St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA) has been serving the Pensacola, Florida area since 1956. We are a diverse congregation comprised of local residents, active and retired military personnel, and permanent and seasonal residents from all other parts of the country. Through a wide variety of activities and ministries for the members of our congregation, we offer many opportunities for worship, fellowship and service to our community.
Today’s festival is a bridge between the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany cycle that comes to a close today and the Lent-Easter cycle that begins in several days. On the mount of transfiguration Jesus is revealed as God’s beloved Son, echoing the words at his baptism. This vision of glory sustains us as Jesus faces his impending death in Jerusalem.
We turn this week to Ash Wednesday and our yearly baptismal journey from Lent to Easter. Some churches put aside the alleluia at the conclusion of today's liturgy. This word of joy will be omitted during the penitential season of Lent and will be sung again at Easter.
Read the full devotion.
March 12: Mission Sunday
Manna Food Pantries
Most needed items include:
Don’t forget the Lion’s Club eyeglasses collection box on the Social Ministry table. Their volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength, and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low- and middle-income communities where they will have the greatest impact.
Faith Formation: The 7 Habits of Jesus
The Florida-Bahamas Synod is embarking on a call to discipleship, not just membership. "The 7 Habits of Jesus: Faith Formation Handbook for Discipleship" is a road map for equipping the saints to participate in God's reconciling work in the world. Our congregation has joined the call of discipleship. To learn more about the journey, visit the 7 Habits of Jesus website.
March 11: Mt. Zion Cleanup
Mt. Zion Cemetery work day from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Contact Deacon Glenn for information.
March 18: Open Books
We will at Open Books (1040 N. Guillemard Street) helping to pack books for the prisons from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Contact Barb Lenn for details.
Blueprint for the Future
We call out to our brothers and sisters for help as we face together a debt that continues stifle the ministry of God’s church. Learn more about the Blueprint for the Future debt reduction program.
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