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By: Dr. Rob Helton

New Experiences

Typically, the older you get the fewer new experiences you have. Remember when you were a child and almost every experience was new? The first day of school, the first vacation to the mountains or the beach, the first trip to the dentist… every thing was new and exciting! (The trip to the dentist, maybe not so much.)

I recently read an article by Beth Belle Cooper entitled Novelty and the Brian: Why New Things Make Us Feel So Good. It had a lot of big words in it that I didn’t understand, like “hippo campus” and “amygdala,” but I think I got the main point. New experiences are a good thing. In fact, according to Beth Belle Cooper, when you try something new the brain releases a chemical called dopamine. That’s the “feel good” chemical that your brain releases when you exercise. So, here’s the take away. If you try new things you don’t have to exercise. Well, maybe that’s not exactly what the article said, but you get the point.

As you know, Cindy and I are smack dab in the middle of a new experience. And so are you!

Being the pastor (and pastor’s wife) of St. Paul’s Reformed Church is definitely a new experience. Although I have been a pastor for nearly 30 years, coming to a new church, meeting new people, experiencing new traditions…these are all new experiences for us. It can be challenging, intimidating and sometimes exhausting! But it is also exciting, exhilarating and enjoyable! The dopamine and the Holy Spirit are doing their job!

Like I said, this is a new experience for you too. I understand that trying to get to know a new pastor and maybe trying to get used to doing some things differently can also be challenging, intimidating and exhausting (maybe even frustrating). But hopefully this new experience will also be exciting, exhilarating and full of joy!

So, I want to thank you for making Cindy and I feel at home. We’re grateful for the privilege of knowing you. Our hope is to come to know each of you better over time. Over time, we hope our relationships with each of you will deepen and that with each passing year we will all look back on the Spring of 2109 and be full of gratitude for this new experience.

Blessings,
Rob

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

IS MAY 2

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE
VISIT NationalDayofPrayer.net
Or call 1-800-444-8828
“LOVE ONE ANOTHER”

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MEN’S BROTHERHOOD BREAKFAST

MAY 5th MEETING, 8AM

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PRAYER CHAIN NEWS—

If you have not yet signed up,please check the box located on the communication sheet in your bulletin. (If you have already signed up there is no need to sign up again) Emails will go out via internet and for those of you who do not have a computer/email, we will notify you via the phone tree. Please be aware your prayer requests from the Sunday Bulletin will be shared on the prayer chain. If you have a prayer request of a personal nature, please come to the Pastor with your request; do not put it on the comment section of your bulletin. You MUST sign up to be included on the prayer chain. We will not automatically put you on without your permission because of legalities. If you would like to be included in this new Prayer Chain List, please check the box on the communication insert in your bulletin or you may email:stpaulsreformed@gmail.com, call: 828-465-0931, or contact us through our facebook page.

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Church wide workday

has been rescheduled for
May 11, 9 AM
We have lots of work to do to get our grounds at St. Paul’s Reformed Church ready for mowing season. Any amount of help is

greatly appreciated!!

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MAY BIRTHDAYS

▪ 4 SHERRY OLDHAM
▪ 4 JACOB MANN
▪ 5 SAVANNAH ASHBAKER
▪ 7 PRISCA LEDFORD
▪ 8 GLENDA MATHIS
▪ 9 GERALD ARROWOOD
▪ 9 MAE TEAGUE
▪ 12 EDITH CAROW
▪ 14 MAGGIE SHUGART
▪ 15 PAM HERMAN
▪ 16 KEVIN CALDWELL
▪ 21 JENNIFER JARRETT
▪ 21 LINDA CROTTS
▪ 23 CAROL WATSON
▪ 25 CATHY FLOWERS
▪ 29 SEAN WATSON
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4 SHERRY OLDHAM
4 JACOB MANN
5 SAVANNAH ASHBAKER
7 PRISCA LEDFORD
8 GLENDA MATHIS
9 GERALD ARROWOOD
9 MAE TEAGUE
12 EDITH CAROW
14 MAGGIE SHUGART
15 PAM HERMAN
16 KEVIN CALDWELL
21 JENNIFER JARRETT
21 LINDA CROTTS
23 CAROL WATSON
25 CATHY FLOWERS
29 SEAN WATSON
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MAY ANNIVERSARIES

▪ 17 DONALD & ROSE SMITH
▪ 18 SCOTT & SUZANNE BACHMAN
▪ 28 BOB & JEANNE JARRETT
17 DONALD & ROSE SMITH
18 SCOTT & SUZANNE BACHMAN
28 BOB & JEANNE JARRETT
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HEAR AND SEE THE MESSAGE AGAIN!

If you would like a DVD copy of the worship services at St. Paul’s please contact
Donna Rudolph at stpaulsreformed@gmail.com or
please contact the church office at 465-0931
or you may watch the Worship Service on our You Tube channel stpaulsreformed or on our website St. Paul's Reformed Church

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Prayer Requests

may be sent to the Church Office:

stpaulsreformed@gmail.com or you may call 828-465-0931
You may also call Donna Rudolph at 828-638-8856
We now have a phone tree prayer chain for updates (for those of you who do not have a computer or receive email.) If you would like to be included in this, please contact Donna. Office hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs. 9 AM-3 PM and Fri. 9 AM-4 PM or you may leave a message.

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Consistory Notes…

March 18, 2019

Present: Cristy Detter, Harry Hight, Larry Kiziah, Tommy Smith, Juanita Sigmon, Rick Crotts, Ron Williams, Hank Mathis, Bob Jarrett, Gina Lutz

Prayer request were taken and the meeting was opened with prayer.

The minutes of the February meeting were read. A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes as read.

Old Business:

Old Church Repair Committee continues to evaluate the church.

3 estimates were presented to the Consistory for cleaning the carpet in the sanctuary. A motion was made and seconded to select the Green Team Chem-Dry to clean the sanctuary carpets.

Both lawn mowers have been serviced for $125.

New Business:

The Pastor Search Committee presented their candidate of choice, Pastor Rob Helton, to the Consistory. After much discussion, the Consistory decided to set up a meeting with the nominee to conduct an interview.

A concern was brought to the Consistory about the need for additional handicap parking spaces. A motion was made and seconded to purchase 3 more handicap signs to be placed in the parking spaces across from the current spots.

A motion was made and seconded to schedule a workday on April 6 at 9am. The purpose of the workday will be to spread the additional mulch and pick up limbs to prepare for the mowing season.

A motion was made and seconded to closed the meeting.

Next scheduled meeting: April 15, 2019

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JOIN THE BARNABAS TEAM

IS A CARD MINISTRY THAT WELCOMES EVERYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO COME. IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN NEED OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND WOULD LIKE THEM TO RECEIVE A CARD, PLEASE SEE MARTHA HEADRICK. THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE MAY 8TH AT 5:30 PM DURING WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP.

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SIGN UP TO

PUT FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR!

If you would like to place flowers on the altar in honor or memory of someone, please sign-up outside the church office. Fill out an information sheet located in the hallway beside the calendar and place in the secretary’s box in the narthex or in the box on the office door. Please note: St. Paul’s uses ABC Florist at (828) 466-1234 or Lester Lane at (704) 462-2406. If you would like to contact them for your needs, we have made arrangements with them for delivery. You may call them or you may use a florist of your choice. If you are going to use your own florist, please call the church office to make arrangements for delivery. (PLEASE... Be sure to sign the flower chart/calendar in the hallway outside of the office to secure your date for flowers)

MISSIONS MINISTRY

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MISSIONS MINISTRY REPORT

By: Nancy Long

NEXT MEETING IS JUNE 2, 2019
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE WORSHIP
SERVICE.

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FROM OUR MISSIONARIES...

By: Mary Woods

Gene & Marilyn Ahrens JAARS Wycliffe Bible Translators
After 45 yrs of Service, Marilyn will have a change of Status with reduced assignment Status.
She and Gene will continue to share the vital role of assisting the Director of the 2 Museums
At JAARS, giving tours, and helping plan for JAARS DAYS. These new duties will help the
Ahrens meet their personal and family needs as they continue in Ministry. Your continued
prayer for them will be so appreciated.

Jon & Garima Rider and Amrita India YWAM
We are excited to tell you of our ministry to the Women's' Jail. We presented about 100
women with the Christian Message and about 100 shawls. Many lives are touched by this ministry and Galima and women makes visits. Travels in India take us to many States to
train new cross-cultural workers, encourage new teams and mentor House Fellowship
Planting teams. We are strengthened by your prayers for us and thank you being a part of
our Ministry here.

Alan & Lucilia Vogel Brazil Wycliffe Bible Translators
We thank the Lord that a big milestone has been reached - all books of N.T. have been
checked by Consultants and approved for publication. A number of smaller checks must
be made before manuscripts of N.T. can be printed. Our furlough to the States will begin
in late Sep. for 1 yr. In July I plan to meet again and draft a manual for writing Jarawara.
Several young people were baptized. Please pray that these young people will live their
lives committed to Christ.
In family, our son, Felipe and wife Hannah due to her illness had to resign from working
with Rafika in Liberia. They are now living in Lexington, KY. Your prayers for us all.

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The Corner Table Needs

for MAY...

STOVE TOP STUFFING,

GREAT NORTHERN BEANS-DRY,

TOMATO SAUCE,

SHORTENING

PLEASE PLACE ALL ITEMS IN THE CART IN THE NARTHEX. YOUR SUPPORT IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED.

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Instant Church Directory Mobile App

NEW FEATURE!!!!! (See below for new instructions)

All of our church members/visitors can now view our church directory from your iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle Fire by downloading the free Instant Church Directory Members App. All members/visitors need to do is to search for "Instant Church Directory" in the Apple App Store, Google Play, or Amazon Appstore, or go directly to this link:
http://www.instantchurchdirectory.com/app
You will be able to access all of our church member/visitor information, including names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, birthdays and anniversaries.
(Please Note: you will be asked to make an account with your email and a password)

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Mobile App Login Instructions for iPhone®, iPad® and any iOS Device

NEW MEMBERS

▪ iOS App (Version 2.0 or newer) The instructions below are for members who have downloaded the App and are creating a login for the very first time. If you have previously logged into your church’s directory and upgraded your app, please follow the
iOS App (Version 2.0 or newer) The instructions below are for members who have downloaded the App and are creating a login for the very first time. If you have previously logged into your church’s directory and upgraded your app, please follow the

ALREADY HAVE A PASSWORD

instructions below.

1. Download the App from the App Store.   Search for “Instant Church Directory” and look for this icon:
2. Open the app >> Click on "Create Login".
3. Enter the email address as it is listed in the family portion of the directory.
4. Create a secure password. The password must be 8 characters long and contain at least two of the following special characters: capital letters, numbers or symbols. Retype your password to confirm
5. Check your inbox for an email from service@instantchurchdirectory.com
6. To complete the login process, you will need to verify your email address by clicking on the link sent to you in that email.
7. Once you confirm your email, close the browser window go back to the App >> Click on "Sign In" to sign into your church's directory using your email and password.
1. Download the App from the App Store.   Search for “Instant Church Directory” and look for this icon:
2. Open the app >> Click on "Create Login".
3. Enter the email address as it is listed in the family portion of the directory.
4. Create a secure password. The password must be 8 characters long and contain at least two of the following special characters: capital letters, numbers or symbols. Retype your password to confirm
5. Check your inbox for an email from service@instantchurchdirectory.com
6. To complete the login process, you will need to verify your email address by clicking on the link sent to you in that email.
7. Once you confirm your email, close the browser window go back to the App >> Click on "Sign In" to sign into your church's directory using your email and password.

UPGRADED to Version 2.0 or Newer - or -

MEMBERS--ALREADY HAVE A PASSWORD

1. Open the app and click on "Sign In".
2. Enter the email address as it is listed in the family portion of the directory.
3. Enter your password and click the sign in button. If you do not remember your password or the password we supplied you in the past, select “Forgot Password?” and follow the instructions to reset your password. iOS App (Version 1.2)
4. Open the app and enter the email address as it is listed in the family portion of the directory.
5. Create a password.  The password must be 8 characters long, and contain at least two of the following special characters: capital letters, numbers or symbols.
6. Retype the password to confirm it.
7. Check your inbox for an email from service@instantchurchdirectory.com.
8. To complete the sign-up process, you will need to verify your email address by clicking on the link sent to you in that email.
9. Once you confirm your email, you may open the app and sign into your church's directory. The directory will upload to your device.
10. If you already have created a password, click on “Sign In” on the bottom of the screen to log in.
1. Open the app and click on "Sign In".
2. Enter the email address as it is listed in the family portion of the directory.
3. Enter your password and click the sign in button. If you do not remember your password or the password we supplied you in the past, select “Forgot Password?” and follow the instructions to reset your password. iOS App (Version 1.2)
4. Open the app and enter the email address as it is listed in the family portion of the directory.
5. Create a password.  The password must be 8 characters long, and contain at least two of the following special characters: capital letters, numbers or symbols.
6. Retype the password to confirm it.
7. Check your inbox for an email from service@instantchurchdirectory.com.
8. To complete the sign-up process, you will need to verify your email address by clicking on the link sent to you in that email.
9. Once you confirm your email, you may open the app and sign into your church's directory. The directory will upload to your device.
10. If you already have created a password, click on “Sign In” on the bottom of the screen to log in.

Need help signing in? Please see your directory Administrator.
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WNF PICTURE

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

FELLOWSHIP

MAY 8th

TIME:5:30 PM

Price is $5.00

MENU:

HAM, POTATO SALAD, GREEN BEANS, ROLL,

BEVERAGE & DESSERT

PROGRAM: SIGN CARDS FOR BARNABAS

TEAM

Reservation forms are due by Monday, MAY 6TH, so we may have an accurate meal count. Please fill out the attached form and place in the offering plate or you may call the church office at 828-465-0931. Please plan to attend for a delicious meal. You may also sign up on the easel in the Narthex for attendance, number of meals and if you would like to bring a dessert.
Desserts are appreciated!
Please plan to be a part of this wonderful time of food, fun and fellowship! Tear off the reservation form in your bulletin or Newsletter and place in the offering plate or in the box marked WNF in the Narthex.

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP

CWF

Serving God Through Serving Others

All ladies of the church are invited to attend the Christian Women's Fellowship as we develop a closer relationship with God, make Him known to others, and fellowship with each other.

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CWF NEWS:

--The CWF will be meeting at the Old White Church to clean on Thursday, May 2, at 10 AM.
--CWF MEETING MAY 5, 8AM. Devotion Leader & Hostess: Rose Smith. We will be having breakfast.
--Volunteer Day at ECCCM for St. Paul’s, May 6 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Any amount of time will be appreciated!!
--Wednesday Night Fellowship, May 8 at 5:30 PM.

--Barnabas Team, May 8th at Wednesday Night Fellowship.
--Communion May 12th —Communion Preparers: JO ANN KIZIAH & MARTHA HEADRICK
--The next Bingo at Abernethy, May 22 at 2:30 PM, new section.

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YOUNG AT HEART

YOUNG AT HEART

“Today you are the oldest you have ever been, yet the youngest You will ever be, so enjoy this day which the Lord has made.”

St. Paul’s Young at Heart Group is open to anyone in the church age 50 or over. You do not have to be a member of the church to participate in any of the activities. So plan to join us this year as we share the love, joy, and fellowship of Christ.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

YOUNG AT HEART

Young at Heart upcoming events.
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:
DATE AND TIME WILL BE ANNOUNCED
Please watch your bulletin!

Please be sure to watch your bulletins for upcoming events!

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CHILDREN AND YOUTH

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IT’S ALMOST

GRADUATION TIME!

GRADUATION SUNDAY

IS JUNE 9

Are you or your child graduating soon?
If so, please give Donna Rudolph or Martha Headrick a short biography about your child, his/her educational accomplishments, his/her dreams or goals of what he/she wants to be when they are finished with school. We are celebrating: Pre-School, Kindergarten, High School, Middle School, and College graduation. Please have this in by May 19. Thank you!
You may also place in the secretary's box in the narthex or on the office door or send as email to: stpaulsreformed@gmail.com

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MAY 11TH, 9AM

CHURCH-WIDE WORK DAY!!

COME, LEND A HAND TO

BEAUTIFY OUR CHURCH

AND GROUNDS!! ANY AMOUNT

OF TIME IS APPRECIATED!!

 
 
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