Given the severity of the pandemic in our area, Council made changes to worship, office hours, and church activities to help protect the health of St. Paul people and our neighbors.
Worship will be online only starting this Sunday, through and including Sunday, January 17.
The office will be open Mondays 8a to 1p and by appointment only on other days.
Christmas Eve worship will be online only.
Christmas Meal leaders are making arrangements for take out and delivery only and no dining in.
But note, the Thanksgiving Baskets are going ahead as planned this Saturday.
With recent positive news about a vaccine, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Let your eager anticipation of returning to joyful, song-filled in person worship--and all other new normal activities--be known in the way you draw close to one another in prayer and love and service to others. Christ, our true light, shines ever brighter.
CHRISTMAS CAROLS We are in need requests for Christmas songs for this years' Christmas Carols. Please contact the office with your requests. Thank you.
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.
A modified in-person worship has resumed for those who wish to attend in person. For those who wish to remain home we will live stream the service on line each week.
You get to invest in calling people to worship, feeding hungry people, and nurturing a sense of community and hope despite the isolation and uncertainty. Your gifts mean even more now, in these economically chaotic times.
Worship November 29, 2020 First Sunday of Advent Areas highlighted in pink below will link you to the readings.
Gathering Prelude O Come, O Come Emmanuel arr. David Lanz Greeting
Prayer of the Day
Word GospelMark 13:24-37 Sermon Prayers of Intercession
Sending Dismissal Postlude Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence arr. Michael Larkin
Prayer Requests —For Max Bailey, Jackie Cannon, Kelly Cullen, Kevin Donahue, Vince Donahue, Mitch Drury, Lisa Gerwulf, Diane Guntzel, Nancy Grant, Pauline Ferguson, David Keefer, Rick Kowzic, Margaret Laipple, Mary Miller, Dorothy Pietscher, Donna Santiago, Jen Schau, Fern Schilling, Lois Schmidt, Payton William, Glory Reynolds, Karla Trude, Carolyn, Karla, Kathleen, Kayla, Jeremey, Jordyn.
—For the homebound: Darlene Clausen, Jean Luckritz, Irene Nielsen, Sherry Walling, Ardena Zirbes
—For those in care facilities: Edith Beferd, Betty Chekal, Barb Echelbarger, Marian Edwards, Bob Farwell, Joan Guidebeck, Evelyn Hubbart, Gene Otten, Marge Marlowe, and Peggy Young
--For those who have passed: Cookie Cook, David Witt, Vernetta Goff, Sandra Birt, Diane Dornbush, Edward Zirbes, Gary Reynolds, Doug Owen