St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

You are invited to come and meet our growing community.

We can come together even while we are apart.
 
“Do this in remembrance of me” 

We welcome you to worship with us!

All in person worship services have been suspended during this state of emergency, but St. Paul’s will continue to support your spiritual needs through this challenging time. Reach out to the office if you are in need of assistance or prayer.

 
Services videos will be available on Facebook, see details below!
 
Connect with us on Facebook!
 
 
Service Bulletin: Good Friday Bulletin
 
The service bulletin will be available in the link above.  To view the service, just click on the Facebook icon above.  You do not need to have an account to view.  The link will also be sent out in the Weekly Wednesday email and available on our YouTube Channel (see below).
 
HOLY WEEK SERVICE SCHEDULE
 
Holy Wednesday: FACEBOOK live at Noon “What does the Lord’s Prayer mean?”
 
Maundy Thursday: FACEBOOK live at Noon “Gathering at the Table”  a round table discussion on communion
 
Good Friday: A special FACEBOOK live event will happen Friday 3pm
 
Easter Sunday Service:
Broadcast LIVE on Facebook
Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
Worship begins at 9:30 am
announcements at 9:25 am
 
***THE CALL VOTE SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 29TH HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 3RD. ***
PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!
 
Present box give hand icon Royalty Free Vector Image   GIVING : As we carry on with the necessities of ministry, please remember you can continue your giving commitments online (using GIVE in the menu above) or by mailing your gift to the church.  We will get through this as a community. 
 
 
Please scroll down for more updates and check back regularly as the situation evolves.    
 
If you or a friend needs support during this time of stress and anxiety, let us know.  Leave a message at the office 301-845-4600, all messages are monitored on a daily basis.
 
Council will be reaching out to members via phone throughout this time and written materials will also be mailed to those who may be home bound.
 
GLADE VALLEY COMMUNITY THRIFT SHOP To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Thrift Shop is closed until further notice. Please hold your donations until we can reopen for the safety of our volunteers and community. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!
 
Please check the Calendar for more updates!
Office Hours – Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm
The office will remain open at this time, reach out by calling 301-845-4600
 
May God richly bless you!
May the Lord bless you and keep you!
We hope to see you soon!
 
View Worship services anywhere:
 
 
Sunday Worship services can be found on our YouTube Channel, follow this link:
 
Accompanying Service bulletins:      March 29 Bulletin | Palm Sunday April 5 Bulletin    
 
You can also find Vicar Phil Beck’s sermon series on Facebook as well: Weekly Sermons
 
We pray that in these messages you will find comfort and strength. 

Welcome to St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s welcomes YOU!
 
St. Paul’s has been a part of the Walkersville community since 1891.  We are located in the heart of historical downtown Walkersville on the corner of Fulton and Pennsylvania Ave.
 
We’ve been known as the “Strawberry church” for our famous Strawberry Festival held in the spring.  We celebrate our German heritage in the fall with our German Dinner.  But that’s just a small part of who we are at St. Paul’s.  Throughout the rest of the year you will find a vibrant congregation of believers worshiping on Sunday mornings.  You will find us supporting Glade Valley Community Services (GVCS,)  as we host the GVCS Thrift Shop (Clothes Closet) or volunteer at the GVCS Food Bank.  Together we celebrate life’s victories and comfort each other through life’s challenges.  We are a community in Christ who would love to meet you.  Join us for worship Sunday mornings at 9:30 am or at any of our upcoming events, check our calendar and current events listed below.
 

Staff

  • Pastor: Vicar Phil Beck
  • Office Administrator: Joann Valainis
  • Youth & Family Coordinator: Belinda Burriss
 
 
 

Current Events

Updated 4/6/2020

Our Holy Week services will continue virtually,
but please check back for updates and how you can be involved.
 
HOLY WEEK
 
Holy Wednesday: FACEBOOK live at Noon “What does the Lord’s Prayer mean?”
 
Maundy Thursday: FACEBOOK live at Noon “Gathering at the Table”  a round table discussion on communion
 
Good Friday: A special FACEBOOK live event will happen Friday 3pm
 
Easter Sunday Service:
Broadcast LIVE on Facebook
Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
Worship begins at 9:30 am
announcements at 9:25 am
 

Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as folding bulletins to chaperoning youth mission trips.  

Mission Outreach

The members of St. Paul’s are pleased to be a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are part of the Delaware-Maryland Synod.  We support the mission and vision of these parent organizations.
Check out what’s going on in the Delaware-Maryland Synod Youth and Family Ministry by visiting their website here.
 
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Check out our monthly newsletter, The Epistle, or check out the photo gallery to see what’s been happening at St Paul’s.
 
Stop by our Facebook page for the most up to date information about events.

Facility Request Information

**ALL FACILITIES ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**
 

Facilities Information Fees:  Fee of $150 for use of Parish Hall or Social Hall for the first three hours and $75 for each hour beyond. The Parish Hall and Social Hall are available for events and small wedding receptions and should be reserved as early as possible. Use of the Hall must be approved by the Church Council which meets on the second Tuesday of each month. 

  • No charge for use of facilities for church members or non-profit groups
  • Fees charged for
    • profit making ventures
    • business organizations
    • non-members for any reason

Procedure for all use: Each person or group must complete a Facilities Request Form either in person or through the Office Administrator. The office can be reached at (301) 845-4600 or through email at officeadministrator@saintpaulslutheranchurch.org.

Information on this form includes:

  • Date(s) needed
  • Time
  • Name of Event
  • Where (which building)
  • Number of people (anticipated to attend)
  • Contact person
  • Phone number and email
 
Approval: The completed Facilities Request Form is submitted to Council for review at the next Council meeting or Executive Committee meeting. Following Council action, the form is returned to the Office Administrator who contacts the person listed on the form.
 

Buildings for Use

 
The Social Hall: is in the basement of the church building and has no handicapped access. There are also no bathrooms on that level. The Social Hall does include a full-service kitchen. Fire code allows 123 people with tables and chairs and 263 chairs only.
Social Hall: 14 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Walkersville, MD 21793
 
The Parish Hall: is in what was formerly a bank building. It can hold up to 85 people with tables and 185 with chairs only, according to the fire code. Comfortably, the Hall will hold about 60-80 people, depending on your plans. There is a small kitchen with a large refrigerator and a small chest freezer, for your caterers’ convenience. The Hall is also equipped with handicap accessible restroom and baby changing area. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages are permitted in the building at any time, and of course it is a non-smoking facility. The use of candles or other potentially hazardous decorations is prohibited. If you have a DJ or live band, music must remain at a reasonable level, particularly in the evening. Set up can be done as early as the night before, but all arrangements must be agreeable with the church calendar. The Parish Hall/Social Hall must be left as it was found. All lights turned off and if heat/AC was adjusted, that must be turned back to the temperature stated on the sign beside thermostats.
Parish Hall: 19 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Walkersville, MD 21793
 
 


How to Contact Us

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Office Hours:        Monday-Friday from 9am until 1pm
Office Address:     19 W Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD 21793
Telephone:            (301) 845-4600
Email:                   info@saintpaulslutheranchurch.org
 
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