Welcome to St. Paul’s Children and Youth Online Formation Program, the May 29th edition! (Check back every Friday for more material)
It's almost Pentecost Sunday!! Pentecost at St. Paul's is a wonderful and joyful time....it's going to be different this year, as everything else is. However, this coloring page is something that you can print out and use in our Pentecost service. If you haven't attended an online worship service yet, it's really wonderful and Pentecost is going to be what's called a "collaborative service".....this would be a great one to watch.
In this season of Extreme Parenting.....God sees you.
"Supporting Each Other While We're Apart: a Parent Coffee Hour"
Every Friday at 9am, Eileen Sharbaugh and I open up a Zoom room for an hour and talk about whatever the people who come in want to talk about. We've talked about families, school, daycare, jobs, working from home and balancing kids and work and home, fear, anxiety,.....literally, everything and anything.
It's a wonderful time to get together and get to know each other better. It's been a huge blessing to me, and I'm sure it will be one to you as well.
This is a story that we've never told before!! It's neat because it connects how languages were broken apart at the Tower of Babel, and how the languages were spoken by all the disciples after they were touched by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Terrific story!
This Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost, where we remember the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Church. I’ve attached a coloring page for Pentecost and encourage you to check out this excellent video from the Bible Project on who the Holy Spirit is.
- We are honoring High School Graduatesthis Sunday too! If you or your child as graduating this year please reach out to me with a photo and a brief note on plans for next yearASAP so that we can honor and pray from them in the service this Sunday.
- Junior EYC: Middle Schoolers are still meeting weekly on Sunday nights for fellowship, prayer, and games. We had a lot of fun last week so stop by. Each meeting will only be about 30 minutes, so definitely stop by! Use this link to join via zoom! The password is 1066.
- Senior EYC will take place on Wednesday at 7:00 for High Schoolers. We’ve been spending some time each week discussing the book of Acts, but also chatting about life and playing games. EYC can be accessed through Zoom here. The password is 1066!
- I also want to remind you all to mark your calendars forPittsburgh Service Week: Although our mission trip to Southern West Virginia cannot happen as scheduled, we still have the opportunity to serve our local community during Pittsburgh Service Week July 26th through August 1st. Pittsburgh Service Week will be an opportunity to live out Christ’s call to love our neighbor right here in Allegheny County by working with local churches and worksites that St. Paul’s has relationships with. This will not only be a work of service but one of building community through fun activities and prayer. I hope you will be able to join us July 26th through August 1 for Pittsburgh Service Week! Depending on the local and state health advisories, this program will include day and evening activities throughout the week, and we hope that you can commit to being a part of the program in its entirety. Pittsburgh Service Week is open to rising freshman through graduating seniors. We also need adults to chaperone and help serve with us. You will sleep in your home each night. Contact Luke Zerra ([email protected]) if you have questions or would like to join in helping to plan this special week of service, fellowship, and prayer.