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"Be Still," is our Lent theme. As St. Paul offers online worship tomorrow at 9:15 am,
I pray God draws you into stillness and gives what God promised: a profound awareness that God is God and that God is love.
Worship aids, a prayer list, and announcements are included below. 

Stillness is the move
  • from seeking control to surrendering it
  • from blaming to grieving
  • from numbing to waking up to your vulnerability and true God-given power
  • from me to we
Participate live or archived on YouTube
Consider also your giving to God through St. Paul. Give now online by clicking here. Or by mailing a check to 715 South Third Street, Clinton, IA 52732. 

In-person worship is suspended and the building is closed at least through Monday, April 6, but ministry continues in Christ's name. You get to invest in calling people to worship, feeding hungry people, and nuturing a sense of community and hope despite the isolation and uncertanity. Your gifts mean even more now, in these economically chaotic times. 

Many are suffering. Many are dying. Much is being lost. But Easter is coming. God brings life from the dead, and Christ's resurrection is our resurrection. Your offering proclaims that good news. 
Give Now
Finally, take a moment to imagine where you sit in the sanctuary. Who sits in front of you? Who sits behind? Beside you? Commit now to calling one or two of these brothers and sisters in Christ today. It is the fellowship that for many of us that fills worship with joy and consolation. You can give and receive those gifts even now.
Worship
March 29, 2020 Fifth Sunday in Lent


                             
Gathering

Welcome
Announcements
Psalm 46
Prelude
Children's Blessing

Peace 
   The peace of Christ be with you always. And also with you.
Prayer of the Day


Word

Gospel
Sermon
Hymn of the Day
Prayers of Intercession
Lord's Prayer



Sending

Blessing
Sending Song
   
"They will know we are Christians by Our Love"
Dismissal
Go in Peace. Remember the poor. Thanks be to God. 
 
Prayer Requests
—For Max Bailey, Blade Family, Jackie Cannon, Kevin  Donahue, Vince Donahue, Dale Etheridge,  Gail Etheridge, Nancy Grant, Kelly Cullen, Pauline Ferguson,  David Keefer, Rick Kowzic, Margaret Laipple, Mary Miller, Doug Owen, Dorothy Pietscher, Gary Reynolds, Donna Santiago, Fern Schilling, Lois Schmidt, Judy Sexton, Payton William, Carolyn, Karla, Kayla, Jeremey, Jordyn, Joshua.

—For the homebound:  Darlene Clausen, Jean Luckritz, Sherry Walling,  Edward and Ardena Zirbes.

—For those in care facilities:  Edith Beferd, Betty Chekal, Clayton Cook, Marian Edwards, Bob Farwell, Joan Guidebeck, Evelyn Hubbart, Gene Otten, Marge Marlowe, and Peggy Young

Announcements
-The community meal will be tonight at 5:30 pm. The meal will be served as a carryout/delivery meal. Thank you to everyone who has donated their time, food items, and financial support for this meal. 

-Easter Baskets will be distributed on Saturday, April 4 as planned. If you have food items to donate please call Roberta to arrange a time to drop items off.Roberta's number is 563-249-8864. At this time over thirty baskets will be distributed. Thank you to everyone who donated food items, time and financial support for these baskets. It is greatly appreciated. 

-The annual WELCA Spring Program is scheduled for April 18. This years theme is Faith, Family, and Music. The speaker is April Blount.

-The April Epistle was mailed out for those who usually pick it up. Please watch your mailbox for it. 

-Please watch our website, Facebook, and E-News letter for updates about worship services. 
https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/
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