This & That

Part 1 - "Who are we Presbyterians, and where are we situated in the history and faith of the larger church?"

Dr. John H. Leith wrote of who we are as Christians in five increasingly specific categories: we are (1) biblical, (2) catholic, (3) Protestant, (4) Reformed, and (5) Presbyterian. These categories developed historically, and they continue to apply to our faith today.

First (1), in the broadest description of who we are as Presbyterian Christians, we are biblical. We might think this could be taken for granted, but it cannot. Not all who claim to be Christian are exclusively biblical--some recognize other writings as being equally authoritative-or entirely biblical -some throw out the entire Old Testament and a great deal of the New Testament, such as the miracles. But as Presbyterians, we are among those who acknowledge the entire Bible and the Bible alone as the written form of word of God. Thus we worship the God and Father of Jesus Christ as revealed to us in the Scriptures. We believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ, including the forgiveness of our sin and the promise of life eternal. We share this with other biblical Christians around the world and through the centuries. One name among others to associate with biblical Christianity would be that of the Apostle Paul.

 

Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child

We couldn't have done it without you!! 

On Behalf of OCC Fort Worth North Area Team:

We would like to take a moment to express our tremendous gratitude to everyone who helped make OCC 2018 Shoebox Collection a great success!

The numbers are in for the 2018 Collection Season…so join us in praising God for 8,801,607 shoeboxes packed in the US. That’s 8.8 million + gospel opportunities that are making their way around the world thanks to you!

 The Texas/Louisiana Region alone packed more than 770,000 shoeboxes.

 

We are praising God for your generosity and sacrificial giving of your resources and time.  Please continue to pray for each child receiving these gifts, that they will feel God’s love and experience the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Please also pray for the local volunteers and Ministry Partners in more than 100 countries who have or will be delivering the shoebox gifts and facilitate our follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey.

We have several events planned for 2019 in the Fort Worth North Area, including a Project Leader Workshop in late August, so please stay tuned.

We have many opportunities for Year-Round Volunteering with OCC, please contact me at the phone # below and I will return your call if you will leave me a message.

With Sincere Gratitude,

 

Pam Howell

Area Coordinator for Fort Worth North

 

 

 

 

Prayer Requests

 Saint Paul has a prayer circle that will pray for you or someone you care about when there is need of special prayers. You can call the Church office at 817-281-3175 from 9 a.m. until noon during the week with any prayer requests. Your request will be confidential if you so desire. The members of the prayer circle have promised to pray for the person for seven days. If you'd like to be part of the prayer cirlce, please notify Walker.

 

 

 

  

Saint Paul Choir

Our choir, which we all love, has lost some important members. It is incumbent upon all of us to help. Every one of us needs to search our mind for people who like to sing and invite them, or give them a ride so they can be in the choir. Bad things happen when good people stand by and do nothing. In the words of a modern day philosopher, lets "Get 'er done."

Also, the Saint Paul Choir's second CD, I Trust in the Lord, has been completed and is ready for distribution. Suggested donation is $10. See Chuck Compher to reserve your copy.

 

Kroger Community Rewards Program

Kroger Community Rewards Program is on summer vacation until August 30th. You must relink your loyalty card for the 2017/18 year beginning any time after August 1st. The credits will resume on August 30th. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com, enter your email and password, and follow the on-screen instructions. None of your purchases will count until you relink to St. Paul (#80988). If you have any problems, call Kroger's Online Account Customer Service at 1-866-221-4141. This is a no-cost, easy way, for St. Paul to earn money to help many of our mission programs.

 

Sync our Church Directory to your Mobile Device

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some useful instructions for how to download and install the mobile app:

  1. Go to your app store for your device.
  2. Search for “Instant Church Directory” and install the app.
  3. Once installed, open the app.
  4. You will be prompted to “request password”.
  5. Request a password using your email address listed in the current Member Directory.
  6. Click “request password” button.
  7. A unique password will be sent to the email address you supplied. Once you receive the password, sign in to connect to the church directory.
  8. Once logged in, the directory will display. You’ll notice some names with an [f]. These are folks who are no longer active members but who remain as St. Paul friends.