Thoughts From The Pastor

Dr. Rick Brooks, Senior Pastor

Dr. Rick Brooks, Senior Pastor

Dear St. Paul Family,

Several of you have expressed interest in the “Pop Up and Serve” opportunities this weekend to assemble cleaning kits (“flood buckets”) for victims of the recent hurricanes. The times at East campus are Friday (Sept. 15) at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday (Sept. 16) beginning at 9:00 a.m. A “shout out” goes to new members Wayne and Theresa Jones, who have been instrumental in coordinating things and putting together the supplies.

The St. Paul Council meets this Monday, September 18, at 6:00 p.m. to entertain some important church business. The Nominations and Lay Leadership Committee will convene after that meeting.

St. Paul will offer a showing of the movie, “The Shack,” at East campus on Wednesday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will also be served. Invite a friend to come and see this powerful film.

Manna for Men will resume on Monday nights in October, kicking off with a study on “The Shack.” Manna will eat and meet at Broome’s on Government Street for the weeks of this study. We encourage our men to invite other men in the community for these uplifting times of study and fellowship.

Service information for Sunday, September 17, includes the following for the morning schedule: We conclude the “I Believe” series at 9:00 East campus and 11:00 Downtown with “I Believe in the Resurrection and the Life Everlasting,” 1 Corinthians 15: 50-58. At 11:11 service at East, M.J. Kirby begins an eleven-week series, this Sunday focusing on the prophet Nathan, 2 Samuel 12: 7-9, “Everybody Needs a Highlighter on Fleek” (she’ll have to explain the sermon title!). Meanwhile, at 9:00 Downtown George Duffee-Braun will offer a message on “Fear and Forgiveness,” with Exodus 14: 19-31 and Matthew 18: 21-35 as his texts.

An Ecuador mission trip “interest meeting” will be offered this Sunday at 10:15 in the Lounge at East campus.

Have a safe and blessed weekend, and see you Sunday!


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