A Christmas CD featuring members of St. Paul is for sale again this year. Cost is $10 with proceeds going to our building fund. Please see Becky Boland if you are interested in buying a CD. As a Christmas gift, the track Joy to the World is free of charge for listening and downloading. MP3 Joy to the World
CD Set list:
1. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus 2. Hark the Herald Angels Sing 3. What Child is This? 4. Of the Father’s Love Begotten 5. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly 6. Joy to the World 7. Away in a Manger 8. O Little Town of Bethlehem 9. In the Bleak Midwinter 10. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 11. Lost in the Night 12. Silent Night 13. O Holy Night
In February St. Paul is starting a community service group. The group meets Wednesdays from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The group is open anyone. Some of the projects we will be working on include community meals, making scarves for the homeless, packing backpacks, baking frozen meals for Sistercare and The Ronald McDonald House.
We need cans of paint, food, money, cloth and more. If you have anything you can donate us, it will be helpful.
This is a great opportunity for Beta Club students to get their service hours. For more information, call Charlotte Werts at 803-364-4365.
With thankfulness for the response of so many congregations from around the country in our time of great loss after our church building burned, a motion was made and passed by St. Paul Church Council to esbtablish a fund, Faith Foundation, that assists congregations in rebuilding after a disaster.
The money will be distributed each year to a congregation in need. A quarterly offering will be taken for this fund. The first offering was held March 30, 2014 and funds were designated for Trinity AME in Silverstreet after the church’s roof collapsed during a 2014 snow storm.
In February 2016 we are collecting a love offering for First Lutheran Church in Lorain, Ohio who had its facility destroyed by fire in 2014.
Holy Week services will be Maundy Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with Holy Communion and Good Friday at 7:30 p.m. with the service of Tenebrae. Join us for the observance of the Passion of our Lord.
We will be celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord on Easter Sunday, April 20. There will be one worship service this year and we plan to hold it at 9 a.m. on the front lawn of the church. We ask that everyone please bring their own lawn chairs for the service. A light breakfast will be served beforehand. In the event of rain, the service would be held at Pomaria School.
The History of St. Paul Lutheran Church 1754 ca-2013 Volume I has been written and published by Debbie Kesler Werts.
The 200-page book contains pictures, maps and much more. Books are $50 and can be purchased by contacting Debbie at DKwerts@gmail.com or calling her at 803.944.0879.
Pastor Nichols or Church Secretary Stella Kasten can make a book available for review upon request.
Sunday school meets at 9:30 a.m. Please come join us to study God’s Word and, together, to be shaped and formed by it. If you have not attended Sunday School in a while, we would love to have you back to make our Sunday School bigger and better. Let’s all come out and have a fun time as we learn about Jesus.