St. Pauls Lutheran Church
Welcome to St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Grand Island, Nebraska. We invite you to look around and get a feel for things. If you are not currently a member of our church, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to one of our weekly services. And of course, feel free to reach out and contact one of our pastors. We are home to an award winning Childcare and Preschool Center. For more information about our Childcare and Preschool click here. We hope you and your family will have a spirit-filled experience with us as we worship and celebrate Christ together at St. Pauls.
What's Going On?
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
A big thank you goes out to everyone that helped make this year’s VBS a great success! What a wonderful evening we had with Jennie Williamson’s and the kids’ performance this last Thursday at her concert! It was all received!
BLESSINGS & CONGRATULATIONS
Margaret Andersen Peterson, daughter of Marvin and Pam Andersen, will be ordained as a Lutheran pastor on July 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm. The service will be at First Lutheran Church, 463 Maria Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota. All are welcome. Following ordination she will be serving as a pastor for a congregation in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Messages of congratulations and blessings can be sent to Pastor Maggie at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church at 2427 Church St. Cross Plains, Wisconsin 53528.
FREE BOOKS IN CHURCH OFFICE
Pastor Edgar has cleaned out his library of books upon his upcoming retirement and anyone is welcome from the congregation to come into the church office and can take some books home.
LOST AND FOUND
Currently there are some coats that have not been claimed hanging on the coat racks in the east hallway. The coats will be picked up on July 1 if not claimed before then.
New schedules have been sent out so remember to check your email for your new schedule.
GOOD NEWS FOR OUR SAVIOUR’S LUTHERAN
Enough donations have been received from the Nebraska Synod flood relief contributions that Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Dannebrog will be able to renovate their building that was previously condemned due to the flooding in March. We are glad to be able to hear this recent news from Pastor Sheri Lodel this past week that the renovations will be starting in the new future for their congregation.
SAVE THE DATE
The Mission Vision team is planning an outreach on Thursday, July 11 at Grace Abbott park for the Jessy Karr band concert to hand out drinks and snacks for an evening of music, food, and fellowship. The concert will be from 8-9 pm.
A word to men about Stephen Ministry - Hey, guys. By now, I hope you've heard something about Stephen Ministry from the times we've emphasized it in worship. Now, I know that sitting for an hour or so per week with another guy, listening and talking about feelings, may seem foreign at bestor frightening at worst. But that's exactly why this ministry is so important, and why we need you to think about being a part of it. Because that conversation about what is going on inside of us in times when we are going through physical or emotional pain and struggle is the difference between putting those things to rest and having that weight grow heavier on our lives. I don't have to explain to most of you that men are confronted with challenges that weren't there in the past. I don't have to tell you about the prevalence of depression from it. This ministry is a big resource in men supporting each other, lifting each other up, as we're biblically called to do. If you'd like to hear more, get in touch with Pastor Bill, with Judy Harrie, or Kay Stofer.