Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
With the season of inclement weather upon us…
. Please remember if the Greenville Public Schools are closed, the office at St. Paul will also be closed.
· Listen to WOOD-TV or WZZM-TV for other
· If you have a scheduled meeting at the church, check with your group leader if you are unsure if the meeting is still being held.
· If the weather and roads are really bad, Pastor may cancel ALL events. This notice will be on WOOD-TV and WZZM-TV. This notice means ALL events at the church are cancelled.
"In Holy Baptism, God liberates us from sin and death by joining us to the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Born children of a fallen humanity, In the baptismal waters we become God's reborn children and inherit eternal life. By water and the Holy spirit we are made members of the church, which is Christ's body. as we live with him and with his people we grow in faith, love and obedience to God's will." ELCA Service of Holy Baptism, Lutheran book of Worship p. 121
If you or a child of yours has not ever been baptized in the Christian Church, please talk to Pastor Betsy about baptism. We believe that baptism is an act of God's gracious cleansing, naming, and claiming us as God's own. Therefore, that grace can be extended even to babies.
A labyrinth is a an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools. Our pattern is mowed into the grass is a known as a 7-circuit Cretan Labyrinth. It is perhaps the most universally used labyrinth pattern in the world.
Take the church entry road to the end and turn left, the 100’ circle with 4’ walkways is located on the right. We invite you to walk the labyrinth. There are brochures with more information available inside the church office.
A person who has attended St. Paul and wishes to make the commitment to confirmed membership is asked to speak with Pastor Betsy. She will then work with you to become a confirmed member of St. Paul.
"The Lord God in his goodness created us male and female and by the gift of marriage founded human community in a joy that begins now and is brought to perfection in the life to come. Because of sin, or age-old rebellion, the gladness of marriage can be overcast and the gift of the family can become a burden. But because God, who established marriage, continues still to bless it with his abundant and ever-present support, we can be sustained in our weariness and have our joy restored." --from the Lutheran book of Worship Marriage ceremony