Here is the Spirit of St Paul for March 2018.
St Paul celebrates Lent
Lent continues with voting on your preferred saint for Lent Madness. Devotionals are available on the shelf in the narthex. On Wednesdays we share fellowship at Soup Suppers at 6 p.m. and Prayer Around the Cross at 7 p.m. Watch the narthex for sign-up sheets for soup, bread, and assisting ministers.
Holy Week plans include Palm/Passion Sunday on March 25; Maundy Thursday is March 29, worship at 7 p.m. featuring handwashing, communion, and anointing prayer; Good Friday service on March 30 at 7 p.m. will showcase Hal Hopson’s Tennebrae, led by joint choirs from St. Paul and Faith Lutheran in Okemos. Easter festival day will begin with breakfast at 8 a.m. and an egg hunt for our children before worship at 10 a.m. Watch for eggs you can help to fill, during Lent.
Barbara Brown Taylor up next for Book Group
St. Paul’s Book Group begins An Altar in the World, by Barbara Brown Taylor, on Wednesday, March 7, at 4:30 p.m. Join us for good conversation and thinking. Pastor Julie has an extra copy, let her know you need it! From amazon.com:
In the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World, acclaimed author Barbara Brown Taylor continues her spiritual journey by building upon where she left off in Leaving Church. With the honesty of Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and the spiritual depth of Anne Lamott (Grace, Eventually), Taylor shares how she learned to find God beyond the church walls by embracing the sacred as a natural part of everyday life. In An Altar in the World, Taylor shows us how to discover altars everywhere we go and in nearly everything we do as we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The next event is Friday, March 16, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. You will be helping to save lives! The need is constant! Sign up at church or call 517-712-1161. Thank you in advance, Terry Smith. St. Paul hosts the Red Cross every other month for this important work. We need volunteers to help staff the event as well as people to donate.