Announcements – August 18, 2019



WE WELCOME, Mt. Carmel members to our joint worship service! Those from Mt. Carmel are asked to see an usher for an envelope in which to place your offering.


PARTICIPATING in today’s service: Ruth Hornseth, Liturgist; Sandy Walter and Geoff Hornseth, Ushers.


ALL ARE INVITED for 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 September/October newsletter has arrived. Please submit articles no later than this Tuesday, August 20, to Joanne at Thank you.


BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS will take place Sunday, September 1. Students and teachers are invited to bring their backpacks to worship service at 9:30 am, where we will pray over them and ask God’s blessings on them as the new school year begins.


WORSHIP LEADERS are a valuable asset to our Sunday morning service. Please consider being a part of this ministry. See the enclosed sign-up form to see how you can volunteer.



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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


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 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.










St. Paul Dinner & Bake Sale


By Popular demand…

BBQ Chicken / BBQ Pulled Pork

Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Applesauce,

Roll, and Beverage


Friday, September 13, 2019

4:00 pm – 7:30 pm


All you can eat!


$15 per person

Children 10 and under - Free

$1 additional for carryout


To Go!

BBQ Pulled Pork by the pound


Pre-order and save $2 per pound!


E-mail us at


Pre-order $13 per pound

At the door $15 per pound


Note to our church members:

      Next Sunday, August 25, we will meet following fellowship time to prepare Dinner fliers for mailing. We’ll also be wrapping silverware. Anyone who would like to assist in these projects is welcome.

      Food or monetary donations toward the Dinner are appreciated as well as volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up. The volunteer sign-up schedule is posted in the narthex. We welcome your help! If you have questions, please contact Cindy Stevenson  (301-926-9026 or

      Our Bake Sale has proven to be a popular and profitable feature. We are seeking volunteers to provide baked goods. We will need your baked items wrapped and labeled with primary ingredients, especially nuts and other allergens. Donations should be dropped off at the church by 3:30 pm on the 13th. If you have any questions regarding the bake table or would like to volunteer your help with this, please contact Susan Brooks (301-869-8798 or











The new Worship Leadership Schedule will soon be prepared. Volunteers are greatly appreciated. Please fill in the form below and place in the offering or return to the office by mailing or placing in the office mail box. Thank you!


Please include me in the next Worship Leadership Schedule, running September through December, 2019. I will serve in the following areas:


bible59_____             Liturgist


_____             Scripture Reader


_____             Children’s Storyteller


_____             Usher


_____             Acolyte


_____             I will sign up to provide refreshments for Fellowship

                      Time (sign-up chart in fellowship hall or narthex)


Note: If you cannot serve on a date for which you are scheduled, you may either switch with someone and inform the church office in advance, or call the office and have Joanne find someone to take your place.

You may also list your preferences below.


I am available on these dates:





I am not available on these dates:




_____ Include me in the schedule. If a conflict arises, I will inform

           the church office as instructed above.


Name: _________________________________________________


Email Address: __________________________________________


Phone Number: __________________________________________