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AUGUST 27, 2020

PASTORAL REFLECTION

The disposition of courage

by Pastor Peter W. Marty

Who do you think of when you think of people with deep courage? I don’t mean gutsy, boastful people full of braggadocio. I mean individuals who possess profound internal trust in whatever their calling is at the moment. Read more.
 

In her own words: When I first began experiencing racism
As we work to better understand the role we play in our congregation and our community in identifying, challenging, and changing behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism, St. Paul member Cherie Blackwell explores how she has encountered racism, as a white woman married to a biracial man.
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St. Paul people pick up the neighborhood
With picker-uppers and fancy, fluorescent safety vests, St. Paul people fanned out to pick up trash and debris in our central Davenport neighborhood.
SEE THE PHOTOS
CC Conversations to meet Sept. 3
CC Conversations, led by Pastor Peter Marty, will resume this fall. The first conversation is set for Thursday, Sept. 3, 6 p.m., Library Commons. Bring your face covering and an inquisitive spirit. Click below for reading assignments.
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Enjoy podcasts?
Pastors Katy Warren and Hayden Kvamme will lead a conversation centered around a different podcast theme each month. Discussion will be held on the second Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m., on the North Lawn. September’s theme is A Shift in Perspective.
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This week in worship

Online: Watch your inbox for an email Sunday morning at 7 a.m., or visit the St. Paul websiteFacebookYouTube, or Vimeo channel. 

Peter Marty preaches, and Katy Warren heads to the pool for the children's message. "So for the week ahead, be blessed with the comforting knowledge that God wants to work on you from the inside out, not just with your heart, but also with your mind."

Podcast: Via BuzzsproutApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify.

In-person: Sign up for in-person worship HERE.

Friday, 12 noon: Katy Warren, Sara Olson-Smith, Chris Nelson
Monday, 7 p.m.: Sara Olson-Smith, Peter Pettit, Chris Nelson
Wednesday, 12 noon: Sara Olson-Smith, Peter Pettit, Chris Nelson
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Sara Olson-Smith, Peter Pettit, Bill Campbell

Connecting this week

Dial-in devotion: Today, Kristine Dohrmann, visitation pastor, shares thoughts on Luke 14:16-18, Jesus’ parable of excuses for not coming to the banquet. To listen to a new devotion each weekday, dial 563-323-5489. Once you hear the welcome message, press number 4.

Coffee conversation: Tuesdays, on the north lawn, 10:30 a.m., bring your coffee and a chair. This coming week’s discussion will be on physical and mental well-being during the time of corona. Sign up here.
 

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