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June 14, 2019 – Being Saved

“The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18) The mode of salvation that has been emphasized in much of American Christian life has been the past tense. Perhaps you have been asked the question by a well-meaning comrade: “When were you saved?” or “Have you been saved?” This emphasis on a past moment points to the power of Christ to…

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…

Announcing a New Team!

JOIN A NEW TEAM Every child of God possesses a particular gift that has the potential to increase the joy and hope in the world. The ministry and mission at St. Paul does not happen through the efforts of a single person, but instead through many people serving on many teams. Every worship service, every youth group, every dinner is a result of many spirit-filled individuals combining their gifts and working together in order to further develop God’s kingdom. We invite everyone…

Year of Yes

Year of Yes by Rev. Gary Gibson, Senior Pastor Here we are at the beginning of a new year. I’m not sure where 2016 went; it passed rather quickly. The year held significant events for some, while others had a rather routine year. Some of the significant events happened because people said “yes” to exploring new possibilities, to taking a risk or to taking advantage of opportunities presented or created. On the other hand, it was a routine year for…