From the Call Committee

One of the aspects of calling a new pastor is to have a Ministry Site Profile completed.  The MSP encompasses the mission of the church which assists the Synod in providing candidates congregational input vital to this process. On Sunday, January 14, the Call Committee is asking the congregation to come to one of two meetings to assist in completing the MSP.  Please join us prior to the service between 8:30-9:30 or immediately after the 10AM service so we can start gathering information as we move forward in search of our next pastor.

Lori Davis, Call Committee Communications Liaison

Newark Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

The interfaith community will come together on Tuesday, November 21 to celebrate Thanksgiving at 7:30 PM at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, located at 82 Possum Park Road in Newark. The service will benefit and raise awareness for those facing housing instability in our area. A community choir will gather at 6:30 PM to rehearse anthems to be sung in this service.

This year’s theme: “Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid.” – Micah 4:4

Coffee and Conversation

If you attend St. Paul’s, you are invited to participate in our first interactive opportunity to chat with fellow members about what’s good and what could use improvement in our church’s worship, fellowship, and service opportunities. Hosted by the Membership Ministry, as challenged by our Five Year Plan, we want to give you the opportunity to offer suggestions and solutions to help us make our church the best that it can be. Join us on Sunday, November 12, from 9:00  –  9:50 AM. Questions – please contact Linda Grund at

Join Us!

We are delighted that so many visitors have been worshipping with us recently.  

If you are ready to take the next step and become a member of St. Paul’s, you are invited to join us for one AMAZING GRACE discussion where together we will cover these topics:  What is a Lutheran? St. Paul’s Story and Mission. Service, Community and You.

This discussion will take place just after our 10AM service on Sunday, October 15, and will last about 90 minutes. We will provide light refreshments for your enjoyment.        

 Then, on Sunday, October 22, you will be received by the rite of affirmation of baptism and be welcomed as new members during the Sunday worship service that day at 10AM. Please try to join us for coffee fellowship prior to worship.

Please rsvp your intention to join us no later than Sunday, October 8, by emailing coordinator Linda Grund at  If this timing does not work for your schedule, we will be offering another opportunity in the spring. Meanwhile, we look forward to seeing you at church!

Welcome to Our Interim Pastor

The Reverend Barbara Melosh is a second-career pastor, ordained in 2005 after a
teaching career (English and history) spent mostly at George Mason University.
Her first call was to a small church in Baltimore city, a story told in her 2018
book “Loving and Leaving a Church: A Pastor’s Journey.”

Since her retirement in 2014, she has served as interim pastor in several Delware churches–Grace Lutheran Church in
Hockessin, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Wilmington, Hope Lutheran Church in New Castle. Now begins her ministry here at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Newark as of Sunday, July 9,2023. We welcome Pastor Melosh with open arms as she bridges the gap between pastors and helps prepare us to call a new minister of word and sacrament.

Christmas Worship Opportunities

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