St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Sunday, October 26, 2014 – 10:45 AM

Vol. 90
The Beacon
No. 43
St. Paul’s
United Methodist Church
80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ
Sunday, October 26, 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
*HYMN 381
Chancel Choir
“Savior Like A Shepherd Lead Us”
Mrs. Althea Deuchar, Lay Reader
Leader: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: The risen Christ is with us.
People: Praise the Lord!
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 90
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.
Chancel Choir
Congregational Response:
With God’s help we will proclaim the good news and live
according to the example of Christ. We will surround KATHRYN
with a community of love and forgiveness, that she may grow in
her trust of God.
We will pray that she may know Jesus as her Savior and Lord and
may walk in the way that leads to life eternal.
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.
Pastor John
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
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 128
“He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought”
Proverbs 3:1-12
The Six Phases of Faith:
How To Make Wise Decisions
*HYMN 368
Lay Reader
Pastor John
“My Hope Is Built”
*Congregation, please stand as you are able.
Pastor John
Mr. Heim
Proverbs 3:1-12
My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you peace and prosperity.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
Honor the LORD with your wealth,
with the firstfruits of all your crops;
then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine.
My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
because the LORD disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.
October 26, 2014
“If you are. . . unable to make up your mind and undecided in
all you do, you must not think you will receive anything from
the Lord.” James 1:7-8 (GNT)
I. STEP ONE: PRAY ______________________
“A man is foolish to trust himself.
But those who use God’s wisdom are safe.”
Proverbs 28:26 (TLB)
“The peace that Christ gives is to guide you
in the decisions you make.” Colossians 3:15 (GN)
II. STEP TWO: GET ______________________
“All who are prudent act with knowledge.” Proverbs 13:16
“Spouting off before knowing the facts
is both shameful and foolish.” Proverbs 18:13 (LB)
III. STEP THREE: ASK ___________________
“In the multitude of counselors there is safety.”
Proverbs 24:6 (NKJV)
“Make plans by seeking advise.” Proverbs 20:18
“If the ax is dull and one does not sharpen the edge, then he
must use more strength; but wisdom brings success.”
Ecclesiastes 10:10
IV. STEP FOUR: CALCULATE ______________
“It is a trap to dedicate something rashly
and only later consider one’s vows.” Proverbs 20:25
V. STEP FIVE: PREPARE __________________
“A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to
meet them. The simpleton never looks and suffers the
consequences.” Proverbs 27:12 (TLB)
VI. STEP SIX: FACE _______________________
“If you wait for perfect conditions,
you will never get anything done.” Ecclesiastes 11:4 (LB)
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
That I commit myself . . .
- to Christ and a church family
- to the habits necessary for spiritual growth.
- to using my God-given gifts and abilities in
serving God and others
- to sharing Christ with others
(Ephesians 2:19; Romans 12:4-5; 2 Peter 3:18; I Timothy 4:7; I
Peter 4:10; I Corinthians 12:4-27; Matthew 8:19; Acts 1:8)
October Baptisms:
October 19, 2014 at 9 o’clock worship service
Henrietta Mary Olds, born May 21, 2014
Parents: Matt & Emilie Olds of Ocean Grove
Siblings: Lucas & Cooper
October 26, 2014 at 10:45 worship service
Kathryn Elizabeth Newberry, born November 1, 2013
Parents: Bill & Michelle Newberry of Wall
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
9:30 AM
Praise Worship Service – St. Paul’s Sanctuary
Children’s Sunday School
10:30 AM
Fellowship/Coffee - FH
10:30 AM
Confirmation Meeting ( for 8th grade & above) - C
10:45 AM
Worship Service – St. Paul’s Sanctuary
5 PM
CrossRoots – Middle School -YR
Prayer Meeting – P
5- 8:15 PM
Cross Roots - YR
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
12:30 PM
Anne Forrester Circle – 49 Embury Ave
2 PM
Edna Bradley Circle – 114 Heck Ave
6 PM
Bible Study – Not A Silent Night - P
7 PM
Church Council - MR
5-6 PM
6 PM
6:30 - 8PM
7 PM
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
Staff Meeting
1 PM
9 AM
9:30 AM
Girls Small Group – Megan’s
Praise Worship Service – St. Paul’s Sanctuary
Children’s Sunday School
10:30 AM
Fellowship/Coffee - FH
10:30 AM
Confirmation Meeting ( for 8th grade & above) - C
10:45 AM
Worship Service – St. Paul’s Sanctuary
5 PM
6-8 PM
5-8:15 PM
CrossRoots – Middle School -YR
Prayer Meeting – C
Cross Roots
Church Office Hours
Monday – Friday 9AM – Noon, 1-3 PM
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
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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
St. Paul’s Website & Online Newsletter
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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:.
Linda in TX
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
Charlotte (Lottie) Smith, NeptuneRehab
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
St. Paul’s United Methodist Women
donated $500 to Ebola Relief in Africa
A disproportionate number of victims of Ebola
are women because traditionally women
are caretakers and health care workers.
The Women of St. Paul’s UMW have been inspired
by the dangerous work of their African sisters
providing food for those in isolation,
caring for the increasing numbers of Ebola orphans
and maintaining health and education facilities.
More information about this work can be found
on the websites of United Methodist Women and UMCOR.
Their only request of us is Prayer!
For further donations make checks out to
St. Paul’s and UMCOR on the message line.
Helen Stocum
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]
Communion Sunday, November 2
Next Sunday is Communion Sunday and the Communion offering
will be for the St. Paul's Thanksgiving Dinner.
Every year, St. Paul's, opens its doors to approximately 150 people
in our Community as well as our Church family so they can enjoy a
wonderful dinner on Thanksgiving Day!
Thanks to your generosity we can share the love of Jesus with so
many people! Thank you for coming alongside us to make
Thanksgiving a memorable day for all!
God Bless you!
As president of St. Paul's United Methodist Women, I wish to
express appreciation to all who made our Fall Rummage Sale a
success. Though the accounting is not final, we are confident that we
raised at least $1900 for missions.
On behalf of the UMW, I wish to thank all who shopped and
donated so many lovely items. We are pleased to offer our rummage
sales as a service locally as we raise funds for UMW missions in the
US and around the world!
Only by so many working together is this event possible--St Paul's
door hosts, those who assisted donors in bringing items downstairs,
the UMW women who spent hours in setting up, working the sale
and assisted in the cleanup along with the men who helped them.
Thank you all!
Without all of your participation, the Fall Rummage Sale could not
have happened!
Phyllis Truran,
President, United Methodist Women
To benefit Allen Project, Inc.
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.
Trustee Update
We’d like to thank
everyone who has donated
to the replacement
Sanctuary doors. They
have been ordered and a
deposit has been sent. We
hope to have these
installed in the next
month. We are only $5,000 short of securing the total cost of that
Additionally, the company that is custom building these doors, will
be constructing a replacement storm glass overlay for the Rosette
Stained Glass Window. They will remove the damaged overlay and
clean, repoint and seal the window prior to installing the new
protective glass. The cost for this $3,970. We will also need to rent a
man-lift at a cost of $1,609. If anyone would like to donate to this
project, a memo note of “Rosette” will insure that it is put toward that
fund. Additionally, if anyone has another source for a man-lift, please
email us at [email protected]
We have explored other projects involving upgrades to the Church
and Fellowship Hall. We have had to postpone most of these and
divert our focus to issues of water leaks. We are working with
professionals to find the source of these and to stop them from
reoccurring. In an effort to prevent any major problems stemming
from the existence of these leaks, we will also be re-grading the
landscaping, looking at the brick for areas that need re-pointing,
diverting downspouts and repairing/sealing roof areas. We welcome
any volunteers who have any expertise in these areas to join our
team. Again, you can email us at [email protected]
Continued Blessings.
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