Church News
For the Week of March 25th

Sunday, March 25:  Palm Sunday, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Family Bible Study Class, 10:00 a.m. Worship with Communion                                
Monday, March 26:  9:00 a.m. Food Taken to the Food Shelves
Tuesday, March 27:  2:00 p.m. Mission Society Meeting - Lorraine Neubarth, 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice

Wednesday, March 28:  9:00 a.m. Counting Committee Meeting, 2:00 p.m. Elvera Truenow's Funeral - Visitation 2 Hours Prior

Thursday, March 29:  10:00 a.m. Bulletin Information Due, 11:00 a.m.  & 3:00 p.m. Our Service on Cable TV–CH 8, 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday
Friday, March 30:  7:00 p.m. Good Friday Communion Service

Sunday, April 1:  6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast, 9:00 a.m. Easter Communion Service 

Mission Prayer Hymnal project – Lord of hosts, we thank you for the gift of music through which many of the inspiring truths of your Word are so regularly placed upon lips. We ask that you bless the work of those who are currently working on the new hymnal project. Lord, may their work bring glory to you, and may the new hymnal serve to edify your church in the years and decades to come. Amen.

IN MEMORYThe palms for Palm Sunday are being donated by Thea Fallen to the Glory of God and in memory of her late husband, Rev. Fred S. Fallen.
Easter LiliesSUNDAY, MARCH 25,  IS THE LAST CHANCE TO ORDER.  Mission Society will be purchasing Easter lilies for church at a cost of $17 each.  If you would like to purchase a plant in honor of or in memory of a loved one please sign the sheet in the narthex and place your payment in the envelope.  Checks should be made payable to St. Paul’s Mission Society.  All plants should be taken home after the 9:00 service on Easter morning if possible please.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASS will NOT be meeting due to Holy Week this week.  We will pick it up again the following week, April 4.
Grain OfferingsThere will be a quick meeting after church on April 8th to discuss grain offerings and a new process due to the new tax laws of 2018.  Anybody that this might affect is encouraged to attend.
Easter BreakfastOnce again, we will be serving an Easter Breakfast in between the two worship services on Easter Sunday morning.  Everyone is invited to join us! 
CHOIR will rehearse this week on Tuesday evening, March 27, at 7:00pm.
APRIL NEWSLETTER information is due this Friday, March 30. Please send any information you want included to or to  Thank you!
Volunteers needed for Easter BreakfastWe're looking for a few more volunteers to help with the Easter Breakfast in between the services on Easter Sunday morning.  We rely on some help from members of the congregation to serve the meal that morning.  Please consider giving just a few minutes of your time that day to help out.  Most of the work shifts are short (only about 45 minutes), and the jobs are easy (serving the eggs or sausage, refilling coffee and water pitchers, or clearing and re-setting tables).  A sign-up sheet is posted in the narthex.  Thanks for your help!
School open house - Attention all families with children going into grades preschool 3year-old PreK to 8th grade. You are invited to St. Paul's Lutheran School open house.  It will be held April 5th from 6:00-7:30.  That night will have a complimentary family dinner, games and activities for the children, and time for parents to meet the faculty.  This is a great opportunity for to experience what makes St. Paul’s a special school.  Please RSVP by March 29th to or Phone 964-2397.  If you can’t make the open house, schedule a visit anytime.
Estate Planning SundayWhen our life ends, we Christians have a promise from God:  heaven is our home.  We have the blessing of eternal life through trust in Jesus as our Savior.  Even though our eternity is not in question, there can be plenty of questions for those we leave behind:  What’s the best way to take care of my family when I’m gone?  Who will make medical decisions for me if I can’t?  How will we manage my farm or business?  Will there be taxes due, and how can I keep them to a minimum? How can I remember God’s kingdom and still take care of my family’s needs?  Pastor Curt Seefeldt will be here Sunday, April 8, at 9:00 a.m.  He’s an estate planning specialist for The Lutheran Home Association.  He will be offering free consultation services to St. Paul’s members to review wills and estate documents.  Plan on attending his presentation during our Bible study time and consider setting an appointment with him during the week following.
“Soap Sundays” –  St. Paul’s provided 170# of personal care items for the people facing homelessness in Sibley County.

SW MN Area Lutheran Chorale - The concert theme this year is Beautiful Savior. Concerts are free and all are invited. A freewill offering will be gathered to go towards a new tent for worship (estimated cost $2,000) for Living Stone Mission in Zambia, Africa.
They will appear at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Arlington on April 8th and at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Willmar on April 15th. Concerts begin at 3pm.
SHOP March 12 – 31 - Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible purchase from March 12 - 31. This is a great opportunity to increase St Paul Lutheran Church's AmazonSmile donations.
The Martin Luther College Wind Symphony - presents "An Affirmation of Life," its pre-tour concert season finale, on Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 pm in the Wittenberg Collegiate Center Auditorium. The program includes several works dealing with life transitions and death, such as "Rest" by Ticheli, "Funeral March in Memory of Rikard Nordraak" by Grieg, "On This Bright Morning" by Maslanka, and "Suite Francaise" by Milhaud. Join us!

Combat Veteran 2018 Spiritual Retreat - will be held May 4-6, 2018, at Camp Phillip, Wautoma, Wis. This retreat is intended for and open to WELS/ELS veterans since 1991, men and women who have post-traumatic stress related to their service. This retreat is only for veterans. No spouses or family for this retreat.
MARCH Food Share Drive Coming to an End:  The items will be delivered to the food shelves Monday, March 26.  Please have all items here by 9 a.m.    
If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?  Dear children, let us not love with words or
tongue but with actions and in truth. 
1 John 3:17-18
February 2018 2017
Sibley County 65# $0 65# $40.00
Martin Luther College 26# $45.00 34# $45.00
 “Time of Grace” If you are not able to come to church, you can watch “Time of Grace” Ministry with Pastor Mark Jeske at St. Marcus Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  “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.