St. Paul United Methodist Church
  • Wednesday

    Prayer
       6:00 am via 605-313-4829  access code 969604#
       6:15 pm via 605-313-4829  access code 969604#


    Bible Study
      12 noon & 7 pm
        via 605-313-4829   access Code 969604#

     


March 2020
 
Dear Church Family and Friends,

Thanks to all who joined us in worship online last Sunday. We needed to worship! And it felt good to worship!

What you and I are going through now is an ever moving target. Decisions are made by the hour and minutes. Our church leaders are keeping up with the latest and trying to respond by faith in order to serve our community and our congregation.  We try to interpret what local and state governments mandate and comply and serve. 

Above all, we are the church.  We are the Body of Christ, representatives of Christ in the world. We want to represent Him well as good and faithful servants. As a church we contribute not only to the spiritual health of our people but to their emotional, mental and psychological well being. We exist to give people hope. As a church we serve the community and others. This community has come to depend on the generosity of the people at St. Paul. Through the Food Pantry, the Meals on Wheels route and the Blessing Box we offer critical services to this community. 

These services to the will community continue even in this pandemic times. Now to be sure, we go the extra mile to protect our volunteers and those we serve, but to stop is not an option. We are called to watch and pray. That is, we follow the best advice of the medical community and we pray as we do so. We do not dismiss their advice.

At St. Paul you can depend on us not being reckless or foolish. You can depend on us to contribute and not take from. You can depend on us to care about our community. 

So stay safe everybody. Practice good hygiene. Keep up with the latest. Get out in the open to walk and refresh and revive yourself. Enjoy your family. Connect with people with whom you have not connected in sometime. Read your Bible for encouragement. Pray for guidance and instruction. Worship online for inspiration.

And by all means laugh! Enjoy life! Don't live in fear! We will make it through this! Our God is with us!

Come on, somebody, say AMEN.

Pastor Jenkins
 
2400 Dellabrook Road Winston-Salem, NC 27105 336.723.4531