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Building on Blessings Update 6-06-21

Dear Fellow Member of St. Paul’s, Grace and peace. Thanks to the Anderson Gift and your faithful giving to the Building on Blessings Capital Campaign, we are projecting the debt from the 2014-15 SPARK Building Program will be paid off in June of 2021. This is more than 10 years in advance of our original […]

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2021-04-29 In Person Worship Update

Grace and peace St. Paul’s, We now have in person worship for Sunday morning for 9 a.m. Traditional Worship and 11 a.m. Modern Worship! No reservations are required. Masks, hand cleaning and physical distancing are part of these in person experiences. We have prepackaged communion elements for everyone. All worshippers can softly sing the hymns […]

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2021-02-28 In Person Worship

Update from Pr. Arthur Bergren   Dear Fellow Members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School, Grace and peace. We are excited to announce that in person worship will begins Sunday, March 7 at our 11 a.m. Modern worship. Here’s what you can expect: You will register the week before the service you are attending. […]

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2020-10-12 Update from Pr. Arthur

Dear Fellow Member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School, Grace and peace. Who knew 7 months ago, we would find ourselves in this position with the pandemic? This pandemic has been some of the most complicated and demanding days of my 25 years of ordained ministry. I am writing to you today to share […]

Prayer for Essential Workers

Prayer for Essential Workers

During this time of pandemic, we recognize that there are members of our community who must continue working in high-risk environments, in order to provide for our communities’ essential needs. We think of medical professionals, public safety officials, grocery store employees and so many others. We want to include your name in “Prayers with Pr. Arthur” […]

Coronavirus Shutdown Update

St. Paul’s Coronavirus Shutdown

Dear St. Paul’s Family, Grace and peace. A new normal now exists in America due to Coronavirus. Due to our consultation with the medical community, the closure of the Waverly-Shell Rock School District and the recommendation of the Center for Disease Control of a prohibition of gatherings larger than 50, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & […]

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Wartburg College, local ELCA churches come together for ‘God’s Work, Our Hands’ on Sept. 8

Three Waverly groups connected to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will come together on Sunday, Sept. 8, to celebrate the ELCA’s “God’s Work, Our Hands” event by serving the community, worshipping together and enjoying fellowship. Across the country, thousands of ELCA members will be engaging in service work to make a positive change […]

Milestones Ministry

The foundation of the faith formation for our children and youth at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School is our Milestones Ministry Program. This program lifts up important faith moments and discipleship practices in our children’s lives. The Milestones Ministry Program nurtures the Christian faith, strengthens relationships, and creates the kind of bond that promotes […]