Worship Services are virtual until further notice.

Sunday School is every 1st and 3rd Sundays at 10:30 via zoom.   


Video Worship
Recorded Sunday Worship is available on Saturday afternoons.

February 21 2021 First Sunday in Lent
Bulletin & Readings

February 17 2021 Ash Wednesday
          Bulletin & Readings

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WEDNESDAY, February 24th, 7:00pm
Lent Bible Study (Zoom) Mark 14:3-6, 8
A Woman anoints Jesus at house of Simon the Leper & the disciples react.

WEDNESDAY, March 3rd, 7:00pm
Lent Bible Study (Zoom) Mark 14:10-11
Judas goes to betray Jesus.

WEDNESDAY, March 10th, 7:00pm
Lent Bible Study (Zoom) Mark 14:13-15 and 14:22-24
Jesus seems to know where they will find Room for Passover,
Last Supper & Communion.

WEDNESDAY, March 17th, 7:00pm
in Lent Bible Study (Zoom) Mark 14:32, 44-46
In Gethsemane they laid hands on Him.

WEDNESDAY, March 24th, 7:00pm
Lent Bible Study (Lent) Mar 24 Mark 14:55-56, 61-64
High priests ask… “Why do we still need witnesses?”

SUNDAY, March28th
Palm Sunday

April 1st Maundy Thursday Virtual Service
Last Supper & Gethsemane – John’s account

April 2nd Good Friday
Mark15:1-2, 6, 8, At the Praetorian Pilate asks, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus replies, “You say so.”

SUNDAY, April 4th
Easter Sunday

We have implemented an online giving program called Tithe.ly

Click the donate button and it will take you directly to St. Paul’s donation site.  If you would rather send your offering by mail, that’s perfectly fine too.  (15773 Dover Road,  Upperco, MD 21155)

For pastoral care: Pr. Carl Myers, carl.myers@gmail.com

For general emergencies: Council President,president@stpaulsupperco.org

Church History

Our congregation is an old one, steeped in interesting history and service to our Lord. Our earliest record is “Holy Communion was received on Lord’s Day, November 20, 1794”.

We are believed to be the oldest existing Lutheran congregation in Baltimore County. The earliest church building was made of logs, followed by one of stone in 1838. The present brick structure was built in 1882 on a foundation of stone from the old church. The cupola from the old church surmounted the building. This cupola was taken down in 1999, refurbished and reinforced to hold the 1882 bell. At this time, the Cross of Christ replaced the former weather vane that was on top of the cupola.

St. Paul’s has been blessed to survive two near catastrophes. A damaging fire in January 1912 closed the Church and caused services to be held in the Grange Hall, Arcadia until April 1913. In October 1995, the main ceiling beam broke and endangered the stability of the building. Regular worship services were held in Arcadia Fire Hall and special services were held at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

St. Paul’s doors reopened for worship in August 1996, and we rejoiced and gave thanks to God at the rededication of the church building on October 20, 1996.

St. Paul’s history has been both independent (1897 – 1918) and affiliated with other congregations, most recently with St. Mark’s, Hampstead and Christ Church, Trenton as the Upperco Lutheran Parish. St. Paul’s has been independent since 1982.

There have been thirty-five pastors; our last full-time pastor, The Reverend Melvina Stricklin, the first woman to be called, served October 8, 1995 to August 30, 2015.  Interim pastor, The Reverend R. Carl Myers, has been guiding our worship and studies during our search for a new full-time pastor.

Our Church, now 224, is alive and growing. There is a thriving Sunday School, a lively Youth Group, many dedicated groups including Shepherds, Service and Fellowship, Outreach, Spirituality, A Church-wide Prayer Circle, Bible Study for all, and more! The welcome mat is out for you to join us whenever you can.

Although our history is precious to us, our focus is on Jesus Christ in our present and future.

“Let your light so shine before me, that they may see your works and glorify your father which is in heaven.”

Words from Jesus from St. Matthew 5:16