April 2, 2023

Summer Festival Fundraising Breakfast

Palm Sunday- April 2nd

Fellowship Hall


Free Will Donation

Thank You for Supporting our Youth!

Holy Week Schedule
Maundy Thursday, April 6th, 7pm
Good Friday, April 7th, 7pm
Easter Sunday, April 9th:
6:30am Sunrise Traditional Easter Worship
8am Traditional Easter Worship
9:15am Traditional Easter Worship
10:30am Contemporary Easter Worship

New Member Orientation
We will be hosting a new member class Sunday, April 16th at 11:30. If you are interested in making St. Paul’s your church home please contact Staci at or call the office to let us know you are coming. Lunch and childcare will be provided.

Trust & Memorial Scholarships
For college students, Trust & Memorial college scholarships are due June 15th in the church office. Applications can be downloaded from the church website under the “we serve” tab or request an application from the church office.
Trust & Memorial would like to thank St. Paul’s church family for supporting this committee with your continued donations. If you’d like to leave a legacy donation, please make check payable to St. Paul's noted for Trust & Memorial.

Grief Share Spring 2023
Many grieving people find they are only beginning the exhausting work of grieving, when friends or family have returned to their daily life routines.  This program features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion.
Please join us for Grief Share on Saturdays, beginning April 1st, from 9-11am you can join the class at any time.

Summer Men’s Retreat Option
Join us this summer for a men’s devotional retreat, June 9-11, on beautiful Lake Koronis in Paynesville, MN. At just over an hour from the church, it is an easy drive to spend the weekend with us or just come up for the day on Saturday.
Golf or fishing awaits during the day and we will have morning and evening devotional time with lots of food and fellowship as well. If you want to join us, let pastor Luke know if you’d like to spend the whole weekend or just the day on Saturday with us! Cost TBD depending on how many full weekend participants. Reach out with questions and to get your name on the list!
Pastor Luke

Online Bulletins
If you are watching church virtually you can find the bulletins on our website and go to the “We Worship” tab. The bulletins are located at the top of the page.

The nursery is open this Sunday from 9-11:45am, Sarah would love for you to bring your little ones downstairs to play.

Last Weeks Worship Attendance:

8:00am: 78

9:15am: 138

10:30am: 92

Online: 64

Lent 5:30pm:93

Lent 5:30pm Online: 39

Lent 7pm: 40

Total: 544


Last Week’s Offering:

Offering: $ 5,088

Online Giving: $2,011

Building Preservation $30

Total: $7,129


St Paul's Calendar


April 2023

Congregational Care Ministry

We are God’s people, and we are in the business of “one another’s.”

“Love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34)

“Serve one another” (Gal 5:13)

“Pray for one another” (Jas 5:16)

“Carry one another’s burdens” (Gal 6:2)

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”        (1 Thes 5:11)

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Gal 6:10)

As you can see, we are called by Jesus to care for each other and while pastors are a big part of that, there is a huge benefit and a call to involve others in the care of the congregation.  During our strategic planning survey, reaching out and caring for each other was one of the things that was very important to you.  In response to what you identified as a vital part of church life, I am excited to let you know that we are starting a Congregational Care Ministry team.

There will be a few different focuses of this team.  Some people will be visitors to see people in their homes.  The person who would be perfect in this volunteer role has the gift of mercy and compassion and is excited to be a presence in someone’s life as an encourager and a listening ear. This person will be able to talk with the person about what is going on with them, and based on their needs, pray out loud for them.  These will be additional visits to what the pastors are already doing. 

Another aspect of our Congregational team would be the card team.  These members would be responsible for sending birthday, holiday and general encouragement cards. (cards and postage provided.) The person who would be perfect for this volunteer role has the gift of mercy, compassion and administration and is excited to be an encourager in someone’s life.  This person may not be able to go visit people in their homes but feels called to minister to others.

If any of this sounds good to you and you would like to hear more about this, drop me an email at or call the office and let them know you are interested.  This Spring as we solidify our team, we will have a training session for those who are interested in visiting others, wherever they live. 

Joining with you as we serve each other,

Pastor Tori