Thoughts From The Pastor

Welcome New Members

Take a moment to welcome the following new members to our St. Paul Family. 

 Dr. Rick Brooks, Senior Pastor

Dr. Rick Brooks, Senior Pastor

Dear St. Paul Family,

Sunday afternoon (March 4) we will have session #3 of our time of congregational discernment with Rev. Dr. Connie Shelton at 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at East Campus. Mr. David Stotts, Mississippi Conference Treasurer and Director of Finance and Administration and Conference Benefits Officer, will join us again for conversation around the financial picture for St. Paul. As you will notice from the panel below, even if you have not been part of the prior meetings with Connie we encourage you come and participate as we continue this important season of discernment.

This Sunday at 9:00 East and 11:00 Downtown services we will continue our Lenten series, “All Part of the Plan,” this week focusing on Exodus 20: 1-17 and the gift of the law. The commandments form the core of the Torah. While the Torah is often defined as "law," it is perhaps better translated as "the finger pointing the way." The law does not tell us every step to take in life, but it is a reliable guide, pointing us in the direction of true life and freedom.

At “Live at 11:11,” M.J. Kirby will offer the second of a six message series called “Lovers and Fools.” Her message for this week is “A Life for a Life ,” John 11: 17-36.

At 9:00 Downtown, Tom East will be preaching on “The Rock,” with Exodus 17: 1-7 as his text for the day.

We are doing some very important work as a congregation. Please be in prayer as we continue to journey forward as faithful partners in the gospel of Jesus Christ!

I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday morning, and to continue our work of discerning forward on Sunday afternoon.

Have a great weekend and see you Sunday! Rick


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