St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Sunday, October 19, 2014 – 10:45 AM

Vol. 90
The Beacon
No. 42
St. Paul’s
United Methodist Church
80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ
Sunday, October 19, 2014 – 10:45 AM
The Rev. John DiGiamberardino, Senior Pastor
CCLI License #478813
Know - Worship – Grow - Serve - Connect
Organ Meditation to turn our thoughts to God.
“Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us
is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream
of – infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts or
hopes.” -Ephesians 3:20 (LB)
Mr. Alyn Heim, Organist
Pastor John DiGiamberardino
Chancel Choir
*HYMN 384
“Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
Deaconess Helen McCahill, Lay Reader
Friends, we have come here to celebrate!
Worship is the celebration of Life.
Worship is an expression of that which is life
& holds off death.
Our celebration is focused
on an event in the world
For us that one event is that in which God made
Himself known in the person of Jesus Christ &
His Holy Spirit.
Lay Reader
Father in heaven, we give thanks for Jesus who has shown us
that behind the veil of our vision beats a heart of
compassion & love. Thus, we have come here to find light
for our darkness, assurance for our doubts, & peace for our
hearts through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Psalm 99
Lay Reader
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
World with out end. Amen. Amen.
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth;
Lay Reader
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried;
The third day He rose from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of
God the Father Almighty;
From thence He shall come to judge
the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
The holy catholic church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Chancel Choir
Pastor John
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
Lay Reader
Pastor John
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
*HYMN 451
“Be Thou My Vision”
Hebrews 11:1-19
Lay Reader
Pew Bible pages: regular print 1262, large print 1874
The Six Phases of Faith:
God’s Dream for Your Life
*HYMN 368
Pastor John
“My Hope Is Built”
*Congregation, please stand as you are able.
Pastor John
Mr. Heim
Hebrews 11:1-19
11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance
about what we do not see.2 This is what the ancients were
commended for.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s
command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was
By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By
faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of
his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is
By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not
experience death: “He could not be found, because God had
taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended
as one who pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to
please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe
that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy
fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned
the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in
keeping with faith.
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later
receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he
did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home
in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he
lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him
of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the
city with foundations, whose architect and builder is
God. 11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing
age, was enabled to bear children because she[ considered him
faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one
man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous
as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the
All these people were still living by faith when they died.
They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them
and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were
foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things
show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they
had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have
had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a
better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not
ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for
By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a
sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to
sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to
him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be
reckoned.” 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the
dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back
from death.
October 19, 2014
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
How To Discover God’s Dream For You
Dedicate _______________________________
“Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to
God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not be
conformed any longer to the pattern of this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be
able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good
pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2
“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so
easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race
marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1
Reserve ________________________________
”Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders.” Job 37:14
Abraham – Genesis 15:5
Jacob – Genesis 32:24-29
Moses – Exodus 3:1-10
Gideon – Judges 6:11-14
David – Psalm 5:3
Elijah – I Kings 19:11-12
Nehemiah – Neh. 1:4
Habakkuk – Hab. 2:1-2
Paul – Galatians 1:17-18
Jesus – Luke 5:16
Evaluate ____________________________
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do
good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 2:10
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve
others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various
I Peter 4:10
“We have different gifts according to the grace given to us.”
Romans 12:6
Associate ___________________________
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
Proverbs 27:17
“Bad company corrupts good character.” I Corinthians 15:33
Make _______________________________
“What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something
we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we
hope for is waiting for us even though we cannot see it up
Hebrews 11:1 (LB)
“For when David had served God’s purpose in his own
generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and
his body decayed.”
Acts 13:36
“I consider my life worth nothing to me, if
only I can finish the race and complete the task
the Lord has given me.”
Acts 20:24
St. Paul’s Week At A Glance
Key:Chapel-C, FellowshipHall-FH, Jr.Room-JR, Kitchen-K,Library-L, MusicRoom-MR, Parlor-P,
Sanctuary-S,ThornleyChapelEast-TCE, ThornleyChapelWest-TCW, YouthRoom-YR,
9 AM
10:30 AM
Confirmation INTEREST Meeting ( for 8th grade
10:45 AM
Worship Service – St. Paul’s Sanctuary
& above) - C
5 PM
Prayer Meeting – P
5- 8:15 PM
Cross Roots - YR
1:30 pm
Edith Fredericks Circle
2 PM
Women’s Bible Study - “Wising Up” – P
7 PM
Beth Moore Bible Study – “Wising Up” – CR
7 PM
HS Girls Book Club – Megan’s
7 PM
Trustees - P
10 AM
12:30 PM
Isabella Thoburn Circle - FAM
Staff Meeting
2 PM
Elizabeth Brubaker Circle – JR
6 PM
Bible Study – Not A Silent Night - P
7 PM
Church Council - MR
5-6 PM
6 PM
6:30 - 8PM
3-5 PM
Choir – MR
Bible Study – Not A Silent Night - P
Men’s Basketball - YT
Men’s Bible Study, Deuteronomy - YR
Food Pantry
5:30 PM
MS Bible Study - YR
6:45 PM
G.R.O.W. – C
7 PM
Girls Small Group – Megan’s
5 PM
Covered Dish Dinner – fund raiser for Alan Project FH
CrossRoots – Middle School -YR
Not meeting
7 PM
Praise Worship Service – St. Paul’s Sanctuary
9 AM
10:45 AM
5 PM
6-8 PM
5-8:15 PM
Praise Worship Service – St. Paul’s Sanctuary
Worship Service – St. Paul’s Sanctuary
CrossRoots – Middle School -YR
Prayer Meeting – C
Cross Roots
Church Office Hours
Monday – Friday 9AM – Noon, 1-3 PM
Allen Project Benefit
Friday, Oct. 24th at 6 PM in St. Paul's Fellowship Hall, Ocean
This covered dish supper is to move forward the homeless
prevention project in Asbury Park, NJ
Doors open at 5:30 PM, bring a friend, food to share, beverage or
dessert and the desire to make new friends. Heading home
before 9 PM.
Bring a donation to "Allen Project, Inc" in a check
or cash.
Music is by the Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church & St. Paul's UMC
Choirs and Isis' Tribe Drummers.
The MC will be Deaconess Helen McCahill with an update on the
restoring of the house in Asbury Park.
Come share hospitality, good food, conversation, new friends
and remarks by special guests.
Support St. Paul's Go Green!
St. Paul's is doing a unique fundraiser that doesn't cost you any
money! Just five minutes of your time. Did you know that you choose
what kind of energy you use? Go online
to and watch the two minute video. With
your electric and gas bills in hand, click on "Become a customer
now". Over time, you will SAVE money, SUPPORT St. Paul's, and
HELP the environment. All you have to do is pay your gas & electric
bills as you normally would.
If you have any questions, please talk to Jimmy McEwan or Matt
Gannon. Jimmy can help you sign up.
Men’s Basketball
All men 16 years old and up
Are invited to the Youth Temple
On Wednesday Nights from 6:30-8 PM
Starting October 15th
St. Paul’s Website & Online Newsletter
If you would like to receive St. Paul’s notices & newsletters
go to our website
& fill out the form on the “contact us” page.
Church - SPUMC" for updates and information!
Paul’s Ministries
80 Embury Avenue, OG
Fall, Winter & Spring Schedule for Worship
Services Sundays 9 AM & 10:45 AM
Interpreter for the Deaf - Cindy Williams
Ushers Don Noll @ 9, Al Dawson 10:45
Visitation Pastor ,Mr. Brian Schulte
[email protected]
Director of Christian Education
Paula DiGiamberardino,
732-775-1125 ext. 127
Sunday School
9:30 AM Sundays, Bev Burns,
Tender Care Nursery School
(6mos-pre-K) Lisa Noll, Director
9AM – 2 PM M-F, 732-775-2265
CrossRoots Student Ministries –
Megan Faulkner, 732-775-1125 ext.123
College Angel Program –
Holly Heim, [email protected]
Women’s Bible Studies
2 PM Mon – Mary Winkler 732-673-2422
7-9 PM Mon – Judy Beth Soltis,
7-9 PM Tue – Kathleen Glickman,
Men’s Groups
Men’s Bible Study
7 PM Monday,
Brian Shulte, 732-859-2538
7 PM Wednesday, Chuck Hendron
Bible Studies (men & women)
6 PM Tues – Judith Hoffman,
Community Outreach
Food Pantry – 3-5 PM Thursday
Caring Friends (volunteers for neighborly
assistance) 732-775-1125 ext. 3
Hands & Feet Ministry in Motion –
[email protected]
Contemporary Worship Musicians –
George Robson, 732-775-1125x115
Organist / Choir Director –
Alyn Heim 732-775-1125 X116
Women’s Groups (UMW meet Sept.-May)
United Methodist Women –
2nd Tuesday, 2 PM, Fellowship Hall
Phyllis Truran, 732-801-0098
Edith Frederick’s Circle
3rd Monday 10 AM – Mona Everson,
Isabella Thoburn Circle
3rd Tuesday10 AM,
Elizabeth Brubaker Circle
3rd Tuesday 2 PM, Helen Stocum,
Anne Forrester Study Group
4th Tuesday 1 PM, Marie Carter,
Edna Bradley Circle
4th Tuesday 2 PM – Isobel McCutcheon,
H.E.A.R.T. Circle 2nd Sunday, 10:30 AM, Barbara Trouwborst
732-775-6098, Eileen Sokol 732-775-6088
St. Paul’s Auxiliary
Last Monday 2 PM ,
Marilyn Foote, 732-775-4979
Self-Help Groups
G.R.O.W. 6:45-8:45 PM Thursday
Church Committees
Church Council 3rd Tuesday – 7 PMLibby Raftery-Triolo
Lay Leader- Phyllis Truran 732-801-0098
Staff Parish Relations –Norman Harris
Stewardship – Victor Kuo
Trustees – Ron Carlucci
Missions – Borja Del Campo
Kitchen Committee – Damaris Adamo
Wedding Coordinator – Sharon McEwan
Prayer Requests
Please update your prayer requests.
Prayer requests not updated will be
removed Names may be used only
with permission of themselves or
their immediate family.
Prayers for:.
The family & friends of Anna McHale
who died October 15.
Viewing: OG Memorial Home, Wed
10/22, 6-8 pm
Viewing: St. Paul’s, Th 10/23, 1pm
Service: St. Paul’s, Th 10/23, 2 PM
Repast following in Fellowship Hall
Sal Badalamenti
Julia Rinaolo, 17 year old, complications
from Lyme disease (Joan Brown’s
Analiese Grissman, for healing
Lizz, missionary in SE Asia, World
Venture, (last name withheld serving
in sensitive area). Prayers for Lizz
learning the native language and
teaching English
Branden & Christopher –
Marilyn & Gene Foote’s grandsons
Jean Kelshaw, Nancy Doremus’ mother
Freddie Cobb, 94 yrs, stage 4 lung
cancer (Jeannine Eisner’s father)
Diane Bahr
Doug Yoder, meyeloma
Linda Morton
Darlene Chris (Cancer)
Ken Orr
Heather Bray
Sean DenBraven
Emy’s hip, healing
Peace in Jerusalem, Israel, Mexico
Betty Newman, cancer (Phyllis
Downing’s sister)
Cheryl Benfer
Gloria Corbo
In Care Facilities:
Al Aanensen, FAM
Alba Brunetto, FAM
Rev. Gene Foote, MBTS
Marilyn Foote, FAM
Dorothy Glenn, MediCenter
Tom Nevas, Sloan Kettering
Helen Reaser, MBTS
College Students:
Jessica Campbell
Daniel Badger
Mary Badger
Stephen Badger
Rick Cuttrell
Samantha Cuttrell
Amber Czesnolowicz
Christian DiLiberto
Gabriellla DiLiberto
Sarah Ferrell
Katie Gannon
Matthew Gannon
Bailey Herr
Ryan Juliano
Emily Maier
Lauren McEwan
Alexandra McKeon
Maxwell McKeon
Nick Morrows
Victoria O'Brien
Elisabeth O'Brien
Alexandra O'Brien
Samantha Plewa
David Robson
Scott Shadle
Tori Timoney
Our Military:
Tyler Neff in Navy, deployed in the
Middle East (Glenn Neff’s son)
Rebekah Spedaliere in Air Force, home
from the Middle East
Confirmation Class STARTING!
Are you in 8th grade or above?
Are you interested in making a public declaration of your faith?
Want to learn more about Jesus
and the life He wants to offer you?
for parents and confirmands!
{right by the Nursery}
All info will be given out then - if you're interested in making your
confirmation this year - make sure you're there!
Classes begin Sunday October 26th.
St. Paul’s Annual Church Conference
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7 PM
Deadline for all committee reports Sunday, November 2.
“Hands and Feet a Ministry in Motion"
Ministry at St. Paul's
Have you just experienced a loss in your family, or have had surgery,
or a serious illness and you're just too tired to prepare a meal for your
family? Well, Hands and Feet Ministry is here to serve you!
Our team uses a website ( that gives you
all the instructions and even allows you to choose what day you
would like to prepare the meals, etc. With many hands who are
willing to prepare meals, we can bless others in their time of need!
If you know of anyone who is in need, or is willing to prepare a meal
please contact: Jan Holderness: [email protected]
The Food Pantry at St. Paul's
Rev. Eugene and Marilyn Foote have made a donation in
memory of their brothers, Edward Foote and Richard Sauer.
 
A donation in memory of their friend, Joan O'Connor
has been made by Gloria & Lois Corbo
The Food Pantry has received Memorial Donations for
Ella Buchanan
Ralph and Elizabeth Dougherty
Jack Preacher
Ruth Beemer
Thank you to the families of these individuals for designating
the Pantry as the recipient of those memorials.
Thank you to those who honored Hazel Beling's birthday
through donations to the Pantry.
Through October and November, the Pantry will be collecting
small turkeys and turkey breasts
for our Thanksgiving distribution.
Frozen turkeys can be placed in the baskets at the entrances to the
sanctuary on Sunday mornings.
If you would like to make a financial
donation towards this effort, please contact Florence at
732-771-3436 (voice or text) or [email protected]
During the months of October and November,
we are asking for donations of personal products such as
Donations can be left in the baskets at either entrance
to the Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary doors
at the northeast and
southeast stairways need
to be replaced. The
wooden doors are
deteriorating and pose a
threat to security as well
as the weather. We have
contacted a company that
specializes in this type of
architecture. The new
doors would be custom
fit, heavy duty aluminum
with a bronze anodized
finish. They will also wrap the existing doorframe and transom panel with
the same materials. The finished project will be practical, beautiful and have
a 10-year warranty on all hardware. In our research, these doors have lasted
20-30 years at other churches and institutions. We currently have secured
about $15,000 of the $23,000 cost. We welcome anyone interested in
helping us to defer the cost of this project. If you are able to make a
donation above your normal giving for these doors, please make a check
payable to St. Paul’s and write in the memo ‘Sanctuary Doors’.
We look forward to continuing to upgrade and beautify our church.
God Bless, The Trustees
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Staff
The Rev. John DiGiamberardino, Senior Pastor –ext. 112 – [email protected]
The Rev. Walter A. Quigg, Pastor Emeritus – [email protected]
Mr. George Robson – Worship Director – ext. 115 [email protected]
Mr. Brian Schulte, Visitation Pastor, [email protected]
Mr. Alyn Heim Jr., Organist/Choir Director – ext. 116 [email protected]
Miss Megan Faulkner, Director of CrossRoots Student Ministries ext. 123
Mrs. Paula DiGiamberardino, Director of Christian Education, ext.127
[email protected]
Mrs. Lisa Noll, Director of Tender Care Nursery 732-775-2265
Ms. Judith Hoffman, Church Office Administrator – ext. 110 [email protected]
Mr. Ben Benfer, Church Sexton – ext.125 [email protected]
Mr. Neil DenBraven- Evening & Weekend Host
Mr. Arnold Newman - Evening & Weekend Host
Ms. MJ Shaughnessy - Evening & Weekend Host
Mr. Michael Mindnich - Evening & Weekend Host, Weekend Sexton
Mrs. Phyllis Truran, Lay Leader – 732-801-0098 – [email protected]
Church: 732-775-1125 Fax: 732-775-4540 Parsonage I: 732-361-5564
St. Paul’s church office hours: M-F 9-noon, 1-3
St. Paul’s New Members
Received into membership: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Alice Lexa
Leslie Meneguzzo
Matthew & Emilie Olds
Chuck & Barbara Reimer
Chris Vandermark
Joe Spedaliere
Donald & Rosa Warnet
Missing from photo: David Guerra
A Special Thank You to Tracey James
for providing the photos of
St. Paul’s new members.