Today we celebrate COMMITMENT SUNDAY at Saint Paul. We will renew our commitment to God and to the church by pledging our gifts to God for all the many CHRIST THE KING blessings he has given us and affirming our faith in the importance of God’s work SUNDAY through the church. Extra pledge forms are available if you need one. Thank you or your continuing prayers and support for Saint Paul and its ministries and people. ANNOUNCEMENTS November 23, 2008 11:00 a.m. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES are extended to: Catherine Gilstrap - November 24th. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY WISHES are extended to Gene and Edna Patterson who are celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary and renewing their wedding vows today. Bishop SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS: Michael Abowd, Mary Lee Boynton, Don Everett, Catherine Mary Virginia Taylor Gilstrap, Alvin Hill, Ron Howard (Room 427, St. Francis Hospital), Jada Jennings, Rev. Don McKinney, Rita Reeves and Allison Walker. Names are kept on the Prayer List for 4 weeks. If District Superintendent you wish to keep a name on the list after 4 weeks or to add a new name, please notify the office. Dr. Charles Johnson Please call the Office or e-mail any information for the DECEMBER NEWSLETTER by tomorrow morning, Monday, November 24th. Thanks! Pastor CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS for next Sunday, November 30th, are Rev. James F. Patterson Eugenia Vicars and Donna Shelton and the WORSHIP LEADER is Lauren Searcy. The NURSERY WORKER is David Pool. Director of Music The ADULT LUNCHEON will not be held in November or December due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. We will resume the luncheons on the 4th Tuesday in January. William H. Searcy, Jr. For their NOVEMBER MISSIONS PROJECT, the Young Adults have chosen to collect canned food for Miracle Hill Rescue Mission on W. Washington Street. They will be collecting throughout the whole month of November. Ushers Saint Paul T-Shirts: If you would like a t-shirt and didn’t order one before, we can place another order if at least 12 people would like one. Let Rebecca Howard know if you are interested. Captain - Tommy Gilstrap On next Saturday, November 29th, the MARGARET SMITH CLASS will meet at the church at 5:00 p.m. to decorate the Chrismon Tree. Ray Byington Charlie Robertson The SPRC will meet immediately following the Worship Service on Sunday, November 30th, MaryAnn Pool Be sure to let Rev. Patterson know if you are interested in volunteering to help Loaves and Fishes Marcus Stephens package and deliver Thanksgiving Dinners this week for Feed the Thousands (Senior Citizens who do not have an opportunity to share a Thanksgiving Dinner with others). Counters STUDY: Rev. Patterson will be leading an Advent Bible Study ADVENT BIBLE FUNDS RAISED AS OF 5/18/08 IN MISSIONS CONTEST of “The Miracles of Christmas” based on the resources of James Moore at 7:00 p.m. on the following Tommy Gilstrap Goal Mondays: Dec. 1st, Dec. 8th, Dec. 15th and Dec. 22nd. Plan to bring your Bible and join us in Barbara Grant Margaret Smith Class - during the Christmas Season. the Parlor for this meaningful study UMC Retirement Homes $ 333 $ 593 Young Adults - Campus Ministries $ 415 $ 522 Fidelis Class - 3rd, the Vienna Boys College $ 473 $ 590 On Wednesday, DecemberSpartanburg Methodist Choir will be featured in a concert at the Peace Center. The Peace Center is offering a $5 discount on tickets (original prices are $20, $30 & $40) to any church members. Just mention that you are a church member when you call the box office at 467-3000.