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?
NEW GROCERY CARD PROGRAM
We are starting up a program to help us reduce the church debt. We are selling gift cards from Hy-Vee and Super Saver which can be used to purchase groceries, prescriptions, or gas at each store. Just fill out the order form in the bulletin and place in the offering plate or drop off at the church office. The church will receive a small portion of the purchase on each card which will be used to reduce the principal on our debt. Periodically we will have members selling cards after services in the gathering area. This is not considered a donation since the cards you purchase will have full face value. The gift card from each store can be used until the full amount is used up. These cards are not reloadable, so once you use the full amount they can be discarded and you can contact one of the people selling them for a new card or fill out another request form. Jacki Marsh, Jan Cook, Nancy Chavez, Sandy Towne, and Vicki Madsen are selling cards.
For any questions you can ask Vicki Madsen at (402) 990-8223 or Ron Peterson at (308) 382-3280.
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF SCHOOL KITS
During the month of August items will be collected for Lutheran World Relief school kits. We are encouraging everyone to get involved to help the women with their Mission Project. We will be collecting the items when they are on sale in August and then help pack the items for shipment in November.
Items to be collected will be the following: Rulers, #2 pencils, ball point pens, pencil sharpeners, kid scissors, 24 ct. crayons, 70 sheet notebooks
A collection table has been set up in the Fellowship Hall for these items to be collected.
OPEN HOUSE FOR ST. PAULS CORNERSTONE EARLY LEARNING CENTER
Come and learn about our new curriculum program beginning on September during our house on August 27 from 6:30-7:30 pm this next week. See the included insert for this week’s bulletin.
“UP WITH PEOPLE” CONCERT
The “Up With People” organization will be in Grand Island from August 26-September 2. They will be performing their concert on Saturday, August 31 at Grand Island Senior High at 7 pm. They need lots of host families who will provide beds, breakfast, evening meal and transportation. If you can host some youth, please contact Jan Cook at 308-384-8721 or cell 308-390-6430. Jan’s email address is
GATHERING TABLE MEAL
Volunteers needed - St. Pauls will be serving the Gathering Table meal at the Salvation Army on Sunday, August 25. 6-8 individuals, age 10 and up, are needed to do this work. Please contact Pastor Bill if interested at 308-370-2055.
PASTOR EDGAR’S RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
Pastor Ed’s retirement on October 1 is drawing nearer. His final Sunday leading worship will be September 29. Here is an update on his retirement and the pastoral transition.
On September 29 we will have single worship service and potluck celebration to honor Pastor Edgar for his retirement from St. Pauls. The worship service will be at 10 am, potluck dinner will be at 12 noon, and to follow will be children’s activities, an open mic time for sharing of stories, and well wishes for Pastor Edgar’s retirement from ministry.