Welcome to St. Paul’s!

Pastor Jennifer Gonsalves was installed on Palm Sunday. Bishop Daniel Beaudoin and our former Pastor, Sarah Schaaf, led the service and installed Pastor Gonsalves. The service can be viewed on Facebook if you missed it. Welcome Pastor Jen! Click here for more information about our new pastor.

Pastor Jennifer Gonsalves
Pastor Jennifer Gonsalves preached her first sermon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on March 21, 2018.

Covid Update – Church services in the sanctuary will continue. 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!

The Neighborhood Supper will be held April 27 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. 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. We have a list of dates for the year.

Schedule for Holy Week and Easter

Paul Beineke writes:

There are Sunday morning Easter activities planned for the children this year which try to balance effective public health practices with the opportunity to celebrate. You are invited to participate in any way you feel comfortable.  

For service (10:30) these options include: The sanctuary will be open with reduced capacity. The education wing will have room for over flow. The parking lot will carry the audio on FM 87.9. The service will be live on our Zoom account and will be posted to Facebook later in the day.  

For the education hour (9:30 PM) we have plans for both older and younger groups of children to participate in games, activities and Bible stories. For those that are unable to make it the activity bags will be delivered to their home the week after Easter.   All youth and children are welcome. If you have a moment to share your plans we would appreciate gaining a clearer picture of how many to expect.

March 31, 7:00 PM – Lenten Service at St. Paul’s, in the parking lot via FM Radio, and on Zoom. To access Zoom, call the church office for details.

This year a number of Easter week services will be held at Peace Community United Church of Christ, 4061 Columbus-Sandusky Rd S, Marion, OH 43302. Each year services rotate between St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Peace Community United Church of Christ, and Waldo United Methodist Church.

Maundy Thursday – April 1st – 7:00 PMPeace Community United Church of Christ. The Waldo community churches will gather at Peace Community. No Service at St. Paul’s.

Good Friday – April 2nd – 7:00 PMPeace Community United Church of Christ. The Waldo community churches will gather at Peace Community. No Service at St. Paul’s.

Easter Sunrise – April 4th at 7:00 AM. Peace Community United Church of Christ.

Easter Sunday School – 9:30 AM St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Waldo Paul Beineke writes:

We have plans for both older and younger groups of children to participate in games, activities and Bible stories. For those that are unable to make it the activity bags will be delivered to their home the week after Easter.   All youth and children are welcome. If you have a moment to share your plans we would appreciate gaining a clearer picture of how many to expect.

Easter Sunday Service – 10:30 AM. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Waldo.

The Church Directory has been published. If you have not picked up your copy, it is between the two doors going to the parking lot.

The Fresh Produce Distribution will next take place on April 2, 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.

Fresh Produce Distribution Today
Fresh Produce Distribution Today

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

Portals of Prayer January through March 2021
Portals Of Prayer January – March 2021 is a daily devotional for each day of the month.

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 – Deborah Circle has started once more! The next meeting will take place on April 13th at 9:30 AM. Margaret Heimlich will lead the Bible study. The Bible study is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Church. See the schedule here.

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

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.
Blessing Box Food Items
If you need some food items, take what you need. If you have some food items that you wish to donate, put them in the blessing box.

Zoom – 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 Claudia Fetter 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. The day is getting closer when 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!