Announcements – October 15, 2017



PARTICIPATING in today’s service: Jane Evans, Liturgist; Maryjean Spencer, Scripture Reader; Cathy Ballou and Maryjean Spencer, Ushers.


ALL ARE INVITED to a time of fellowship in the social hall following worship. Thanks to Nancy Hitchcock and Sandy Walter for providing refreshments.


THE DEADLINE to submit articles for the November/ December/ January issue of St. Paul’s Epistle is today. Please submit articles to Joanne at


A REMINDER...Due to Pastor Jean’s vacation, we will hold joint worship services on the next two Sundays as follows:

October 22, 11:00 am, at Mt. Carmel

October 29, 9:30 am, at St. Paul

Meg Clemmer, from St. Paul, will bring the morning messages. We hope you will invite a friend and join us!


TRUNK OR TREAT for children, weather permitting, will be held Sunday, October 29, 4:00-5:30 pm, in the St. Paul 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 (

        What is Trunk or Treat? Children will come to our parking lot where cars will be decorated. They will stop by each car and get a treat or play a game. This event is a way to reach out to the community, by sharing a safe environment and providing safe treats!


TO HONOR men and women in our community for their military service, we would like to have a special Veterans Day listing of them in the bulletin on November 5. Please send Joanne ( or 301-963-2185) the veteran’s name, branch of service, and specific years of service. Submission deadline is Monday, October 30. (Note: If you provided names in previous years, you will not need to submit them again.)


THE SUNSHINE CHARGE (Mt. Carmel/St. Paul) annual Church Conference will be held Thursday, November 9, 6:30 pm, at Mt. Carmel. All members, especially church officers, are encouraged to attend.


ALL SENIORS are cordially invited to our annual Seniors Thanksgiving Luncheon on Friday, November 10, in the fellowship hall. We will gather at 12 noon; the meal will be served at 12:30 pm. Be our guest and enjoy an afternoon of great food and wonderful fellowship! Please RSVP by November 6 to Barb Barber (301-258-5271), David Baker (301-926-0652) or the St. Paul Church office (301-963-2185).


ATTENTION, YOUTH AND ADULTS! The annual ROCK event, sponsored by the Baltimore-Washington Conference, will be held January 26-28, 2018, at the Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. ROCK is the God-encountering, life-changing retreat focusing on revival for youth and adults, regardless of religious affiliation. Worship leaders will be Sorensen, a powerful and engaging pop-rock Christian band, and Urban Street Level, a high-energy Christian music group. The featured speaker will be Bishop Latrelle Easterling. For more information, including costs and registration, go to Registration cost is based on date deadlines. Register and pay by October 31 to receive the lowest price. Brochures with fees and hotel information can be picked up in the narthex today. If you are interested in attending, please contact Pastor Jean (301-330-0539, 443-487-7404,


OUR SPECIAL weekly prayer time is set aside for the St. Paul Church family to pray for our congregation, our families, our community, our nation and our world. We invite you to join with us in prayer from your home each Wednesday at 9:00 pm.


ALTAR FLOWERS may be presented in honor or in memory of loved ones via the sign-up sheet in the narthex. Cost is $20. Payment can be mailed to the church or placed in the offering. Write “Altar Flowers” on the memo line of your check. Please specify if flowers are to be taken by you after the service.



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.