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Special Announcement:

Dear Siblings in Christ,

As promised, we want to keep you informed of development in the church and its impact on our life together. Yesterday, we received a letter from Bishop Dunlap which stated the following:

“At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic is still spreading rapidly and showing no sign of slowing down. Schools and businesses are still closed. This reality and knowing that so many of our church leaders and members fit categories most vulnerable to the worst effects of COVID-19 leads me to recommend that services for Holy Week and Easter not be held in our church buildings. Concern for our neighbors must be our highest priority. If a congregation can accommodate an outdoor service and maintain a safe physical distance between members, that might be a reasonable alternative. I realize that only a few of our congregations have the capability for this alternative.”

This means that we will remain closed until we hear otherwise, at which time we will inform you. Services for Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter as planned are canceled. We will continue to find new and creative ways to continue to be together in worship as we are apart, through live streaming. We continue to find ways to reach all members of St. Paul, especially those who are unable to connect by Facebook. Please be patient. As soon as we can solve that, we will send out other ways to join in worship. For now, those who cannot join the live stream can watch recordings of the service on our webpage.

We are in a strange place at an uncertain time and we cannot overstate the financial toil this is having on the church. We thank you for your faithful giving and encourage you to continue your giving as our budgetary obligations remains. Through it all, during this time, we are encouraged by words form Holy Scriptures:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:6-8)

Let us continue to check on each other and continue to reflect Christ wherever we are; after all the church exist for the world. To be God’s light in the midst of darkness.

Pastor Titus D. Clarke
Lead Pastor

Dana Shughart-Gelinas
Council President

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Welcome to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carlisle, PA

We are a community who firmly believes in God's Word. Come explore your faith journey with us.

What is the Vision for St. Paul Lutheran Church

The vision for St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carlisle, PA to Boldly Share God’s Word and Unconditional Love with All.

We have six guiding principles that we follow whenever we make decisions at St. Paul. These Guiding Principles are:

  • Growing spiritually as disciples of Jesus.
  • Welcoming and accepting people where they are.
  • Giving generously to be a part of God’s work.
  • Caring genuinely for one another with the love of Christ.
  • Serving joyfully as Jesus’ hands and feet in the world.
  • Inviting others to join with us in the body of Christ.

How Does our Church Serve The Community

Within our call to Boldly Share God’s Word and Unconditional Love with All, we have developed many ministries that impact our congregational family and community around us! If you feel called to serve in your community, learn more about the Christian faith, and develop a deeper understanding of God, come and join us on this adventure as we strive to serve those around us day in and day out!

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SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP – ONLINE

We will have worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. through live streaming on Facebook.   Connect to participate in our traditional worship service with preaching by the Rev. Titus Clarke.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL BY PHONE

Phone Adult Sunday School will be held on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. via phone conferencing from your home.  

To attend Phone Sunday School at 1:00 p.m. call 646-558-8656.  At the prompt, key in the MEETING ID as 748 166 3259#    You do NOT have a PARTICIPANT ID so press # again.    You may dial into the meeting 5 minutes before the appointed hour or any time after the meeting has begun. The Adult Sunday School will be recorded and posted on the Facebook page and Website by Friday afternoon. This will be for those you can’t join us.

BIBLE STUDY BY PHONE

Phone Bible Study will be held on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. via phone conferencing from your home.  

To attend Phone Sunday School call 646-558-8656.  At the prompt, key in the MEETING ID as 748 166 3259#    You do NOT have a PARTICIPANT ID so press # again.   You may dial into the meeting 5 minutes before the appointed hour or any time after the meeting has begun. The bible study will be recorded and posted on the Facebook page and Website by Friday afternoon. This will be for those you can’t join us.

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What's Happening at St. Paul Lutheran Church

Our congregation has gone through an exciting time of exploring what God’s vision is for St. Paul. We began with a congregational gathering, a time of fellowship and prayer and Bible study and sharing ideas. The leadership of St. Paul took all that information and condensed and channeled it into a new vision for our congregation. We believe that God’s vision for St. Paul is to Boldly Share God’s Word and Unconditional Love with All.

In addition, we now have six Guiding Principles. These Guiding Principles are now being used whenever we make decisions at St. Paul. These Guiding Principles are:

– Growing spiritually as disciples of Jesus.
– Welcoming and accepting people where they are.
– Giving generously to be a part of God’s work.
– Caring genuinely for one another with the love of Christ.
– Serving joyfully as Jesus’ hands and feet in the world.
– Inviting others to join with us in the body of Christ.

As St. Paul strives to Boldly Share God’s Word and Unconditional Love with All, we are becoming well known in the community and the Lower Susquehanna Synod for its extensive outreach ministry to those in need.

Much of our outreach ministry is under the leadership of Dr. Holly Hoffman. She currently serves at St. Paul as a Diaconal Minister. (She completed her Masters Degree in Ministerial Studies at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg in 2009 and was consecrated as St. Paul’s Diaconal Minister on Sept. 19, 2010.) She leads much of the congregations social and outreach ministry, including our partnership with the Christ Lutheran Health Ministries Prenatal Clinic in Harrisburg, the Living Water Dental Health Clinic, and the Emmitsburg Council of Churches Kenya Mission.

Moses Robson-Kavishe is our congregations Youth and Family Minister for our youth group – BOLD. Under his leadership, the group has grown significantly. But Moses does not just bring the youth together for fellowship – he teaches core values and skills to the youth of St. Paul.

St. Paul is currently one of the few growing congregations in the Lower Susquehanna of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We have reversed the decline in worship attendance and membership and are now a growing congregation. We understand that our vision is to Boldly Share God’s Word and Unconditional Love with All. And we accomplish this by not only growing the outreach ministries of the congregation, but by growing ourselves as disciples of Jesus.

We have looked at the vital ministries of the past. We have looked at the wonderful things that God is doing at St. Paul in the present. Now let us look to the future.

What is the Future of St. Paul Lutheran Church

The future of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church is in God’s hands. But we also understand that God primarily works through God’s people – us. As the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) states – “God’s Work, Our Hands.”

Recently the people of St. Paul have been called not just to be members, but disciples. As we have heard on Sunday mornings that there are seven traits or characteristics of a disciple. They are:

A Disciple
– Reads the Bible Daily
– Prayers Daily
– Worships Weekly
– Develops Christian Friends
– Serves Others
– Tithes
– Gives Joyfully of Ones Time and Talent

This is an exciting time in the life of St. Paul. Join us today to be a part of a ministry that serves others, reaches out to the community, grows its members as disciples, and has fun! We’d love to have you be a part of our future.

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