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Posts from November 2018

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Youth December Activities

by Shawnee St. Paul's

December Youth Fellowship Opportunities Sundays December 2nd – Bowling $13.00/Youth Meet at the church at 5:45PM December 9th – Movie Night & Snacks at the Boyers Free December 16th – Ice Skating at the Devon Ice Rink $15.00/Youth Meet at the church at 1:45PM Sign up with Tim Tim@shawneestpauls.com Youth also meet on Wednesday nights […]

Hanging of the Greens

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Hanging of the Greens The church is starting to look a lot like Advent. The tree is up, wreaths are hung, even the Advent wreath has been placed on the chancel area. Advent officially begins on Sunday, but first we invite you to join us for the Hanging of the Greens worship opportunity. Before worship, […]

Extra Helpings of Gratitude

by Shawnee St. Paul's

On Monday night, friends and neighbors from around the Shawnee community gathered at St. Paul’s to share together in a Thanksgiving dinner. This is one of my favorite nights of the year. As men, women, and children came through the doors they were greeted with warmth, smiles, and holiday greetings. We talked about the amazing […]

Support St. Paul’s in Your Holiday Shopping

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church when you do your holiday shopping on Amazon. If you’re shopping online, make your gift giving reach double by supporting the missions of St. Paul’s. Please follow and like us:

Thy Will Be Done by Tate Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Thy Will Be Done Then He went off from them about the distance of a stone’s throw and knelt down and prayed. “Father,” He said, “if you will, take this cup of suffering away from me. Not my will, however, but your will be done.” Luke 22:41-42. I’ve always felt a strong connection to this passage. It actually breaks my heart over […]

The Gift of Winter by Tim Boyer

by Shawnee St. Paul's

The Gift of Winter I love the winter and I love the cold. Even though we had record breaking lows during the last week and I thought Mother Nature had lost it, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, winter is coming. Winter reminds me of roaring fires blazing in the brick fireplace, snowball fights in the […]

Community Thanksgiving Dinner – November 19th

by Shawnee St. Paul's

On November 19th, St. Paul’s will be serving our annual Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for the Community. St. Paul’s serves our neighbors on the first and third Mondays of every month, but the annual Thanksgiving Dinner is one of our favorites. Guests will be treated to a savory turkey dinner completed with a slice of delicious […]

Grief and the Holidays

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Grief and the Holidays Begins Monday, November 19th The holidays are a time of joy and celebration. It is a season of family and friendship and food. But the holidays are also a time of great sorrow and grief for so many of us. Not sure how to face the holidays? Experienced loss or unexpected […]

Mission Team Calls St. Paul’s Home

by Shawnee St. Paul's

On Saturday, November 10th, a new AmeriCorp mission team arrived at St. Paul’s. We are hosting the mission team while they complete disaster relief projects remaining from 2015 storms. At the conclusion of their time here, all open UMCOR projects in Oklahoma will be completed. This will be the third UMCOR/AMERICORP mission team to call […]

Good Grief – From the Pastor’s Desk

by Shawnee St. Paul's

“Adversity is what makes you mature. The growing soul is watered best by tears of sadness.” – Charlie Brown – “It never fails. Just hint that some of their troubles might be with themselves, and they get mad at you!” – Snoopy – “…if you do not say anything in a cartoon, you might as well not […]