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Here you will find information about our goings-on. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing! Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, or just want to stop in for a visit, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age


- Join us for Worship Sundays at 9:30 am.
- Sunday School for children follows the Children's Story.
- We celebrate Communion the first Sunday of the month (no Sunday School).
- We meet for Fellowship after service on the second and fourth Sundays.

Contact Information  
St Paul United Methodist Church
21720 Laytonsville Rd
Mailing: PO Box 5006
Laytonsville, Maryland 20882
Phone (301)963-2185

Weekly Announcements

March 19, 2023

PARTICIPATING in today’s service are Lou Bland, Liturgist; Cora Lee Wetherington, Scripture Reader; Sonny and Jack Lightbody, Ushers; and Dick Evans, Video Operator. Thank you for your faithful service!

TODAY’S MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT is on Outreach. Leslie Hinkle will give an overview of the many ways St. Paul reaches out to help our community. As part of the Outreach Spotlight, we are pleased to welcome Ms. Beatrice Rice, Executive Director of Our House, to St. Paul today. Ms. Rice will be speaking about the Our House Residential Program for At-Risk Youth.

A TIME OF FELLOWSHIP will take place today immediately after service. This is an opportunity to meet and welcome Ms. Rice and to learn more about the Our House mission in this community.

TODAY IS UMCOR SUNDAY This Special Sunday offering goes to pay for the overhead of the United Methodist Church’s disaster relief work. An envelope, which can be placed in the offering plate, has been provided in the bulletin.

LENTEN DEVOTION continues each Monday during Lent at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary and via Zoom. This is a 30-minute time of devotion led by Pastor Will. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Pastor Will has also created a list of suggested individual Lenten disciplines.

OUR LENTEN OUTREACH this year is with the organization Comfort Cases, who assemble backpacks filled with comfort and personal care items for children entering foster care. We will be collecting items to help fill these backpacks and a container is available in the narthex for your donations. Here is a list of needed items. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Please contact Leslie Hinkle with any questions ( or 301-717-7033).

EASTER FELLOWSHIP will take place immediately following the 9:30 service on Easter Sunday, April 9. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. If you would like to bring a treat to share, please use the sign-up sheet in the narthex or see Sandy Walter (301-651-9080).

APRIL/MAY NEWSLETTER articles are due in the office by Tuesday, March 28. Please send your articles to Thank you!

WORSHIP LEADERSHIP forms are here. If you are able to help, please complete the form and return in the collection plate or in Maryjean’s mailbox in the education wing. All help is greatly appreciated!

A TRUSTEE CLEAN-UP DAY will be held on Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. We plan to make repairs and clean areas of the church in preparation for Easter, and all are invited to join in. If you have noticed something that needs attention in the church, please contact Dick Evans (301.602.6208 or

EASTER ALTAR FLOWERS can be ordered using this flyer. Easter is just four weeks away, so don’t delay. The deadline to submit your order and payment is Sunday, March 26.

NEW AED IN PLACE The Town of Laytonsville has gifted St. Paul with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), which has been installed in the narthex. Patty Ebner is working with the Laytonsville Fire Department to offer an instructional class on the use of the AED. Several members of St. Paul have volunteered to take this class, and if you would like to be included in this group, please reach out to Patty.

SAVE THE DATE Rebuilding Together will take place on Saturday, April 29. St. Paul will once again partner with the members of Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church on a local home repair project. Mark your calendar now to come out and participate in this community project. Further details coming soon.


OUR WORSHIP SERVICES continue to be available via Zoom and You Tube Live. Go to Upcoming Events for direct links to each gathering. You can also listen to the service via radio channel 107.5 FM either from the St. Paul parking lot or within ½ mile of St. Paul.

WAYS TO SUPPORT THE CHURCH with your tithes and offerings:
- At in-person services, offering plates are in the back of the sanctuary.
- Mail checks to St. Paul UMC, PO Box 5006, Laytonsville, MD 20882.
- Set up direct bill pay through your bank.
- Give online here, where you can pay using your bank account or credit card and set up recurring payments if you’d like.

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