Stand for Life – St. Paul’s is joining 40 Days for Life for an event called Stand for Life. Registration will begin at 1:00 PM and people will be directed to stand single file along Rowe Blvd from 1:30 -2:30 PM. Attendees will be given a number to represent the life of someone who will be aborted on that day (3,300 abortions daily), someone God knows, but the world will never know. At 2:30 PM we will walk to Lawyers Mall and gather as local Pastors lead us in prayer and reflection. Free parking in Bladen Street parking garage located at NW corner of Bladen/Rowe and Calvert St. Posters and signage will be provided. No graphic or political signs are allowed. Contact Pastor Brian to join the group!
Prayer Vigil – From September 24 – November 2 members of St. Paul will be joining the prayer vigil organized by 40 Days for Life. The vigil is held on the public sidewalk in front and behind Planned Parenthood 929 West Street Annapolis, Maryland 21401. It is a peaceful and educational presence. Those who are called to stand witness during this presence send a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion. It also serves as a call to repentance for those who work at the abortion center and those who patronize the facility. You can volunteer to pray for any amount of time between 7am and 6pm. To sign up go to http://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/annapolis/calendar/. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond. Please contact Meghan Lawson with any questions.
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!
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).