Global Mission Sunday at St. Paul, Sarasota
submitted by Pr. Ashley Nicolls

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sarasota celebrated Global Mission Sunday EPCOT style. The congregation members were invited to dress up in their Disney attire as the worship service focused on connections between Disney and Christianity with a global focus. Each person received a flag of a different country when they came into worship. They waved the flags during the singing of the song "This is God's World After All" to the tune of "It's a Small World." Other Disney songs were changed to Christian words. During the children's message there was an offering taken for the Global Companion Synods while the congregation sang, "Feed the World" to the tune of "Feed the Birds" from Mary Poppins. The congregation collected over $160. After worship the fellowship time of "Tastes Around the World" displayed flags of different countries with food from that country. A great time was had by all.