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    ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
    Pentecost, 2020
    In this newsletter...

    This newsletter includes:

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


    COVID 19 Worship Status:

    Worship in the sanctuary is Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 10am. For worship at home, the service will be posted by 8am Sunday morning on Youtube and Facebook. DVDs and sermon copies are available by contacting the church office, between 9am-12pm on weekdays.


    If you decide to worship at home at this time, God bless you in your decision. If you decide to attend worship in the sanctuary at this time, God bless you in your decision. (Romans 14:22-23)


    REQUEST FOR GRADUATE NAMES

    Parents of our 2020 graduates, we would like to recognize the graduates in a bulletin insert next week.

    So that we can have a complete listing, would you please email your student's name and school to stpls@stpls.org by Thursday, May 28? Thank you!


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    1. ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
      Ascension, 2020
      In this newsletter...

      This newsletter includes:

      1. Devotional Thought
      2. Some thoughts on worship decisions
      3. Worship Preview for Sunday
      4. Announcements & New Camera Offerings
      5. Bible Study (Personal or Online--Zoom Meeting Info Below)


      COVID 19 Worship Status:

      Worship in the sanctuary is Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 10am. For worship at home, the service will be posted by 8am Sunday morning on Youtube and Facebook. DVDs and sermon copies are available by contacting the church office, between 9am-12pm on weekdays.


      If you decide to worship at home at this time, God bless you in your decision. If you decide to attend worship in the sanctuary at this time, God bless you in your decision. (Romans 14:22-23)

      1. ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
        6th Sunday of Easter, 2020
        In this newsletter...

        This newsletter includes:

        1. Devotional Thought
        2. Some thoughts on worship decisions
        3. Worship Preview for Sunday
        4. Announcements & New Camera Offerings
        5. Bible Study (Personal or Online--Zoom Meeting Info Below)


        COVID 19 Worship Status:

        Worship in the sanctuary is Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 10am. For worship at home, the service will be posted by 8am Sunday morning on Youtube and Facebook. DVDs and sermon copies are available by contacting the church office, between 9am-12pm on weekdays.


        If you decide to worship at home at this time, God bless you in your decision. If you decide to attend worship in the sanctuary at this time, God bless you in your decision. (Romans 14:22-23)

        1. ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
          4th Sunday of Easter, 2020
          In this newsletter...

          This newsletter includes:

          1. Devotional Thought
          2. Worship Preview for Sunday
          3. Bible Study (Personal or Online--Zoom Meeting Info Below)



          COVID 19 Worship Status:

          In-person Worship this weekend will once again be Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 10am. For previous communications and devotions about this plan, see the previous email or the website.


          Communion Update:

          As usual, the pastors are available by request to come visit you and bring communion. We will also resume celebrating communion in the services this weekend with these changes:

          • We will space out communicants at the altar (2-3 individuals per side or one family group)
          • No kneeling
          • Only individual cup, with cups spaced out on the tray
          • Only the two pastors will distribute
          • Rails up the stairs will be sanitized after every use


          A pastor will be available for the hour after church on Sunday for private communion in the sanctuary if you would like to come commune after viewing the service at home. Sign up by calling the office on weekdays between 9 and 12 or clicking here.


          If you decide to worship at home at this time, God bless you in your decision. If you decide to attend worship in person at this time, God bless you in your decision. (Romans 14:22-23)

          1. ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
            4th Sunday of Easter, 2020
            In this newsletter...

            This newsletter includes:

            1. Covid-19 Worship update
            2. Devotional Thought
            3. Worship Preview for Sunday
            4. Bible Study (Personal or Online--Zoom Meeting Info Below)


            1. COVID-19 Update:


            “They continued to hold firmly to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of the bread, and to the prayers” (Acts 2:42). As Christians we recognize that gathering together around Word and Sacrament is an essential part of the Christian faith and life. It is alone through these means of grace that God strengthens our faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection for us. Through faith in Jesus he assures us of our victory over death and our life with him, not only now on earth but even beyond this life into eternity in heaven.

             

            In light of these truths the Elders of St. Paul's have decided to resume public worship at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Our church doors are open, and you are welcome to join us as we gather around Word and Sacrament. You are free to come to church when you feel comfortable doing so.

             

            As we slowly transition back to our regular worship schedule, we will offer a 10:00 AM service on Saturday, which we will record for online viewing. We will also offer a 10:00 AM service on Sunday. The doors off Bond St. and the handicap entrance will be open (but not the back entrance/basement). We will expand worship times as need arises. While Saturday services continue, the recorded service will be viewable on Sunday morning by 8:00 AM for those who choose to continue to worship with us remotely at home. After the Saturday services are discontinued, the recorded service will be viewable by late Sunday afternoon.

             

            If you desire to worship with us at home at this time, God bless you in that decision. If you desire to worship with us in person, God bless you in that decision (Romans 14:22-23).

             

            Your Servants in Christ,

             

            The Board of Elders


            Roger Borchard, 989-792-3409

            Jim Finkbeiner, 989-781-1464

            Gary Johnson, 989-220-5472

            Ron Ruffini, 989-799-1386

            Ron Schreiner, 989-642-2180

            Carl Weihrauch, 989-928-6604


            After reading the devotional thought below, feel free to contact the elders with questions and comments.

            1. ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
              3rd Sunday of Easter, 2020
              In this newsletter...

              This newsletter includes (It's a big one! Use/read what is helpful to you and your family):

              1. Devotional Thought
              2. Worship Preview for Sunday
              3. Bible Study (Personal or Online)
              4. Prayer Requests
              5. Christian Counseling Information


              COVID Status: In-person Worship Services and other in-person church activities are still cancelled for the month of April. The school office will be open Monday through Friday, 9-12pm, for phone calls and for receiving offerings you would like to drop off. To support the work of the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society, please make out checks to Women Serving Christ and bring them before the end of the month.


              Please contact the pastors for spiritual care and encouragement at any time, and call the office to let us know if you are in need of assistance of any kind (groceries, lawn care, etc...)


              "May God be gracious to us and bless us. May his face shine on us--so that your way may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations." Psalm 67:1-2

              1. ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
                2nd Sunday of Easter, 2020
                In this newsletter...

                This newsletter includes:

                1. Devotional Thought
                2. Worship Preview for Sunday
                3. Bible Study (Personal or Online)


                COVID Status: In-person Worship Services and other in-person church activities are still cancelled for the month of April. The school office will be open Monday through Friday, 9-12pm, for phone calls and for receiving offerings you would like to drop off. Thank you so much for your continued support of St. Paul's ministry at this time, through prayers and offerings!


                Please contact the pastors for spiritual care and encouragement at any time, and call the office to let us know if you are in need of assistance of any kind (groceries, lawn care, etc...)


                "You have made know to be the paths of life. You will fill me with joy in your presence." Acts 2:28/Psalm 16:11

                1. ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
                  Holy Week, 2020
                  In this newsletter...

                  This newsletter includes:

                  1. Devotional Thought
                  2. Holy Week Worship Information
                  3. Bible Study (Personal or Online)


                  "Come, let us return to the LORD. For he has torn us to pieces, but he will heal us. He has struck us, but he will bandage our wounds. After two days he will revive us. On the third day he will raise us up, so that we may live in his presence." Hosea 6:1-2

                  1. ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
                    Weekend of April 5th, 2020
                    In this newsletter...

                    This newsletter includes:

                    1. A devotional thought and Bible study on one of the readings for this Sunday
                    2. COVID-19 Holy Week Worship and Bible Study updates and links for online worship opportunities
                    3. Northwestern Publishing House Resources


                    God bless you as you study his Word!

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                      ReadSt. Paul's Weekly Update
                      Weekend of March 29th, 2020
                      In this newsletter...

                      Sorry for sending this newsletter twice--I had a glitch! NOW we've added in contacts from our St. Paul's School list. Welcome, new "subscribers"! We hope this newsletter will be a weekly blessing to you.


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                      This newsletter includes:

                      1. A devotional thought and Bible study on one of the readings for this Sunday
                      2. COVID-19 Worship and Bible Study updates and a worship preview for this Sunday with ways to participate
                      3. A message from our treasurer


                      Please feel free to give feedback on what will be useful to you. God bless you as you study his Word!