• ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
    First Special Anniversary Service & Funeral Announcement Weekend of January 17, 2020

    Introductory Thought

    Seek the Lord on the Dark Days


    Many were disoriented and unsettled by the events of this past week, especially the violence at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Christians hate to witness evidence of the sinfulness in the world and the deep depravity of mankind! We cry out, "Come quickly, Lord Jesus!" And we let moments like these drive you to the Lord in the prayer he taught us:


    -- "Our Father in Heaven": Like little children scared in the dark, we settle into our good Father's lap in prayer. We don't understand all that is going on and we don't know exactly what to do about it, but we trust that He knows all things and He knows what to do, that nothing can separate us from his love, and that he works all things for the eternal good of his children.


    --"Hallowed be your name": God's name is holy, good and perfect, set apart from all such atrocities. So we pray that God would lead us to call upon his holy name in every trouble, and allow us to reflect his holiness in all we believe, say, and do.


    --"Your kingdom come": God's kingdom comes all by itself, but we pray that God's kingdom would continue to come into the hearts of all people, not through force, but through the Word of God. We pray especially for those whose hearts have made an earthly kingdom their idol, that they come to know Jesus' kingdom which is not of this world, and which gives peace this world cannot give.


    --"Your will be done, on earth as in heaven." We are confident that God's will is done no matter what, but we also pray that it may be done in our hearts. So we pray that God would destroy whatever evil the devil, the world, and our sinful flesh want to bring out of this tragedy. Instead, we pray that God would use this to drive us back to his Word and Sacrament to be strengthened in faith.


    --"Give us today our daily bread." God gives good gifts to all people--even to the wicked, to me, to all those I am angry with or disgusted with right now, and to those with whom I disagree. I am no better than God! So I pray that I, too, may give good to all, even those I consider wicked, by praying for them and doing good to them. I also thank God, and ask God to continue to provide for all of us peace and order, godly and faithful leaders, good government, good friends, and faithful neighbors.


    --"Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us." When we see rebellion and rioting, we should not first throw our hands up in disgust at those people. We should remember that this was our attitude towards God from the time we are conceived. God should have put us to death our rebellion, but instead he was merciful to us, and put our hostility to death by putting his son to death on the cross in our place. What glorious undeserved love! God not give up on us in disgust--he forgave us in Christ! He still forgives us daily as we fight against our rebellious sinful flesh and enable us to forgive others from the heart.


    In blind revolt we would not see

    that rebel wills wrought death and night.

    We seized and used in fear and spite

    your wondrous gift of liberty...

    You came into our hall of death, O Christ,

    to breathe our poisoned air,

    to drink for us the deep despair

    that strangled our reluctant breath.

    How beautiful the feet that trod

    the road to bring good news from God!

    How beautiful the feet that bring

    good tidings of our saving King!"

    -CW 400:2, 3 (Martin Franzmann)


    --"Lead us not into temptation." Pray that God would not allow moments like these to lead us into despair, but instead lead us back to Christ and the victory we have in him.


    --"But deliver us from evil." We ask for God's protection and care for all people in our country in times of unrest, and we look forward in faith to the time when Jesus will deliver us from evil once and for all by taking us out of this sin-sick world to himself in heaven.


    --"For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen." The United States is just a tiny pawn in God's grand ruling of the universe. God is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. His is the glory and the power. And he has promised to answer our prayers according to his good will. Amen. Yes it shall be so.

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      ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
      Second Sunday in Epiphany Weekend of January 10, 2020

      Introduction & Notes

      2021 is a time for...


      Losing weight? Getting in shape? Changing my habits? Going on a trip? Going out of the house? Getting back to normal?


      You may feel like now that it's 2021 it is time for a lot of things. For the Christian, we know it is definitely time for the most important thing: The Kingdom of God to come into our lives!


      What is the kingdom of God? It is God's gracious ruling work in our hearts through the Gospel! When Jesus started his ministry (which we'll talk about this weekend), his first sermon recorded in Mark is, "The time is fulfilled! The Kingdom of God is at hand! Repent and believe in the gospel." The kingdom of God is still at hand today through the same gospel that Jesus preached and embodied.


      So 2021 is time for... for me to repent daily and to believe in the good news about the Kingdom of God!


      Notes


      -- Merry Christmas and Happy New Year St. Paul's family! "Though we are many, we are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another." (Romans 12:5) What a blessing to be united with each other through our Savior this past year! In the new year pray to Jesus that we may have the strength to love each other as one body as he instructs: "Be devoted to one another with brotherly love. Think of others as deserving more honor than yourselves... Be joyful in hope. Endure trials patiently. Persist in prayer... (Romans 12:10-12)." Endure and persist, because remember, it won't be long until Jesus returns. With every passing year and every passing day, "our salvation is nearer now than we we first believed (Romans 13:11)."


      --Bible studies resume today! Both studies are in the church basement for now. For this week, the 10am will be on Zoom again, and the 7pm will finish up its study on Civil Government. Next week Civil Government begins in the morning, and Pastor Buelow will begin a study on Jeremiah in the 7pm class. We will gauge interest to see which ones will be made available online.


      --Join today at 10am through the Zoom app, meeting ID: 813 9931 8006, passcode: 011081, or click: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81399318006?pwd=ZW5JR3BDL3d1RzNTZzNTZDlreEVrZz09


      -- Thank you to everyone who helped take down the Christmas decorations!


      -- Check the latest bulletin & the calendar for up to date announcements, and a list of our newly installed officers for 2021.


      Worship


      -- Sunday Worship is at 8:00am and 10:30 (mask-optional), with Bible Class and Sunday School in-between.


      -- Monday night worship (mask-required) is at 6:30pm.


      -- The livestream of Sunday 8:00am can be found here. See worship preparation below to get the hymns and readings ready (or find bulletin here)


      -- DVDs and sermon copies are available by contacting the church office, between 9am-12pm on weekdays.


      -- Private communion always available by appointment. Don't let anything separate you from God's means of grace! Call the office or call/email Pastor Naumann (412-0232); Pastor Buelow (412-0458)



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        ReadSt. Paul's Christmas Schedule
        Week of the Celebration of Christ's Birth 2020 A.D.

        Christmas Greeting and Schedule

        For to us...


        Isn't it exciting when someone is about to have a baby? Family members and close friends wait on pins and needles for the text or phone call that says, "Yep, she's this big and mom is doing fine..."


        For the parents, it's almost too much. God has entrusted this little child to me? What a gift. What grace.


        This week, we celebrate a gift and grace infinitely greater through the child that comes for us. Jesus was not just a cute little baby for his parents. He is the ruler of the universe, the wonderful counselor, the mighty God, the Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace! All packed into a 6 pound or so infant, and entrusted to us.


        What a gift! What grace! The fact that Jesus came into this world, "born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law" means that he is all of those things Isaiah listed for us. He came to us, even though we could never keep God's law perfectly the way he demands, and so deserve eternal death. He rules the world in truth and grace--for us--forgiving our trespasses against God's law! He wonderfully counsels us, giving us new birth through his good news! He is our mighty God! He is our caring Father! And he rules as the prince of our heart through faith, and gives us peace.


        How exciting is it that we get to celebrate that this week!? "For to us a child is born!" I'm on pins and needles as I wait to join the angels and our congregation of believers to sing in joy, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill toward mankind."



        Worship Service Times


        Christmas Eve Worship

        2:00pm (mask-required)

        4:00pm (Livestreamed)

        6:30pm


        Christmas Day Worship with Communion

        9:30am (also livestreamed)



        -Sunday Worship, the 27th, is at 8:00am and 10:30 (mask-optional), with no Bible Class and Sunday School this week.


        -Monday night worship, the 28th, (mask-required) is at 6:30pm.


        -New Year's Eve Worship is at 6:30pm.


        -The livestreams of the 4:00 Christmas service, the 9:30 Christmas Day service, and the other services can be found on our youtube page. See worship preparation below to get the hymns and readings ready (or find bulletin here)



        A note on loving each other as we make different worship decisions


        As we see people make different decisions in regard to worship than us, remember 1 Corinthians 13 and the love God demands from us, including love that is not selfish (1 Cor 13:5). The Greek is οὐ ζητεῖ τὰ ἑαυτῆς (oo zaytee ta eautays), which means "it is not seeking its own," in other words, "it does not insist on its own way." That verse continues, "[Love] is not irritable. It does not keep a record of wrongs."


        This means that there may be a way I want people to behave, but love does not insist on its own way. There may be irritation I feel when people make decisions I feel are wrong, but love is not irritable. I may feel people have wracked up a bunch of wrongs against me by the way they have been acting, but love does not keep a record of wrongs.


        For those of us on either side of personal decisions where there is no explicit command from God, we need to repent of our sometimes loveless hearts towards our brothers and sisters in Christ, for whom Christ died! We need to repent when we have allowed the irritation and records of wrong that are so common in the world today become part of Christ's family, which is not of this world! I need to repent of this every day.


        We do repent--and we return to the one who is love for our forgiveness. If anyone could have insisted on his own way, it is Jesus, the LORD of heaven and earth. But he did not. He lovingly submitted to the Father's plan for him to come into this world and lovingly serve people who did not deserve his love. The good news of Christmas is that he sought you, and instead of being irritated at our failure to love, he loved us all the more. He was born out of love for you, and he died on the cross--not to keep a record of our wrongs, but to forgive us and to purge the record of wrongs against us. Because of Jesus, we instead have a record of perfect love toward each other in God's eyes. Jesus' perfect, selfless, non-irritable, no-record-of-wrong-keeping love is what we have for each other through our one baptism into Christ.


        All of us with our different opinions and different decisions are united in Christ and his love. As 1 Corinthians 12 says, "For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we all were baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free people, and we were all caused to drink one Spirit... The eye cannot say to the hand, 'I have no need for you,' or again to the feet, 'I have no need for you'... You are the body of Christ, and individually you are members of it."


        If you love Christ (and you do!), remember that you love all of him. Christ is the head of his body--and what a wonderful leader he is who leads us to grow together into his love! I love Jesus, the head of the body! Which means I can't help but love the other body parts too. When you see or talk to someone who is making a different decision than you, say to yourself, "There is part of Christ's body! I'm so glad they are, and I'm so glad they are different than me. If I love the head of Christ's body, so I love his hand, eye, and foot too."


        This Christmas season, we sing with the angels, "Glory to the newborn king! Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!" So rejoice! We are reconciled, one with God through his love in Christ! And rejoice! That love reconciles us to each other too. "We love, because he first loved us."


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          Funeral Announcement +Della Mae Premo+

          Our dear sister in Christ, Della Premo, was called to her eternal home yesterday. Even as they mourn, the family rejoices in the promises God made to Della in her baptism. Her body, sanctified by the Holy Spirit, now rests until the last day. Her soul, purchased by the blood of Christ, rejoices in the loving presence of her Father. We mourn and rejoice with them with the same faith that Della had--faith in our loving Savior Jesus Christ.


          The funeral will take place at St. Paul's on Monday, December 21st, at 11:30am. Visitation will also take place at the church, beginning at 10:30am. The committal will follow the service, at Roselawn Cemetery.


          The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

          He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

          he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul:

          he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

          Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

          I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;

          thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

          Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

          thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

          Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

          and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


          Psalm 23

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            ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
            Fourth Sunday in Advent Weekend of December 20, 2020

            Introduction & Notes

            Receive the Christmas Promise


            This weekend the fourth Advent candle will be lit! Which means we are very close now. Do you have your shopping done? Have you gotten presents for everyone you'd like to get a present for? Are you ready to give those presents on Christmas Eve or Day?


            This weekend you don't have to worry about getting a last-minute present for God; you simply get to receive his present to you. Like David, Mary, and all Christians, simply receive the miraculous gift of Christmas from God through faith.


            Notes


            -If you are in need of assistance of any kind this Christmas, please let us know. We have many who are willing to provide food especially!


            Worship Service Times


            -Christmas Eve worship will be Thursday, December 24th, at 2:00pm (mask-required), 4:00pm, and 6:30pm.


            -Christmas Day worship with communion will be Friday, December 25th, at 9:30am.


            -Advent Midweek worship concludes tomorrow @ 3:30 and 6:30pm (mask-optional) under the theme: Prepare the Way for the Lord--Through Meditation. Both services will be live-streamed, since the first will begin with a 10 minute Sunday School program, and the second service will begin with four Christmas songs from the Adult Choir.


            -Sunday Worship is at 8:00am and 10:30 (mask-optional), with Bible Class and Sunday School in-between.


            -Monday night worship (mask-required) is at 6:30pm.


            -The livestreams of the 3:30 Advent service and Sunday 8:00am can be found here. See worship preparation below to get the hymns and readings ready (or find bulletin here)


            -DVDs and sermon copies are available by contacting the church office, between 9am-12pm on weekdays.


            -Private communion always available by appointment. Don't let anything separate you from God's means of Grace! Call the office or call/email Pastor Naumann (412-0232); Pastor Buelow (412-0458)


            -For other events, click on the Calendar link at the bottom of this email.


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              Third Sunday in Advent Weekend of December 13, 2020

              Introduction & Notes

              Real Christmas


              Sometimes Christmas doesn't feel like a real Christmas to me unless there's... snow! How about for you? What are the things you look for in your Christmas worship service, or decorations, or food, or presents?


              This weekend is all about looking for what makes Christmas a real Christmas. It's not Christmas lights and snow. It's not things that give us warm, fuzzy Christmas feelings. Christmas is about Jesus, the Light of the World, who is worthy of all our joy and attention because he brings a message of repentance and true life.


              Notes


              -Masks remain required on Monday nights. On Sundays and Wednesdays, you are welcome to wear masks if you'd like to wear one, but not required. Remember the love of your Savior, which unites us in his forgiveness, and leads us to love and honor each other even when we make different decisions. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs." 1 Corinthians 13:4-5


              Prayer: Holy Spirit, Creator and sustainer of Christian unity, open my eyes to see the wonderful privilege it is to be intimately connected to the congregation into which you've brought me. Make the other members and me every vigilant to the attacks of the devil's wicked schemes to sow the seeds of disunity and discord among us. By the power of your Word, defend us from those assaults of the evil one and strengthen the bonds of unity and peace in our congregation. Use me as an instrument of your peace in that effort. In the name of Jesus, the great reconciler. Amen.


              -If you are in need of assistance of any kind this Christmas, please let us know. We have many who are willing to provide food especially!


              Worship Service Times


              -Advent Midweek worship continues this week @ 3:30 and 6:30pm (mask-optional) under the theme: Prepare the Way for the Lord--Through Suffering and we welcome Pastor Patrick Ernst from St. John's, Frankenmuth.


              -Sunday Worship is at 8:00am and 10:30 (mask-optional), with Bible Class and Sunday School in-between.


              -Monday night worship (mask-required) is at 6:30pm.


              -The livestream of the 3:30 Advent service and Sunday 8:00am can be found here. See worship preparation below to get the hymns and readings ready (or find bulletin here)


              -DVDs and sermon copies are available by contacting the church office, between 9am-12pm on weekdays.


              -Private communion always available by appointment. Don't let anything separate you from God's means of Grace! Call the office or call/email Pastor Naumann (412-0232); Pastor Buelow (412-0458)


              -For other events, click on the Calendar link at the bottom of this email.


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              1. ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
                Second Sunday in Advent Weekend of December 6, 2020

                Introduction & Notes

                Are we there yet?


                The second Sunday in Advent is for all of us in the back seat of the car of life wondering, "Are we there yet, Jesus? Are you ever going to come back?" Maybe you're feeling that way about 2020! "Lord, will this ever be over!?"


                While we wait for troubles in this life to end, the second Sunday in Advent gives us two answers to our question, "Jesus, are you coming?":

                1. Yes, Jesus coming is sure, and it'll be here soon (as God sees it!)!
                2. Keep listening while you wait! Hold on to the eternal Word of God so that you'll be ready!


                Make sure to set aside time this Advent to focus your and your families hearts on what is important--not the glitter and the lights and the presents, but THE present given to us on Christmas, and the salvation we enjoy now and will enjoy fully when he returns. Use the worship options available to you to make worship a special time to be refreshed by God's Word, and try making a new devotion routine if you don't have one already (One option below, other options at the MLC website, complete with Children's Materials). God bless you during this season of preparing for "2nd Christmas" when Jesus comes again!


                Notes


                -Advent Midweek worship starts this week @ 3:30 and 6:30pm (both mask-optional) under the theme: Prepare the Way for the Lord--with Prayer and we welcome Pastor Jacob Kempfert from Gloria Dei (Glory of God) Lutheran Church.


                -Sunday Worship is at 8:00am and 10:30 (mask-optional), with Bible Class and Sunday School in-between, at the church. Between services, we continue our Bible Study, "O Lord How Shall I Meet You," focusing on the life and hymns of Paul Gerhardt and how they help us in times of trouble.


                -Monday night worship (mask-required) is at 6:30pm and will continue weekly through the month of January. There is plenty of room to spread out more than safely, and stay far under 20% capacity in the sanctuary (~120).


                -The St. Paul's School Band recorded a virtual concert last week. Click here to watch/listen. Thank God that these students can continue to learn and grow in our school as they are taught to glorify God!


                -The livestream is working!


                -For those worshiping at home this week: See worship preparation below to get the hymns and readings ready (or find bulletin here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzC3y8YQ1IYcfndHWmRhQ2t6TVhhVXoyTWNVN29vcHBJMzlxcjMyWEJhRGpKM3RfNXdKMHc?usp=sharing ).


                -DVDs and sermon copies are available by contacting the church office, between 9am-12pm on weekdays.


                -Private communion always available by appointment. Don't let anything separate you from God's means of Grace! Call the office or call/email Pastor Naumann (412-0232); Pastor Buelow (412-0458)


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                  ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
                  Thanksgiving & Advent 1 Weekend of November 29, 2020

                  In this newsletter...

                  Give Thanks to the Lord for He is Good! He Mercy Endures Forever!


                  That truth is not only what we celebrate this Thanksgiving, but also something that helps us prepare for the celebration of Christ's first coming as we look to the second coming (Advent). Make a list of all the blessings that God has given to you. If you have a family, do that with your family. Remind each other that even and especially in 2020 God is still good, and we can always be thankful because his mercy endures forever!

                  The pastors at St. Paul's are thankful for all of you--for our partnership in the good news of Jesus, and for the good work that Jesus is working in you through his Word!


                  Notes


                  -Thanksgiving Eve worship tomorrow (2 services)! 3:30 (Mask-required) and 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 25th.


                  -Sunday Worship is at 8:00am and 10:30 (mask-optional), with Bible Class and Sunday School in-between, at the church. Between services, we continue our Bible Study, "O Lord How Shall I Meet You," focusing on the life and hymns of Paul Gerhardt and how they help us in times of trouble.


                  -Monday night worship (mask-required) is at 6:30pm and will continue weekly through the month of January. The last few weeks have had attendance in the high 20s, so there is plenty of room to spread out more than safely, and stay far under 20% capacity in the sanctuary (~120).


                  -Midweek Advent Worship will begin next week under the theme: Prepare the Way for the Lord (Wednesdays at 3:30 & 6:30). We will host two guest ELS Pastors from nearby in the first two weeks as part of a rotation.


                  -Our livestream expert will personally oversee renewed attempts this week. I will decline to say anything else, so that I will not become the boy who cried, "Livestream" anymore.


                  -For those worshiping at home this week: See worship preparation below to get the hymns and readings ready (or find bulletin here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzC3y8YQ1IYcfndHWmRhQ2t6TVhhVXoyTWNVN29vcHBJMzlxcjMyWEJhRGpKM3RfNXdKMHc?usp=sharing ).


                  -DVDs and sermon copies are available by contacting the church office, between 9am-12pm on weekdays.


                  -Private communion always available by appointment. Call the office or call/email Pastor Naumann (412-0232); Pastor Buelow (412-0458)


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                  1. ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
                    Christ the King Weekend of November 22, 2020

                    In this newsletter...

                    This newsletter includes:


                    1. Devotional Thought
                    2. Worship Preview for Sunday
                    3. Bible Study


                    Notes


                    -Sunday Worship is at 8:00am and 10:30 (mask-optional), with Bible Class and Sunday School in-between, at the church. A new Bible class starts this week! It's called, "O Lord, How Shall I Meet You?" and will help us appreciate the hymns and life of Paul Gerhardt and apply his favorite Bible truths of comfort during cross and trial to our lives. Watch this video to get an overview of his life and impact.


                    -Monday night worship (mask-required) is at 6:30pm and will continue weekly through the month of January.


                    -The Livestream claims that it is fixed! While we have become suspicious of our livestream, we have reason to believe that it will indeed work from now on! We thank the Spaudes for all their hard work. Say prayers that everything works this Sunday.


                    -For those worshiping at home this week: See worship preparation below to get the hymns and readings ready (or find bulletin here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzC3y8YQ1IYcfndHWmRhQ2t6TVhhVXoyTWNVN29vcHBJMzlxcjMyWEJhRGpKM3RfNXdKMHc?usp=sharing ).


                    -As cases rise going into the winter season, we thank you all for continuing to make faithful decisions out of gratefulness to God's forgiveness as you balance the commandments like the...

                    • 1st (regarding fearing, loving, and trusting God above all things)
                    • 2nd (regarding bringing glory to God's name with all we believe and do)
                    • 3rd (regarding treasuring God's Word and worship)
                    • 4th (regarding respect for government)
                    • 5th (regarding love for our neighbor's welfare)
                    • 8th (regarding taking our neighbor's words and actions in the kindest possible way).


                    -Romans 14 is an excellent guide when we consider what Christians can do to serve and build each other up when there are situations where we may disagree. Read all of Romans 14-15 to review things to consider during this time. Here's Romans 14:13-18, 22-23:

                    • 13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. 14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. 15 If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died. 16 Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil. 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval. 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification...


                    • 22 So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. 23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.


                    -Thanksgiving Eve worship (2 services): 3:30 (Mask-required) and 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 25th.


                    -DVDs and sermon copies are available by contacting the church office, between 9am-12pm on weekdays.


                    -Private communion always available by appointment. Call the office or call/email Pastor Naumann (412-0232); Pastor Buelow (412-0458)


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                      Saints Triumphant Weekend of November 15, 2020

                      In this newsletter...

                      This newsletter includes:


                      1. Devotional Thought
                      2. Worship Preview for Sunday
                      3. Bible Study


                      Notes


                      -Sunday Worship is at 8:00am and 10:30, with Bible Class and Sunday School in-between, at the church. Monday night worship (mask-required) is at 6:30pm and will continue weekly through the month of January.


                      -As cases rise going into the winter season, remember that the devil will try to use this to separate you from your God. Your greatest protection at this time is the Lord, and the mighty power he gives you in his word. "Put on the full armor of God, so that you can stand against the schemes of the Devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against... the spiritual forces of evil... Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Ephesians 6:10-12... 17). This is a time for prayer, repentance, and a time to be strengthened with the means of Grace (God's Word in the Bible, Baptism, and the Lord's Supper). So, remember to set aside time to worship, whether in-person or at home. And if you are remaining home at this time, please contact the pastors to set up times for private communion. We are happy to come to you and bring Jesus' medicine of eternal life.


                      -This weekend we will host our Mission Speaker who was unable to come on Mission Festival. Pastor Karim Yaghlegi, who is doing Arab outreach in the Chicago area, will preach and present during the Bible class hour.


                      -The Livestream battle continues. The current plan is to replace the livestream box. If it's not working this Sunday, we will have a backup livestream on Facebook on our St. Paul's page.


                      -Wednesday morning Bible class will be livestreamed via Zoom. Questions are below. Click this link or enter the information below in the program/app Zoom. Meeting ID: 813 9931 8006 Password: 011081


                      -Thanksgiving Eve worship (2 services): 3:30 (Mask-required) and 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 25th.


                      -For those worshiping at home this week: See worship preparation below to get the hymns and readings ready (or find bulletin here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzC3y8YQ1IYcfndHWmRhQ2t6TVhhVXoyTWNVN29vcHBJMzlxcjMyWEJhRGpKM3RfNXdKMHc?usp=sharing ).


                      -DVDs and sermon copies are available by contacting the church office, between 9am-12pm on weekdays.


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