…Around St. Paul’s
What’s Happening and Notes of Love
Hello St. Paul’s.
I hope as this note finds you with God’s warmth shining upon you with abundance.
This summer has been gorgeous thus far; we hope that you’re having a wonderful season with your family and friends. Since our summers can be so busy, we thought it would be good to send you a summertime rapport on what’s happening around St. Paul’s, and to send you a note of love. Continue reading
Farewell and Fair winds to the Smith Family
Wow! What a man of God the Lord placed at St. Paul’s! Shawn Smith is one of a kind. He’s a unique, quirky kinda of guy. One could only love his long curly hair (well, before he cut it that is). Continue reading
“Sorry for the rain mates.” Everywhere we ventured, our British friends apologized for the rain. It was practically comical. I mean, it’s England right? And in England, it rains often, and it rains hard. Now, about that rain… Continue reading
In almost all of my prayer time lately regarding St. Paul’s, I keep hearing one word from the Lord: “Wait!”
Honestly, I don’t like waiting. Waiting requires patience and discipline and holding immediate gratification at bay. Yet, God says to wait. So, I’m waiting.
I’m not asking why—that’s kind of futile; the Lord doesn’t usually answer my why questions. But, I am asking: “For what?” “Until when?” “What’s next?” The answers I’m getting are not direct words, but more spirit-led inferring’s. I’m sensing that God is telling me to wait as he prepares us for what he’s going to birth: in and from us. Continue reading
A Letter from Pastor Shawn
Philippians 1:3-6 “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
Six years ago, a long haired hippie and his wife walked into the sanctuary of St. Paul’s and they knew in an instant that this was “home”. Six years later, with much shorter hair and two kids, my wife and I have both felt God calling us to the next chapter of our lives. Therefore, it is with a saddened but grateful heart that I write to inform you that I will be stepping down as Youth Pastor of St. Paul’s effective Sunday, July 13 to pursue a call as senior pastor. Continue reading