At St. Paul UMC we value prayer. Prayer is a joyful privilege and we would be delighted to pray for you. We offer prayer on Sunday morning as well as through the week. May God be graceful. From the Bible and in the Epistle of James it is written (from the Message version):
“Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet. And if you’ve sinned, you’ll be forgiven—healed inside and out. Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t—not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again.”
We pray God’s presence with you.
Pastor Bill Lentz
Pastor Bill was born in Philadelphia and raised in East Coventry Township in Chester County and Basking Ridge, NJ. He was graduated from Albright College in 1982 and the Divinity School at Duke University in 1986, both with honors. He was ordained a deacon in 1986 and an elder in 1988. He has served churches in Washington Boro and Highville, West Chester, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Lafayette Hill, Hatboro, and an intentional interim ministry in Lansdale, PA. Bill’s skills in ministry are preaching, worship leadership, teaching, and leading churches to the fulfillment of their mission to serve Jesus Christ in the world. Bill has served on various district, conference, and jurisdictional committees and commissions. Occasionally, he teaches United Methodist students at several of the area’s seminaries. He is currently an adjunct instructor in Northampton Community College’s LifeLearn program. In 2014, Bill partnered with a long-time friend in creating an extension ministry for himself in the business community by coaching with a spiritual and leadership skills twist. While Bill serves half-time at St. Paul, he’ll be expanding his ministry in the business community. It’s not often that business leaders today spend time with clergy. Of all God’s blessings in his life, it’s his marriage with Kathy and their life with their son and two daughters and their spouses, and their four grandsons that give him his deepest contentment and joy! Pastor Bill and Kathy are grateful to serve Christ with the people of St. Paul UMC.