St. Paul's UCC Church

Pastor: Mary Beth Mardis-LeCroy

Sunday School - 9:00AM
Worship Service: 10:30 AM
(child care provided after the children's sermon)

No Matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!

Admin Assistant: Michelle Ringgenberg

Choir Director: Jerry Wibe

Web Page: Carl Duling

Moderator: John Roosa

Vice Moderator: Julie Mathes

Board Secretary: Cindy Tassi


Sunday Service and Scripture Readings !




Join us this Sunday!
October 30, 2016

Scripture: 1 Kings 17:1-16
Sermon: "As Your God Lives"

All are welcome!!
St Paul's is Handicapped Accessible!

Coffee & Fellowship after church every Sunday

St Paul's UCC Madrid Ia


Life DID come with an instruction manual.
It's called the Bible!


The Iowa Conferences purchased a subscription to The Parish Paper
2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016


St. Paul's United Church of Christ
is a member congregation
of the
Iowa Conference of the
United Church of Christ

In 1957 the Congregational Christian Church and the Evangelical and Reformed Church united to form a new denominatin, the United Church of Christ. This union brought together the oldest denomination entirely born in the United States, the Congregational Christian Church and a denomination that, while uniquely American in spirit, also had solid roots in old Europe. The United Church of Christ celebrated it's 50th birthday in 2007.


We are a OCWM 5 for 5 church !

St Paul's is a member church of
Madrid Home Communities

Don't forget the
SHARE Program


St. Paul's Bulletin Board
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@ St. Paul's UCC Madrid IA

Upcoming Events.

Oct 26 - Potluck - Cancelled
Oct 27 - 10:30AM Richard Eppert's funeral @ St Paul's
See your Facebook page for funeral information.

Nov 5
- Harvest Home Supper - community is invited
Nov 6 - Start to collect gifts for the Madrid Home residents
Daylight Savings has ended!
Nov 11 - 11:00AM Free Luncheon @ Cedars for all Veterans
Nov 20 - Special Congregational Mtg for Bylaw changes - Decorate for Christmas

Meeting Schedule
Christian Education - 1st Sunday of the Month (after worship)
Board Meeting - 2nd Sunday of the Month (after worship)
Youth Activities - Various times 2nd Sunday of the Month
Men's Group - 6:30PM 2nd Sunday of the Month
Evening Circle - 7:00PM 2nd Thursday of the Month
Membership & Church Growth , Lay Life & Work
Worship Committee - 3rd Sunday of the Month (after worship)
Finance & Mission
- 7PM 3rd Monday of the Month
Diaconate - 4th Sunday of the Month (after worship)
Pastor-Parish Relations (Quarterly) - Last Sunday of the Month (after worship)

The Community Concert raised $708 which All money taken in will be given to the
Madrid Kids Summer Lunch program.

Special Announcements

Jeans for the Madrid Home; The Madrid Home is requesting old jeans for residents who make Jean Quilts out of them. Please put donations in the basket underneath the bulletin board.

St Paul's Members & Friends Prayer List:

The Richard Eppert Family, Denny D & Family, Amanda S, Ruth H, Larry & Jan Sloan, Doug & Judy N, Evelyn O, Amanda S, Bergy, Ernie & Barb B, Jan & Arlo Y, Dean & Juanita Mc, Helen E, Gary & Carol C, Mildred S and St Paul's Congregation.

UCC Prayers for this week: Ryan, Golden Congregational, Pastor Mary Taylor, Schleswig, United Church of Christ, Pastor Stuart Vander Vegte, Shenandoah, Congregational UCC, Pastor Jenny Folmar

If you would like to be added to our Prayer List please email Web Designer & to the Church.

St. Paul's Newsletter - Calendar - Monthly Events

St Paul's Newsletter



Fellowship Coffee Hour after Church

Communion - 1st Sunday of the Month
Men's Group - 2nd Sunday of the Month @ 6:30PM
Youth Group - 2nd Sunday of the Month (see Youth Page for times)
Pastor's Forum - Adult Ed. - Wednesday @ 6:00PM
Choir - Wednesday @ 7:00PM (if you're interested in joining choir call Jerry @ 795-2053)
Evening Circle Ladies Group - 2nd Thursday of the Month
All Church Potluck - 6:00PM - Last Wednesday of the Month
Great Love Ministry Food Item Sunday - 4th Sunday of the Month

Coffee Schedule:
1st Sunday - Membership
2nd Sunday - Evening Circle
3rd Sunday - Worship
4th Sunday - Adult Sunday School
5th Sunday - Pastor Parish Relations


2016 Board & Committees
2017Board & Committees

2016 & 2017 Scripture Readers List

2016 & 2017 Usher List & Duties

Memorial Candle Information

Constitution & By Laws

Church Usage Guidelines

Request for Payment Form

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Iowa Conference & UCC Websites

Iowa Conference

Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ


United Church of Christ

Iowa Conference UCC Information
Iowa Conference Office
5609 Douglas Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50310
Phone: 515-277-6369
Rich Pleva, Conference Minister
Upcoming Events with the Iowa Conference UCC
See the Web Calendar on the right side of the IC homepage

Oct 21 - A Day for Sharpening - PRO2717 9:30am - 4:00pm -speaker JENNIFER HARVEY "Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits of another", @ First Christian Church 2500 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311 Cost: $25/person - Iowa UCC $50/person - non UCC or outside Iowa (all costs include lunch/materials) Deadline for Registration: October 7, 2016
Oct 21 & 22 - 9am registration (Friday = 9:30am-4pm and Saturday = 9am-3pm) with lunch included = 2016 Annual Meeting. Registration and more info on web page
Oct 30 - 3pm Installation service for Melissa Sternhagen, Congregational UCC, 218 S Main St, Baxter 50028. Clergy requested to robe with most colorful stole. Reception following
Oct 31-Dec 5
- Wisdom Stories: A Class for Elders-in-Training- 10:30am-noon\ Cost: $150 for 6-week series Location: Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, 8553 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale 50322
Nov 3 - Boundary Training Workshop - starting with registration at 8:30am@ Mayflower Community Carman Center on 2nd floor of Health Center, 600 Park St, Grinnell, IA
Nov 4 - Taming the Tyranny of Time - Retreat - 6:30pm through Nov 6 at 1pm @ Prairiewoods, 120 East Boyson Rd, Hiawatha, IA 52233
Nov 5 - 9am Central Association Fall Meeting, Ames UCC, 217 6th St, Ames 50010
Nov 6 - Daylight Savings ends (Fall Back 1 Hour)
Nov 6 - 4pm Installation service for Jon Haack, Peace UCC, 301 N Main, Elkader 52043. Clergy invited to process and wear red. More info on web calendar
Nov 13 - 3pm Installation service for Hannah Ryan, St Luke UCC, 1403 South St, Burlington 52601. Clergy invited to process and wear red.
Nov 18 - Northeast Association, registration at 8:30am and going through 3:30pm @ Faith UCC, 408 S Main St, Tripoli, IA 50676 Cost: $30 for Northeast Association members in good standing. $50 for all others. Contact: Corey Larson at
Nov 19 - 11am Ordination service for Ryan Downing, Congregational UCC, 30 N Clinton St, Iowa City 52245. Clergy requested to vest and wear red. Reception following. More info on web calendar.
Nov 21 - 3pm Installation service for Susan Weier, Cedar Falls UCC, 9204 University Ave, Cedar Falls 50613. Clergy invited to process and wear red. Meal following - RSVP at
Nov 24 - Happy ThanksGiving
Dec 18 - Christmas Fund offering
Dec 23 - noon - January 2 - office closed in observance of Christmas holiday season.
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve
Dec 25 - Merry Christmas

January 23-25 - Minister's Institute 2017 @ Christian Conference Center, Newton

SMILE FOR JESUS...Please take some pictures and send them to us in .jpg format. We want to tell your story on our website picture scroll. Be sure to have anyone in picture(s) sign-off on picture releases.

...Remember to visit the web calendar on our homepage. ALSO REMEMBER, we have Continuing Education opportunities on our website all year round.Visit here to learn more!

2016 Special Offering Calendar for 5 for 5 Churches
1) March 15 - One Great Hour of Sharing (4th Sunday of Lent)
2) May 15 - Strengthen the Church (Pentecost Sunday)
3) Oct 2 - Neighbors in Need (1st Sunday of October - World Communion)
4) Dec 24 - Christmas Fund (Christmas Eve)
These are the words that Annual Meeting delegates wrote on red ribbons to express their dreams and visions for the Iowa Conference!


The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace! - Numbers 6:24-26

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