April 21st, 2024

Creator's Circle

Creator's Circle will meet Saturday, April 20 from 9am until noon in the church library.  Bring your favorite craft to work on and a snack/appetizer to share.  It is a time to get caught up on a special project while having great conversation!  Hope to see you there!

People Enjoying People Potluck (PEP)

Tuesday April 23rd we will have our monthly potluck lunch at 11:30am. Bring a dish to share and come enjoy people with the church staff.

Congregational Care

If you or your loved one are going through a time of being homebound due to illness or mobility issues,

we have friendly visitors who would love to visit you.  What can you expect? Friendly conversation, work on a puzzle, play a card game, read a devotional and prayer.  Call the office and let them know you would like more information and you will receive a call back from JillMarie Cassada or Deb Weber.  Let us be part of your community.

Pastor Tori Retirement Celebration

Please join us on Sunday, May 5th, as we celebrate Pastor Tori’s retirement.  Refreshments will be served in Fellowship Hall between services.  We will have a card box and a special memento that will need all of your signatures and best wishes for her.  Join us as we thank God for Pastor Tori’s ministry here at St. Paul’s and wish her and Ken the best as they begin this new chapter in their lives.


Our sympathies to Kathleen and Mike Harasyn at the passing of Kathleen’s sister Jeannine on April 14. Please keep the family in prayer during this difficult time.

Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air will meet this Wednesday the 24th at 1pm in the Mary/Joseph room. All women are welcome to join.

Sunday, April 28th

April 28th is Confirmation Sunday. We will have confirmation services that day at 10:30am and 1pm, which means the 10:30am service will not be the typical family worship.

Reminder for Sunday School

Reminder:  there is NO 10:30 Sunday School on April 28th- Confirmation Sunday.  10:30 kids are more than welcome to join 9:15 Sunday School that day.

Sunday Morning Treats

Sign up in the blue folder to bring treats on a Sunday morning. Coffee and lemonade are provided by the church we just ask that you bring snacks for 75-100 people. Typical set up is at 8:45 and clean up starts at 10:45.

If there are any Sundays that nobody signs up we will just enjoy coffee that morning.

Last Week’s Worship Attendance

8:00am: 74

9:15am: 114

10:30am: 54

Online: 29

Total: 271


Last Week’s Offering:

Offering: $5,600

Online Giving: $3,084

Haiti Fund $160

Building: $165

Good Samaritan: $50

Total: $9,059



St Paul's Calendar


March 2024

I recently heard the phrase, “Hope is not a strategy.” It got me thinking. As followers of Jesus, we have hope - hope in a loving God that walks with us in everything this life throws at us.

It is a big picture necessity in life to have hope, and often it is used in contrast to despair, the idea that there is no hope. What really got my gears turning, however, is the day to day application of hope as a strategy.

For example, ponder the following questions –

“Do your kids love Jesus?”

“Do the people closest to you know how much you love them?”

“Do people know you are the kind of person they can call anytime?”

“Are you making a difference in the world where God has you planted?”

“Are you growing in your faith and life?”

“Am I living out my faith in a way that creates a generational love of Jesus?”

If you answer all those questions with “I hope so” you probably realize for yourself that hope is not a strategy. It doesn’t put in place the things that will help you arrive at your desired future.

At the men’s retreat in January, I asked the group how many of the organizations and companies they worked for had a mission statement. They all said they did. Then, I asked them how many of them had mission statements, or a vision laid out for their families.

A couple of them said they set some family goals each year, but it was mostly blank stares. If every company/organization refuses to go a day without a mission/vision/strategy, then why do we leave the most important group of people in our lives without intention and direction in life?

I’ve always said that I want three things for my kids – 1. Be kind 2. Work Hard 3. Love Jesus. I revisit these things when I feel we are off track, but I know I haven’t done my best in putting small steps together to help us reach those goals. I’m sure that’s a pretty common standard in our families.

So what are we doing about it? Hoping it gets better? Or… could we envision our own preferred future and start putting some strategies in place to make that future a reality?

I might have lost you after the first paragraph, but if you are still reading and feel fired up about taking on this process in your family/household/extended family, I want to help. Let’s get together and be good stewards of the people and the time God has entrusted to us. Send me an email or reach out if you really want to make a plan to make a difference.




 Colossians 3:12-17

12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


 - Pastor Luke