St. Paul's UCC Church

Pastor: Mary Beth Mardis-LeCroy


Worship Service: 10:30 AM/Online

Adult Sunday School:9:00AM/Office/Canceled

All Ages Sunday School: 9:15AM/Online

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

Moderator: Lisa Winnie

Vice Moderator: Jerry Scott

Board Secretary: Cindy Tassi


Choir Director: Cindy Tassi

Web Page: Carl Duling



March 1st - "Ask Another Question"
March 8th - "The Emperor's Things and God's Things"
March 15th - "Wait for the Lord"
March 22th - "That's a Tall Order!"  Revised
March 29th - "Singing"

April 5th - PALM SUNDAY "Hosanna!"
April 12th - EASTER " For They Were Afraid" April 19th - “Church: The Verb”
April 26th - “The Dusty Road”

May 3 - “Agape Love”
May 10 - "Resurrected in the Body"
May 17 - NA
May 24 - "Perfect"
May 31 - "What Does This Mean?"



'Into the Mystic' is the Rev. John C. Dorhauer's (UC C General Minister and President) weekly podcast !

The Upper Room Magazines are
located in our "Little Church"!

Join us for Worship this week!

  On our St. Paul's UCC Madrid IA Facebook page

Monday 9:00AM  "A Psalm and a Song"
Tuesday 9:00AM"A Psalm and a Song"
Wednesday 9:00AM "A Psalm and a Song"
Thursday 9:00AM "A Psalm and a Song"
Friday - No Service
Saturday 5:30PM Plymouth  Saturday Night Worship at
"Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC) Des Moines,"

Sunday 9:15AM All Ages Sunday School (FB livestream)
10:30AM  - Worship  (FB livestream)
  Scripture:  Acts 2:1-12
Sermon: "What Does This Mean?"

Bulletin: May 31, 2020

We will live-stream on our Facebook
& JOIN our Prayer Circle on Facebook!

From Plymouth Church - St. Paul's friends, we are always welcome to join Plymouth Church and friends for "Evening Prayer," every weeknight at 5:30pm on Plymouth’s Facebook page.

Summer Series
This summer, we are also invited to join Plymouth Church in a church-wide reading of Marcus Borg’s _The Heart of Christianity._ The hope here is to engage in a wide-ranging conversation about what we believe and why it matters. Beginning the first week of June, we will have numerous opportunities throughout the week to join in conversation.

Mondays at noon, Karen Jeske will host a Facebook Live conversation to overview the week’s chapter and consider some key discussion questions. Conversation will continue throughout the week in the “Heart of Christianity Book Discussions” Facebook group.

Wednesday mornings at 9:30am, Matt Mardis-LeCroy will host a Bible Study on Facebook Live that will put the week’s chapter in Borg in conversation with the Scripture reading for the upcoming weekend’s worship.
Wednesday evenings at 7pm, Mary Kate Buchanan will host a Bible study on Zoom that will also tie the upcoming weekend’s text to that week’s chapter in Borg.

Thursdays at 4:00pmTwo additional Zoom book studies will meet on (facilitated by Judy Diedrichs) and Saturday morning at 9:30 (facilitated by Kristen Hall).

Sunday mornings at 10:00am, join Matt Mardis-LeCroy on Zoom for the Fellowship Forum! It’s your opportunity to think together with the people of Plymouth Church.

To get connected to all of these opportunities, please visit Plymouth’s Facebook page and ask to join “The Heart of Christianity Book Discussions” group. That is where you will find conversation partners, study materials and invitations to the various Zoom gatherings.
June Scripture Readers
7 - Diana O
Ann R
21 -Janet O 
Paul C

July Scripture Readers
5 - John R
12 - Arlo Y
19 - Roland E
26 - Linda C

August Scripture Readers
2 - Jerry S
9 - Lisa W
16 - Judy C
23 - Mike B
30 - Julie M
June Ushers/Greeters
7 - Sue B & Linda D
14 -
Sue L & Ann R
21 -
Robin B & Sue T
28 -
Karen & Fred E

July Ushers/Greeters

5 - Irene & Mike W
12 - Dee & Dave N
19 - Linda & Don C
26 - Judy N & Juneal D

August Ushers/Greeters
2 - Rachel & Kyle B
9 - Connie & Carl D
16 - Sara B & Mike B
23 - Sue L & Jan K
30 - Diane & Terry O

The 5th Sunday of the month is a service of music!

St Paul's UCC Madrid Ia


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


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

Music Videos

Child care is provided after the sermon

Coffee & Fellowship after church every Sunday!

May 31, 2020 – Pentecost Sunday
”No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ!”

Offertory Prayer
Almighty God, you poured your Spirit upon gathered disciples, creating bold tongues, open ears, and new ways of seeing. Transform our own lives, O God, by the power of your Spirit, and fill us with a flaming desire to be your faithful people. May the gifts we give back to you open up the way, and help to bring about your reign of peace into this weary world. Come, Holy Spirit!  In Christ we pray, Amen.

Reading of Scripture:
Acts 2:1-12
When the day of Pentecost had come, they [the disciples] were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs — in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds of power." All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?"

Blessing - Numbers 6:24-26
All: 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. 


St Paul's Members & Friends Prayer List:

We Pray..... for the cure for Diabetes & Cancers, a speedy end to the Cornavirus – The Frey Family, Mike B & Sarah B, John J  family, Bev H,  Jackie & Ron E & Family, Deb L's Mom (Gloria),  Sue B, Jerry and Debbie W, Judy  & Paul C, Dave & Rita A,  Willard L,  Juneal D, Dorothy H, & daughter Jill, Bill P, Christine B, Jan & Larry S. and daughter Julie, Amanda S, Judy & Doug N, Barb & Ernie B, Phyllis J, Ruth H &  for the cure for Diabetes & Cancers …Gracious God, surround us. Strengthen us. Sustain us. Give us Hope because we need you Dear Lord. Amen.!

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


2019 Committee Meeting Schedule - Chairs

Board Meeting - Every other month Jan. March. May. July, Sept, Nov. (after worship)
Christian Education - 1st Sunday
of the Month (after worship)
Worship Committee - 3rd Sunday of the Month (before worship)
Membership/Church Growth - 3rd Sunday of the Month (after worship)
Finance & Mission -
3rd Sunday of the Month (after worship)
Deacon's - 4th Sunday of the Month (after worship)
Pastor-Parish Relations - 5th Sunday of the Month (after worship)

Trustees & Lay Life & Work, Youth Council - called as needed

St. Paul's Newsletter - Calendar - Monthly Events

Deacon's Questionaire

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 - see Youth Page for times
Ladies Evening Circle
-2nd Thursday
Pastor's Forum - Adult Ed. - Wednesday @ 6:00PM
Choir - Wednesday @ 7:00PM - if you're interested in joining choir call Cindy @ 795-2159
All Church Potluck - 6:00PM - 4th Wednesday of the Month
Great Love Ministry Food Item Sunday - 4th Sunday of the Month

Coffee Schedule:
1st Sunday - Men's Group or
Membership & Church Growth (ever/other/month)
2nd Sunday - Evening Circle
3rd Sunday - Worship Committee
4th Sunday - Volunteers  - Douglas's & Duling's

5th Sunday - Pastor Parish Relations Committee

2020 Board & Committees

2019 Membership List (1/19)

2020 Scripture Readers/Ushers List

Usher Duties

Memorial Candle Information

Old Constitution & ByLaws (Amended 11/20/16 changes in Red)
New Constitution & ByLaws (Amended 11/20/16)

Church Usage Guidelines

Request for Payment Form

FB....Join us on Facebook - St. Paul's UCC Madrid IA and our Prayer Circle
Iowa Conference & UCC Websites

Iowa Conference

Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ


United Church of Christ

Tri-Conference UCC Information (Iowa -Nebraska-South Dakota)

Current Website Information

Iowa Conference Office
5609 Douglas Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50310
Phone: 515-277-6369

Sioux Falls Office
3500 S Phillips Ave, Ste100
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
515.277.6369 605.338.8738

Upcoming Events with the Tri-Conference UCC
See the Web Calendar on the right side of the IC homepage

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!

2019 Special Offering Calendar for 5 for 5 Churches
1) March 22 - One Great Hour of Sharing (4th Sunday of Lent)
2) May 31 - Strengthen the Church (Pentecost Sunday)
3) Oct 3 - Neighbors in Need (1st Sunday of October - World Communion)
4) Dec 24 - Christmas Fund (St Paul's traditionally gives on 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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