Announcements – June 18, 2017


PARTICIPATING in today’s service: Jane Evans, Liturgist; Ruth Hornseth, Scripture Reader; Geoff and Ruth Hornseth, Ushers.


ALL ARE INVITED to a time of fellowship in the social hall following worship. Our thanks to Patty Ebner for providing refreshments.


JUNIOR CHURCH for children, 2 years old – grade 5, begins today following the Children’s Story. There is a sign-up sheet on the narthex bulletin board if adults are available to help with this very worthwhile summer program. Materials are ready to go! All you need is a little prep time and possibly some extra craft items. If you desire more information, please see either Leslie or Melanie. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have.


OUR DEEP SEA Vacation Bible School adventure will take place Sunday, June 25, through Thursday, June 29, from 6:30-8:30 pm. We will have crafts, snacks, games, songs, and of course, wonderful Bible stories “brought to life.”

      We will be creating a deep underwater scene for the sanctuary. Any donations of blue sheets would be appreciated. Stuffed animals (sea creatures), diving equipment, etc., can also be used to enhance our creative endeavors! Anything you would like returned should have your name on it, please.

      Monetary donations are also welcome; just write VBS on the memo line of your check if you wish to contribute in this way. Your donations help pay for the crafts and snacks that we supply for this FREE program.

      During VBS week, our Deep Sea diving team will serve God by helping others. This year we will focus on restocking and replenishing pantries for our community neighbors in need. First, we will have our annual summer food collection to help stock the Damascus Help pantry. We will also collect monetary donations to help Our House replenish their storage pantry after a recent fire destroyed the on-site building. Our donations will be used to purchase food for the trainees, as well as cleaning and laundry supplies, and towels and linens.

      If you wish to help out in any way, please contact either Leslie Hinkle ( or 301-414-0043) or Melanie Shullenbarger (Melanie_S_Shullenbarger @mcpsmd. org or 301-788-5337). We thank you for your continued support of all of our educational programs! It is deeply appreciated!


A POOL PARTY will be hosted by Cathy Ballou at her home (22400 Fitzgerald Drive, Laytonsville) on Sunday, July 9 (rain date July 16), from 2:00-6:00 pm. Come and enjoy great fellowship, good things to eat and drink, cooling off and playing in the pool, etc. Family and friends are welcome! Cathy will supply hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and drinks. Just bring a side dish or dessert if you can and/or your favorite drink if you like; or just grab your swimsuit and towel and come on over! Please R.S.V.P. to Cathy at 301-482-1425 or



Giant Gift Cards - available in denominations of $20, $50, $100.

St. Paul earns 5% of face value. Purchase from Cathy Ballou. and From “Spread the Word” box,

set up a tool bar to list St. Paul UMC (Laytonsville) as your charity.

eScrip Online Mall – go to and enter the store at which you want to shop. (You must first set up an account at and select St Paul UMC Laytonsville as your nonprofit organization.) Questions? Contact Chris Avedisian at or 301-926-7598.