Pastors' Weekly Message: From Pastor Pat

Greetings St. Paul’s Family!

I truly appreciate your prayers and patience as I embraced a few days of rest and relaxation. I am back and excitedly looking forward to what God has in store for us!

This Sunday we will kick off a sermon series entitled “Green Acres, Green Thumbs and Other Principles of Sowing,” based on the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 13. Each week through a variety of lenses we will explore sowing vs planting; the role of the farmer, the seed, and the soil; God’s hope for the sowing; and what happens when we sow. This sermon series will lay the groundwork for our upcoming church wide Stewardship Campaign which will launch September 6, 2020. Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2020 Campaign theme.

We were just beginning to know one another when life shifted and we were thrust into social isolation and distancing. Our outdoor worship service reminded us of just how much we miss in person interactions, and just how much we have missed the opportunity to get to know each other. Therefore on Wednesdays, as weather permits between 1pm - 2:30pm I am available to meet with you in Reinhardt Park with masks and social distancing precautions, for anyone who would like to stop by and chat. 

As we continue to navigate these unusual times, I am truly grateful for the many ways in which God is stretching us to be light and witness to our community and our world. Stay safe, stay hydrated, and stay well!

--Pastor Pat
pallen@stpaulsk.org