Join Us on Pentecost! – On Pentecost Sunday, June 4, we will formally receive new members into our fellowship. God has placed us together to love and support one another! Therefore, if you are one of our frequent friends, regular visitors or guests, please prayerfully consider entering into this deeper commitment of shared membership here at St. Paul Lutheran Church. If you would like to know more about membership or have any questions, contact Pastor Brian (410-268-2400, firstname.lastname@example.org).
New Beginnings – Our next New Beginnings class will be offered in the church library on Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., starting May 25. This class offers an overview of the Christian faith and highlights some important distinctives of the Lutheran faith. It is intended for those new to Christianity or who come to our fellowship from a non-Lutheran background. An online version of the class is offered as a blog with daily posts that mirror the material covered in class. To participate via the blog, go to: http://newbeginnings-splca.blogspot.com. For more information, contact Pastor Brian (410-268-2400, email@example.com).
Vacation Bible School – St. Paul Lutheran and Annapolis Lutheran are excited to announce that we are once again combining our efforts to produce another fun, engaging and faithful VBS this summer and we want you to know that your child is once again most welcome to join us!
What: Mighty Fortress: In Jesus the victory is won!
Where: St. Paul Lutheran Church
When: July 17 – 21 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Who: Hosted by members of both St. Paul Lutheran and Annapolis Lutheran
To register your child, please go to: https://goo.gl/forms/fTlyFrIroI9OCEIE2
To sign up to volunteer, please go to: https://goo.gl/forms/htezDhkiB6EsWytp2
For more information, contact Heather Rosenkoetter (410-757-3293, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Weight Loss Support Group – Would you like to lose weight with support and prayer with others to reach your health goals? Anyone qualifies, even if you have a little or nothing to lose, because you can be a support to others in the group. This could help St. Paul’s evangelism efforts in the community if you want to invite someone from outside the church. The time and location(s) for meetings will be determined by the group. If you are interested in participating, please contact me. — Jo-Marie Toepper (410-626-9616, email@example.com).
St. Paul Contemporary Christian Authors Book Club – We are on hiatus for the summer. Our next meeting will be on Monday (new night and week of the month), September 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the church library. That gives us plenty of time to read our next book, which is “Martin Luther” by Martin Marty. “Lutheran pastor Martin Marty portrays the religious reformer Martin Luther as a man of conscience and courage who risked death to ignite the historic reformation of the Church. Marty explores the records left by Luther of his inner struggles and his conflicts with the Holy Roman Empire to find a man engaged in a lifelong passionate search for not only the grace of God, but also for the assurance that it was directed toward each individual.”
At our meeting in October, we will be discussing the first half (Preface through Chapter 7) of “Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity Is Transforming China And Changing the Global Balance of Power” by David Aikman.
Our monthly gatherings, which are scheduled for the second Monday 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).