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Shelia's Weekend Update

May 30th, 2019

Good afternoon, dear ones!

Today's gentle rain reminds me of that Irish blessing and benediction,  "May the Road Rise To Meet You". My home church used to sing this as a going forth song at the end of each Sunday worship. And it is my prayer for each of you today. Its words go something like this:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
May the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again...until we meet again...
may God hold you in the palm of His hand. Amen.




Keep our UMC Annual Conference June 11-14 held in Athens, Georgia lifted in your prayers. As you know, the United Methodist Church is experiencing great change...and with change often comes fear and anxiety of the unknown. But we lay claim to the loving God who is already in that future...just awaiting our arrival.


Ladies & Mens Night Out.

One small change this month. The Ladies Night Out group decided to move to Wednesday night to take advantage of Free Pie Wednesdays at O'Charley's.  They will meet on Wednesday June 12 at 6:30 pm at O'Charley's at 705 Townpark Lane, Kennesaw 30144.  Please let Susan McMillin know that you are coming by contacting her at or 770-428-8532.
The Men's Night Out group will keep their plans the same. They will meet on Thursday June 13 at 6:30 pm at Cherokee Cattle Company on Canton Road. Please let Ed Jackson 404-667-2763 know if you plan on attending.
Pentecost Sunday is THIS Sunday June 9 (don't forget to wear your red)!

But just as important is the reminder that the NEXT Sunday June 16 is both Trinity Sunday (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) AND Father's Day.

Folks, we usually do a reasonable job of honoring our moms on Mother's Day, but I feel like our dads sometimes get shortchanged.'s the plan! On Father's Day (June 16) bring a framed photo of your dad and we will honor them by placing their pictures on our altar and the altar rail.

Good is returning to the front lawn of St. Paul! HappyFeet Soccer will host a 5 week trial run on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 beginning on June 18. We already have 58 kids enrolled! Just think--young families bringing their children to our property! So, here's the deal...I plan on being here every Tuesday night to meet these families (remember, it's only for 5 weeks). Do you think some of you could possibly add your welcoming face as well?


We have decided to put our VBS (previously scheduled for Saturday June 22) on hold so that we might focus on getting to know the young families bringing their kids to soccer on Tuesdays. If we do a good job introducing ourselves and making them feel welcome...and then offer VBS later in July...we might get a real response.


We have some amazing historical sites right in our back yard! The Forever Young group will tour Roswell's Barrington Hall on Thursday, June 27th. We will meet in the church parking lot at 10:00 a.m. and will leave promptly at 10:10. After the tour we will have a dutch treat lunch at a nearby restaurant. Please see Susan Millin's information found below. Remember ALL are welcome!

Register now through June 23

on the Forever Young clipboard on the Information Shelves in back of the St. Paul sanctuary
or contact Susan McMillin (770-428-8532) or
Barrington Hall is one of the three Roswell historical Trilogy homes.

Admission for Barrington Hall: adults- $8.00/ seniors: $7
OR you may choose to purchase the Historical Trilogy pass: See all 3 homes, Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and the Smith Plantation:  adults: $18.00, (No senior discount).
Office help needed:  Ruth Gmyrek has rotator cuff surgery scheduled for June 27 and will be at home recuperating for several weeks. If you can help occasionally in the office by answering the phones, folding bulletins, etc. please see Shelia.


STILL in need of paid Nursery Staff! Please see Shelia or Ruth Castellaw with potential candidates.

God's Blessings and my love! 



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Marietta, GA 30066
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