Announcements – October 13, 2019


PARTICIPATING in today’s service: Dave Clemmer, Liturgist; Michele Halvorson, Scripture Reader; Michele Halvorson and Jim Rankin, Ushers. Our thanks and appreciation to Meg Clemmer for bringing the morning message. Pastor Jean will return next Sunday.


ALL ARE INVITED for fellowship in the social hall following worship. Thanks to the Blands for providing refreshments.


THE NEWSLETTER deadline is this Tuesday, October 15. Information is needed for St. Paul’s November/December/January programs and activities. Please submit articles to Joanne at


THE SUNSHINE CHARGE (Mt. Carmel/St. Paul) annual Church Conference will be held this Saturday, October 19, 2:45 pm, at Montgomery UMC, 28325 Kemptown Rd, Damascus, MD 20872. All members, especially church officers, are urged to attend.


A JOINT SERVICE with Mt. Carmel UMC will be held next Sunday, October 20, 9:30 am, at St. Paul. Pastor Jean has invited guest speaker, Rev. Debbie Burgio, who is the President of Winter Grace Senior Ministries in Highland, Maryland. This is a non-profit organization that empowers and enriches the lives of older adults by creating a bridge between them and the resources in their communities. Please visit her website,, for a wealth of helpful information, resources and events for older adults.


BISHOP LaTrelle Easterling will be visiting each of the districts for conversation this fall. She will meet with laity of the Central Maryland District on Tuesday, October 29, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. A light meal will be provided. The location is St. John United Church, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia, MD 21044. All are welcome.


TRUNK OR TREAT will be offered to children on Sunday, October 27 (weather permitting), from 3:00-5:00 pm in the church parking lot. Come dressed in your costume and enjoy the fun! Adults who would like to participate by handing out Halloween treats from your decorated car trunk are asked to contact Tina Burke (


REGISTRATION is open for the Baltimore Washington Conference 2020 ROCK event. ROCK is the God-encountering, life-changing, high-energy retreat focusing on revival. ROCK is open to youth and adults regardless of religious affiliation. It will be held February 7-9, 2020, at the Ocean City Convention Center Ocean City, MD. Complete details and registration information may be found at Register by October 31 to receive the best deal, but you can register up until the event.




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Giant Gift Cards

      Gift cards are available in denominations of $20 or $50. St. Paul earns 5% of face value. See Chris Avedisian to purchase, or call the church office at 301-963-2185.


SALEM UMC, Brookeville, extends an invitation to St. Paul for a presentation entitled Safety on the Internet, to be held Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm, at Salem (12 High St). There are many ways to be taken advantage of online. Brandon Savage, software developer, will discuss the best practices for keeping yourself, your loved ones and your information safe from internet scams, data loss, and criminal elements. The program is free; no registration required. For further information, call 301-774-7772.