Share the Joy of Worship
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This week's gospel combines a saying that makes many of us uncomfortable with a story we find comforting. Jesus’ saying on divorce is another of his rejections of human legislation in favor of the original intent of God’s law. Jesus’ rebuke of the disciples who are fending off the children should challenge us as well. What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God as a child does?
Read the full devotion.
- Please review the updated St. Paul Constitution by Nov. 15 meeting.
- Email office with loved ones' names to remember on All Saints Sunday.
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.
Mission Sunday October 11: Harvest Moon
This month the focus will be The Harvest Moon Food Collection. The goal will be to collect 1,500 lbs. of food for the Manna Food Bank in preparation for this holiday season. This is an exciting goal and we can do this! There are so many people that rely on Manna Food Pantry in our community. Please bring canned goods and nonperishable foods to the front of the sanctuary. Let's watch the harvest grow in the coming weeks and share the abundance that God has given to us to those in need.
Manna's most needed items:
November 15: Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is in full swing! Our goal is 100 boxes, and our hope is to exceed the goal! Remember, you can also use a regular shoebox (lid and box wrapped individually), or a clear tote with lid. Please don't seal anything as they will be inspected before shipping.
Ideas for gifts:
Please do not send stuffed animals. Some religions have negative feelings towards certain animals, and we don't want to offend the children or their families.
Thank you for your support! Remember to bring your boxes back by November 15, as they will be blessed that Sunday and be sent off to spread God's love throughout the world!
Mt. Zion Project: God's Work. Our Hands.
On September 12 we celebrated the ELCA's annual "God's Work. Our Hands." day by working together with Keep Pensacola Beautiful to clean up Mt. Zion Cemetery. This cemetery is a big part of Pensacola's history, and was in great need of a clean-up to display its importance to this community. You can view all the photos from the day on Facebook.