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Lenten Devotionals

          In the Christian world, the most sacred of days is Easter Sunday, the day we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The forty days (excluding Sundays) that precede Easter is known as Lent.  It is a time when Christians focus on Sacrifice (fasting), Repentance, and Preparation for a renewed relationship with God through His son Jesus.


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St. Paul to host IHN in February


Did you know St. Paul UMC Madeira was one of the 25 churches that started IHN in the Cincinnati area? One of several agencies in Cincinnati, the mission of IHN (Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati), is to provide homeless families emergency shelter, meals and support services. This united effort is not possible without the collaboration of varied religious denominations.

THANK YOU ST.PAUL for the love and support you extend to each and every family.

This year, St. Paul will host a total of 3 weeks for IHN in collaboration with All Saints Catholic Church and Good Shepherd Lutheran. St. Paul will be responsible for 4 nights, each of these weeks. Our nights are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Our goal is to ask each committee and work group (ex. Music, UMW, Missions, Trustees etc.) to be responsible for a specific night. The opportunities are Overnight Host, Meal Preparation, Set Tables and Serve, Cleanup, and Interact with Guests until overnight hosts arrive. We will have information about all activities. Prayerfully consider this as we need your help.

Also, we will be setting up an “informational session” on Wed., Feb. 3rd with IHN representative, Hume Jamison. A time still needs to be determined, but we are trying for 4-5 PM or 7-8 PM. Any questions you have ever wanted to ask, this is the time to ask them.

God Bless, 

Don Majnarich

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Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day's out. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ's law.

— Galatians 6:1-10 (The Message)