Love All the People

 

Happy Pentecost Everyone!

As we continue to work our way through Matthew during these weeks after Pentecost, we come to the ending of the 10th chapter and Jesus making some startling claims to his disciples.  Sending them out to do the work of the Kingdom of Heaven, he also promises them they will have a terrible time doing it and will constantly be persecuted.  Then, after that rousing encouragement, he ends chapter 10 with words on welcome that are not only meant for those disciples long ago, but also for us present-day disciples.  We’ll read from Matthew 10:40-42 and we’ll also the other lectionary passage for this week: Psalm 13, as we explore the gift of welcome and receiving people.  Let’s open our hearts, our minds, and our Bibles as we worship together on YouTube at 10:30am on Sunday morning!

 

Sunday’s Service—if 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 the YouTube premier page both before and during the service. Find the premier page on our YouTube channel at: 6/28/20 Online Service.  The premier page will be active from the moment the video is uploaded, so you can practice any time this weekend!

We have introductions to both our SPKidz Church and iClub lessons on our YouTube channel. After you watch the introductions to the lesson, be sure to download the packet with discussion questions and activities to do at home!

We will also have a special lesson and learning for our iClub at 10:00 on Sundays, just as we would if we were together!  You will be able to access this through Zoom, which is an online conferencing tool. Contact Kraig by email for directions on how to access this.

Check our YouTube channel for the SPKidz & iClub Video introductions: St. Paul’s YouTube

SPKidz Packet

iClub Packet

 

The Youth will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday evening at 4:30pm as part of our re-launch plan approved by the trustees. This week’s meeting is at a different time and place than usual, so please remember 4:30!  Masks will be required, and a meal will not be served during this socially-distanced youth group return!  See Kraig’s by email for more directions if you are interested.

 

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