News Letter: September 17, 2014

A unique Christian community bound by God’s love, sharing our love with others

            September 17, 2014

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church

St. Paul’s Weekly E-Newsletter

 

Rev. Catherine Hughes to Preach this Sunday

Using the lectionary text from Matthew 20:1-16 Rev. Hughes will preach this Sunday on the Parable of the Landowner.  Her sermon title is “God Will Meet Our Needs.”  We will also have with us a representative of the national Self Development of People fund to do a Minute for Mission on the fine work this national church agency supports.  St. Paul’s has for many years been very supportive of the One Great Hour of Sharing campaign which funds SDOP

International Day of Peace , Sunday, September 21st

The United Nations has set September 21st as theDay of Peace. This day provides an opportunity forindividuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace ona shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The focus for 2014 isRight of Peoples to Peace.

Mark Koenig of the PC(USA) office at the United Nations offers these suggestions for celebrating this event:  Organize to address racism; observe a Minute of Silence at noonyour time zone, ring your church bells, hold a public forum focused on issues that need to be addressed in your neighborhood, light candles, hold a vigil, pray, recognize educators in your community or church.  We will be taking up the national Peacemaking Offering on Sunday, October 5th during worship.

Services for Robert Engleton

A funeral service for long time St. Paul’s member Robert Engleton is scheduled for Monday, September 22nd at the Inglewood Park Cemetery in their Manchester Chapel at 2 PM.  Interment will follow with a repast here at St. Paul’s around 4 PM.  Rev. Dr. Leon Fanniel will be officiating at the service.  Please hold Julie and Tiffany and their families up in your prayers throughout the week.  Cards can be sent to  Julie Engleton, 4229 Leimert Blvd. # 4,Angeles 90008 or Tiffany and Gilbert Ruvalcaba, 1035 E. Fairview, Inglewood  90302.

It’s Time to Pledge

Our Stewardship and Finance Ministry Team has begun our 2015 Pledge Campaign.  Pledge cards are available in the pews or can be mailed to you upon request.  Call the church office.

Part 125

Being Presbyterian

This coming Sunday has been designated Theological Education Sunday.  Presbyterians have historically been devoted to the need for education at all levels.

Everyday life has changed significantly since the first of our Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) theological seminaries were founded in 1794 and 1812. Over the years, additional theological institutions were established, carrying on the Presbyterian tradition of providing educated leadership for congregations from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Rim.

Today, our 10 seminaries as well as two theological institutions related to the denomination by covenant agreement have been entrusted to provide the educational foundation pastors need to be able to preach, teach, pray and lead.

Together they:

Prepare men and women to be pastors, educators and musicians for congregations

Provide continuing education and advanced degree programs for ministers of the Word and Sacrament and for lay church leaders.

Serve as centers for theological discourse, reflection and research for the benefit of the wider church during changing times.

As we continue into the 21st century, each of our theological institutions will continue to provide a Presbyterian ethos for learning and spiritual formation — theological education in the Reformed tradition.

Needed!!

A used computer in good working order (please nothing older than Windows 7 or 8) for a 12 year-old boy to help with his homework.  Call the church office if you can help with this. 

Do You Know the Bible?

The answers to last week’s questions: (1) Andrew (2) Luke (3) a colorful coat (4) a heart that understands the difference between right and wrong (5) four days (6) Esther

  1. Joseph’s father’s name was Jacob.  What was Joseph’s mother’s name?
  2. What was the name of King Solomon’s mother?
  3. Who was the brother of the sisters Mary and Martha?
  4. Who did the apostle Paul consider his “true son in the faith?”
  5. Who was promised to God before his birth and then grew up in the temple with the priest Eli?
  6. Which apostle was blinded by light on the road to Damascus?