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Palm Sunday 
8:15 am Chapel; 9:00 am Traditional; 11:30 am Worship Cafe (Contemporary); 12:30 pm African Nationals

It was a day that began in celebration and shouts of Hosanna! Join our children in a special time in worship with this community of faithful people who come in praise! Hold your palm branch, wave it and sing to the One who came for us all. 

Maundy Thursday
12:15 & 7:00 pm - Sanctuary

What was it like on that last night that Jesus gathered with his disciples, teaching them, serving them, and giving them a new commandment...to Love One Another. With a short drama to help us experience it for ourselves, and with a sharing of Holy Communion, Jesus Christ invites all to his table of grace.

Good Friday
12:15 & 7:00 pm - Sanctuary

A Tenebrae Service, one that moves through scripture readings and  beautiful music from a place of light to darkness, as the world comes face to face with the crucifixion of our Lord. The St. Paul's Sanctuary Choir leads us in contemplation through the shadows of betrayal, agony, loneliness, desertion, accusation, mockery, and death.

Easter is for everyone, and we invite you and your friends and family to join as we celebrate the risen Lord Jesus! Easter service is an inspirational experience where everyone will feel welcomed. Join us on April 21, 2019 for worship: 8:15 am Chapel; 9:00 am Sanctuary; 11:30 am Worship Cafe; 12:30 pm African Nationals.

Blood Pressure Checks, April 21 7:45-8:15 am outside the Chapel; 8:15-9:00 am in the library; and 11:30 am-1:00 pm outside the sanctuary.

Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT), April 21 We’re participating in a local church survey. This assessment will provide a picture of who we are as a church and directions for our future. The tool we’ll use is the Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT). Online and paper copies will be available April 21-May 12, 2019. Thank you for your willingness to be a part of this!

Path Forward Conversations, April 28 At 10:20 am in the Sanctuary we will be offering a morning gathering time for informal conversations, questions and sharing your reflections since General Conference.

Spring Handbell Concert, April 28 Join us for a spring celebration of the handbell ministry at St. Paul’s UMC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sunday, April 28, 4:00 pm in the Gathering Space, next to the Sanctuary. Participating will be 3 ensembles: Handbell Quintet, Tower Bells, and Carillonneurs. These handbell ringers will perform on 6 octaves of handbells and hand chimes. Music will include familiar hymns, spirituals and “Love Will Keep Us Together,” the hit 1970’s song made popular by Captain and Tennille. Free.

2019 High School & College Graduates Please leave your framed or unframed graduation picture in the church office by April 30, to be displayed in the parlor cabinets during May. Please include your name, school, and phone number. Questions: Genny Yarne, genny2605@gmail.com.
 

Like To Go Out For Lunch? Invite friends to join St. Paul’s “Tasting Luncheon” Thursday, May 2. We will have many varieties of salads and desserts for you to sample as well as beautiful themed centerpieces at the tables. Join us anytime between 11:00 am-1:00 pm as food and beverages will be continuously available. Plan to browse and buy crafts and baked goods in room 117. Tickets for $10.00 are available from UMW members or Kate Buroker, 362-5285. We hope you’ll join us and invite your friends and family.

Building a Hospitality Team On Thursday, May 2 from 5:30-8:00 pm, Johnson STEAM Academy will be hosting an event for students and their families at St. Paul’s. This event includes a meal and several breakout workshops. We are looking for a handful of people to help serve the meal as well as a few people to welcome and offer assistance to our guests. If you are interested, please let Pastor Jonathan know (jheifner@stpaulsumc.org).

Let’s Taco ‘bout Pathfinders, May 5 The children of Pathfinders Sunday School invite congregation members, friends, and family to join us on Sunday, May 5, to Taco ‘bout Pathfinders! Come  and see all that we have have been learning about during our year together. There will be games, activities and treats! See you at 10:20 am!

Our Big Service Project Join us for the next Our Big Service Project, Sunday, May 5th from 4:00-6:00 pm as we make bags of food for Kids Against Hunger. This has always been a successful event, so this year we are doubling the amount of bags we will assemble! So, bring your whole family and/or a friend to this fun service opportunity. And, once the bags are packed we will eat pizza together.

Path Forward Team On April 8, a new group called our “Path Forward Team” held its  first meeting. The group is a result of a Church Council motion in order to work alongside our pastors to: assess the views of the congregation, facilitate processes that inform and promote respectful discussion, promote healing and reconciliation, and design processes to recommend to the Church Council. The Path Forward Team will be chaired by Gary Lindsay and will make every effort to communicate its work to the congregation.

Service Opportunities...

Seeking Volunteers to Help Set-up the Coffee Etc. one Sunday per month. Job is to set out the treats and set up the coffee supplies. Please contact Barb Steggall at 361-2876 or email: bjsteggall@mchsi.com.

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    St. Paul's United Methodist Church
    1340 3rd Ave SE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

    319.363.2058

    Office Hours:
    Monday-Thursday | 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Friday | 8:00 am -12:00 pm 

     

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