Thank you to all of those who have been attending worship either through online or in person. Your continued giving and support of our ministry here at St. Paul does not go unnoticed and the council wishes to thank every one of you for your continued efforts to keep our church alive and doing well.
Once again, there has been a change in the church administrator. Corie Evans is moving and on to another adventure in their lives, so Karen Rau has been hired as our new church administrator. Karen has been a member of St. Paul for many years. She has lived in our community for over 25 years. She will begin her new adventure as church administrator on July 8th. We wish Corie Evans the best and bless her new adventure.
Here at St. Paul, we are continuing to get back to normal worship. We continue our in-person worship service every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. as well as online services. As we continue our in-person services we need servants to make our church service run smoothly. If you feel a calling to do any of the following, please see a council member or Pastor Harvey: lector, assistant minister, hospitality (see Ginger Flynn), ushers, and the big one – if you play the piano, please help Carolyn out in that area as she is currently the only pianist we have at the moment. A big thank you to all the musicians for making our worship service so beautiful each and every Sunday.
Some upcoming events that St. Paul is having are: August 7 – Lions Club Kidspree will be hosted at St. Paul’s this year. This is where kids who are less fortunate get the opportunity to get clothes, shoes, backpacks for school. Ginger Flynn is the contact person. It is a fun event and she could use some volunteers for this.
Beer and Brats will be on September 11th and will honor all EMS personnel. It is another fantastic outreach for St. Paul and if you feel a calling to volunteer, there is plenty of opportunities for you to help.
The memorial garden by the front door is progressing. We are waiting for the memorial stone and bench. Pricing for the names on the wall will be coming soon. It is my understanding that we can add names 4 times a year, at a cost to the family. This is through the Kobilan family memorial.
We are also in the process of getting the wood outside the church building stained. If you feel inclined to help, please let George Fosha or Matthew Heitmann know about your interests and I’m sure they will put you to work.
Corrie Evans has been cleaning the church for the last few years. With her moving, we are in need of another person to clean the church. If this is something you feel you would like to do, please let a council member know.
Finally, again, I would like to thank everyone for their continued giving to the church. As a council, we appreciate all that you have done through the pandemic and beyond. Without you, the daily things that we need to run the church would not be able to happen. Our weekly attendance seems to be steady at around 30 in person with another 10 or so online. Of course, we would expect to see a dip in that during the summer months as in any other given year, which has been the case this year as well.
In closing, we are moving forward with renewed energy and hoping to see everyone back to in-person services real soon.
Your church council thanks you for all of your continued support through the pandemic. Now it’s time to move forward.
Your church council,
Blair Bartling – President
Amanda Rowles – Vice President
Laurie White – Secretary
Matthew Heitmann – Member
Jeanette Bartling – Member