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?
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Sunday August 19
Pre-K - College Age and teachers/school staff bring your backpacks to worship for a special blessing and a festive day as we kick off a new school year in Jesus' name.
9am - Backpack Blessing
10am - JOYful Ministry Fair
11am - Backpack Blessing and Camp Celebration
JOYful Sunday Schedule August 19
9AM – Backpack Blessing
Students of all ages are invited to bring their backpacks to worship. You will receive a special gift to hang on your backpacks as a reminder of God’s love as well as a special blessing for the school year ahead.
10AM – JOYful Ministry Fair
Grab a Ministry Passport and journey around the fellowship hall and gathering area as you visit numerous tables to learn about various ministry opportunities. Along the way you can register for Sunday School and ReNEWal, sign up to serve in the new concession stand, learn about rotational Sunday School, donate items for Smoreytelling and more. Enjoy an ice cream sundae too!
11AM – Backpack Blessing and Camp Celebration
During worship the kids who attended Carol Joy Holling Camp this summer will share a song and slideshow with the congregation. Wear your camp t-shirt!
Smore Donations Needed
Starting August 19 help stock the Smore Shelf for Wednesday evening Smoreytelling. Bring donations of full size Hershey Bars, large marshmallows and graham crackers (both regular and gluten-free needed).
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF SCHOOL KITS
Its back to school time - School supplies are on sale in the stores.
For Lutheran World Relief, if you would like to help donate supplies for our annual school kits, the following are needed: 70 sheet notebooks, 30 centimeter rulers, pencil sharpeners, blunt end scissors, #2 pencils, erasers, and black or blue ball point pens. Any questions please contact Beth Cumming 308-226-2506.The school kits will be assembled at a later date in October.
HOSPITALITY MINISTRY…SOME CHANGES COMING
During the next several weeks you will see a variety of changes in how we will welcome people and show hospitality. The Worship Vision Team made Sunday morning hospitality a high priority for this fall. Some of the changes will reflect what people see as they enter our church. We want to create a warm, welcoming first impression. Some of the changes will be how we greet people and introduce them to others, and changes to furnishings and space.
The LIVE Contemporary Worship team is looking to expand our team.
We are looking for instrumentalists and vocalists, ages 13-100. We will NOT be rehearsing during Wednesday night programming. Practices will start the week of August 13. Dates and times TBA.
NEW DATE FOR MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER ANNOUNCED
The next date open for registration with a location closest for a
Marriage Encounter retreat coming up is on October 28-29.