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St. Paul's Church

August 4, 2017

"Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good." (1 Corinthians 12:7)

About 20 years ago, my nephew Kempy, who was 7 years old at the time, fell and cut his lip.  We took him to a doctor for some stitches and I was asked to help simply by holding Kempy's hand, keeping him as still as possible while the doctor stitched him up, and reassuring him that all would be well.  Well, despite my very best intentions, I nearly passed out in the process.  The doctor dismissed me from my duties and quickly called my mother to do what I could not.  As you can imagine, my mother and the rest of my family has kidded me mercilessly ever since.  "Remember the time...?"  Always followed by uproarious laughter.  Yes mom, I remember.
Clearly my gifts do not include those associated with medical procedures!  But the Bible is clear that every Christian has been endowed by the Holy Spirit with precious gifts which are "for the common good"-vital to the building of the Body of Christ, the church.  It's only when each person is fully using his or her gifts that the church can become all that God intends.  I'm glad to report that many at St. Paul's are already using their gifts, so the ministry of the Gospel can continue to grow and flourish. 
But perhaps you're reading this and wondering, "Is there something more that I can do?"  Given the fact that the Flamevine Church will open its doors in mid-October, I can say without reservation that we need your help, and there's a job which fits your God-given gifts.  The Flamevine Opening Committee continues to work diligently to find people who can serve as greeters, Sunday School teachers, parking attendants, ushers, coffee hour volunteers, etc., and etc.  Every member of St. Paul's is absolutely vital.  We need you.  And if you are squeamish like I am, we promise not to put you in charge of first aid!
Thank you for joining us in this Great Adventure!
Gratefully in Christ,
Pr. Jon     
If you would like to volunteer to help with the opening of the new Flamevine Church, please contact Robbie Walker at or Norma in the church office 772-231-3552.
We Need You!!!

Sunday Morning Bible Study
Join Dean Sparks for the adult Bible study at 9:05 AM at the Garden Club for  a study of Paul's Letter to the Galatians. This letter is simply packed with Paul's theology and is a condensed version of Romans with inclusions from Acts, Corinthians and other letters.  So it is a study of the entire Gospel message and the early history of the church. 

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. Very informal.  No homework required.  Great friends, food and fun!  


" Skimmers"
The "Skimmers" middle school group, ages 10-13, will meet again in the fall.  They will resume in the Fall with "Movie Night."  Watch for details.

Saturday, August 12th
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
at the Garden Club
Lunch will be provided.

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!

Join us for the
Sunday, August 27th
following the 10:00 AM Service

Join Marianne Day and Pastor Jon on Sunday, August 13th for  highlights of 
the   2017 Survivor Camp.
St. Paul's Church  6th Annual
2017 winner
becky parsons
Final challenge between Sasha & Becky






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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.
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.
Aug 12    Vestry Retreat
Aug 14    Public School Begins 
Aug 19    Water Bottle Ministry 
Aug 27    Congregational Meeting
Sept 4    Labor Day
Sept 14   Water Bottle Ministry
Sept 30   Women's Refuge Golf Tournament       
1  Wally Hoder
10  Lisa Velie
15  Hunter Cook
25  Benjamin Emerson
27  Marcia Palmer

3  Tom & Sue Fritz
22  Robbie & Debbie Walker
29  Bill & Langie Mannion

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