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Funeral Service for Phyllis Kaesermann Eric's Kaesermann's mother passed away Friday, June 4.  Funeral service will be Friday, June 11, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 S 5th St., Watertown, WI 53094-4611.  Any memorials requested to be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church or to Trinity-St. Luke's Lutheran School, 801 S 5th St., Watertown, WI 53094-4614.  Online condolences

Church News for the week of June 20, 2021


Sunday, June 20:  9:00 a.m. Worship  - Live Streamed, 10:15 a.m. Bible Study

Monday, June 21:  Floor Waxing, 10:00 a.m. July Calendar Information Due, 7:00 p.m. Worship

Tuesday, June 22:  Floor Waxing, 9:00 a.m. Counting Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 23:  Floor Waxing, 2:00 p.m. Bible Study

Thursday, June 24:  Floor Waxing, 10:00 a.m. Bulletin Information Due
Sunday, June 27:  9:00 a.m. Worship  - Live Streamed, 10:15 a.m. Bible Study

Monday, June 28:  7:00 p.m. Worship


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.      

Covid GuidelinesPlease be aware that precautionary measures are still needed.  Use the hand sanitizer as soon as you enter the building and again as you exit the building. 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. Do not gather in the narthex but do use the parking lot to converse with each other at a safe distance.  THE WEARING OF MASKS IS NOT REQUIRED IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED. THAT DOES NOT MEAN YOU SHOULDN’T USE THEM.  WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU WEAR ONE IF AT HIGH RISK, YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS COMPROMISED, OR ARE NOT FULLY VACCINATED.  THE 6’ SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STILL IN EFFECT.
Communion –  Communion services will be Sunday, June 27, at 9:00 a.m., and Monday June 28, at 7:00 p.m.

Mission Prayer - Martin Luther College – Almighty and eternal God, we praise and thank you for blessing our efforts to plan and construct a new athletic facility, the Betty Kohn Fieldhouse, on the campus of Martin Luther College. Thank you, also, for moving the hearts of your people to support this project with their generous offerings and fervent prayers. We pray that the fieldhouse will be constructed in a timely way, and that you would keep safe all those involved in its construction. Fill us with joy as we look forward to the day when it will be dedicated to your honor and glory for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Thank You from the Kaesermann FamilyDear St. Paul’s Congregation- Thank you very much for all the prayers, cards, memorials, and floral arrangement for my mother's funeral.  My family is thankful for the thoughtfulness of St. Paul's and for supporting us in times of happiness and sorrow.  My mother served as church/school secretary for many decades so she worked with Christian education every day. All memorial gifts were given towards Christian Education at St. Paul's Arlington and my home congregation's school Trinity/St. Lukes.  We are blessed to know that Phyllis Kaesermann is in heaven with her Lord Jesus. Thank you Eric Kaesermann and family. 

Floor Waxing - This year the office entrance hallway, stairs, basement hallway, council room, and the kitchen will be waxed.  Starting Monday, June 21, through Thursday, June 24.  Come to the offices through the sacristy door.

Help Moving Furniture - School needs help moving furniture Sunday, June 20, at 6:30 pm.  Please come and lend a hand.  School is air conditioned!
PICTURES WANTED The Anniversary Committee is planning to have a special church calendar printed for our anniversary. Dwight Grabitske would like an attractive picture of the inside of the church at Christmas time with the trees by the altar.   Also, if anyone has a good picture of the Thanksgiving display from years past, he would like that also. If you do have picture or pictures of Christmas or Thanksgiving, please contact Dwight ( or Don Koch (  It will be greatly appreciated.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE CLASSwill be meeting this Wednesday, June 23, at 2:00pm in the church basement. We are finishing 2 Corinthians – the final chapter of this book this week.  Paul gives some final warning to the Corinthians (and to us) as he finishes his letter to this congregation.  He also gives them (and us) some encouragement as well.  Join us as we explore these warnings and encouragement.
JULY NEWSLETTER info is due this Friday, June 25.  If you have any information you would like included, please send it to or You can also call the church office with the information or drop it off at the church office.  Thank You!!
Sunday School SuperintendentWe are looking for a Sunday school superintendent. See one of the school board members for a job description.
Church Cook BooksForms are available in the narthex to submit your recipes.  Please turn in recipes by July 18th deadline. Our goal is to collect 600 recipes.  Questions - contact Barb Bening, Janice Rauh, or Lee Wendland
Volunteers NeededMission Society is looking for help in keeping the flowers watered and cared for during our summer season. A sign up sheet is in the narthex. Thank you in advance for your support, to keep our church grounds beautiful.
School Summer Project Our first summer project will be landscaping the front of school by removing shrubs and rocks.  We will re-edge, plant new bushes, and add more dirt and rock.  If you can help with this in June, contact school to be on our project list.
Saint Paul’s Lutheran SchoolWe have begun accepting new registrations for this fall for school.  PreK families contact Mrs. Petzel for school tours. Those getting ready for kindergarten, we want to see you here at St. Paul’s through all
of your grade school years!  Setup a tour with Mrs. Petzel.  Phone school 507-964-2397 or Mrs. Petzel 507-720-1136.
TLHA Matching Funds Through AugustYour gifts to The Lutheran Home Association now through August 31 will be matched 100% up to $40,000. Give online: or mail to: The Lutheran Home Association, 337 S Meridian St., Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Food ShelvesPeople are struggling because of the pandemic.  Whatever the reason, loss of jobs, limited income, poor health (themselves or family members) or quarantining, they suddenly find themselves in need. Please consider donating to the Sibley County and Martin Luther College food shelves. 
And do not forget to do good and to share with others,for with such sacrifices God is pleased.   Hebrews 13:16
May 2021 2020
Sibley County 72# $50 0# $0
Martin Luther College 54# $70 0# $0

“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
MVL Routes with Palmer Bus Service - Palmer Bus Service provides safe and reliable transportation for students. We are now hiring school bus drivers for MVL routes, especially for Redwood Falls and Mankato. We are also looking for "activities" drivers for competitions and events. Full-time and part-time positions available with paid training! Contact Site Manager Ray Vulcan today at to learn more.
Positions available at Saint Peter Lutheran in Saint Peter - Saint Peter Lutheran Church is looking for an area WELS/ELS member to serve as a part-time church office secretary.  The position will involve various administrative duties that will include the use of computer technologies such as Microsoft Office and Shepherd's Staff church software.  Compensation is $15 an hour.  During the school year the position will involve about 30 hours per week; fewer hours during summer.  To request an application and job description please contact Pastor Jack Kelly at 224.430.3925 or email him at
Saint Peter Lutheran School is looking to hire a part time teacher for 2 or 3 afternoons per week during the 2021-2022 school year.   The individual would supervise and teach grades 7-8 from noon until 3:00 P.M. in order to provide our school principal with administrative time away from the classroom.  Responsibilities would include helping to supervise lunch and recess time, leading a devotion, and teaching a couple of afternoon classes.  The specific weekdays would be negotiable.   The subjects taught would also be negotiable based on the individual’s interests, skills, and comfort levels with particular school subjects.  Applicants should be a WELS or ELS member and have prior teaching experience or training.   An education degree or teaching license is preferred but not necessary.  Compensation will be $5000 per school year for 2 weekdays or $7500 per school year for 3 weekdays.  Please contact Principal Brad Gurgel at 407-274-7899 or for more information or to apply.
The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.
                                                                       Proverbs 20:7