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Church News for the week of May 15, 2022


Sunday, May 15:    8:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. Worship, Mission Society

Monday, May 16:  1:30 p.m. Senior Ministry

Wednesday, May 18:   2:00 p.m. Bible Study

Thursday, May 19:  10:00 a.m. Bulletin Information Due, 7:00 p.m. 150th Anniversary Committee Meeting

Sunday, May 22:  8:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. Worship with Communion @ the Table, PreK-8th Sing

**Summer schedule starts June 5th with Sunday services at 9:00 a.m. except for the 150th Anniversary service on June 19th; that will be at 10:00 a.m. Bible study will start at 10:15 beginning June 5th but will not be held on the 19th.  Monday evening services will be held June 13th and 27 but not on the 6th or 20th resuming every Monday July through August.


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.  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.   6’  SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STILL IN EFFECT.
Communion –  Communion services will  be  May 22 at the table and June 5 continuous flow.

Mission Prayer - PRESCHOOL GRADUATIONThe date has changed for the preschool graduation.  It will be held on Friday, May 20.
ATTENDANCEMay 25th all school activities are LIMITED to family only.
YOUTH GROUPWe are going to an A’s game Sunday, May 15.  Meet at the baseball park at 1:40 pm.
BACCALAUREATE SUNDAY JUNE 5THHigh school graduates who are members of St. Paul’s will be recognized at our service Sunday, June 5th.  If you have someone graduating this year please let the church office know.  Thank you.
THANK YOU!  We want to take the opportunity to thank everyone who helped in any way with the Easter Breakfast.  Thanks to the members of the Youth Group and other volunteers that helped with set up, serving, or clean up.  Thanks to all who donated food or cash to help cover expenses.  And special thanks to Michael Foods for providing the eggs and the John Wemeier family for donating the sausages.  We appreciate all who attended the breakfast and contributed to the free-will offering.  After expenses were accounted for, we raised $850 which will be donated to the WELS Committee on Relief for assistance for the people of the Ukraine.
MOMS & DAUGHTERSThe Lutheran Pioneer girls’ camp theme this year is “Let’s Celebrate and Rejoice” and will be held June 16-18 at Flandrau State Park, New Ulm. As you can probably tell from the theme we will be teaching and encouraging Celebrating God’s Love for others through activities, games, and crafts. This camp will be high energy, adventurous, fun, and centered on caring for ourselves and for others.  This camp is open to all girls completing Kindergarten prior to camp or going into 12th grade the following fall. You do not have to belong to Lutheran Girl Pioneers.  Campers in completing grade K-2 will need to have an adult with them as this is a camp rule. It is acceptable to have 1 adult to 2 campers. More information on the church bulletin board and the forms are in the narthex.
New in the church library is Hearts of Fire.  This collection of true stories is about eight Christian women, heroines of faith, who faced persecution and extreme adversity and
 emerged as leaders in the earthly kingdom. Their stories will inspire the reader and increase an appreciation for the freedom our society gives us to worship our Lord.

SENIOR MINISTRY is tomorrow afternoon, May 16, at 1:30pm. If you like to chat, play games, or have fun, consider joining us. (You don’t have to be a certain age to join.) We would love to have you join us in the church basement.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE CLASS will meet this week on Wednesday, May 18, at 2:00pm. We are in Matthew 26-27 where Jesus is arrested and has his first trial. We also look at Peter’s denial and Judas’ betrayal.  We meet in the basement of church. We invite you to join us.
NINTH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE is Sunday, June 5. The Rev. Bruce Wietzke, a son of the congregation, will be preaching that day. The symbol for that day is the chalice and wafer which represents communion. As we remember our fellowship with one another we also remember our fellowship with the Wisconsin Synod and the other church bodies from around the world with whom we are in fellowship.  We will also be having a guest organist that day.  It is Miss Mandy Treder, a former teacher from 2001-2003.  She will present a mini-recital prior to the service that day beginning around 8:30 or so as well as playing for the service.  Following the service will be fellowship hosted by the Mission Society.
ANNIVERSARY DINNER – SIGN UP SHEET is now in the back of church.  Our Anniversary dinner on June 19 is a catered meal so we need an accurate count.  Dinner will consist of turkey and ham with mashed potatoes, corn, and Caesar salad. No charge for the meal, but there is a free will donation. There will be a short program followed by entertainment.  The entertainment is Tuey, a comic stunt juggler. This program is definitely family friendly!  If you are planning to attend, please sign up by June 5. We hope all of you will be with us!!

CONFIRMATION, FUNERAL, and BAPTISM LISTS are available in the narthex.

MASS CHOIR for ANNIVERSARY We would like some extra voices for our choir for our Anniversary Service on June 19. If you are a former member of choir or someone who likes to sing praises to God, we invite you to join us. We would ask you to come to special practices on the three Wednesday nights at 7:00pm prior to June 19.  The dates are June 1,8,15. We have 2 special songs we would like to sing and would appreciate your help. Please talk to Don Koch or email him at or

150th ANNIVERSARY CALENDARS & MUGS & COOKBOOKS are available in the narthex during May.  Calendars are $10; mugs are $8 or 2 for $15; cookbooks are $15.  This morning is a good time to get these for yourself or others. You can also purchase these in the church office during the week.

INVITATIONS to ANNIVERSARY are still available in the narthex this morning.  If you would like to send an invitation to a son or a daughter who may have been confirmed here, or some other relative who had been a member here, you may want to pick up this invitation and send it off.  There might be friends or former neighbors you may want to invite. This is an easy way for you to invite them.  We need YOU to invite these people. We so appreciate it!

ANNIVERSARY & THANKOFFERING gifts are still being collected.  The Anniversary Fund is being used to celebrate our anniversary.  The Thankoffering is an offering over and above the Anniversary Fund.  This is specifically to thank God for having His Word preached and taught the last 150 years here at St. Paul’s.  Anything that is left over in the Anniversary Fund will be put into the Thankoffering Fund at the end of June.  We thank everyone who has given to these funds so far!  It’s been amazing!!

KWIK TRIP CAR WASH CARDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE –– 5-count Ultimate Car Wash card ONLY $36; Regular price $50 – a SAVINGS of $14! Contact Jenny or Darv Scherer or Ella.
Martin Luther College is accepting applications for ECLC Assistant Teacher, Receptionist, Custodian, Resource Development Manager, Baseball Assistant Coach, Volleyball Assistant Coach, and Men's Basketball Assistant.  Interested individuals should apply online at
Martin Luther College is accepting applications for Early Childhood Assistant Teacher, Early Childhood Administrative Assistant, Receptionist, Education Office Administrative Assistant, Resource Development Manager, Custodian, Baseball Assistant Coach, Volleyball Assistant Coach, and Men's Basketball Assistant Coach.
Food Shelves – The Food Shelves need to be restocked every month.  Share some groceries with those in need.  Please place your items in the cart in the narthex for the Sibley County and Martin Luther College food shelves before our next delivery to them June 1st.

“…Lord, when did we see you hungry …” Matthew 25:37
April 2022 2021
Sibley County 72# $20 69# $10
Martin Luther College 74# $0 40# $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