For this reason we also, since the day we heard about it, your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints, have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all perseverance and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 1:9-14

Declaring & Teaching – Jesus is Lord!

Wow, Paul’s letter to the Colossians is a prayer for us as well!

I encourage you to read the rest of Paul’s letter and that you continue to pray the above prayer and seek His wisdom and will for your individual life and our life together here at St. Paul.

Paul suggests we joyously give thanks, so let’s do that. We have much to be grateful for, where to begin. A big thanks go out to Jennifer Gatke and Jill Richard for a very successful live-drive-thru nativity, it was a lot of work and many were blessed in coming together for this Christmas Celebration. Pastor has done an incredible job of engaging our congregation during the Advent Season including the many extra services and all that entails.

Thank you to those who were able to participate in the elections that were held in December and for Dottie stepping up to run this very important meeting. We are also very appreciative of Craig and Elaina Anderson who have agreed to serve in the roles of Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer this year.

There are many other blessings that we will be acknowledging during our January Voters’ Meeting. Typically during this meeting the Pastors, Officers and Board Chairs present a summary of the church’s activities from the previous calendar year. In general the church is strong financially and spiritually.


The council meeting will be Thursday, January 20 at 4:30 PM and the voters’ meeting will be Sunday, January 23 at noon.



Tim Grace