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Church News for the week of May 9, 2021


Saturday, May 8:  4:30 p.m. Worship

Sunday, May 9:  8:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. Worship  - Live Streamed - Board of Finance Meeting
Monday, May 10:  7:00 p.m. Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 11:  9:00 a.m. Counting Committee

Wednesday, May 12:  2:00 p.m. Bible Study

Thursday, May 13:  10:00 a.m. Bulletin Information Due, 7:00 p.m. ASCENSION SERVICE, 8:00 p.m. 150th Anniversary Com. Mtg.
Saturday, May 15:  4:30 p.m. Worship

Sunday, May 16:  8:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. Worship - Live Streamed


We, the members of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran congregation are here to share the truth of God's Word.  We use the message of Christ to nurture one another that we might be equipped to spread the message of Christ to all people.      

Worshipping Pandemic StylePlease be aware of precautionary measures that are needed.  Use the hand sanitizer as soon as you enter the building and again as you exit the building. Face masks are required. Six foot distancing - not all pews will be used.  You may sit in groups of immediate family members that live in the same household but maintain six foot distancing from others.  Do not leave bulletins or other papers in the narthex; take them home with you. Try not to gather in the narthex but do use the parking lot to converse with each other at a safe distance.
Communion –  Communion services will be Saturday, May 22, 4:30 p.m., and Sunday May 23, 10:00 a.m..

Mission Prayer - Carbon Valley, Firestone, Colo. – Dear Jesus, as you continue to grow your church of believers here on earth, we thank you for the blessings you’ve bestowed on the saints at Carbon Valley Lutheran Church in Firestone, Colo.  Be with them as they strive to complete their first facility by this July despite higher construction costs due to the pandemic. Bless them with increased visibility and evangelism opportunities in their community as they relaunch their worship and fellowship endeavors. May all their efforts be centered around your gracious promises and comforting assurance that you are with them always. Amen.

Saint Paul’s Lutheran SchoolWe have begun accepting new registrations for this fall for school.  PreK families contact Mrs. Petzel for school tours. Those getting ready for kindergarten, we want to see you here at St. Paul’s through all of your grade school years!  Setup a tour with Mrs. Petzel.  Phone school 507-964-2397 or Mrs. Petzel 507-720-1136.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE CLASSwill be meeting this Wednesday, May 12, at 2:00pm in the church basement.  This week we look at that thorny issue of giving to the church.  Paul did not shy away from it.  He points out some of the reasons why.  We invite all to join us. We social distance and mask.

150th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE meets this Thursday, May 13, at 8:00pm following the Ascension service in the church basement.

SUMMER SCHEDULE & BACALAUREATE SUNDAY Baccalaureate Sunday will be June 6th with the service being at 9:00 am as the summer schedule begins that day as well.  Graduates please remember 9:00 am.
School Summer Project Our first summer project will be landscaping the front of school by removing shrubs and rocks.  We will re-edge, plant new bushes, and add more dirt and rock.  If you can help with this in June, contact school to be on our project list.
Martin Luther College is now accepting applications for the following positions:
  • Full-time Junior Programmer
  • Full-time Maintenance Supervisor
  • Full-time ECLC Assistant Teachers (Not interested in full-time? Apply anyway! We have three openings to fulfill and are willing to consider other work arrangements, flexible scheduling, etc. to fulfill the mission.)
  • Regular Part-time Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian
  • Part-time ECLC Substitute Teachers
The comprehensive descriptions for these positions can be found at Interested individuals should apply online. Applications will be accepted through 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Additional information and details can be obtained by contacting the Martin Luther College Human Resources Office at 507-354-8221.
Do you know someone looking for summer employment? MLC is seeking applicants, please share the news  Summer 2021 campus employment opportunities have been posted on the MLC website at Interested individuals may apply directly to the supervisor(s) listed in the respective position(s). Applicants may apply for one or multiple positions. Applications can be printed or downloaded from the website, and are linked in each posting. Please contact Human Resources at if you have any questions.
MVL Classic on July 12 The 2021 MVL Classic is coming July 12 at the New Ulm Country Club. This annual outing supports our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for a Christ-centered education at MVL. Each year - through sponsorships, golf fees, and outright donations - thousands of dollars are raised for MVL families in the coming school year. Sponsorship opportunities are currently open for both businesses and individuals; contact Kristin Matzke at for more information. Let's tap-in for tuition assistance!
MVL Routes with Palmer Bus Service Palmer Bus Service provides safe and reliable transportation for students. We are now hiring school bus drivers for MVL routes. Full-time and part-time positions available with paid training! Contact Site Manager Ray Vulcan at to learn more.
Cancer Car Cruise & Online AuctionThe silent auction for the 2021 Cancer Cruise has started!  It will run for 3 weeks (ending May 21 at midnight). Items can start to be picked up after 9 AM on Saturday, May 22. The main event, the actual Cancer Cruise, will take place on Saturday, June 5. Cars can start lining up at noon, and will leave for an approximate 60-mile cruise throughout Sibley County.
Becky, and her entire family, would like to thank you for all of the support you've shown to them! Happy bidding!
MaifestSt. Peter Lutheran Church, Watertown, MN, will be having Maifest May 23, 11am – 3pm (necessary changes in place due to covid).  The event includes German Food, Live entertainment by The Dale Grove Band, Online Silent Auction May 16 to 9pm May 23, and The Maifest Market.  Poster with details can be found on the bulletin board in the narthex.
 Food Shelves There is an increased need for food donations at the food shelves due to the COVID 19 pandemic.  Please support the food shelves by placing your donations in the cart in the narthex.
He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and He will reward him for what he has done.  Proverbs 19:17
April 2021 2020
Sibley County 69# $10 66# $20
Martin Luther College # $ 0# $0
 “Time of Grace” If you are not able to come to church, you can watch “Time of Grace” Ministry with lead speaker Pastor Mike Novotny.  “Time of Grace” is on at 10:30 a.m. on KARE11 on Sunday mornings.  You can also go to their website and access it at any time you want to at