December 5th, 2021
Dear Friends, Family & Fellow Christians,
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church may sit in the heart of the small, quaint town of Burkittsville, but the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. More traffic across the brick town square, lights being hung on the front porches of 100-year-old homes, and Christmas trees reflecting in their windows. People are rushing to the stores to find gifts for their long list of loved ones as Amazon drivers stack boxes upon boxes on front stoops, while mail carriers frantically try to deliver thousands of Christmas cards. Year after year, the true meaning of Christmas is becoming more of a thing of the past. We are lost in the presents under the tree rather than embracing the presence of our families and friends. Therefore, this year, I am asking that you help restore the true meaning of Christmas. Let us, here at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, give our families, friends and congregation the gift of our presence this Christmas season.
Please gather your friends and family and join us on Christmas Eve at 7:00 PM to celebrate the birth of our Jesus Christ. Big or small, tall or short, old or young, all are welcome to worship with our congregation. Imagine how special it would be to fill our church this Christmas Eve after all the trials we have faced in the last two years. I am personally challenging each of our members to invite at least one person to join our service this year.
Give your loved ones the gift of your presence. Make memories that will last a lifetime, create new traditions and embrace the time we get to share together.
This Christmas, let us focus on gifting our undivided attention and be fully present in the moment. In current times, it is easy to struggle with distraction. So, take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, join us here at St. Paul’s with all your loved ones to sing, worship and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Be sure to check our December events calendar as we add new and exciting services to celebrate the holidays!
Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases,
“His example reminds me that as His presence is a gift to me, so my presence is a gift to others”
The congregation of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church is pleased to announce that Pastor Dahl Drenning has agreed to return to lead us as an Interim Pastor. We look forward to working with him again and to have him help us move forward into the future in our search for a minister to serve the congregations of the South Mountain Shared Ministry.
Services and Events:
Sunday, Dec. 5th Worship Service, 11:15 a.m., Pastor Dahl Drenning, Interim Pastor
Thursday, Dec. 9th Advent Worship Service, St. Paul’s, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 12th Worship Service, 11:15 a.m., Pastor Dahl Drenning, Interim Pastor
Annual Congregation Meeting following scheduled Worship Service
Items for consideration/vote: 2022 Budget and new Council Members
Monday, Dec. 13th Church Council Meeting @ 7, Parish Hall
Thursday, Dec. 16th Advent Worship Service, Bethany, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 19th Love Lights/Blue Christmas, worship service, 11:15 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 24th Candlelight Christmas Eve Services, St. Paul’s, 7 p.m., Bethany, 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 26th Joint Worship Service of Lessons and Carols, Bethany, 9:45 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 2nd Joint Worship Service of the Word, 11:15 a.m. at St. Paul's
Burkittsville Christmas Tree lighting, TBA