Posts by St. Paul Church

Posts by St. Paul Church

May 24, 2019 – Potential

Potential “The Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. Out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil… The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to…

May 17, 2019 – Blessings

Blessings “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26) I went for a walk the other day to clear my head. As the foot falls became a cadence in my head, I found myself being carried through the Highlands neighborhood and toward Cherokee Park. I entered the walking trail, still early enough in…
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April 26, 2019 – Revelation

Revelation “New when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon on of…

April 19, 2019 Relationship

“[Jesus prayed] I ask not only on behalf of these [his disciples], but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are…

April 12, 2019 UNIQUE

Unique “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot would say, ‘Because I am not…

Star Word: Humility

Humility Thank you to Ann Curtis for this reflection on her Star Word last year, Humility, for the editor’s letter, Food for Thought, in the Holiday issue of Edible Louisville & the Bluegrass magazine. The power of a true word is such that it leads one from selfishness to selflessness.  Mahatma Gandhi “At the beginning of the year, our church left laminated yellow stars on each seat in the sanctuary.  Once the service began, we were instructed to turn over…

Star Word: Memory

Memory By Cathy Miller My star word for 2019 is Memory. It hadn’t “spoken” to me since I got it in early January and then, all of a sudden today a convergence of memories arose of three dear ones from my spiritual journey. It was as if God was saying to me, “Remember and embrace your memory of these whom I have sent to instruct and guide you.”   First, this morning I was talking with a few friends and…

Bridge Builders

Youth, in general, are often called the “future of the Church.” I want to invite you to think about this statement in a new way for us at St. Paul. The youth at St. Paul will be the future of the Church AND they are currently a vital and integral part of this congregation. As you all know, I have been on staff here for over a year, beginning as an intern and then transitioning into the full-time Director of…

The Power Of Growth

The Power of Growth Written by Cody Nygard, Director of Discipleship and Connection There are two common mindsets most people operate within: the static, or maintain mindset; and the dynamic, or growth mindset. It is not hard to see how these two ways of thinking influence the trajectory of an individual or a community. The maintain mindset emphasizes “being good,” keeping an even keel, not rocking the boat or making waves, but holding to past glories and present standards. There…