St Paul – A Small Congregation with a Mighty Mission – Inviting all who seek Christ to come and be fed!



Church News

February 16, 2020

PLYMOUTH FOOD PANTRY: Needs List: Healthy, low-sugar cereals, oatmeal, low-sodium soups and broth, pasta, sauce, diapers size 4 or larger & baby wipes.


ALTAR GUILD: Altar Guild has an opening for the month of September.  If you can help out, please see Carolyn Pollack.


Shrove Tuesday: Feb. 25th Pancake Supper 5:30PM – 7PM

Tickets available after church.   See Jolene


Ash Wednesday: Feb. 26th Service and Ashes 7PM


Special guest March 1st Visit from Sarah Ward, Community Residences, Inc- To talk about how important Foster parents are to our community.


Lenten Lunches- March 3rd 12:00 PM – St. Paul Lutheran Church

****** Help is needed. Watch for sign ups.******

March 10th 12:00 PM – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

March 17th 12:00 PM – St. Maximilian Kolbe R.C. at The Lyceum

March 24th 12:00 PM – Terryville Congregational Church

March 31st 12:00 PM – 1st Baptist & Plymouth Congregational

at Plymouth Congregational


Pasta Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit Charity Water- March 14th 5PM – 7PM

St Gregory CCD Center 1043 Stafford Ave. Bristol





Louise Brauer Charlie Gray Gene Bald
Terry Luther Sharon Gray Arlene Malena
Mia Devine Jerry Fedorovich Shirley Ekstrom
Skip Henke Neecko Dugas Alice Colburn
Ed Bartis Mark DellaVecchia Bob Johnson
Ann Schultz Karen DiTomasso Laurie Colburn
Bruce Thorrtenson Matt Bendzinski Eileen Turner
Haley Mitnick Eleanor Rodrigue Teresa Brauer
Kerry Ekstrom

Valerie Francis

Cesar Deleon Mena

Alexis Sharp

Chuck Ford

Judy Ford

Anita Davita



Also, victims of disaster and those affected by and serving in wars, and all those we name aloud or in our hearts before you now.

*Bold Face indicates St. Paul Members*






February- March 2020

Worship Assistants Schedule












Leader Rev Kim Wadhams Rev Kim Wadhams Rev Kim Wadhams Rev Kim Wadhams Rev Kim Wadhams
Assistant Minister Carolyn Cote Melissa








Lay Reader Rosalie




Carolyn Carolyn




Ushers Linda Ciavarella & Anthony Ciavarella Linda Ciavarella & Anthony Ciavarella Linda Ciavarella & Anthony Ciavarella AJ Brauer & Mike Loranger AJ Brauer & Mike Loranger
Communion Assistant Linda Ciavarella Carolyn







Linda Ciavarella
Altar Linda Ciavarella & Carmela Ciavarella Linda Ciavarella & Carmela Ciavarella Linda Ciavarella & Carmela Ciavarella Debbie Fedorovich Debbie Fedorovich




 February & March 2020

February 16th 6th  Sunday After Epiphany 9:00 AM Worship Service

9:15 AM Church School

10:00 AM Coffee Hour

10:10 AM Church Council

February 17th Presidents Day
February 18th Bible Study 7:00 PM Bible Study
February 21st Food Pantry 9:00-12:00 Food Pantry
February 23rd Transfiguration 9:00 AM Worship Service  10:00 AM Coffee Hour
February 25th Shrove Tuesday

See Jolene for Tickets

5:30 PM – 7:00PM

Pancake Dinner

February 26th Ash Wednesday 7:00 PM Worship Service
March 1st 1st Sunday in LENT

Visit with Sarah Ward from Community Residents

9:00 AM Worship Service

9:15 AM Church School

10:00 AM Coffee Hour

March 3rd Lenten Lunch at St. Paul Lutheran Church 12:00 PM
March 4th Pot Luck Supper

Vespers Service

6:00 PM Supper

7:00 PM Worship Service

March 8th 2nd Sunday in LENT 9:00 AM Worship Service  10:00 AM Coffee Hour

10:10 AM Parish Life

March 10th Lenten Lunch at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Bible Study

12:00 PM


7:00 PM Bible Study

March 11th Pot Luck Supper

Vespers Service

6:00 PM Supper

7:00 PM Worship Service

February 16, 2020


The Way of We

We. This is the word for today. Each of us is an essential member of much larger realities—families, congregations, communities, nations, relationships of all types. How we speak and act affects whether each “we” to which we belong is a heaven or a hell, whether it is life-giving or life-harming.

Jesus calls us to walk the way of we, not the way of me, that our life together may be seasoned with the blessing and joy of God’s kingdom. He lays out a way for us that is gracious and faithful to God’s will.

Anger and hatred must not be indulged, neither lust nor lying. These sentiments poison the soul and rip apart families, communities, and nations. They lace human care and nurture with bitterness and mistrust.

Measure words and actions by whether they nurture relationships of mutual care and concern. Resist the insatiable demands of ego to get your own way.

Seek unity with others. Take the first step to reconcile and make peace where differences divide. Speak simply and clearly that your words may be trustworthy and true (and few), avoiding all deception.

In today’s gospel, Jesus does not commend certain actions in order to gain God’s favor. Christ has already named us blessed and beloved. Everything that is in him is ours—overflowing grace, unlimited welcome, unconditional forgiveness, living water when we despair that life is gone.

Through Christ, the Holy One is creating a new world, the kingdom of heaven. We are invited to participate in this community of divine love, where the blessings of creation and the fullness of God’s favor are freely shared among everyone and everything. Walking the way of Jesus, we are Christ’s partners in this holy endeavor, essential members of the great We our Lord is creating.

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Please note: We stand with many in the faith community – including His Holiness  Pope Francis, The Dali Lama, Presiding ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton – who are calling us to remember that we who call ourselves Christian are not to condemn another because of their faith or ethnicity. As a nation of immigrants, we proudly endorse the heritage of this land, proclaiming with Emma Lazurus the words emblazoned on the Statue of Liberty:

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”


Notice: Pledges (time, financial gifts and your personal talents) allow the church some idea of what we may plan for the future. Pledges may be mailed in to 134 Main Street Terryville CT 06786 Attn: Finance, dropped in the offering plate or communicated to the staff. Remember God only asks for 10% off the top – won’t you consider tithing this year?



Contact us, click on our Email Link


St Paul Luther Church Christmas Season December  2019


Saint Lucinda Sunday 2nd week in Advent



Christmas Eve 2019

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Aug. 16, 2015 – St Paul served 110 people at Cathedral of the night, click on this link for pictures…

Cathedral Of the Night

St Paul children’s dowel team in action, click here


Confirmation Food Drive


Annual Meeting


“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
Corrie ten Boom

Our Advent altar

Members color in our Advent banner



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