Welcome to

St Paul’s United Methodist Church

Socorro, New Mexico


Covid Update

Because the state has temporarily reinstated the wearing of masks indoors we will be requiring all who enter St Paul’s to wear masks during their attendance at St Paul’s events.

St Paul’s Reopening Task Force met on August 26th and decided to keep all current Covid restrictions in place.  The Taskforce will continue to monitor Covid activity in the area and make appropriate changes to our policies as those changes dictate.

Thank you for helping us keep our church safe for all who enter.


    St Paul’s United Methodist Church
1000 Goad Street
Socorro, New Mexico

Sunday, October 10, 2021
20th Sunday after Pentecost

Changing Lives One at a Time


Prelude                                 Ave Maria                Lynn Brandvold


*Call to Worship

One:  What can we do to have life?

Many:  We can seek God, who gives us live in every moment.

One:  What can we do to serve justice in our world?

Many:  We can set aside that which keeps us from following Jesus – wealth, pride, power, whatever.

One:  What can we do to share the good news with others?

Many:  We can open ourselves to the Spirit, so people can see God at work in us.


*Hymn                       O God, Our Help in Ages Past                 UMH #117

Methodist Minute            charge and church conferences

Prayer for Illumination

Almighty God, in you are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Open our eyes that we may see the wonders of your Word; and give us grace that we may clearly understand and freely choose the way of your wisdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.                                                                                   

Reading                    Psalm 22:1-15                                           Gloria Tacker


Prayers of the People                           Sharing our joys and concerns                                                            

Responsive Prayer                                            Lord, hear our prayer.


The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.


*Confession, Assurance and Pardon                                        UMH pg. 12            

Offering         Please place your gifts in the basket upon leaving the sanctuary

Hymn                        The Servant Song                                       TFWS #2222


Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.


*Gospel Reading            Mark 10:17-31                          Gloria Tacker

Sermon                                                                                    Pastor Cazandra

*Affirmation of Faith                                                                       UMH #885

*Hymn                                  Are Ye Able                                         UMH #530


One:  Let us go with God into the world.

Many:  We will share all the wonders God has given us.

One:  Let us go with Jesus to care for others.

Many:  We will build justice for all who need it.

One:  Let us go with the Spirit to search for good.

Many:  We will speak truth to a world which needs it.

Postlude                    God Will Take Care of You           Lynn Brandvold

Please wait for the ushers to dismiss each row after worship.
Let us enjoy fellowship after worship outside of the sanctuary.

* Please stand as you are able

Do you have a prayer concern to share? An update on a concern? Fill out a card and drop it in the offering plate. You may also visit our website to share your concern and sign up to receive updates.

We are the Shampoo Church! Stop by the Dollar Store and pick up shampoo to donate to the Socorro Storehouse. This will be an ongoing ministry to help with their needs.

Weekly Events

  • Sunday         Community Band Rehearsal 4:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday       Prayer Shawl Ministry 5-6 pm.
  • Thursday      Women’s Bible Study via Zoom 6-7:30pm
  • Saturday      Jam Session 4-5 pm

For Zoom Bible Study information, email stpaulsocorro@gmail.com

Postcards in Pews – Are you missing seeing a familiar face in worship? Is a member of our church family on your mind? Take a postcard from the back of the pew, fill out your sentiment and put the person’s name on the opposite side. Place it in the offering plate and Pastor Cazandra will put their address and stamp on it for you!

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Are you visiting? Thank you for joining us today. Please complete a visitor card, available from the ushers.

Next week’s service attendants:
Scripture reader: Pat Fiero
Ushers: Kenny Hoke

Pastor: Rev. Cazandra Campos-MacDonald
Reader/Liturgist: Gloria Tacker
Musicians: Lynn Brandvold
Video/Sound: Steve Hunyady, Caeleb MacDonald

Office Hours: Thursdays 10 – 3 pm
Church office:  575-322-0528
Office email: stpaulsocorro@gmail.com
Cazandra’s email: pastor@spumc-socorro.org




Contact Us:

1000 Goad Street

Socorro, NM 87801



Meet Our Pastor

Cazandra Campos-MacDonald

Online Giving

Help us help our community by giving online

We have activated our online giving system and we hope that you will use the button below to access the Online Giving page.  Because we are obligated to provide a record of your donations you will need to register for this online service and set the parameters for your account.  We are hoping that you will take advantage of this service especially while we are practicing “social distancing”.  You can choose from credit and debit cards, ACH direct withdrawal and text messaging.  All of these services require a small fee.  Please help us get as much of your donation to St Paul’s as possible by using the ACH method if you can (it has the lowest fees) and/or agreeing to pay the extra fee involved.  This will mean so very much to our mission programs.  If you need help please contact us at: Online Giving Help