Summer 2022 – A Note from Pastor Don

S.P.A.R.K.  (St. Paul Church’s Announcements to Read and Know) Summer 2022 In his report of the 50th anniversary celebration, Pastor F. Westerkamp, commenting on the fact that the congregation was getting old, said it so well: “May our gracious God grant that the dear Gospel of Jesus, the Savior of sinners always remain new, sweet, precious, […]

June 2022 – A note from Pastor Rich

Greetings in Christ Jesus, Welcome to the Season of Pentecost.  All summer we will be in Pentecost.  What does this mean?  This is the time we focus on growing together in the life of God.  The Scripture readings focus on the life of Jesus in His Church.  The Church uses the color green.  This represents […]

June 2022 – A Note from Pastor Don

S.P.A.R.K.  (St. Paul Church’s Announcements to Read and Know)                          June 2022 For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living. (2 Thess. 3:11,12)   Paul, […]

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May 2022 – A Note from Pastor Don

S.P.A.R.K.  (St. Paul Church’s Announcements to Read and Know) May 2022 Dear Friends,   Easter 2022 was one to remember. The sunrise service was beautiful; our youth group served breakfast after a two-year hiatus, and there were so many in attendance at the 8:30 & 10:45 services – it was wonderful! Let’s continue being edified […]

May 2022 – A Note From Pastor Rich

Greetings in Christ Jesus Jesus Christ is Risen!  The Easter message is wonderful news!  Some day we will walk into heaven.  Because He lives, we can walk through that door.  We have an incredible life to come. I know that my Redeemer lives, and because He lives, I shall live also.  May this truth be […]

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A Note from Pastor Don – April 2022

Spark April 2022 Link   Dear friends, Being as we’re two-thirds of the way through Lent, and church work has been increasing these last couple months, I’ll offer you a brief string of items from my plate as they come to mind:         Many thanks to Frannie Moss for doing double duty […]

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A Note from Pastor Don – March 2022

S.P.A.R.K.  (St. Paul Church’s Announcements to Read and Know) March 2022 – A plan for Holy Week 2022 Dear friends in Christ, By the time you read this newsletter, we will have begun our Lenten worship series, “In View of God’s Mercy.” I outlined the series in my article in last month’s newsletter. Holy Week […]

A Note from Pastor Rich March 2022

Greetings in Christ Jesus Beware the Ides of March! It refers to the assassination of Julius Caesar, which marked the turning point in Roman history.  Now it can refer to a change that might happen.  Could there be a turning point this March with the invasion of Russia into Ukrainian territory? How should we be […]

A Note from Pastor Don – February 2022

S.P.A.R.K.  (St. Paul Church’s Announcements to Read and Know) February 2022   Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. Romans 12:1   Lent is a season when we take a look at our lives in view of […]

Greetings in Christ Jesus – Pastor Rich – February 2022

Greetings in Christ Jesus, Welcome to February.  The daylight is returning!  Watch the groundhog see how long winter will last.  As days become longer, we are reminded that light breaks into darkness.  Forty-nine years ago on January 22, darkness came into our country by the Supreme Court in Roe vs. Wade.  Since then over 60 […]