Covid Update – Church services in the sanctuary have been suspended for the time being. Click here for Pastor Ohrstedt’s message to the congregation. We are broadcasting to cars in the church parking lot via FM radio and you can attend via Zoom! The Church Service on October 25 will start at 10:30 AM. Adult Sunday School will start at 8:30 AM. After every Service it is uploaded to Facebook. You can watch the service on St. Paul’s Facebook page.
The Women of the Church Thankoffering Service will be Sunday, November 15th at 10:30 AM. Jullian Russell will be giving the sermon.
Christmas Poinsettia Sale – You may purchase 6 1/2″ potted red poinsettia for $11.00 per plant. They will decorate the Church at Christmas, then you may take them home. You can dedicate the plant to someone who has passed or in honor of someone living. See Pastor Bob or Penny Ward. The deadline for placing orders is Sunday, November 8th.
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.
College Student Support and Outreach – St. Paul’s will be sending care packages to over 20 college students beginning in early November. Homemade cookies, fudge, candy, etc. are needed. Let Angie Griffith or Pastor Bob know if you are available to make these goodies.
Deborah Circle will meet on Tuesday, November 10th at 9:30 AM. Barbara Seitter will lead the Bible Study Holly Future – Remembering the Time to Come. Esther Levering is in charge of the Worship offering. All women are welcome!
Green Bucket Ministry – A green bucket is located in the church narthex. If you know of someone in need, please submit their name. They can either be a member or non-member. The elders will review the submitted names with the pastor. The names and circumstances of those suggestions will remain confidential. Please provide enough information so that the elders can thoughtfully consider those needs. The bucket will remain through November.
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!”
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.
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.
The Fresh Produce Distribution will next take place on November 6, 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.
The next Drive – thru Neighborhood Supper will take place on November 10th from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. The free meal is available for anyone. A meal will be provided in a styrofoam container to take home. Sign up is available on the Family board to work and/or donate brownies. If you have questions contact Penny Ward.
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!
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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!