Our Purpose is to:
Praise God through worship,
Grow as disciples through study,
Share our faith through testimony, and
Serve others through ministry.

Welcome to St. Paul's. We are a family of Christian believers excited about being a part of what God is doing in the world and in our community. We invite you to visit us to see if the rich Spirit of Christ we are experiencing, meets your needs as well. The pastor, staff and church leaders at St. Paul's are committed to excellence in ministry. We are servants and imitators of Christ, eager to share from the rich abundance of His blessings.

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Service Times
9:00am Traditional Worship
9:00am - 10:45am Child Care provided
9:00am Sunday School for all ages
10:15am Fellowship Time
10:45am Contemporary Worship
On the first Sunday of every month we celebrate Holy Communion at both services. Here at St. Paul´s, we´ll make sure the first face you see when you approach the church has a smile on it. Whether you need childcare for your toddler, or are looking for a place for your teens, a greeter will be nearby to help you get where you need to go. We are concerned with meeting your real life needs and hope you enjoy our upbeat music. We seek to share practical messages that help you deal with real life issues. and we will even give you a handy outline to follow along and take notes, with the Bible passages included. We hope that what you learn on Sunday, you will be able to use during the week.
Pastoral Staff
Alan Darby
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Hector Meza
Director of Youth Ministries
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Barbara Estelle
Director of Music / Organist
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Judy Propert & Janet Post
Choir Directors
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Melissa Jensen
Administrative Assistant
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Nadean D. Sheppard
Christian School Principal
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Bill Nadler, Kim Gavaletz,
Al Primrose,
Rick Guidice & Gary Deal


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Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday - April 13th

  • 7:30 PM Upper Room Communion

Good Friday Service - April 14th

  • 7:30 PM "Tenebrae"

Easter Sunday Services

April 16th
(note time changes from Sunday)

  • 6:30 am Sunrise Service - Brick Reservoir**
  • 8:00 am Traditional Morning Worship
  • 9:30 am Traditional Morning Worship
  • 11:00 am Contemporary Morning Worship

Don't miss these opportunities to worship the Lord


**Meet at Brick Reservoir -
Bring your own chair or blanket
In Case of Rain Service will be
at St. Paul's in the sanctuary

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Flowing of the Cross
Easter Sunday

As part of this year's 9:30am Easter Sunday church service, all children will be asked to participate in a "Flowering of the Cross" event.

During the beginning of the 9:30am worship service, boys and girls will be given a flower and at a given time, asked to bring it forward to adorn the empty cross, because….. "CHRIST IS RISEN!" They will return to their seats and families to worship in the sanctuary for the remainder of the service.

We hope this tradition will continue here at St. Paul's as a way to recognize and Thank Jesus for all He has done for us.


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UMW Circle Meetings for March


All ladies are welcome!  If you've ever wondered what goes on at our monthly UMW circle get-togethers, just ask us!  You might just get hooked!  We study God's word.  We share.  We learne about each other.  We love the Lord together.  And we do all this by meeting up just once a month.

Our hope is that one of these meetings will fit into your busy schedule.  Why not give it a try?  What have you got to lose?  More importantly, what have you got to gain?  We thinnk a whole lot!

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lenten_lunchLenten Lunches

Our Lenten Lunches & Devotions will be starting on Wednesday, March 1st this year. Lunch will be from 11:45 -12:15PM followed by devotions in the sanctuary. If you can’t make the lunch you are still welcome to attend the Devotions in the Sanctuary starting about 12:20PM each week. If you are interested in providing soup, dessert or crackers for one of the weekly lunches please contact Ruth B.

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March 2017
by Hector Meza

1 Corinthians 15:57

"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ"

I think that I'm still in shock over the Super Bowl. I still can't believe the outcome because my wife and I, like many others, turned the game off in the 4th quarter with the Falcons up by 16 points. There was little time remaining in the fourth quarter and nothing had gone right for the Patriots up to that point anyhow so what was the point. Tom Brady threw an interception that was returned by the Falcons for a score. Julio Jones made some unbelievable catches, while the Patriots seemed to find a new way to cheat by putting butter on their hands. Not really but, they're still cheaters! Game over right?

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St. Paul's Chancel Choir
Presents the
Easter Cantata


April 8 & 9 7:30pm
Palm Sunday Weekend

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Rise Against Hunger
(formerly: Stop Hunger Now)

a meal packaging program on an international scale
with a local interfaith base of support

Meal Packaging Event
We plan to pack over 10,000 meals
to be sent to those who need it.

Sunday, April 2, 2017
2:00-4:00 PM

Volunteers needed - Community invited
No admission charge

being held at
Church of the Visitation Roman Catholic
730 Lynnwood Avenue, Brick

For general information about Rise Against Hunger visit


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womenssoftballblueWomen's Softball

Women's Softball is getting ready to start up again!  If you are between the ages of 14 and 100+ and would love to play softball for the church, please contact Eric Brown.  

Practice Starts on March 15th at 6:00pm to 8:00pm and our first game will be April 24th at 6:00pm.  The only requirement is that you must be able to have fun and be supportive!

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Pastor's Pen
March 2017
by Pastor Alan Darby

Dear Friends,

I would like to take a moment to introduce our upcoming Lenten Church Wide Study, as an invitation for everyone to be involved. Ash Wednesday traditionally begins the church season of Lent, and this year it falls on March 1st.

What is Lent? The word Lent comes from the old English Word “Lengten”, which simply means “Spring”- when the days lengthen and new life springs forward. It is a time in which we anticipate the victory of the light and life of Christ over the darkness of sin and death. It is, to borrow a phrase form C.S. Lewis, a season of a kind of “happiness and wonder that makes you serious.” Just as we carefully prepare for big events in our personal lives, such as a wedding or commencement, so too the season of Lent invites us to make our hearts ready for remembering and embracing Jesus’ death and resurrection. It is our prayer that as you make the Lenten journey towards Easter, you would be reminded of the reality of our broken humanity, but even as the days begin to lengthen, you also would experience a deepening reality of God’s redeeming grace.

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Marriage Moment
Brian Collis
March 2017

Abundance vs Deficiency - III

Instead of offense versus defense, one can look at the deficiency / abundance mindset difference as the need to ‘maintain’ in contrast to the desire to ‘create.’ Fearful of loss, a deficiency mindset is unwilling to take a risk that could result in losing what he or she has, no matter what the upside might be. Even if the potential gain is spectacular, the risk seems too great, not worth taking the chance. In a relationship this leads to stagnation instead of what God intends - growth. Rev. Tommy Nelson, in his Song of Solomon study states that there is no static relationship; they are either growing and improving, or they are degrading. What may seem motionless is really backsliding, The deficiency mindset is not of God. The devil wants us to think that no risk is worth taking so that our relationships degrade over time. Brokenness is the buffet that sin feeds at.

Romans 12:6 says

We all have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.

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Upcoming Events

Lenten Lunch
Wed Mar 29 @11:45AM
Rise Against Hunger
Sun Apr 02 @ 2:00PM
Easter Cantata
Sat Apr 08 @ 7:30PM
Easter Cantata
Sun Apr 09 @ 7:30PM
Maudy Thursday Communion
Thu Apr 13 @ 7:30PM
Good Friday Service
Fri Apr 14 @ 7:30PM
Easter Sunrise Service
Sun Apr 16 @ 6:30AM
Traditional Easter Service
Sun Apr 16 @ 8:00AM
Traditional Easter Service
Sun Apr 16 @ 9:30AM
Contemporary Easter Service
Sun Apr 16 @11:00AM

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Verse of the Day

  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
    “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”