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Dear Friends in Christ:

Welcome to St. Paul’s!

I think you will find St. Paul‚Äôs to be a lively gathering of faithful people who are passionate about the Gospel and who care about each other and the community.¬† We are a ‚ÄúReconciling in Christ‚ÄĚ congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Please feel free to visit with us on Sunday morning for worship or participate in some of our ministries and events.

May God continue to bless you and strengthen you with God’s grace. 

Yours in Christ,
Rev. Thomas A. Omholt, Pastor

 

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Contact Information 

Phone

202-966-5489

Email

office@stpaulslutherandc.com

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4900 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008

We are located between Ellicott & Everett Streets NW, between Murch Elementary School and the Fire Station.

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Flu Vaccination Clinic

October 1, 2017--9:00 am - 1:00 pm

St. Paul's is again partnering with MAXIM HealthCare Systems to provide flu vaccinations on October 1 st from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in Schaefer Hall.  The sign-up sheet is located in the portico.  

Pre-registration is helpful in determining the number of vaccines available for the clinic.   If you are unable to sign-up in advance walk-ins are always welcome.   

Participating healthcare plans are as follows:  Medicare Part B, PFFS type Medicare Advantage Plans, Aetna, MCMS of MA, Humana Gold Choice, Premera Blue Cross, SummaCare, Bravo Health, and Independence BCBS.  Children 4 years of age and older are eligible to receive the vaccination.  The cost for the flu vaccine is $35.00 for those enrolled in insurance plans not listed above.  Payment may be made with check or cash at time of service.  Let's stay healthy - get your flu vaccination.  Contact Deaconess Cassie with questions.

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First Communion Class 

Begins Sunday, October 1st

A class for young people seeking to receive Holy Communion for the first time will begin on Sunday, October 1 at 10:00 am. There will also be classes on October 8 and October 15 as well. Children will receive their first communion on Sunday, October 22 during the 11:00 am worship service. Please let Pastor Tom know if you have any questions or concerns.

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Reformation at 500 

Hosted by American University

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You are invited to join American University for a nine-week reflection on the ways in which the Protestant Reformation has - for good or ill - shaped our world. Posters with the full schedule are located in the portico and the narthex.

 For more information, contact kslc@american.edu or visit  www.american.edu/ocl/kay/Reformation-at-500.com. 

Click here to view the flyer about the series.

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Thank You to everyone who attended 

"Rome:  Paul and the Underground Church"

VBS this year!

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Schedule of Services (beginning 9/17/17):

Sunday Morning Worship:  8:30 am and 11:00 am

Sunday School:  9:45 am Chapel in Fellowship Hall       (aka Lower Auditorium)

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St. Francis Blessing of the Animals-- Sunday, October 1st at 3 pm

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St. Francis of Assisi was born in 1182, and was the son of a rich  merchant.  As a young man, Francis received a vision from God, which led him to abandon his life of leisure and travel the country as a poor  beggar.  He inspired others to follow his example and his ways became the foundation of the Franciscan Order in the Catholic Church. 

Francis believed in bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to all of God's creation, which included animals and birds.  In honor of St. Francis' love of animals, we will have a Blessing of the Animals Service on Sunday, October 1st at 3:00 pm.

Please join us in the Plaza area at St. Paul's, and bring your furry, scaly, or feathered friends with you!  We will celebrate the life of St. Francis, and each pet will receive a blessing.  Owners are asked to bring their pets on a leash or in a carrier for easier control.

Don't have a pet?  Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal for a blessing, too!

Questions?  Please contact  Lisa Wackler  for more details.

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Tickets on Sale Now!

Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World

Presented by St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Washington DC

Wednesday, October 4th at 7:30 pm

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ABOUT THE FILM:

500 years ago, Martin Luther triggered a seismic upheaval that rocked the western world‚ÄĒwith an impact that continues to reverberate to this day. This entertaining new film follows the great adventure story of Luther‚Äôs life, packed with political intrigue, kidnappings, secret hideouts, and life-or-death showdowns.¬† At the same time, it's a story about the most important questions of life, including "Who am I?" "What is my purpose" and "How do I get right with God?"

It’s a must-see for any lifelong Lutheran, and a chance to share the message of our Lutheran heritage with others. And the only place you can see the film is at the Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema (7235 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD) on the night of our church’s special event Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, at 7:30 pm. 

This is the first time in more than 60 years that Lutherans have made a feature-length film about Martin Luther and the Reformation. Filmed in historic locations across Europe, this movie brings Luther’s story to life with exquisite attention to detail. It’s a way to strengthen our faith by revisiting the birth of Protestant Reformation, and a chance to share that experience with others.

IMPORTANT: All tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased at a special web site set up for the screening:

 http://luthermovie.link/washington

If you have questions about this event, please contact Lisa Wackler.

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Capital Campaign Update:

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What Are Different Ways that I Can Give to the Capital Campaign "Our Time, Our Turn"?

 

There are many ways to contribute to the " Our Time, Our Turn"  Capital Campaign.  Writing a check is the most obvious option, and you can give cash upfront or you can time your contributions over the campaign to meet your own personal needs.

Another way to give cash to the campaign is to restructure your monthly budget at home, and give the resulting savings to the campaign.  For example, maybe your monthly budget contains a provision for a landline phone that you no longer need.  You could cancel your landline service, and pledge the savings to the campaign without increasing your monthly budget.

Still another way is by the commitment of assets.  Do you have stocks, securities, real estate, or other assets that you no longer want or need?  Consider donating those assets to the church for liquidation.  Once again, this is a way to make a pledge to the campaign without any outlay of cash.

Finally, consider a lifestyle change to help the campaign.  Maybe by reducing the number of times you go out to eat or the number of vacations you take, you can positively impact the Capital Campaign by pledging those savings without depleting your cash savings or reserves.

There are numerous ways to help the church while still allowing you to make informed decisions about how to help.  If you need to talk to someone about any of these options, how to fulfill your pledge, or the tax implications of your pledge, please do not hesitate to contact Campaign Chair Mike Charlton at charlton46@aol.com, and he will get you connected with the right person to discuss your needs.

 At this time, we have 43 pledges totaling $266,191 and we have collected $61,804 of that amount.  Thank you for supporting the Our Time, Our Turn campaign!

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Take A Look at Some of What's Been Happening Around The Church, As We Prepared for our New HVAC System!

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‚ÄúThe sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands.‚Ä̬†¬†¬†
¬†‚Äē¬†Martin Luther

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Pentecost Sunday and the Affirmation of Baptism

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