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 […]

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A Place to Rest

St. Paul’s Cemetery is a picturesque, tranquil resting place for 870 souls, both members and non-members of St. Paul’s Church. The land for the cemetery was purchased in 1876, before our sanctuary was built. One of the first graves is someone who died in 1865 and was moved to the site after the church established […]

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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 […]