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St. Paul's Epistle
Week of Dec. 01 - Dec. 07, 2021

The Pastor's Perspective




“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.– John 1:5
 
     For many of us, 2021 has been ANOTHER very dark year.  We have all been touched by sickness, unrest, isolation, and death.  Soon we will experience the longest night of the year – “the long, dark night of the soul”.  It’s the time of year when, for some, the memories of the past hurts or present losses can be overwhelming.  Because of the past or the strangeness of the present, for some, the upcoming holidays will be most difficult – they may be a season of pain.
     Recognizing that this is not a season of joy for everyone, we invite you and all those who are broken, weary, and hurting to come to A Light in the Darkness:  A “Blue Christmas” Service on Wednesday, December 8, 20210 at 7:00PM at St. Paul’s Church.  At the service, you will be able to offer any pain, loneliness, or sadness you may feel to our great sign of hope:  Jesus, the Christ Child.  You can light a candle in memory of someone you will miss during this holiday season.  There will also be prayer teams available to pray for you to receive the healing that Jesus was born to bring you.  Please feel free to bring a friend.  All are welcome.  

Please pick up Christmas Season Invitations this Sunday at church.  Please invite friends and family to celebrate the Christmas Season at St. Paul's Church!

  

Poinsettias for Christmas

On Saturday, December 18, we will “green the church” by decorating it for Christmas.  If you would like to donate a poinsettia and greenery for the Christmas season, please fill out a “Sign Me Up” card at church on Sunday, attach a check for $25, and drop it in the “Tithes & Offering” box.  You may donate a poinsettia in honor of someone or something, in thanksgiving of someone or something, or in memory of someone.