april15, 2021


Thank you for continuing to RSVP for worship.


RSVPs will be necessary so we can manage the numbers and properly social distance in our spaces for our indoor Sunday Services. RSVP’s allow us to contact people if there was a positive Covid case reported by someone in attendance at their service. We can fit 55 people in the sanctuary and 50 people in the fellowship hall. Both spaces will be available for each service. If you are wanting to ease back into worship, the 11am service has plenty of room.


Worship times are:

8AM for traditional liturgical worship

9:30AM for blended liturgical worship with traditional and contemporary music. The 9:30am service will be livestreamed on St. Paul's Facebook page.

11AM for Contemporary worship on even numbered Sundays and Simply Worship on odd Sundays. The 11am service will be livestreamed on St. Paul's Facebook page.

Virtual worship will continue to be available as well, posted each Sunday morning at:https://www.stpaulsinhanover.org/worship/online-resources

Cowboy worship is our plan for 5th Sundays at all services


Drive in worship will still be available at the 9:30 service. We will block off some spaces near the sanctuary, continue to broadcast on 89.5, and will have an usher deliver bulletins, communion elements, and collect offerings, all near the beginning of the service time. Please RSVP for drive in worship as well so we know how many spots to reserve.


An email reminder will be sent out at the beginning of each week to RSVP for the upcoming week.


Methods to RSVP:

Text WORSHIP to 763-220-8488 and follow the drop down options

Online by clicking the worship registration link: https://www.stpaulsinhanover.org/worship/rsvp

By calling Dawn in the church office at 763-498-8311

Email Dawn at d.bestick@stpaulsinhanover.org

Spring Clean Up

With outdoor worship only a month away, we are planning a spring clean up day for the outdoor chapel and other areas around the church grounds. Join us on Sunday, April 25 after the 11am service. We will begin with pizza, followed by yardwork and clean up for the outdoor services that will begin on Sunday, May 2. If you have yardwork equipment/tools, please bring them Sign up by calling the church office or responding to this email. Everyone is welcome! Sign up with one of the following options so we know how much pizza to order:

Sunday Scripture Readers

Anyone interested in reading scriptures during the 8, 9:30 or 11am services, please contact Dawn by email or calling the church office. Even if you have never read in the past, this may be something new you might want to try. Scriptures are sent out at the beginning of the week so you can look them over ahead of time.

National Day of Prayer

St. Paul’s will be holding a National Day of Prayer service on Thursday, May 6, at 7pm in the sanctuary. Please join us as we pray for America. The service will include patriotic music and readings. The theme for 2021 is Lord Pour Out Love, Life & Liberty based on 2 Corinthians 3:17. All are welcome!

Acts of Kindness

So much kindness was spread by the families of St. Paul's. Our windows were filled with post its of people making a difference in the lives of others; being the hands and feet of Jesus. Let's continue the kindness! Challenge for the May Communicator: call or email Dawn with more acts of kindness; let's fill a page of the May Communicator with a reminder that we all can make a difference! If you were unable to see the post its in the windows at church, here are just a few of the 259 that were posted:

  • My daughter offered to help around the house and with her siblings

  • I congratulated my brother on passing his driver's test

  • I did my mom and dad's laundry

  • I help out at church

  • I tipped a fast food worker


Quilting on Tuesdays at St. Paul's

Each Tuesday from 1-3pm, quilters will meet at St. Paul's to tie completed quilted to be donated to those in need. No experience necessary! All are welcome.

90th Birthday Card Celebration for Bev Kirchner

Bev Kirchner turns 90 on April 28 and her daughter is having a card party for her. If you would like to help make Bev's birthday special please send a card to: Beverly Kirchner, 1423 Heritage Court NW, Hutchinson, MN 55350.

Sunday, April 11 Attendance:

8am-42

9:30am-64

11am-23

Virtual-18

Sunday School- 15

Total-162

Sunday, April 11 Offering:

General Fund-$6,548

Capital Fund-$300

Haiti Mission-$100

Online-$1,304

Total-$8,252

Mortgage Balance:

Approximately $9,109

Have a great weekend!!