Welcome to St. Paul United Church of Christ

7507 York Road

Parma, Ohio 44130


Service -10 AM every Sunday

(440) 843-8039

About Us

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Our Vision

  

The church is the membership, gathered to worship God, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, to celebrate the Sacraments, to enjoy Christian fellowship, to serve others with love, and to strive toward righteousness, justice, and peace. 

   

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Our Outreach Ministries

 

  • Brookside  Hunger Center
  • Hunger  Task Force
  • Church  Street Ministries
  • Church  Missionary in Brazil
  • Our  Christian World Mission
  • Families  at Christmas
  • Neighbors  in Need
  • CWS  Crop Walk 
  • Mutual  Ministry Service Group  
  • Malachi  House
  • Parma  Family Collaborative
  • Habitat  for Humanity
  • Maggie's Place 


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St. Paul's Organizations

  

  • Adult  Church Choir - provides choral music in celebration of the worship service. Practices are before service at 9 A.M. 
  • Adult  Bell Choir - provides music once a month during church service. Practices are Sunday mornings following church service. 

From the Desk of Reverend Carl Pelzer

April, 2019  


       In the coming month, we will experience once again one of the most intense and varied periods of the church year.   On Palm Sunday, there will be shouts of praise...the cries of "Hosanna to the Son of David!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!  Hosanna in the highest!"    

        A few days later, we will recall the events of the Last Supper…and the betrayal of the Savior.  The joyous shouts of the previous Sunday will be forgotten and the future appears bleak. We remember a brief trial and shouts of “Crucify Him. Crucify Him”, and then the Savior’s path leads to the Cross.

         We are touched and shaken by that vision of the cross out on that lonely hill.  It is the culmination of a rapid transition from joy to sorrow… but it is not the end of our journey.  Just like those who experienced it first hand, and with a foreknowledge that they did not enjoy, we find ourselves suddenly raised from the depths of despair to the wonder and glory of Easter morning.  “Christ the Lord is risen today!  Alleluia!”

          These remaining weeks of Lent are a time for us to ponder all these feelings.  Surely, we must feel the anguish of those who watched the Savior sacrifice his life – for us – on the cross.  However, above all else, we must prepare our welcome for the resurrected Savior.  What a thrill it should be to lift our voices in praise on Easter morning …to be able to say and sing once again “Jesus lives, and so shall I; death, thy sting is gone forever!”

   During Holy Week, I hope you attend and participate in the various services that reveal the full scope of that period.  

Palm Sunday, April 14    10 A.M.        We gather here at St. Paul to celebrate Christ’s triumphal entry  into Jerusalem and join in the shouts of “Hosanna!”.

Maundy Thursday, April 18     7:00 P.M.    We gather in our sanctuary to share with members of Ridge Road and St. Peter U.C.C. the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and ponder the sacrifice it represents.

Good Friday, April 19      7:30 P.M.    At Ridge Road U.C.C., we will share the grief and sorrow of the faithful of all generations as the events of the day unfold.   The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be observed.

Easter Sunday, April 21      10 A.M.     We gather in joy to celebrate a day of  wonder, as we lift our voices in praise and rejoicing.  Join us as we sing those glorious words:  “Christ the Lord is risen today. Allelulia!”    As we gather at the Lord’s Table on this joyous day, let us remember His gift to us, and the promise it offers.


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Hall Rental Available with Full Kitchen
Seating capacity: 125
Cost: $200.00 plus a $50.00 security deposit for 4 hours
Snow plowing extra if needed
 

Church Sanctuary Available for Weddings
Cost: $250.00

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St. Paul United Church of Christ

7507 York Road, Parma, OH 44130, US

(440) 843-8039