For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Dear Church Family and Friends, I pray and hope that your faith is an essential element in the person who you are….

”You are the soul, enchanted with its wings, The single voice that raises up the dead To shake the pride of angels. I have said.” These words are from Stephen Vincent Benet’s poem DIFFERENCE. This poem always comes to my mind before Memorial Day Weekend. In my “31 years” I have often been struck by…

Feeding Inspira ICU Staff… Pastor Dave has gotten to know the staff at Inspira ICU pretty well. He’s the one they call when someone is critically ill or dying and requests a pastor. He has spent many a night in the ICU, comforting and praying with family members as their loved one goes home. So…

You who live in the shelter of the most high, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust. –Psalm 91:1-2 (NRSV) As each of us shelters in place to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we…

2020 0524 ORDER OF WORSHIP We’ve been live-streaming our worship service on Facebook for a while. Now we’ve added ZOOM, so even if you’re not on Facebook you can still watch worship online. Here’s everything you need to know: Worship streaming on Facebook, Sundays at 9:25 a.m.: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsUMCThorofare/ Worship online using ZOOM, Sundays at 9:25…

With the situation in our country, many people have gotten laid off. The need for food has exploded, and our food pantry is responding. Our Food Pantry is still open on the second Wednesday of each month for people to come get food. Social distancing is in place so there is limited contact between people…

Thanks to our incredible Sunday School Superintendent Elaine Luoma, our children have still had Sunday School every week during this pandemic. Elaine was quick to set up a ZOOM One-Room Sunday School for the kids, and she has been teaching a lesson every week that all the kids have enjoyed. About a dozen families are…

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER program was shown Thursday, May 7 at noon on ZOOM. Click on the video below to watch. The actual service begins about 5 minutes into the video. ABOUT NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER The West Deptford Area’s community gathering for the 2020 National Day of Prayer was hosted online by St. Paul’s…

The truth is St. Paul’s was ahead of the game before the pandemic hit. We were already streaming our worship service to the world and one of our Bible Studies has a regular member who has never set foot in the State of New Jersey in her entire lifetime. St. Paul’s has stepped right up…

“You will be my witnesses …  to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 Dear church family and friends, Jesus’ last words right before ascending into heaven took a moment to instruct those of us who follow Him … those of us who believe in Him … that we are to be witnesses of our…

Warmer days are here and while the rainy skies are giving way to more sunshine, our Mission continues. Upcoming Mission Projects & Offerings May Our first Sunday offering (May 3) will benefit United Methodist Communities. On the third Sunday (May 17) the offering is for the Neighborhood Center in Camden children’s program. June Our first Sunday…

Jesus told them a parable, “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near.” Luke 21:29 My Dear Church, We are in this time of isolation and Holy Week once again is upon us! God is still with us; Jesus…

Every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., Bishop Schol and leaders of our church in New Jersey are going to lead an online Prayer Service. Pastor Dave is asking each of you to give up 20 minutes of your time to watch it or listen to it. You can participate in the following ways: GNJ You…

Monday, March 16, 2020 “The Lord God is in your midst. He will create calm with His love!” Zephaniah 3:17 That verse from the prophet Zephaniah is one of many verses of Scripture that I have highlighted and underlined through the years. Perhaps it was prophetic that as I opened my Bible this morning I…

YES, our youth group has continued to meet in spite of social distancing. They gathered together on ZOOM on the first Sunday evening in April and it went great! Once things go back to normal… These young people are gathering on the first Sunday of EVERY month from 5 p.m.  until 6:30 p.m. for FUN,…

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