Hello everyone!

Thank you all for a wonderful 2021. I am looking forward to 2022 and all the opportunities we will have to grow our faith together! We are truly blessed at St. Paul Lutheran.

In Sunday school, we are picking back up where we left off before Advent with our study of the Old Testament.  Starting on Jan 2, pre-k will meet in the library, elementary in the Connect center, and middle & high school will meet in the Old Schoolhouse. All are welcome to join us!

Game Night – Yay or Nay

In November, we had a couple of game nights where no one came. I would like to continue our family game nights but I need your input. During the winter months, it can be a challenge to get together in the middle of the week for an evening game night. I, for one, love to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book on these dark and stormy nights. What are your thoughts and suggestions? Should we wait till spring to have a weeknight family game? Should we plan a mid-day family game on a Saturday? Let me know what would work for your families.

Join us for Coloring and Tea (Childcare not provided)

Thanks to several suggestions and a few nudges, on January 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, we are having a quiet afternoon of coloring books, conversations, and tea. In the lower level of the church after the Voters’ meeting, you are welcome to come color and sip tea with us! You are welcome to bring your own coloring books and markers, or you may use some from my extensive collection. This is a wonderful way to relax and get to know your fellow church members better. 

NYG Meeting

There will be an NYG meeting this month. Look for the announcement of when and where, in the near future.

Lutheran Schools Week

Lutheran Schools’ Week is Jan 24th thru 28th, continue to keep our preschool and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

High School Youth Ski Trip

Finally, we will be having our annual High School Youth Ski trip! On Friday, Jan 28th Pastor Don and Jill will lead the caravan up to the Golden Chalet Ski lodge for a 2-night adventure filled with devotions, food, and winter fun! On Saturday, Jan 29th, all ages are welcome to come up and go sledding/skiing with them.  You will be able to use the lodge we have rented as a home base for the day and enjoy a day of snow! If you are interested in sending your High School Youth for the weekend or bringing your family up for the day, let me or Pastor Don know.

Do you have any ideas, suggestions, questions, and/or you want to volunteer? Please reach out to me; I would love to hear from you.

Email is stpaulsaintsvbs@gmail.com or jennifergatke@gmail.com

“So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!”

-Psalms 31:24

Jennifer Gatke

Sunday School Superintendent Children’s Ministry

Upcoming Schedule


January 2022

Coloring and Tea

2:00 – 4:00pm

St. Paul Church Library


January 2022

Lutheran Schools Week 

St. Paul Preschool


January 2022


High School
Youth Ski Trip