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Introducing Pastor Beckie


Posted By on Mar 1, 2021

Rev. Rebekah Sweet Greetings St. Paulians! My name is Steve Beyers and I am chair of the St Paul’s Staff-Parish Relations Committee, or SPR.  According to the United Methodist Book of Discipline, the first duty of SPR is to encourage, strengthen, nurture, support, and respect the pastor(s) and staff and their family(ies).   I have very good news to share, so I’ll get right to it: Bishop Mark Webb of our Upper New York Annual...

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Watch Night Devotional


Posted By on Dec 29, 2020

Centering and Introduction The first watch night service was on December 31, 1862, as African Americans, both slave and free, gathered in churches and homes across our nation, and waited and watched for the new year, 1863, when the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. Watch Night—Freedom Night. Every year since, New Year’s Eve is a time for the black community to remember a time when they were enslaved and a time when freedom...

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7 Everyone should give whatever they have decided in their heart. They shouldn’t give with hesitation or because of pressure. God loves a cheerful giver. ~ 2 Corinthians 9:7 Greetings beloved St. Paulians and Family in Faith! Before I share some wonderful details for this Christmas season, I want to express my deep, deep gratitude for your amazing generosity during this time of social isolation due to the pandemic. We are all...

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Greetings St. Paulians friends and family! Grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you! God spoke through the prophet Isaiah, in chapter 43, to a frightened, exiled people—a people who felt all they knew and loved was gone, and that they were far from where they longed to be. Isaiah proclaimed: But now, says the Lord—the one who created you…    the one who formed you…Don’t fear, for I have redeemed...

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Sunday, November 8, 2020 For our sermon today, I spent the week wrestling with Matthew 25:1-13, but my daily practice of lectio divina with the Ritual App, which I highly recommend, had me wrestling with an entirely different parable, one from Luke 16:1-13, the Parable of the Unjust Steward. This parable begins with Jesus describing a household manager of a wealthy master, a steward, who was caught squandering the master’s property...

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https://youtu.be/JzlGDGZbY8c Greetings my beloved St. Paul’s family! I am praying you are all well as we continue to learn to live each day in this new reality. I pray you are wearing your masks every time you are out in public and maintaining at least the 6 feet of social distance so that we may love our neighbors and love ourselves. September 27th we will hold our first ‘hybrid’ worship service for our 10:30 am Sunday service....

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