"Holy Week" is a week unlike any other. It's the final week of Jesus' human life here on earth.
For 3 years Jesus fed the hungry, restored sight to the blind, confronted evil & taught great truths.
But during that time He was also tempted, betrayed, spit on, denied & crucified.
So what's so holy about Holy Week? It's helpful to know the word Holy means "set apart."
So the better question is: what are we set apart from and what are we set apart to?
Jesus was set apart because even though He was fully man, He was at the same time fully God.
He was set apart from the corruption of sin even as He was tempted in every way.
He was set apart to do the work of God; namely to save the world from the death that our sin brought.
And because He was set apart for God, when we follow Jesus, we too become holy, we too are set apart from the death sin brings and set apart for God. Does that mean life will be perfect? No. We will still be tempted, still be betrayed and still live in a sinful world. But He's the hope... just like Jesus didn't stay in the grave, neither will we!
Happy a HOLY & Happy Easter!!
What comes to mind when you think of Lent? For some thoughts of "Fat Tuesday" comes to mind where many gorge themselves will all they desire the night before they wake up the next morning & have to "give it up" for Lent. Others "give up" their favorite foods so they can maybe lose a few pounds over the next 40 days. And many people just "give up" on what they decided to "give up" for Lent.
But here's a thought... it is Jesus Who willingly chose to "give up" His life for us so we can have life forever with Him. So instead of deciding to give something up, how about deciding to live your life for Him? Instead of being hungry because you can't have that sweet, how about being hungry for Him & studying His Word.
When it comes to Jesus, He gave all He had, so we can have all in Him! Over this Lent season, live your life with Jesus in mind; looking forward to the celebration of that wonderful Easter morning at the empty tomb!
We have officially started our activity center remodel, starting with the main doors. Due to this we will be using the single door to the left of the main doors to enter and leave the activity center for fellowship and other activities. Sorry for the inconvenience during this time of growth.
Thank you to all who donated items to be sold! Thank you to the community who came and bought items! A big thank you to everyone who helped organize and set up we couldn't do it with out you. The rummage sale proceeds benefit our children and youth ministrys. With the money we will be to help children attend Camp Eagle. Our rummage sale is an annual event which takes place the first Saturday in March. The left over items won't go to waste either, we donate the items to the Hondo Thrift store and to Latin American Lutheran mission church in Laredo for a rummage sale as well.
Thank you everyone once again this wouldn't be possible with the St Paul family and community at large.
"Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you’ve got, be resolute, and love without stopping."
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
How are your New Year's Resolutions going? Yeah, me too. It about this time of year that we have already forgotten we ever even made any resolutions or that they're on their way out. So here's some encouragement...
When it comes to our faith, we can never forget it or let it fade away. To be resolute means to be determined, to have a set purpose, to be uncompromising, unshakable, courageous, relentless & strong! This is the kind of faith we need in a world that is constantly trying to get us to compromise & settle for less than God's best.
Would you join me in making a new resolution by committing each morning to: "keep my eyes open to what God is trying to show me; hold tight to my convictions of what I know is true; give it all I've got each day for His Kingdom; be resolute in doing what He has called me to do & love without stopping to consider the cost."
Be Resolute, Be Courageous & Unshakable!
Blessings in Christ Jesus, RevBev
In a world that too often tells us who we're not, we are here to encourage & inspire you to learn & know who you are in Jesus Christ!
This year God is leading us to Grow Deeper in His Word so we each can Grow Stronger in our daily life.
This is pictured in a tree where we're reminded:
They will be like trees growing beside a stream— trees with roots that reach down to the water, and with leaves that are always green. They bear fruit every year and are never worried by a lack of rain. Jeremiah 17:8
No matter where you are in life, we hope you will consider setting some roots down here at St. Paul, so together we can Grow Stronger & Deeper in our understanding of Who God is & who we are in Him.
Pastor Beverly Kelling
"The Red Brick Church on Avenue M"
1303 Avenue M
Hondo, TX 78861
P.O. Box 58
Hondo, TX 78861
(830) 426-3222 or (830) 426-2343
6:00 PM - Come As You Are (CAYA) Contemporary Community Worship Service
8:45 AM - Nursery opens
9:00 AM - Worship Service
10:00 AM - Fellowship
10:30 AM - Sunday School
11:45 AM - Nursery closes
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Wednesday
OFFICE IS CLOSED - Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Friday