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NEW TIME LINE FOR SPIFF UP ST. PAUL CLEAN OUT / FIX UP PROJECT

The Business and Property Board has proposed a major "Clean Out / Fix Up Project for our church this summer.

After walk-throughs to identify jobs needed, the B&P Board has decided our original intent of doing this in June is over-ambitious. We believe making this a summer project will give a better result. It will also get our project clear of the Patriotic Concert and Vacation Bible School, already scheduled for June.

The following is the new time line we propose to follow:

JUNE AND JULY: CLEAN OUT ROOMS AND STORAGE AREAS; MAKE REPAIRS WHERE NEEDED AS POSSIBLE.

Each Board or Group can work in their own time to get their areas cleaned out. The B&P Board will also be working with volunteers to get  other areas cleaned out and repairs done. We'll have two months (instead of two weeks) to accomplish this.

OUR GOAL IS TO DIVIDE OUR "STUFF" INTO THREE CATEGORIES: Things to KEEP; Things to SELL Or DONATE; and Things to RECYCLE or PITCH. These things will be stored appropriately until the second Saturday in August.

SATURDAY,AUGUST 16: SPIFF UP ST. PAUL DAY WILL BRING THE "STUFF" TOGETHER.

Everything marked SELL OR DONATE, or RECYCLE or PITCH will be brought to the Activity Center to organize for our sale. 

All church areas, except AC, must be left ready for use on Rally Day. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23: ST PAUL FLEA MARKET (GARAGE SALE(?) HELD ON PARKING LOT.

Everything in Activity Center will be moved to parking lot and set up for sale. Volunteers will be needed to move stuff out and operate the sale, and to clean up afterward so the area is ready for Sunday.  

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Thoughts from St. Paul Staff

 

 

 

THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH:

 

Based on the Great Commandment

 

And the Great Commission

 

 

 

LOVE THE LORD GOD with all your heart…soul…and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR as yourself. All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40

 

 

 

GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES of all nations, BAPTIZING THEM in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and TEACHING THEM TO DO everything I have commanded.” Matthew 28:19-20

 

 

 

When I think about discerning how we at St. Paul go about EMBRACING THE FUTURE, I think of two specific passages of Jesus words. The Great Commandment and the Great Commission embrace a five-fold purpose for the community that calls itself by Jesus title. So here is a mini-chart of what I see as the purpose of the church.

 

 

 

COMMANDMENT/COMMISSION PURPOSE ACTIVITY

 

Love the Lord God” Magnify/Praise God Worship

 

Baptize them” Community Building Assimilation/Small Groups

 

Go and make disciples” Discipleship/Edification Christian Education/Bible Study

 

Teaching them to do” Service/Caring Outreach/Mission/Fellowship

 

Love your neighbor” Share the Good News Evangelism

 

 

 

So the church is about MAGNIFYING GOD, MEMBERING a community, MATURING in faith, MINISTERING to the least of these, and a MISSION of shared love.

 

 

 

Therefore, where do you fit in all of this? What is your place in St. Paul? To find your PLACE I suggest that you examine your:

 

Personal spiritual gifts,

 

Love or passion,

 

Abilities and talents,

 

Character, relational style, personality type, and

 

Experiences in life.

 

They will tell you what your PLACE in St. Paul is. They will call you to your personal vocation within the life of St. Paul as we “Embrace the Future.”

 

 

 

Peace,

 

Pastor Kuether

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