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WEEKLY NOTES January 26, 2023

Greetings Saint Paul's Friends and Family, 

We are grateful and excited about all that continues to happen in the life of Saint Paul's. This past Sunday, we received ten new members into our church family (yaaayyy) and many have already gotten involved in the church in exciting and creative ways. And speaking of this past Sunday, our first Sunday evening contemporary worship experience is off to a phenomenal start!  With nearly seventy-five people present, we enjoyed a time of singing and sharing in an intergenerational space as we were all reminded of God's unconditional, overflowing, and grace-filled love for us. 

THIS Sunday, January 29, we are looking forward to a service of healing and prayer. Knowing that God is a God of healing, of forgiveness, and of love, all are invited to bring our full selves to the altar. We expect God to speak to our hearts and allow us to experience the Spirit - individually and collectively - in the ways that we need it most. God is up to something incredible in us.

Lastly, if you want to learn more about the gifts God has given you and how to use them, be sure to sign up for Church 201:Spiritual Gifts (registration link in the weekly notes). It's not too late to join.  

We LOVE being your pastors,

Pastor Latricia & Pastor Becky
Welcome to our newest members:

Susan Cornwell
Bob & Becky Hawken
Michael, Julie, & Katy McBride
Faye Miller
Carl Slaughter
Bob & Kim Thomas

(You may find their addresses to send cards of welcome at the "Printable Prayer List and Address Link at the bottom of this email)


This Sunday is January 29th, and we are concluding our series on healing with a special healing service where there will be an opportunity to be anointed with oil and prayed over. 

Join us for worship at either 8:30 AM or 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary, with the Sunday School Hour between from 9:45-10:45 AM.  Classes are available for all ages on our campus. 

We are moving toward live-streaming one of our worship services on Sunday morning.  Up until now we have been pre-recording our worship services during the week and posting the recording online on Sunday mornings.  During this in-between time, as we work toward live-streaming, we will be recording the live service and posting later in the day on Sunday.  Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.  

Order of Worship
Register Your Attendance
Be a Sunday Morning Volunteer

This Sunday is a 5th Sunday!

As 2023 provides a fresh start, we are excited to start off the new year with a 5th Sunday Offering. The 5th Sunday Offering began in 1906 as a way to raise funds to build an orphanage and continues to show the deep connection between the Children's Home and local churches around the state. The 5th Sunday Offering remains the backbone of all the support we do here at the Children's Home. Our goal again this year is $12.00 per year for each Church member, youth thru adults.  Thank you Saint Paul's for the noisy change and your generosity. 

Janet Clark, LCR

Rooted Annual Chili Cook-Off

Last chance to sign up and enter your chili in the annual Chili Cook-Off hosted by our Rooted Youth Group!  Come to Sanders Hall following the 11:00 service.  We encourage as much of the congregation to attend as possible.  All proceeds go toward the summer youth mission trip.  This is a very fun way to help ensure that our students get a mission trip experience that they will carry with them into their adult faith.  You do not need to prebuy tickets - money will be collected at the door (cash, check, or card).  

Enter the 2023 Chili Cook-Off

Wednesday Night Dinners

Below is a link where you can make your reservation.  You can make your reservation weekly, or for the entire month.  You may also RSVP on the attendance pads during worship, or by calling the church office.  Please sign up no later than noon on Mondays.  Dinner is $7 for adults and $3 for children and you can pay at the door with cash, check, or text-to-pay, in the church office, or online when you make your reservation through the Weekly Notes.  Menu items include a salad bar, dessert, and drink.  

February Menu:
1/1 - Chicken Enchiladas
1/8 - Pork Adobo
1/15 - Beef Stroganoff
1/22 - Kielbasa with Vegetables
These dinners are a great way to get to know others in the church.  Keep scrolling for Wednesday Night Adult Classes!
RSVP for February Dinners

Wednesday Night Adult Classes

Church 201
Beginning January 25th, Gary Eggebraaten will be leading a 4-week class on Spiritual Gifts, right after Wednesday Night Dinner from (6:30-7:30) in Room 310.  We hope you can join us to learn more about how God gifts us so that we can be a blessing to others.  You can still join even if you missed the first night.  Register below.

Register for Church 201

Palm Sunday Cantata

The Adult Choirs are presenting an Easter cantata “A Journey to Hope” on Palm Sunday, April 2, and would like to invite you to join us.  We rehearse the cantata music on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 PM-7:15 PM in the choir room.  There are books and practice CDs available. We hope to see you Tuesday at 6:45.
Contact Cynthia Prescott at or (850) 556-0168 for more information. 

Children's Ministry Updates

All ages are invited to the craft table to come create or simply use a hand made card to write a special note to someone on your heart.  Last year we wrote to members on our care list along with many other friends and families.  All materials will be provided but anything you wish to bring is welcome. 

They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love 

Bridget Weisbrod, Director of Children's Ministry
Open invitation to craft and create a note with a message from the heart. 
All materials provided. Contact Bridget at
Parents Morning Out (PMO) is now enrolling ages 6 months- 5 years old.  Hours are: Mon -Fri. 8:45-12:15 with more options.  For more info. or to schedule a tour contact Director Beth Wilde (850) 559-1523
Parents Morning Out Info.
Kids@Art Sign Up

Youth Ministry

Last week was big! We began new curriculum in Sunday School and had Youth on both Wednesday and Sunday. Sunday night went better than I could have imagined. We ate dinner together and played games in the youth room before coming up to Sanders Hall where we were greeted with a request for more chairs because we did not set up enough! The turnout was incredible, and the worship was better. Our youth worshipped alongside members of the congregation before hearing a message given by Pastor Latricia. Then they broke out into groups with some reflection questions to talk about the sermon. It was a very special night, I encourage all of you to attend next month if you are able. 

Here's what we have going on this week:

Sunday, January 29th - Sunday School
Sunday School runs from 9:45 - 10:45. This week we will be setting up for the Chili Cook-off that begins at noon. Doughnuts will be provided!
Sunday, January 29th - Chili Cook-off 
The Chili Cook-off is this Sunday after the 11 o'clock service! If your youth is able to come, please come help! The funds raised by this event will go straight back to the youth in the form of scholarships for the summer Mission Trip. If you have not signed up, but would like to bring chili to support the event, click the button below!

Wednesday, February 1 - Youth and Youth Choir
5:30 - Dinner in Sanders Hall
6:00 - Youth begins
7:00 - Youth ends / Youth Choir begins
7:45 - Youth choir ends
Read this week's Youth Newsletter

Update from our HOME Team

Our Internation Rescue Committee HOME Team have gone through their training and background checks, and they are nearly ready to provide support to a refugee family settling here in Tallahassee.  It looks like there is a family of five from Guatemala that will be arriving on January 31st.  They have three little ones ages 4, 2, and 1.  That means it’s time to gear up and gather all furnishings and supplies for their apartment.

Yvonne Brownlie is coordinating all donations, and we are using the Bridal Room (Room 328) as a staging area.  Items may be brought to the church office, but please coordinate with Yvonne before purchasing and donating items so we make sure we get what is needed.  Currently, we need cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items, as well as both twin-size bedding and crib bedding. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  You can email Yvonne at or call her at (850) 284-4635.

Men's Reading Community Has Begun!

All men are invited to join us for the next four Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. breakfast at Ology Brewing Northside, 2910 Kerry Forest Parkway as we discuss and practice Active Faith by Paul Chilcote.  This book is available from Cokesbury or Amazon. 

I'm Interested!

Women's Retreat

Our annual women's retreat will be February 24th - 26th, 2023. The deadline to register is February 9th.  Join with ladies of Saint Paul's for a time to renew and refresh in your walk with Jesus. Our retreat speaker will be Rev. Michelle Shrader, pastor of Good Samaritan UMC. We will stay in homes on Saint George Island. The cost per person is $160. Contact Elaine McConnaughhay or Jill Merryday with any questions.
Click on the online form below to register and reserve your spot. Registration includes lodging, materials, lunch and dinner on Saturday. To keep the registration fee low, each house will be responsible for providing their own breakfast food and beverages. “House moms” will coordinate with their housemates.

Register Now
Bill Jones passed away on 1/7.  Our prayers are with his wife, Mary Dekel.  We will celebrate his life on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 3 pm at St. Paul’s.  You can view his obituary here.

How you can care for others...

Want to connect with others in the church who may need a word of encouragement or prayer? You can use the button below to access our current care and celebration list.  A thoughtful card or note would brighten a day and make a difference!  You may stop by the church office to pick up a printed list during office hours.  Our next Congregational Care team Meeting is Monday, February 13, from 10:30-11:30am.
Printable Prayer List and Address List
A reminder that we have online prayer gatherings on Sunday at 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. and all are invited to attend these.  The meetings are via Zoom, and you can contact Pastor Becky for the link, or click the link at the bottom of the Prayer Email that is sent out weekly.  If you would like to receive the weekly Prayer Email, click the tiny words "update your preferences" at the bottom of this email and then select the prayer email from the list of subscriptions.  
You can submit prayer requests by clicking the button below.  Prayer requests are always private unless permission has been given to share.
Submit Prayer Requests Here
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