Welcome to St. Paul’s!

Covid Update – Church services in the sanctuary have resumed. We are broadcasting to cars in the church parking lot via FM radio and you can attend via Zoom! The Church Service starts at 10:30 AM. Adult Sunday School will start at 8:30 AM on Zoom. Children’s Sunday School starts at 9:30 AM on Zoom. After every Service it is uploaded to Facebook. You can watch the service on St. Paul’s Facebook page.

Coming UP!

Super Bowl Sub Sale – Purchase a $4.00 sub for game day. Proceeds to go to the Youth Mission Trip fund. Ham and Cheese or Italian subs can be ordered. Order by January 17. The sign up sheet is on the church bulletin board.

February 5, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PMFresh Food Distribution at All Occasions. There will be NO Fresh Food Distribution in January since the first Friday of the month falls on New Year’s Day.

Portals of Prayers for January – March 2021 is available on the chair between the back doors as well as 2021 Offering Envelopes,

Sunday Preview by Pastor Bob on Facebook, at 7:00 PM on Tuesdays. Go to the St. Paul’s Facebook page. It will reflect on the past week’s sermon and Pastor Bob’s first thoughts on the lessons for the upcoming Sunday.

Pastor Bob will lead a Mid-Week Bible Study on the Book of Job at the church and on Zoom on Wednesday’s from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. The recording from Zoom will be posted later to the Church’s Facebook page. Job wrestles with the question of why bad things happen and has something for everyone.

Jim Wellhausen has made created a number of Sermonettes. They can be accessed on the menu above or by clicking on this link. The sermonettes cover a number of topics:

  • Why We Pray
  • Our Sins and are They Forgiven
  • To Judge or Not to Judge
  • Repentance
  • Bread and Wine, Body and Blood
  • The Story of Mary
  • Abraham, Isaac, God and his Son
  • God’s Kingdom, Our Kingdom and the Bible
  • Jephthat and His Daughter

Deborah Circle – Has been canceled due to the Covid epidemic.

The Flower Calendar has been posted on the Bulletin Board. Please sign up to provide flowers for a Sunday worship service.

We are updating the Church Directory. Please review your e-mail, phone number and other information for this year’s directory. You can review and revise your information in the church narthex.

The Neighborhood Supper has been postponed until February. See Penny Ward for information and to sign up to help. We provide free warm meals in styrofoam boxes to take home. Once the Covid virus crisis is over, we will be able to eat together at the church.

The Waldo Community Blood Drive will be held a St. Paul;s on Saturday, January 30th from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The December Blood drive collected 21 pints of blood. Thank you to all who supported the blood drive. Call 1-800 – RED-CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment. The sponsor code is: WALDO.

Brief Order for Healing will be held during the service on January 31. Each person will have the opportunity to receive laying on of hands and a blessing.

Blessing Box… A storage unit has been placed on the side of our existing shed to be used as a blessing box. The premise of the box is to provide non-perishable food items to anyone in need. If you would like to help, just place your donated items in the box. If there is no room in the box, leave the items inside the church. If you have questions, please contact Todd or Penny Ward. “Leave what you can, take what you need, but above all be blessed!”

Blessing Box
The Blessing Box has food items for people in need. If you have extra items to donate, please put them in the box.
Blessing Box
The blessing Box is located on the south side of the shed in the parking lot. If you need some emergency items, please check it out. If you have extra items to donate, please place them in the box.

The 2020 Diakonia class graduation took place on Saturday, October 10th at Saint John Lutheran Church, 5070 Newmans Cardington Rd East, Cardington, OH 43315. Todd and Penny Ward from our church graduated after completing the two year course. They highly recommend enrolling. Every 8 weeks another course starts. The classes are held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Click here to see more photos of the graduation.

Penny and Todd Ward graduated from Diakonia on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Portals of Prayer for January through March 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.

Portals of Prayer
Portals of Prayer is available, free of charge, You can pick it up at church.

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.

Reverend Robert “Bob” Ohrstedt has been hired as our Interim Pastor

The Fresh Produce Distribution will next take place on February 5, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 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 connection 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!