“As followers of Jesus, we will out-love the world.”
Outdoor Worship is back! (10:15 AM Service only) Outdoor Worship Dates: June 4
Parents or guardians still need to go through the child check-in process in the Children's Wing before the 10:15 AM Service.
In the event of rain or bad weather, we will be making the call the night before and holding worship inside as we normally would.
Outdoor Worship is being held forthe 10:15 AM Service only.
8:30 AM Service will still be held indoors.
If you are considering going on the next mission trip, please join us on Sunday, May 21 in the church office at 9:45 AM for an important Heart & Hand meeting.
We need YOU to be part of our Prayer Crew! Our Stellar Vacation Bible Camp is quickly approaching!
We are a church of prayer and therefore, we ask that you pray for our coordinators, station directors, crew leaders, and campers.
Please be on the lookout for our campers names, displayed in the Welcome Center, and "adopt an astronaut" to pray for!
Copies of the VBC prayer calendar are also available in the Welcome Center.
Thank you in advance for all your prayers,
Stellar VBC Planning Crew
VBC Decorating Committee Meeting: Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30 PM in the Social Hall.
VBC Volunteer Meeting: Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 PM in the Social Hall.
New Sermon Series! Seven "More" Bible Verses That Have Changed my Life
Join us in person or online!
Sunday @ 8:30 AM & 10:15 AM
Registration is now open for Vacation Bible Camp!
"WE HAVE SPACE FOR YOU!" This year’s Vacation Bible Camp is open to children ages 4 through Grade 6. Use the QR code above to register
or simply click here
Open Arms Café - 9:30-10:15 AM (Social Hall / Lower Level)
Monday: May 22
MOMs - 9:00 AM (Children's Wing)
Tuesday: May 23
VBC Decorating Committee - 6:30 PM (Social Hall)
Wednesday: May 24
HUB Kit Assembly - 9:30 AM (Lobby)
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: May 25
Praise Band Worship Team - 7:30 PM (South Sanctuary)
Friday: May 26
Prayer Ministry via Zoom - 9:00 AM (Contact Pastor John)
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YOUTH IN 7-12 GRADES
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)
May 28 - S'mores and Game Night! 5:00-8:00 PM
June 4-7 - Stellar VACATION BIBLE CAMP!
No regular Youth Activities on Sunday, June 4, as we will be helping out with VBC. Please sign up to volunteer! Clickhere
Contact email@example.com for further details and links or to be added to the email contact list!
Community Events / Outreach Ministry
May 2023 Outreach Ministry –
Adult & Teen Challenge of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge - Their core mission is restoring wholeness to men and women along with hope to families and communities impacted by substance abuse. Their comprehensive program of care focuses on the medical, psychological, physical and spiritual aspects of each person’s recovery in residential and outpatient centers. We can journey with PAATC as this ministry seeks to bring wholeness to the hopeless.
To learn more, please visit www.paatc.org Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge is most appreciative of the support it receives from Saint Paul's Church.
There are several ways to give to this very important ministry:
Mail or drop off the special envelope from your packets or a plain envelope with "PAATC" written on it at the church,
Write "PAATC" on the memo line of your check,
Select "Adult and Teen Challenge - May Outreach" as the fund on our online giving form,
Text the amount with "PAATC" to 717-689-4294 (ie: 20 PAATC).
Thank you in advance for your ongoing generosity!
United Methodist Camperships
Camping registrations have begun! Saint 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, gretnaglen.org) noting "Etown Saint Paul's" as the church approving an impending payment.
2. Go to St. Paul's website:click hereand 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.
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:
Saint Paul's app - click on the "Connect" tile
Our Website: www.wearesaintpauls.com or the "Connect With Us" button on the homepage
Scanning this QR Code:
GIFT CARD SALES -
PURCHASE ONLINE OR IN THE CHURCH OFFICE!
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 officehours or on a Sunday morning (if arrangements are made in advance.)
A portion of each purchase benefits our Building & Maintenance.
YOUR GIVING IS NEEDED
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.