Clean-Up Crew


Happy Second Sunday of Advent! 

It is one thing to notice that there is work to be done. It is quite another one to determine that you are the one who needs to do that work!  This week’s worship is about commitment.  That can be hard when a large part our St. Paul’s congregation is still online. 

As we read from the beginning of the Gospel according to Mark, we see John the Baptizer giving life to the prophet’s Isaiah’s vision of valleys being liftedhills being brought down low, so that the way of the Lord is prepared (Is. 40:1-11).  So how might we be about the business of lifting valleys and bringing down hills so that the way of the Lord is prepared?  It seems beyond us, certainly, especially when we seem so limited these days.  Where do we start?  

We start with prayer. Not because there isn’t anything else we can do.  But because that is where worship always begins.  So this second week of Advent we pray as though we were members of a clean-up crew, knowing we are making a difference in the world and in the lives of those around us as we do our part to prepare the highway for the Lord. 


Sunday’s Online ServiceIf you log in to your Google/YouTube account about 10-15 minutes early, you will be able to easily access the chat and fellowship through thYouTube premier page both before and during the service. Find the premier page on our YouTube channel at: 12/6/20 Online Service.  The premiere page will be active from the moment the video is uploaded, so you can practice any time this weekend!  We’ll be sharing in Holy Communion during this service, so gather something that can represent the bread and the cup, the elements of Holy Communion, for you and your family to use as we worship. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service – Ware relaunching our in-person indoor worship in the Sanctuary. The service will start at 9:00am. We are asking everyone to register at this link: so that we don’t go over our maximum capacity. We ask everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be taken before entering the building, and communion elements will be provided as you enter the sanctuary to worship 

Our Children’s ministries that include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 9am in the Fellowship Hall. Please join them for an interactive socially distanced fun time as they learn their lessons and play games together. 

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise NG will be meeting from 3:00pm-4:00pm every Sunday and SPYouth will be meeting from 4:00pm-5:00pm every Sunday.  

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us as we navigate these trying times for everyone. Please contact the church office by email at or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help.  While in-person office hours are limited, someone will receive your message and get back to you as soon as possible.