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Remote Learning at St. Paul’s 9-23-20

WAVERLY – Last Spring as Iowa schools shut down due to the pandemic, teachers across Iowa scrambled to bring educational opportunities to their students through the voluntary attendance model. This fall, as directed by the Department of Education, all Iowa schools are to give families an option to enroll their children in Remote Learning Services […]

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Church and School Working Together 9-01-20

WAVERLY – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School works hard to be one community. This partnership of church and school proved its worth this past week as high weather temperatures rose. “The first week of school at St. Paul’s Lutheran School here in Waverly was a hot but successful week,” said Tamela Johnson, principal of […]

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Bob and Jean’s Story

We have been richly blessed by our involvement with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School for the past 30+ years. Our St Paul’s story starts before we were married in 1983 when we had premarital counseling with Pr. Solberg. Those conversations grounded in faith have served us well throughout our marriage.   Our children were […]

Debt Reduction Gift Challenge

Late last summer, a St. Paul’s family reached out to me with a generous financial gift and an idea. The gift was $50,000. Their idea was a $2 for $1 matching grant up to their gift of $50,000. If successful, this would bring $150,000 of new money to reduce the principal on our $2.7 million […]

Principally Speaking

The story goes that Sven, a Swede, moved into a house right across the street from Ole, a stout Norwegian in Northern Minnesota. Ole decided to go over and introduce himself. He nodded at Sven and said, “I’m your neighbor, Ole. I understand you’re a Swede then.” Sven looked squarely at Ole and replied in […]