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St. Paul's Church

October 27, 2017

"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

On October 31, 2017 many of our kids and grandkids will be giddy with excitement about going from house to house trick or treating.  The same day is a very important day in the history of the Protestant Church, as it marks the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation.  The history is important to us.
On that day Martin Luther hammered on the door of Wittenburg Chapel his "95 Theses" which outlined the ways in which the Roman Catholic Church had departed from Biblical orthodoxy.  Luther had hoped to reform the Church from within, but we know that countless denominations were formed in the years that followed, one of which was our own Anglican Church.
While we mourn the countless fissures in the church here on earth, we celebrate the fact that in Heaven, as brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus we will be forever joined as One Body.  We remain grateful for the bravery of Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, Thomas Cranmer and countless other Reformers who stood firm against unimaginable pressures to compromise the true faith.
Now as we prepare to open our new church on Flamevine Lane, we know that the same faith which set ablaze fires of revival across Europe 500 years ago, is the same faith which is transforming hearts today.  I especially want to invite you to join the Alpha Team led by Fr. John Nyhan.  The Alpha Course is an outstanding introduction to the Christian faith which will help newcomers to St. Paul's get to know what we are all about-having a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Thank you again for your partnership in the Gospel!

Gratefully in Christ,
Pr. Jon     

Immediately after the 10:00 AM Service
Please sign up in church, or call the church office, and let us know that you will be attending, how many people, and  what side dish you will bring.  St. Paul's will provide the sandwiches.

If you would like your loved one who passed away in the last 12 months to be included in the prayers on All Saint's Day, November 5th, please include that information on the Friendship Form this Sunday or call the church office by Monday, Oct. 30.

"Sending Thanks to Our Soldiers"
Thanksgiving is near and St. Paul's Church would like to show its gratitude to the brave military men and women that defend our great country, and most importantly, our religious freedoms. 

To show your thanks, please pick up a card at the October 29 th service and share your favorite prayer or Bible verse with a soldier to let them know that they are not forgotten.  
Cards will be collected at the "Fall Back Brunch" on November 5 th, and then sent overseas to local soldiers to arrive in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.  

The consecration of the Flamevine Church is scheduled for 
Sunday,  February 18, 2018.
Our plan is to begin worshiping on Flamevine Lane as soon as possible after we receive our Certificate of Occupancy.  We hope to receive this  sometime in November.   Please stay posted for further details.

Click here for:  8 AM Service            Click here for:  10 AM Service  

St. Paul's is now using permanent worship booklets to follow the service.  They will stay in the church to be used every Sunday.

No experience necessary, just a willingness to serve God.
St. Paul's needs to establish the children's Sunday School program and teachers before we move into the new church building.  
We can also use seasonal people when they are here.
Please see Pastor Jon or Dean Sparks for any questions.

Sunday Morning Bible Study
Our study of the Gospel of Matthew, led by Bill Proctor, meets as usual 9:00 to 9:45 AM in the sunroom of The Vero Beach Garden Club.  Honest discussion and even debate are encourage, all are welcome!

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 on Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM.  They will meet temporarily at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church, 615 Greytwig Road.  (From A1A, the 1st building on the right.)    Call the church office for further details.

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!

  The 25th Annual
Samaritan Center Soup Bowl
"Breaking bread together for the homeless"
Thursday, November 2
Minimum Donation $5.00
One of the locations serving soup will be in the church office building at the real estate office downstairs, serving lunch 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM.  

If you would like to volunteer to help the Ushers, Greeters, Sunday School or any other ministry, please  contact  Dean Sparks 234-2398, Norma in the  church office 231-3552, or Pastor Jon.
We Need You!!!

A Big Thank You
to those who generously donated funds to Samaritan's Purse 
for recent hurricane victims.  
We were able to send them a check for $1,500.00.
Father John Nyhan is in the process of recruiting an Alpha leadership team. We plan to offer the Alpha Course on Flamevine Lane in January 2018. The course is an introduction to the Christian faith.  If you are interested in being a part of the Alpha leadership team, please contact the church office or Father John. T eam meetings will be November 15th and December 13th at 7:00 PM.
Bp. Ron Kuykendall

Bishop Ron will be at St. Paul's to officiate the Confirmation Service on December 2nd.
Please contact Pastor Jon or the church office f you would like 
to be  received into the Anglican Church on that day.

  A R elationship Worth Pursuing

SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME will touch your heart and inspire you to make a difference in your world!" On opening weekend, the film received an "A" CinemaScore and a 93% positive rating from fans on Rotten Tomatoes.   Have you seen it? If so, be sure to let everyone know how much you liked it.  
If you haven't gone yet, be sure to see  SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME this week. As moviegoers everywhere will tell you: you don't want to miss it! 

The Los Angeles Times says SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, "... boasts a trio of uncommonly sensitive, affecting, and nuanced actors in the lead roles." Debbie (played by RenĂ©e Zellweger) encourages her husband Ron (Greg Kinnear) to befriend a man they meet while serving at a homeless shelter. 
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.

Housing for Feb. 18 Visitors

In anticipation of the consecration of the new church building, we hope to have a number of out-of-town guests. We are looking for St. Paul's folks who would be willing to serve as host families. Please contact the church office if you would like to be a host.  Thank you.

Building Faith. Transforming Lives.
Campaign Update

As of October 27th, we have received Building Fund pledges totaling $768,080, representing 62 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.
Nov 5     Fall Back Brunch 
Nov 5     All Saint's Day 
Nov 11    Veteran's Day
Nov 12    Military Mom's Service  
Nov 18    Water Bottle Ministry
Nov 22    Prayer & Praise Service
Nov 23    Thanksgiving Day
Dec 1     Healing Service
Dec 1     Congregational Christmas Party
Dec 2     Confirmation
Dec 3     Begins Advent Season
Dec 16    Water Bottle Ministry
Dec 24    Sunday Christmas Eve Services
Dec 25    Christmas Day Service
04  Debbie Walker
09  Karen Morris
11  Brooklyn Fowler
11  Lila Fowler
23  John Wittpenn
27  Elaine Graham

03  Fred & Suzanne Griffin
27  George & Gail Reams

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