Church News
For the Week of May 27th

Sunday, May 27:   10:00 a.m. Worship with Communion

 Monday, May 28:  Memorial Day  

Tuesday, May 29: 
Wednesday, May 30:  9:00 a.m. Food Taken to the Food Shelves, 2:00 p.m. Bible Study

Thursday, May 31:  10:00 a.m. Bulletin Information Due, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Our Service on Cable TV–CH 8

Friday, June 1:  Work at The Treasure Haus in New Ulm
Sunday, June 3:  9:00 a.m. Worship with Communion - Baccalaureate Sunday, 10:15 a.m. Bible Study                                                                                                                                                                                          
Mission Prayer Missions counselor – Dear Lord, today we include in our prayers Pastor Matthew Vogt, who this past winter accepted the call to serve as a WELS mission counselor. Bless the work of the mission counselor teams as they strive to stay on top of current cultural trends, help district mission boards explore new opportunities, provide training and counsel for new missionaries, and work with mission congregations—all for the good of your kingdom and in praise of your holy name. May Pastor Vogt’s passion for the loss emulate that of our Savior and be visible to all. Amen.

Cancer Car Cruise - Just wanted to again thank everyone who sponsored, attended, donated towards, or volunteered at the 2018 Cancer Cruise!  Whether you participated in the 5K, the Car Show, went on the Cruise with us, or just came for the Hog Roast at Bender Park…THANK YOU so much for the support!  We were able to raise approximately $7,500 for Jeff Larson of Henderson!  Felicia Brockoff | Coordinator | P: 507.964.5603 Like & follow us on Facebook ~ Cancer Cruise of Sibley County, MN The Cancer Cruise is organized by Community Giving Hope, Inc., a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Our mission is to raise money to assist our local community members with over bearing medical expenses, and every day expenses, due to a long term illness.  We pride ourselves on keeping local funds raised, LOCAL.
Flower PlantersThe plants for the church planters were donated by John Paulmann in memory of his wife Eleanor and Don and Mary Piotter in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.
VBS 2018 This year our Vacation Bible School will be held June 11-14 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran School.  There is a $15 registration fee.  Registration forms can be found in the office or on the school bulletin board in the narthex.  Registration forms and fees may be returned to the church office or to school.  If you would like to volunteer your time to help with VBS, please talk to Lesley Kaesermann, Kari Schmidt, or Teri Burdorf. Thank you!
“Playing with Purpose”2018 Soccer-Bible Camp hosted by St. John’s Lutheran Church will be June 18-22 from 1:30–4:00 pm for ages 5-13. Cost is $30; grants are available (contact Pastor Reichow at 320-864-3093); register by mail (forms are in the back of church on the school’s table) or online at  Register by May 31 to get the right size jersey.
2018 High School GraduatesPlease plan to attend worship services Sunday, June 3, at 9:00 a.m.  Bring your caps & gowns and talk with Pastor sometime before church. 
Christian Life Ministries Baby Bottle DrivePlease pick up a bottle and fill it with money; loose change, paper money, or a check and return the bottle to church no later than June 17th, Father’s Day.  Thank you for supporting this outreach program. 
Volunteers NeededMission Society needs volunteers to water the planters at church this summer.  Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex.
LWMS Mitebox Collection June-AugustThese funds go toward the LWMS operating expenses at our upper levels to keep LWMS functioning and to keep our mission work going forward.
Treasure HausIn support of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School our congregation serves at the Treasure Haus in New Ulm the first Friday of every month.  If you are able to volunteer please come at 9:00 am June 1st.   Any donations of clothing, appliances, etc. in good usable condition may be brought with you or left in the council room.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASS is meeting this Wednesday, May 30, at 2:00pm.  The Bible uses various word pictures to help us understand great spiritual truths.  We are exploring this week the picture of eating and drinking as taking the truths of God into our hearts. We invite you to join us in this exploration from God’s Word.
FUN & GAMESCome and join the fun playing cards & games Saturday, June 9 & 23, at 2:30 pm or BINGO Sunday, June 3 & 17, at 2:30 pm, Fairview Assisted Living, Arlington.  See you there!
EventKingsPath Senior Living in Belle Plaine is having a series of open houses.  Wednesday, May 30, 10:00 am – noon, Solid Grounds Coffee House is providing samples from their menu: coffee, cinnamon rolls, scones, and cookies.  Music by Matt Carlson.  Check the church bulletin board in the narthex for more.

“Music on the Lawn” Every Thursday May 31 to August 30, weather permitting, there will be music on the lawn at TLHA Belle Plaine Campus located at 611 W Main St.  The music is free to the public and food trucks will be available.  Different music and different food each week. TLHA-Belle-Plaine-Campus
Resident Hall Coordinator Positions Open - Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato, MN) welcomes applications for two Resident Hall Coordinator positions.  The Resident Hall Coordinator is a live-in professional who operates as a member of the Residential Life Staff, working to create a positive, Christian atmosphere that encourages academic, spiritual, social, and personal growth.  A complete position description and application instructions can be found at
Palmer Bus Service is looking for a full-time bus driver for the 2018-19 school year. They are also looking for a manager to replace Randy Gieseke, who is retiring after serving twelve years as MVL's bus manager. A knowledge of diesel engines is helpful for the applicants for the manager position. Interested individuals should contact Shane Johnson at 507-327-6764.
MVL Food Service Assistant - At the close of this school year, Mrs. Donna Dose will be retiring as our head of the food service.  Thankfully, Mrs. Beth Fluegge will assume her role. As a result, 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
Food Shelves The items will be delivered to the food shelves Wednesday morning.  Please have all items here by 9 a.m.  

“…Lord, when did we see you hungry …” Matthew 25:37
April 2018 2017
Sibley County 92# $20.00 62# $45.00
Martin Luther College 43# $45.00 37# $20.00
“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.