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A Message from Pastor Kandace

July 4, 2019
Dear Friends;
This Sunday we begin our SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE with ONE SERVICE at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary, followed by Sunday School.  Also this week, pass through Sanders Hall on your way to Sunday School, grab a quick bite and most importantly, say ‘HELLO’ to our new Associate Pastor, Becky Rokitowski and her family – husband Ted and sons Kaden and Adam.  Kaden has already joined the youth on their recent mission trip.  We are so glad that Pastor Becky and family are here, and we look forward to serving midtown Tallahassee together!
During the month of July we will be doing a really fun sermon series called ‘Lessons from the Boardroom.’  We are going to focus on what the church can learn from various businesses that are part of our cultural landscape.  Let me invite you to do this: when you are out and about town, take a look at the businesses that you use – why do you keep coming back?  What attracts you? What do you get out of it?  What could the church learn from your favorite restaurant, car service, coffee shop, grocery store, department store?
Finally, as we enter into the summer/vacation months and the second half of the year, may I encourage you to remain faithful in your giving to the church?  Our expenses generally rise during the summer months, and it is critical that we keep ahead of this trend.  Online giving is my favorite way of providing for the church, so easy to remember!
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday – and – it’s ROCKET POP SUNDAY; one of my favorites, and one that the kiddos (young and old) seem to love.


Our wonderful Children’s Minister, Jill Merryday, is currently on Family Medical Leave.  While Jill is gone, several folks will be pitching in to assist in order to keep our ministry going!  Jenni Cox, Morgan Holmes and Peggy Benton are helping out. Morgan is our new summer intern.  Please check with any of these amazing ladies if you have questions or need information.  Keep Jill and her family in your prayers!


Vacation Bible School is looking for donations for VBS Supplies.  If you would like to donate, sign up at

Sunday School Classes for ages 2 - 5th grades!
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

. . . but the greatest of these is LOVE. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

This Sunday's lesson:  

Shepherd's Story (Luke 2:8-20)

For directions to the kid's classes, stop by the Welcome Table inside Sanders Hall starting at 9:30 a.m.

Preschool Music
Wednesday Evenings 
Weekly, 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 
Age 3 and above - Choir Room
Under 3's - Room 325
Gaye Herndon, Director
August 4-11 Youth Week


Youth Sunday School 
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Room 211

Youth families:  It's never too late for Sunday School to become part of your weekly routine!   Coming up in Youth Sunday School . . .  July 7 -  Spiritual Gifts (yours, mine, and ours).   July 14 - Fruits of the Spirit (and we're not talking about bananas!).  We do our best to fill minds with knowledge and creative thinking, fill hearts with God's love, fill tummies with a snack, and fill mouths with laughter.  Questions?  Call Charlie (559-9423) or Meg (443-4175) Guyton.

Youth Choir 
4:30-5:15 p.m.
The Youth Choir is a group of very talented singers. We’re expecting to grow as everyone settles into a new routine. We rehearse on Sunday afternoons at 4:30 in the choir room. All Youth in Grades 6-12 are invited to join us. Contact Gaye Herndon (

Rooted Youth Fellowship
5:15 to 7:00 p.m.
We meet in Sanders Hall


Family of Gladys Awbrey, who died May 27
David Beverly, healing, at home
Bob Brownley, surgery June 25
Yvonne Brownley, healing & increased mobility
Ron Burger, thanks for healing
Family of Horace Caton, died May 6
Chip, healing from stroke
Ian Collins, new job in PA
Confirmed in Christ: Julia Ferris, Ani Hatfield, Oninye Okoli & Nathan Reed on May 5
Carolyn Drake, surgery June 20

Stan Etheridge, recovery from surgery
Debbie Giglio, of Tampa, healing
Daniel Gill, healing and heart surgery
Bruce and Peggy Harter, healing
Al Harwood, healing
Jay Helton, medical tests
Merry Ann Johnson, healing
Ashleigh Johnston
June, healing & peace
Andrew Kinloch, for job search
Heather Martin, praise for the birth of Audrey
Olga Martin, lost her grandson, Dustin
Jill Merryday, whose mother passed June 4
Luu Ngoc An, infant born with heart defect
JoAnne O'Keefe, healing
Jack Pelham, healing, at home
Rev. Karen Pellet's 9 mo. old neice, healing
Cynthia Prescott, healing
Wendy Raynor's Aunt's family - her aunt died in a house fire
Bob Richardson, battling cancer
Amy Ross
Ray Schwartz, Karolyn Holmes Dad, healing from cancer
Gretchen Scoggin, healing
Dick and Doris Sublette
Joyce Thomas, healing
Odis Williams, surgery
Newly baptised children & their families
New Members and changed lives
Construction workers repairing the church
Those who grieve

Jim Allen, Laurie Batten, Betty Blair, Terry & Carol Broadway, Bob Caldwell, Louise Carpenter, Charlotte Chellman, Ivy Lee Daniel, Norma DeRuyter, Margaret Farnell, Pat Giglio, Nancy Graham, Oriska Henn & her caregiver Doris, Ralph Hook, Leroy Irwin, Bill Jones, Robert Kennedy, Dottie Melton, Ruth Riley, Audrey Robbins, Richard Robbins, Dot Roberts, Rev. Becky Rokitowski and family as they come to Saint Paul's, Terry Shoffstall, Rev. Ben & Betty Spivey, Norma Strickland, Pam Strickland, Melanie Tredik, Our Youth mission trip to Port St. Joe, Hurricane, flood & tornado Victims, Jail and Prison Ministry, The Mission and Ministries of Saint Paul's, Sosisson Church, Haiti, Peace for Haiti, Yaguaramas Methodist, Cuba, Violence in Tallahassee, Vacation Bible School, Peace in war zones, Those who do not have the chance to worship freely, The United Methodist Church, wisdom and direction

CALENDAR  July 4 - 10, 2019

Thursday, July 4

Friday, July 5
Office Closed on Fridays
Alzheimer's Respite, 9:00 a.m., Parlor, Chapel
Caring & Sharing, 9:00 a.m., Sanders Hall Kitchen

Parents Morning Out, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon, Nursery

Sunday, July 7
One Service Summer, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.
Order of the Arrow, 3:00 p.m., Scout House
ROOTED Sunday Night 5:00 p.m., Sanders Hall

Monday, July 8
Parents Morning Out, 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon, Nursery
Ed Wynn Luncheon, 11:00 a.m., Sanders Hall
Manna Bagging, 5:00 p.m., Faith Presbyterian
Boy Scout Troop 115, 7:00 p.m., Scout House

Tuesday, July 9
Women's Bible Study, 9:30 a.m., Room 310
Creation Care T-Shirt Bags, 10:00 a.m., Room 309
Se'lah, 7:00 p.m., Choir Room

Wednesday, July 10
Prayer Group, 8:00 a.m., Work Room
Parents Morning Out, 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon, Nursery
VBS Volunteer Dinner, 6:00 p.m., Sanders Hall
Knitters and Crochetiers, 6:30 p.m., Room 311
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