We’re on the move – worship-wise, and mission wise!

Beginning Sunday, July 29th, Saint Paul will move worship to St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1123 Burney Road, Sugar Land, TX. (Ctrl-Click for map).

  St. Marin’s is about one mile from our new site.

Our first two weeks (July 29th and August 5th) we will celebrate worship together at 10:00 am.  July 29th Pastor Will Starkweather of St. Martin’s will lead worship in the St. Martin’s ‘tradition’ assisted by Pastor John.  Pastor John will lead worship in the Saint Paul ‘tradition’ assisted by Pastor Will.  You may be surprised how similar we are.

Beginning Sunday, August 12th, we will go to a regular schedule with St. Martin’s worshiping at 9:30 am with Sunday School at 11:15 am, and Saint Paul Sunday School at 9:30 am with worship beginning at 11:15 am.  Between the services, St. Martin’s and Saint Paul will share fellowship. 

We hope you are excited about the opportunities this offers us including shared ministry with a sister congregation (the PCUSA and the ELCA are full communion partners), a lovely worship environment with projection capability, classrooms, choir rehearsal space, and the ability to build relationships in our new site neighborhood.

In our thoughts and prayers

W  Our sisters and brothers in Cameroon as violence increases.

W  Family and friends of Jack Dunaway upon his joining the church triumphant

W  Elizabeth ‘Boots’ Reese, in assisted care at Clarewood House

W  Roger Judson, at Gardens of Bellaire


New deadlines

  • The new deadline for matters to go into the Sunday bulletin/Sunday projection slides is Thursday at 10:00 am.  This includes calendar, announcements prayer concerns and musical offerings
  • The new deadline for e-Blasts is noon on Wednesdays

Session has eliminated the position of Church Administrator for budgetary reasons.  We thank Christine Anderson for her service and wish her well in her next endeavor.  If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to Pastor John.

Office hours:  Pastor John will usually be in the office from no later than 9:00 am to at least 2:00 pm Monday through Thursday, barring emergencies.  He can also be reached in case of emergency on his cell at 713.906.2051.  Exceptions include Wednesdays from 10:00-10:30 am for ECM Chapel, Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 am for Praise Band rehearsal, and one hour for lunch beginning at 11:30 am.

The phone voicemail will now accept messages after three rings.

If you have a morning or afternoon free and would be willing to answer the phone, please speak with Pastor John.  This is ‘light duty’ so be sure to bring a book 😊.


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