Announcements – March 11, 2018





PARTICIPATING in today’s service: Jane Evans, Liturgist; Maryjean Spencer and Jim Rankin, Ushers.


ALL ARE INVITED to a time of fellowship in the social hall following worship. Thanks to the Lee Family for providing refreshments.


OUR LENTEN mission project helps children in our community through Manna’s Smart Sacks program. This program works with local elementary schools to provide children who are at risk of hunger with “kid-friendly” foods for the weekend. Please check our Smart Sacks bulletin board in the narthex with tallies of the various foods we collect.

We invite your participation. Here are the most needed items:

Peanut Butter (18 oz jars or smaller)

Kid Favorite Soups (chicken noodle, tomato, alphabet)

Juice Boxes (100% juice)

Individual Fruit Cups

Packaged Crackers

Canned Tuna

Granola Bars

Instant Oatmeal Packets

Individual Raisin boxes

Canned Pasta

      Every donation helps! Please contact Leslie Hinkle with any questions (301-414-0043 or Thank you!


THE DEADLINE to submit articles for the March/April issue of St. Paul’s Epistle is tomorrow, March 12. Please submit articles to Joanne at Thank you!


THEOLOGY ON TAP group will meet this Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 pm, at Julliano’s in the Laytons Village Shopping Center. The discussion topic will be Personal and Professional Conflicts. Pastor Jean invites you to join us for food, fellowship and interesting conversation.


PLEASE NOTE that the deadline for ordering Easter flowers is next Sunday, March 18. Those desiring to present Easter flowers in honor or in memory of loved ones may complete the enclosed order form and place it in the offering.


FOLLOWING WORSHIP next Sunday, March 18, we will make palm crosses for Palm Sunday. Last year we produced over 100 crosses in about one hour. This has become a treasured Lenten practice over the past few years and we invite your participation for this enjoyable activity!


MARCH/APRIL Upper Room are available in the narthex.


PLEASE JOIN US after the worship service on March 25 for a final discussion of the proposed Mt. Carmel/St. Paul merger. We will meet in the fellowship hall after everyone has gotten their refreshments. Prior to this discussion, you will receive a letter outlining the proposal and the answers to questions which the congregation and Council have raised. Please contact Jean Lee or Tina Burke if you have additional questions.


ALL ARE INVITED to our Holy Week Services as follows:

Thursday, March 29 – 7:30 pm at St. Paul UMC, Laytonsville

Friday, March 30 – 7:30 pm at Salem UMC, Brookeville


OUR COMMUNITY Easter Egg Hunt will be held in the field between the cemetery and parsonage on Saturday, March 31, at 10:00 am. All children will receive a very full goodie bag, a small snack and a photo opportunity with their big furry friend! Hope to see you there! If you would like to donate money towards the goodie bags, or if you have questions, please see either Leslie Hinkle or Melanie Shullenbarger.


THOSE WHO would like to provide something for our Easter morning fellowship time are asked to sign the refreshment chart downstairs, or see Sandy Walter or Susan Brooks. Thank you!



The eScrip Online Mall

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 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. Please see Cathy Ballou to purchase.










Easter flowers can be ordered by returning this form with payment (mail or place in offering). The DEADLINE is Sunday, March 18. NO ORDERS CAN BE PLACED AFTER THE 18th AND NO ORDERS CAN BE PROCESSED WITHOUT PAYMENT. Flowers may be picked up following the 9:30 am worship service on Easter Sunday.

                                        PLEASE PRINT

Name _____________________________________________

flowersPhone No. ________________________________ 

Number of Each:

       _____  @ $11.00  Easter Lily (single lily, 6” pot)



       _____  @ $24.00  Hydrangea (3 blooms, 8” pot)


  Circle color preference; however, color is not guaranteed:

       _____  @ $10.00  Tulips (6” pot)

                      Pink     Yellow      Red      Purple      No Preference


       _____  @ $10.00  Hyacinths

                      White      Pink      Lavender      No Preference


_____ Easter flowers to be left at church for distribution to the                              homebound members

_____ Easter flowers to be taken by purchaser

In HONOR of   __________________________________________



In MEMORY of   ________________________________________



_____ Presented to the glory of God


Total plants ordered: _____  Total enclosed: $_____________