St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Serving the Living Lord....Past, Present and Future



2018 Scholarship Application Now Online

Scholarship applications are now available for undergraduate and trade school programs. Click here to apply.

Welcome to St. Paul's United Methodist Church!

All are welcome to share the Lord's words and be a part of our Spiritual Family! We invite you to be a part of our church community.
Sunday Service
9:00 am
11:00 am
Adult and Children Sunday School
Christ's Kids
Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
201 S. Monroe St.
Monroe MI 48161
(734) 242 - 3000
Email Address

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Today's Theme
 The Light of God shines forth in Jesus Christ changes everything 
 "Now is the Time!"
          - Rev. Evans C. Bentley
9:00 - Susan Myers
11:00 - Ann Nickel-Swinkey
9:00 - Chloe Pabin
11:00 - Micaiah & Abigail Ivey
9:00 - John Salisbury, Obie Green, Jim Jacobs,
          Mike McCain, Tom Myers, Jack Rayce
11:00 - Tom Paterson, Bob Paterson, Will Paterson,
            Jerry Spence


Childcare is provided for children, 4 years old and younger in the nursery on Sundays during worship service.
Please keep in your thoughts and prayers: 
  • Joe Thompson, recovering from back surgery.
The flowers on the altar are in honor of Sharon Balk's birthday today. Given with lots of love by Christopher, Julie, Cera and Jenna.
Christian Sympathy to the family and friends of Dalvin Arnold, companion to Pascale Clevinger for 35 years. Dalvin recently passed away.
The Staff Parish Committee is very grateful to all of the volunteers who gave the gift of their time to keep the church office open during the time of Susan Paterson’s illness and passing. Your commitment to helping keep the office running smoothly is greatly appreciated. Extra special thanks to Ileene Smith and Jeanette Fedosky for going way beyond any expectations to help Susan and the volunteers. Thank you for all of the extra hours you gave and the extra responsibility that you assumed because of your devotion to Susan and St. Paul’s. You honored and humbled us all with your generosity.
The United Methodist Women provide copies of the Upper Room, a daily devotional guide, for the St. Paul’s congregation. The cost per year is about $10 per person . The UMW provides 100 subscriptions. If you would be willing to donate to this cost, please use a pew envelope and mark it “UMW Upper Room.” Thank You!
Scholarship Applications are due January 23rd . The application and a copy of the latest grade report must be submitted to the church office before the deadline. Applications are available on the stand outside the church office or may also be submitted online. To qualify one should have completed one term of college or trade school and be a member of St. Paul’s, a child of a member, and/or an active participant in the church family.
Beginning – February 5th 2018 new office hours will be in effect.
Monday : 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. Open thru lunch.
Tuesday, Wed, Thurs : 9:00 – 4:00 Closed 12:00 – 1:00 for lunch. Friday: 9:00 – 1:00 Open thru lunch.
Appointments available as needed or check with custodial staff.
St. Paul’s needs your help to form an Altar Guild: A volunteer group of the congregation whose ministry is to care for the altar, vestments, candles, altar linens and pew information materials. Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services, and clean up afterwards. Altar Guild members frequently supervise the decoration of the sanctuary with flowers, banners or other decorations. In the past, it was called “The Decorating Committee”. Contact the office if you would like to share your talents to prepare our wonderful sanctuary.
How is God calling you to serve? The United Methodist Women committee is looking for someone to fill the Vice President position. I love being a part of the UMW and the heart for the missions that it has to offer. The purpose of the UMW shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. It is important to pray about how God is tugging at your heart. Please see Paula Vergowven if you are interested.
Bathroom project almost completed. If you haven’t had a chance to look them over yet, stop in and take a peek at our recently spruced up bathrooms off of the main hallway. Both the men’s and women’s rooms received new paint jobs and professional cleaning of the floor tile, (for the first time since the church remodel twenty-five years ago: thanks, Trustees, for that portion!) The women’s room also has new brighter, but softer lighting and some new decorative touches. Although Eve Circle, with leadership on this project from Robin Morr, sponsored the project and raised the funds for the work, it couldn’t have been completed without the support of the Trustees, and especially the helping hands of Mike McCain and John Fedosky. Thanks to all for your help and patience while the work was underway.
We are preparing to send Care Packages to our St. Paul’s college students and members serving the military. The boxes will be packed and mailed just before Valentine’s Day. You may support this effort to “Touch Their Hearts” by contributing items for the Care Packages. There is a collection box in the fellowship hall for the items.
Please have your donations to the church by February 4th. Please verify your student’s or military person’s address with me or the church office so they can be included. Contact Marie Snow with any questions or address updates. Thank you for caring and sharing!
Eve Circle Book Sale is coming. Eve Circle will once again be sponsoring a book sale later this year so, as you clean up and clean out, please set aside your unwanted/unneeded books for us. Unfortunately there is no storage space available at the church, so we respectfully ask that you keep them at your home until time for the sale. We’ll let you know in plenty of time to bring them in and will even provide pick up service if needed.
2018 Calendars are available near the parking lot door. Thanks to Bacarella Funeral Home for their kind donation.
Offering Envelopes for 2018 are ready to be picked up from the tables in the Narthex.
Please take a moment to check the lost and found box sitting on the table in fellowship hall. It is filled with several items that need to find their home or be donated to someone in need.


 This Week at St. Paul’s
  Sunday, January 21, 2018
  9:00 a.m.  Worship
  10:00 a.m.  Sunday School (All Ages)
  11:00 a.m.  Worship
  6:00 p.m. - UMYF

  Monday, January 22, 2018
  Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  Noon – Kiwanis Club
  6:00 p.m. - Christ's Kids/Choirs
  6:15 p.m. - Praise Ringers Rehearsal
  6:30 p.m. - Ladies Bible Study
  7:30 p.m. - Chancel Choir Rehearsal
  Thursday, January 25, 2018
  10:00 a.m. - Community Singers
  Friday, January 26, 2018
  Saturday, January 27, 2018
  Sunday, January 28, 2018
  9:00 a.m.  Worship
  10:00 a.m.  Sunday School (All Ages)
  11:00 p.m.  Worship
  6:00 p.m.  UMYF