Church News

For the Week of August 5th


Sunday, August 12:  9:00 a.m. Worship, 10;15 a.m. Bible Study

Monday, August 13:  1:30 p.m. Senior Ministry, 7:00 p.m. Worship, 7:45 p.m. Council Meeting

Tuesday, August 14:  9:00 a.m. Counting Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Outreach Committee Meeting

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

Thursday, August 16:  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
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Sunday, August 19:  9:00 a.m. Worship, Fellowship-Sunday Morning Bible Study Class Serving, 10:15 Semi-annual Voters' Meeting

Mission Prayer:   Home Missions – Dear Jesus, we praise you for your selfless sacrifice on the cross, which has made us your very own people. It’s gratitude for your love that has led to the many prayers and generous gifts offered by the people of our churches. Thank you for enabling us to support 14 new ministries across our country. Under your hand of blessing, allow many new souls to benefit from the only message under heaven that can save them, which will be shared through each of these ministries. Lord Jesus, we pray this in your name. Amen.

THANK YOUThank you to all those who helped in any way with Porky’s this year, whether you cleaned, worked, donated, or enjoyed the good food.   
WHY NOT?  Why not join us for Bible class after church today?  We are using the book, “Prepared to Answer,” for our Sunday morning Bible classes.  Written by a home missionary and now current professor, Rev. Mark Paustian, he deals with topics and questions that many people are asking today.  This Sunday we will be discussing, “Marrying doesn't make sense anymore.”  Though we are encouraging people to read the short chapter before each Bible class, I am sure you will gain much by simply joining the discussion.  Why not join us?  Pastor Rauh.  Coffee & hot chocolate are available every Sunday.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASS will meet this Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 2:00pm in the basement.  We are studying a series titled “Hard Sayings of Jesus.”  This week we look at Jesus statement about returning to this world soon.  Hey, it’s been 2,000 years and Jesus still has not come back.  What is Jesus talking about? Join us as we try to answer this question.
SENIOR MINISTRY will be held tomorrow, Monday, August 13, at 1:30pm. There is a short Bible class followed by games, snacks, conversation, and laughter.  We’re happy to have you join us for a fun afternoon!
St. Paul's Clothing orders:  If you would like T-shirts, sweatshirts, polos etc. with the St. Paul's logo on it you can now order now until 9/12/18 online.  Go to our school's webpage   and order online.  Many items available. 
The Lutheran Home Association - The needs of vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities don’t ease off over the summer… so your gift is urgently needed to help reach a $150,000 goal by August 31. Please give today to help complete the Wider Welcome campaign – so that together we can extend the reach of our care to more people with disabilities and seniors. or phone 952-873-4750

Fellowship Next WeekNext week’s fellowship is being served by the Sunday morning Bible Study Class.  Please remember to bring something and to help out.
St. Paul’s SchoolWe are blessed to assist parents with the Christian Education of their children through our Lutheran Elementary School which serves children from age 3 through 8th grade.  For more information about our school, please call the School Office at 507-964-2397 between 10:00 – 11:00 am or after 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or leave a message.
Men’s Retreatat Camp Croix in Danbury, WI, Sept. 14-16.  Early bird discount registration through Aug. 13.  Speaker Allen Quist Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mankato, MN and Dr. Mark Paustian will be the chaplain for the weekend.
Semi-annual Reports - If you will be having a report to submit for the semi-annual meeting and want it printed for the meeting packet please have it in the office by noon on Tuesday, Aug. 14.  Thank you.
WELS CAMPUS MINISTRY Heading to college can be exciting, stressful, and everything in between. WELS Campus Ministry can help! Let us help you stay connected to God’s Word. To begin go to and click the button “College students register here.” You can register for free subscriptions to Forward in Christ magazine and Meditations devotional booklets and will be connected to the campus pastor for your school. Students who have previously registered for WELS Campus Ministry are encouraged to check your profile and preferences and make any necessary updates. For questions please contact Ginny Mundstock at the WELS Campus Ministry office, or 414-256-3279.
MVL Food Service Assistant Opening Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School has a part-time position open in the food service at MVL. This position is for about 6 to 6 1/2 hours per day during the school year. Tasks include food preparation and service, washing dishes and clean up. Individuals interested in this position should contact Principal Tim Plath at MVL at 507-354-6851 or
Director of Mission Advancement Position Open at MVL Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School is looking for a male member of an ELS/WELS church to serve as a full time Director of Mission Advancement. Information on the position, as well as an application, are available from MVL’s principal, Tim Plath at 507-354-6851 or

MVL Opening Service & Installation 2018-19 marks MVL's 40th year of training students for Christian lives. Please join us in our first celebration of this milestone at our Opening Service on August 26 at 1:30pm in the MVL gym. We will also be installing our new teachers: Becky Berg, Karyn Clemons, Ben Lundsten, Becky Rogotzke, and Jennifer Uher. Refreshments will be served after the service.
BLOOD DRIVEAmerican Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Tuesday, August 21, 12:30 – 6:30 pm, at Arlington Community Center.  Call Karan at 507-964-2882 to make an appointment.
Food Shelves More people are using the food shelves than ever before.  Like our own shelves, the Food Shelves constantly need to be restocked.  The grocery stores have specials each week, some items are “buy one get one free”.  Share with those in need.

"…Lord, when did we see you hungry …” Matthew 25:37
July 2018 2017
Sibley County 69# $30.00 56# $40.00
Martin Luther College 46# $45.00 31# $25.00
“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.