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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

Abide is a Verb

In the early 1990s, when I was at peak coolness, the Christian rap and hop-hop group DC Talk dropped their hit song, “Luv Is A Verb.” I listened on cassette, so I speak with authority: love is a verb, not a feeling.

Hope is also a verb. So is abide.

As Susannah can tell you, verbs are action words. But abide may seem like one of the least verby verbs. For me, abide’s action has much to do with stillness, silence, and solitude. For the Gospel of John, abide has much to do with obedience—obeying Jesus, imitating Jesus. 

There is a give and a take to abiding in Jesus. I know by experience that stillness, silence, and solitude with Jesus make it possible to obey and imitate Jesus. Apparently, this is exactly what Jesus meant when he said, “Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.”

“Words come easy but don't mean much,” sang DC Talk.

No matter when we get to worship in person again, every day we get to make abide mean everything. Abiding in God and God abiding in him made Jesus the Christ. Abiding in death, Christ brings life. Go and do likewise.


Jesus is the Gate of Liberation 

Stay Connected

This Weeks Readings
May 3, 2020
Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:42-47

1 Peter 2:19-25

John 10:1-10


May Epistle Click Here

April 26, 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 3 Pre Reader Activity Sheet
May 3  Reader Activity Sheet
Family Sunday School from Spark House
Douglas Talks
Jesus, The Good Shepherd
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