St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Tuesday, July 23, 2019



St. Paul's has a strong history of Mission and Outreach. Although we may not be a mega-church we are mega-mission minded for we know that we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. We invite you to be a part of our Outreach Ministries!


August Pak-A-Sak
Aug 4 - Please bring your non-perishable foods, on the first Sunday of each month, to the church for the Neighborhood House food closet for our M.O.T. brothers and sisters

We feed the community Body & Soul

On the first Sunday of the month we bring non-perishable items for the food closet at Neighborhood House, a local agency that helps families in the MOT area. This Sunday consider tithing your weekly grocery budget and bring healthy meal choices for folks who are having a hard time making ends meet. Think about including breakfast items, healthy snacks for kids, pasta & sauce, juice, hygiene items.

Reaching Out

Stop in the Narthex to see how you can get involved helping St. Paul’s Mission and Outreach.

Imagine that you are a child who will be returning to school and know that your parents can’t afford your supplies…would you WANT to go back to school? Let’s show these kids and parents that we care about their education and give them a few tools to excel. Once again this year, we will be working with Neighborhood House to provide filled school backpacks for kids who don’t have the resources for what our kids take for granted.
GOAL: 50 filled bookbags; St. Paul’s will order and purchase the bookbags—your job is to fill them!
  • We will organize the supplies Thursday, August 15 at 10 AM in Fellowship Hall. If you are available, please come out to help.
  • We will fill the supplies after worship Sunday, August 18.
  • We will deliver to the Neighborhood House on Monday, August 19 at 10 AM.
SUPPLIES: Supply lists are in the Narthex and supplies must be at church by Wednesday, August 14.
Is God Calling You?
Creative Mentoring, a program of Connecting Generations, supports in-school mentoring programs in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties of Delaware. Several of our members and friends at St. Paul’s have enjoyed mentoring relationships with children attending Silverlake Elementary School. Currently, our pastor, Bo Gordy-Stith, mentors two children every Wednesday morning, but you can bless a child at Silverlake with just a half hour of your time each week. Research shows that a strong mentoring relationship can be one of the most important relationships in a child’s development. Mentoring helps children achieve success in school and life by helping to build self-esteem, self-confidence, interpersonal communication skills, social values, aspirations, and school engagement. Through personal, one-on-one time in schools, mentors work with students to develop their unique qualities and to reach their full potential. For more information, please contact our pastor (in person or via email: or text/cell: 302-373-5143) or go online
We have an opportunity to do a simple task to assist a prison ministry offered by one of our own Deaconesses, Patricia Marks. There will be a container in the Narthex in which you to place your postage stamps.
We need servants to pick up food at the WAWA on 299 every other week on Thursdays at 10:45 AM. It takes about an hour to pick it up and then bring to church and bag it. Please contact Dawn Buckworth if you can help at
Sometimes it is the face-to-face encounter with folks of the community of faith that remind us of the importance of connection. We are in need of folks for visitation, not just for homebound or hospitalized, but for general outreach. Spending time with our sisters and brothers, praying with them, sharing the events of congregational life and administering the Sacraments, changes us as well as offering the Spiritual sustenance for those who cannot get to worship. We already have faithful teams who offer the Eucharist, but we also need teams to visit our congregation on a rotating basis. If you would like to be part of this important ministry opportunity, please contact the office at
As part of our partnership with SLE this year, we will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education. This is an easy and fun way to earn our school cash. There is a collection box in the kitchen.

On Tuesday, July 9 Alan Martin roto-tilled garden for weed control and ground management. On Thursday, July 11 John Harmer and myself harvested the following and John delivered to Neighborhood House: 4lbs String Beans, 10 Squash, 9 Zucchini, 5 Cucumber, 36 Cherry Tomatoes, and 16 Okra. On Saturday, July 13 I did some hoeing and tied up several climbing plants. On Monday, July 15 John Harmer and myself harvested the following and John delivered to Neighborhood House: 18 Squash, 14 Zucchini, 2lbs String Beans, 1 Tomato, 25 Okra, 10 Cucumber, 38 Cherry Tomatoes, and 2 Egg Plant. Thanks to All who helped and a special thanks to God for providing 3 1/4 " of rain to a drying garden!

ATTENTION: Due to the extreme heat, there will be NO garden work this Saturday, July 20. Peace and God Bless, Paul Loder

HEBREWS 6:7 Ground that drinks up the rain falling on it repeatedly, and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God.



2nd Annual MOT Community "Rise Against Hunger" Event

Saturday, March 9th about 44 people from St. Paul’s came out with other MOT Community Organizations to help assemble meals which benefit developing countries.  Last year over 300 community volunteers, many young children, had a fantastic time packing over 30,000 meals.  It was a great learning opportunity for our young children to learn how to give back.  “Rise Against Hunger” is an international relief organization.  Or more information visit  


We also had a SUPER “Souper Bowl” Sunday!    

After the 11:00 Service this past Super Bowl Sunday, the ladies shared a wonderful salad and soup lunch for all who stayed.  There was a variety of soups from “Bird Soup” to Cream of Crab. Great soup donations were shared by many of the St. Paul’s family. Salads and dessert were also available for purchase, also.   Proceeds will help support Maggie McCombs, Kathy Chas’ cousin, who was shot and paralyzed in 2012.

“The Midweek” would like to publish any/all of the soup recipes if those of you who donated would like to share them.  Everything was delicious!  Thanks to all who helped with set-up, clean-up and to Kathy for all of her organization!

UMCOR Cleaning Buckets---An Overwhelming Success!
Challenge Accepted!!!

Thanks to Ronnie Miller, Charlii Miller, Carlotta Cline & Hap Bonham for all their help.
A special thanks to Ronnie Miller for the use of his horse trailer and the transport and
delivery of the cleaning buckets.
We are so blessed and thankful for those who participated in shopping, organizing, packing
and delivery. Our village continues to do amazing things!
Go to UMCOR’s website at to find ways to assist YOUR sisters and brothers in the world

Click here
for more information on and find out how YOU can help!!! A $10 contribution will pay for an insecticide-treated bed net, getting it to a family in Africa and teaching them how to use it properly.

Mission Opportunities

Here are some resources to help get you started:
Missions page on the Peninsula-Delaware Website
Volunteer in Missions Projects around the Country
UMCOR - United Methodist Committee on Relief
United Methodist Women (or Women's Division)
UMC General Board of Church and Society
Neighborhood House