breakfast in bethlehem

Please save the date for a morning in Bethlehem celebrating the birth of our Newborn King!! Breakfast in Bethlehem will take place on Saturday, December 1 from 8:00 to 10:30 am and will feature activities, a petting zoo, a performance by HIS Puppeteers and more. Plus, children will have the opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for their loved ones at Gabriel’s Gift Shop where every gift is just $1! To register please click hereYou may pay for your breakfast registration online via the GIVE link.

Please consider volunteering for this impactful event as we are in need of many more hands to make the morning a success. For more information and to volunteer, please contact Katie Dugan.

Prepare for Jesus - Women's Candlelight Celebration

Date: Sunday, December 2

Time: 6:30pm

Location: St. Paul's School Gymnasium

Registration: Reservations are required. Click here to register no later than November 26.

Join the women of St. Paul’s as we begin Advent in a spirit of worship, inspiration and peace and encourage each other to maintain that calm and joy during the hectic days preceding Christmas. Prepare for Jesus, our Advent Candlelight Celebration, is an opportunity for women of all ages and girls ages 8 and older to set aside the busyness of holiday preparation and focus their minds and hearts on Christ. Invite your family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers and other Sisters in Christ for this time of quiet reflection on all that our Lord Jesus has done for us.

We will enjoy an inspirational message “Anticipating His Presence,” special music, fellowship, beautifully-decorated, pre-set tables and light refreshments provided by local restaurants and chefs. There is no cost to attend, but a freewill offering will be taken.

Register here no later than November 26.

senior pastor call committee is working

The composition of the Senior Pastor Call Committee was approved at the Voters' meeting in April.  The Call Committee consists of: Cory Ahlbrand, Rachel Arndt, Randy Bluhm, Jon Burford, Erin Burkis, Matthew Gornet, Heidi Heimlich, Des Kittelson (ex-officio, voting), Joan Koepke, Janet Profilet (ex-officio, non-voting), Laine Rosin, Pastor Glen Thomas (ex-officio, non-voting), Pastor Kevin Thomson (ex-officio, non-voting), Mark Yaeger (chair), David Ziegler (ex-officio, voting)

We thank in advance the members of the Call Committee for agreeing to devote many hours to the task of being guided by God to identify and issue a divine call to the next senior pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School.

Over the coming weeks and months, the Call Committee will be engaging in the following tasks:

All Congregation Survey: COMPLETED

Senior Pastor Position Description: COMPLETED

Nominations: COMPLETED

  • Finalize a Recommendation to the Voters Assembly:
  • Phone/Skype Interviews - Reduce the list of candidates to those with whom the Call Committee will conduct phone or skype interviews;
  • Invite to St. Paul’s the top two or three candidates and their families for a series of meetings;
  • Recommend to the Voters Assembly the candidate(s) it recommends to receive a divine call to serve as the next senior pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School.

The call process will include considerable time, prayer, thought, and discussion. It is realistic to expect that a call will not be issued prior to January, 2019. Please include the work of our Call Committee in your prayers, praying for wisdom and discernment, even as we will include their work in the prayers offered from the altar in the future.