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Saint Paul Worship Updates COVID-19
*St. Paul church building will be closed through April 6. All worship services have been suspended during this time.
Please keep up to date by using our website and Facebook

*Please join us tonight, Wednesday, March 25 on Facebook at 8:00 pm for a live stream of the
Holden Evening Prayer.

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

Don't fill the silence: it's already Full

God said to Elijah, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake;  and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1st Kings 19) 

In silence, there is a voice.  

Waiting for me in silence were (and are) some of my life’s most profound questions and truths. And even though it can terrify me, I also hunger for silence. Being in control is a poor substitute for being loved. Avoiding silence only means that need for love controls me. Even when silence provokes, confuses, or feels painful, God is present. Becoming present to God’s presence in silence wakes me up to God’s presence in all other times and places—including the “storm,” “earthquake,” and “fire.” 

Thanks be to God. 
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith 
Contemplative Sit Resources
Experience the Whole Christ Bible Study
Pastor Clark is trying something new this week. Find out by watching this video.
An invitation from Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton
Reminder, News, Events
If you have items to donate to the Easter food baskets please contact
Roberta Jurgerson to make arrangements.
If you are in need of her contact information you can reach out to the church office for it. 
Stay Connected
This Weeks Readings
March 29, 2020
Fifth Sunday in Lent

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Romans 8:6-11

John 11:1-45


St. Paul's Website
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March Epistle Click Here
Thank You
Kids Corner
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. 

Sermon 4 Kids Handout
March 29 Pre Reader Activity Sheet
March 29 Reader Activity Sheet
Click here for March 22, 2020 Worship
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