Announcements – May 26, 2019


PARTICIPATING in today’s service: Dave Clemmer, Liturgist; Meg Clemmer, Scripture Reader; Nancy Hitchcock and Sandy Walter, Ushers.


ALL ARE INVITED to a time of fellowship in the social hall following the service. Thanks to the Dowdys for providing refreshments.


REMINDER: Articles for the June/July/August newsletter should be submitted to Joanne ( no later than this Wednesday, May 29. Thank you!


THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON Annual Conference will be held May 29 – June 1 in Baltimore. Pastor Jean and Matthew Lee will be in attendance.


DO YOU HEAR THAT ROAR? If so, it must be nearing the time for VBS!!! Please join us at St. Paul UMC on June 23-27 from 6:30-8:30 pm as we learn about God and Jesus through songs, stories, games, crafts, science experiments, and of course snacks!! Our theme this year is ROAR! Life is Wild ~ God is Good! Children ages 2 (with parent) - grade 5 are welcome to join us for a "week" of fun. If you know a teen (grade 6-12) who would like to be a helper, have them contact Leslie Hinkle or Melanie Shullenbarger.

      We will be transforming the sanctuary into an African plain/grassland/savannah this year, so any donations of the following items would be appreciated:

~ tan, brown, or light green FLAT sheets (any size works)

~ animal print material, sheets, blankets (cheetah, faux fur, etc.)

~ stuffed animals (lions, buffalo, rhinos, giraffes, etc.)

~**African art, prints, statues, etc.

~**small "kid-sized" jeep (it doesn't have to move)

~lion costume (or just a lion mane?)

~anything else you think would add to the ambiance is welcomed!

      For any items that you donate, please have your name on it so it can get back to you. For any **items, we will just be using these as decorations. Watch upcoming bulletin announcements for additional needs. As always, monetary donations are appreciated to help toward snacks, science and craft supplies. Just earmark for VBS.

      For more information and/or questions, please contact Melanie Shullenbarger (Melanie_S_ Shullenbarger, 301-788-5337) or Leslie Hinkle (, 301-414-0043.

TEACHER APPRECIATION BRUNCH: Please join us after the worship service on June 9 for a time to celebrate and thank our Sunday School teachers – Miss Melanie and Miss Leslie – for the wonderful year that our children have enjoyed, thanks to their teaching, story time and all the fun activities they plan and put together. Anyone wishing to bring a dish to share is asked to contact Sandy Walter (301-651-9080 or SandraLWalter@aol.

com) or Susan Brooks (301-869-8798 or



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      There's an easy way to earn .5% of your purchase for St Paul through at no extra cost or hassle to you. It takes 2 steps:

1.      Assign St Paul as your Smile beneficiary. You need to do it once only. Go to: com/ch/52-0824888.

2.      Every time you shop, go to


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Go to and enter the store at which you want to shop. St Paul will automatically receive a percentage of your purchase! (Set up account at index.jsp and select St. Paul UMC Laytonsville as your nonprofit organization.)


Giant Gift Cards

      Gift cards are available in denominations of $20, $50, or $100.

St. Paul earns 5% of face value. See Chris Avedisian to purchase or call the church office at 301-963-2185.