Led by the Spirit, growing in faith, serving in Christ, we shall bring God's glory to all.
UPCOMING WORSHIP HIGHLIGHTS At St. Paul's Church:
Sunday, April 13, 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. - Palm Sunday Celebrations Guest Preacher/ Celebrant - The Rev. Ron Reaves Thursday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. Community Meal (soup, salad and bread) and Holy Thursday Communion Friday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Service Saturday, April 19, 7:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Service Sunday, April 20, 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise on the lawn Sunday, April 20, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Easter Day Services
UTICA SUNDAY SCHOOL EVENTS:
Sunday, April 13, 9:15 a.m. Community Easter Egg Hunt for Children
Sunday, April 20, 9:15 a.m. Annual Easter Program with Refreshments
"FROM THE HARP" CONCERT IS SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Performed by the American Youth Harp Ensemble directed by Lynnelle Ediger-Kordzaia, a daughter of the congregation. The Ensemble will play a preview concert prior to performances in Australia at the World Harp Congress. Open to the public. Free-will donation.
YOUTH MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS:
Saturday, April 12, 1:00 p.m. Youth Lenten Activity, "The Paschal Candle" Sunday, April 20, 9:15 a.m. Participate in Annual Easter Program Sunday, April 27, 8:00 a.m. Youth assist with leading worship
HELEN COVER, Director of Music Ministries since January 2002, will retire on April 27, 2014. Her last service playing the organ will be the 10:30 a.m. service on April 27. A dinner and reception in her honor will be held that day beginning at 4:00 p.m. Note: The church is seeking expressions of interest from persons wishing to be given the opportunity to be St. Paul's next Director of Music Ministries. Contact Pastor Lane either by phone or e-mail if you are interested.
SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE
8:00 a.m. Relaxed Communion Service with Children's Sermon followed by Children's Sunday School 8:45 a.m. Sunday School for Middle and High School Youth 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Time with Light Refreshments 9:15 a.m. Adult Sunday School Classes/ Adult Choir Rehearsal 10:30 a.m. Traditional Communion Service
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)
Musicians: Helen Cover and Brenda G. Hedges
Youth Ministry Leader: Meghan Miller
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.