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Rev. Jon Dunbar
August 27, 2018

Faithful, Strong, and Pure in Heart

Readings for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-9; Ephesians 6:10-20; Mark 7:14-23      The three readings for Sunday call us to obey God’s commandments. A chastened Moses stands at the edge of the Promised Land urging Israel to obey the LORD as the necessary response to His gracious gift of land (Deut 4). The imprisoned […]

August 22, 2018

Junior Youth Group – THIS Sunday (8/26)

Junior youth group begins THIS Sunday (8/26) at St. Paul’s. 5/6th grade meets 5:30-6:30pm. 7/8th grade meets 6:30-8:00pm. Please bring a snack to share! All are welcome!

August 22, 2018

Tanking Trip – Sunday, Sept. 2nd!

Let’s have some fun on the river!  Our annual tanking trip is scheduled for Sunday, Sep 2 in Fullerton!  We will leave from the church parking lot immediately after church and return to Utica that evening between 6:30-7:30.  Cost is $7/person.  Please RSVP (even if you already RSVP’d before) to the church office no later […]

August 16, 2018

Senior Youth Parents Organizing Meeting

Parents of St. Paul Senior Youth are asked to attend an organizing meeting this coming Wednesday (8/22) at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Our Interim Youth Director, Amy Frye, and Pastor Dunbar are looking for parents who are willing to assist in various ways so we can make sure the senior youth ministry program continues uninterrupted. […]

August 16, 2018

Junior Youth Parents Organizing Meeting

Parents of St. Paul 5-8th Graders are asked to attend an organizing meeting THIS SUNDAY at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Our Interim Youth Director, Amy Frye, and Pastor Dunbar are looking for parents who are willing to assist in various ways so we can make sure the junior youth ministry program continues uninterrupted. We hope […]

August 13, 2018

Important Youth Group Updates!

1) Youth Group at St. Paul’s THIS Wednesday (8/15) from 6:30-9:00PM! – Snacks, Open Gym, and Devotion – (There will also be a time to address concerns and questions about Josh’s administrative leave.) 2) Camp Luther Retreat is ON this Friday–Saturday (8/18-19) and there is still time to sign up. Please RSVP (even if you’ve already […]

August 7, 2018

The Bread of Life for the Storms of Life

Readings for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 1 Kings 19:1-8; Ephesians 4:17-5:2; John 6:35-51           Many of us woke up this morning to the sight of a great mess – leaves and tree limbs covering the ground, siding and windows broken, gardens gone and crops damaged. Praise God that no one […]

June 25, 2018

Beautiful Cry of Faith

Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Lamentations 3:22-33; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9,13-15; Mark 5:21-43           How beautiful is the cry of faith that we hear as we put our ear to Scripture. “The LORD is my portion!” says the prophet Jeremiah (Lam 3). “Come and heal my sick daughter!” a father says to […]

June 18, 2018

God’s Still in Control, and He Still Cares

Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Job 38:1-11; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41           Due to the terrible misfortunes that he suffered, Job could no longer see God working in his life. He didn’t doubt God’s existence. But he had lost all sense of God’s presence. “Behold, I go forward, but […]

May 30, 2018

The Blessing of Sabbath Rest

Readings for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost Deuteronomy 5:12-15; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23-28           To the person who would live life entirely on his own terms, God’s commandments will inevitably feel restrictive, even suffocating. “Do I have to?” “Why should I?” “Surely I’m an exception, right?” Let’s be honest. The sinful […]

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