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: Julie Mathes

Vice Moderator: Lisa Winnie

Board Secretary: Cindy Tassi


Sunday Service and Scripture Readings !





Join us this Sunday February 26th, 2017

Scripture: Luke 9:28-36
Sermon: "Hard to Get"

This is a GREAT Sunday to which to invite friends, family, and neighbors!!

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.
Potluck this Wednesday (2/22/17) @ 6:00PM
Ash Wednesday Service Next Wednesday (3/1/17) @ 6:00PM



Hey y'all! If you missed worship yesterday, you missed an amazing day!!!
Our kids rocked the house, leading us in worship all morning long.
I am grateful to them, and to their parents and grandparents,
for being there and letting their light shine!! ....Pastor Mary Beth

Lenten Lunch Schedule
Join the community Wednesdays for the Lenten lunch at 11:30AM. !
Please Note a change in speaker assignments
March 8: Carla Werre at St. Malachy's
March 15: Phil Davis or Mary Beth Mardis-LeCroy at Hopkins Grove
March 22: Craig Ferguson at St. Paul's
March 29: Jim Bruch at Evangelical Free
April 5: Wendy Musgrave at Garden Prairie
April 14 - Good Friday Passion - Walk starting at St. Malachy's, ending at St. John's

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 Jack T family for the lose of Mary B, Marilyn Fors Roby, Irene W, Roxy & Cip G family,, Jerry & Deb W & Family, Gene M, Marijean S, Norma Sass, (Barb M's mother), Denny D & Family, Amanda S, Ruth H, Larry & Jan S & their daughter Julie, 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.

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

2016 Committee Meeting Schedule
Christian Education - 1st Sunday of the Month (after worship)
Board Meeting - 2nd Sunday of the Month (after worship)
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)
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)

Evening Circle
-2nd Thursday No meetings till Spring
Pastor's Forum - Adult Ed. - Wednesday @ 6:00PM
Choir - Wednesday @ 7:00PM (if you're interested in joining choir call Jerry @ 795-2053)
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 - Volunteer's
2nd Sunday - Evening Circle
3rd Sunday - Worship
4th Sunday - Adult Sunday School
5th Sunday - Pastor Parish Relations


2017 Board & Committees

2017 Scripture Readers List

2017 Usher List & 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 - 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

February 26 - Seminary Sunday. You are welcome to support our 3 UCC seminaries with your donations to CUE. Just send to Conference office at 5609 Douglas Ave, Des Moines 50310. Donation options - find the one that is easiest for you - either electronic church or electronic individual or paper formats.
February 26 - 10am Installation service for David Grandon, Community Congregational UCC, 205 E Howard St, Manchester 52057. More details on web calendar.
March 4-5 - God, Christ and Religious Action... 33rd Annual Theologian-in-Residence Program United Church of Christ, 217 Sixth St., Ames, IA 50010 Cost: offered free; donation of $30 is suggested to off-set costs. Register: for event and $11 lunch on March 4, contact Ames UCC at 515.232.9323. Deadline: February 27
March 12 - Daylight Saving Time begins.
March 23 - Pre-retirement seminar at Plymouth UCC, 4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines 50312. More details above and on web calendar.
March 26 - Special Offering - One Great Hour of Sharing.
March 30 - 8:30am registration and 9am-3:30pm program Location: St John's UCC, 320 9th Ave, Clarence 52216 Fee: $30/person for members in good standing of Eastern Iowa Association. All others = $50.
March 31 - W.I.S.E. by UCC for Mental Health at First Congregational UCC, Omaha. Mark calendars and more plans soon!
April 14 - office closed in observance of Good Friday.
April 16 - Easter Sunday.
April 27 - noon-4:15pm = Spiritual Services Dept at University of Iowa is hosting a CE opportunity for area clergy entitled "Death with Dignity: Empowering Choices". More info on web calendar.
April 29 - Central Association Spring Meeting. More details coming.
May 7 - Southeastern Association Spring Meeting. Details coming on web calendar.
July 9-12 - UCCMA Boston hosted by United Church of Christ Musicians Association. More details on web calendar

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 26 - One Great Hour of Sharing (4th Sunday of Lent)
2) June 4 - Strengthen the Church (Pentecost Sunday)
3) Oct 1 - Neighbors in Need (1st Sunday of October - World Communion)
4) Dec 17 - Christmas Fund (St Paul's tradionally 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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