Led by the Spirit, growing in faith, serving in Christ, we shall bring God's glory to all.
THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT is Sunday, November 30. It is also a 5th Sunday. Both worship services will include a healing liturgy. The liturgy will include individual prayers and anointing with oil for those who desire to be anointed.
THE ANNUAL UTICA SUNDAY SCHOOL Christmas Program will be presented on Sunday, December 21, 9:15 a.m., in the Education Building. Refreshments will be served following the program.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES will be Wednesday, December 24, at 5:00 (relaxed, family service with living nativity) and 7:30 p.m. (traditional service with communion and candlelighting). Music of the season will be included in an extended Prelude for the 7:30 p.m. It will begin at 7:00 p.m.
SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE
8:00 a.m. Relaxed Communion Service with Children's Sermon and Sunday School 8:45 a.m. Youth Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Time with Light Refreshments 9:15 a.m. Adult Sunday School Class 9:15 a.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal (singing at 10:30 a.m. worship) 10:30 a.m. Traditional Communion Service
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT....Director of Music Ministries/ Organist. 10-12 hours per week. Please contact Pastor Lane for information and a Position Description at 301-898-9454 x 2 or email@example.com.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT....Youth Ministry Leader. 6-8 hours per week. Please contact Pastor Lane for information or a Position Description at 301-898-9454 x 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This part-time position opens on October 1, 2014.
ST. PAUL'S Annual Fall Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 7, 9:15 a.m. The meeting is an open meeting, although only voting (confirmed members with recent involvement in and support of the church) members will participate in the voting. Agenda will include: Adoption of a 2015 ministry budget; election of Church Council members; and acting on the sale of stock to cover the costs of constructing the new septic system at the Picnic Woods.
DIRECTIONS TO THE CHURCH (10621 Old Frederick Rd.): From Frederick, MD., US 15 North 5 miles, bear right on Old Frederick Rd. and proceed 1.5 miles to Utica. The church is on the right.
DIRECTIONS TO ST. PAUL'S PICNIC WOODS: From Frederick, MD., US 15 north 6.5 miles, right onto Hessong Bridge Rd. for 1 mile, right on Lewistown Rd. for .5 mile, the gate is on the right.
We the people called St. Paul’s invite you to join with us for worship and Bible Study, and to become an active participant in this community of faith as we join together in mutual service and love toward God and one another, sharing in our discipleship of Christ Jesus as we proclaim the Good News of the Gospel to those in the community and to the world.St. Paul's Church is a congregation within the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Pastor: Reverend Albert K. Lane III (Bert)
Musician: Brenda G. Hedges
10621 Old Frederick Road Telephone: 301-898-9454 Thurmont, Maryland 21788 E-mail: AklaneIII@aol.com; PastorBert@splcutica.org
Contacts for the Utica Cemetery (purchase of lots, maintenance, etc.): Mr. Melvin Heim 301-662-1502 or 301-639-3477. Mr. John Grove 301-631-0719 or 301-639-4584. Mr. Kenneth Hubbard 301-898-9831 or 240-344-7251.