12 June

St. Paul’s This Week

June 12, 2023



June 12​ 6:00 pm NA meeting

June 17     10:00 am AA meeting

June 17​9:00 am St. Paul’s Maintenance Day

June 18       10:15 am Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne Barrow



Bible Study Reminder: Will be taking a break until Mid August




Ushers:  Debbie Tucker & Rob Dziatkowski

Lectors:  Luke Stifler and Sam Stifler

Intercessor:  Luke Stifler

Counters:  Rob Dziatkowski and Ben Sapp

Technology: Dennis McAndrews




St. Paul’s Maintenance Day, Saturday June 17, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The outside Parish Hall windows need repair.

The downstairs (future) office space needs to cleaned & organized.

The Parish Hall needs paint (red wall).

Hope to see you there!


Sacred Space Meeting Minutes from Charlene McAndrews

June 4, 2023

After a prayer. the meeting opened with a discussion of “Where are we now?”  including the points that we are congregation led, small, mostly older adults, maintaining but not growing.  The Sacred Space initiative (Church Building for Collaborative Partnerships) was explained as a way to connect with our community and utilize space in our building in creative ways to foster growth financially as well as in adding congregation numbers.  Congregation members present were encouraged to consider our current assets. Some of the assets identified included: 

• A church that is open to all / open communion 

• Feels like a family

• Supportive

• Spirit filled

• On the river / good location / close to downtown / close to festivals 

• Historic Heritage

• Multi talented congregation / wisdom with many older adults 

• In the midst of a growing community

• Organ / great acoustics in church


Ideas for future growth (how can we use these assets) :

• Creating small venue for weddings, showers, reunions; consider talents of congregation in providing photography, catering etc.… 

• Hosting music concerts, recitals 

• Increasing visibility by having a signboard in front of building with church info 

• Looking at current web page and face book page making certain it is user friendly

• Have a presence at local festivals handing out water / sharing info about St Paul’s

• Renting out space downstairs / cleaning and modifying space for needs of renter 

Sacred Spaces does offer a grant that can be utilized to accomplish goals for future growth. The discussion above will be ongoing. 


That's it for this week!  Have a great week, Hope to see you on Sunday!



The Gabriel Staff