Covid Update – Church services are being held in the sanctuary again. Social distancing protocols are in place and will continue. We are also broadcasting to cars in the church parking lot via FM radio and you can attend via Zoom! The Church Service on September 20 will start at 10:30 AM. Adult Sunday School will start at 9:30 AM. There will be continuous communion.
Coming UP! – Saturday, September 26 The Waldo Community Blood Drive will be held from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at St. Paul’s. Please call the Red Cross to make an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS. You can also visit RedCrossBlood.org. The sponsor code is: Waldo
Sunday, September 27, A brief Order for Healing will take place during Sunday’s service at 10:30 AM. Each person will have the opportunity to receive laying on of hands and a blessing.
On Tuesday evenings Pastor Bob continues a Prayer and Study session called Sunday Preview on Facebook Live from 7:00 to 7:30 PM. It will reflect on the past week’s sermon and Pastor Bob’s first thoughts on the lessons for the upcoming Sunday.
Mid-Week Bible Study, The Book of Acts continues on Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the church and on Zoom. If you have not signed up and are planned to attend, please let Pastor Bob know. For information on using Zoom click here.
Portals of Prayer for October through December is available free of charge during regular business hours, Monday, Wednesday and Friday and on Sunday mornings. For every day of each month there is a story, words of encouragement, a prayer, and suggested Bible readings. You can pick up your free copy at church on Sunday mornings too.
The Reverend Robert Ohrstedt has been hired to become our interim pastor through the end of the year. He just celebrated 40 years in the ministry! Read more information about Pastor Bob here. Pastor Bob has written a message to the congregation.
Paul Beineke writes: …
“The safety committee has a seating plan which can accommodate about 70 depending on the size of family groups. Expect one way hallways through the church building, please follow the deacon’s and ushers routing. A service of the word … is planned to limit your total time in the building to less than one hour. Upon the conclusion they will dismiss families individually. Please save your conversations for the parking lot. If you are not comfortable in the sanctuary, seating with safe distancing will be available in the education wing and the service will be repeated on the TV. If you are not comfortable or able to join us in the building I will have the audio portion available in the parking lot (just like the past 3 weeks) on FM 87.9. The service will also be live streamed on Zoom so you can watch from anywhere. The final option will involve recording the service and posting to our Facebook.
The Fresh Produce Distribution will next take place on October 2, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The distribution will take place at All Occasions, 6989 Waldo Delaware Rd. Waldo, Ohio. About 10,000 pounds of food are generally distributed.
Contact Chris Seiter at the Church Office for Zoom connection details. You can attend via computer, smart phone, or phone. Members of the church should have received a letter with the information.
The Elders, Jim Wellhausen and Linda Lovell are providing assistance. If you have a concern, problem, or prayer request, they have a ready ear and are just a phone call away.
Our prayer chain is ready for prayer requests. Again contact the Elders, or Chris Seiter.
Philippians 4:6 “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
We pray that everyone comes through the present crisis unscathed. Please say some extra prayers and lend a (virtual) helping hand to those around you. While life has been turned upside down, each of us has faced far worse in our personal lives. The only difference now is that we all are facing the same crisis together at the same time. Take this time to study your Bible. Pray! Steady those who are unsteady. Reassure those who are scared. At some point this crisis will be over. God is with us! May God smile on you this and every day! He is holding you in His Hand. Someday we will meet together again as we have done in the past and rejoice!
You can get up-to-date information on our congregation from our Facebook page too.
For upcoming events and dates see This Week!
Thanks for visiting us online. Please take a few moments to explore some of the ministries of our church community. Nestled in the village of Waldo, Ohio, we gather across generations to worship, learn, encourage, serve, and share the story of God’s gracious love. If you are looking for a welcoming community where your faith can grow in fellowship with others, come join us!