Church News


For the Week of May 19


Sunday, May 19:  8:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Family Bible Study Class, 10:00 a.m. Worship - PreK-8th Grade Sing, Devotion Book Door Offering,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fellowship-School Serving, Mission Society Meeting

Monday, May 20:   10:00 a.m. Calendar Information Due for June

Tuesday, May 21:  10:00 a.m. Good Samaritan Service
Wednesday, May 22:   2:00 p.m. Bible Study

Thursday, May 23:  10:00 a.m. Bulletin Information Due,  10:30 a.m. Bible Study @ Highland Commons,
                                                        11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Our Service on Cable TV - Channel 8

Friday, May 24:  St. Paul's School's Last Day of School, Awards Day, & Family Lunch
Sunday, May 26:   10:00 a.m. Worship with Communion
Bring the Kids! Our congregation enjoys the “worshipping family”. Children who act up are not viewed as a bother to worship.  We’re glad they’re here! However, if you feel the need, a “comfort room” for parents with small children is available complete with speakers and a window looking into the worship area.  Please find this room to your right when entering the narthex from the sanctuary or ask an usher for assistance.  You will also find children’s church bags, a diaper changing station, a restroom, and age appropriate books there.

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.

Mission Prayer:  Ministerial Education – Father in heaven, today we ask your blessing upon all those who graduate this month from our ministerial education schools: Martin Luther College, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Luther Preparatory School, and Michigan Lutheran Seminary. Bless these graduates as they enter a new phase of their lives as your witnesses, especially those receiving divine calls into the public ministry.  May your wisdom and strength be with them in all that they do for the glory of your name. Amen.

MVL's Year-End Sacred Concert -– You're invited to MVL's Year-End Sacred Concert on Sunday, May 19. The concert will take place in Martin Luther College's Chapel of the Christ at 7:00 P.M.
Faithful Financial Fulfillment Seminar Interested in learning some of the simple steps you can take to be a faithful steward of the gifts the Lord has provided? Come to the complimentary "Faithful Financial Fulfillment" seminar sponsored by the MVL Foundation on Sunday, May 19. The seminar will be held in the lower level of Martin Luther College's Chapel of the Christ, beginning at 3:30 P.M. and followed by MVL's Year-End Sacred Concert in the chapel if you wish to attend. Dinner will be provided to seminar registrants. Contact Val Holzhueter for more info and to register: or 507.233.8692.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASSwill meet this Wednesday, May 22, at 2:00pm.  We are discussing a series entitled, “The House of the Lord.” Have you ever looked at a model home as your “dream” home?  Well, this week we are looking the Lord’s model home.  Do you want to know what it is?  Join us as we take a look at it.  As always, everyone is welcome!

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Graduates!  Jaidynn Dietel, Mya Kube, Jenna Wendland, Kirsten Ziegler
Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.           Proverbs 24:14      

2019 High School GraduatesMembers of St. Paul’s please be sure to inform the church office that you are graduating this year.  We don’t want to miss anyone.
JUNE NEWSLETTER ­-– If anyone has information for the June Newsletter, please send it to or by this Friday, May 24. Thank you!
Door OfferingWe will be having a door offering next Sunday for the Lutheran Military Support Group for their Annual Ammo Can Memorial Day Freewill Offering.  This WELS support group was formed only about 3 years ago.  Find out more at
COLLEGE STUDENT FUNDThe College Student Fund Committee has awarded William Rauh $1000 for tuition at Martin Luther College this coming school year.  This money will go towards his fall semester tuition. The amazing thing is that the college will then match this $1000 for his spring semester tuition.  So our gift to William goes twice as far.  Please keep William in your prayers as he studies for full time service for the teaching ministry and the College Student Fund in your offerings.
Host Parents NeededMVL is looking for families who would be willing to host international students for the 2019-20 school year. Students typically arrive in mid-August and stay with the host family until the end of May. Compensation for host families is provided. Contact the MVL office at 507.354.6851 or MVL's Principal, Dr. Tim Plath, at for more information.
Treasure Haus RetirementTreasure Haus manager Lynne Koepsell recently retired. A celebration of her years of service will be held at St Paul's Lutheran Church in New Ulm on Sunday, June 2 from 1:00-4:00 P.M. All are warmly invited. 
150th Anniversary Celebration: Trinity will be celebrating 150 years of God's Grace on Sunday, June 9, 2019 beginning with a 9:00 am service with guest pastor and former member of Trinity, Jon Enter. A dinner and a short slide presentation will follow along with “The Divers”, singing group from Bethany. Tell those that have been members & former members and any friends of Trinity to join us for the day. A free will offering will be collected with any extra going to the Hmong outreach in Vietnam.
RSVP if you plan to attend to or call 507-232-3938 ext.0 by May 31st or sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
Food ShelvesBalanced nutritious meals are a vital part of a person’s health and well-being and a child’s physical and mental development.  Please remember the Food Shelves for Sibley County and the MLC students when you buy your groceries.                     
“The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same.”      Luke 3:11
April 2019 2018
Sibley County 65# $20.00 92# $20.00
Martin Luther College 42# $20.00 43# $45.00
 “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 to at