New Beginnings – This fall we will offer our “New Beginnings” (i.e., basic instruction in Lutheran Christian faith and life) on Thursday nights from 6:30-8:00pm starting on September 18th and finishing by or before November 20. This class is geared towards regular visitors and guests who are exploring the Christian faith and also for long-time Christians who are new to the Lutheran Church and considering membership at St. Paul. (Long-time Lutherans are encouraged to participate as a refresher or to provide support and encouragement to these others!). If you want more information please contact Pastor Brian.
This course will also be offered as an Internet blog with daily posts. If you are interested in this alternative, please let Pastor Brian know. Details on how to access the blog will be provided to all class participants before Pastor Brian starts blogging!
Gifts from the Heart – The Women of St. Paul are collecting “Gifts from the Heart” donations to bring to the Chesapeake District LWML Convention Ingathering on September 26-28 in Richmond, Virginia. Several of our ladies will be attending this year as delegates and attendees. We are truly grateful for any and all donations.
Requested items are:
1 – Eyeglasses for MOST Ministries (gently used)
2 – Gift Cards for LCMS seminarians (please use smaller increments at national chains)
3 – For CrossOver Healthcare Ministry:
* Debrox (ear wax removal), the kit or just the drops
* Small bottles of mouthwash (travel size); no Scope or Listerine
* Tubes of Neosporin ointment and cream (or generic)
* Small size box of Benadryl (or generic)
* Small tubes of Cortizone anti-itch cream (or generic)
* Small sizes of Eucerin or Aquaphor cream (or generic)
* Pump bottles of hand sanitizer
If you would like to add your gifts to the bounty, please place all items in the LWML box (in the narthex) by Sunday, September 21. Many thanks! For more information, contact Marlene Haversack (301-776-4710, firstname.lastname@example.org).
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. Our team name is “St. Paul Saints”. To sign up online, click on this link:
https://secure.ministrysync.com/ministrysync/event/website/?m=1938955. If you have questions, contact Meghan Lawson at (781-738-2679, email@example.com).
Attention St. Paul Golfers – We are trying to organize one or two St. Paul foursomes to play at the annual Lutheran Mission Society Benefit Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, October 13, at the Glenn Dale Golf Club. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. There will be a Shot Gun Start with a Four Man Scramble at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $100 per player, which includes range balls, beverage cart on the course, door prizes, and food donated by Outback Steakhouse. To join the fellowship and fun, contact Herm Schmidt (410-263-5529, firstname.lastname@example.org).