Worship: 8:00 and 10:30AM

 Sunday School: 9:15AM 

Nursery Available

 

(September 16th 2018 -

May 19th 2019)

 St. Paul's United

Church of Christ

Mechanicsburg, PA



 

An Open and Affirming

       Congregation. 

CONSISTORY


     Consistory is the governing body of St. Paul’s UCC. This group meets once per month. It consists of six deacons, six elders, and the pastor.  Deacons and elders are elected by the congregation and serve a two-year term.  To be a deacon, you need to have been a member of St. Paul’s for one year. To serve as an elder, you must have served as a deacon (although not necessarily at St. Paul’s).

   Duties of Consistory members include, but are not limited to: serving communion, serving as head usher for one month per year, being a liaison between Consistory and the various councils, setting policy  for the church, and representing the congregation between its annual meetings.


The Statement of Faith

of the

United Church of Christ

 

We believe in You, O God, Eternal Spirit, God of our Savior Jesus Christ and our God, and to Your deeds we testify:

 

You call the worlds into being,

create persons in your own image,

and set before each one the ways of life and death.

 

You seek in holy love to save all people

from aimlessness and sin.

 

You judge people and nations by your righteous will

declared through prophets and apostles.

 

In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord,

you have come to us

and shared our common lot,

conquering sin and death

and reconciling the world to yourself.

 

You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit,

creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ,

binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.

 

You call us into your church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship,

to be your servants in the service of men,

to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil,

to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table,

to join him in his passion and victory.

 

You promise to all who trust you

forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace,

courage in the struggle for justice and peace,

your presence in trial and rejoicing,

and eternal life in your realm which has no end.

 

Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto you.

 

Amen.