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News & Events

Adult Bible Class - Pastor Brian and Ray Schlauch will offer a study on the book of Daniel.  Join us this summer between Sunday services (9:15am).

Pizza with PastorSaturday, August 30th – The Junior High and High School Youth are invited to join Pastor Brian and family at his house for a back-to-school, end-of-summer pizza event on Saturday, August 23 from 5-8pm.  Please feel free to bring a friend.  Please RSVP to Pastor Brian so he knows how much pizza to order!

The Living Liturgy Conference – Saturday, August 30th – The Rev. William Weedon, LCMS Director of Worship will be presenting on the Living Liturgy.  This conference will take place from 9:45am-3:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cumberland, MD and is for pastors, lay people and church workers.  you may contact Pastor Eric Ruble at or 301-777-1800 for more information.

Worship Service Training, September 6th – Save the date for worship service training sessions to be held on Saturday, 9/6, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Assisting ministers, lectors, communion assistants, ushers, cantors, and acolytes are urged to attend this annual training.  Experienced servers will benefit from this review and new servers will be oriented to their roles.

There is an urgent need for communion assistants and ushers.  Anyone interested in serving is urged to talk with the service leaders or Pastor Brian.  The service leaders are:

Communion Assistants – Mary O’Connor (410-757-1652,

Ushers / Greeters – Jim Wapshott (410-647-0028,

Acolytes – Pastor Brian (410-858-0001,

Lectors and cantors must be comfortable reading and/or chanting clearly for the benefit of the congregation.  If you would like to serve in either of these roles, please contact:

Lectors – Pastor Brian or Mary O’Connor (see contact info above)

Cantors – Charlie King (410-757-1652,

Serving in these roles is a wonderful way to participate in the worship service. Please consider prayerfully.

Charity Golf Scramble - Saturday, September 6th – Galilee will host the first annual Charity Golf Scramble on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Bay Hills Golf Club.  Sponsored by your Stewardship Ministry Team, this activity is open to the public.  Funds raised will be used to benefit Lutheran Partners in Disaster Response and other Galilee ministries.  Golfers will enjoy a continental breakfast, a great round of golf and a hearty lunch, as well as prizes for the longest drive, closest to the hole; and hole-in-one and putting contests.  The fee is $120 per golfer.  Get a foursome together and contact Bob Cosler (703-864-8809) for registration.

Rally Day – Sunday, September 7th – Mark your calendar for Sunday, 9/7.  That is Rally Day here at St. Paul, which is celebrated each year on the Sunday before our regular Sunday School schedule starts for the coming year.  There will be ONE church service that Sunday at 9:30 a.m.  Following the church service there will be an Old-Fashioned Potluck Lunch in Luther Hall.  So welcome one and all to celebrate Rally Day!  Please bring your favorite dish to share with everyone.  Besides a good lunch, good fellowship, and registration of our children for Sunday School, there will be tables hosted by the many missions and other activity groups of our congregation.  They can share their opportunities for service and fellowship with you and answer any questions from the congregation.  So plan to come on Rally Day, along with your potluck dish, and make this a fun-filled Sunday!  For more information, contact Gail Kolos (410-798-5384,

Contemporary Christian Authors Book Club – Tuesday, September 16th – Our book for September and October is “The Book of God” by Walter Wangerin, Jr.  It makes for a great summer read.  We will be discussing the book on Tuesday, September 16th at 7pm in the church library.  Our monthly gatherings, which are scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month, are always informative, interesting and fun!  For a list of the books we will be reading from September – May, contact Herm Schmidt (

2014 Walk and 5K Run for Life – Saturday, September 20th – Meghan Lawson is coordinating a team from St. Paul’s to walk or run at the Pregnancy Clinic Ministry for the 2014 Walk and Run for Life, which will take place Saturday, September 20, on the grounds of the historic Belvoir Scott’s Plantation, located at 1534 General’s Highway in Crownsville.  Runners and walkers alike will enjoy this challenging trail run that alternates between wooded areas and wide-open fields.  Whether you choose to run the 5k, or walk with family and friends, please join our team in support of the clinic to raise the funds which make it possible to save lives, offer hope, and spread the light of the gospel to thousands.  More information coming soon!  If you have questions, contact Meghan Lawson at (781-738-2679,