Upcoming Special Services and Events –
Mar. 24 – Maundy Thursday Service, 7:00 p.m. with Gita Ladd, acclaimed cellist in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Mar. 25 – Good Friday Service, 7:00 p.m., a solemn and moving service centered on the last words of Christ.
Mar. 27 – Easter Sunday Service; only one service at 9:30 a.m. with trumpeter Matthew Bickel and timpanist Michael Gatti, renowned musicians in the D.C. Metropolitan area. Service will be followed by brunch and Easter egg hunt
Easter Brunch – Everyone is invited to Easter Brunch in Luther Hall after the Easter Service. There will be an Easter egg hunt outside for the kids, weather permitting, or in and around the church, so bring your Easter baskets. Hope to see you all there! For more information, contact Gail Kolos (410-798-5384, email@example.com).
Wise for Salvation – The next class in our Adult Confirmation program will begin on Sunday, March 6, during the Adult Bible Class between services in Luther Hall. This class will run through April and will cover the first part of our two-part unit on the Apostles Creed. (The second part will be covered during the summer.) Although this class is designed for adults preparing for the Rite of Confirmation, all of our members are encouraged to participate. Anyone already enrolled in the Adult Confirmation program will receive a letter at their home updating them on their progress through the Wise for Salvation program. For more information, contact Pastor Brian (401-268-2400, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Special Bible Study Series – St. Paul is excited to offer a fascinating examination of spiritual warfare, hosted by Phil Jaseph, commencing on Sunday, March 13, after the 8:00 a.m. service. Discover how Madagascar’s Lutheran Church confronts and overcomes barriers of disbelief, paganism and idolatry, while spreading the word of Christ. Discover historical and doctrinal perspectives on spiritual warfare and get insight on the Church’s view on interesting topics such as exorcism. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to join us as Phil uses his intimate knowledge of the African Church to convey the captivating ideas found in the book “I Am Not Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare”, based on Rev. Dr. Bennett’s own experiences in Madagascar. For more information, contact Phil (443-370-7422, email@example.com).
St. Paul Contemporary Christian Authors Book Club – At our next meeting on Tuesday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the church library, we will be discussing the second half (starting at chapter 46) of “Paul: A Novel” by Walter Wangerin. “With imagination and depth, Walter Wangerin weaves the history of the early church and its greatest apostle into a powerful epic. Paul is more than a novel. It is a masterfully crafted world of rich color, stunning imagery, and gripping immediacy.” Our book for May is “Keeping the Sabbath Wholly” by Marva J. Dawn.
Our monthly gatherings, which are scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month, are always informative, interesting and fun! Come and join us even if you haven’t read the book! For a list of the books we will be reading, contact Herm Schmidt (410-263-5529, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Vacation Bible School – Get ready to dive deep to discover God is with us wherever we go! We are excited to announce that this year’s VBS theme is “Deep Sea Discoveries!” VBS will be held July 18 through 22, 9:00 a.m. to noon, here at St. Paul. Our friends from Annapolis Evangelical Lutheran Church will once again join us for a fun and exciting week. We welcome children age 3 through grade 5.
We need many volunteers for a variety of different jobs. Let us know how you would like to help. The adventure will start this summer at the bottom of the sea, but you can register students or as a volunteer anytime using the following Web links:
– Volunteer Sign-Up: http://goo.gl/forms/FhbOm3mWAL
– Student Registration Form: http://goo.gl/forms/cd8QRlEawo
If you have any questions, contact Heather Rosenkoetter (410-757-3293, email@example.com).