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Written Sermon for July 12

Video Service for July 12 will be posted later today.


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The Lutheran Chapel Service (WELS) on KNUJ, 860 AM Radio, 7:45 am Sunday morning.
“Time of Grace” Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. on KARE (NBC 11).

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Church News for the Week of July 12, 2020

Sunday, July 12 :   9:00 a.m. Public Worship Service, 10:15 a.m. Bible Study in the Church Basement and Online
                                         using Zoom,
                                               ONLINE SERVICES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE EVERY WEEK
Monday, July 13:  7:00 p.m. Public Worship Service, 7:00 p.m. Council Meeting

Tuesday, July 14:  9:00 a.m. Counting Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 15:  2:00 p.m. Bible Study

Thursday, July 16:  10:00 a.m. Bulletin Information Due, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Our Service on Cable TV - Channel 8
Sunday, July 19:  9:00 a.m. Public Worship Service, 10:15 a.m. Bible Study in the Church Basement and Online
                                         using Zoom,
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 encouraged but not 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.  Congregation will not be singing.  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.
Communionwill only be on the 4th Sunday of the month and the Monday after the 4th Sunday of the month for the time being.

Mission Prayer -Taste and See – Heavenly Father, King David encouraged us to “Taste and see that the LORD is good” (Psalm 34:8). Truly, you are good, Lord. We thank you for blessing the online “Taste and See” conference conducted by Home and World Missions and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society. We thank you for the technology that allows us to grow in our knowledge of the synod’s mission work since we can’t meet in person at the present time. We pray that you would bless our mission work throughout the world, granting faithfulness to our missionaries and success to the gospel message. Open the hearts of many people to hear and believe your saving truth, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Invitation to Installation of Pastor Micah Plocher - The members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Nicollet, MN invites you to celebrate with us the installation of Pastor Micah Plocher this Sunday, July 12th at 4:00  pm.  Because of CDC guidelines, please bring a mask for the indoor space. Cake will be served as you leave the building after the service and Social Distancing may be enjoyed on the church grounds after the service.
Council MeetingThe church council will be social distancing in the auditorium tomorrow evening at 7:00 pm.
ConfirmationConfirmation will be held on Saturday, July 25, at 10:00 am for confirmands’ families and relatives only, unless something changes.  We should be able to livestream by that time.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE CLASS will be meeting this Wednesday, July 8, at 2:00pm in the church auditorium. We practice social distancing and are encouraged to wear masks.  Our topic is centered on 2 Peter.  It answers the question as to how we grow spiritually. Join us as we answer that question.  Everyone is invited to join us. 
2020-2021 School RegistrationContact school if you are interested for registering for next year.  We are beginning to check our list and call families as we host single family visits to school for next year’s students.  If you are interested to RSVP to school with your family information.  With time on your hands do not be afraid to contact us for question regarding school for your family.
Giving Made EasyDid you know we offer electronic giving? You can contribute anywhere, anytime right from your computer, smartphone or tablet.
∙ Give online at
∙ Download our free mobile app by searching for “GivePlus” in the App Store or Google Play. To learn more about our eGiving options, visit our church website or contact the church office.
The 2020 Men of His Word Conference in Rochester MN has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 23, 2021. Circumstances driven by the Covid-19 pandemic required the MOHW team to decide on how best to ensure the health and safety of all event participants, presenters and staff. There are divided human opinions on the wisdom of opening to large groups before a medical solution can be put in place. It was in Christian love and with much prayer that the MOHW team made the decision to defer the conference to the new, later date.
Employment OpportunityHigh Island Creek Residence is currently hiring.  Phone 507-964-5984.
MVL Summer Camps CanceledDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have unfortunately decided to cancel our remaining summer volleyball, football, baseball, and both basketball camps. Refunds will be sent out in the next few weeks. We will come back stronger next year.
MVLHS Director of Mission Advancement Position Open - Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School seeks a WELS or ELS male to serve as Director of Mission Advancement.  Interested individuals should contact MVL Principal, Dr. Tim Plath, for more information at 507-354-6851 or
Open Positions at MVL -– Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School is looking to fill two positions: 1. A part-time custodian(s) to work 25 hours per week. For more information contact Ken Opitz at MVL at 507-354-6851 or 2. A part-time food service worker for approximately three hours each school day. Tasks include food preparation and service, washing dishes and clean up. Individuals interested in this position should contact Elizabeth Fluegge at MVL at 507-354-6851, 507-993-5195, or
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.
“…Lord, when did we see you hungry …” Matthew 25:37
June 2020 2019
Sibley County 29# $40.00 71# $20.00
Martin Luther College 63# $60.00 36# $20.00

“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