For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures 1st Corinthians 15:3-4 (NRSV)

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on the Fritz Scholarships



Celebrating St. Paul UCC 175th Anniversary

“Stepping Back In Time”

A Mother - Children - Friend Banquet

Thursday – April 24, 2014
5:30 pm – Pictures

$12.00 Admission
Ages 6 and under free
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
prepared by The Men’s Culinary group
Entertainers: St. Louis Children’s
Culture Society Dancers (German Dancing)
BND Columnist Dianne Isbell on Vintage Attire
Tickets on sale TODAY in the Welcome Center
Hats desired but not required!




Saturday, April 26
at 1:00 p.m.
The Hills Golf Club in Lebanon


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St. Paul Fine Arts Series

Metro East Community Chorale

Sunday, April 27
3:00 p.m. - Sanctuary
Sacred music and popular show tunes
Directed by Steve Wilson
Freewill Offering

VBS 2014

June 23 – 27, 2014 ~~ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Join us as we explore the Workshop of Wonders this summer!

Download the registration forms now or you can also register at the Bunny Breakfast!


Completed registration forms can be turned in to the church office.

We need volunteers to help staff our VBS program as well – contact Judi Keplar if you are interested!


 Adult Volunteer Registration Form

VBS Student Registration Form

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What's New


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Emergency Health Form

for Sunday School.

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The 2013 - 2014 Fine Arts Schedule is available.

The April 2014 Our St. Paul Newsletter is available.

The Bulletins and News and Notes for April 13th are available.

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Radio Ministry

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Thoughts from St. Paul Staff

Gus-small         HAPPY EASTER


Welcome to the season of EASTER, also known as EASTERTIDE. Easter is the most ancient celebration of the church and EASTERTIDE is the oldest of the seasons of the church year. In fact EASTER was considered such a high holy day that it could not be contained in a single day but required a full season for proper celebration and commemoration. We have now entered into the fifty-day period that begins with Easter Sunday, sometimes called the “feast of feasts,” and ends with PENTECOST SUNDAY, this year June 8. It is also known as Paschal Time in the Christian church calendar.


Although it is taken so lightly within the church these days, it is the gathering of the whole church year into one. Therefore it is often noted as the “most sacred portion of the liturgical year.” This is the season in which we celebrate what the INCARNATE WORD, Jesus, has come to do—raise up fallen humankind to a restored relationship with God, the Creator. No wonder it requires more than twenty-four hours to celebrate.


In the same way we prepared for Easter with the 40 days of Lent, this fifty-day period is intended for the celebration of EASTER’S joy. Each of the Sundays of EASTERTIDE are numbered, i.e. Second Sunday of EASTER, Fourth Sunday of EASTER, etc. That is intended to remind us each week that we continue the celebration of the resurrection.


The fortieth day within EASTERTIDE is called ASCENSION DAY. It always falls on a Thursday and the following Sunday becomes ASCENSION SUNDAY. It is the celebration of the gathering of the eleven disciples on Mt. Olivet. Here Jesus Christ bestows on them his blessing and Mark the Evangelist reports that he gives them the Great Commission—“Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” He goes on to state that “After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.”


EASTERTIDE closes with PENTECOST, the celebration of the birth of the Church and the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles (ones sent out), numbering 120 in all.




Pastor Kuether