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Ash Wednesday – February 26

Each year the Season of lent begins with Ash Wednesday.  It is a time of repentance, recognizing our mortality and aligning ourselves with God for the Lenten journey ahead. We call it Ash Wednesday because the Christian tradition is to mark our foreheads with ashes of repentance. This year there will be three opportunities for you to receive the imposition of ashes.
Ash Wednesday, Wednesday February 26th. Guided Prayer Times: 7am-7:30pm, 12pm-12:30pm. Chapel. Ash Wednesday Service, 7:15pm-8:00pm. Sanctuary.
 
Guided Prayer Times
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Chapel
These are a guided time of prayer, not a service. When you enter you will pick up a prayer guide, take as much time as you like, and then step forward for the imposition of ashes. You might stay five minutes or 30 minutes. 
 
Ash Wednesday Service
7:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Sanctuary
This is a 45 minute service including music, scripture, a homily, and concluding with the imposition of ashes. It is a beautiful, quiet, somber service and the perfect way to begin your Lenten journey. 


GriefShare at St. Paul’s UMC

Throughout life we will all experience grief. One of the greatest myths about grief is that “time will heal.” This is not true, as uncared for and unresolved grief will only fester over time. It is important to care for our grief, working through the stages. Only then will we emerge from the other side as healthy people. A quick synopsis of the stages of grief looks like this:

            Denial: “This can’t be happening to me.”
            Anger: “Why is this happening? Who is to blame?”
            Bargaining: “Make this not happen, and in return I will ____.”
            Depression: “I’m too sad to do anything.”
            Acceptance: “I’m at peace with what happened.”

Do you see yourself in any of these statements? Have you experienced a significant loss recently? Maybe it is time to pay some attention to your grief.  

Beginning March 2, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Coronado will provide Griefshare from 6:30-8:30pm on Monday evenings in Room 201. This 13-week small group experience is designed to help you through your grief and give you some coping tools for future grief. 

Registration: $20 (includes workbook); scholarships available.

Register for GriefShare at: https://www.stpaulsmethodist.com/what-we-do/adult-ministries                  

In addition, we are looking for 2-3 individuals or couples who would be interested in serving on the GriefShare Support Team. 

For further information, contact Melinda Stenberg at dr.melindastenberg@gmail.com or (619)318-8175.

St. Paul’s UMC
700 D Ave, Coronado, CA 92118



Valentine’s for San Ysidro Students

This Sunday, February 9th, we invite the congregation to write a “Love Note” in service for a housing insecure student in the San Ysidro School District. The Missions Team will be delivering the “Love Notes” and Subway meal cards to the District Office on Monday just in time for Valentine’s Day. A few encouraging words can warm a heart!


February Prayer Calendar



Gifts and Talents Survey

    In our vast and complex world it is easy to lose sight of one's place, contribution, and impact. One pebble thrown into a vast lake can create ripples all the way to the edge and increase the water level. By the grace of God we will be formed as disciples and leaders, one pebble at a time.

    Together, we will transform lives -- as many as we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, in all the times we can, and as long as we can. We will be the pebbles that God sends forth creating the ripple effect of God's transforming love in us and through us.

    How do you fit into the vision?

    Check off any ministry areas about which you feel passionate.

    Once we receive this form back from you, the leaders of the various ministries will contact you and share more about their ministry. You will then have a chance to officially commit to being a part of this ministry.



    PRAYERS
    Participate in the email prayer chainParticipate in a weekly prayer groupLead Congregational Prayers in Sunday morning worship sericesJoin the Prayer Ministry Team for planning and hosting prayer activities for the congregation

    PRESENCE
    Join a LIFE GroupLead a LIFE GroupBe trained/assigned as a Stephen Minister providing 1 on 1 spiritual care for a congregation memberMake phone calls to church families experiencing difficult circumstancesSend cards to church families experiencing difficult circumstancesServe once a month as a hospitality host before and after worship services on Sunday morningJoin the Hospitality Ministry Team planning for Sunday morning hospitalityServe communion at the service you regularly attendAnoint with healing oil at communion servicesServe as an usher in worship servicesServe as a greeter on Sunday morning

    GIFTS
    Share your musical gifts in an ensembleTake a stewardship course to explore growing your ability to be financially generousTeach a stewardship courseServe in a leadership role on an Administrative CommitteeShare a special gifts or talent with the church
    Please list gift here (if applicable):

    SERVICE
    Serve on the weekly Wednesday morning maintenance teamServe on a one day campus clean up teamUse my talents in the following area to improve our church campusServe on a one day/one time mission teamServe on a multiple day missions teamServe on the Missions Team planning for mission opportunities for the congregationHelp for a one day/one time task in the church officeServe on an assigned day and time each week in the church officeBe trained for an ongoing church office administrative taskServe on the sound teamServe on the worship logistics team (set-up, tear-down, decor)Volunteer in the nurseryVolunteer to assist with children's music groups and special events
    Please list talent here (if applicable):

    WITNESS
    Serve in a local relief missions projectServe at local one day events as an advocate for justiceJoin the All Love Branch ministry team planning for ministries that bring justice and advocacy in a variety of areasServe as a teacher or assistant in children's Sunday SchoolServe on the team during Vacation Bible SchoolServe as a Youth Group counselor, providing weekly support of youth ministry activities over a year long commitmentProvide a meal in support of our youth ministries on a Sunday evening (approx. 30 people)Host a one-time summer youth event (ex. pool party, barbecue)Serve as a mentor for a youth confirmand

    Anything you wish to add? / Additional comments

     
    If you are unsure of the best place to serve, we encourage you to take our online spiritual gifts inventory that will give you a better idea of the places you are most suited for ministry. You can find the survey here: http://ee.umc.org/what-we-believe/spiritual-gifts


    Interfaith Shelter

    The Interfaith Shelter Rotational Shelter Program is a collaborative effort that provides shelter, services, and resources to homeless San Diegans throughout the region. This program is fully funded by donations and run by volunteers. We have been involved with the Interfaith Shelter for over 30 years!
     
    This year, we are going to be hosting the Rotational Shelter Program from February 22nd to March 7th. There are many ways for you to help with this effort. We have already filled all our meal slots for this year – thank you to all who have volunteered for that! If you still want to get involved, here’s how you can help:
    Thank you for supporting this ministry and providing care for our temporarily displaced brothers and sisters in San Diego County! If you have any questions contact RaeLynn Fuson, staff liason for the Missions Committee, at raelynn.fuson@fumccv.org. 
     


    Canvas Photos

    There are 12×18 canvas photos taken at church events that may include various church members. They are hung in various locations in Fellowship Hall and the Church office. If you wish to have any of these, you may purchase them for $40. Once a photo is purchased, a new one will go in it’s place.  See the front office for details.


    Confirmation



    Gifts and Talents

    In our vast and complex world it is easy to lose sight of one’s place, contribution, and impact. One pebble thrown into a vast lake can create ripples all the way to the edge and increase the water level. By the grace of God we will be formed as disciples and leaders, one pebble at a time.
     
    Together we will transform lives — as many as we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, in all the times we can, and as long as we can. We will be the pebbles that God sends forth creating the ripple effect of God’s transforming love in us and through us.
     
    How do you fit into this vision?
     

      In our vast and complex world it is easy to lose sight of one's place, contribution, and impact. One pebble thrown into a vast lake can create ripples all the way to the edge and increase the water level. By the grace of God we will be formed as disciples and leaders, one pebble at a time.

      Together, we will transform lives -- as many as we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, in all the times we can, and as long as we can. We will be the pebbles that God sends forth creating the ripple effect of God's transforming love in us and through us.

      How do you fit into the vision?

      Check off any ministry areas about which you feel passionate.

      Once we receive this form back from you, the leaders of the various ministries will contact you and share more about their ministry. You will then have a chance to officially commit to being a part of this ministry.



      PRAYERS
      Participate in the email prayer chainParticipate in a weekly prayer groupLead Congregational Prayers in Sunday morning worship sericesJoin the Prayer Ministry Team for planning and hosting prayer activities for the congregation

      PRESENCE
      Join a LIFE GroupLead a LIFE GroupBe trained/assigned as a Stephen Minister providing 1 on 1 spiritual care for a congregation memberMake phone calls to church families experiencing difficult circumstancesSend cards to church families experiencing difficult circumstancesServe once a month as a hospitality host before and after worship services on Sunday morningJoin the Hospitality Ministry Team planning for Sunday morning hospitalityServe communion at the service you regularly attendAnoint with healing oil at communion servicesServe as an usher in worship servicesServe as a greeter on Sunday morning

      GIFTS
      Share your musical gifts in an ensembleTake a stewardship course to explore growing your ability to be financially generousTeach a stewardship courseServe in a leadership role on an Administrative CommitteeShare a special gifts or talent with the church
      Please list gift here (if applicable):

      SERVICE
      Serve on the weekly Wednesday morning maintenance teamServe on a one day campus clean up teamUse my talents in the following area to improve our church campusServe on a one day/one time mission teamServe on a multiple day missions teamServe on the Missions Team planning for mission opportunities for the congregationHelp for a one day/one time task in the church officeServe on an assigned day and time each week in the church officeBe trained for an ongoing church office administrative taskServe on the sound teamServe on the worship logistics team (set-up, tear-down, decor)Volunteer in the nurseryVolunteer to assist with children's music groups and special events
      Please list talent here (if applicable):

      WITNESS
      Serve in a local relief missions projectServe at local one day events as an advocate for justiceJoin the All Love Branch ministry team planning for ministries that bring justice and advocacy in a variety of areasServe as a teacher or assistant in children's Sunday SchoolServe on the team during Vacation Bible SchoolServe as a Youth Group counselor, providing weekly support of youth ministry activities over a year long commitmentProvide a meal in support of our youth ministries on a Sunday evening (approx. 30 people)Host a one-time summer youth event (ex. pool party, barbecue)Serve as a mentor for a youth confirmand

      Anything you wish to add? / Additional comments