Church News

For the Week of July 21


Sunday, July 21:    9:00 a.m. Worship, Devotion Book Door Offering, 10:00 a.m. Fellowship-Married Couples Club Serving, 10:15 a.m. Bible Study

Monday, July 22:  10:00 a.m. Calendar Information Due,  7:00 p.m. Worship

Tuesday, July 23:  9:00 a.m. Counting Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 24:  2:00 p.m. Bible Study

Thursday, July 25:  10:00 a.m. Bulletin Information Due,  10:30 a.m. Bible Study at Highland Commons,
                                                                                                                                                                               11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Our Service on Cable TV - Channel 8
 Sunday, July 28:   9:00 a.m. Worship with Communion, 10:15 a.m. Bible Study - the book of James
Bring the Kids! Our congregation enjoys the “worshipping family”. Children who act up are not viewed as a bother to worship.  We’re glad they’re here! However, if you feel the need, a “comfort room” for parents with small children is available complete with speakers and a window looking into the worship area.  Please find this room to your right when entering the narthex from the sanctuary or ask an usher for assistance.  You will also find children’s church bags, a diaper changing station, a restroom, and age appropriate books there.

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.
Mission Prayer:  Indonesia – Lord of the Church, we thank you for all who share the gospel across cultures. We especially thank you for our brothers and sisters in the church of Gereja Lutheran Indonesia. We ask you to bless their outreach efforts and give success to the new publications they are developing to reach many ethnic groups in their country. Guide the leaders of Indonesia so that Gereja Lutheran may continue to freely worship and spread the good news of Jesus. We ask this trusting in your promise through Jesus, our Savior. Amen.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASSmeets this week Wednesday, July 24, at 2:00pm in the church basement.   Our series is on “Creation”.  This course is designed to take us on a tour of God’s creation. This week we center on marriage and the animals.  Join us as we “tour” God’s creation.  Everyone is welcome!
THANK YOU Thank you to all those who helped clean out and put back tables, chairs, and other items for the church auditorium and Sunday school room floors to be waxed.  Your help is greatly appreciated. 
Porky’s at the County Fair Sign up sheets to work at Porky’s during the County Fair (July 31 – August 4) are located in the narthex.  Please consider signing up for a shift or two.  Get a group of family or friends together to work a shift.  Thrivent shirts are also available in the narthex for those who work at Porky’s; please take one to wear when you work.  All proceeds from this annual fund raiser will be going towards debt reduction.  If you have any questions, please contact Mary or Roger Fisher.  507-964-5781 We will also need volunteers to help clean before the fair, on Monday evening, July 29 at 6:30.
THANK YOU A huge “thank you” to Jim and Paul Soeffker for all the volunteer work they have done on the Porky’s building at the fairgrounds. They installed the new windows a couple years ago and just recently completed putting on the new steel on the outer walls of the building.
AUGUST NEWSLETTERinformation is due this Friday, July 26.  If you have any info you would like included in the August Newsletter, please send it to or to or call the church office.  Thank You!!
CRAFTERS If anyone is interested in old sheet (choir) music for any possible craft projects or for any use you might have, contact Don Koch at 507-964-5452 or email him at or call him at church 507-964-2731.
AREA CHOIR for WELS SYNOD CONVENTION 2019 The 65th biennial synod convention under the theme “For the Generations to Come” will be held on the campus of Martin Luther College July 29-August 1, 2019. Volunteer singers from area congregations are invited to participate in a special choir that will lead opening worship at the convention on Monday, July 29, 2019, 6:30 pm, in the MLC Chapel of the Christ. Children in grade 6 through adult are welcome to participate. Rehearsals will be held in the Chapel of the Christ on Sunday, July 28 at 7:00 pm and Monday, July 29 at 4:30 pm. Dinner will be provided to all choir members after rehearsal on Monday, July 29 in the MLC cafeteria. If you would like to participate or for more information, please contact Adrian Smith at or 248-505-3410.
Mankato area Lutheran Singles Meet-up there will be another get-together for Mankato area WELS/ELS Singles 21+ on July 27th at 2 p.m. at Red Jacket Park. We will meet for some hiking and then go out to the Mankato Pizza Ranch afterwards (buy your own meal). We have reserved space at the Mankato Pizza Ranch at 5 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lexie at (RSVPs helpful, but not required).  Hope to see you there!
Semi-annual Meetingwill be Sunday, August 18, after worship.  Fellowship will be served by the Family Bible Class that day.
InvitationThe Ladies Guild of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Nicollet, MN is having its annual Ice Cream/Pie Social on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 4:30-7:00 pm. We serve ice cream, pie, egg salad sandwiches, BBQ‘s, ham sandwiches, beans, chips, root beer floats, pop and coffee.  It is a free will offering. We are located on Main and 6th Street.  We hope to see you there.
Food ShelvesThe food shelves need restocking all year long.  Sibley County FoodShare can accept your excess garden produce as well.  You may drop them off 2-6pm on Mondays, 3-7pm on Wednesdays, or 9-11am on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.  All other donations to Martin Luther College and Sibley County FoodShare may be placed in the cart in the narthex.  The next delivery to them will be Monday, July 29. 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Col 3:17
June 2019 2018
Sibley County 71# $20.00 49# $20.00
Martin Luther College 36# $20.00 14# $45.00
 “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 6:30 a.m. on KMSP Fox Channel 9 on Sunday mornings.  You can also go to their website and access it at any time you want to at

The Lutheran Home Association Summer Events Join us for our “Music on the Lawn” series this summer! Enjoy free music performances that will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. each Thursday evening at 611 West Main Street in Belle Plaine. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

 The schedule is as follows:                               
July 18: Briz and Lady                            August 1: The Home Fires             
July 25: Trainwreck Duet                    August 8: The Tuxedo Band Trio
                                                                             August 15: Briz and Lady  
                                                                             August 22: Doo Da Day
                                                                             August 29: Trainwreck Duet

The event is weather-permitting. Cancellations/reschedules will be posted on the TLHA BP Campus Facebook page.