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Travel all summer long with St. Paul... .   
To the Ends  of the Earth
A sermon series on the missionary journeys 
of the apostle Paul (Acts 13-20)
6/15: Antioch of Syria (13:1-3)

6/22: Antioch of Pisidia (13:13-43)

6/29: Lystra (14:8-18)

7/6: Jerusalem (15:1-35)

7/13: Philippi #1 (15:36-16:15)

7/20: Philippi #2 (16:16-34)

7/27: Thessalonica/Beroea (17:1-15)

8/3: Troas (20:7-12) + Youth Sunday

8/10: Athens (17:16-34)

8/17: Corinth (18:1-11)

8/24: Ephesus (19:21-41)

8/31: A Farewell Address (20:17-38)


Recipients of League of Women voters Marget Hamilton Award,
Betty Bradshaw and Barb Pape

Click Here for copy of the June issue of the League of Women Voters publication, The Voter, which congratulatedClick Here for copy of the June issue of the League of Women Voters publication, The Voter, which congratulated two of St. Paul's members, Betty Bradshaw and Barb Pape as the newest receipients of the League's Marget Hamilton award.

 Betty Bradshaw and Barb Pape as the newest receipients of the League's Marget Hamilton award.

Hike, bike or drive to the marsh for a guided tour of
night time sites and sounds. 
Cost is $5; sign up to participate in the Narthex or
email  by Sunday, July 27.

Gen X/Y
Cantigny Sunday Outdoor Concert -
Sunday, July 13th at 3pm

Come join us [Becky and Paul Johnson's family] on Sunday, July 13th at 3pm to hear Motor City Music Machine, Motown hits. play under a canopy of trees at Cantigny.
The concerts start at 3, but plan on arriving at 2:30 to make your way through the car line.  $5 a car.  Your local library may have free passes available through

Our family will be setting up an area in the back at 2:30.  Please bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dish to share.  Remember your sunscreen and good walking shoes if you want to explore the grounds afterwards.
 RSVP to Becky Johnson at by July 5th.

   Wanted: A Few  (More) Good St. Paul Mission Interpreters  

We have been looking to enlist about 5-8 individuals to serve as Mission Interpreters: men and women who can strengthen our congregation's awareness of local, synodical, and churchwide ministries that are made possible through our offerings...and find creative, enthusiastic ways to say thank you.
With Lori Bateman, Ginny Harms, and Mike Harrington now trained, installed, and kicking off this new ministry, we're halfway there to having a healthy-sized team with a strong balance of gifts.

If you are good at expressing gratitude and passing along inspiring stories -- whether through speaking, writing, taking pictures, using technology, or just by organizing others who can do these things--please consider becoming a Mission Interpreter.
The next Orientation Event for training new MIs will take place on the morning of Saturday, July 12 (8:45am) at the ELCA Metro Chicago Synod office (1420 W. Dickens Ave. Chicago).

Are you willing to give it a try? If so, please talk to Lori, Ginny, or Mike, or let Pr. Williamson know . You can also learn more about Mission Interpreters at

The newly framed Earth Flag is unveiled
On Friday evening February 21, after a Chili Supper, the newly framed Earth Flag was unveiled. St. Paul is the first church in Wheaton to be awarded the flag by the DuPage County Board! 

BASIC - Brothers And Sisters In Christ
is St. Paul’s catechumenate process for seekers and growing Christians
In five sessions (Apr. 23 - May 21), we'll explore key themes of the Book of  Isaiah--the Old Testament prophet sometimes called the "Fifth Evangelist", in a group study that incorporates fine art, inductive Bible Study, and engaging teaching (via DVD) from the Rev. Dr. Jane O'Hara Shields, Director of Evangelical Mission in the New England Synod (ELCA), and the Rev. Eric Shafer, former Communications Director for the ELCA.

You can register for just this single unit of BASIC or enroll as an inquirer considering the full Spring 2014-Winter 2016 catechumenate process.  

There is no cost for the Isaiah course, but participants will want to have or borrow a Lutheran Study Bible.

   Register HERE for the Spring Session    
or by dropping a registration card (found on the Welcome Table)
                      in the offering plate or by the church office!
    More information about BASIC

This summer, July 26-August 1, 15 St. Paul high school youth and four adults are journeying to Lantern Hill in Ensenada, Mexico, to participate in a week of learning, service, and growing closer to God.  We are so grateful for these young followers of Jesus who will be building relationships with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, and continuing on their faith journey during this week immersed in another culture.
Required Trip Forms

This is the first of three fundraisers for the 2014 summer trip, and we need to raise $4000 through stock sales. Your help is needed to make this experience possible for St. Paul’s high school youth!  Please consider ‘taking stock’ in St. Paul’s youth by buying at least one stock share to support this faith-transforming trip.  Each stock share is also a ticket to the Stockholders Dinner – a thank you-meal served by trip participants to be held on  Sunday, September 28th.  Shares are $25 each.  Children under 12 may attend the dinner for free.  By purchasing stock, you’re not just supporting a trip; you’re supporting the faith formation of young people who will grow in their Christian faith during this week of servant learning, and return to share God’s love within the St. Paul community and beyond!  Thank you for your support!
Contact Vanessa Young with questions at (630) 668-5953 or . 


Check the SCARCE (Glen Ellyn) web site for items they collect, or phone 630-545-9710.
Listings of recycling opportunities cover all of DuPage County.
Computers:  If they're still usable, donate to People's Resource Center

Computers, monitors, electronic equipment:  The second Saturday of each month, 9:00-12:00 noon, at the construction materials lot, east of the Wheaton Police Station.

Books: People's Resource Center, SCARCE, thrift stores

Pharmaceuticals: Wheaton Police Station, inside the front door.  Place capsules, tablets, etc. in a plastic zip-lock bag and deposit them in the collection box.  Other police stations also offer this option. All personal identification should be removed from any pharmaceuticals prior to disposal.

Clothing and shoes: People's Resource Center and local thrift stores
Clothing and other fabrics not fit for resale:  Goodwill -- the items are sent off to be shredded and used for insulation. 

VHS tapes:  Thrift stores and to the Wheaton electronic recycling.

Gym Shoes:  Save them for St. Paul's Gym Shoe Rescue each spring

Furniture: Call Twice is Nice (Geneva Rd. and President, next to Village Market), 630-260-0942, for pickup of large items. Goodwill will also pick up furniture.

Medical equipment: Inform the church of the items available and keep in your home for members to borrow, or check with SCARCE - 630-545-9710.
Walkers, wheelchairs,etc. can be donated to or loaned out from the Township senior centers.

Do you have any medical or rehab equipment you are no longer using, like:
  • crutches
  • canes,
  • shower chairs
  • wheel chairs
If you care to loan this equipment to other St. Paul members.   CLICK HERE for a printable form that can be filled out and sent to the St. Paul office so your equipment can be matched to our members rehabbing needs. Or, just email the church office, with an inventory of your available medical equipment.

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