision is to continue the work of Jesus Christ by meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of our youth. The center provides a safe environment, steeped in faith, and aimed at wholesome fun, including a skatepark and a rock-climbing wall. The caring adults at Cornerstone meet students wherever they are in their lives, encouraging them to make good choices.
Cornerstone is most appreciative of the support it receives from our church.  There are several ways to give to this very important ministry serving the Elizabethtown youth:
  • Mail or drop off the special envelope from your packets or a plain envelope with "Cornerstone" written on it at the church,
  • Write "Cornerstone" on the memo line of your check,
  • Select "Cornerstone - March Outreach" as the fund on our online giving form,
Thank you in advance for your ongoing generosity!

United Methodist Camperships

Camping registrations have begun! St. Paul's is again sponsoring children so they can enjoy a camping experience at any of our United Methodist camps. Most of our campers go to Gretna Glen since it is nearby. We will pay one-half of the Tier 1 cost to attend one summer camping experience per child. Here's all you need to do: 1. Register the child on-line through the camp's website (e.g, noting "Etown St. Paul's" as the church approving an impending payment. 2. Go to St. Paul's website ( and click on the "Camperships" button on the home page to complete a form with your basic contact information, the camp attending, child’s name, event id (GA##, GC##, GL##, etc.) and the Tier 1 cost for the camp. This will activate the process of our campership payment. ALL CHILDREN, not just St. Paul’s children, are invited to participate! Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to join your child at camp this summer!
Printed brochures for Gretna Glen's 2023 camping season are now available in the church office.
Stay Connected

It’s that time of year again - requiring us to look at how the weather may change our church schedule.  Just in case, the church has prepared several ways to let you know of schedule changes and cancellations – especially for Sunday mornings.  If any Sunday’s weather is snowy or icy, before heading out to church, check out the following places for important weather schedule information:
  • Our Church’s Website --
  • Our Church’s Facebook Page – StPaulsEtown
  • Your Email (if you are receiving the e-notes)
  • Call the church – 717-367-1889 and press 2 for the program cancellation mailbox 
On Sundays, we try to make schedule change decisions public by 6:30 AM, when possible. Regardless of the schedule, use your discretion when making decisions about traveling to our church events.

Cancellation or rescheduling of meetings, rehearsals, and events other than Sunday morning is at the discretion of the individual organizer.  Please contact that person directly if you have any questions or concerns about the status of an event.
We'd want to keep connected with you! 
Please use our new online form to:
  • Let us know that you worshipped with us - either onsite or online,
  • Update your contact information including a new field indicating your preferred method of communication,
  • Forward prayer requests and praises,
  • Request additional information on various topics,
  • Show interest in a specific area,. 
  • Send a message to a staff member,
  • And anything else you can think of!
You can access the new form here:

Giant, Weis, Hummers, and Groffs gift cards are available via:

1) THE CHURCH OFFICE: Call ahead to order or simply stop by during regular office hours! You may pay by cash or check.

2) ONLINE: Online purchases can be made anytime with a credit or debit card! Gift cards may be picked up during regular office hours or on a Sunday morning (if arrangements are made in advance.)

A portion of each purchase benefits our Building & Maintenance.

Thank you for your ongoing generosity! Your gifts are enabling us to continue responding to the ongoing ministry needs through our church, as well as mission outreach opportunities within our communities.

You can best help by taking a moment – as an act of worship and generosity – to give electronically on our website, or our mobile app (iOS • Android), via purchases on Amazon, or by check or offering envelope.
Download in your device's app store: iOS • Android
PHONE: (717) 367-1889 • WEBSITE: StPauls.FaithEMAIL:
ADDRESS: 398 N. Locust Street • Elizabethtown, PA 17022
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