Pastor: Phil Shober


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Fellowship Hour 9:30 am

Sunday Worship 10:30 am

We will be worshiping at St. Paul’s UCC starting on June 7 at 10:30 am .

You can still view our services live online beginning at 10:30 am. To join us please click on the orange box below. You will be taken to the Grace House website where you can click on the purple box and follow the prompts.





The Place Where You Are Standing
Martha Spong

Then God said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” - Exodus 3:5 (NRSV)

Although the stay-at-home order in my county was lifted weeks ago, the church I attend continues to worship online. As a person with an autoimmune disease, a return to gatherings with anyone outside my family's bubble will be as far off as the availability of a proven vaccine for Covid-19.

This feels hard for me, as it does for many, because I love going to worship. I have stood in church and felt the presence of God, and I have slipped off my shoes there because I knew we stood on holy ground. I have experienced the charge of the Spirit in a sanctuary full of singers, in the testimony of another, in shared confessions of sin, in vows of commitment, in stirring proclamation, in profound and potent silence.

Where is God still speaking to me? To us?

Of course, I know God speaks in places that are not church, and when I set aside my longing for what I cannot have right now, I think of Moses with his flock, drawn somehow beyond the wilderness to the mountain of God. The story doesn’t start at the burning bush. It starts with a God-given impulse to go farther than we might tend to go, to open ourselves up to go where God might be.

Where is God calling you today? Pay attention as you make your way. Be alert for the signs of Holy Presence. Turn aside and look. The place where you are standing may be holy ground.


O God of all that is good, draw us toward your ever-burning fire. Amen

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    133 Church St.
    P.O. Box 177
    Bowmansville, PA 17507





We, the congregation of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, who have accepted the gift of love and salvation through Jesus Christ, strive to take this message into the world through our prayers, words and deeds. We invite all people to accept these gifts with us.

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