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Church News for the week of March 7, 2021

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Saturday, March 6:  4:30 pm Worship

Sunday, March 7:  9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Family Bible Study, 10:00 am Worship - Service Live Streamed on You Tube

Monday, March 8:  7:00 p.m. Elders' Meeting

Tuesday, March 9:  9:00 a.m. Counting Committee Meeting
                                                                                                                                                          

Wednesday, March 10:  2:00 p.m. Bible Study, 3:45 p.m. Confirmation Class, 7:00 p.m. Lenten Service

Thursday, March 11:  10:00 a.m. Bulletin Information Due
                                                 
Saturday, March 13:  4:30 pm Worship

Sunday, March 14:  9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Family Bible Study, 10:00 am Worship  - Service Live Streamed on You Tube
                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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ST. PAUL’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH’S MISSION STATEMENT:
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 –  February communion services will be Wednesday, Feb. 17,  Saturday, Feb. 27th at 4:30 pm, and Sunday, Feb. 28th at 10:00 am.

Mission Prayer - Luther Preparatory School – Lord Jesus, thank you for Luther Preparatory School’s long history of helping to encourage and prepare the next generation of WELS pastors, teachers, staff ministers, and missionaries. We pray that you would bless the 400 students who are currently enrolled that they may be moved to serve you wherever they go. Also guide the faculty and staff at Luther Prep as they lead these ministerial education efforts in your name. Amen.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE CLASSwill meet this week on Wednesday, March 10, at 2:00pm in the church basement.  We have started a new series on 2 Corinthians. The lesson for this week is “Ministers of a New Covenant.”  We will be focusing how wonderful it is to share the Gospel. Join us as we explore the ramifications this has for us.  We social distance and mask.
 
CES SILENT AUCTION NOW THRU 9:00 AM EASTER MORNING
Funds raised will go towards non budgeted items: Bibles for 2nd graders, Strong Roots for Tender Shoots, reading programs, computer licenses, masonry & sink updates in the janitor’s room.  Online bidding will guarantee your bid as updating the written ones to the online bids won’t be done every day.  View & bid in the church kitchen or online using this link.  https://www.myminiauction.com/stpaul
There is a laptop available in the church secretary’s office for you to use to place online bids if you don’t have a computer, M-TH 8:30am-4:30pm.
 
LGP Swimming at Lake Crystal Saturday, March 20th Lutheran Girl Pioneers District 19 will be hosting swimming!  Located at Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center on Saturday, March 20, from 5 – 7 PM.  This is not open to the public but is for WELS Pioneers District 19 Families.  Limited to 80 swimmers.  Register ASAP at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EA4AE2FA4FDC25-lgpswimming  $5 per swimmer or $15 per family – pay at the door.  Bagged snack provided to take home. Facebook Lutheran Girl Pioneers District 19
 
Porky’s 150th Anniversary Fundraiser
     Porky’s will be sponsoring a drive thru Pork Burger meal on the First day of Spring, Saturday March 20, 2021.  Serving will be from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Meals can be picked up at the handicap parking lot on the south side of church.
     The meal will consist of a pork burger, cheese, chips, coleslaw, cookie and water.  There will be a free will donation, with all proceeds going towards the upcoming 150th Anniversary.
     We would like a count on how many meals to prepare.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex, or you may call 507-964-5781 and leave a message with how many meals you would like.  Please sign up by March 10.
 
***THRIVENT MEMBERSThrivent Choice Dollars for 2020 expire March 31st.  If you haven’t yet designated these dollars please do so.  It’s use it or lose it.  Remember you can designate St. Paul’s School or Church. Talk to Patti Kelly 507-934-0997 or call the main office 1-800-847-4836 or Barb Bening 507-964-2739.  Instructions included on the insert in today’s bulletin.
 
ATTENTION MENThe 5th Men of Truth Conference, Band of Brothers, will be held April 10th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Ulm, 8am-2:30pm (in-person & livestreaming). Five featured speakers lead by Keynote Speaker Mark Jeske will explore topics of 1) Get a Brother. You’re Not Alone, 2) Be a Brother. Don’t Go Alone and 3) Know Your Sisters. Listen. Teat Women Well.  Lunch-on-your-own time will be 11:45-1:00pm.  For more information & to register for the event, go to menoftruth.org. Take advantage of an early registration discount! (We will be following current health guidelines at time of the event) 
 
Livestreamed Concert THIS AFERNOON - Please join the Martin Luther College Wind Symphony for "Amazing Grace: A Sacred Concert for Wind Band" on Sunday, March 7, at 3:00 pm. The music for this concert reflects upon the Christian need and desire to turn toward our Lord in times of extreme distress, such as all that has happened in the last 12 months. The first half of the program is a musical presentation of the "ACTS" formula for prayer—Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication—by the composer J. Eric Schmidt. At times, when in prayer, one may not have the words to express all that is in the heart. In these moments, "the Spirit himself intercedes for us," guiding our hearts in praise and asking for what we need. The second half of the program is a reflection on Jesus' journey through Holy Week, Easter, and Ascension. Music includes settings of Were You There, O Sacred Head Now Wounded, and the namesake of the concert, Amazing Grace, a true celebration of the undeserved love we receive from our Lord. The concert will be live-streamed for all near and far, and open to the MLC campus family for in-person attendance.  Livestream link: https://livestream.com/accounts/7855758/events/9255353
 
MVL Assistant Golf Coach NeededMVL is looking for an assistant golf coach for this spring. A person who wants to share their love and knowledge of the game with young people. Practices and meets take place after school. For more information contact Craig Morgan at cmorgan@mvlhs.org or 507-276-7576.
 
MVLHS Director of Mission Advancement Position OpenMinnesota 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 tplath@mvlhs.org.
 
 March is Food Share Month - Food is needed every month, but March is special because it is Food Share Month.  The amount of food and money brought into the Sibley County FoodShare during March will determine the amount of food the Sibley County facility will be eligible to receive the rest of the year.  Providing food and money for this program is an easy way for us to demonstrate our Christian concern for the needs of others.
 
In 2020, the food shelf provided food for an average of 120 households per month.  A total of over 4,000 people benefitted from the food shelf and 124,000 pounds of food was distributed.
 
Much needed items are:  protein (dry pinto, black, or navy beans), paper towels, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, personal hygiene products  Your monetary gifts purchase much more food from the food bank than at the grocery stores.

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.   Hebrews 13:16
 
February 2021 2020
Sibley County 68# $20 53# $20
Martin Luther College 66# $70 31# $50
 
 
 

“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 www.timeofgrace.org.
 
Lent & Easter Reading
Our Synod’s publishing is making available some wonderful books you can use with your family during Lent and Easter.  Steal back some time this season and use these materials to study the true significance of Easter.
 
For ages 1-5:  these story books will give you precious time with your children as you follow Christ to Easter.
 
 
For ages 3-9:  These devotional books are intended to spend some time learning about Easter and what Jesus did for us there.