St. Paul's Baptist Church 1000 Wallace St. Phila. PA 19123
Tuesday, September 16, 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
Bible Study

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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: Let My People Go


Weekly Scripture Reading:

Monday, September 8 - Saturday, September 13,  2014

Monday: Exodus 12:1-14

Tuesday: Genesis 6:16-22; 9:8-15

Wednesday: Matthew 18:15-20

Thursday: Psalm 119:33-40

Friday: Romans 13:8-14

Saturday: John 11:45-54

“A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.” Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait

Freedom Summer continues with a glance back at the liberation narrative found in the book of Exodus. This narrative is about both the people who were in bondage as well as the systems and institutions that held them in captivity. As we think, pray, work and worship our way through our own congregation’s commemoration of Freedom Summer, we must also look for ways to participate in the dismantling of the systems that participate in our bondage. God’s plan for the liberation of the Israelites interrupted history and changed the trajectory of both Israelite and Egyptian history. In the act of remembering God’s work of liberation, we are called to notice, disrupt and participate in Freedom’s Story in both our work and our worship.

1- What are some of the institutions that can potentially enslave us on some level?

2- In what ways does your life demonstrate a sense of hope and trust in the God who delivers us from bondage? What choices does your freedom allow you to make that your bondage might have prohibited?

3- Where can we find other examples of acts of liberation that have interrupted the arc of history - both in the life of the world and in our own personal lives?


Current Small Group Meeting Times

Sundays: 9:30 a.m.

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



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