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St. Paul's Church

August 31, 2017

Jesus said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." 
(Luke 10:12)




For those of you who attended the congregational meeting this past Sunday, you are already aware of the great work that is being done by many to prepare for the opening of the Flamevine church.  We're especially grateful for Robbie Walker's leadership as Chair of the Flamevine Opening Committee.  Building Committee Chair Toby Arnheim has told us that we are still anticipating a Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) from the City of Vero Beach "sometime in mid October." 
 
Not until we receive the C.O. will certain tradesmen be able to finish their work.  Not until we receive the C.O. will we be able to start moving in furniture.  With this in mind, it appears that our first Sunday worshipping in the new building will be November 5th.  Obviously, if everything goes faster than we anticipate, we could possibly be in there earlier.  As any of us with any experience in construction know, rarely do things go faster than we anticipate.  Please keep the prayers coming!
 
We believe the timing is in the Lord's hands.  He knows how much work remains in the preparation process.  We are receiving various reports that many people in the community are excited about our opening, and are planning to visit.  As the saying goes, "You only get one chance to make a first impression."  We need everyone at St. Paul's to help us welcome people well.  If visitors feel loved by the Body of Christ, and if they experience the Presence of the Holy Spirit, they'll be excited to come back.  Again and again.  There's nothing that this world offers like the love of Jesus and the Presence of the Holy Spirit.
 
If you have not signed up to volunteer, would you do so as soon as possible?  We will have sign up sheets each week in church, or you can call Norma in the church office.   And please "pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."  Please access the attached links to see the handouts from Sunday's meeting.
 
What an exciting time to be serving the Lord of the harvest!
 
Gratefully in Christ,
 
Pr. Jon     



If you would like to volunteer to help the Ushers, Greeters, Sunday School or any other ministry, please  contact  Norma in the  church office 772-231-3552.
 
We Need You!!!


As mentioned above, there was a lot of information given out at the Congregational Meeting held last Sunday, August 27th.  For details, click on the link below for the Minutes from that meeting.

Sunday Morning Bible Study
Our study of the Gospel of Matthew, led by Bill Proctor, will resume Sunday, Sept. 10.  As usual, the time will be 9:00 to 9:45 AM, and the place will be the sunroom of The Vero Beach Garden Club.  We'll take up where we left off last spring, at the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew chapter 7.  Get ready to spend some time and brainpower on the Golden Rule!


Wednesday Night Bible Study 
The Wednesday evening Bible is taking a break.  Look for updates later.




Men's Ministry - "Promise Keepers "
Come join us for "Promise Keepers" men's ministry which meets at C.J. Cannon's at the Vero Beach Regional Airport, 3414 Cherokee Dr., Vero Beach, 32960, every Friday 8:00 - 9:30 AM.  We will share breakfast together and read the inspiring "Game Plan for Life" by Joe Gibbs, 3-time Super Bowl and NASCAR Champion. It is very informal and no homework is required.  Great friends, food and fun!  

    

" Skimmers"
The "Skimmers" middle school group, ages 10-13, have resumed meetings. They will get together for a Bowling Night this week, Sept. 6th, and begin meeting at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church on Sept. 13.  Call the church office for further details.
WOMEN'S PRAYER GROUP

Ladies of all ages meet for fellowship and prayer every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM.  They are currently meeting at the home of Sally Wyer, 950 Regency Square #317-E, Vero Beach, Florida, 32967, ph#778-1255.  Please join us!
ALPHA

We are in the process of planning the Alpha Course to be offered on Flamevine Lane in January 2018. The course is an introduction to the Christian faith.  If you are interested, please contact the church office.

 
K I T C H E N   R E G I S T R Y

"WE'VE TRIED TO MAKE IT EASY
AS THE SHOPPING HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE,
JUST TAKE A LOOK - THRU THE REGISTRY BOOK
AND WE'RE SURE YOU'LL HAVE SOME FUN,
EACH PAGE WILL HAVE THE ITEMS
WE'RE HOPING TO HAVE PURCHASED BY YOU,
JUST SIGN YOUR NAME - THEN WRITE A CHECK,
THAT'S ALL YOU HAVE TO DO."

ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:
 
    DEBBIE WALKER                      OR           DENNY ARNHEIM
    CELL:  954 907 6136                              CELL:  772 766 2000
    EMAIL: dwalker3295@comcast.net                EMAIL: dlarnheim@aol.com

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
ADD TO MEMO LINE: "KITCHEN REGISTRY"
 
ALL MONETARY DONATIONS ARE WELCOME!
The Registry will be in church on Sundays but if you are out of town and want to purchase an item, 
contact Debbie or Denny to see what is available or send a check towards the items needed.

We are calling our grand opening events at our new church on Flamevine Lane a
"SEASON OF CELEBRATION"
* Trunk or Treat - Oct. 31
* Soup Bowl - Nov. 2
* Open House - Oct. 28 & Nov. 4
* Fall Back Brunch - Nov. 5
* Thanksgiving Prayer & Praise - Nov. 22
* Healing Service - Dec. 1
* Parade Participation - Dec. 2
* Consecration & Dedication w/Confirmations - Dec. 3
* Wintley Phipps - Dec. 10

These events are contingent upon receipt of Certificate of Occupancy.
New Church Parking
Our goal is to be a blessing to our Village Beach neighbors.  Legally we are free to park in the public parking areas, however, in order to minimize stress on the downtown Village Beach parking, we are encouraging St. Paul's folks, whenever possible, to park at the International Office Building.  If you have special needs, we want you to park in the church parking lot.  See below for details.
LATEST PICTURES FROM THE
FLAMEVINE CHURCH PROPERTY
9/1/2017
    
     
  

Drainage being prepared to collect rainwater
Utilities of every kind buried below ground
Sidewalks and driveway sitework
Jerusalem stone flooring arriving today!
Building Faith. Transforming Lives.
 
Campaign Update

As of June 30th, we have received Building Fund pledges totaling $764,730, representing 61 family units, toward our goal of $1,200,000.  Thank you so much to everyone who has given so generously thus far.

A bequest by your will allows full use of assets during your lifetime and leaves a legacy to St. Paul's.  A bequest may be a specific amount, a percentage of your estate or a residuary amount after others have been provided for.

For more info, please contact the church office or Dean  Sparks 772.234.2398.
HOLY LAND TRIP 
SCHEDULED FOR 2018
The 2016 Pilgrims
Once again St. Paul's is planning a ten-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land tentatively scheduled for November 2018.  This is a very exciting opportunity and we hope that you will pray about joining us on this life-changing journey to the land where Jesus walked.  Please contact Norma in the church office if you are interested and would like additional info as it becomes available.
                         
Sept 4    Labor Day
Sept 14   Water Bottle Ministry
Sept 30   Women's Refuge Golf Tournament       
  BIRTHDAYS  
10  Donna Lockhart
11  Robbie Walker
16  Jeff Lockhard
20  Amelia Emerson
24  Cole O'Brien

ANNIVERSARIES
2  Lorne & Jane Coyle

(Please call the church office if your birth date or
          wedding anniversary is not included.)       
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