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Church News for the Week of September 27, 2020


Sunday, September 27:  9:00 a.m Family Bible Study, 10:00 a.m.  Worship with Communion,
Monday, September 28:  9:00 a.m. Food Delivered to Food Shelves, 7:00 p.m. Worship with Communion

Wednesday, September 30:  2:00 p.m. Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Confirmation Class

Thursday, October 1:  10:00 a.m. Bulletin Information Due, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Our Service on Cable TV - Channel 8
Sunday, October 4:  9:00 a.m. Family Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. Worship, Mission Society Meeting

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.  Congregation will not be singing.  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.
Communionwill only be on the 4th Sunday of the month and the Monday after the 4th Sunday of the month for the time being.

Mission Prayer -

Announcements Due Early
Announcements for Sunday, Oct. 11th are to be in the office by 10:00 am Wednesday, Oct. 7th.  Thank you.

Mission Society MeetingMission Society will meet Sunday, Oct. 4, after the service to discuss their soup & sandwich luncheon. 
St. Paul’s School Marathonis planned for Friday, Oct. 2 (rain day Oct. 5). Funds raised will go towards the lunch license, accreditation, new doors, and classroom furniture. Mail-in forms available on the bulletin board in the narthex or the church office.
Youth Members in 7th – 12th Grade We will have a movie and game night from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. this Friday evening, October 2nd, in the church basement. Please bring a “comfy chair” (bean bag chair, bungee chair, gravity chair) and your favorite board game. We will practice social distancing and encourage the use of masks. Snacks will be provided. For questions or more information, please contact Jenny Scherer at (320) 510-1022 or visit the youth group Facebook page: St Paul’s Arlington Youth Group.
Pastor Enderle’s Installation The members of St. John Lutheran Church of St. Clair invite you to celebrate with them the installation of Pastor Jeff Enderle on Sunday, October 4th at 4:00 pm. Because of CDC guidelines, please bring a mask for the indoor space. Cupcakes/cake will be served as you leave the building and social distancing may be enjoyed on the church grounds after the service.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE CLASSmeets this week, Sept. 30, at 2:00pm in the church basement.  Our series is dealing with PRAYER.  This week we look at the various kinds of prayers or ACTSWhat does that stand for? Sorry, you have to come to find out. We’d be happy to have you! We practice social distancing and wear masks.  Everyone is invited!! 
FALL GATHERING & LUNCHEON Outreach would like to thank everyone who helped in any way making the Fall Gathering & the luncheon a success.  From the ushers to those who helped with the sound system to those who beautified the front with flowers to those who served the meal to pastor to the organist to the church secretary and anyone else who worked behind the scenes. (A special thanks to the young people who helped.) Thank you!  Thank you to all those who came to the service. (The Lord gave us a wonderful day to enjoy outdoors.) Thank you for those who enjoyed the meal and gave so generously! (After expenses, over $900 was given to the Anniversary Fund.) It was a day the Lord hath made!

St. Paul’s Sunday School will begin on Sunday, October 11th  We are busy working on the details of setting up Sunday School in a safe environment for every student and every teacher.  Our number one goal is giving your child a safe and pleasant environment to learn about Jesus.  These challenging times surely shows us how much we need Him walking next to us every day of our lives!  If you are already part of our Sunday School, please watch for further details via our Facebook group, texts, email, etc.  If you would like your child(ren) to be part of our Sunday School, we welcome you!  Please contact Jennifer Kistner @ or call 320-510-0959. *Due to the new challenges this school year is facing with COVID-19 we are not offering 3 year old Sunday School at this time.  Thank you for your understanding.
October is Coat Drive Month! The ladies of the Mission Society will sponsor the annual coat drive during the month of October.  Gently used, clean coats of all sizes, infant through adult, are needed.  All coats collected will be delivered to New Day Pregnancy Counseling Center, and arm of Christian Life Ministries.  In turn, the coats are given to the moms and families served by New Day.  These generous gifts are greatly appreciated and serve as a tool to open the door to sharing the gospel message.  We all know winter is coming and warm outerwear helps us survive the cold blasts winter brings.  Many of the clients of New Day are financially strapped so providing adequate warm clothing is a challenge.  If you have a coat you no longer wear, or one your child has outgrown, consider donating it to this worthy cause.  Just leave your donation in the basement council room any time during the month of October.   All sizes, especially children’s sizes, are needed. Hats, gloves, and scarves are also welcome additions.  In each of the past three years our congregation has collected 100 coats!  What a generous outpouring of Christian love and concern.  This year Thrivent has given us an Action Team grant to help support the coat drive.  Thank you, Thrivent!
The MLC Food Shelf supports 22 married couples (one or both members preparing for the public ministry) this school year.  During the Covid19 shutdown, the food bank was classified essential, so was able to continue providing for the married students.  Also with Covid 19 donations were down as most congregations were not holding in person services, so the shelves are currently rather sparse.  Cash donations received before and during the shutdown kept the food shelf going.  Your donations are more important than ever!  Current needs include toilet paper and paper towels,  canned chicken, brown sugar, tuna,  Chunky or Progresso soups,  canned pears lite,  cereal, spaghetti sauce,  bush beans, black beans, peanut butter, jelly, ketchup, brownie mix,  oatmeal, and sweet potatoes.  Donations are taken to MLC at the end of each month.
The Martin Luther College Music Division will present a "Homecoming Music Showcase" on Sunday, October 4, at 2:00 pm. Featured ensembles include the College Choir, Wind Symphony, Chorale, Männerchor, Women's Choir, and Hosanna Ringers. The students will present an eclectic program of music highlighting their work in the first half of the semester. The concert will be live-streamed at
MVLHS Association Meeting Update - The MVLHS Association meeting scheduled for Sunday, October 18, will not be conducted as a normal in-person meeting. Reports will be sent out to the delegates in advance of the meeting. Delegates should expect to receive communications from MVL regarding two proposals: the addition of a Learning Coordinator position on the faculty for the 21-22 school year and granting MNDOT permission to erect a sound barrier along Highway 14 when the expanded road is built.
MVLHS Director of Mission Advancement Position Open - Minnesota 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
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 9:00 am tomorrow morning.  Thank you.

“…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”   Matthew 25:40
August 2020 2019
Sibley County 65# $20 52# $0
Martin Luther College 34# $80 33# $45
“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