Welcome to Saint Paul’s!

St. Paul’s is a different kind of church.  We’re not a large megachurch with a sound stage and a suped-up production machine, but we strive to be a church full of authentic followers of Jesus.  No matter how you come to visit us, we pray you’ll find clear examples of God’s love, whether through us or through our ministries – but hopefully both!

You might be excited about finding a church to belong to, or you might be a bit fearful from bad church experiences in the past. Either way, if you are looking for a church that focuses on creating spiritual fruits, not religious nuts, then you have come to the right place!

I hope the information on this website will help you get to know us, whether you’re an online or in-person visitor. Feel free to email me if you have any further questions that are not covered here.
 
Our Mission statement at St. Paul’s says a lot about who we are and what we do:

 

As a Christian family of faith,
Saint Paul’s affirms God’s love by
transforming lives,
connecting generations,
impacting our community & world,
and
making disciples for Jesus Christ.

But Wait…There’s More!

Happy Sixth Sunday after Epiphany!  

During this season on the church calendar, we’re looking at some of the miracle stories and signs of the Gospels, and studying how Jesus takes the normal, tap water of our lives and transforms it into wine – the rich, tasty and eternal wine of a life with him at the center. 

Today we’ll read an interesting story of healing from the Gospel of John and see how Jesus takes the ordinary and, with God’s touch, makes it extraordinary and eternal.  What we’re seeing here is not just what people wanted and expected – a miraculous healing – but so much more.  How can we see Jesus as not just a purveyor of spiritual trinkets and wise sayings, but as our Lord and Savior?  It all lies in the power of words… 

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:30—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:30 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at stpaulsworship.org You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at stpaulsworship.org without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person, indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update.  Masks are required at worship. 

 

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

This week our SPYouth and Praise New Generation have the week off. Enjoy the Super Bowl with your friends! Our regular Youth schedule most weeks is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may 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. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 



Missing Out…

Happy Fifth Sunday after Epiphany!  

As we worship this coming Sunday, we’ll meditate on and study one of the more famous miracles of Jesus: turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana or Galilee.  It was at this wedding party in John 2:1-12 that Jesus “came out” and began his public ministry, and cemented his status with his Disciples.  But while it’s all well and good that Jesus did something miraculous, what exactly does this miracle mean for us today?  Maybe we’re like the wedding guests, and missing out on the true miracle among us.   

Let’s worship and meditate on the true miracle as we gather on Sunday.  I’ll see you then! 

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:30—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:30 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at stpaulsworship.org You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at stpaulsworship.org without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person, indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update.  Masks are required at worship. 

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule most weeks is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may 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. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 



The Word of the Lord

Happy Fourth Sunday after Epiphany!  

The prophet Jeremiah lived in interesting times.  His prophetic ministry occurred during the turbulent times of the late seventh and early sixth centuries BCE.  He lived to witness the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians in 597, 586, and 582, and was himself exiled from his homeland as his prophetic ministry ended.  Despite the punishment for their sin and the turbulence of the times, Jeremiah still saw hope and a future for God’s people and their covenant.  He saw this hope because he was grounded in his call as a prophet and servant of God.  He heard “the Word of the Lord,” and followed it, even through suffering, self-doubt, and misunderstanding.   

Just like Jeremiah, each of us has “the Word of the Lord” upon us.  What is this Word telling you about your call, and your responsibilities?  What does God already have you involved in that he’s calling you to use for a purpose?  Once you grab hold of that purpose, hear, and follow that Word, you are in that special sacred place that we read about in the Scriptures.  Whether that purpose could be considered large, significant and visible, or dutiful, out of the spotlight and low-pressure, God still calls it holy and significant, and will equip us for that purpose, whether we believe ourselves worthy or not.    

Let’s worship and meditate on the Word of the Lord as we gather on Sunday.  I’ll see you then! 

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:30—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:30 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at stpaulsworship.org You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at stpaulsworship.org without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person, indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update.  Masks are required at worship. 

 

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule most weeks is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may 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. We will get back to you as soon as possible.