Upper NY for Full Inclusion
Join fellow change-makers in the Upper NY Conference for worship and organizing for an inclusive church!
When: Saturday, March 30
Where: University of UMC Syracuse (1085 E. Genesee St)
Please RSVP to UNY4inclusion@gmail.com and include any childcare or dietary needs.
Calling All Musicians!
Emily Preston, our new Director of Choir and Ensembles, is gathering information about St. Paulians who have musical gifts they would like to offer during services. If you play an instrument or sing, please fill out the online form HERE indicating your availability and interest. If you prefer, you can email Emily directly or set up a meeting with her to discuss your musical interests!
Lenten Study: Manna & Mercy-God’s Unfolding Promise to Mend the Entire Universe
Join Pastor Teressa on Mondays in Lent to experience Rev. Daniel Erlander’s beautiful book-Manna and Mercy. Rev. Erlander penned and illustrated an overview of our Holy Scriptures in a simple, almost graphic novel style. He invites us to add color to his black-and-white drawings as we read and discuss this theological overview of “God’s unfolding promise to mend the entire universe.” The study begins on Monday, March 11 and ends on Monday, April 15—at 7:00 pm. It is a great study for youth and adults!
Lenten Mid-Week Worship:
Vespers at St. Paul’s
The end of the day, with its transition from light to darkness and work to rest, has a special quality that invites us to gather for reflection, stillness, and the offering up of our concerns and expressions of gratitude. In the Celtic tradition, this window of time is known as a thin place, the lifting of the veil that separates ordinary reality from our awareness of Divine presence. Monasteries since ancient times have celebrated this hour of the day with an evening service called vespers.
Beginning on March 13, a vesper service will be held in the Memorial Room every Wednesday through Holy Week, beginning at 5:15 pm and ending no later than 6:00 pm. This service will include prayers, silence, scripture, song, and poetry. A simple meal of soup and bread will follow for those who desire time for fellowship. This is an opportunity to deepen your spiritual life during the season of Lent. All are welcome!
FESTIVAL CHIMES PLANT SALE
St Paul’s Festival Chimes is once again selling the same exceptional quality flowering plants we have sold in the past–fresh from a local greenhouse. Full flat-48 plants-$25, 1/2 flat-24 plants-$12.50, 1/4 flat-12 plants-$6.25, single pack-6 plants-$3.25.
Bedding Flowers: Ageratum (blue), Begonias (rose), Coleus, Dianthus, Dusty Miller, Impatiens (pink, red, white), Marigold (dwarf), Pansies (mixed), Petunias (plum, red, white), Snapdragon (dwarf mix), and Zinnia (medium height).
Flowering 10” Hanging Baskets ($21): Cascading Petunias, Fuchsia (red/purple, red/white), Ivy Geraniums (red), Million Bells.
Other plants in 4 ½” pot $4.75: Geraniums (red, white), New Guinea Impatiens, Spikes, Vinca Vine.
We hope you will consider supporting St Paul’s Festival Chimes as we continue our community outreach presentations. Orders will be taken through April 28. See the poster/picture display in the hallway for an order form or click HERE to download a form to fill out at home! Checks should be made out to “St Paul’s UMC”. Pickup dates in Dining Room are Saturday May 18, 11am to 12:30pm and Sunday May 19 after church. Call 607-277-0759 if you have any questions.
SAVE THE DATE! MAY 5
ST. PAUL’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY
There will be a Celebration Worship service at 10:30 am followed by catered luncheon, and more!