Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30am
Every year leaders and candidates for office make promises. At the end of the Church Year, we celebrate the leader whose promises always hold true. He is “Christ the King.” Our sermon comes from Ezekiel 34.
We had a great turnout for our fall JAM session - Falling for Jesus! From crafts and sensory to STEM activities and snacks to a Bible story and fellowship it was a fun morning for all! Looking forward to our next event in February!
Greeting St. Paul's Family, One of the sayings I'd hear as a kid is, "Are you working hard, or hardly working." I'm thankful that was only said to my brothers... Our Savior has entrusted the gospel to us and lovingly looks for the same hard work from his servants. _Are we working hard?_ When Jesus returns he will specifically look for _faithfulness._ To those who are faithful to the gospel, what a commendation you will receive! Faithfulness in what he calls _a little_ will bring SO much! To those who prove otherwise, Jesus has something very different in mind... May we treasure our Lord, love his gospel, and faithfully show that in work - and look forward to _sharing his happiness!_ Pastor Mueller
Greetings St. Paul's Family and Friends - The word comforts, and does it ever this weekend! We celebrate _Saints Triumphant!_ Look at the great cloud of witnesses who have run their race and now are in heaven! Consider the sins and struggles people of every time and generation have overcome with the strength of the gospel of Jesus Christ! Take to heart the truth of God's word and imagine them joyfully and exuberantly celebrating in heaven. And now consider by this same gospel you are a saint, an inheritor of all this, God's very own child. _And we shall be like him._ God strengthen us all as we wait in faith - Pastor Mueller
Today we celebrate the Reformation, a movement which directed people back to the Scriptures to realize that they were saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. “Stand Firm on Your Salvation.” The sermon is on Romans 3.
Greetings St. Paul's Family, There's an edge within each of our lessons this weekend. It seems logical to the person who asked Jesus, "Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not," that there _must be_ a tension between the people of God and earthly government. And if there is a tension, we should throw away the government and just obey God...right?? Or if we press it further, someone might even think God was wrong to institute government!! Hardly so. Jesus removes the tension by teaching us to give to both government and God what we respectfully owe each. He removes the tension. In our lesson from Daniel we will apply that lesson and see how Daniel seeks to do just that - honor his Babylonian government and his Lord. God bless you this weekend in the risen Jesus Christ! Pastor Mueller
Join us for some fall fun at our next JAM session on November 4th from 10am-12pm! At this event we will have a Bible story, crafts, themed snacks, and Fall STEM activities-ramps, leaves, stacking, pumpkins, and more!
Greetings St. Paul's Family, The Bible has two main teachings: law and gospel. We need to hear both. The law warns us and exposes sin. The gospel frees us from it by proclaiming Christ's mercy to sinners. In a context of a vineyard, Jesus brings home both teachings. When sinners get lazy with God's grace, reject it, and show that in their lives with actions that harm and hurt, God threatens consequences. That's the law. He will take away what he's given and give it to others. Dear Christians, his grace has been given to you! That's the gospel. May we learn this lesson well! Having the gospel doesn't mean we are free to take it for granted like so many in the past have done. It can also be taken from us! May that never happen! May we treasure Jesus! May we love to hear about the forgiveness of sins! And may we without reservation live in the gospel and bear fruit by it. God bless your worship this weekend- Pastor Mueller
Good morning St. Paul's Family, Grace from God is a most incredible thing! It moves the heart and overwhelms the mind. It truly is a miraculous gift and always undeserved. But we make it a tricky thing. We can turn God's grace into a _gift for me but not for thee!_ Jesus teaches us otherwise. It's God's to give, not man's to manipulate. And when the gift remains a gift from God, _grace remains grace - the way it's supposed to be!_ God bless you this weekend - Pastor Mueller
Greetings St. Paul's family on this beautiful weekend! One of my neighbors has a flashy brand new vehicle. When I see him drive off I wonder what it would be like to have the keys to such a vehicle (especially on a weekend like this!). There'd be power under the hood transferred to the tires with the slightest touch, wind in your hair, and beautiful scenery all around. The lessons for this Sunday reveal the keys God has given to you. For a brother or sister who is spiritually straying, the keys have power under the hood - power to convict and power to save. What an incredible miracle to use them and see God work repentance and renewed faith through them. What a most beautiful scene that is, when God's people are back with the Lord! Pastor Mueller
Greetings St. Paul's Family, Jesus never promised being his disciple would be easy. He said the opposite. The student is not above his teacher. And if the world persecuted Jesus, what Christian today can rightly expect to have an easy life on this earth? Will you take up your cross and follow? Will you devour God's word and hold to it? Will you be a wall like Jeremiah and not let people sway you into wickedness? This world is groaning as in the pains of childbirth. It won't last. But those who stand with Jesus will, forever. Trust him and follow him, no matter the cost. God bless your holiday weekend! Pastor Mueller
Come to our Open House! On September 17 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm St. Paul's is hosting an open house for our friends, neighbors, and community. Come and see the new addition we spent years planning and the past year building. There will be tours of the facilities, Garden Gym, and classrooms. Light snacks and refreshment, a ribbon cutting ceremony (near 3:00 pm), and so much to see! Please contact St. Paul's office for more information: 920.565.3780.
Come JAM with us! This November we will be "Falling for Jesus" and looking at God's Word in 1 Peter 1:23-25, "The grass withers and the flowers fall but the Word of the Lord endures forever". At this event we will have a Bible story, crafts, themed snacks, and Fall STEM activities-ramps, leaves, balloons, pumpkins, and more!
Mindful Moms is a group designed to create connection opportunities for moms at St. Paul’s and the surrounding community. Come join us Wednesday mornings for Bible Study and/or a Music and Movement playdate.
Greetings St. Paul's Family, If you are seeking justice for something, could you expect to find it? If you are looking for a church where 100% of the people practice what the Bible says, where would that be? If you are searching for a house where there is no such thing as an insider or an outsider, just members, where would you look? The world twists these concepts and turns people cynical. God promises them to you. You will find these answers in him - always. Come and worship him! Pastor Mueller
Welcome to the Garden Gym! The Garden Gym is a place for growth - and we want our early childhood children to have a place to go when the weather turns cold as well as to grow through play based learning. Colors, sounds, feel, and sight were all a part of the planning. There are a variety of structures and things to do for our 3K, 4K, K, classes. A track around the outside provides space for trikes and bikes and walkers. There is also an open space for group play, basketball, soccer, and so much more! Please check our Facebook page or our calendar for open times for play.
Greetings St. Paul's Family - The three lessons this weekend tie so well together. They are a feast for the soul - and a timely one. Starting with Matthew, Jesus reveals God's plan regarding the wickedness in the world. He's going to wait to fully deal with it until the harvest (last day)! That means governments can't fix it and Christians need to be on the watch. That leads us to Isaiah. Living in and around sin day after day doesn't mean God isn't God. It means we need to trust him all the more in tough times. Our last lesson from Romans 1 brings to light the wickedness of the weeds. They try to cut God completely out of life. The day will come where God will cut them down. _Patience Christian!_ God bless you this weekend as you plan to praise the Creator not merely for all that you see with your eyes. Praise him for all he has done for your soul by bringing us to Christ and the joy of our forgiveness. Pastor Mueller
Dear Car Show Lovers, We have hosted this wonderful event for 8 years! This year we need to pass for several reasons. We are finishing a major construction project at nearly the same time and are planning for the dedication. There will be a great deal of organizing and cleaning needed the first few weeks of August to prep everything. And we are also planning for an open house on September 16 to invite you to see the ministry we have expanded into. God willing this event returns the following year. God's blessings to you - Pastor Mueller
Greetings St. Paul's Family - Last weekend Israel learned a hard lesson after pursing a golden calf. Imagine their shame and guilt in facing Moses. What would God do with them? How their wandering hearts yearned for peace with God and rest from their sin! Ours do too. This world doesn't offer that gift. God does. Jesus announces Matthew 11, "Come to me all you who are wearied and burdened (from sin) and I will give you rest." The Lord is your answer. He's always been; and he always will be. God bless your restful worship and weekend! Pastor Mueller
Good morning St. Paul's family - This week the lessons would have us evaluate our hearts and where we stand with the Lord. It's easy to think at a moments notice, I'd rush to his side, I'd defend his honor, and I'd do what was right. It's easy to check whether that's true or not. Have a look at the ten commandments. Read a further explanation of them in Luther's catechism. Is your heart grounded in these? Is your life practicing them? Do you love other things more than these, more than God? God knows you have. That's why he presents to you the one who defended his honor and gives you yours. He forgives sinners their sins and leads sinners by grace to cut it from their lives. His name is Jesus. Come and grow in the heart he has for you. You know exactly where he stands. You know exactly where to find him. Come and worship! God's blessings, Pastor Mueller
Happy Father's Day! I mean that both for our earthly fathers and our heavenly one. Today we get to see what a loving Father in heaven we have who shapes us, steers us, and does everything for us for our good. Hard to believe? Just look back at your steps and see how God has been doing it already. There's more to come as he prepares you for heaven. God bless your worship this weekend, Pastor Mueller
Greetings St. Paul's Family, This weekend in worship we celebrate Pentecost. 50 days after Jesus' resurrection he again fulfilled his promise to send the Holy Spirit. And look at the flood of good that has done! People _trust_ the Lord! Christians are blessed to have a diversity of gifts that honor Christ and lastly seek to use these things for good. And the Holy Spirit did it to give glory to Jesus. May we too! God bless your worship this weekend, Pastor Mueller
Greetings St. Paul's Family! This Sunday the season of Easter comes to a close, without closing the door on Easter. After all, the door to live with Christ is open because of Jesus' work. So Peter tells us to stay on that path by staying humble. What does humility have to do with our eternal future? That's what we discover this weekend. We also have graduation in the 10:30am service this Sunday. God's blessings to all of you - Pastor Mueller
Greetings everyone - This Sunday is simple. It's Jesus. He's the way, the truth, and the life. There is no other name under heaven given to people. You of course are free to pursue another salvation. But you won't meet the Father and enjoy his home.
Christ is risen...He is risen indeed! Alleluia! On this day in history Jesus did what no man could do, he defeated death when he rose to life. People love to pay to see someone skilled play music, or wow us on the athletic field, or an actor/actress display talent in a movie. There is no one else who can do what Jesus did. There is no one else who has the power Jesus displayed. There is no other Savior who can forgive, love, and save you. Come and hear that for yourself, and worship Jesus. God bless your worship of our glorious Triune God this Easter. Pastor Mueller
Greetings to you on as we celebrate Holy Week 2023, Our Maundy Thursday service time is 6:30 pm. What is Maundy Thursday? Maundy is a term that either means _handbasket_ for the ones the women used to carry, or it comes from a Latin word meaning _command_. On this night Jesus gave his disciples the new command in his name to love one another as he loved them and served them. Our focus for this service is on the great way Jesus still serves us as he nourishes our faith and soul with the feast of the Lord's Supper. Come and worship! Blessings to you all - Pastor Mueller
Greetings St. Paul's Family - This weekend the Scriptures lead us into the might of Jesus to raise the dead. In the middle of Lent, we need to see the extent of his reach. It helps us to anticipate the mightiest of the miracles - Christ's own resurrection! God bless you as you _Rise Above It!_. Pastor Mueller
Greetings St. Paul's family, The difference between the spiritually blind and the seeing is the miracle of faith. And what a miracle that is! Without faith it is impossible to please God! Without faith all we see and experience are worthless idols! Without faith we remain in darkness. So when God works the miracle of faith and opens our eyes to him, to his mercy, and to spiritual life, what a mighty miracle! This weekend we feed our faith with the word of God and praise the Lord for his mercy and might. Our guest preacher this weekend is Rev. Wayne Mueller. God's blessings, Pastor
When it comes to religion, people have questions. For one, why the Bible? Who is Jesus? Is God loving or powerful, because it seems he can't be both? Why are there so many religions? And we're just getting started! These are fantastic questions and this class is the outlet for them. You will laugh! You might cry as you consider the depth of God's love for you. But you most certainly will grow through this course. It is one of the best ways to see what a church teaches and more importantly, to see what God says as we study the Bible together.
Greetings Everyone, We had great new this week. Emily Panzer has accepted our call (position) for teaching 4k next year! We are thrilled to have her! God's blessings! Pastor
Greetings St. Paul's family - Has the world ever produced a safe that can't be broken into by a thief? God has a _safe_ place called heaven. No one has ever entered who shouldn't be there. So how did they get there? The case we consider this weekend is the case of Abraham. We know he went to heaven...even Jesus says so. So how did it work for him? Then we'll refresh and apply the same truths for us. God bless you as you trust the one Savior we have, Jesus Christ! Pastor Mueller
Greetings St. Paul's Family and Friends! It doesn't take much to lose the gospel of Jesus Christ, the forgiveness of sins, or eternal life. Look at the history of the Christian church! God sets up his church and man thinks he can improve on it! He sets things in the way and soon the way is muddled. That happened both in Jesus' day as well in Martin Luther's. Thank God Jesus turned the tables and single handedly cleared the path. Thank God Jesus sends faithful workers who turn tables. They keep God's house central as a place of grace and a house of prayer. Come and worship God for all he has done...and hold on to the gospel! God bless you this weekend - Pastor Mueller
Greetings to all of you dear St. Paul's family! This world has so much to offer in a wonderful way - after all, God created it! Is there something in it though that we might prefer to hold closer to our hearts? Are there things here that seep into our soul that our grip doesn't want to let go? Everything has a value, some more, some less. What about the value we place on something this world can't offer? What is the value we place on eternal life? How important is it for you to be there with the God who can give it to you? Would you really let something from this world keep you from all that Jesus has to offer? These things are what we consider today especially in our sermon from Luke 18:18-30. God bless all of you this week! Pastor Mueller
The Christian life is one of thanks. Noah shows that when he walks off the ark and offers a tremendous sacrifice to the Lord - showing total devotion to the Lord. The Corinthians were given a tremendous example of the Macedonian congregations who offered themselves first to the Lord and then to God's people when they gave so generously their thank offerings. Lastly we see the Samaritan who returned to give thanks to the Lord for healing from his leprosy. While these were one time events, thankfulness lived in their hearts to God from that day forward - and showed in their lives. May the God of grace shape your heart to be one of thanks - even constant thanks for who he is and his mighty arm to save! Pastor Mueller
Greetings St. Paul's family, What if the Rich man received his request? What if Lazarus was sent back by God from heaven to earth to witness to people. What would he say? Today he speaks the words of Amos 6:1-7 to us. They are a firm warning not to let money rob us of eternal life. But Lazarus didn't come back to earth. So how are people to know? We know the same message through the word of God. God speaks to us so that we see the riches of salvation we have in Jesus Christ. He speaks so that we see what is coming to those who trust him: heaven! God bless us to measure the things of this life appropriately. Pastor Mueller
For 160 years at St. Paul’s, the Lord has called and guided, rebuked and comforted through his life-giving Word. And in each generation, he has given us faithful leaders who point to him. Today, we consider his instruction to “Remember Your Leaders.”
Good afternoon St. Paul's family and friends, God's word works. It exposes sin and sinners. Where sinners side with sin the church of God is called to respond to warn the sinner and even excommunicate. Such a witness is done in love as the final and lasting witness. And it works! Some take it to heart and turn back. When sinners who _had_ben stuck in sin turn away from it and repent, then what is the church to do? Our readings today delve into that response...we fully forgive them and fully restore them - as Christ has done for us. God bless your worship this weekend! Pastor Mueller
Good afternoon St. Paul's family, How do you see yourself? Would you really take one of the better seats at a meeting? Are you happy with your placement at a wedding reception? Would you take the least? How would you respond if a seat was reserved for you and someone shifted your name away to a lower seat? The inner pull to think higher of ourselves doesn't come from God. What comes from God is humility. And that's how God's people in his house strive to live. Anything less is less than the Christian religion! May the Lord lead us to be his humble people who are raised up by the the gospel! Pastor Mueller
Greetings St. Paul's Family, An open door to something means tremendous possibilities, or a bright future. When Paul received an open door to missionary work, it also meant blessing from God. So what else can an open door in Jesus Christ mean? What a bright future ahead! What blessings from God are coming in Jesus Christ. But here's the difficulty. That open door is narrow. Consider carefully how you are getting through! God bless you and your spiritual walk with Christ this weekend, Pastor Mueller
Greetings St. Paul's friends and family, Today Jesus promises there will be division between people on earth. Even more, he promises he will be the cause of it. His teachings will reveal where people stand in their beliefs, and whether they are with him or not. The practice of Christianity is not easy. It involves endurance, patience, and loss. Even more it involves our heavenly Father who disciplines us along the way. This is what our second lesson calls, "The race marked out for us!" Many stop running the race. They walk away, give up, or are enticed by worldly empty promises. But the faithful Christian is encouraged by a great cloud of witnesses and keeps their eyes on Jesus Christ. The finish line we will cross in faith will usher in an eternal crown. May we all cling to the Savior Jesus and run the race! God's blessings, Pastor Mueller
On August 28 at 9:15am we will hold a groundbreaking ceremony. The event includes our architect, builder, and banker. We will begin with prayer, devotion, and song to ask the blessing of our God. Afterwards will be brief speeches by several people. Following this anyone interested. Come and celebrate God's incredible work! Will post pictures after! Pastor Mueller
Greetings St. Paul's Family and Friends, Doing a workout today a spider walked right across the floor where I was working out! It's amazing that as Christians who hear the word of God and strive to exercise it in life, sin has its way of working through us. Our first lesson from Ecclesiastes spares no expense in teaching us what we will pay if the stuff of life sneaks in and competes with God! Would you recognize it if it did? Colossians lifts our eyes to the strength of Jesus Christ in the resurrection. He raised you too! Why would we let anything else be placed on his level? Finally in the gospel Jesus knows some pursue wealth as if that's the goal in life. How foolish they are! Don't let your eyes blind you to their eternal outcome!
Greetings St. Pau's Family and Friends - What happens when God comes to us? What happens when I stand before God? What exactly does his word do for me and within me? How about this question...what does my reason want to do with what God says to me? In the lessons before us this weekend, the word is set before us. Are we ready to listen? Are we going to listen? Search the Scriptures and you will find that God's word has never and will never fail. What God desires by giving us his word is to give us and foster in us a faith that clings to it.
Does love really mean anything goes as many think? Does it mean what’s good for me is what I define it to be? Is love really something subjective, meaning it changes depending on the person? Today Jesus teaches Christian love is a standard God sets and he seeks us to meet in our actions. It asks, “What does my neighbor need,” and is then willing to sacrifice time, money, even our own wants in order to help another human being.
Dear St. Paul's Family and Friends - There aren't any photos in today's lessons of the ideal pastor. There aren't any specifics on what kind of man stands before us with regard to size, height, weight, or physical strength the way there are requirements to ride a roller coaster. But our readings present to us the ideal shepherd who is qualified to represent Jesus. Listen carefully! Where these qualifications line up with Christ's standards, what a blessing that will be for the people of God! How happy they will be in the Lord! How strong they will be in his word.
The Show will run from 9-2. Besides all the awesome cars to take a look at, there will be a mingling magician from 10:00-12:00 (www.idealmagic52.com). Musician Andy Braun (www.andybraun.com) will perform songs from CCR, the Beatles, and other folk-rock favorites from 12:00-2:00. There will also be a bounce house for the kids. We are looking at having various classes for cars and trucks and one for motorcycles.
Greetings St. Paul's Family and Friends, Last Sunday we were encouraged to have an eternal perspective, recognizing our time on earth according to Jesus is only 'a little while.' Life on earth really does go fast. This weekend we apply that eternal perspective with _what to do with our lives on earth._ Jesus prays for the furtherance of the gospel. John is the messenger who brings the gospel to people. In our Acts lesson, Paul struggles with where God is leading him to preach until the Spirit makes it clear and calls him to Macedonia.
Greetings St. Paul's family, This weekend Jesus lifts our perspective from this world to the next. He wants us to see the incredible home of heaven God has prepared. With such a home and Savior there, Jesus fills our hearts that our time until then is just _a little while. _ Let us keep the perspective that our time on earth is short and to keep the Christian faith. May the Lord bless your worship this weekend! God's blessings, pastor
Good morning St. Paul's Family and Friends - This weekend we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday. It's a humbling day to take to heart the incredible leadership Jesus carries out on behalf of his sheep. And to think at the same time there are those that wander for something else or what they perceive to be something better! This weekend we consider his caring work and his power to protect those who are his.
Happy Easter Week everyone! The blessings of the Lord Jesus' resurrection continue to unfold to his people. His power over death and love for people brings peace and confidence. May the Lord bring set the peace of Easter on your soul and renew your joy as you trust him! God's blessings, Pastor Mueller
Greetings to all of you this Holy Week, "Taste and see that the Lord is good!" Throughout the year we taste Jesus' teachings and take them to heart. On Good Friday we see just how good they are. Our good Lord backs up his teaching by paying the ultimate price with his life.
Greetings St. Paul's family - This weekend is the celebration of Palm Sunday. What is Palm Sunday? It 's the approach of Jesus as king indicating his willingness and determination to conquer the enemy of sin, Satan, and death. It's also the grand reception offered him by the people as they declared Hosannah - a term that means, "save now"...
Greetings everyone! One great joy we have in gathering together for worship is simply this: faith spreads. By the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, God strengthens his people in faith and moves our mouths to glorify him in the world. Our sermon text clearly says these things from Romans 10:12-17.
Greetings St. Paul's Family and Friends As we continue through the Epiphany season of the church year (Epiphany means revealing; God revealed Jesus as the world's Savior), today we see how incredible the means of grace are for our salvation. Through them God brings us his strength. We study this through the second lesson from Ephesians 3.
Happy New Year! This weekend we celebrate the festival of Epiphany. While it was no secret to God, this day he makes it known the gospel is for all people! All are welcome to the forgiveness of sins in Jesus and the open door to heaven through faith in Jesus. May the Lord lead us by this gospel to repentance and faith and a life that honors this incredible grace! Pastor Mueller
Greetings everyone! This year has certainly been one for the books. Who would have anticipated any of it? Still God's guiding hand has gone with us through it all. Where will tomorrow go? What unanticipated things will come our way in 2022? No matter what, our faithful Lord will not fail us. For our encouragement and comfort we study the final verses of Hebrews 13.
Greetings everyone, Through the first few weeks of Advent or focus has been on aspects of humility. As the Christ child is about to come into the world, our lesson this weekend has us look at his humble attitude. It is so encouraging to see Jesus understand both his role and his body. Then you see an incredible attitude that wants to put it to work...and for us! The sermon text is Hebrews 10:5-10.
Greetings everyone, and thanks for joining us this weekend! Today we wrap up our series on Christian financial stewardship. The focus is on the legacy of the giver. Think about that...you and I have a chance to shape the future on earth long after we are with the Lord in eternity. How would we go about doing that?
Greetings all - For the next four weeks we go back to the basics of Christian financial stewardship. This Sunday starts where all Christian life flows - from the heart of God who gives us grace. It's his heart, shown in Jesus Christ and revealed in the gospel that changes ours. May we treasure our Lord and show our heart for the Lord in our giving.
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