St. Paul's UCC Church

Pastor: Mary Beth Mardis-LeCroy

Sunday School - 9:00AM
Worship Service: 10:30 AM

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!

Sept 25, 2016

Scripture: Genesis 37:3-8, 17b-22, 26-34; 50:15-21
Sermon: "Holy Tears"

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
to our website & join us on Facebook
@ St. Paul's UCC Madrid IA

Upcoming Events.

Sept 24 - St Paul's unloads the SHARE truck (6-6:30AM)
2:00PM - Blessing of the Animals Service @ Parking Lot
Sept 28 - POTLUCK!

Oct 9 - Annual Meeting - Budget, Officers, Committees and By Law changes

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:

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

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

2016 Scripture Readers List

2016 Usher List & Duties

Memorial Candle Information

Constitution & By Laws

Church Usage Guidelines

Request for Payment Form

FB....Join us on Facebook - Group - St. Paul's UCC Madrid IA
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

Sept 25 - Celebrate with Clinton First Congregational UCC! @ 700 N Bluff Blvd, Clinton 52732 More details on UCC calendar
Sept 28 - 3pm Section 1, online book study from Jennifer Harvey's book, "Dear White Christians". More details of login info coming soon.
Oct 5 - 3pm Section 2, online book study from Jennifer Harvey's book, "Dear White Christians". More details of login info coming soon.
Oct 7 - DEADLINE to register for "A Day for Sharpening - PRO2717" and 2016 Annual Meeting. Read more on calendar below on Oct 21 and Oct 22.
Oct 8 - 9am-3:30pm - Boundary Training Workshop @ First Congregational UCC, 1000 Wilson Ave, Webster City, IA 50595
Oct 12 - 3pm Section 3, online book study from Jennifer Harvey's book, "Dear White Christians". More details of login info coming soon.
Oct 18 - Boundary Training Workshop - Christian Conference Center sponsored by Disciples of Christ
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 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 18 is the tentative date for Northeast Association schedule. More details later. Contact: Corey Larson at
January 23-25 - Minister's Institute 2017 @ Christian Conference Center, Newton

ANYTIME - YOU have been so generous in giving and making items for the Romanian Orphanage Children. We continue to have connection with them through a coordinator from there. If you wish to continue knitting and donating, we can ship items. They are so happy to receive any knitted items for toddlers through 18-year-olds, plus other items that these children never receive - Beanie Babies, free McDonald gifts that come with children meals, school supplies including back packs, craft supplies. It is exciting to hear that the girls in the school are now feeling less oppression and being able to attend colleges instead of being picked up by factory owners and forced to only work in the factories. Christianity is growing - what a joy. Contact Jo Ordway at for more info.

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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