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St. Paul church building will be closed through May 24.
All worship services have been suspended during this time.
Please keep up to date by using our website and Facebook

Kristin, our church secretary, will be working from home during this time of closure. 
If you need to reach the church office calls are being forwarded to her during normal business hours of Monday-Friday 8-4.
The churches phone number is 563-242-4102
You can also reach the church office through email at

We appreciate your willingness to continue your faithful giving during this time.
  • You can mail your offering to the church at 715 S.Third Street Clinton, IA. 52732
  • There is a locked mail box to the right of the door that you can also put your offering in if you would like. 
  • There is a link on the website where you can give electronically if you would like to give that way. 
  • We will continue to do weekly deposits during this time. 
Worship Live Stream


“To put up with or endure” is the first definition of abide In English. And are these days not a test of endurance? 
I am often: 
  • exhausted 
  • infuriated our American ideal of individualism means the poor and people of color bear the brunt of the pandemic 
  • anxious about the future 
  • heartbroken when loved ones of people I care about die of COVID  
I am often also: 
  • grateful 
  • goofing off with my kids 
  • enjoying video production 
  • celebrating others’ kindness and courage 
  • experiencing God’s presence 
It takes discipline to receive both, to deny neither, to not react compulsively, to respond wholeheartedly, and to trust. This is the test of endurance: not to survive or merely “put up with” but to do in this difficult season what Jesus did and taught. |

Jesus is the Way, Bible Study

Stay Connected

This Weeks Readings
May 10, 2020
Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 7:55-60

1 Peter 2:2-10

John 14:1-14


Would you like to participate in online worship? We would love to have different people participate by helping out with doing video readings. If you are interested let Kristin in the office know. You can call her at 563-242-4102 and choose option 3 or email her at It is nice to have a variety of people help out with on line worship. 
If you would like to listen to an encouraging word from the pastor.
You can access it by calling into the church office at
563-242-4102 and select option 5. 
Last week, I granted April Blount, St. Paul's Director of Music, a temporary medical leave of absence. She is safe and not in any imminent danger, but she is unable to work. This leave is effective now through the end of May.

Feel free to express your prayers and well-wishes to April, but please refrain from contacting her about church or work related matters. Let's give her the gift of space and time to focus on her health.

Thanks and peace,
Pastor Clark
May Epistle Click Here

May 3, 2020 Worship

Saint Paul families here are some resources for the kids. Make sure you watch our Facebook page for fun links you can use to engage with. If you don't have Facebook the links are attached here for your convenience.

Sermon 4 Kids Handout
May 10 Pre Reader Activity Sheet
May 10  Reader Activity Sheet
Family Sunday School from Spark House
Hey kids here is a song for you to sing and move to. 
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