St. Paul's Baptist Church 1000 Wallace St. Phila. PA 19123
Friday, August 22, 2014
Reverend Dr. Leslie D. Callahan, Pastor
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Morning Worship
11:00 AM
Prayer Service
6:30 PM
Church School (All Ages)
9:30 AM
7:00 PM
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Welcome to St. Paul’s
An Invitation from Pastor Callahan
Whether you're happy or sad, lost or lonely, full of  questions,
 or just looking for somewhere to feel at home,
 there is a place for you at St. Paul's.

Our Church Wide Study journey continues…


“An interrupting hope is a disrupting desire for existential change that is generated and sustained in a community of reliable others that names difficulties, envisions new possibilities and inspires work toward transformation of self and other.” Gregory Ellison II Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men (chapter 4) 

Cited in Pastor Callahan's sermon "Liberating Hope" Romans 8:12-25 on Sunday, July 20, 2014



Church Wide Small Group Bible Study 



Sermon Series: Freedom Summer


This Week's Lesson: Free For All



Weekly Scripture Reading: Monday, August 18 - Saturday, August 23, 2014


Monday: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Tuesday: Psalm 133
Wednesday: Micah 6:6-8 
Thursday: John 17:11-25
Friday: Romans 15:5-6
Saturday: Ephesians 4:1-6

Oh freedom, oh freedom, oh freedom over me. And before I’d be a slave I’ll be buried in my grave, and go home to my Lord and be free. 

The pursuit towards a full realization of God-inspired freedom is constant, and at times extremely challenging, work. However, our journey this summer reminds many of us that the benefits of pursuing a life free of limitations, boundaries, and fragmentation far outweigh the cost that we are often faced to pay. Yet, this work also has a way of exposing in us the places that our desire for freedom has boundaries and limitations. We come face to face with the realization that there are some folk we don’t really want God to invite to this new life… there are some folk that we don’t really want free. The scripture readings and questions this week are designed to challenge us, to expose our biases, and to help us agree with God’s pronouncement most readily expressed in Christ Jesus, that all are welcome. 

1. As you hear the Lord say, “All are welcome” is there someone (or groups of people) that you don’t want to answer God’s invitation? Why?

2. What kind of people do you find it difficult to be unified with?




Current Small Group Meeting Times

Sundays: 9:30 a.m.

Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.


*If another time works best, please let us know.



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